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Feb. 16, 2006
Contact: Charla Jenkins, University Theatre, (785) 864-2684.

KU Theatre to hold auditions for summer mystery productions

LAWRENCE — Auditions for the summer Kansas Mystery Theatre at the University of Kansas will be Saturday and Sunday, March 4 and 5, in Murphy Hall on the KU campus. Students and adult community actors are encouraged to audition.

The summer mystery lineup includes “Ten Little Indians” by Agatha Christie, directed by John Gronbeck-Tedesco, professor of theatre and film, and “Something’s Afoot,” the musical version of the Christie classic by James McDonald, David Vos, Robert Gerlack and Ed Lindeman, directed by John Staniunas, associate professor and artistic director of the University Theatre.

Kansas Mystery Theatre will be performed in rotating repertory in July in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre. A company of 10 actors, six men and four women, will be cast to perform in the musical and play. Auditions are open to currently enrolled KU students and community actors age 40 and older, Staniunas said.

Audition sign-up is from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, March 3, in the Murphy Hall lobby.

The Open Call is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, on the Crafton-Preyer Theatre stage. Staniunas said auditioners are strongly encouraged to prepare memorized audition material, but cold reading material will be available. Auditioners should perform two minutes of monologue, with a British dialect if possible, and sing 32 bars of any song. An accompanist will be provided.

Callback auditions will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 5, in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre. Callback lists will be posted on the Green Room Call Board Sunday morning.

For additional information or questions, contact the University Theatre at (785) 864-3381.

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