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WEEKENDER / Entertainment

March 1, 2013

Summer of movies at Rabbit Run Theater

MADISON —  Rabbit Run Theater “Goes to the Movies” this summer and auditions are coming up in March.

The productions for the summer are “Steel Magnolias,” “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” (Young Adult Production), “The Sound of Music” and “The 39 Steps.”

“Steel Magnolias,” written by Robert Harling, runs from May 31 to June 8. Auditions are March 23, 1 to 4 p.m. and March 24, 1:30 to 4 p.m. There are six roles available for women ages 18 to 70. Actors will read from the script, and do not need to prepare a monologue. The show is directed by Nancy Shimonek Brooks.

“How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” opens June 14 as Rabbit Run’s Young Adult Production and runs through June 30. With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, the play has multiple roles available for young adults in high school or college.

Actors auditioning should be prepared to sing 16 measures of a Broadway-style song. Please bring sheet music for accompaniment; no pre-recorded accompaniment. Dress comfortably for movement.

Auditions are March 23 and Mar. 24, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The show is directed by Brint Learned with musical direction by Roberta Whitely and choreography by Jennifer Leinweber Ritz.

“The Sound of Music,” with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and based on the book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, runs from July 12 through Aug. 3.

There are multiple roles available for male and female adults. Six roles for children ages 5 through 16 are available with an additional two roles, one male and one female, available for young adults ages 16 through 20.

Auditions are March 23 and 24 from 1to 5 p.m. both days. Actors should be prepared to sing 16 measures of a Broadway-style song. Please bring sheet music for accompaniment; no pre-recorded accompaniment.

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