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East Haddam, Conn., July 6, 2017:  Calling all boys!  Here’s your chance to join a professional acting company.  Goodspeed Musicals is holding auditions for local Non-Equity child actors (BOYS between ages 8-10) for its upcoming production of Rags. Auditions will be held on Saturday, July 22nd from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Alice Hammerstein Mathias Rehearsal Studio in East Haddam, Conn.

Auditions are for the David Herskowitz role and understudy.  He is a small 8-10 year old with dark hair, full of hope and wonder. Comes over on the boat with his mother Rebecca.  Fearless, but unaware of the unwritten rules of navigating the specific neighborhoods of NYC safely, too young to understand bigotry and prejudice that thrive outside of his community. Must be a strong actor with a solid unchanged singing voice.

All auditions are by appointment only.  Appointments may be made starting immediately.  Please call Company Management at (860) 873-0021, Monday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pm.

Interested performers should prepare one short up-tempo song.  Bring a resume, photo and sheet music.  Music must be legible and in the proper key (no lead sheets please).  An accompanist will be provided.

Candidates must be available for rehearsals, September 5th – October 5th, and performances, October 6th – December 10th.  Rehearsals and performances occur in East Haddam, Conn.

     Performers of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition.

Under the leadership of Executive Director Michael Gennaro, Goodspeed Musicals is dedicated to the preservation, development and advancement of musical theatre and is the first theatre in the nation to receive two Tony Awards (for outstanding achievement). Goodspeed produces three musicals each season at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn., and additional productions at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn., which was opened in 1984 for the development of new musicals. Goodspeed also maintains The Scherer Library of Musical Theatre and The Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre.

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