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Casting Call for The Secret Garden  

Anthem, Ariz. June 25, 2017 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for The Secret Garden, a production for ages 11-adult (no cut for ages 11-19) based on the enchanting children’s classic and reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and  Pulitzer-winning playwright Marsha Norman. Auditions will be held August 12-13, 2017.

Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers", spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.  

The award-winning production staff includes Director/Choreographer Shawna Weitekamp, Vocal Director Cris Wu and Stage Manager Sarah Brayer. Rehearsals are August 17- October 4 with performances Sept. 28-Oct. 1 and October 5-8, 2017.  

General vocal auditions will be held August 12 at 1:30 p.m. Auditions are held at MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.  Those auditioning should prepare a musical theatre song, 16-32 bars or one minute in length.  Bring an accompaniment CD or iPod to sing with; you may also sing a capella if needed.  Please have your registration materials (available on the website) completed prior to coming to the audition. The tuition and costume fee for this production is $275, with a 10% sibling discount.  Scholarships are available for participants who might not otherwise be able to participate.  Please visit our website www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org for more information.  

An Audition Preparation Workshop will be held on Thursday, August 10, from 7 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.at MTA. During this 90-minute session, participants will be instructed on cold reads, acting technique, characterization and more.  Participants of the workshops will get to audition prior to the general audition time.  Cost is just $35 and space is limited to just 18 participants per session.  There is a 10% sibling discount.  For more information and to reserve your spot, visit www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org.   

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.  Supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Casting Call for Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS  

Anthem, Ariz. June 25, 2017 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS, a no-cut production for ages 6-11 featuring a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie. Auditions will be held August 12-13, 2017.

Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.  

The award-winning production staff includes Co-Directors Sarah Brayer and Jessica Kishbaugh, Vocal Director Karen Blanzy and Choreographer Lyndsie Clymer. Rehearsals are Aug. 17-Sept. 20 with performances September 21-24, 2017.  

General vocal auditions will be held August 12 at 11:00 a.m. Auditions are held at MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.  Those auditioning should prepare a musical theatre song, 16-32 bars or one minute in length.  Bring an accompaniment CD or iPod to sing with; you may also sing a capella if needed.  Please have your registration materials (available on the website) completed prior to coming to the audition. The tuition and costume fee for this production is $275, with a 10% sibling discount.  Scholarships are available for participants who might not otherwise be able to participate.  Please visit our website www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org for more information.  

Audition Preparation Workshops will be held on Thursday, August 10, from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at MTA. During these 90-minute sessions, participants will be instructed on cold reads, acting technique, characterization and more.  Participants of the workshops will get to audition prior to the general audition time.  Cost is just $35 and space is limited to just 18 participants per session.  There is a 10% sibling discount.  For more information and to reserve your spot, visit www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org.   

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.  Supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Audition Alert: Gerry Cullity's Cinderella: A Ragtime Musical
Gerry Cullity's Cinderella: A Ragtime Musical
Gerry Cullity's Cinderella: A Ragtime Musical auditions are THIS Sunday, June 25* at 5pm, check-in at 4pm. All actors ages 3-19 are asked to come prepared with the following:
  • Audition Form
  • Headshot - can be a picture as long as the face is clearly visible
  • Resume
  • Come dressed to dance
Please pre-register online at DesertStages.org by clicking on "Audition Corner" and completing the registration form!

Break a leg and we will see you at the theatre!

* Friends auditions are June 25 from 9am-3pm. To learn about being a Friend please call the box office, email Angela or join here.
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Desert Stages Theatre
4720 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
p. 480.483.1664
f. 866.717.2702 
 

Casting Call for MTA’s Madagascar Jr.

Anthem, Ariz. May 15, 2017 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for Madagascar Jr., a no-cut production for ages 8-16. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin' friends as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar.

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to "Move It, Move It!"

AUDITIONS: Monday, July 24, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086

COST: $325; 10% Sibling discount; Scholarships available for those who might not otherwise be able to audition.

DETAILS: Please bring a musical theatre song (or any song they are comfortable with), 16-32 bars or one minute in length. Bring an accompaniment with CD or iPod to sing with. You may also sing acapella if needed. Have your registration materials completed prior to coming to the audition. For materials and additional information and to reserve your spot, visit MTA’s website www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org.

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.  Supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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