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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Performing Arts Troupe Auditions

In 2009, 4-H’ers and leaders from across the state will have the opportunity to be involved in a new version of the 4-H Performing Arts Troupe, which got it start waaay back in the '80s.

One of the first goals of the Troupe will be to rehearse and stage an original musical theatre production written to celebrate the 100 year history of 4-H in North Carolina as part of the Centennial Celebration at 4-H Congress.

Current 4-H members ages 12-18 will have the opportunity to audition for the 30-40 performing roles in the Troupe. 4-H’ers who are more interested in the technical components of the show can apply to work with our technical staff in the areas of costumes, props, set, lighting and sound. Applications for performing and technical students will be available beginning in January with three regional auditions being planned for March.

NC 4-H and the Troupe are also offering opportunities for 10-12 adult volunteer leaders to help bring this dream to fruition. The application form for volunteer leaders for the Troupe is attached to this email.

Tentative Schedule:

November, 2008 – Adult applications out and due in by January 15, 2009

January 5 – February 23 – Applications accepted from 4-H’ers (ages 12-18)

March, 2009 – Regional auditions (details TBD)

Early April – Selections of performing and technical students will be finalized.

May 8-10 – A weekend retreat at BJP for adults and youth members - mandatory.

Additional rehearsals will be held the weekend before Congress (July 18-19),
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of Congress with a premier performance
tentatively set for Thursday evening.

Costs: There will be a $300 participant fee for all 4-H performers and techs.
There will be no participant fee for adult leaders.

All performers, technical students and adult volunteers must register for
Congress which requires an additional registration fee.

Questions? Contact producer Mark Dearmon ( 919-513-3114)

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