Show Information & Auditions

Show Information & Auditions

(ages 7-20 by audition date, must be enrolled in a fall dance or theatre class)
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Matt Richardson
AUDITIONS: August 18th or 25th, 4:30-8:30 (come any time, no appointment needed)
CALLBACKS: August 26th, 12:30-4:30 (those invited will be asked to stay the entire time)
AUDITION FORM (Everyone must fill out BOTH sides prior to arrival at auditions. Bring 5 completed copies with you.)
AUDITION DETAILS & INFO (Many people have already asked about hair. No cast member will be expected to dye hair or shave their head. Temporary washable color spray will be used to darken hair if needed.)
REHEARSALS begin Monday, August 28th from 5:30-8:30pm (most likely FULL CAST):
  • Rehearsals are Mondays from 5:30-8:00pm (full cast or select scenes) and Fridays from 4:30-8:30pm (normally full cast). *Leads may be asked to stay until 9:30 on select Fridays.
  • There will be MANDATORY Parent Meetings on Friday, Sept. 1st and Friday, Oct. 20th from 7:00-8:30.

PERFORMANCES will be (we will be doing 5 shows in one weekend, instead of dividing between two weekends):

  • Thurs, Nov. 16th & Fri, Nov. 17th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 18th @ 2:00pm and 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 19th @ 2:00pm … with strike and cast party (at the venue) to follow!
  • Tech (dress rehearsal) week will be:
    • Sunday, Nov. 12th from 1-6:00pm
    • Mon-Wed, Nov. 13th-15th from 5-10:00pm​
  • ​Performances will be at the Dramatic Impact Theater & Events Center (13622 W. 62nd St., Shawnee, KS)

** NO ABSENCES ALLOWED DURING TECH WEEK OR PERFORMANCE WEEKEND. No exceptions. (If there is a need to be late for dress rehearsals, it MUST be listed on your audition form.)

East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna's assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Along with the dazzling score, beautiful costumes and many many fun role, it is one of the all-time marvels of the musical stage. Music by Richard Rodgers. Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.