Showing posts with label audition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label audition. Show all posts

Monday, August 15, 2022

Franklin Performing Arts Company Casting Children for "The Sound of Music"

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) is accepting video auditions from local children for their October production of The Sound of Music through August 19. The Franklin Performing Arts Company at THE BLACK BOX is a professional Equity theater producing musicals, plays, and more, featuring Broadway stars, professional and regional performers, and emerging artists. 

FPAC is casting the seven von Trapp children in the classic musical:  Liesl– female to play 16, Friedrich- male 13 to 14 years old with unchanged voice, Louisa- female 12 to 13 years old, female, Kurt- male 10 to 11 years old with unchanged voice, Brigitta- female 9 to 10 years old, Marta- female 7 to 8 years old, and Gretl- female to play 5 years old. All kids must be strong singers/actors with movement ability. Liesl must be a strong dancer. 

Auditioning children are asked to submit a video of a brief cut of a musical theater song to the submission form found on FPAConline.com under “Auditions.” FPAConline.com also provides a “Self-Tape” guide for those new to video auditions. Audition submissions are due by August 19. In-person invited callbacks will be held on August 23 and 24. Questions can be directed to FPACcasting@gmail.com

The Sound of Music runs October 14-23 at THE BLACK BOX. The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision. 

FPAC looks forward to viewing auditions from local young performers for these classic roles. To submit auditions, visit the “Audition” page of FPAConline.com through August 19.   https://www.fpaconline.com/auditions-list.php

Franklin Performing Arts Company Casting Children for "The Sound of Music"
Franklin Performing Arts Company Casting Children for "The Sound of Music"

Sunday, November 10, 2019

FPAC Spring Open Call Auditions for "Tartuffe", "Legally Blonde", and "Into the Woods"


FPAC Spring Open Call: 
Tartuffe, Legally Blonde, Into the Woods

Auditions will be held by appointment the evening of Tuesday, November 19 at THE BLACK BOX starting at 6:45 pm. Performers ages 16+ are welcome.

Submit for an appointment time 
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?FranklinPerformingAr/0c3ee3f652/9b055c5183/78f8a89b28

Accepted appointment times will be emailed out.
Audition submissions will be accepted until Monday, November 18 at 5:00 pm.
If you are unable to audition at this date, please contact us at 508-528-3370

FPAC PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS:
Student/Community performers will be required to meet a fundraising support requirement. The information will be available at the audition or here.

CAST POSTINGS:
Dance Call and Callbacks will be posted on the FPAC website. The cast will be posted online. We do not make phone calls or send emails regarding casting. Please check the cast list on the Cast Info page at www.fpaconline.com

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
***Rehearsal times may vary from week to week as the shows progress. Be sure to check the website for the updated schedule! Changes in the schedule will be highlighted in red. Rehearsals are generally held Monday/Wednesday evenings and weekends. 

For additional details on the roles available for each production
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1156763/0c3ee3f652/547960375/9b055c5183/ 

FPAC Spring Open Call Auditions for "Tartuffe", "Legally Blonde", and "Into the Woods"
FPAC Spring Open Call Auditions for "Tartuffe", "Legally Blonde", and "Into the Woods"
 

Friday, September 13, 2019

FSPA to present “How to Audition” Workshop with Raye Lynn Mercer - Sep 21

Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) Director Raye Lynn Mercer will present a "How To Audition" Workshop on Saturday, September 21 from 1:00-2:30 pm in the school's Recital Hall at 38 Main Street. Students and parents are invited to learn about the audition process in an entertaining, interactive format with demonstrations and time for questions from attendees. Included in the workshop are what to expect, how to prepare, and how to conduct oneself at any audition.

The workshop is appropriate for those getting ready for a first audition experience as well as those who are ready to raise the level of their audition presentation. “This workshop takes the mystery out of the process and demonstrates what happens before, during and after the audition. The right preparation and appropriate expectations help make auditioning a positive experience,” says Mercer.
Raye Lynn Mercer
Raye Lynn Mercer

In addition to preparing students for local auditions, Mercer and her staff successfully prepare high school students to audition for college performing arts programs. FSPA alumni are attending top colleges and conservatories including NYU Tisch, Penn State, Oberlin, Oklahoma City University, Hartt School of Music, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, and Syracuse University, while FSPA's college graduates are enjoying active careers on Broadway, in national tours, regional theater, film and television. Current FSPA musical theater students have the opportunity to audition for New York City agents and casting directors as well as professional theater.

