SCC Young People's Theatre to Hold Open Auditions for 2012 Productions on Aug. 18

August 02, 2012

St. Charles Community College’s Young People’s Theatre will hold open auditions for its productions of “The Creepy Creeps of Pilgrim Road” and “White Christmas” on Aug. 18 at SCC.

Open auditions for children ages 8-18 for both plays are at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building on the SCC campus in Cottleville. A parent must be present during the audition process. For “The Creepy Creeps of Pilgrim Road,” auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. For “White Christmas,” participants must prepare 16 measures of a “White Christmas” song and bring music accompaniment, tap shoes and/or dance shoes. If auditioning for a solo, the song performed must be “White Christmas.”

“The Creepy Creeps of Pilgrim Road,” based on the book by Tim Kelly, with music and lyrics by David Reiser, features a charming though unusual family, living in a dilapidated mansion in Edible Falls. Heading the home is Sinbad and his captivating spouse, Tarantula. Unfortunately their home is in an exclusive and snobby neighborhood dominated by a group of people who are certain the Creeps are ruining Pilgrim Road’s chance to win the yearly All American Street Contest, which they have lost every year. The neighborhood’s self appointed leader makes it her mission to force the family out of Pilgrim Road at any cost. This results in a comical misadventure spiced up with lots of strange characters and full of show-stopping musical numbers that will entertain the whole family.

“The Creepy Creeps of Pilgrim Road” will be performed in the theater of the Fine Arts Building at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 19-20, and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 20-21. 

“White Christmas,” based on the beloved, timeless film, is a heartwarming musical featuring 17 well-known Irving Berlin standards, such as “Blue Skies,” “I Love a Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean,” and of course, “White Christmas.” After World War II, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis relentlessly pursue a busy and highly successful song and dance career. Their lives change completely when they meet and follow two sisters to Vermont for the holidays. This romantic and uplifting musical comedy is fun for the whole family. Celebrate the holidays with wonderful songs and dancing, and relive this traditional favorite.

“White Christmas” will be performed in the theater of the Fine Arts Building at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 14-15, and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 15-16. 

For more information about auditions or the play, call 636-922-8233 or visit www.stchas.edu/YPT.

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.

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