Blossom Trail Players Announces Open Auditions for Fourth Season Productions GUYS AND DOLLS and JUNIOR COMPANY YEAR ONE

MARCH 16, 2018—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLOSSOM TRAIL PLAYERS ANNOUNCES OPEN AUDITIONS FOR FOURTH SEASON PRODUCTIONS GUYS AND DOLLS AND JUNIOR COMPANY YEAR ONE

 

Sanger, CA—Blossom Trail Players are excited to announce open auditions for their 2018 June productions, Guys and Dolls and the inaugural production of BTP's Junior Company. 

GUYS AND DOLLS:

Consummate con-man Nathan Detroit needs money to keep his illicit craps game. Enter Sky Masterson, a high-rolling gambler who can't resist a good bet. Nathan bets Sky the needed amount of dough that he can't successfully woo any girl of Nathan's choosing. When Nathan picks the straight-and-narrow Sarah Brown, a religious evangelist, the bet sets the trio and Nathan's long-term fiancée Adelaide on a hilarious path in which the right bet may simply be giving into one's own heart. The show thought of by many as Broadway's most perfect musical comedy—evidenced by its frequent professional revivals and the bevy of awards to its name—sports some of musical theatre's most recognizable tunes and characters.

With performances at the end of June, auditions for Guys and Dolls are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21st, and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24th. Callbacks will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25th. All auditions take place at the Sanger High School Multi-Purpose Room. We encourage actors of all ages over 8 to attend. All roles are available. An accompanist will be provided so please bring your own sheet music. No pre-recorded accompaniments including those on CDs, smartphones, or other electronic devices will be allowed for auditions.

AUDITION DETAILS:

PROGRAM CREDITS: Music and Lyrics by FRANK LOESSER /  Book by JO SWERLING and ABE BURROWS / Based on a story and characters of DAMON RUNYON / Directed by ELIZABETH FIESTER / Choreography by TERESA HOOPES / Orchestra Direction by ANDREW ESQUER

SCHEDULE: Initial Auditions take place Saturday, April 21 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.) and Tuesday, April 24 (6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.), at the Sanger High School Multi-Purpose Room, 1045 Bethel Avenue, Sanger, CA 93657. Registration begins one half-hour before auditions. Advance registration is not required but is greatly preferred. Callbacks take place Wednesday, April 25 at Sanger High School, Room 903, at 6:00 pm. Rehearsals begin Monday, May 7, and generally take place during the evenings at the Sanger High School MPR; specific times and locations TBD. Performances on June 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, and 30 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 Guys and Dolls 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. For more information on voice auditions, please read our blog post "How To Succeed In Auditions Without Really Trying." Bring or wear appropriate attire for dance/movement auditions, including suitable footwear—jazz or character shoes are preferred, but sneakers will suffice. Bringing your own water to drink is recommended. Due to association with Sanger Unified School District, please bring a valid form of ID. 

CAST BREAKDOWN: Please visit http://castingmanager.com/audition/info/hQkkd2LMl6RKJZa 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.

For more information please check the BTP website or contact us on Facebook or via the Blossom Trail Players information line at info@blossomtrailplayers.com.

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JUNIOR COMPANY YEAR ONE:

Blossom Trail Players is proud to announce its inaugural junior company production! Featuring a custom-written medley of songs celebrating the heart of the musical theatre world, New York City, this production is sure to be a crowd pleasing opening act leading up to our summer musical, Guys and Dolls.

With performances at the end of June—taking place in tandem with Guys and Dolls—auditions for Junior Company Year One are from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22nd. Callbacks date and time will be determined based on necessity. All auditions take place at the Sanger High School Multi-Purpose Room. We encourage actors between ages 8–14 to attend. There are no specific roles—each member of the cast will perform in the ensemble and may be featured during the performance based on their individual skill sets. An accompanist will be provided so please bring your own sheet music. No pre-recorded accompaniments including those on CDs, smartphones, or other electronic devices will be allowed for auditions.

AUDITION DETAILS:

PROGRAM CREDITS: Program Designed and Written by JACKIE MORENO and ANDREW ESQUER / Direction and Choreography by JACKIE MORENO / Orchestra Direction by ANDREW ESQUER

SCHEDULE: Initial Auditions take place Sunday, April 21, at the Sanger High School Multi-Purpose Room, 1045 Bethel Avenue, Sanger, CA 93657. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.; auditions begin at 1:00 p.m. Advance registration is not required but is greatly preferred. Callbacks date and time TBD based on necessity. Rehearsals to take place on Saturdays leading up to performance dates, and generally take place at Sanger High School MPR/Room 903; specific times and locations TBD. Performances on June 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, and 30 at the Sanger High School MPR; times TBD.

REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY: Participants must be no younger than age 8 and no older than age 14; all participants must have parents present for auditions. 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 Guys and Dolls 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. For more information on voice auditions, please read our blog post "How To Succeed In Auditions Without Really Trying." Bring or wear appropriate attire for dance/movement auditions, including suitable footwear—jazz or character shoes are preferred, but sneakers will suffice. Bringing your own water to drink is recommended. Due to association with Sanger Unified School District, please bring a valid form of ID. 

CAST BREAKDOWN: Entirely ensemble cast.

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.

For more information please check the BTP website or contact us on Facebook or via the Blossom Trail Players information line at info@blossomtrailplayers.com.

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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.