November 26, 2012

Due to a number of factors, we’re excited to announce that DFT has switched our annual family musical from an old literary classic to: “Space Pirates, a musical adventure through cyberspace” In the best tradition of graphic comics, Japanese Animae and cheesy science fiction movies, “Space Pirates” is a song-filled battle between technology and imagination.

AUDITIONS have been moved ahead one-week to DECEMBER 8 and DECEMBER 10, 2012! There are great roles for young children, teens and adults – join the fantastical excitement at DFT!

 Audition Days and Times: Saturday, December 8, 2012, from noon – 2 pm; Monday, December 10, 2012, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Auditions Location: Central Park School for Children, 724 Foster Street, Durham, NC (across the street from ManBites Dog Theatre, near Central Park in downtown Durham.)

NEEDED: Actors/Singers aged 5 through adults. 6 male (m), 10 female (f), 7 either (e), 20+ extras (Gymnasts, dancers and stilt walkers welcomed!)

PREPARE  a ONE-MINUTE SONG. Accompaniment is not required.  A piano and CD player will be available if you wish to provide your own accompaniment. All characters in the play will sing, either in vocal lead, duet, or chorus.

Hear samples of “Space Pirate” songs online at http://epc-library.com/sound/5401.mp3

SHOW DETAILS:  “Space Pirates, a musical adventure through cyberspace”; Book and lyrics byJeff Bengford; Music and lyrics by Dianne Saichek; Director, Jenny Justice; Music Director, Joy Harrell

Performances: February 8, 9, 15,  16, 2013 (No rehearsals December 22nd – Jan 1st)

STORY SYNOPSIS: The musical begins in the home of a couple of cyber-loving kids. When their baby-sitters are sucked into a video game, the kids must figure out how to get “into the game” and rescue them. Once in cyberspace, the kids discover that their baby-sitters aren’t the only ones in trouble. An evil sorceress called Chasm is draining all the imagination out of cyberspace and soon there will be nothing left but drones, called Borks. With help from the rebellious Space Pirates, the young pixels and their own imaginations, the kids stop Chasm, rescue their baby-sitters and restore peace and harmony to the universe. Really.

“Space Pirates” is produced by special arrangements with Eldrige Publishing Co.

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