SCC Young People's Theatre to Hold Open Auditions for 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' Jan. 3

December 12, 2012

St. Charles Community College’s Young People’s Theatre will hold open auditions for the production of “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” This romantic musical, set in 18th century France, is swashbuckling, adventurous, and packed with action and comedy.

Open auditions for children ages 8-18 will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building on the SCC campus in Cottleville. Callbacks will be Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.  

A parent or guardian must be present with their child during the audition process. Middle school students and above should prepare 16-32 measures of a solo from a Broadway show. Younger students will be taught a song at auditions.

Those auditioning will be expected to do cold call readings from the script and learn a short dance combination. Students should bring dance shoes or comfortable shoes and clothing.

“The Scarlet Pimpernel” is a tale of intrigue, romance and hilarity that is set during the French Revolution, where a small group of British men, led by the mysterious “Scarlet Pimpernel,” rescue French aristocrats from the guillotine. Everyone becomes curious to know the identity of the dashing hero – including an emissary of the newly established French Republic, sent by Robespierre himself. Diversions, blackmail, swordplay and sheer tomfoolery ensue as people try to solve the mystery.

“The Scarlet Pimpernel” will be performed in the theater of the Fine Arts Building at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 15-16 and 22-23, and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 16-17 and 23-24.

SCC’s Young People’s Theatre offers quality family theater productions through the college’s Corporate & Community Division. YPT offers children and young adults ages 8-18 the opportunity to learn all aspects of theater production through a variety of classes and participation in live theater productions.

For more information about auditions or the play, call 636-922-8233 or visit

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

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