Registration for the "How To Audition" Workshop can be done in advance at the FSPA Office or by calling 508-528-8668. The workshop is open to anyone and recommended for beginner and intermediate performers and highly recommended for parents.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

FPAC Announces Auditions for Matilda choreographed by Broadway’s Clay Thomson

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) has announced an open call for their upcoming production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical choreographed by original Broadway cast member Clay Thomson. The initial vocal audition will be held on Thursday, September 5 at THE BLACK BOX. Ages 9-11 at 5:00 PM, ages 12-13 at 6:00 PM, ages 14-18 at 7:00 PM, and adults at 8:00 PM. 

Those auditioning are asked to prepare 16 bars of a selection in the style of the show. It is requested that auditioners do not sing music from Matilda. Some may be invited from the September 5 audition to attend a callback or invited dance call on Saturday, September 7 at 2:00 PM.

Broadway’s Clay Thomson
Broadway’s Clay Thomson
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Currently appearing in KING KONG on Broadway, Clay Thomson started out as a competitive gymnast at the age of four, which eventually led him into the performing arts. At age twelve, Clay joined the Cameron Mackintosh/NETworks tour of Oliver!. After completing his freshman year at Pennsylvania State University studying Musical Theatre, Clay toured the U.S, Canada, and Japan with the Broadway First National Tour of West Side Story as A-rab. 

Soon after returning from tour, he made his Broadway debut in Disney's Newsies, playing Spot Conlon. After that, he was cast in the Original Broadway cast of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical. In 2014, Clay left Matilda to perform in New York City Center Encores' productions of Little Me and The Most Happy Fella. He is featured in the viral YouTube video #CupsTapDance as well as his most recent appearance in The Happy Tap Dance #TAPPY.

FPAC’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical will run October 19, 20, and 25-27 at THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin, MA. 

For more information, visit www.FPAConline.com or call 508-528-3370. Follow FPAC on Facebook, Instagram (@franklin.performing.arts.co), and Twitter (@fpac_online)

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

FPAC Announces Open Auditions for Seussical

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) is excited to announce open auditions on Saturday, January 12 for their upcoming production of Seussical at THE BLACK BOX. Auditions will be held at 15 W. Central St. in Franklin, MA. 

Those auditioning are asked to prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. Auditions for grades 4-7 will be held at 1 pm, grades 8 and 9 at 1:30 pm, grades 10-12 at 2 pm, and adults at 2:30 pm. Seussical will run March 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17 at THE BLACK BOX.
FPAC Announces Open Auditions for Seussical
Open Auditions for Seussical

Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. 

The colorful characters transport the audience from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." 

Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

For more information visit www.fpaconline.com or call 508-528-3370

Thursday, December 13, 2018

FPAC Announces Open Auditions for You Can’t Take It With You

The Franklin Performing Arts Company is excited to announce open auditions for You Can't Take it With You. Auditions open to ages 16+ on Saturday, December 15 or by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 508-528-3370 or email Raye Lynn Mercer at rlmercer@fpaconline.com. Those auditioning may prepare a monologue or sides will be available. The production runs January 25-27 at THE BLACK BOX.

FPAC Announces Open Auditions for You Can’t Take It With You
FPAC Announces Open Auditions
for You Can’t Take It With You
You Can't Take It with You, by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, is a classic comedy about a family living “to the beat of a different drum”. Set in the summer of 1938 in New York City, the play introduces audiences to the freethinking Sycamore family and the mishaps and mayhem that ensue when their daughter's fiancĂ© brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night. You Can’t Take It with You won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the screen adaptation won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director.

For more information, visit www.fpaconline.com or call 508-528-3370


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

FSPA to hold “How to Audition” Workshop - Sep 29

Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) Director Raye Lynn Mercer will present a "How To Audition" Workshop on Saturday, September 29 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in the school's Recital Hall at 38 Main Street. 

Students and parents are invited to learn about the audition process in an entertaining, interactive format with demonstrations and time for questions from attendees. Included in the workshop are what to expect, how to prepare, and how to conduct oneself at any audition. 
Director Raye Lynn Mercer
Director Raye Lynn Mercer

The workshop is appropriate for those getting ready for a first audition experience as well as those who are ready to raise the level of their audition presentation. “This workshop takes the mystery out of the process and demonstrates what happens before, during and after the audition. The right preparation and appropriate expectations help make auditioning a positive experience,” says Mercer.

