Abrams theater to hold auditions for ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’

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Abrams Spotlight Productions Inc. has scheduled open auditions Sept. 18 and 19 for its winter show, “Meet Me in St. Louis.”

With music and lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, the production was adapted from the hit 1944 film of the same title starring Judy Garland.

The plot follows the lives of the middle-class Smith family as they journey through comedic misunderstandings, jovial pranks, love and hardship surrounding the 1904 World’s Fair. The film garnered four Academy Award nominations and includes memorable musical numbers like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “The Trolley Song.”

The musical calls for various roles, both male and female, 8 years and older.

Performers will have two opportunities to audition, from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, or 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at The Byng Community Theater, 5852 Maple St., Abrams.

Individuals who audition should prepare a two-minute selection of a song to sing. The song should not be from “Meet Me in St. Louis.” They can sing a cappella or bring a CD or phone to play the music.

A group choreography audition will take place also, so performers are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes.

“Meet Me in St. Louis” will be performed on the weekends of Dec. 1-3 and Dec. 8-10. A rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions.

For information, call the box office at 920-826-5852 or visit www.abramstheater.com.