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Auditions announced for "Seven Brides

for Seven Brothers!"

 

Community Players of Southwest Wisconsin is proud to announce that we will be producing the staged adaptation of the MGM classic, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers for our 2014 summer production.

 

Set in Oregon in 1850, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the 1850's Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original film, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.

 

Auditions will be held on Thursday and Friday, May 29th & 30th, at the Richland County Performing Arts Center (City Auditorium) in downtown Richland Center from 6-9:00pm.  Callbacks will be held on Saturday, May 31st at the same time and location. 

 

Community Players would like to cast performers who can sing, dance and act on stage with dancers especially encouraged to audition since there will be several extensive dance sections in this show.  However, CP encourages everyone to audition because the show's large ensemble will provide perfect opportunity to showcase many performers of all types. 

 

Everyone at auditions should come prepared to sing and dance.  A dance will be taught to test dancing ability and sheet music will be supplied to show singing ability.  If the auditioner wishes to sing 16 bars from a piece of a similar style, please provide sheet music for the accompanist.

 

Also, CP is always looking for “behind the scenes” players.  These players are crucial for the production process.  Please contact CP if you have interest in helping with the off stage work – particularly if you have abilities in sewing, painting, carpentering, organizing, or advertising. 

 

 

Performance dates for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers are July 25th - 27th and July 31st - August 2nd at the Richland Center High School Auditorium.

 

2014 Corey Bobb Memorial Scholarship

Community Players of Southwest Wisconsin is now accepting applications for the 2014 Corey Bobb Memorial Scholarship.  The $500 scholarship is to be used for education-related expenses at an accredited two-year or four-year college. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and be passionate about music and/or the theatre.  Special consideration is given to continuing students but all students are eligible to apply.

 

The 2013 Corey Bobb Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Jacob Storer.  The $500 scholarship helped Jacob advance his education in dance at UW- Stevens Point and the prestigious Performing Arts Research and Training Studios in Brussels, Belgium. The annual scholarship is given in memory of Corey Bobb, a Community Players member who was pursuing his education in Music and Theatre at the UW-Richland when he passed away in 2009.

 

The application form is available on the "Scholarship" tab on the left of this page.

 

If you have questions about the Corey Bobb Memorial Scholarship, e-mail us at community-players@live.com

 
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