Auditions for Once Upon a Mattress announced; performances set for July 25-27, 2013
Blue Water Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for our upcoming production of the beloved classic musical Once Upon a Mattress. A somewhat snarky retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's The Princess and the Pea, Once Upon a Mattress is an excellent ensemble show with dozens of entertaining roles and gigantic fun for actors and audience members alike.
Once Upon a Mattress originally opened on Broadway in 1959, and starred Carol Burnett as Princess Winnifred. This role was Burnett's big break in show business, and (as you all know) she quickly became one of the legendary performers of the last century. The production was revived on Broadway in 1996, with Sarah Jessica Parker as the star. There have also been a number of made-for-television adaptations over the years.
Auditions for Once Upon a Mattress are open to all students currently in grades six through twelve (2012-2013 school year). Auditions are scheduled to take place at the following times:
Sunday, May 19 from 6:00-8:30
Wednesday, May 22 from 6:00-8:30
Friday, May 24 from 5:00-7:30
Actors interested in auditioning need only to show up at one of the sessions. Advance registration is not required, but please be prepared to stay for the entire audition time. Actors do not need to prepare anything in advance; everything you need will be provided at the time of the audition.
Rehearsals for Once Upon a Mattress will begin on Monday, July 1. They will run 9:00-4:00 daily (Monday through Friday) through Thursday, July 25.
There will be three performances of Once Upon a Mattress: Thursday, July 25; Friday, July 26; and Saturday, July 27 -- all at 7:00 P.M.
For more complete information about the production, please click HERE to download the Once Upon a Mattress Production Packet. This packet contains everything you need to know about the show, as well as an actor information form that must be filled out, signed by a parent/guardian, and turned in at the time of your audition.
If you have any questions, please contact Charlie Leonard, Executive & Artistic Director
High school & college actors sought for Pullman Car Hiawatha; Blue Water's 2013 entry into the Minnesota Fringe Festival
Blue Water Theatre Company is seeking high school and college actors to take part in our original dramatic musical production of Thornton Wilder's Pullman Car Hiawatha for the 2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival in August. Directed by Hopkins High School senior Sam Weisberg, Pullman Car Hiawatha will feature an original score by Jennifer Hartsell and lyrics by Maureen O'Malley.
Auditions are open to all students currently in grades nine through twelve (2012-2013 school year) and current college students. Auditions are scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 26 from 2:00-4:00 and on Thursday, May 30 from 4:00-6:00 in Blue Water's Wayzata studio.
Pullman Car Hiawatha will play at the Music Box Theatre in Minneapolis on:
Saturday, August 3 @ 4:00pm
Monday, August 5 @ 5:30pm
Tuesday, August 6 @ 7:00pm
Thursday, August 8 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, August 10 @ 4:00pm
For complete information, please click HERE to download the Pullman Car Hiawatha production packet.