ACT holding auditions for ‘South Pacific’ musical

Published 10:05 am Friday, May 15, 2015

Albert Lea Community Theatre announces auditions for “South Pacific” will be at 7 p.m. May 26 and May 27 at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center, 147 N. Broadway in Albert Lea.

Directed by Steven Kinney, eight performances of this musical romance are scheduled for July 16 through 25. There are many roles in the show for men and women. Young men and women in their late teens, 20s and 30s are encouraged to audition for this large cast of sailors and Navy nurses. There are also some roles for middle-aged adults and two children, a boy approximately age 8 and a girl approximately age 11, that will be cast. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing, learn a simple dance routine and read from the script. Rehearsals will be scheduled weeknights, with some weekend involvement closer to the performance dates.

“South Pacific” centers on a group of American sailors and Navy nurses stations in the south Pacific during World War II. Written by Rodgers and Hammerstein, this classic musical includes such popular songs as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Bloody Mary,” “There is Nothing Like a Dame” and “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair.”

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Tickets may be purchased at or at the box office, which opens Monday the week of the show’s opening and is also open from 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday.

Albert Lea Community Theatre in a non-profit organization featuring local actors, directors and stage crew who volunteer their time. All performances are at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center, 147 N. Broadway in downtown Albert Lea.