Thursday, February 4, 2010

Auditions Set for Geppetto & Son at Hartford Children's Theatre

Hartford Children's Theatre will conduct auditions for Disney's Geppetto & Son, the final production of its 2009-2010 20th anniversary season.

The production will be directed by HCT’s Artistic Director Ryan Ratelle
and Associate Director Summar Elguindy with musical direction by Louise
Fauteux and choreography by Caitlin Sailer. Performances will take place at Hoffman Auditorium, Saint Joseph College,West Hartford April 30 through May 9.

Geppetto & Son is the classic tale of an aging toymaker named Geppetto and his son Pinocchio’s journey from an awkward wooden puppet to a real, live boy. The Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters take Geppetto beyond the toy shop to help him discover what makes a “perfect child.”

This family-friendly musical features the original songs “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings” as well as new material by Stephen Schwartz.

Roles are available for adults and children age 8 and over. Audition sides are available online at http://www.hartfordchildrenstheatre.org/ . Performers should come prepared to sing 16 measures of an appropriate song of their choosing and provide sheet music for the accompanist. A short dance combination will also be required.

Auditions will be held at HCT’s Carriage House Theatre,360 Farmington Ave., Hartford:
Thursday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 13
6 to 7:30 pm children ages 8 – 17
7:30 to 9 pm adults ages 18 and up

Callbacks will be held by invitation on Monday, Feb. 15 at 6 pm. All performers interested in auditioning should contact HTC at 860-249-7970 to schedule an appointment. For additional information, visit www.hartfordchildrenstheatre.org for more information.

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