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Karamu Performing Arts Theatre announces auditions

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Karamu Performing Arts Theatre has announced that it will be holding auditions for the production of “It’s a Bird... It’s a Plane... It’s Superman a Musical Comedy”. The production’s book is by David Newman and Robert Benton with music by Charles Strouse and Lyrics By Lee Adams.

The musical will be directed by Richard H. Morris, Jr. with Sharolyn Ferebee as Musical Director and Kristen Kozak as Choreographer. The show is based on the comic book character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. The set performance dates will be from April 19 through May 4, 2014 with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Audition Dates

Saturday, February 8, 2014
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday, February 10, 2014
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Roles are available for teens thru young adults and all nationalities are welcome.

Those wishing to audition are asked to prepare a one minute memorized musical selection as well as a one minute memorized monologue from a play. You will also be asked to do a cold reading from the script. Bring sheet music and an accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning for dance only are asked to come dressed for movement.

The auditions will be held at Karamu House located at 2355 East 89th Street, Cleveland, Ohio.

About the Play

Superman must find a way to defeat the evil scientist Dr. Abner Sedgwick (turned down for the Nobel Prize ten times) who seeks revenge against the scientific community for not realizing his brilliance by attempting to destroy Superman. While embroiled in this conflict, Superman must also deal with Max Mencken (a Daily Planet columnist) who resents Lois Lane’s attraction to Superman.

Cast of Characters

Superman/Clark Kent
Kryptonian born Super Hero of Earth/Daily Planer Reporter

Lois Lane
Daily Planet Reporter

Dr. Abner Sedgwick
Physicist and Villain

Max Menken
Daily Planet Columnist

Sydney
Daily Planet Secretary

Perry White
Daily Planet Editor

Kenneth Banghart
Daily Planet Film Narrator

Inner City Youth Gang
Father with five sons

Citizens of Metropolis
Nine ensemble members to play M.I.T. students, City Hall Guide, Policeman, Crooks, Suspects, Bank Guard, Daily Planet employees, Photographers and Tourists

Rehearsals will consist of an eight week schedule, 3-6 times per week. Those chosen for the cast will be given a schedule by the first cast meeting or first rehearsal. Any questions may be referred to Richard H. Morris at (216) 795-7070 ext. 236.

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