January 13, 2010

6 p.m. at WNC Carson City

Audition for "The Sound of Music" on Stage

The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company will host auditions for the Rodgers and Hammerstein masterwork, The Sound of Music, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, in Sarah Winnemucca Hall at Western Nevada College Carson City campus.

The beloved musical will play two weekends at the Carson City Community Center May 7-16. Rehearsals begin in February. The show tells of a young novice, sent to serve as a governess for the seven children of a widowed Austrian naval captain, who transforms their lives by bringing music into their home.

Winner of multiple Tony, Golden Globe and Academy awards, the show has become one of the most popular musicals ever written.

Roles to be cast include 17 principal and secondary roles, including seven children, as well as an ensemble.
Auditioners should come prepared to sing a song under one minute long. They should bring a taped accompaniment or provide the accompanist with a musical score - a capella auditions are not advised. Solo auditions are recommended. Callbacks for some performers will follow on Thursday evening at 6 p.m.

The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company is a critically acclaimed regional theater company operated through the Performing Arts Program at WNC, drawing tour buses from all around Nevada and California. Previous productions have drawn as many as 6,000 people. Shows play in a 750-seat theater and are accompanied by a live orchestra. Stephanie Arrigotti produces and directs. Gina Kaskie-Davis is the choreographer.

Everyone accepted in either cast must register to participate in the productions. All credit students will receive a scholarship to defray half their tuition. Children need to register non-credit. This course applies to the Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Musical Theatre.

For more information, check the website at www.wnmtc.com or call 775-445-4249.

Press Release: January 4, 2010

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