The Vintage Theatre Company’s Academy is launching a new program culminating in a public performance this fall.
VTC Founding Producer and Artistic Director Jason A. Young is proud to announce auditions for The VTC Academy’s Fall 2015 Youth Troupe production of the musical version of the classic tale Charlotte’s Web.
“The VTC Youth Troupe is an educational performance ensemble within the VTC Academy,” said Young. “Our goal is to create a versatile student ensemble of strong actors, singers, and dancers. And provide them with the best possible training as they work through the process of mounting a production.”
This exciting, new musical version of Charlotte’s Web brings a new dimension to E.B. White’s beloved classic. With music and lyrics by Charles Strouse (Annie, ‘Bye, ‘Bye Birdie) and book by Joseph Robinette (national award-winning children’s playwright) it features an exciting score which includes “Eating,” Wilbur the pig’s humorous yet poignant song about growing up; “Who Says We Can’t Be Friends,” an enchanting duet between Wilbur and his new-found companion Charlotte; “Welcome to the Zuckerman Barn,” featuring all the story’s unforgettable animals in a hand-clapping, toe-tapping hoe-down; and “Summer,” a haunting, nostalgic chorus number which evokes a time and place from everyone’s childhood.
“As we were discussing and planning the launch of our new youth troupe we wanted to make sure we picked a fun show by a reputable playwright and composer,” said Young. “Charlotte’s Web allows for a lot of creativity within the production as well several featured roles for students.”
Roles are available in this production for area students in 3rd through 12th grade. All student cast must be available for the full rehearsal and performance period.
The auditions will take place on Monday, September 21, 2015 from 3:30p to 6:00p at The VTC Academy – 305 Washington Ave. Clarksburg, WV 26301. At auditions, students will be asked to present 16 to 32 measures of a musical theatre selection as well as learn and perform a dance combination.
Students must email VintageTheatreCo@gmail.com to secure an audition spot.
“We want to make sure that we have enough time to see every student that wants to audition for this production,” said Young. “So we need to make sure that everyone emails and makes an audition appointment.”
If cast, the tuition for participation in the production is $150. Payment plans and sibling discounts are available.
Young will direct Charlotte’s Web with music direction by Joshua Stubbs and production management and choreography by Sarah Young. Trina Byard will be the show’s production designer with David Byard will serve as the technical director.
Charlotte’s Web will run November 20-22 at The VTC Cabaret.
Editor’s Note: The information above is directly from a press release provided by The Vintage Theatre Company, LLC.