Thirty-four children, teens and adults came out Tuesday evening, Aug. 21, for the first of three consecutive nights of auditions for Near West Theatre’s fall show, Children of Eden. On a stage still in transition from the summer youth hit Hairspray, the Broadway Musical, auditionees were led through a group-oriented process of improvisation, music and movement by Director Bob Navis Jr., Musical Director Jordan Cooper and Assistant Director Kelcie Dugger. All roles are open and a multiracial, multicultural cast of more than 40 is needed, so everyone — regardless of experience — is encouraged to audition. Rehearsals for those who are cast will begin Sept. 23; performances will be Nov. 16 through Dec. 2, 2012. Auditions are at 3606 Bridge Ave., Cleveland, from 6 to 7 p.m. for ages 7 to 12 (arrive at 5:45 to register) and from 7:30 to 10 p.m. for ages 13 through adult (arrive at 7:15 to register). No preparation is necessary. See more on Near West Theatre’s audition process here.
August 21, 2012
Auditions have started for ‘Children of Eden’