5th Avenue Theatre Seeks Child Stars at Mall Auditions
The 5th Avenue Theatre is searching the Puget Sound area for five charming, charismatic and talented youths to join the casts of two of the 2013/14 season musicals: Oliver! and Secondhand Lions. An additional 30 talented kids between the ages of 8 and 15 are being sought to fill a variety of ensemble parts for these two shows as well.
Children being considered for Secondhand Lions may even have the opportunity to fly to New York and audition for Broadway producers and the Tesley & Co. Casting Agency (SMASH, Annie, Newsies, Wicked).
KISS FM’s Jackie and Bender are joining forces with 5th Avenue Theatre casting directors to hear youngsters sing. If your child is high-drama, high-energy or just a natural-born star, this might be his or her chance to shine.
The auditions will be held on Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday’s event will take place at Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood; Sunday’s event will take place at Southcenter Mall in Tukwila. Auditions are first-come, first-served with a limited number of slots available. It is recommended that you arrive early to reserve your spot in line.
Kids will be asked to sing one of a limited number of recorded well-loved songs from films and musical theater. Music and lyrics may be downloaded in advance for practice from The 5th Avenue website at www.5thavenue.org/kidsauditions.
Every child who auditions will receive a voucher redeemable for one ticket to Secondhand Lions. Additionally, at the end of each set of auditions, drawings will be held for some fantastic 5th Avenue prizes, including musical theater summer school scholarships, tickets to see Oliver! and an exclusive Secondhand Lions opening night package with dinner at the Purple Café and Wine Bar, four tickets to see the show and an invitation to the cast and VIP party after the performance.
For more information about the shows and the specific roles, as well as when kids will need to be available for rehearsals and performances, visit www.5thavenue.org/kidsauditions.