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Auditions – Cotton Patch Gospel
June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ark Valley Players announces auditions for “Cotton Patch Gospel”
Cowley County, KS: Arkansas City’s community theatre, Ark Valley Players, is pleased to announce open auditions for the rollicking, foot-stomping, hand-clapping musical Cotton Patch Gospel with book by Tom Key and Russell Treyz, as well as music and lyrics by Harry Chapin. Auditions will be held June 27 and 28, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Burford South Classroom, 118 South Summit Street, Arkansas City (KS).
Director Dejon Ewing is searching for 4 male / 1 female vocalists. Those auditioning are asked to be prepared with 16 bars to sing. You must bring your own sheet music or a background CD for the vocal audition; however audition scripts will be provided.
Dramatic Publishing writes, “This ‘Greatest Story Ever Retold’ is based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan in which the Gospel is presented in a setting of rural Georgia with country music songs, the final and perhaps best work of Harry Chapin. As this Gospel begins, they sing that ‘Somethin’s a-brewin’ in Gainesville.’ Herod is the mayor of Atlanta and, inevitably, Christ is killed by local thugs only to rise again. Drama critics loved this show and so did a broad spectrum of religious commentators.”
Show dates are August 19 and 20, 2022. Performances will be held in the beautiful historic (and climate-controlled) Burford Theatre. Everyone is welcome! All interested community members are welcome to audition. In addition to onstage talent, volunteers are needed behind the scenes. Learn more about how you can become involved with Ark Valley Players and Cotton Patch Gospel by visiting our website www.arkvalleyplayers.com or finding us on Facebook.
About Ark Valley Players: Ark Valley Players (AVP) was organized as a 501(c)3 in 2018. In spite of “covid interruptus” the community theatre has produced several plays and musicals in its short existence. AVP is happily announcing its first full season with four shows slated for 2022-2023. The mission of Ark Valley Players is to inspire and nurture artists and audiences thereby enriching the cultural life of Arkansas City and the surrounding area. For more information visit our website www.arkvalleyplayers.com or find us on Facebook.