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Meramec Theatre Holds Auditions for “1959 Saint Ascension”

August 01, 2014

The St. Louis Community College-Meramec Theatre will hold auditions for the world premiere of “1959 Saint Ascension” by Gary Paben (book and lyrics) and Donna Perrino (music) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, and Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Theatre on campus, 11333 Big Bend Road.

 

The musical features five female and seven male principle actors and 12 flexible roles for the chorus. Those who are auditioning should prepare a song with sheet music in the correct key and one-minute monologue. Please arrive dressed for a dance audition.

 

Performance dates are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-4, and 2 p.m. Oct. 5.

 

The story, set in a hospital, unravels the relationships of the people left behind as loved ones experience an endless sleep.  Romantic couples, mystery, guilt, magic and the unexpected punctuate the drama. As we slide out of sadness into song and dance, the music becomes a beacon as the light is revealed in all of us.

 

“1959 Saint Ascension” is co-directed by Paben and Michelle Rebollo, with musical direction by Jerry Myers and design by Darren Thompson.

 

For more information, call 314-984-7562.