Mercyhurst Musical Theatre program holds open audition

On Sunday, Feb. 11, and Monday, Feb. 12, the Mercyhurst College musical theatre department will hold open auditions to fill seven openings in its upcoming productions of “Assassins.”

Mercyhurst College’s newest major, musical theatre, is preparing to produce its second musical, “Assassins,” with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim and written by John Weidman. The department, which debuted in the fall of 2001, is seeking additional cast members by holding an open audition. The play will be held in Taylor Little Theatre on the Mercyhurst campus. Rehearsals begin March 12, and the five performances will be held from April 26 through April 29. D.J. Maloney, director of the program, will direct the play and choreography will be handled by Mark Santillano, a member of the Mercyhurst dance department.

Members of the community are encouraged to audition for the roles of Leon Czolgosz, Charles Guiteau, Giuseppe Zangara, Samuel Byck, John Wilkes Booth, Balladeer, Proprietor and Bystanders.

Auditions start at 1 p.m. on both Sunday, Feb. 11, and Monday, Feb. 12. 

On Sunday, Feb. 11, auditions will be held in Taylor Little Theatre; Monday, on Feb. 12, auditions will be held in the D’Angelo School of Music, Room 19.

For more information, contact D.J. Maloney, director of the musical theatre department, 824-3056.

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