6/4-5 - Auditions for Mid Michigan Family Theatre's summer plays are coming soon. They will be held on Sunday, June 4 and Monday, June 5 from 6:30 until 8:00 each night. Thanks to a grant from Consumers Energy, we are cutting production fees by 50%. The fees will be $27.00 for returning actors and $30.00 for new actors.
We will have two rehearsals a week from 6:30 - 8:30. Days to be decided when information is collected from actors regarding conflicts. We realize that many have summer trips planned and we will do our best to work around them with you.
The plays we will be producing are The Trial of Goldilocks and Gathering Blue. Here is imformation on both plays; actors of all ages are invited to audition:
The Trial of Goldilocks
This exciting comedy examines the familiar fairy tale from three points of view: the traditional, the Bears', and then Goldilocks'. Guilty or innocent? Was the young girl a selfish, spoiled brat, intruding where she didn't belong? Or was she the victim of three conniving bears (and their animal "band of hoods" in the woods)? Complete with a hard-of-hearing judge, a harried clerk, two comic lawyers and a jury (of any size)—which gets involved in the action as tables, chairs, beds and forest animals--this charming comedy is perfect for performers of all ages. From the opening moment, when three vendors attempt to hawk souvenirs among the audience, to the surprising verdict from the jury—and a "happily-ever-after" conclusion—this play, performed completely in verse, is both unique and enchanting. As one critic wrote: "The work is entertaining on all levels and is highly educational, both in presenting the same story from different points of view and in involving the child performers in a variety of ways.”
Gathering Blue: In an apocalyptic future where children are kept like animals and human life is cheap, young Kira learns the ugly truth about the powers controlling her world. A gifted weaver, her talent catches the attention of the Council of Guardians. Under their custody, Kira is made to mend and embellish the ceremonial Singer's Robe—a garment that tells the history of the world. But the longer she works, the more she learns about the horrifying secrets that keep her community hostage. Can she use her knowledge and art to reshape the future? Based on Lois Lowry's companion piece to The Giver, Gathering Blue tells a suspenseful tale of the power of creativity to fight brutality.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
Mid Michigan Family Theatre
Bill Gordon firstname.lastname@example.org