Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is thrilled to announce the auditions schedule for their upcoming children’s musical Pinocchio.
Auditions for the show will be held at 9 a.m. on Oct. 27 at the theater, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island.Circa Holding Auditions For 'Pinocchio'
Puppet maker, Geppetto, builds a marionette that comes to mischievous life and learns how to be a “real boy.” In Pinocchio, the story of a familiar wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy is told with vim, verve and vibrancy. Set in Italy, this version tells the beloved tale of Pinocchio, a boy-sized puppet that is built by the caring puppet maker, Geppetto. Knowing of his longing for a son, the Blue Fairy brings Pinocchio to life as a reward for Geppetto’s remarkably generous spirit. Pinocchio is told by the Blue Fairy that if he always obeys his father, she will turn him into a real boy. The best laid plans can sometimes go awry, however, and Pinocchio’s boyish longings lead him away from his father and on an adventure unlike any other. From the Land of the Toys to the belly of a whale, Pinocchio learns that no love is greater than that of a parent for a child. The perfect piece for families, Pinocchio is peppered with lessons of Italian along with the overall message of the importance of good behavior.
Except for the role of Pinocchio, we are seeking adults, 18 and older, to play all of the roles. For the role of Pinocchio, we are seeking a boy who looks between the ages of 9 to 12 years old, ideally is less than 5 feet tall, and excels as a singer, actor and mover. For a complete breakdown of the roles and vocal requirements, go to circa21.com/auditions.
All those auditioning must be available for all rehearsals and performances as scheduled. Rehearsals begin Monday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m.  The 19 performances are scheduled for select mornings and afternoons from Nov. 23 – Dec. 29. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Please bring a resume and photo; prepare a verse and chorus or 16 bars of a Broadway song; and bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning might be asked to sing another piece, read from the script and/or learn a brief dance combination.
All roles in this professional production are available and paid. Please email producer Denny Hitchcock with any questions at dpjh@circa21.com.
Circa Holding Auditions For 'Pinocchio'
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Circa Holding Auditions For 'Pinocchio'

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