2014-05-22America/New_YorkAudition2014-05-22PARADE - The White Plains Performing Arts Center Conservatory TheatrePARADE - The White Plains Performing Arts Center Conservatory Theatre
Open Call Non-Equity Auditions at WPPAC by Appointment:
Friday, May 30, 2014, 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday, May 31, 2014 10 AM - 4 PM
The White Plains Performing Arts Center Conservatory Theatre is beginning a new summer theatre program that gives college and graduate school actors the opportunity to work in a Professional Regional Theatre under the guidance of Broadway artists. While geared for those in college or graduate school, any non-union actors who feel they may benefit from this experience are welcome to audition. Exceptionally talented rising high school juniors and seniors who are at least 16 years of age will also be considered.
We are seeking a non-union cast of men and women with fantastic singing voices and dynamic personalities to play principal and ensemble roles. Specifically looking for strong actors and exceptional singers who have voices with passion, power and range, who move well. All types and singing ranges encouraged to attend.
Directing this production is Keith Levenson, a director, conductor, and arranger for the theatre as well as concert and television stages.
Keith is best known for his work conducting Broadway and National Touring productions including The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (with Ann-Margret), Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Who’s Tommy, Annie Warbucks, Big River, Chess, Peter Pan and the Tony and Grammy Award winning production of Dreamgirls. He is also an accomplished director with credits including the 4th National Tour of Annie for Nederlander Productions. As Associate Artistic Director of the Depot Theatre for 10 years, Keith’s directing credits include Big River, Forum, Man of La Mancha, Evita, A Little Night Music, Little Shop of Horrors, and the first production of Violet, among others. He has also directed many Off-Broadway and Regional productions, as well as for universities.
The tragic, true story of the trial of a man accused of murder is brought to emotional and theatrical life by playwright Alfred Uhry and composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown,
In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor's false testimony seal Leo's fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and, eventually, his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.