In addition to preparing students for local auditions, Mercer and her staff successfully prepare high school students to audition for college performing arts programs. FSPA alumni are attending top colleges and conservatories including NYU Tisch, Penn State, Oberlin, Oklahoma City University, Hartt School of Music, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, and Syracuse University, while FSPA's college graduates are enjoying active careers on Broadway, in national tours, regional theater, film and television. Current FSPA musical theater students have the opportunity to audition for New York City agents and casting directors as well as professional theater.

Registration for the "How To Audition" Workshop can be done in advance at the FSPA Office or by calling 508-528-8668. The workshop is open to anyone and recommended for beginner and intermediate performers and highly recommended for parents. 

The workshop is $20 per student, $30 for student and parent, and $5 per additional family member.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Open Auditions for Disney’s Newsies choreographed by Broadway’s Clay Thomson

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) is thrilled to announce open auditions for their October production of Disney’s Newsies. This exciting production at THE BLACK BOX will be choreographed by Broadway cast member Clay Thomson. Vocal Auditions will be held Thursday, September 6 at 7 pm. Auditioners are asked to prepare 16 bars in the style of the show. From the Vocal Audition, some will be asked to attend the Invited Dance Call on Saturday, September 8 at 2 pm. 

Auditions will be held at THE BLACK BOX at 15 W. Central St. Franklin, MA 02038. Disney’s Newsies will run October 13-14 and 19-21 at THE BLACK BOX.

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Disney's Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). It features the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe.” Disney’s Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Broadway’s Clay Thomson started out as a competitive gymnast at the age of four, which eventually led him into the performing arts. At age twelve, Clay joined the national tour of Oliver!. He toured the U.S, Canada, and Japan with the Broadway First National Tour of West Side Story as A-rab. He made his Broadway debut in Newsies, playing Spot Conlon. After that, he was cast in the Original Broadway Cast of Matilda The Musical. 
choreographed by Broadway cast member Clay Thomson
choreographed by Broadway
cast member Clay Thomson

Clay performed in New York City Center Encores' productions of Little Me and The Most Happy Fella. He has also made numerous television appearances, performing on shows such as Dancing with the Stars, The 2013 TONY Awards, The 2012 and 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Late Show with David Letterman, The View, Good Morning America, and more. He is featured in the viral YouTube video #CupsTapDance as well as his most recent appearance in The Happy Tap Dance #TAPPY.

For more information about auditions for Disney’s Newsies presented by the Franklin Performing Arts Company, call (508) 528-3370 or visit www.fpaconline.com. You can follow FPAC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Friday, May 11, 2018

FSPA Summer Theater Auditions - May 14

Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) will hold placement auditions for FSPA Summer Theater programs on Monday, May 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 38 Main Street in downtown Franklin. Students may audition for the musical 42nd Street (Grades 8-12), an original parody 21st Street (Grades 3-8), two straight plays (Grades 3-7 and Grades 8-12), a cabaret (Grades 5-12), and Broadway Boot Camp (Grades 5-12). There are opportunities for all ages and levels, and all students who audition for the musical and play productions will be cast. Those unable to attend the auditions on the 14th should call FSPA at (508) 528-8668 to schedule a makeup appointment.

The ultimate show-biz musical, 42nd Street features the beloved Broadway standards, “We’re in the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” and the title tune. To audition, please prepare 16 bars of a musical theater song. Repertoire from the Golden Age (musicals written before 1965) is preferred, but not mandatory. Tap experience is not required. For the plays, students may present a monologue, but that is optional. Cold readings may also be part of the audition. Plays will be chosen for each age group based on enrollment. The plays will rehearse August 20-24, with a performance on August 24th at THE BLACK BOX theater in Franklin. The musicals will be presented at THE BLACK BOX at the conclusion of FSPA’s two-week musical theater program, which runs from August 6-17.
FSPA Summer Theater Auditions - May 14
FSPA Summer Theater Auditions - May 14

FSPA Summer Theater also includes a Broadway Boot Camp and cabaret show. The Cabaret week (July 23-27) focuses on repertoire choices, song interpretation, and presentation, and concludes with a cabaret style revue at THE BLACK BOX. The three-day Broadway Boot Camp (July 30-August 1) brings guest instructor Ben Cameron to FSPA for song and dance master classes and coaching on individual performance skills. Ben Cameron has appeared on Broadway in Aida and the original casts of Wicked and Footloose. He is currently the creator/host of Broadway Sessions at The Laurie Beechman Theater.

