The Phipps Dance Theater Celebrates Broadway
August 15th - 17th, 2014
The Class Big Band and The Nostalgics
Saturday, August 23rd, 7:30 pm
Auditions for The Spell of Sleeping Beauty
for students entering grades 7 - 9
August 7th - 11th, 2014
Thursday, Aug 7, 4 - 7 p.m.
Monday, Aug 11, 5 - 8 p.m.
Callbacks, if needed, will be Tuesday, Aug 12
To sign up for an audition time, go to Signup Genius
Please print the audition form and bring it with you
In the kingdom of Never Nod there is celebration. A princess has been born to the king and queen. Her name is Briar-Rose. Unfortunately, the nasty witch Evilina, who lives in Tumbledown Castle with a giant spider for a companion, is not invited. She shows up anyway and pronounces her revenge. At age 16, the princess will cut her finger on a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep from which she will never awake. Some good witches counter the curse by saying the princess can be awakened by the kiss of true love. The king bans all spinning wheels. Evilina is not so easily defeated and, on that fateful birthday, the princess does, indeed, cut her finger on a spinning wheel. It’s up to Prince Alexander to come to the rescue of Briar-Rose. The prince must fight a wall of thorns, a false princess and, most frightening of all, the Dark Knight.
Rehearsals will be begin Monday, August 19 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 4 - 7 p.m., with some Saturday and Sunday rehearsals to be announced. Eight performances will be given October 3 – 12 on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theater.
All auditioning for this large cast show will be asked to read from the script. Actors should bring a current photo, if they have one, as well as a list of all rehearsal conflicts.
Director Beth Reidenbach’s favorite space at the center is the Black Box, where she has directed East of the Sun, West of the Moon, Grease, A Walk in the Woods, Greater Tuna, and Love Letters. Other directing credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and My Fair Lady for The Phipps. She has been active on the Drama Council and the Board of Directors.