This crowd-pleasing musical is inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”
Participants are required to prepare a song in their range (no pop music). An accompanist will be provided for those with sheet music, or you may bring a karaoke-style CD without a vocal track. A short dance routine will be taught on the day of auditions, so appropriate attire and footwear are strongly encouraged. A dance routine will be taught one time only per audition session; please be on time. Missing the dance auditions will greatly affect casting decisions.
Auditions: Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24, 10:00 a.m. AND 1:00 p.m. (ages 9-18)
Junior Auditions: Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24, 9:00 a.m. (ages 5-8 ONLY) Location: Ehlers Event Center, 8150 Knott Ave.
Callbacks: March 26 & March 28 1; 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (By Invitation ONLY) Location: Buena Park Community Center, 6688 Beach Blvd.
Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. A mandatory parent meeting will be on 3/30 from 10am-4pm (time is subject to change). Performances are on June 14-16, June 21-23. Fridays will have a show at 7:30pm. Saturdays will have two shows at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. Sundays will have one show at 2:30pm.. All program fees are due at the first meeting.
ABOUT BUENA PARK YOUTH THEATRE
Founded in 1981 by former elementary school teacher Ruth Walp, Buena Park Youth Theatre was created due to public school budgetary cutbacks in the arts. Since then, the program has produced fully staged Broadway musicals with thousands of youth actors. The musicals continue to receive outstanding critical acclaim and attract audiences of all ages.
This article was released by the Buena Park Youth Theatre.
Editor’s Note: Corrected the dates of the performances.