Friday, September 6, 2019

Auditions set next week for young stage performers

Young actors and singers in the area will have a chance to show off their talents during upcoming auditions for the Plymouth Uptown Players set for next week.
Auditions will take place at the Plymouth community Arts Council from 5-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15 and again from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 for young actors in 4th through 9th grade.
To audition, students must complete pre-registration online at or by calling (734) 416-4278 and schedule an audition appointed. Actors will meet in small groups for 20-30 minutes with the director of the upcoming musical, Sonja Marquis. Students must register and sign the Actor Commitment Contract on audition night for registration to be complete, organizers said.

On audition day, hopeful performers should plan to arrive 5 minutes prior to the scheduled audition time and be prepared to interact with others who are auditioning. Actors should have a short audition piece prepared such as a monologue, a poem and or a song.
The piece may be memorized or read.
Fall rehearsals will take place from 6-8 p.m. Sundays at the Plymouth Community Arts Council and the final performances will take place Dec. 13, 14 and 15 at the Tipping Point Theater in Northville. Actors must commit to rehearsals, all three performances and a 2-hour tech week rehearsal the week before the show.
Plymouth Uptown Players is an experimental theater program that is actor-centered and the director will decide which performers who audition are ready for the challenges of musical theater. If an actor should wait another season before auditioning again, a full refund will be given within a week of the notification.
Program registration is $245 with a current Plymouth Community Arts Council student membership fee of $30 which is good for one year. Tuition includes two free tickets per actor for one performance.
The Plymouth Arts Council is located at 774 North Sheldon Road in Plymouth.