Middle-school-age children in Bastrop County are encouraged to attend an open audition for a world-premier musical to be staged by the Bastrop Opera House in the BISD Jerry Faye Wilhelm Performing Arts Center the last weekend in April 2013.
Opera House executive director Chester Eitze will direct this winning script, from the Texas Nonprofit Theatres, Inc. original play competition. Written and composed by Barbara and Bob Silberg of Los Angeles, Eitze chose to produce their first full-length play because of its relevance to today’s educational concerns.
“So many elements of this first stage work apply to testing, extracurricular activities, and student governance, which we hear discussed almost daily in the media,” said Eitze. “It is my hope that with its music, its humor, and its emphasis on youthful leadership and problem-solving, the musical will challenge young performers, delight its audiences and become a popular show for junior companies.”
Auditions will be Saturday, Dec. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring St., Bastrop . Actors need to be able to sing. Bring a prepared song and you will be asked to sing a selection that you will be given. Only middle school-age children are called. (*Ages 10-14 considered.) Parents or guardians may stay and get orientation material for this project.