‘Flower Drum Song’ auditions coming up | TheUnion.com

‘Flower Drum Song’ auditions coming up

With a stellar team of directors and designers, including Michael Baranowski as Director, Ken Hardin as Music Director, and George Jayne as Choreographer, Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra is producing its first musical at the Nevada Theatre in January/February 2009: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Flower Drum Song” (the 2002 Tony-nominated version by David Henry Hwang).

Auditions will be held on Sunday, July 20, from 1-4 p.m., and Monday, July 21, from 6:45-9:45 p.m., at Saint Joseph’s Cultural Center, St. Joseph’s Hall, 410 South Church St., Grass Valley. Callbacks are on Tuesday, July 22, from 7:15-10:15 p.m. (by invitation only). Select either July 20 or 21 and call Artistic Director Lisa Moon at 530-273-6362 to register or e-mail her at chanmoon@pacbell.net.

(Note: The CATS office will be closed from June 30 to July 9. During that time, you may call (530) 265-9435 to register. All e-mail registrations received between June 30 and July 9 will be confirmed after July 10.)

“Flower Drum Song,” which is set in 1960 China and San Francisco’s Chinatown, is a community production and all ethnicities will be considered. Please bring sheet music to the auditions for a song you know in your key and are comfortable singing. Also, wear loose, comfortable clothing to dance in and either jazz shoes or tennis shoes to auditions and call backs.

The first hour will be movement, second hour singing and for the third hour, please prepare a 2 minute (maximum) memorized monologue. Headshots and resumes are required.

The play runs Jan. 22 to Feb. 14, 2009, with rehearsals commencing in November.


Wu Mei Li, a new immigrant from China, in her twenties

Wang Chi-Yang, a Chinese opera actor and immigrant to San Francisco, in his fifties

Wang Ta, his Chinese-American son, in his twenties

Chin, an old family friend of the Wangs, a Chinese man in his sixties

Linda Low, A Chinese-American showgirl, in her twenties

Harvard, a Chinese-American, in his twenties

Madam Rita Liang, a Chinese-American talent agent, in her forties

Chao Hai-Lung, a new immigrant from China, in his twenties

Mr. Chong, the Chinese-American owner of the On Leock Fortune Cookie Factory

Mr. Lee, a Chinese-American restaurant owner

Chorus and dancers

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