Leawood Stage announces auditions


Press release posted by Bob Evans

Calling all actors and singers!

The Civil War

The Leawood Stage Company will hold auditions for a Broadway musical, The Civil War directed by Tim Braselton on Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Oak Room on the lower level of Leawood City Hall. Auditioners should enter through the north doors of the building.

Callbacks will be held by invitation only on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the same location.

Everyone auditioning must prepare 16 measures of a song from a musical. Please bring sheet music in your key, as an accompanist will be provided. Auditioners may be asked to participate in a short dance/movement audition: comfortable dress and shoes are suggested.

Bring a photo and resume if available. No appointment time is necessary, as auditions are first come, first served. Audition forms may be filled out in advance by downloading the form from www.leawoodstageco.org.

The Civil War is based on historical accounts; this stunning retrospective covers the emotional landscape of a nation at war. This epic thematic revue puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history. It explores the experiences of the soldiers and leaders who fought for their way of life. It also examines the lives of the sweethearts and families whom they left behind, as well as the hopes and fears of slaves. This musical passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith.

Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman, The Civil War is a thrilling and awe-inspiring “dramatic theatrical concert.” The original Broadway production was nominated for multiple Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and features an unforgettable score filled with Gospel, Country, Rock and Folk by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Dracula, and Bonnie & Clyde).

The Civil War calls for a large, predominantly male cast, while the score provides many solo opportunities for both male and female singers of all ages. We encourage performers of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, ability levels, and experience to audition.

The Leawood Stage Company is delighted to welcome back Tim Braselton who directed A Little Night Music and directed the music for many other productions for LSC.

If you cannot attend auditions, video or YouTube auditions will be accepted. Please contact April Bishop at least one week prior to the audition weekend to make arrangements. For conflicts, please email aprilb@leawood.org.

This show begins the 22nd season of Leawood Stage Company performances, to be performed in the Lodge at Ironwoods Park March 26-29, 2020. Be part of this fabulous community theatre experience!

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