New Minowa Players auditions announced

Auditions for the children's show "The Wind and the Willows" are schedued Aug. 26 at the New Minowa Players Theatre in Decorah.

Auditions for the New Minowa Players annual children’s show, “The Wind In The Willows,” will be held Thursday , Aug. 26, beginning at 6 p.m. at New Minowa Players Theatre, 906 South Mill Street, Decorah.

Auditions will last approximately one hour. No actor preparation is necessary, but please bring a list of conflicts you have between the first rehearsal on Aug. 30 through the final performance on Oct. 24. The children’s show is an opportunity for actors in kindergarten through eighth grade to shine. Everyone who auditions will be in the show. Everyone who wants lines to speak will have them. ¬†Everyone who wants to sing a solo will be allowed to do so. Directors note that there is no pressure to do either of those things. Some actors prefer to be in the chorus. Auditions help the director assign parts appropriately. Rehearsals will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., beginning Monday, Aug. 30. The week of performances, rehearsals will be longer, running 5:15-7:30 p.m., and will include a Wednesday rehearsal.

Children and parents please wear masks to auditions for the safety of the children who can not yet be vaccinated.  

Performance dates are Oct. 21-24, with evening performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

“The Wind in the Willows” is an original musical with script by Rick Scheffert and music and lyrics by Sheryl Scheffert. This show has many great parts for both girls and boys. Questions should be directed to Rick Scheffert, director at 563-379-5739 or Sponsors for The Wind In The Willows are Decorah Bank & Trust, Family Table Restaurant, Gallery of Tops, Iroc Web Design Services, Pizza Ranch, JoAn Stephenson and Steven Nelson, Rochkweiler Appliane & TV, Rick and Sheryl Scheffert and Singing Hammers Construction.

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