Monday, March 4, 2013

Youth Auditions for Annie, Get Your Gun, Theatre at the J, March 19, 2013

Theatre at the J Austin TXTheater at the J announces AUDITIONS for the JCC’s Annual Musical Theatre Workshop Production (for ages 5-18), Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun directed by Theater at the J Artistic Director Adam Roberts.

For nearly a decade, Theater at the J's summer youth musical has been a mainstay on the JCC campus. Since then-Director of Cultural Arts Crystal Connally was inspired to mount Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with an all-youth cast in 2004, Theater at the J has presented a total of twelve subsequent youth productions, including You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (2005), A Year with Frog and Toad (2006), Seussical (2007), Singin' in the Rain (2008), Cinderella and Into the Woods (2009), Crazy for You and Honk! (2010), Children of Eden and Once Upon a Mattress (2011), and Peter Pan and The Wind in the Willows (2012). The tradition continues in 2013 with Theater at the J's exciting production of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun.

This musical tribute to the famed Annie Oakley (featuring such notable Berlin tunes as "Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)" and "There's No Business Like Show Business") will be performed by a rip-roarin' cast of kids aged 5-18. During the course of a four-week workshop culminating in a full week of performances, students learn about the art of theater through both its practice in production and by taking part in technique classes taught by highly respected instructors of voice, dance and acting. 

Theater at the J strives to simulate a professional experience for its young performers, with each youth production featuring set, costume and lighting design by acclaimed professionals, in addition to professional stage management, direction, and choreography. It's an experience that keeps kids coming back year after year, with several Musical Theater Workshop alumni having performed in upwards of five summers' worth of productions.

Theater at the J's 2013 Musical Theater Workshop will take place from June 23rd-July 17th, with performances running from July 18th-25th on the JCC Community Hall Stage.  

Auditions are open to all students aged 5-18 and will take place on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:30 pm. Auditions are open to members and non-members of the JCC, and auditionees may choose to enroll in an optional audition prep class to be held on Monday, March 18th. For more information regarding audition requirements, workshop tuition, or other details, please contact the Youth and Teen Support Manager Amy Minor at or 512-735-8050.

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