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North Shore Music Theatre's Puttin' On A Show

Auditions for "42nd Street" Set For August 1

Tap dancers take note. Award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) in Beverly is holding auditions for its Fall production of "42nd Street" on Friday, August 1.

All auditions will be held in NSMT’s Theatre Arts & Education Building adjacent to the theatre at 62 Dunham Road. Performance dates for "42nd Street" are October 28 - November 23, 2008.

Male and female adults (19 and older) will audition for ensemble and principal roles by appointment only. AEA and non-AEA auditions will be held starting at 11:30 a.m.

Principal and ensemble actors will be expected to bring appropriate dancewear and tap shoes, and should be prepared to sing 16 bars of an up tempo song. Actors will need to bring their own sheet music marked with the starting point and stopping point; an accompanist will be provided.

Adult auditioners should email Assistant to the Producers Mark Jacobsen at to schedule an appointment.

Male and female teens between the ages of 12 and 18 (and who are excellent tap dancers) are encouraged to attend an open chorus call for the opening number of "42nd Street" on Friday, August 1, at 2:00 pm. Auditioners should bring appropriate dancewear and tap shoes. Singing is not required.

Rehearsals for the teen ensemble are set for October 9 – 27 and will not conflict with regular school hours. The exact day and time commitment is yet to be announced, but participants must be available for the entire rehearsal process, no exceptions.

Auditions will be run by North Shore Music Theatre Artistic Director and Executive Producer Barry Ivan and Choreographer Michael Lichtefeld. Mr. Lichtefeld is also directing and choreographing NSMT’s current production of "Bye, Bye Birdie." "42nd Street" will be directed by Charlie Repole.

Operating since 1955, NSMT has evolved into the largest non-profit producing theater in New England, with approximately 350,000 patrons annually. With its celebrated Theatre for Young Audiences program, a school touring program, and year-round classes for children, NSMT has become one of the region’s leading providers of theater arts and education.

-- OnStage Boston




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