Youtheatre sets auditions for ‘Shrek the Musical’

The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County has announced auditions for Youtheatre’s fall production of “Shrek the Musical.”
The musical will include an on-stage cast of more 30 youths. There are also opportunities for youth to participate in the production’s technical crew.
Auditions for the on-stage cast will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 18 and Aug. 20 in the great room at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. Youth interested in the technical crew must drop off materials during auditions and speak briefly with the technical staff.
“Shrek the Musical” is being directed by Jim Toth. Zachary Thomas is music director, Julie Lane is choreographer, Merv Schrock is technical director, Cathy Williams is costumer and Megan Hall is scenic artist.
All students who wish to audition or interview must register for an audition date and complete the required forms, which can be done online at or can be picked up at the Arts Partnership office at 618 S. Main St. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. A tentative rehearsal schedule is also available online and potential participants are encouraged to review the schedule prior to making a commitment to participate.
Students only need to attend one audition or interview. Those auditioning for the on-stage cast need to come prepared for movement. Those who have experience in tap dancing should bring tap shoes.
The performances are slated for 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at First Presbyterian Church. Tickets are currently available at the Arts Partnership box office.
For more information, contact Craig VanRenterghem, education director at the Arts Partnership, at



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