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10/24 County Is at PACE

Auditions for COUNTRY IS Musical Concert

The Parker Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center is holding auditions for a new musical concert titled COUNTRY IS, The Music of Mainstreet. The show is conceived and directed by Rick Seeber, with musical arrangements by Michael Gribbin and choreography by Melissa McCarl.

COUNTRY IS, The Music of Mainstreet is an American premiere musical concert celebrating uniquely American music resonating with simple, honest stories of yearning, love, joy, hard-working, hard-living, hard-playing people with a multi-talented Colorado cast of four and a sizzlin’ five-piece band.

Auditions are Oct. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. by appointment only at the Parker Mainstreet Center, 19650 E. Mainstreet in downtown Parker. Call 303.805.3364 to schedule an audition time.

Experienced singers and actors ages 18 to 45 with strong performing abilities and exceptional pop/stage singing voices are encouraged to attend. Auditioners should prepare two, 16–32 bar vocal selections (one up-tempo, one ballad) that show your voice at its best. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. Recorded music or acapella audition will eliminate casting consideration. Those auditioning will sing first and then may be asked to learn a movement combination and to sing further from the score. A current hard copy headshot and resume are required. All roles are well-paid non-union positions though AEA guest artist contracts may be available for the production.

Character Breakdown:

MALE 1 Singer/Actor. Tenor to play from age 18 to 30. The enthusiastic neophyte country performer with top soaring range. Top note (full voice): C, with falsetto above. Bottom note: A. Must move well.

MALE 2 Singer/Actor. Baritone to play from mid 30’s to late 40’s. The seasoned country performer. High pop Baritone. Top note (full voice): G. Bottom note: G. Must move well.

FEMALE 1 Singer/Actor. Soprano to play from age 18 to 30. The blossoming thrush. Pop Second Soprano: Belt to C; Strong mix to F#; Legit to G. Bottom note: E Flat. Must move well.

FEMALE 2 Singer/Actor. Alto to play from mid 30’s to late 40’s. The sardonic, seen-it-all but loves-it-all performer. Needs great country pop sound. Belt to C, Mix to E. Bottom Note: E Flat. Must move well.

If selected, performers must be available for daytime rehearsals. Rehearsals begin on Jan. 4, 2012.

The show opens at the PACE Center on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 and runs for 12 performances: Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. (Opening), Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 29 at 7:00 p.m., Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 4 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 11 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Feb. 12 at 7:00 p.m.

COUNTRY IS, The Music of Mainstreet is produced by Rick Seeber for Segue, Inc. in association with the PACE Center.

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