CHAMPAIGN — The Parkland Theatre will have open auditions on Saturday for its first production of the 2013-14 season: the musical "How I Became a Pirate."
Auditions for children ages 9-14 will start at noon, with the adult auditions from 1 to 4 p.m. Callbacks, if needed, will start at 2 p.m. next Sunday, also at the theater.
Director Kyle A. Thomas will cast adult actors (ages 18 and up) and one child actor (age 9 and up) for the musical version of the children's book "How I Became a Pirate" by Melinda Long.
Children and adults who audition are asked to prepare a song of 16-32 bars and to bring sheet music for the accompanist. During the audition, adults will be asked to perform a short monologue of their choosing; a monologue for youths auditioning is optional.
The audition will also consist of readings from the script. Character descriptions may be found at http://www.parkland.edu/theatre.
No appointment is necessary to audition. Children are asked to arrive a little before noon so that parents can fill out audition forms.
All members of the community as well as Parkland and University of Illinois students are invited to audition.
Performances will be Oct. 3-12. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.