Theatre-at-Tusculum has scheduled audition dates for its fall production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s fabulous and glittering musical, “The King and I.”
A large cast of leads, supports, singers and dancers will be needed for the production, which will be performed Nov. 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13 and 14. All auditions will take place in the auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building, and no prepared material is required.
Auditions will begin on Monday and Wednesday, Aug. 16 and 18. Auditions for children will be held from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. each day. Sought for the cast are boys and girls from 4 to 11 years of age who are no taller than 4’10’’.
A special “dancers only” audition for “The Small House of Uncle Thomas” a Thai character dance, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 17, from 3:30 – 6:30. This audition is for both male and female dancers ages 10 years through adult.
Auditions for teens and adults will be Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 23 and 24. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with auditions from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Callbacks will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26.
Adapted from “Anna and the King of Siam” by Margaret London, the “King and I” was first performed in New York in 1951 and has stood the test of time. It has been made into a movie twice and has been performed on stages around the world continuously since its debut.
The show’s director, Marilyn duBrisk, has a special place in her heart for the show as she spent an exotic year in Bangkok, Thailand. duBrisk, director of the Arts Outreach program and artist-in-residence at Tusculum College, taught at Chula Longkoren University, which was established in the late 1800s by Prince Chula, a pupil of Anna Leonowens, governess to the King’s children.
In addition to duBrisk, the production staff includes Angie Clendenon, music director; Barbara Holt, costumes; Frank Mengel, technical and sets; Jennifer Hollowell, box office, and a host of talented musicians, volunteers, and of course, family-of-the-cast.
For more information about the auditions, call Tusculum College Arts Outreach at 423-798-1620.