Theater company holds auditions for upcoming performance

The theater company 4th Wall Theatre, in Bloomfield, will hold open auditions for all roles for its June 3 to 12 production of “Big Fish, written by book writer John August and Tony-nominated composer-lyricist Andrew Lippa. The production will be directed by Kate Swan, with music direction by Markus Grae-Hauck. The show will be presented at Westminster Arts Center on the campus of Bloomfield College, where the company is in residence. Rehearsals will begin in April, and performances are scheduled for June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12.

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, “Big Fish” centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling Alabama salesman who lives life to its fullest. Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him, especially his devoted wife, Sandra. But their adult son, Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.The theater troupe will produce the new, small-cast version of “Big Fish,” adapted by the original creative team, for 12 actors, who will act as a tight-knit troupe of storytellers.

Auditions are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday, March 28 and 30, from 7 to 10 p.m. Auditioners only need to attend one of those days.

Sign-up begins a half hour prior to the audition start time, and anyone auditioning must arrive no later than 8 p.m. each night. Auditions will be held at Westminster Arts Center, located at 449 Franklin St., in Bloomfield. Callbacks will be Thursday, March 31, also at the theater, beginning at 7 p.m.

4th Wall is seeking a diverse cast of six or seven men, four or five women, and one boy or girl, all actor-singers. Auditioners should prepare two contrasting 32-bar selections from contemporary musical theater songs that show off their voice and acting ability. Singing from the show is perfectly acceptable. Bring sheet music in preferred key. An accompanist will be provided. Also bring a headshot and resume stapled together, and be prepared to provide all potential conflicts for weekday evening and weekend daytime rehearsals beginning April 10.

The troupe is non-union and there will be no pay.
Visit www.4thwalltheatre.org/ auditions.htm for additional information.

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