HPA's 2014-2015 Season
The Music Man brings trouble to River City as con man Harold Hill convinces the people of their need for a boys band. Townsfolk are eating out of the palm of his hand until love catches him off guard and he learns the value of something more important than money. The show requires a large cast ages 12 and up; there are also very limited roles for children ages 9 - 11.
This contemporary setting of A Little Princess captures the eerie mysteriousness of The Secret Garden and the endearing hope of Annie. When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, Sara Crewe goes to live at a boarding school. She soon clashes with the severe head mistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to crush Sara’s sense of self-worth and creativity. Sara’s belief that “every girl is a princess” is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action. This show will need a cast of approximately 30, and actors will need a desire to be challenged. The roles are predominately for non-singers, although some singers are needed as well. The cast needs an outstanding dancer, a few actors who are willing to master visual story-telling through non-speaking roles, at least 5 males and 3 females to take on demanding adult roles, as well as substantial roles for younger girls. Boys ages 12 and up and girls ages 11 and up are encouraged to audition.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice channel a world of musical styles - from calypso to western to the charleston and back to broadway as they retell the biblical story of Joseph, his brothers, and (of course) the coat of many colors. This humorous and explosive show emerges into vibrant life through unforgettable musical numbers including Those Canaan Days, Go, Go, Go Joseph, and Close Every Door. Joseph will feature a large cast of energetic actors 11 and older.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, a captivating musical rendition of a traditional French fairy tale, is set in a small village and follows a young girl in her quest to discover a world of which she’s only read and dreamt. As the story unfolds, dreams come to life and she is faced with the realities of choices and their consequences. The show brings enchanting characters, familiar melodies, and exciting choreography to the stage. This production offers a variety of roles and a large chorus of males 12 and older, and females 13 and older.
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