In addition, FSPA summer programming offers ballet intensives and one-week creative arts camps, along with voice, instrumental, and dance classes. The summer session runs from July 2 to August 24. To register, call FSPA at (508) 528-8668. For more information, including a summer session brochure with full program descriptions, dates, faculty, and tuition, call FSPA or visit www.FSPAonline.com.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Open Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Jan 24

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will hold open auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at THE BLACK BOX, the company’s home and performance venue located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. 

Auditions for teens and adults will take place on Wednesday, January 24 from 7-9 p.m. Auditions for the show’s Children’s Choir will be held on Saturday, January 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Children’s Choir auditions are open to ages 6-12, with a maximum height requirement of no more than 60 inches. Please prepare 16 measures of a musical theater song. For more information, including a character breakdown of available roles, visit www.FPAConline.com.

FPAC will present the hit family musical, with professional orchestra and special guests, on March 9-11 (with Choir 1) and March 16-18 (with Choir 2) at THE BLACK BOX. Based on the biblical Joseph story, the lively Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical follows the trials and triumphs of Jacob’s favorite son in a high-energy, high-adventure retelling of epic proportions. The musical is entirely sung-through and boasts catchy songs of many musical styles, from country western and calypso to pop, disco and rock ’n’ roll. The endearingly popular Joseph is a colorful and uplifting show for audiences of all ages.

FPAC Executive Director Raye Lynn Mercer and her creative team have ties to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat extending back to the musical’s 1996 National Tour starring Donnie Osmond, when students from Mercer’s Franklin School for the Performing Arts were cast in the production’s three-month Boston run. FSPA students were cast again by Broadway In Boston when tours of Joseph played The Colonial Theatre in 2000 and again in 2005. FPAC presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as part of the company’s 27th season. For more information, call (508) 528-3370.

Open Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Jan 24
Open Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Jan 24

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Open Auditions For Rising Stars Cabaret - Oct 7

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will hold open auditions for the third annual Rising Stars Cabaret on Saturday, October 7 at THE BLACK BOX, 15 West Central Street, in downtown Franklin. Showcasing the vocal talents of promising young area performers, Rising Stars will be presented on Friday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the venue’s BLACK BOX Cabaret series. 

Auditions begin at 1 p.m. for ages 6-8, 1:30 for ages 9 and 10, 2:00 for ages 11 and 12, and 2:30 for teens. Students must be 6 years of age or older on the audition date to participate. 

Please prepare a 32-bar audition cut and share a brief story or experience related to the song. Bring sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided. 

Singers from a variety of age groups will be chosen. If selected, a production fee applies, which includes private coaching, group rehearsal with the band, and musical arrangements of your songs to keep. 

For more information, call (508) 528-3370 or visit online at www.FPAConline.com.

Open Auditions For Rising Stars Cabaret - Oct 7
Open Auditions For Rising Stars Cabaret - Oct 7

Monday, September 11, 2017

FPAC Announces Open Auditions for The Nutcracker

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will hold open auditions for Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet, The Nutcracker, on Sunday, September 24. Auditions will take place at THE BLACK BOX, FPAC’s home and performance venue located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. Students, ages 6 and older, from all area dance schools are welcome. 

Audition times are 9:30-10:00 a.m. for ages 6 and 7, 10:00-10:45 for ages 8 and 9, 11:00-11:45 for ages 10 and 11, 11:45-12:45 for ages 12 and 13, 1:00-2:00 for ages 14+ (off pointe), and 2:45-3:45 for ages 12+ (pointe audition; must have at least one year of pointe experience). Off-pointe callbacks are scheduled at 2:00-2:30 p.m., with pointe callbacks from 3:45-4:45. Ballet attire is required.
FPAC Announces Open Auditions for The Nutcracker
FPAC Announces Open Auditions for The Nutcracker

Presented with live professional orchestra, FPAC’s magical journey of The Nutcracker features more than 100 area dancers and special guest artists from such prestigious companies as American Ballet Theatre and Boston Ballet. The production remains a highly anticipated and treasured part of the FPAC season, a popular holiday tradition for more than 20 years. FPAC will present The Nutcracker on December 2 and 3 at the Franklin High School auditorium as part of the Company’s 27th season.

