Auditions for ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ taking place Sunday

Due to snow and freezing rain on Tuesday, Feb. 19, auditions for Hamilton-Gibson’s (HGs) production of the musical comedy “Little Miss Sunshine” were rescheduled to this Sunday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Ave. in Wellsboro. 

Those who would like to be in the show but cannot attend this Sunday can schedule individual auditions by contacting the HG office at (570) 724-2079 or by email to hamgib@gmail.com.

Based on the Academy Award-winning 2006 film of the same name, the ensemble show created by the Tony Award-winning team of James Lapine and William Finn is about the Hoover family and their cross-country trek to find better days. The tuneful score is filled with warmth and humor and gives each character a standout moment.

Roles include: Richard Hoover, the father, 35 to 40 years old, baritone; Sheryl Hoover, the mother, 35 to 40, mezzo; Grandpa, Richard’s father, 60s, baritone; Olive Hoover, daughter, eight to 10, mezzo; Dwayne Hoover, son, 15 to 18, tenor; Uncle Frank, Sheryl’s brother, 30 to 35, high baritone. There are also three roles for males, 30 to 50; two roles for females, 20 to 25; three roles for males, 25 to 35; and three girls, eight to ten.

Everyone in the cast sings. Those who plan to audition are asked to prepare a song that shows their vocal range, particularly their upper range. 

Because of some language and content in this musical, parents are asked to read the script in order to make an informed decision about whether they want their sons or daughters to audition. In comparison to the film, the language in the stage version has been somewhat cleaned up.

“Little Miss Sunshine” performances will be Friday through Sunday, May 17, 18 and 19 and Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25. 

Drs. Tina Tolins and Grady Gafford, and Dr. Richard and Kate Black sponsor the production.

For more information, call (570) 724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com.

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