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The Omaha Symphony and Music Theatre Wichita are looking to cast several roles in our 2019 production of South Pacific in Concert.
The roles being cast include:
CAPTAIN BRACKETT – Senior Navy officer, commanding and brusque; non-singing role
COMMANDER HARBISON – Navy officer (30’s), likeable presence; non-singing role
LIAT – Eurasian/ Asian / Pacific Islander/ Polynesian young woman; 17-25 years old; petite; mover/dancer; non-singing role
JEROME – male child actor, 6-12 years old, preferably Eurasian/ Asian / Pacific Islander/ Polynesian orbiracial. Must sing “Dites Moi” in French, speak a few lines in French, and be comfortable on stage
NGANA – female child actor, 6-12 years old, preferably Eurasian/ Asian / Pacific Islander/ Polynesian or biracial. Must sing “Dites Moi” in French, speak a few lines in French, and be comfortable on stage
Audition Date: September 22, 2018 at the Holland Performing Arts Center
Child auditions (Jermone and Ngana) – From 10am-Noon
Adult auditions (Liat, Brackett and Harbison) – Start at 12pm
Those interested in auditioning should bring all contact information, a list of possible schedule conflicts, and be prepared to read from the script. In addition:
• Children who wish to audition should come prepared to sing 2 songs (“Dites Moi” and 1 song of their choice) for the audition. An accompanist will be provided. To get music for “Dites Moi”, please contact Kristin Patch.
• Those auditioning for Liat should come prepared to dance. Please prepare a lyrical dance for the audition and bring your own music. A sound system will be provided.
Rehearsal period: January 18 – January 25 with rehearsals primarily being in the evenings and during the day on weekend
Performance Dates: January 26 at 7:30 PM January 27 at 2:00 PM
Please contact Kristin Patch at 402.661.8583 or firstname.lastname@example.org by September 20, 2018 to sign up for the audition, or with any questions about the concerts or audition process.
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