|Community invited to audition for "South Pacific"|
The Greater Grand Forks Community is invited to audition for "South Pacific." The Departments of Theatre Arts and Music will hold open auditions for their joint production of Rogers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" at UND. Department chairs Royce Blackburn and Kathleen McLennan invite everyone in the Greater Grand Forks community to audition for this award-winning musical. McLennan said this is an exciting opportunity to create an event that celebrates UND's 125th anniversary and the strong campus-community relationship between UND and Greater Grand Forks. Audition dates are Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 4, 5 and 6. Performance dates are Nov. 4-8.
Set in an island paradise during World War II, the musical tells parallel love stories threatened by prejudice and war. Featured songs include "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-A My Hair," "Bali Ha'I" and, "There is Nothin' Like a Dame." Against the backdrop of war the sailors and nurses engage in a talent show that features Nellie and Luther Billis performing the delightful romp, "Honey Bun."
The original production of "South Pacific" won the Pulitzer Prize and nine Tony Awards. The current Broadway production is the first ever revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" to appear on Broadway. Continuing its award-winning tradition, the musical collected seven Tony Awards at ceremonies Sunday, June 15, for best revival of a musical, best actor for the lead, Paulo Szot, best director, Bartlett Sher and best scenic, sound, costume and lighting designs.
Roles include two female and two male principals, featured roles for men and women and a large chorus of sailors and nurses. The show also provides opportunities for children.
For more information, contact Kathleen McLennan at 777-2871 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .