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Florence Little Theatre to host Mamma Mia auditions

on Tuesday, 15 January 2019. Posted in News, Arts & Culture, Local News

On January 16 at 7:30 p.m. auditions will be held for Florence Little Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia.

Auditions are for age 17 and over for this production. Registration is located in the theater lobby. Registration begins 30 minutes before auditions.

Items to bring with you: Bring a photo ID and a small snapshot/headshot (non-returnable.)

All audition materials will be provided.

Location for auditions will be at Florence Little Theatre.

Auditions will be held in the Rainwater Rehearsal Hall. Please enter through the lobby located at 417 South Dargan Street in Florence.

The musical will be directed by Jumana Swindler.

Rehearsals may be held on Sundays at 3 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings typically at 7:30 p.m. Potential added rehearsals if necessary.

The first rehearsal will be Sunday, January 20.

The date of the production will be April 26-May 5.

The following is a synopsis of the musical:

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The musical is underwritten by Wells Fargo

Mandatory general audition – chorus of “Mamma Mia” (title song).

Other songs for character specific auditions as needed may include “Honey, Honey”; “Knowing Me, Knowing You”; “S.O.S”; “Take a Chance on Me”; “Lay All Your Love On Me”; “Does Your Mother Know”; “Our Last Summer”; “The Winner Takes It All”

Florence Little Theatre auditions are open to everyone.

We pride ourselves on having newcomers backstage or in the cast of every production. All auditions are held at the Florence Little Theatre. Prior experience is not required and all audition materials will be provided. Usually, those who are auditioning will be asked to read scenes from the show with others.

For musicals auditions, you will be asked to sing a song which demonstrates your vocal abilities. The musical director will go over the song before you are asked to sing. You will also be required to dance and the choreographer for the production will go over a dance with you before you dance for the director.

Sometimes, there are callbacks after the auditions; these are opportunities for the director to make his final decision before casting roles. It is important to know that not being called back does not mean that you will not be cast in the production.

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