Blossom Trail Players Announces Open Auditions for First Show of Inaugural Season, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF


March 11, 2015—Sanger, CA—Blossom Trail Players is thrilled to announce open auditions for the first show of its inaugural season, "Fiddler On The Roof." “Fiddler” is set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905, and is based on "Tevye and his Daughters" (or "Tevye the Dairyman") and other tales by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions, as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love—each one's choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith—and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances, earned rousing critical and commercial acclaim, and has since seen numerous revivals, tours, and productions internationally.

PROGRAM CREDITS: Based on Sholem Aleichem's stories by special permission of Arnold Perl / Book by JOSEPH STEIN / Music by JERRY BOCK / Lyrics by SHELDON HARNICK / Produced on the New York Stage by Harold Prince / Original New York Stage Production Directed and Choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS / Directed by ERICA MARDIROSIAN / Music Direction by ANDREW ESQUER / Original Choreography Reproduced by JACKIE MORENO / Set Design by DAN HUSAK

SCHEDULE: Initial Auditions take place Saturday, April 11, at the Washington Academic Middle School Auditorium, 1705 10th Street, Sanger, CA 93657. Registration begins at 9:00 am; auditions begin at 10:00 am. Advance registration is not required but is greatly preferred. Callbacks take place Tuesday, April 14 at Sanger High School, Room 903, at 6:00 pm. Rehearsals begin Monday, April 20, generally during the evenings at the Sanger High School MPR; specific times and locations TBD. Performances on June 19, 20, 26, 27 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 one song in the spirit of the music of the show; total time not to exceed 2 minutes. Songs from "Fiddler" are not recommended. An accompanist will be provided; bring clearly marked sheet music in the same key in which you will be singing. If absolutely necessary, CDs or iPods with accompaniment (background tracks only; no lead vocals allowed) are acceptable. Dress in comfortable attire for movement/dance audition, including proper footwear—jazz shoes or character shoes are preferred but not required. Bringing your own water to drink is recommended. Due to association with Sanger Unified School District, please bring valid ID. 

CAST BREAKDOWN: Please visit https://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000036 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.


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.