For more information, call (508) 528-3370 or visit online at www.FPAConline.com.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

In the News: Spamalot auditions; Rally Day; Cannabis Control Commission appointed

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Franklin Performing Arts Company will hold open auditions for “Monty Python’s Spamalot” on Sept. 7 at The Black Box, 15 W. Central St. 
Auditions will begin at 6:30 p.m. for ages 14-17 and continue at 7 p.m. for adults. Participants should prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theater song in the style of the show. 
FPAC will present Spamalot on Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 27-29 at The Black Box as part of the company’s 27th season. A retelling of the legendary tale of “King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table,” the musical parody was inspired by the 1975 classic comedy film, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” and likewise diverts from more traditional versions of the legend."

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http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20170902/strongfranklin-performing-arts-company-to-host-auditionsstrong
(FPAC) will hold open auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot
(FPAC) will hold open auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot


"Franklin Federated Church, 171 Main St., will kick off the program year with Rally Day, beginning at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 10. 
The event will feature a blessing of the backpacks during worship, followed by a catered barbecue cookout. "Franklin Federated Church, 171 Main St., will kick off the program year with Rally Day, beginning at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 10. 
The day’s activities will begin with Adult Discovery Group, a Bible exploration. Sunday School registration for children preschool through eighth grade will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the church parlor, just inside the front entrance"


Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20170902/strongfranklin-federated-church-announces-rally-daystrong


Franklin Federated Church
Franklin Federated Church

"Marijuana legalization opponents will outnumber supporters four to one on the new commission that will spearhead the state’s efforts to get a legal marijuana industry up and running by next summer and then regulate the newly legal market. 
Attorney General Maura Healey on Friday appointed Britte McBride, an attorney with experience working for the attorney general’s office, the state Senate and the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, to the newly-minted Cannabis Control Commission, and joined Gov. Charlie Baker and Treasurer Deborah Goldberg in agreeing on two picks to round out the five-person panel. 
McBride, a Lynnfield resident, will join former state Sen. Jennifer Flanagan and former Bain and Company partner Steve Hoffman, who were previously announced this week, on the CCC. Like Hoffman and Flanagan, McBride voted against Question 4, the successful ballot initiative that legalized adult use of marijuana last year, according to Healey’s office. 
The three constitutional officers on Friday also agreed to appoint Kay Doyle, a former deputy general counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Shaleen Title, co-founder of cannabis recruiting firm THC Staffing Group, to the commission.


Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20170902/pot-commission-stacked-with-opponents

Additional info on the Cannabis Control Commission can be found on the Attorney General's page
http://www.mass.gov/ago/news-and-updates/press-releases/2017/2017-09-01-cannabis-control-commission.html

Thursday, August 31, 2017

FPAC Announces Open Auditions For Spamalot - Sep 7

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will hold open auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot on Thursday, September 7 at THE BLACK BOX, FPAC’s home and performance venue, located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. Auditions will begin at 6:30 p.m. for ages 14-17 and continue at 7:00 for adults. Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theater song in the style of the show.

FPAC will present Spamalot on October 21-22 and October 27-29 at THE BLACK BOX as part of the Company’s 27th season. A hilarious retelling of the legendary tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, the musical parody was inspired by the 1975 classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and likewise diverts from more traditional versions of the legend. 

Spamalot features irreverent shenanigans including a bevy of beautiful showgirls, a flatulent Frenchman and killer rabbits. Outside there is plague with a 50 percent chance of pestilence and famine. Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant, Patsy, recruits several knights including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad to accompany him on his quest. They meet such memorable characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter and Not Dead Fred. 

With book and lyrics by Eric Idle and music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, the 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” after receiving 14 Tony Award nominations.

For more information, including a breakdown of roles in the musical, visit www.FPAConline.com or call (508) 528-3370. 

FPAC Announces Open Auditions For Spamalot - Sep 7
FPAC Announces Open Auditions For Spamalot - Sep 7

Friday, May 26, 2017

Open auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot - June 3

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will hold open auditions for an in-concert production of Monty Python’s Spamalot on Saturday, June 3 at THE BLACK BOX, the company’s home and performance venue located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. Auditions will begin at 11:30 a.m. for ages 14-17 and continue at 12:15 p.m. for adults. Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theater song in the style of the show. For more information, including a character breakdown, visit www.FPAConline.com.

