NMP summer musical auditions scheduled April 21

The New Minowa Players have announced upcoming auditions for the 2024 summer musical.
Auditions for the bluegrass musical “Bright Star” are Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. at the New Minowa Players Theatre, 906 South Mill St., Decorah.

Those auditioning are asked to prepare a 60-90 second monologue and to be prepared to sing the song from the show which is listed for the chosen character. Please fill our the audition form, which includes links to the audition music. Dress comfortably. There will be choreography in the production.

If callbacks are needed, those callbacks will be Sunday, April 21. Anyone wishing to audition, but unable to make it to the scheduled auditions should contact co-directors David Mendez and Sheryl Scheffert to arrange an alternative time. All specially-scheduled auditions must be completed before April 20.

Bright Star is a musical set in 1945, in the North Carolina Appalachian Mountain area. It follows Billy Cane, a soldier who has returned from war and is beginning his journey toward becoming a writer.

Directors said, “Billy Cane meets editor Alice Murphy, whom we follow back in time to the year 1925. The alternating timelines create a story of self-discovery and an opportunity to consider where passions and dreams can take us.”

The summer musical will be presented June 27-30.

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