WSCC auditions for ‘Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits’

May 23, 2013

forbidden broadwayVICTORY TWP.  – West Shore Community College announces cast auditions for the long-running off-Broadway hit musical send-up, “Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits.”  Auditions are Wednesday, June 5, and Thursday, June 6, in the college’s Center Stage Theater at 7 p.m.

“’Forbidden Broadway’ has slayed audiences from New York City on the East coast, to North Hollywood, California on the West coast, from Negaunee, up north in Michigan’s U.P., to New Orleans, Louisiana in the South,” says the production’s director, Dr. Rick Plummer. “In its various incarnations, this musical revue has entertained audiences for nearly 20 years around the country, and now, the latest version, ‘Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits’ is back with a blast in its greatest form ever, and is going to be playing right here on the WSCC campus,” he adds.

The musical comedy revue plays August 8-11, for one-week only on the college campus.

In this long-running fall down funny hit musical roast of Broadway shows, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in an hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters.

“Forbidden Broadway” has picked up nine Drama Desk awards, a special Tony, an Obie, a Lucille Lortel and Drama League award.

“Whether you’re a seasoned theater-goer or new to Broadway, this show is a one-stop ticket to non-stop laughs,” says the production’s accompanist Jaimie Pepple.

Scott Emelander, choral director at Shelby High School and adjunct professor of music at WSCC, who is also the production’s vocal coach, agrees adding, “This musical is challenging vocally and is sure to be the funniest 100 minutes anyone ever spends in the theater.”

“On My Phone,” “I Dreamed a Show,” and  “It’s Too High,” all from “Les Miz,” “Glossy Fosse,” ”Defying Subtlety” from “Wicked,” “Mucous of the Night” from “Phantom,” “You Can’t Stop the Camp” from “Hairspray,” “Rant” from “Rent,” and “What I Did for Laughs” from “A Chorus Line,” are just a few of the hilarious send-ups from the score of this production.

Plummer says that he is looking for 3-4 men and 3-4 women who can sing, dance, and act.  No audition pieces are required, but actors will be asked to sing from the score at auditions.

Lindsay Roberts is the production’s choreographer and Amanda Colleen will design the lights.

For additional information on the auditions or the production, call Plummer at 231-843-5928 or email him at [email protected].

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