State Fair

18th June to 3rd July, 2010
The Arcadians' Miner's Lamp Theatre

Congratulations to everyone who auditioned you were all successful, roles will be announced tomorrow night 7pm at the Miner’s Lamp.  Unfortunately we didn’t get quite enough men so please bring a man with you…..or if you know of any males who might be interested, get them to turn up tommorow night too.

Wendy and the team.

State Fair Audition Information

State Fair is a simple, unassuming but lively musical set in De Moines, Iowa in August 1946. A farming family of 4, mum, dad, son & daughter, take their produce to the state fair (agricultural show). The parents win prizes, the 2 kids fall in love and that’s it! No dramas, no pathos, just family life! This production will be directed by Wendy Glover.

The music is by Rogers & Hammerstein and is full of 4 part harmony, as well as lots of “swing” tunes. Songs you may know include “It Might As Well Be Spring”, “All I Owe Ioway” and It’s a Grand Night for Singing”.

There are 6 main characters and many supporting roles (17 at least). As with all our shows, everybody will need to dance at least a little bit and all the leads will have to dance a lot!

6 Main Characters

Abel Frake—farmer – 40+ – salt of the earth, deeply in love

Melissa Frake—farmer’s wife—40+ – as above

Wayne Frake—farmer’s son—20+ – naive, inexperienced

Emily Arden—singer/dancer—25+ – worldly, sophisticated

Margy Frake—farmer’s daughter—19+ – naïve yet strong

Pat Gilbert—journalist—25+ – cynical, fun-loving

Info Nights—March 29 & 31 at the theatre 7.30

Auditions—April 7 & 8 (poss 9th) by appointment

Rehearsals will be Mon & Wed & some Sundays

Season—3 weekends starting June 18

Wendy has a great team working with her including Peter Copeland as MD and Pauline Young as Executive Choreographer. Please phone Wendy if you have any other questions on 4257 4016.