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The Kindleberger Arts Commission has an exciting summer of community entertainment and we invite you to visit Parchment for these annual events.

The 2016 Kindleberger Summer Festival of the Performing Arts week, Wednesday, July 6 through Sunday, July 10, includes the annual family musical production, and youth play. Our car show, arts and crafts day, 5K community race and Kids Fun Run, parade, kid’s area, and food vendors are great opportunities for families to spend a day enjoying a wide-range of activities and community.

The Kindleberger Summer Festival of the Performing Arts and Kindleberger Summer Concert Series is organized by volunteers and supported by donations, local grants and special fundraising events. They are truly locally-organized events that have been part of the Parchment community for a number of years. Be a part of our hometown atmosphere. We welcome you to visit Parchment and Kindleberger Park!

 

AUDITIONS!

Contacts: Jan Watson, Theater Chairperson or Zac Thompson, Director

Kindleberger Summer Festival of the Performing Arts will be holding open AUDITIONS for the Lerner and Loewe classic musical, "BRIGADOON" on SUNDAY, MAY 8 and MONDAY, MAY 9, at 7:00 pm at the St Ambrose Church Social Hall, 1628 East G Ave, Parchment. Auditionees need attend only one evening.  Please plan on arriving at least 30 minutes before auditions to complete paperwork.  We will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.  Callbacks will be on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 pm.

SHOW SYNOPSIS:  Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas, two American pals on a Scottish hunting trip, get lost in the woods and come upon the magical village of Brigadoon. Rising out of the Scottish mist only once every 100 years, and only for one day, Brigadoon is an enchanted place where life is simpler and easier, untouched by the worries of the modern world. When Tommy falls for beautiful villager Fiona Campbell, he must decide whether to stay or to return to his life. Including such famous hits as “Heather on the Hill” and “Almost Like Being in Love,” Lerner and Loewe’s “Brigadoon” has music that will sweep you off your feet and a whimsical story that is a tribute to the power of true love.

Director Ken Holda, returning for his seventh Kindleberger Summer Festival, is looking for a cast of 25-35 people aged 14 years and up. Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song from "BRIGADOON" or something in a similar style. Bring sheet music. Those auditioning may be asked to learn a dance or read from the script.

Company meeting will be MONDAY,  MAY 23, at 6:00 pm jointly with the company of "PIRATES OF THE AMAZON" at the St. Ambrose Church Social Hall, followed by the first rehearsal. The entire cast and crew is expected to attend. Any cast member under age 18 should have a parent or guardian attend with them.

Rehearsals for BRIGADOON will be Sunday-Thursday, 7:00-10:00 pm.  Technical rehearsals will be Wednesday, June 29-Friday, July 1, followed by performances at The Stage at Kindleberger Park, Wednesday, July 6-Sunday, July 10.

Anyone who has an interest in singing, dancing, drama, and/or performing is welcome to audition! We also welcome anyone with an interest in set design, costuming, makeup, or any backstage work. The Parchment and surrounding communities are rich in musical and dramatic talent, and the Kindleberger Summer Festival of the Performing Arts Family Musical production is a fun and celebrated opportunity to showcase that talent. We would love to hear from anyone interested in taking part!

Visit www.kindleberger.org for all Festival information!

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AUDITIONS!

Contacts: Jan Watson, Theater Chairperson or Zac Thompson, Director

Kindleberger Summer Festival of the Performing Arts will be holding open AUDITIONS for John O'Hara's PIRATE OF THE AMAZON: THE TREASURE OF MYSTERY ISLAND will be SUNDAY, MAY 8 and MONDAY, MAY 9, at 4:00 pm at St Ambrose Church Social Hall, 1628 East G Ave, Parchment.  Auditionees need attend only one evening.  Please plan on arriving at least 30 minutes before auditions to complete paperwork.  We will begin promptly at 4:00 pm.  Callbacks, if needed, will be on Wednesday, May 11 at 4:00 pm.

Returning for his third Festival season, Director Zac Thompson is seeking 20-35 youth, ages 9-18 years, to play a variety of parts. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script. You need attend only one night of auditions.

Company meeting will be MONDAY, MAY 23, at 6:00 pm jointly with the company of "BRIGADOON".  The entire cast and crew are required to attend and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian!  Our first rehearsal will be Tuesday, May 24, from 4:30-6:30 pm.

Rehearsals will be Monday-Thursday, 4:30-6:30 pm at the St. Ambrose Church Social Hall, beginning on Tuesday,  May 24, until moved to The Stage in Kindleberger Park.  Technical rehearsals will be Wednesday, June 29-Friday, July 1, followed by performances at The Stage at Kindleberger Park, Wednesday, July 6-Sunday, July 10.

SHOW SYNOPSIS: Pirates of the Amazon: The Treasure of Mystery Island is a madcap romp that follows the adventures of Captain Jenny Silver (daughter of the notorious Long John Silver) and her stowed-away-to-become-a-pirate niece aboard a pirate ship crewed almost entirely by women!  Captain Jenny’s quest to find out where her father was banished leads her screwball crew to the HMS Betterton, in hopes of finding the man responsible.  Instead they find his wife Lady Betterton, looking for answers of her own, and a bevy of all-too-proper butlers.  Lady Betterton’s son, the dashing Sir Roderick, attempts a valiant rescue but everything is interrupted as Captain Jenny’s First Mate I-Patch leads a mutiny!  Our heroes miraculously make their way to Mystery Island only to encounter the comedy stylings of sea monsters Eddie and Elvis, and the amazing ego of Ethel, Queen of the Mermaids.  Can anything prepare them for the monster that lives on the island?  Will Jenny find out what happened to her father?  Will Lady Betterton find the treasure she is looking for?  Will I-Patch send them all off of the plank?  Pirates of the Amazon asks a lot of questions and provides a lot of laughs.

Character List

Pirates:
Jenny Silver:  Captain of the Amazon and daughter of Long John Silver.  
Amelia:  Jenny’s niece who stows away to become a pirate     
Peg Legg:  A pirate in training…who needs lots more training
Tessie O Timbers:  A loyal older pirate
Mrs. Hook:  The ship’s cook
Parrot:  Ship Mascot and Mrs. Hook’s best friend
Lucy Lockett:  An enthusiastic pirate
Barnacle Jack: One of not many men on the ship
The Kangaroo Kid:  calling all Australians!
Ivan the Horrible:  Seriously horrible
Agatha Strong:  The pirate of many names
I Patch:  Jenny’s First Mate.  Bit of a jerk
Sally of the Seas: mutinous, tough, yet feminine  

Cutlass Kate: mutinous, tough, yet feminine  
Bertha McJiggers: mutinous, tough, yet feminine

Nobles:
Lady Betterton:  Wife of the man who banished Long John Silver
Sir Roderick:  Son of Lady Betterton, dashing young man
Carraway:  Lady Betterton’s Major Domo (head butler)
Butler #1: Older very proper servant
Butler #2: Younger very proper servant

On the Island:
Eddie:  Sea Monster with dry sense of humor
Elvis:   Sea Monster with style
Ethel:   Queen of the Mermaids looking for a captive audience
Monster:  Mysterious hermit

Possible additional Pirates / Sea Monsters

Visit www.kindleberger.org for all Festival information!

 

 

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