Thank you to all who auditioned for The Sound of Music last week. Morris Park Players is pleased to announce the cast list for the show!
Maria Rainer: Kelsey Wuornos Sister Berthe: Margaret Burton Sister Margaretta: Vicki Sands-Roehl Mother Abbess: Christy Kane Sister Sophia: Anita Spading Capain Georg Von Trapp: John Ballin Franz: David Dexter Frau Schmidt: Theresa Jackson Liesl: Brooke Sjoquist Friedrich: Trevor Hendrix Louisa: Miranda Mier Kurt: CJ Young Brigitta: Grace Anderson Marta: Lauren Kadlec Gretl: Claire Lavin Rolf: TBD Elsa Schraeder: Jodi Richert Max: Michael Muloney Herr Zeller: Chad Carter Baron Alberfeld: Steven Greenhalgh Admiral Von Schreiber: Collin McAnnich Chorus: Diannah Robertson
Aaron Rose Cameo Kids: Ellie Meier
Morris Park Players would like to thank everyone who auditioned for High School Musical. Congratulations to the following people on being cast in the show!
Troy: Jon Michael Stiff Chad: Demetrius Timberlake Zeke: Brandon Reger Jason: Gage Miller Bill: William Brown Cheerleaders/Ensemble: Alyson Westerhaus, Arayah Fooy, Ceanna Starr, Emma Sax, Shaadiah Swenson, Nissa Rolf
Gabriella: Sadie Wendt Taylor: Victoria Jones Martha Cox: Jessica Halverson* Kratnoff: Christian Savakes Ensemble: Ciara Murphy, Rose Davis
Ripper: Esme Etter Mongo: Steven Villagomez Ensemble: Lucina Lynch, Meghan Fisher, Oshana Reich, Rachel Karis
Sharpay: Jesse McCormick Ryan: Kyle Szarzynski James: Jacob Becker Kelsi: Madeline Kadlec Susan: Jacklyn Dammel Cathy: Grace Nollet Alan: Jason Cariveau Cyndra: Taylor Van Denburgh Cali: Avery Ellis
The Other Students
Jack Scott: Brandon Osero Sharpay’s Assistant: Willow Fields
Ms Darbus: Christina Nelson-Wendt Coach Bolton: Roger Kadlec Ms. Tenny/Adult Ensemble: Kelsey Marie Wuornos Vice Principle Greenhalgh/Adult Ensemble: Stephen Greenhalgh Science Decathlon Moderator/Adult Ensemble: Vicki Sands-Roehl
The Kid Ensemble
AV Team Lead/Karaoke MC: Adeline Wendt AV Sound Crew: Kahtryn Ramach, Maren Ronald
What an exciting week we had at Morris Park Players! Auditions were held this week. We had 70 people audition! Hopefuls first had to sing a song of their choice in less than 60 seconds. Our producer kept time and told each actor/actress not to worry if they got cut off… it was nothing personal. This was very true as each and every one of the people that auditioned brought something unique to the table or, in this case, the stage. After they sang their song they were tested for vocal range… on “la” they had to go up note by note as high as they could go, and then back down as low as they could go. Quite a few were pleasantly surprised by how wide a range they had. After vocal auditions each actor went downstairs the to the steaming hot auxiliary gym where they learned a bit of choreography and showed off their dance moves. All kinds of fantastic stuff came out of the performers.
Thursdays callbacks were equally exciting. Teenage boys and girls flocked to the stage to read for the parts of Gabriella, Troy, Sharpay, Ryan, Taylor, Chad, and countless other high school characters. After they read they were paired up to sing “Breaking Free,” a song that is far more difficult that you might initially think. Everyone rocked it, though. Lots of bold choices. After the teens finished up, the adults had their turn for callbacks as Mrs. Darbus and Coach Bolton. These actors had to find a balance between the tender and the intense. Again, the actors did a great job finding fun ways to show off their acting skills.
All in all, really excellent auditions. Morris Park Players is so thankful for everyone that auditioned and we hope that all will continue to be involved both on stage and off.
We are pleased to announce our 2012-2013 season! This Fall, 2012, we will be putting on ‘High School Musical On Stage.” Wade Fields will be our director. Auditions are Tuesday, September 4th and Wednesday, September 6th from 6:45 pm to 9:30 pm. We are considering adults and teens ages 12 and up. Everyone will be expected to sing and dance. Prepare a a verse and a chorus of an up-tempo song (under 90 seconds). Bring Sheet music for accompaniment. Dress for movement. Prepare to read. Be prepared to list all scheduling conflicts for September through November.
Performances: October 26 @ 7:30 pm, October 27 @ 2:00 pm, November 2 @ 7:30 pm, November 3 @ 7:30 pm, November 4 @ 2:00 pm, November 8 @ 7:30 pm, November 9 @ 7:30 pm, November 10 @ 7:30 pm
“The Sound of Music” is our show for the Spring of 2013. Stay tuned for more info!