Presented with minimal set, but fully costumed, staged and choreographed, Spamalot in concert will also feature live musicians. Performances will take place on July 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. at THE BLACK BOX as part of the 3rd annual Franklin Cultural Festival, hosted by the Franklin Cultural District Committee. The visual, performing and culinary arts celebration will take place July 26-30 at various downtown Franklin locations within the proposed Cultural District, with events presented free of charge.
(FPAC) will hold open auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot
(FPAC) will hold open auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical parody likewise diverts from more traditional versions of the legend. Instead, Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, a flatulent Frenchman and killer rabbits. Outside there is plague with a 50 percent chance of pestilence and famine. Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant, Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad. They meet such memorable characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter and Not Dead Fred. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” and received 14 Tony Award nominations.

FPAC presents Spamalot as part of the company’s 10th anniversary Whatever Theater Festival, featured this summer within the Franklin Cultural Festival. Conceived and directed by Nick Paone, the Whatever Theater Festival brings together professional artists, FPAC alumni, students and community performers in a collaborative theatrical experience that showcases an exciting range of dramatic and comedic works. FPAC’s 2017 Whatever Theater Festival is sponsored in part by grants from Norfolk, North Attleborough and Wrentham Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For more information, call (508) 528-3370. Spamalot is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Open Auditions - Arthur Miller’s "The Crucible" - Monday, March 13

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will hold open auditions for Arthur Miller’s landmark play, The Crucible, on Monday, March 13 at THE BLACK BOX, the company’s home and performance venue located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. Auditions begin at 7 p.m. for females ages 13+ and males ages 16+. Those auditioning may prepare a monologue, or sides will be available. For more information, including a breakdown of roles, visit www.FPAConline.com.

FPAC will present The Crucible on April 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and April 30 at 2 p.m. at THE BLACK BOX. Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, Arthur Miller’s drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. Set in 1962, the story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie, and it is there that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others. While set against the backdrop of the Salem Witch Trials, Miller’s masterful drama is an allegory of the McCarthy-era witch-hunts of the 1950s. The Crucible is a timeless work with a universal message about the power of false accusations, mass hysteria, fear, and intolerance.

FPAC presents The Crucible as part of the company’s 26th season. For more information, call (508) 528-3370.

THE BLACK BOX, 15 West Central Street, Franklin
THE BLACK BOX, 15 West Central Street, Franklin

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

FPAC - Open Auditions for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast - Jan 9

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will hold open auditions for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Monday, January 9 at THE BLACK BOX, the company’s home and performance venue located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. 

Auditions begin at 

  • 6 p.m. for ages 7-9 and continue at 
  • 6:30 for ages 10-13, 
  • 7:00 for teens ages 14 and older, and 
  • 7:45 for adults. (There are limited roles available for ages 7-13.) 

Please prepare 16 measures of a musical theater song in the style of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Callbacks will take place on January 11, as needed. For more information, including a character breakdown, visit www.FPAConline.com.

North American theatrical teaser poster for the film, designed by John Alvin
North American theatrical teaser poster for the film, designed by John Alvin
FPAC will present the enchanting classic on March 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 at THE BLACK BOX. Based on the Academy-Award-winning animated feature film, the smash hit stage version includes the movie’s memorable songs, written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. 

The magical story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will be broken and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This “tale as old as time” is family theater at its best.

FPAC presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as part of the company’s 26th season. For more information, call (508) 528-3370.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

In the News: workshop on superintendent search scheduled, Pour for Paws wine tasting, audition for Rising Stars

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"The School Committee heard an update Tuesday night on efforts to hire a new superintendent. 
The school district has officially entered into a contract with ECRA - part of the executive search firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates. The committee had chosen the firm at a meeting earlier in September. 
Committee Chairman Kevin O'Malley said it appeared the firm had made the district a priority. 
"They consider us a significant district," he said, noting that the firm believes doing well in Franklin will encourage other districts to consider it for their searches. "I think we have a good thing going with them."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160927/franklin-district-hires-superintendent-search-firm

screen grab of the presentation on Lifelong Learning and the high school experience to the School Committee on Tuesday
screen grab of the presentation on Lifelong Learning and the high school experience to the School Committee on Tuesday




