Curtains Up Theatre Company announces auditions for “Quilters”
Auditions will be held August 12 from 1-5 and August 13th from 5:30-8:30.
We will be casting 7 women, playing ages 17-70.
The company plays many different characters through the show & all roles require experienced performers. The production will be directed by Eric Franklin and will be staged in the round.
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a hymn or folk song or a musical theatre piece in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. No acapella auditions or recorded accompaniment. No
monologue is required, but the director may ask for a cold reading. Please bring headshot, resume and a list of conflicts. Actors receive gratuities.
To Schedule an Audition:
Visit http://curtainproductions.org/audition.html. You will receive an e-mail confirmation. No phone calls, please.
Auditions, rehearsals and performances will be held at
The Curtain Playhouse Theatre Cooperative
3401 W 29th Avenue in Denver’s Highlands (29th & Julian).
Rehearsals begin September 18th and will be held on Tuesday & Thursday evenings Sept 18- Nov 1.
Dress rehearsals are Nov 5-8, performances Nov 9-25 Fridays & Saturdays with some Sundays and one
Industry night Thurs, Nov 15.
Ostensibly the story of a pioneer woman and her six daughters, “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. In the end, when the various patches are assembled into one glorious, brilliantly colorful quilt, the effect is both breathtaking and magical—and a theatrical masterstroke which will linger in the mind and memory long after the house lights have been dimmed.