Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tucson: Santa Cruz Shoestring Players auditions for musical, "The Spitfire Grill"



From: Berdette []
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 2:50 PM
Subject: Press Release


Santa Cruz Shoestring Players

Community Performing Arts Center 1250 W. Continental Road  Green Valley, Arizona


For Immediate Release:


The Santa Cruz Shoestring Players announce auditions for their Spring Musical, “The Spitfire Grill” on Thursday, February 11, 6:30 p.m and Saturday, February 13 at 2:00 p.m. at the Community Performing Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Rd. in Green Valley.

To audition, prepare a 1-2 minute dramatic reading and a song that represents your range and abilities.  Please plan to sing a cappella.  

The cast includes four women and three men.  

The Women:  Percy Talbott, strong to ‘D’ ”, early 20’s; Hannah Ferguson, mezzo/alto, about 70; Shelby Thorpe, soprano, mid 30’s; Effy Krayneck, mezzo/alto, close harmony, 50’s.

The Men:  Caleb Thorpe, top ‘G’, 40’s; Sheriff Joe Sutter, tenor to a ‘G’, mid/late 20’s; The Visitor, never speaks, mid-40’s.

“The Spitfire Grill”, a 2001 Richard Rogers Production Award winning play by James Valcq and Fred Alley, premiered off-Broadway in 2001.  The story of a young woman wishing to start life anew takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Gilead.  Reviewers’ remarks include, “The songs are shiny with tunefulness, hope and all-American inflections of country and folk.” The New York Times; “An abundance of warmth, spirit and goodwill!” USA Today.

Rehearsals begin Monday, March 1 and the play runs from April 29 - May 8.  For more information, please visit our website: , email to, or call 625-7242.


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