May 25, 2005

WNCC Opens Auditions for WNMTC'S "Crazy For You" and "Fiddler On The Roof"

The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company is having open auditions for two fall shows - the Gershwins' stage-shaking hit, "Crazy for You," and the timeless classic, "Fiddler on the Roof" - 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, in Aspen 207 at Western Nevada Community College Carson City, 2201 West College Parkway.

Auditioners should come prepared to sing a song under one minute long. They may bring a taped accompaniment or provide the accompanist with a musical score. Call-backs and dance auditions for each show will follow on the next two evenings.

Gershwin's "Crazy for You" comes to the Carson City Community Center in September. Billed by critics as a "tap-dance-'til-the-stage-shakes celebration," the show features such hits as "I Got Rhythm," "I Can't Be Bothered Now," Embraceable You" and "They Can't Take That Away From Me." The cast calls for 29 speaking roles, including six principals, and a dance troupe of cowboys and showgirls. The show will play in six performances September 23 through October 2. Rehearsals will start in mid-July.

"Fiddler on the Roof" opens in November. This moving story follows a poor dairyman in Czarist Russia who tries to raise his five daughters and cling to his traditions in the face of a changing society. Memorable songs include "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Matchmaker" and "Tradition."

Casting calls for 21 speaking roles, ten of them principals. The show will play in nine performances at the Carson City Community Center, November 5 through 20. Rehearsals will begin in August.

Everyone accepted in either cast must register at WNCC to participate in the productions. All credit students will receive a scholarship to defray half their tuition. The theatre course applies to WNCC's Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. For more information, call the WNCC Performing Arts Office, 445-4249.

For additional information, please contact:
WNC Information and Marketing Services
2201 W. College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
Fax: 775-445-3198

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