Auditions for The Merc Playhouse’s annual Children’s Theater production will be held on January 9th, from 4 to 6pm and on January 10th, from 10 to noon. Children ages 8 to 14 are invited to audition for As You Like It, Shakespeare’s delightful comedy, directed by Rod Molzahn. Children will be asked to sing at auditions but need not prepare an audition song. Rehearsals begin January 17th and performances run March 6th – 15th. There is a $40 costume fee for each participant which includes a t-shirt; scholarships are available. Audition forms can be found online at mercplayhouse.org and should be completed and submitted to The Merc Playhouse before January 9th. Call The Merc at 509.997.7529 for more information.
ABOUT THE PLAY
As You Like It considers the age old question of whether there is more good in city life or country life. Duke Frederick banishes his older brother, Duke Senior, to the Forest of Arden (Robin Hood’s old forest) along with the old Duke’s daughter, Rosalind and the young Orlando, son of another enemy. They are followed to the forest by Rosalind’s friend, Celia, and Touchstone the clown. Add servants from the court, women disguised as men, shepherds, a country wench and mistaken identity and you have one of Shakespeare’s most loved comedies.
The Director, Rod Molzahn, has been bringing Will Shakespeare to life for audiences throughout the United States and Canada since 1986. He performs regularly in theatres, schools, universities, fairs, and festivals. His CD recording of “A Visit with Will” has received Awards of Excellence for Writing and Creative Concept and for Characterization in the performance of Will Shakespeare from The Communicator Awards.
DATES: Auditions: January 9, 4-6pm and Jan 10, 10am-noon. Performances: March 6-15. FEE: $40 costume fee which includes a T-shirt. CONTACT/LOCATION: The Merc Playhouse, 101 S Glover St, Twisp, WA. 509.997.PLAY, www.mercplayhouse.org