Riverside Theatre to hold local auditions for kids


Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, announces an audition date for kids to be part of its production of Evita in January, directed by Tony Award-nominated director Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The audition date and time is Saturday, October 6 from 1pm to 3pm.

Riverside is seeking children ages 6 to 12 ONLY for the Mainstage production of Evita, which runs January 8-27, 2019 for 24 performances. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, December 18th with tech week being January 1-6, 2019.

To audition, please prepare 16 measures of a musical theatre song or popular contemporary song (generally about the length of a verse and chorus together). Bring sheet music, a headshot, and resume, if you have one. An accompanist will be provided. If you do not have a headshot, a photo will be taken prior to the audition. No sign up required.

Performers will be seen one at a time in the order they arrive. Some may be asked to stay and read from the show script. In the audition room will be: Ms. Milgrom Dodge; Kyle Atkins, Associate Producer; and Ken Clifton, Resident Music Director.

If unable to make this date, please contact Mr. Atkins by email only at kylea@riversidetheatre.com to submit a video audition.

AUDITION DATE:   Saturday, October 6, 2018

AUDITION TIME:    1pm to 3pm

AUDITION PLACE: Riverside Children’s Theatre (building next to Riverside Theatre), 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963

For more detailed information on auditions, go to: https://www.riversidetheatre.com/student-auditions

Riverside Theatre is America’s largest professional theatre in a small town. Originally built in 1973 on a 54-acre tract of land designated by the city of Vero Beach as a cultural park, Riverside Theatre was erected with funds solely raised from private donations. For the first few years of its existence, it served primarily as a venue for local theatre groups, traveling productions, and celebrity performances. Seven years later, education and programming for children with Riverside Children’s Theatre was added. The most pivotal moment in the history of the Theatre, however, took place in 1983 when the Theatre’s Board hired Allen D. Cornell as Artistic Director and set in motion a plan to make Riverside a producing professional theatre. Riverside Theatre produces Broadway musicals, contemporary plays, and children’s theatre on three stages. In 2006, Riverside went through a major renovation with the reconfiguration of seating in the Stark Stage, the addition of the Waxlax Stage, and an expansion of the lobby.  Entering its forty-fifth season, Riverside Theatre serves Florida’s entire Treasure and Space Coast with over 100,000 patrons and students using the facilities annually.

Riverside Theatre programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Riverside Theatre is a member of the Cultural Council of Indian River County, the Indian River Chamber of Commerce, and the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce.

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