Friday, December 14, 2012

Announcing auditions: Knuffle Bunny - A Cautionary Musical

Director Steve Koehler has announced audition information for Knuffle Bunny - A Cautionary Musical, the third show of the 2012-2013 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The musical is based on the book by Mo Willems; the script and lyrics are by Mo Willems, and the music is by Michael Silversher.

Auditions will be Sunday, January 6 from 6-9 p.m. and Monday, January 7 from 6-9 p.m. at Oakland High School, 611 S. 21st Street, Lafayette.

Steve is looking to cast several actors in the following parts:

Mom - A no-nonsense, slightly exasperated yet loving mother with a good set of pipes. Range: F#3-A5

Dad - An overconfident new father who pretends to be the heroic daddy, yet is truly a bit incompetent in household maintenance. Range: A2-Bb4

Trixie - A 16-month-old child as played by an older actor. She is a toddler who loves her stuffed bunny, she is excited and bright-eyed about the world. Range: Bb2-F#5

Chorus - Actors will play several roles: puppets, pigeons, giant clothes and Knuffle Bunny. Not all chorus members need to be singers, but there will be some singing associated with some of the roles.

Those who are auditioning will be asked to make a 5-minute appointment by calling 765-423-PLAY (7529). They will be asked to sing a Broadway-style song, and there will be a movement audition the final 20 minutes of every hour. Please dress for dance.

If callbacks are needed, they will be Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Oakland High School.

Scripts can be checked out at the Civic Theatre office, 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

It sounds so simple, just a quick trip to the laundromat in Brooklyn with Daddy, Trixie and her beloved Knuffle Bunny, but before you know it, things go horribly, hilariously wrong. Chock full of adventure, song and gigantic dancing laundry, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical tells a tale of firsts: a stuffed animal's first trip in the laundry, a little girl's first words and a Daddy's first time dealing with his child going "boneless."

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical will be performed Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 17 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette. The Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show is at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under.
The mission of CivicTheatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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