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Tibbits Young Audiences Announces Auditions for “We the People”

Tibbits Young Audiences will hold auditions for its spring musical, “We the People” on December 13 and 14 at 5pm at Tibbits Opera House.

There is no better way to celebrate America than with beautiful, patriotic music — from America’s favorite anthems to poignant and uplifting original compositions. This patriotic tableau begins as a committee discusses putting on a patriotic show for their town. Through a series of small-cast sketches and songs organized phrase by phrase from the Preamble, they show not only how the Constitution applies to the past, but also to the present and future. Everyday life is showcased in both funny and touching vignettes that explore the deeper meanings of the language of the Constitution.

Auditions are open to any student in fourth through eighth grades. Students should bring a current, non-returnable photo, their completed audition form, and be accompanied by a parent or guardian; no additional guests will be allowed. Students will audition in small groups. They will be asked to introduce themselves from stage, read parts from the script, sing a familiar children’s song, and follow some simple choreography. Masks may be required for all attending.

Script samples of the audition reading and audition forms are available at Tibbits.org. Rehearsals will be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:30pm; not all roles meet all days. The show will take place at Tibbits March 18 and 19 at 7pm and March 20 at 2pm.

“We the People” will be directed by Julia Littley with musical direction by Jayne Lillis and produced by Tirsha Odisher. This production is generously sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Coldwater. Students involved will learn characterization, blocking, costuming, makeup and all aspects of a stage production.

Tibbits Young Audiences offers programs both for and by area youth to develop their interest in the arts. Two shows yearly, a non-musical in the fall and a musical in the spring, provide students an enjoyable introduction to the world of theatre. By putting on a show, they learn teamwork, discipline, theatre skills, self confidence and an appreciation for the arts.

Auditions will be held at Tibbits Opera House, 14 South Hanchett Street, Coldwater, Mich. Students need only attend one time. For more information call 517.278.6029 or visit Tibbits.org.