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8/14 & 8/21 Winter Shows at Backstage

The Backstage Theatre in Breckenridge is holding auditions for its upcoming winter shows of Cannibal The Musical, A Christmas Story, and The Wedding Eve.

Auditions will be conducted at the Breckenridge Theatre, 121 S. Ridge Street in Breckenridge on Sunday, August 14 and Sunday, August 21 from 11 AM to 4 PM. All shows will be directed by Backstage artistic director Christopher Willard (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Full Monty).

Cannibal the Musical is the stage version of The Book of Mormon and South Park co-creator Trey Parker’s hysterical film about Alferd Packer, the only man in Colorado history tried for cannibalism. This play contains strong language and adult content. Rehearsals begin in early September. Performances are October 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 & 30. Seeking male and female performers age 16 to 60. Singers and dancers especially encouraged to audition. Please note this is a revival of our successful past production, and some roles have been precast. Please prepare a one minute comic monologue and be prepared to sing from the score. Lodging will be provided for those living outside the Breckenridge area. All roles are paid.

A Christmas Story is the stage version of Bob Clark’s beloved film about 9 year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the perfect Christmas present – a red Ryder 100-Shot Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle. Rehearsals begin in late September. Performances are November 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, & 29. Seeking men, women, and kids age 6 to 60+. Casting for 2 men, 2 women, 5 boys, 2 girls. Please prepare a memorized one minute comic monologue. You may be asked to read from the script. All roles are paid.

The Wedding Eve is a world premiere screwball comedy about an out-of-control wedding in 1930’s Hollywood. This production will feature Missy Moore and Bob Moore.

Rehearsals begin in early November. Performances are January13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11. Casting for 8 men and women. Please prepare a one minute comic monologue. Lodging will be provided for those living outside the Breckenridge area. All roles are paid.

All auditions are by appointment only. Please call 970.453.0199 to book a slot.

Please specify which show you would like to audition for. If you require further information,consult our website at http://www.backstagetheatre.org. The Backstage Theatre is celebrating its 38th season in 2011-2012. It is the oldest operating year-round theatre on the Western Slope, recently named 2010’s Outstanding Regional Theatre by the Colorado Theatre Guild. The artistic director is Christopher Willard.

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