AUBURN – Ron Bouffard, director for “Broadway Rocks!,” will hold auditions at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 12, and Monday, June 13, at the Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St.

This show is a “fun” raiser benefiting Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theatre’s Eastman Scholarship Fund.

Shows that will be spotlighted include “Bye, Bye Birdie,” “Grease,” “Hairspray,” “Godspell,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Chess,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Rent,” “Taboo,” “Movin’ Out,” “Tommy,” “Smoky Joe’s Café” and “Mama Mia.”

Bouffard is looking for six to 12 men and six to 12 women of varying ages and abilities to sing as soloists or chorus members.

Soloists may also double as part of the “standing chorus” of strong vocalists, six to 12 men and women with minimum movement requirements. Soloists will be expected to be more agile and capable of “selling a song.”

Anyone interested in performing in this musical revue will be required to sing an audition piece, and demonstrate ability and level of comfort with movement for staging and choreography. There are many possibilities for soloists and small groups to shine, as well as being in a good, solid core “standing chorus” responsible for all the background singing.

The show will be performed Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Great Falls Performing Arts Center. Bouffard is being assisted by Marie Dittmer as assistant director; Tim Pinkham, as producer; Doreen Traynor, costumer; Eileen Messina and Steve Dupont, choreographers; and Colin Britt, music coordinator/director.

Rehearsals will begin in the summer for the benefit of college students who might be interested in participating and can commit to the performances and a few rehearsals in the early fall. The “standing chorus” will have the most rehearsal with emphasis on big sound and full choral parts.

Bouffard has chosen about 30 songs from Broadway musicals that have rock ‘n’ roll music as their core or that reflect upon the sound and characteristics of rock ‘n’ roll. Much of the music he has chosen can be sung by male or female. The director said he’s willing to consider other music as long as it fits this theme. People can access the theater’s Web site at www.laCLT.com to review the list.

If people have questions, they can e-mail the director at [email protected] or call him at (207) 462-7960.


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