Calling all energetic youth who love to sing, dance, and more…..
your participation is needed!
The timeless, “rags to riches” fairy tale becomes a new audience favorite in Disney’s Cinderella KIDS, an adaptation of the treasured animated film that will charm its way into your heart and remind audiences that dreams really can come true.
Auditions for kindergarten through 5th grade for Disney’s Cinderella kids production are August 21 and 22 , with possible call backs on the 23rd. Plan on attending both days. This year the cast will be limited to 60 actors. Performances will be October 12th At 7PM, the 13th at 7pm, the 14th at 7pm and Sunday Oct 15th at 2:30pm. Call times to be announced.
MONDAY AUGUST 21 – KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 2ND GRADE AUDITION
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm GIRLS
5:30pm –6:30pm BOYS
TUESDAY AUGUST 22 – 3RD THROUGH 5TH GRADE AUDITION
4:30 pm –5:30pm GIRLS
5:30pm –6:30pm BOYS
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23 Call Backs – Producer will call actors
Auditioners MUST bring a current, non-returnable photo.
There is a $10 registration fee (non-refundable) to audition for the show. For more information contact Allison Ebner 269-274-5795.
If cast, there is an additional cost of $55 for each selected cast member, which includes workshop sessions, a production T-shirt and a party on tech Sunday. Registration table will be located in the Main Lobby.
Rehearsals after school begin Tuesday September 5th. and are scheduled Monday-Thursday afternoons 4:30-6:30 PM.
Parents/guardians may not be present during the audition process.
THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF REHEARSAL ARE MANDATORY ATTENDANCE. OCTOBER 2ND TO 6TH AND OCTOBER 8TH TO 15TH. STARTING OCTOBER 8TH REHEARSALS ARE IN THE EVENING , RUN AT SHOW TIMES. REQUIRED ATTENDANCE – – NO EXCEPTIONS.
“One of my favourite discoveries of recent years, it’s always a joy to watch the faces of audience members who haven’t seen Lisa Mills before. What a voice…If you like your Americana with some southern soul and blues, and a big, big voice, then this is the singer for you.”
–- Andrew Heaps, Maverick Magazine (UK)
Equally at home playing authentic Mississippi Blues, Gospel, or 1950’s Country covers, Singer/songwriter Lisa Mills promises to take the Franke Center’s audience on a tour of uniquely American music styles from the deep South. We are thrilled to have her performing in the Downstage Club for the first show in our newly named “Music On Tap” Series. This concert series highlights the intimacy and fine acoustics of the Downstage Club, and is a partnership with Weatherwax Hall in Jackson, Michigan.
Widely touring in Europe for the last several years, Lisa Mills is surprisingly off the radar screen of the American music scene. This is a show that should not be missed as she makes a rare tour through the upper Midwest. Her live shows have been critically acclaimed by numerous writers, and her full voice has been frequently described as “A female Otis Redding”, and “In the same league as Aretha Franklin”.
“Lisa Mills takes her audiences on a musical, and often humorous, emotional journey with charm and panache that is melodic, raw, unfettered and, most important, searingly honest: expect blues, country, gospel and soul influences.”
“The Mississippi-born; Mobile, Alabama-based Lisa Mills beautifully meshes country, gospel, blues, soul and more together…without doubt one of the finest female singers and performers around!”.(Blues in the Northwest, Grahame Rhodes, Jan 03, 2015).
Her defiance of description is what makes Lisa Mills a singular talent. She takes the best of blues, country, gospel and soul influences, whether self-penned or carefully chosen covers that speak to her in some way, and utterly transforms them. By taking all those ingredients and adding the occasional dollop of jazz inflection, Mills serves up her own savoury-sweet mix that goes beyond the expected. Her live performances, flying solo accompanied only by her faithful archtop guitar, quickly captivate the audience as she takes them on a musical journey influenced by personal aspects of her life, and her musical background. Franke Center Events Manager Dave Deppe said of Lisa “This is going to be an evening of music not to be missed – even if you have never heard of Lisa Mills, by the end of the evening you will feel that you know her. Her music is rich with her personal life experiences, and this promises to be an outstanding performance”.
Check out Lisa Mills Website.
“A younger version of Bonnie Raitt. Seldom do we hear such blues inflected rawness in female guitar players and it’s so refreshing to hear it done with such authenticity and assurance”.(Folk and Roots Magazine UK)
Bex Marshall’s unique style of guitar playing is a combined technique of slide, blues rock, ragtime and roots pickin’. Her voice is a powerful melting pot of old black woman’s heartache and rock diva soul. Bex is a writer of distinction and notability as she pushes the boundaries of blues. Her songs have been called “timeless” and “touches of genius” by music critics, and she is literally a musical tornado in her live perfomances. Bex Marshall was nominated to the top three in Best Solo/Acoustic Artist in the 2015 and 2016 European Blues Awards, and won the award for Best British Blues Vocalist and Album in 2013.
She grew up in a musical family, and became interested in performing at an early age. As a child at family gatherings, her uncles would always play and stand her on the table to sing, and at 11 years old she was given a 1963 Gibson Hummingbird by her Uncle David and started playing. She got hooked on instrumentals and classical guitar standards which stretched her fingers and gave her a great basis for her own music to develop, flamenco, ragtime, country chicken pickin’, rock and on to blues and roots where she is now in her element.
Many of today’s biggest Blues artists developed their musical roots while performing solo acoustic music, and Bex is no exception to this. As a special treat for The Franke Center audience, she will be starting the show with a solo acoustic set, followed by a full electric set with her band. This promises to be a great evening of music with one of Britain’s best and most celebrated young Blues artists, and should not be missed!TICKETS
Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age. The brothers were performing regularly by the time they were eleven and twelve years old, and they began their professional careers in 1979. Jens’ and Uwe’s first public performances were as a duo, and in just a few years they were busking on the streets of cities throughout eastern and western Europe. In 1995, the brothers teamed up with bass player Joel Landsberg, a native of New York City who also had a very extensive musical upbringing in classical and jazz music (studying with jazz great Milt Hinton), and the trio has been playing professionally together since then. Together, they established the incomparable sound that The Kruger Brothers are known for today. The trio moved to the United States in 2002 and is based in Wilkesboro, NC.
Since their formal introduction to American audiences in 1997, The Kruger Brothers’ remarkable discipline, creativity and their ability to infuse classical music into folk music has resulted in a unique sound that has made them a fixture within the world of acoustic music. The honesty of their writing has since become a hallmark of the trio’s work. Their original music is rich with influences from Americana, classical, folk, jazz, and bluegrass genres, and is crafted around their discerning taste, resulting in a unique sound that is unpretentious, cultivated, and delightfully fresh.
Through their numerous CD releases, radio and television performances, lectures, and collaborative efforts, The Kruger Brothers’ powerful artistic statement continues to inspire and enlighten audiences and musicians around the world. Highlights of their busy performance schedule have included frequent performances at MerleFest, an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, and regular performances with select symphony orchestras and string quartets throughout the country. The group has recorded 19 albums since 1995, the most recent being the critically acclaimed “Roan Mountain Suite” in 2017. “The music they make is a tribute to the very idea that indeed America is a melting pot and the sounds that were birthed from the heartland find a universal touchstone.” (The Journal of Roots Music).TICKETS