Blossom Trail Players Announces Second Season and Open Auditions

FEBRUARY 15, 2016—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLOSSOM TRAIL PLAYERS ANNOUNCES SECOND SEASON AND OPEN AUDITIONS

Sanger, CA—Blossom Trail Players are proud to announce their selection for their 2016 June production, Meredith Willson's The Music Man. Set in a small Iowa town in 1912, this Tony Award-winning musical was made into an Academy Award-winning movie and has been popular with audiences for over 50 years.

With performances at the end of June, auditions for Meredith Willson's The Music Man are from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12th and 13th with callbacks from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on the 14th. All are at the Sanger High School Multi-Purpose Room. We encourage actors of all ages over 8 and any aspiring crew members to attend. The cast for this show is very large, so there are roles for a variety of performers from a young boy who has difficulty with S’s to a barbershop quartet to the mayor and his, in today’s terms, high maintenance wife. An accompanist is provided so please bring your own sheet music. No CDs, smartphones, or other electronic devices will be allowed for auditions. Set crew, lighting crew, sound crew and child wranglers are also needed. Plan to attend and be part of the Sanger Theatre experience.

For more information please check the BTP website or contact Director Dan Husak at 559-260-0263 or Danahusak@hotmail.com or the Blossom Trail Players information line at info@blossomtrailplayers.com.

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PROGRAM CREDITS: Book, Music and Lyrics by MEREDITH WILLSON / Based on a story by MEREDITH WILLSON and FRANKLIN LACEY / Directed by DAN HUSAK / Original Choreography by TERESA HOOPES / Music Direction by ANDREW ESQUER / Set Design by DAN HUSAK

SCHEDULE: Initial Auditions take place Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13, at the Sanger High School Multi-Purpose Room, 1045 Bethel Avenue, Sanger, CA 93657. Registration begins at 5:30 pm; auditions begin at 6:00 pm. Advance registration is not required but is greatly preferred. Callbacks take place Thursday, April 14 at Sanger High School, Room 903, at 6:00 pm. Rehearsals begin Monday, April 25, generally during the evenings at the Sanger High School MPR; specific times and locations TBD. Performances on June 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at the Sanger High School MPR; times TBD.

REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY: Participants must be age 8 and older; participants between ages 8 and 13 must have parents present; participants between ages 14 and 17 must have parents present and/or have in hand parental consent form filled out. All participants must be available for all scheduled rehearsals, meetings, and performances.

WHAT YOU NEED: Prepare 32 bars from one song in the spirit of the music of the show. Songs from The Music Man are not recommended. An accompanist will be provided; bring clearly marked sheet music in the same key in which you will be singing. At your own preference, you may provide your own accompanist, but CDs, iPods, etc. with pre-recorded accompaniment will not be accepted. Sheet music for suggested audition songs will be made available for participants whom cannot secure their own sheet music. Bringing your own water to drink is recommended. Due to association with Sanger Unified School District, please bring valid ID. 

CAST BREAKDOWN: Please visit http://www.mtishows.com/full-cast-info/517 for casting information.

DETAILS: Non-AEA. Volunteer participation only; no compensation or stipends.

TO REGISTER FOR AUDITION: Advance registration is not required but is greatly preferred. Online registration and printable registration form available at blossomtrailplayers.com/audition. No phone calls, please. For more information, send email to info@blossomtrailplayers.com, and include the word "AUDITION" in your subject line.

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ABOUT THE BLOSSOM TRAIL PLAYERS: BLOSSOM TRAIL PLAYERS is a brand new community theatre group in Sanger, California. Founded by theatre enthusiasts, professionals and educators through the support of Sanger Unified School District, the BTP’s mission is to put on high-quality theatrical productions for the entertainment of the community, to offer an outlet for performers and creatives to apply their talents in a group setting, and to provide training and educational opportunities to those interested in learning more about the theatrical arts.

In 2015, the BTP made their stage debut with a critically-acclaimed production of Fiddler on the Roof that critics raved is "the start of something wonderful in Sanger!" (Karan Johnson, longtime performer and director) The production was directed by Sanger High School’s theatre arts teacher, Erica Mardirosian, with music direction by Sanger native and music educator Andrew Esquer and choreography by Jefferson Elementary School’s resident theatre choreographer, Jackie Moreno. The production featured over 40 actors, many of whom made their stage debuts in the show, and starred Sanger math and choir educator Daniel Warnecke as Tevye. A live orchestra of over a dozen musicians was on hand to provide the music.

For more information, visit blossomtrailplayers.com or facebook.com/blossomtrailplayers.