“Summer Magic” Auditions at WSCC
March 31, 2012 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Walters State Community College
500 S Davy Crockett Pkwy
Auditions will be held this weekend for the first world stage adaptation of Disney’s 1963 family musical film, “Summer Magic.”
Audition dates will be Saturday, March 31, from 3 to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 1, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Humanities Theatre on the Morristown campus of Walters State Community College.
Auditions will also be held on Monday, April 2 in the choir room at Cocke County High School, from 6 to 9 p.m. Familiarity with the film’s songs or comparable music, including Disney songs, is helpful. Roles are available for a variety of ages.
Starring Oscar winners Hayley Mills and Burl Ives, the film was written by Sally Benson, who wrote MGM’s classic “Meet Me in St. Louis,” a similarly-themed turn-of-the-century slice of Americana. Songs for the Disney film were composed by brothers Richard and Robert Sherman as a precursor to “Mary Poppins,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and scores of other classic films.
With Richard Sherman’s blessing, Newport educator Gerald Maloy recently obtained official permission from Disney Theatrical to adapt the first ever stage version of “Summer Magic.” Set in the early part of the 20th century, the film focuses on a family’s move to Maine and a determined teen-aged girl’s quest to find happiness and romance for her and her family.
“Summer Magic” will be staged at WSCC on June 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 as a joint collaboration between the college, the Newport Theatre Guild and the Morristown Theatre Guild.
For more information, call Maloy at 423-465-2852.