Auditions slated for Cameron University Department of Theatre Arts production of “Grease”

The Cameron University Department of Theatre Arts will hold auditions for the high-energy musical, “Grease,” its latest production during “A Year of Masterpieces!”, on Sunday and Monday, February 5 and 6,  at 7 p.m. Auditions will take place in the University Theatre.  Those wishing to audition should prepare a memorized musical number from a Broadway show and bring sheet music or accompanying CD. Numerous roles will be cast, and there are non-singing roles available. The production will be directed by Scott Richard Klein, Chair, Department of Theatre Arts, and will run from April 19-22.

“Roles are available for a wide range of ages, both male and female,” says Klein. “I’d love to involve as many community members as possible in this dynamic musical.”

One of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll musicals of all time, “Grease” follows the lives of a host of quirky characters as they navigate drive-ins, dances and summer love. The original 1972 Broadway production launched the iconic 1978 film that put songs like “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’” and “We Go Together” at the forefront of pop culture. The April production by the Cameron University Department of Theatre Arts will take audiences on a trip back to 1959 with the antics of Sandy, Danny, Rizzo, Kenickie and their friends at Rydell High.

Cameron University’s production of “Grease” is made possible in part by the Richard T. Brittingham, M.D. Musical Theatre Endowed Lectureship.

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January 23, 2012

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