ARTS AMERICA SUMMER STOCK PRODUCTION
Arts America provides an opportunity for young people to discover the arts and cultural influences of America! The arts provide a unique perspective of history. Because artists respond to and impact the societies in which they live and create, the arts provide a window into other times and places. Learning about history through their arts provides a multicultural perspective, thus diminishing stereotypes and engendering respect of human dignity and worth of all people.
2017 SUMMER STOCK PRODUCTION: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S OKLAHOMA!
GRADES 9-COLLEGE (AGE 22)
GRADES 6-8 WITH THEATRE EXPERIENCE ONLY
AUDITIONS AND TECH INTERVIEWS (by Appointment) June 1st and 2nd from 1:00 – 5:00 pm
REHEARSALS AND SHOWS: June 5th – July 1st with rehearsals Monday-Friday, June 5th – 28th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm and shows on June 29th (7:00 pm), June 30th (7:00 pm) and July 1st (2:00 pm and 7:00 pm)
Leads and other interested actors may be asked to perform at Let Freedom Sing on the 4th of July
Scholarships Available (for families meeting criteria for Title I Free/Reduced Lunch Program) – CLICK HERE TO APPLY!
Considered a turning point in musical theatre history, Oklahoma! opened in 1943, ushering in the “golden age” of Broadway. Rodgers and Hammerstein musical catapulted the songwriting duo to success, running for 2,212 performances and garnering a special 1944 Pulitzer Prize. The iconic musical centers on cowboy Curly McLain and his budding romance with town beauty, Laurey Williams, in the 1906 Oklahoma territory. However, trouble brews when preparations for the night’s box social dance spark jealousy and confusion among the townsfolk.
Actors: Please prepare a 60 second vocal selection from a musical theatre production
Theatre Technicians: Students will learn technical theatre skills throughout all phases of the production. Students interested in Stage Management, Run Crew, Musical Direction, Choreography, Costuming, Lighting and Sound are asked to interview for a role on the technical crew.
Interested in both Acting and Tech? Positions are available for students that want to be in the cast while learning about theatre tech. Please sign-up for both an audition and interview.
In order to “set the stage” all actors and tech students will learn about the society and culture that shaped turn of the century America. In addition, students learn about the filming of the movie Oklahoma in Southern Arizona.
INTERESTED IN A SUMMER PROGRAM FOR YOUNGER KIDS? CHECK OUT: MUSIC MAN KIDS!
ALL REHEARSALS AND SHOWS WILL BE AT THE U of A COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS BUILDINGS