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Zig Prep: The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!
December 1, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - December 10, 2017 @ 12 am
Calling all High School Students!
The Ziegfeld Theater is excited to launch our new Zig Prep program – a student-filled, student-created production of “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!”
This is a unique experience for all of you drama kids. If you have any interest in theater arts – think directing, choreographing, set design, props, costumes, building, stage managing and, of course, acting – this is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills!
Our program will be led by Ziegfeld Theater producer Morgan Parry and Ziegfeld Arts Academy director Kristin Parry. Under their guidance, students will fill most all of the production roles. And best of all, there is no fee for participation. It’s a production on our mainstage much like any other.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE PROGRAM, PLEASE FILL OUT THIS INITIAL REGISTRATION FORM. This will help us get an idea of how students would like to participate in the process: https://www.cognitoforms.com/ZiegfeldTheater1/MusicalOfMusicalsInitialRegistration
Dec. 1 @ 4:30pm
PRODUCTION MEETING – All those interested in the production end (directing, choreographing, design, construction, stage managing, crew, etc.) should attend this production meeting, where roles will be assigned (and shared, so don’t worry that you won’t get to do what you most want).
Dec. 8 @ 3:00-6:00pm
AUDITIONS – We will add the link to our audition sign-up form soon, so keep an eye out.
Dec. 9 @ TBA (morning)
Run dates: February 2-10, 2018
ABOUT THE PLAY
The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about musicals! In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. The basic plot: June is an ingenue who can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? The variations are: a Rodgers & Hammerstein version, set in Kansas in August, complete with a dream ballet; a Sondheim version, featuring the landlord as a tortured artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge for not appreciating his work; a Jerry Herman version, as a splashy star vehicle; an Andrew Lloyd Webber version, a rock musical with themes borrowed from Puccini; and a Kander & Ebb version, set in a speakeasy in Chicago.