BackStory Theatre is proud to announce the title of its upcoming winter musical which will be held at the Broomfield Auditorium January 13-15. Auditions will be held at the Broomfield Auditorium from 9:20 AM to 1:40 PM on Saturday, August 20th. Students ages 8-18 who are interested in performing in this full-length musical production are asked to sign up in advance for a 5-minute audition time to perform a short monologue and song selection and will have time to highlight skills for the director.
Singin’ in the Rain follows BackStory’s production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man performed last November at the Broomfield Auditorium and Hello, Shakespeare! performed this July at Broomfield’s outdoor amphitheater as part of BackStory’s successful summer fundraiser. “After the success of last year’s production of The Music Man, we are incredibly lucky to have Felicia Bredenberg return as Stage Director for this show and are excited to announce that Daniel Flores will join us as Music Director,” said BackStory Theatre Program and Artistic Director, Mary Wilkie. “With rehearsals running from the end of August through the show dates in January and including over 130 hours of rehearsal and instruction time, the dedication, professionalism, and positive attitude of the directors are a huge factor,” confided Wilkie. “Although most of these kids will have acted in productions before, they are still learning the ropes and will inevitably see amazing growth in their confidence and acting ability by the end of this experience. ”
With BackStory Theatre’s long history of providing theatre education for young people in Broomfield, Singin’ in the Rain and other fully staged productions provide an opportunity for BackStory’s students to showcase their hard work and accomplishments. “BackStory Youth Theatre is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to theatre education,” said BackStory Theatre Stage Director and Class Instructor Felicia Bredenberg. "I get to see my students use the skills they’ve learned in a live production. It is magical for the students and teacher!"
“I was amazed at the quality of the performances for last year’s production of The Music Man and how so many young actors were able to come together for such a complex and quality show. I can’t wait to see how the kids do with Singin’ in the Rain,” said BackStory Theatre staff member Michelle Hoffman.
Student actors interested in auditioning for the production can sign up online at www.backstorytheatre.org. More Information on the audition process and fall rehearsal schedule is available online, or contact BackStory Theatre at 720-263-0836. Tickets for the show will be available soon at BrownPaperTickets.com.
BackStory Theatre is a Broomfield-based 501(c)(3) organization which, through its BackStory Theatre Academy and BackStory Youth Theatre, provides affordable theatre education and performance opportunities to local children, adults, and families. Building from the belief that performing arts should be an integral part of every thriving community and made possible through individual donations and generous grants (including 2015-2016 support from Broomfield Community Foundation, Broomfield Health and Human Services Department, Broomfield Arts, Culture, and Science Funding Program, and the Sheila Fortune Foundation) BackStory Theatre makes performing arts programs accessible to people from all economic backgrounds.
Contact: Mary Wilkie
P.O. Box 826
Broomfield, CO 80038
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com. Screenplay By BETTY COMDEN and ADOLPH GREEN / Songs By NACIO HERB BROWN and ARTHUR FREED. Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc. Music published by EMI, all rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC (Original Movie Choreography by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen). Produced by Arrangement with Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F. Rosenfield and Cindy Warner.