Cal U. to hold auditions for play

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California University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Theatre and Dance, along with Mon Valley Dance Council, will audition performers Sept. 7 for roles in the holiday production of “Miracle on 34th Street.”


The musical will be directed by Dr. Michele A. Pagen, a professor in the school’s Department of Theatre and Dance, with choreography by Maria Gismondi. Auditions will be held in Steele Hall.


Participants should dress appropriately and bring their own shoes. Auditioners should report to the Blaney Lobby entrance at the rear of Steele Hall 30 minutes before their scheduled audition times. Performers auditioning for actor/singer/dancer roles should prepare a selection from musical theatre between 16 and 32 bars in length and arrive ready to dance.


Auditions are scheduled as follows:


• Dancers only, ages 6-adult, 10 a.m. to noon: Dancers also may be considered for the ensemble, and they should plan to attend the appropriate ensemble audition as well.


• Susan, 10 a.m. to noon: This character (actor/singer/dancer) is a young girl who is “city smart” and wise beyond her years. Performers must bring sheet music; no a capella singing or recorded accompaniment is permitted. They may be asked to attend a 4 p.m. callback.


• Children’s ensemble, ages 5-12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Performers (singers/dancers) must bring sheet music; no a capella singing or recorded accompaniment is permitted. Children are may be asked to attend a 4 p.m. callback.


• Teen and adult ensemble, 2 to 4 p.m.: Performers (singers/dancers) must bring sheet music; no a capella singing or recorded accompaniment is permitted.


Performance dates are Dec. 5-8. For more information, call 724-938-4220.


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