"The Purr-fect Cat Shelter will hold the Pour for Paws Wine Tasting Fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at Pour Richard’s Wine & Spirits, 14 Grove St., Franklin. 
Wine sampling provided by Pour Richard’s will be available, as well as raffle items. Pour Richard’s Wine & Spirits will donate 20 percent of the sales during the event to the Purr-fect Cat Shelter. Tickets cost $10 per person. 
Pour for Paws is also the last chance to enter into its Massachusetts State Lottery scratch ticket raffle. Participants can enter to win 50 of the $5 lottery scratch tickets. 
To purchase tickets for the event, or to enter the lottery raffle: 508-533-5855; purrfectcatshelter@yahoo.com. Tickets are also available at the door."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160927/purr-fect-cat-shelter-to-hold-pour-for-paws-wine-tasting



"Franklin Performing Arts Company will hold open auditions for the second Rising Stars Cabaret on Oct. 8 at The Black Box, 15 W. Central St., Franklin.  Auditions will begin at 1 p.m. for ages 6-8; 1:30 p.m. for ages 9-10; 2 p.m. for ages 11-12; and 2:30 p.m. for teens.
Students must be 6 or older on the audition date to participate. 
Rising Stars will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 as part of the venue’s Black Box Cabaret series."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160927/franklin-performing-arts-company-to-hold-auditions-for-cabaret

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

FPAC schedules open auditions for the Rising Stars Cabaret

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will hold open auditions for the second annual Rising Stars Cabaret on Saturday, October 8 at THE BLACK BOX, 15 West Central Street, in downtown Franklin. 

Showcasing the vocal talents of promising young area performers, Rising Stars will be presented on Friday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the venue’s BLACK BOX Cabaret series. 

Auditions begin at 
1 p.m. for ages 6-8 1:30 for ages 9 and 102:00 for ages 11 and 12 2:30 for teens
www.FPAConline.com
FPAC

Students must be 6 years of age or older on the audition date to participate. Please prepare a 32-bar audition cut and share a story or experience related to the song. Bring sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided. Singers from a variety of age groups will be chosen. If selected, a production fee applies, which includes private coaching, group rehearsal with the band, and musical arrangements of your songs to keep. 

For more information, call (508) 528-3370 or visit online at www.FPAConline.com.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Attention student musicians! Audition for the Clafin Hill Youth Symphony!

Greetings, Fellow Musicians and Music Educators! Summer is drawing to a close, too short !!!! and we're getting ready for the next season of Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies. We are holding auditions for new candidates on Sunday, September 18th at MassBay Community College in Framingham.

We have openings in all orchestral and wind ensembles sections, EXCEPT FLUTE, (sorry, we're already over booked for flutes this season, but will be graduating at least 4 this year).

Please forward this to your students and encourage them to consider CHYS. all information is included below, including links to audition sign ups and even some YouTube videos. 

We are in particular need of String Bass, Horns, Trumpets, Low Brass, Bassoons, Percussion and can accommodate new members in ALL orchestral string sections.

OF particular value for your younger students is our Repertory Ensemble under the direction of Dimitar Petkov – an engaging, fun and educational first orchestral experience for 2nd and 3rd year string students.

Thank you and anyone may email me directly at psurapine@claflinhill.org with questions.

Paul Surapine




Sunday, September 18th from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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The Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies seeks 
NEW students for its 3 ensembles.

Repertory, Wind Ensemble and Youth Symphony.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 18th 
at MassBay Community College in Framingham, 19 Flagg Rd.

CHYS audition flyer- September 18th

Advanced orchestral training in a supportive musical environment.






ATTENTION STUDENT MUSICIANS!
The Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies seeks NEW members.

Rehearsals  take place at MassBay Community College in Framingham,
Sunday afternoons during the school year.
Concerts take place at MassBay Community College in Wellesley.

¨ Claflin Hill Youth Symphony Orchestra ~ Ages 12-18
¨ Claflin Hill Youth Symphonic Wind Ensemble ~ Ages 12-18
¨ Claflin Hill Youth Repertory Ensemble ~ Ages 8-14
§  VERY affordable tuition
§  Highest standards of musicality
§  Highest level of instructors
§  Self-engaged instruction
§  Nurturing and supportive environment
§  Developing leadership skills
More information at www.claflinhill.org. 

"Claflin Hill has been my favorite activity in high school. Each Sunday rehearsal has consistently been the highlight of my week." E. D.

Claflin Hill Youth Wind Ensemble perform Pilatus: Mountain of Dragons.
Claflin Hill Youth Wind Ensemble perform Pilatus: Mountain of Dragons.

Claflin Hill Youth Symphony Orchestra performs
Claflin Hill Youth Symphony Orchestra performs "Orpheus in the Underworld."


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