Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:23

Harborfest Announces Auditions for 2018 Children’s Musical

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Oswego Harborfest announces auditions for the 2018 Children’s Musical. Auditions will be held on April 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. and April 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at the McCrobie Building on Lake St. in Oswego. Students in kindergarten through 12 grade are invited and may audition on either day. For students who are out of town or not available during those times, separate audition times can be scheduled.

Students will be asked to sing “America” (My Country Tis of Thee) and “Happy Birthday.” They will also read a short passage from the production.

The musical has 22 speaking roles with additional parts for chorus and dancers. There will be basic musical theater choreography for any dance ability level.

This year’s production is “101 Dalmations”, based on the screenplay by Bill Peet with music and lyrics by Mel Leven, Randy Rogel, Richard Gibbs, Brian Smith, Martin Lee Fuller and Dan Root. The book is adapted with additional lyrics by Marcy Heisler. The music was adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle. The play is based on the novel “The Hundred and One Dalmatians” by Dodie Smith.

This year’s Children’s Musical is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney's most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.

The musical will be directed by Lyndsie Lee Jones. Anyone interested in auditioning or would like more information can call the Oswego Children’s Theater at 315-342-5265 or email [email protected]

Harborfest is one of the few admission-free music festivals in the country. It was founded with the mission of creating nationally recognized festivals and events that attract and engage a broad and diverse audience, celebrate and build community, and advance economic development in Oswego, New York. It would not be possible to continue the event without the massive continued support received from the City of Oswego, businesses, organizations, government entities, and individuals and family members. To learn more about the Harborfest posters and merchandise, about Harborfest itself, or to contribute to the support of this amazing region-wide event, contact the Harborfest offices at 41 Lake Street, Oswego, NY 13126 or by visiting the Harborfest web site at

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