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‘Aristocats’ auditions open

Staff Report~ 3/26/2014

Musical Theatre of Anthem will hold auditions for its upcoming musical production, “Disney’s Aristocats KIDS” on April 5. All children ages 6-9 who audition will be cast.
Based on the Disney film, the feline adventure includes the jazzy Disney favorites “The Aristocats,” “Scales and Arpeggios” and “Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat.”
Vocal auditions kick off at 10 a.m. April 5, followed by a 10 a.m. dance call for everyone the following day with callbacks at 11:30 a.m.
Auditions, callbacks and rehearsals will be held at MTA’s performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem in Anthem.
Those auditioning should prepare a musical theater song, 16-32 bars or 1 minute in length. Bring an accompaniment CD or iPod to sing with or sing a capella if needed.  Have registration materials (available online) completed prior to coming to the audition. Those unable to make the scheduled audition time can contact musicaltheatreofanthem@gmail.com for an alternate appointment time.
Additionally, audition preparation classes will be held on April 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at MTA. During the 90-minute session, participants will be instructed on cold reads, acting technique, characterization and more.  Participants of the workshops will get to audition 30 minutes prior to the general audition time. Cost is $35, and each session is limited to 18 participants. Class reservations can be made online at musicaltheatreofanthem.org.
Rehearsals begin April 10, with performances taking place May 15-18.