August 10, 2010

Dancers, Singers Invited Tuesday, Aug. 10

Auditions Set for "White Christmas" Production

The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company invites auditions for the new stage adaptation of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, in Sarah Winnemucca Hall at Western Nevada College Carson City.

The classic musical will play weekends at the Carson City Community Center November 6-21. The show is about a successful song and dance team that collaborates with a sister act to save the inn of their former commanding general. It is based on the 1954 movie starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen.

The cast will include 11 principal and secondary roles, a dance troupe and a chorus. White Christmas is a significant dance show with choreography that requires experienced tap, jazz and musical theatre dancers. Dance troupe auditioners should bring both tap and jazz shoes to the audition at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 10.

All auditioners should come prepared to sing a song that is less than 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.

The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company is a critically acclaimed regional theatre company operated through the Performing Arts Program at WNC, drawing 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 direct; 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 fee. 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-

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