Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is pleased to announce auditions for their Spring 2017 children’s musical, Big Nate, The Musical. This new musical is based on the popular character created by Lincoln Pierce and will be a Quad Cities premier.

Following a recent production in Washington, D.C., the critic from DC Theatre Scene noted that [Big Nate] is “bursting with energy and fun music, great lyrics and true to life comic strip characters. Big Nate, based on the familiar comic strip, is a rocking fresh bundle of raucous fun.”

Auditions will be held Sunday, March 12th at 10 a.m. at the theatre, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL. Appointments are not necessary. Those auditioning     are asked to bring a résumé and current photo; prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo song of your choice; bring sheet music in the proper key; and be prepared to read from the script, if asked to do so. An accompanist will be provided.

Rehearsals will be primarily mornings and afternoons from April 7 through April 19. There will be 15 morning and afternoon performances from April 20 until May 13, 2017

Director, Brad Hauskins and Musical Director, Shelley Walljasper are seeking adult performers, 4 men and 3 women, to play various roles ranging in age from 11 to 50. For a complete breakdown please see www.circa21.com/auditions.

All roles in this professional production will be paid. Please address any questions to Denny Hitchcock, Producer, at dpjh@circa21.com.

Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written almost 30 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.