The Grand 1894 Opera House announces an open audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” to be held Monday, April 1, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. at The Grand 1894 Opera House.
Staged at The Grand as a residency by Missoula Children’s Theatre and sponsored by Target, area students from Kindergarten through high school are invited to audition for a role in this original musical adaptation. As a special highlight for this year's upcoming Grand Kids Festival, set for Saturday, April 6th, performances will be given at 11am and 1pm on stage at The Grand.
The audition is a group audition with no advance preparation needed. There are roles for 50-60 students in the production; however there is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast. Students interested in performing are invited to audition and must arrive by the 4:30 p.m. scheduled starting time and stay for the entire two-hour audition session. The first rehearsal begins immediately following the audition. Rehearsals will be conducted every evening April 1 – April 5, 2013. All students cast must be available for rehearsals and all scheduled performances.
Celebrating its 18th year in bringing the arts to area families, The Grand Kids Festival will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Postoffice Street from 20th to 23rd streets, in historic downtown Galveston.
In addition to the performances of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” The Grand Kids Festival will feature family-friendly performances by student choirs, dance groups, bands and musicians along with professional family entertainment by The Biscuit Brothers, storytellers Margaret Caudle and Toni Simmons and more. The festival offers hands-on arts and craft activities for kids of all ages, and opportunities to learn about quilting, woodworking and puppet creation. Visit the giant teepee or the petting zoo, create a sidewalk chalk masterpiece or try blowing bubbles at the bubble pond. Be sure and come hungry as food booths will offer a variety of fun food selections.
Sponsors for the 2013 festival (to date) include: The John P. McGovern Foundation, Jamail Galveston Foundation, The Permanent Endowment Fund of Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, Galveston.com and Company, Yaga’s Children’s Fund, Houston Family Magazine, CenterPoint Energy, Target, Texas Commission on the Arts, Bush and Associates, Lyda Ann Kempner Thomas and the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston as well as many friends of the festival and in-kind donors.
Festival admission on Saturday April 6, 2013 is $5.00 for adults; $3.00 for children; free for children 4 years and younger. With advance purchase, Saturday’s tickets are available at half-price! Full-price tickets may be purchased at the festival gates. Additional fees may be charged for some activities.
For more information about the open audition for “Jack and the Beanstalk” , The Grand Kids Festival, or to purchase tickets for The Grand Kids Festival or upcoming performances, please visit www.thegrand.com or call 800.821.1894 or 409.765.1894. The Grand 1894 Opera House, located at 2020 Postoffice Street in historic downtown Galveston, is recognized as as "The Official Opera House of the State of Texas."
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