Sturgis Area Arts Council - Event Details

Auditions for "X is for Zebra"
Monday, October 7
Sturgis Elementary School Gym

Auditions for Dakota Players'production of "X is for Zebra" will be held at 3:30pm on Monday, October 7th, in the Sturgis Elementary School Gym. This event is sponsored by the Sturgis Area Arts Council.

Up to 50 students are needed for roles in "X is for Zebra". There are suitable parts designed for every age, skill, and experience level. In addition to the on-stage roles, there are older students needed that will assist the directors and learn how to operate sound and lighting equipment. Two professional actors from Dakota Players will guide the area's young talent through an exciting week of putting a full-scale musical production together.

About the Show: In the African Savannah, there are some things everyone just knows are true. Meerkats are social, lions have pride, hippos are big and zebras have stripes. All zebras except Xena, that is! Xena was born without stripes and to make matters worse, she spells her name with an "X". It's just too different! It's just not right! What is a zebra without its stripes? Xena struggles with who she is as she listens to others tell her whom she is supposed to be. How can you be comfortable with your place in the world if you don't know who you are? In the end, the truth is that "you just gotta be you" never ever hurts to have a sense of humor about life!

Students wishing to audition should arrive by the scheduled starting time (3:30pm) and plan to stay for the entire two-hour session. NO ADVANCE PREPARATION IS NECESSARY. Bring your smiles and your energy and be your wonderful and outgoing selves. Although there are many roles, not everyone who auditions is guaranteed a part in the play. The first rehearsal begins approximately 30 minutes after the auditions and will continue until approximately 8:30pm that evening.

Rehearsals will take place every day that week (Oct. 7-11) from 3:30-8:00pm. Monday and Tuesday rehearsals will be at the school, with the remainder of the week spent at the Sturgis Community Center Theater. Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week and, if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals for their role. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the auditions. Cast members scheduled to attend both sessions in one day will be asked to bring a sack dinner or snack. Parents or caregiviers will be responsible for getting students to the Community Center.

Performances of the show will be held on Friday, October 11th, and Saturday, October 12th, at 7:00pm each evening in the Sturgis Community Center Theater. Cast members will be called to the performance location 1 hour before performances. All those cast MUST be available for BOTH scheduled performances.

Dakota Players will arrive with all necessary sets, costumes, lights and sound system equipment. All they need are your talented and happy kids to make this a fun week for all!!

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