Upcoming Auditions for the Spring Play

Wed. and Thurs. open/Fri. Callbacks


Mikaela Schmitt, Contributor

nullBVW Theatre’s department just finished a successful run of West Side Story on February 18th, 19th, and 20th. However there is no rest for those strongly involved in the department; auditions for the spring play are this Wednesday and Thursday, the 24th and 25th, with callbacks on Friday, the 26th.

The spring play, Is He Dead?, is a French Farce, written by Mark Twain. The story, set in Paris in 1846, centers around an artist, Jean-François Millet and his three friends who are in great debt to a evil picture dealer. To get out of debt, Millet fakes his death, driving up the price of the paintings, and dresses up as his fictional twin sister, a widow. Throughout a series of awkward encounters, mistaken identities and romantic deceptions, the story is sure to make an audience laugh.

Assisting the director, Ms. VanderPol, in casting the show will be ELA teachers Mr. Baxter and Dr. Restivo. Many who are auditioning are excited to get input from new faces to make the show as successful as possible. Competitive sprits are high, as the cast will contain approximately 15 characters, however there are unlimited spots for crew members. For students not cast, they are encouraged to help with set, publicity, props, costumes, hair and makeup, lights, or sound. Help with painting is also encouraged, as this unique show requires multiple paintings; many of which the department will be creating.

Auditions are being held in the Performing Arts Center at 3:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday; sign ups are on Ms. VanderPol’s door, Room 632. All auditioning must complete an audition form, also found in Room 632. No preparation is required; scenes will be assigned to read with other students auditioning, then will be performed for the casting directors. After seeing all auditions, a callback list will be posted for Friday afternoon auditions. The show will be April 7th and 8th at 7:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center. All are encouraged to audition, participate in crew, or see the show to support your fellow students.