DMTC’s Young Performers Theater Announces Auditions on January 14-15
for All-Time Family Classic ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’
Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theater announces auditions for its upcoming production of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” Jan Isaacson will direct and choreograph, with Jerri Myers musical direction.
Auditions for “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” will be held on Monday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 15 at 4:30 p.m., with select call-backs on Wednesday, January 16, at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, Davis, CA.
The classic Mark Twain story jumps off the page and comes to life in this musical adaptation of America’s favorite book. “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” is the irresistible story of a young boy growing up in the heartland of America. Set in 1840 Missouri, it is the tale of young Tom Sawyer and the never ending mischief of which he so often finds himself a part of – whether it’s matching wits with Aunt Polly, tricking his friends into white-washing a fence for him, or narrowly escaping the clutches of a murderous villain. Along with best friend Huckleberry Finn and love interest Becky Thatcher, the greatest Tom Sawyer exploits are plucked from the book and plopped on the stage. Aside from having one of the most recognizable titles from literary history, this musical piece is a superb family-friendly show.
Auditions require singing, acting and dancing at the director’s discretion, and auditioners must bring sheet music of a song they are prepared to sing (do not use a song from the show). A piano accompanist will be provided; no recorded music or a cappella singing. The production offers many roles for experienced and new-to-the-stage boys and girls, ages 7-17, plus 18 year-olds who are still in high school. Newcomers are warmly encouraged.
The general rehearsal schedule is 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning on Monday, January 21. Not all actors will be called for every rehearsal. Performances are every Saturday at 2 p.m., March 9-30, plus Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m., Sunday, March 31 at 2 p.m., and two “school shows” on Thursday, March 14.