The "Wordspinner" and the rhythmic beat of the tom-toms open and close this charming musical adventure for all age groups. Pocahontas is the daughter of the mighty Algonquin Chief Powhatan. The princess delights in playing with Raven, Wolf and Squirrel. Pocahontas has also made friends with the English settlers of Jamestown, a community struggling with starvation and sickness. This enchanting musical is graced with a wonderful cast of characters: Little Running Rabbit, Brave Eagle, Aunt Morning Star, Forest Spirits, Mother Earth and, of course, the people of Jamestown. Filled with Native American lore and beautiful music, this play is true to the original legend. Audiences will be swept away with DeTurk's original music, featuring such songs as "Live Forever," "No Common Ground" and the beautiful "Your Heart Always Knows." The production will be directed and choreographed by Kim Maslo, with Vocal Direction by David Cramer.
Young actors will be required to prepare a monologue of no more than one minute in length and one 16-bar musical theater vocal selection. Please bring music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. There will be a short dance audition, as well. Auditions will be held by appointment on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Vero Voce School of Performing Arts in St Charles. For an audition appointment, please call (630) 584-0139 or submit our online form at http://www.verovoce.com/children-s-theatre. Callbacks will be held Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 3:00-5:00 pm.
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Rehearsals run Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am -1:00 pm. Performances will be held on Saturdays at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm and Sundays at 11:00 am, November 16-24, 2013. This is a tuition based program.
Vero Voce was established in 2001 specializing in private voice, piano lessons and musical theatre coaching expanded into a 5,000 square foot facility with multiple studios, classrooms, and a theatre at 951 State Avenue, Suite F, in St Charles. Course offerings include all instruments, voice and theatre classes and a full season of adult musical and non-musical productions and a full season of children's theatre productions.
More information about the many offerings at Vero Voce can be obtained by visiting the website: verovoce.com, or calling (630) 584-0139.