Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre Holds Auditions for Actors 8-18 Years Old on 1/13 and 1/14 by Robin Parker

Announcing AUDITIONS for Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre’s  (MVCCT) Spring Musical

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Once Upon A Mattress
is Holding Auditions on 
Monday and Tuesday January 13th and 14th
Bryant High School
2709 Popkins Lane
in Alexandria, VA

WHO: Young Actors 8–18 years old

To sign-up for auditions, CLICK HERE.

If you thought you knew the story of  The Princess and the Pea, you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

Young actors ages 8-10 may sign up to audition from 5:30-7:00 PM on either day.

Actors ages 11-18 may sign up to audition from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on either day.

Those auditioning will be asked to stay the entire time and should be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song of their choice.

However, the song they perform should NOT be from the Once Upon a Mattress. They should choose a classic Broadway-type song (NOT something they might hear on the radio). If an actor would like to bring sheet music, an accompanist will be available. Please have come to the audition with a current photograph—school pictures are fine.

Please arrive 15 minutes early in order to sign in and allow us to begin on time for all auditions!

Any child who falls into the age range ages 8 to 18 may audition. Those auditioning must be 8 by the day of auditions. No exceptions can be made on this minimum age requirement.

Typically the spring musical features 40-45 young actors.

About MVCCT:

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MVCCT was founded in 1980 as a not-for-profit organization to provide area youth with quality theatrical experiences that are educational, creative, engaging and supportive. Through the use of hands-on learning of the theatrical arts,

MVCCT offers children, ages 3-18, the opportunity to enhance their development—building self-confidence, character, self-expression, autonomy and responsibility.

MVCCT strives to stimulate and enhance the cultural life of young people by offering a creative outlet that helps them to develop poise, independence, and accountability through self-expression. Numerous studies clearly indicate the value of arts education in contributing to the emotional and educational development of young people. Research has shown that participation in arts activities is linked to higher academic performance, more community service, a higher level of self-confidence and discipline, and improved social skills.

MVCCT was honored as the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce 2013 Organization of the year!


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