Event: Backstage Interviews, Orchestra and Onstage Auditions for The Grand's 2014 fall High School Project
London and area High School students (Grades 9-12 in 2014-15 school year) are invited to audition or interview for chance to be in The Grand's High School Project, The Addams Family: A New Musical Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams SPONSORED BY London Canadian Tire Associate Dealers
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 6:00pm
The Grand Theatre - 471 Richmond Street, London ON N6A 3E4
The Addams Family: A New Musical brings you a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. When daughter Wednesday falls for a ‘normal’ boy, her parents, Morticia and Gomez, must come to terms with the fact that their little girl is growing up. But, when the boy in question and his parents descend on the Addams’ mansion for dinner, they must re-examine their ideas of love, family and what it means to be normal. We are seeking students for positions in Stage Management, Wardrobe, Properties, Scenic Art, Sound, and Photography, onstage, and in the orchestra. The Grand Theatre’s High School Project is unique to North America. The fall High School Project is a musical theatre production, staged in our 839-seat main stage theatre. The spring High School Project is a play, staged in our 150-seat McManus Studio Theatre. Some students hone their performance skills on stage or in the orchestra, while others learn skills in areas of stage management, wardrobe, props, scenic art, sound, lighting, assistant directing, and photography under the guidance of professional coaches and mentors both on stage and behind the scenes. London and area secondary students are all welcome to audition or interview. Once a student company is selected, a rigorous rehearsal and production schedule begins over 8 weeks after school hours. The performance schedule extends the learning process begun in rehearsal. The students now have the experience of performing onstage or working with the theatre’s crew, operating boards and equipment, calling cues, while learning about the stamina and discipline required to do a show night after night. They also experience the joy of a creative process and thrill of recognition from the audience. The High School Project offers an exceptional opportunity to receive free education and training in the working environment of a professional theatre, thanks to the generous sponsorship by London Canadian Tire Associate Dealers, TVDSB, and LDCSB.
Kathy Quayle, Education Coordinator
519 672-9030 ext 280