Theatre Under The Stars to Hold Local Auditions for SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT

Theatre Under The Stars to Hold Local Auditions for SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is holding dance auditions for the upcoming holiday production of SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, which TUTS is bringing to Houston with Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP).

Spencer Liff, the production's choreographer, along with the show's producers, Kris Lythgoe and Becky Lythgoe, who also serve as the writer and head of casting, respectively, will helm the Houston auditions. Garrett Clayton, who is reprising his original role of the Prince in this production of SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, will be on hand to evaluate the process.

Liff is best known for his Emmy-nominated choreography work on the television show "So You Think You Can Dance", and the history-making Deaf West production of SPRING AWAKENING. His other work includes "One Day at a Time" (Netflix), "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC), "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS) and numerous Broadway productions including the recent, acclaimed Lincoln Center revival of FALSETTOS.

As a member of the family behind hit TV shows "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance", Kris Lythgoe's passion lies in the theatre, and in introducing the next generation to the art form. His television credits include "So You Think You Can Dance" (FOX), "Who Are You" (FOX), "My Beautiful Game" (Fox Sports), "Opening Night" (Ovation), and "Soccer Superstar" (Nickelodeon).

His producing partner and co-founder of LFP, Becky Lythgoe, also serves as Casting Director and loves to bring stars from stage and screen together in their productions. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Musical Theatre program and spent time at RADA in London. Her TV credits include as a performer "How I Met Your Mother," "House", "All of Us.", TV Hosting: "Stars in Danger" (Fox), "CD USA" (DirecTV) and as a producer "My Beautiful Game" (Fox Sports), "Opening Night" (Ovation), "G Word" (Discovery), and "Star! Weekly" (E!). Most recently she was seen on the stage starring as "Winifred" in the famed Los Angeles theatre series for UMPO: Hocus Pocus.

Clayton is perhaps best known for his breakout role in Disney's Teen Beach Movie, "The Fosters" on ABC Family, and the recent NBC broadcast of Hairspray Live! alongside TUTS Humphreys School of Musical Theatre alumna Maddie Baillio.

Lythgoe Family Panto has produced American Panto in regional theaters across the country for the past 10 years, using these pop-culture-infused productions to introduce children to theatre, and to create a magical experience for the whole family.

Dance auditions in Houston will take place on Friday, August 25th from 12 to 4 p.m. at Theatre Under The Stars, located at 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas 77002 in the Center for Arts and Education. Lythgoe Family Panto is currently seeking male / female dancers, ages 18-35.

Additionally, on Monday, August 28th, auditions for specific Principal roles will be held by appointment only beginning from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The full audition schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY AUG 25 - 12 to 4 p.m.


MONDAY AUG 28 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only


Lythgoe Family Panto is currently casting the following roles:?

PRINCESS AURORA, FEMALE, 18-28, feisty and beautiful but innocent, good acting ability, strong singer and dancing ability. Musical theatre base an advantage.

PRINCE PHILIP (possible understudy), MALE, 18-35 Height 5'10 - 6'3'. Powerful singing voice and great actor, comedic ability, Musical Theatre experience.

KING OF HOUSTON, MALE, aged 50-65, experienced mature actor that loves to play a character part. Warm and friendly but must be obeyed. Comedy is essential.

GOOD FAIRY (possible understudy to cover both Good Fairy and Carabosse), FEMALE, 30-60 leader of the seven fairies, strong acting ability and powerful, show stopping singing voice. Helps SILLY BILLY become the hero.

CARABOSSE, FEMALE, 30-60 extremely evil fairy, who hates the Kingdom and Aurora. Gets boo'd by the audience throughout but must be able to control them. Interacts with the audience, strong actor and powerful singing is a must. Musical theatre experience an advantage.

Anyone interested in this audition should come prepared and be aware that as a professional theatre company, all of our rehearsals are held in the daytime during normal business hours. For more information, visit

SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT tells the story of Princess Aurora who is cursed by an evil fairy, Carabosse, and of the handsome Prince who is on a quest to save his Sleeping Beauty before it's too late. The classic fairy tale gets a modern update with a contemporary score featuring radio hits ranging from Blondie to Bruno Mars. Creating the ultimate holiday experience for the whole family, SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT is filled with good-natured, wholesome humor for the adults, and nonstop fantasy and magic for kids of all ages!

This production of SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT is possible in part thanks to the generous support of production sponsors, Accenture, Enbridge, and the Four Seasons Hotel Houston.

Children's MemoriAl Hermann Hospital is the official healthcare partner of Theatre Under The Stars. United Airlines is the official airline partner of Theatre Under The Stars. KTRK ABC-13 is the official media partner of Theatre Under The Stars. TUTS is supported in part by the City of Houston through the Theater District and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Theatre Under The Stars is Houston's leading Musical Theatre since 1968, with a focus on education and community engagement. TUTS is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization that relies on the generous support of our donors to deliver first-rate theatre experiences. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) has been producing American Panto across the country for 10 years. Its mission is to introduce children to the arts and keep theatre affordable through the medium of Panto. Past Panto players include Neil Patrick Harris, Ariana Grande , Ben Vereen, Sabrina Carpenter, Lucy Lawless, Olivia Holt and John O'Hurley.

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