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Pirates of Penzance

Contact: Shannon Vaerewyck
Telephone: 503-366-4406
Email: Shannon@SSCPMusicals.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CAST CALL

ShoeString Community Players in Columbia County, Oregon.

ShoeString Community Players is pleased to announce its summer musical in July 2014 will be Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance.” The story of a lad Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic finds out, however, that he was born on 29 February, and so, technically, he only has a birthday each leap year. His apprenticeship indentures state that he remains apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday, and so he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic’s only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully. Sets and costuming to be done in steampunk theme. A musical to remember!

Who will be Columbia County’s next stars and singing sensations be on stage this year? Have you always wanted to be on stage and everyone tells you that you are an undiscovered talent? Community theatre could be your start! Auditioning is the first step.

Cast Call
Auditions to be held at St. Helens middle School, 354 N. 15th Street in the Cafeteria and choir room on April 15, 16, 17 at 7:00 pm.

This cast call is seeking male and female ages 15 and older. Applicants must have strong singing voices. Audition requirements are as follows. A piece of music of your choice to sing with or with accompaniment, please complete the audition application with all schedule conflicts listed. Must be available four nights a week, starting mid-May through July performances.

This casting call is also for any person interested in working behind the scenes in the production staff in the following areas; publicity, house, set painting, costumes, makeup, props, backstage hands, lighting and sound and orchestra. Please complete the audition form with all schedule conflicts listed.

Orchestra applicants will be forwarded to the orchestra director and rehearsal schedules will be scheduled separately.

Applications will be posted on the INFO section of the website at www.sscpmusicals.com and available at the audition.

Please forward and post this to friends and family that you think would be interested:

ShoeString Community Players Cast Call
Pirates of Penzance Auditions
Seeking male and female singers ages 15 to 99.
April 15, 16, & 17 at 7pm
St. Helens Middle School – Cafeteria
354 N. 15th Street, St. Helens
For more information E-mail Shannon@SSCPMusicals.com or call 503-366-4406

About Shoestring Community Players
Shoestring Community Players (SSCP) has been producing plays and other performances in Columbia County for 30 years. Formed from a dedicated group of “Reader’s Theater” performers, SSCP was officially founded in 1982. SSCP has consistently produced productions and performances since that time, tapping into the rich and “undiscovered” talent Columbia County and its surrounding areas have to offer. SSCP performs Revues, Musicals, Dramas, Comedies, Children’s Theater, and any other type of production that captures the attention of the community. SSCP is recognized in the Cultural Inventory of St. Helens in the Columbia County Cultural Coalition Summary.

If you would like more information, please contact Shannon Vaerewyck at E-mail Shannon@SSCPMusicals.com or call 503-366-4406. Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/shoestringcomm

Thank you for your help.

ShoeString Community Players

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