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Auditions for "Quilters"

Auditions for the upcoming production of the heartwarming musical “Quilters” by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek are Dec. 5 and 6, 7:00 p.m. both evenings.

Auditions are by appointment and will be held at the C. K. Rickel Theatre in the Royce Hall for Fine and Performing Arts at Lake Erie College.  Royce Hall is located on the east side of the LEC campus off of Gillett St.  

A mother and her six daughters tell this moving story of pioneer life, taken from the handwritten diaries of women who helped settle the west.

Originally developed and produced by the Denver Center Theatre Company, this joyous and moving celebration of American womanhood became a record-setting regional theater success before its presentations on Broadway and at the Edinburgh Festival.

Quilters blends a series of interrelated scenes into a rich mosaic which captures the sweep and beauty, the terror and joy, the harsh challenge and abiding rewards of frontier life. Illuminating stories contained in various patches or “blocks” with music, dance and drama, the action depicts the lot of women on the frontier: girlhood, marriage, childbirth, spinsterhood, twisters, fire, illness and death. But, with this, there is also love, warmth, rich and lively humor and the moving spectacle of simple human dignity and steadfastness in the face of adversity. The musical has been called “a theatrical masterstroke which will linger in the mind and memory long after the houselights have dimmed.”

There are seven roles available for women ages 15 through 65.  The women in the show play multiple roles, ages, and genders.  Actors must be able to sing in parts and be good with harmonies.  Strong character actors desired.  All ethnicities welcome.

Actors auditioning should be prepared to sing 32 measures of a musical theatre ballad or folk song.  Please bring sheet music for accompaniment; no pre-recorded accompaniment.  Actors will also be asked to read a selection from the script.  

To make an audition appointment, call RRCAA at 440-428-5913.

“Quilters” is directed by Brint Learned, with musical direction by Alex Ulle and choreography by Rachel Irwin.

Production dates are Feb. 9 through Mar. 4, 2018, at the C. K. Rickel Theatre on the campus of Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., Painesville, OH.  For more information call RRCAA at 440-428-5913.

“Quilters” is made possible in part by funding through the Lake County Visitors Bureau Arts and Culture Fund and the Ohio Arts Council.

 

 

 

 

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