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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 08 November 2012

Clark College is seeking actors and singers to appear in the Southwest Washington premiere of the legendary, award-winning musical, "Rent."

Auditions will be held on Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. and Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Decker Theater in Clark College's Frost Arts Center.  No appointment is necessary.  For maps and directions, visit www.clark.edu/maps.

The ensemble cast will feature between 11 and 20 actors and actresses. A full list of characters can be found at www.clark.edu/cc/theater.

Auditioners should prepare a 2-3 minute song in the style of the show and bring their own sheet music.  An accompanist will be provided; auditioners may not sing along to tapes or CDs or sing a cappella. "Rent" features light movement, so auditioners should dress to dance.

No callbacks are scheduled at this time.  Resume and head shots, while appreciated, are not necessary.  

Performance dates for "Rent" are Feb. 22 - 23 and March 1, 2, 7, 8 - 9, 2013.

A modern-day version of Puccini's La Boheme, "Rent" won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize and the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production closed in Sept. 2008 after a 12-year run of 5,124 performances, the ninth-longest-running Broadway show at that time.

For further information, contact director H. Gene Biby at gbiby@clark.edu.


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