Indian Valley Theatre Auditions Held This Weekend

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This weekend, Sunday, April 23rd from 1:00-4:00 pm and 5:00-8:00 pm and Monday, April 24th from 7:00-9:00 pm, Indian Valley Theatre will hold auditions for their next production, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” directed by Kathie Hart. Auditions will be held in the Community Room at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich and are open to the public. Please bring a song (16 measures) to sing and be prepared for a cold reading from the script. No appointment is necessary and IVT membership is not required to audition, although it is required if you are cast. Audition forms may be downloaded prior to auditioning on IVT’s website.

Miners, brawls, pretty girls, love, romance, maritime disasters, and Meredith Willson’s music and lyrics – “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” is the rags to riches love story of Molly and Leadville Johnny Brown, owners of the richest mine in the U.S. at the turn of the 20th century. A comedic yet honest commentary on the classes and the human spirit of the Colorado settlers, this grand musical is a tour de force with rousing and sentimental songs and dances reminiscent of the times. This spirited tale of a legendary, real-life American original follows the exploits of Molly Brown, whose feisty determination to rise above her impoverished beginnings leads her from the backwoods of Hannibal, Missouri, to the palaces of Europe. Along the way, she marries a lucky prospector, enters the highest echelons of Monte Carlo society, survives the sinking of the Titanic and, most importantly, earns the approval she so desperately seeks of those “Beautiful People of Denver.” Funny, light, uplifting and uniquely American, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” charmed Broadway and film audiences with its irresistible, outrageous title role, in the tradition of such unforgettable characters as Auntie Mame, Dolly Levi and Mama Rose, as well as Meredith Willson’s rousing score, in the tradition of his immortal “Music Man.”

Performances will be Friday, July 14 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, July 15 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, July 16 at 2:00 pm.

For questions or more information about “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” auditions or Indian Valley Theatre, please e-mail info@indianvalleytheatre.com  or contact IVT at 888-365-8889. Check them out online at www.indianvalleytheatre.com. Indian Valley Theatre is an Illinois Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to the appreciation and development of the performing arts in the area.