SPC Theater Sets Audition and Tech Interview Dates for Summer Musical PIPPIN

Pippin SPC Theater Production

SPC Theater is excited to announce its high school/college summer musical – PIPPIN.

Written by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson, this musical follows the journey of Charlemagne’s son, Pippin, in his quest for the extraordinary life he believes he deserves (don’t we all?). Along the way a troupe of players help him find out what works and what doesn’t– leading to the players big “finale” for Pippin.

Originally produced on Broadway in 1972 and later successfully revived in 2013, PIPPIN has been wowing audiences for decades. Previously set in a traveling theater troupe (and in 2013 at a circus), SPC’s production will be slightly different. The musical will be set in a run-down museum exhibit about Charlemagne and his life with the exhibit coming to life to tell the story of Pippin.

This musical is open to all high school and college students in the area for both acting and technical theater positions.

After successful runs of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and URINETOWN (a Top 10 production in the Tampa Bay area), SPC is looking forward to producing another successful summer musical.

Interview, audition and production details:

Technical Theater Interviews: Monday, May 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

All students who want to be a part of our tech team should interview on this day (with a portfolio or pictures of productions you have worked on).

Tech times will be 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (M-F) starting May 30 in the Arts Auditorium.

Auditions: Tuesday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 15, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Students should prepare a 32 bar cutting from a musical theater song. Please be prepared to dance after the singing audition.

Callbacks will be held on Thursday, May 16, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Rehearsals: Will be from 12 – 4 p.m. daily (M-F) starting May 30 in the Arts Auditorium. Rehearsals on May 28/20 will be from 5-9 p.m.

Performances: Will be June 28 – 29 at 7:30 p.m. and June 29 – 30 at 2 p.m.

The fee for this event is $15 general admission, and tickets are only available at the door.

Want more information?

Contact Scott Cooper at cooper.scott@spcollege.edu.

4 thoughts on “SPC Theater Sets Audition and Tech Interview Dates for Summer Musical PIPPIN

  1. Hello,
    I am a student at SPC and I’d very much like to audition and possibly participate in a theater production, however I think a musical might not be great for my first attempt at acting. I’d very much like to participate in some way to learn more about the production aspect of the theater though. Are there any positions in tech or production that I could help apply for that would be suited for a beginner? I have experience in design, drawing and painting.

    1. Hi Byron–
      For our summer musical…all tech positions are filled at this time but we will be having auditions for THE LARAMIE PROJECT in August of this year. The show will open in October. If you want to keep up with what is going on daily at the SPC Theater Department….my suggestion is to follow us on Facebook at SPC Theater Department. Then you will have all the information you need!

    1. Yes–performances are open to the public. Ticket prices are $15.00 for general admission, $10.00 for students and free for SPC Students, Faculty and Staff. Performances are:
      Friday, June 28th at 7:30pm
      Saturday, June 29th at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
      Sunday, June 30 at 2:00pm.

      Hope to see you there!

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