Parts are available for singers, dancers and actors 15 years old and over. No special advanced preparation is required, but if desired, audition material can be obtained at the Essanee Theater on Sunday, Oct. 31 between noon and 2 p.m., by calling the director at 364-1975, by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting the Web site at www.iberiaperforms.com.
South Pacific is written by the legendary team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein based on James A. Michener’s novel, “Tales of the South Pacific.” The musical won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950 and the 2007 Lincoln Center revival won 7 Tony Awards.
Songs in the score include favorites such as ‘There is Nothing Like a Dame,” “Bloody Mary,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “Bali Hai” and a host of others. Lead roles include Emile de Becque, Nellie Forbush, Bloody Mary, Luther Billis and Lt. Joseph Cable.
IPAL is dedicating this show to the WWII veterans in Iberia Parish, and 100 free tickets will be available to them, so a large chorus is needed to play sailors, nurses and natives. All are encouraged to audition! The actual play will run March 24-April 10.
A separate audition will be held on Sunday, Nov. 14, from 2-3 p.m. for young children (9-15) interested in the roles of Ngana and Jerome.