Auditions for South Pacific July 23

Published 10:38 am Thursday, July 21, 2022

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Community theatre is back at the Brock Performing Arts Center.

The Davie County Arts Council will hold auditions for Rogers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” on Saturday, July 23  at 10 a.m. in the front lobby of the Brock.

The musical features a World War II Army base on a South Pacific Island. Two love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. A spunky nurse from Arkansas falls in love with a mature French planter and father of two native children causing the Navy nurse to struggle with her extreme prejudices.

Sharing in the romantic trouble is a strapping lieutenant who denies himself a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl.  Meanwhile, American sailors are growing restless and bored without combat to keep them active or women to entertain them in their downtime. ‘A classic Broadway musical with well-known music such as “Bali Ha’i”, “There is Nothing Like a Dame”, “Younger than Springtime” and “Some Enchanted Evening”.

Actors need to park in the rear of the Brock and go to the second floor lobby to register. Once there each actor will fill-out paperwork. Bring a calendar to note any schedule conflicts. Be prepared to sing 16 bars of a favorite song and bring a CD for accompaniment.  Be prepared to read from a script which will be available at the time of auditions.  If needed, call backs will be done during the afternoon hours on July 23. There is a dance portion of the auditions, so clothes and shoes that allow movement are necessary.

The cast will consist of 15 men, 15 women and two children ages 11 to 13.  People of Asian heritage are encouraged to audition for adult roles and roles of the two children.

Performances are scheduled to be performed onOct. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16. For more information, call 336-751-3112.