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Artpark hosts casting call for 'The Odyssey'

Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 06:40 pm
Artpark & Company is opening its stage to all citizens of Western New York and announcing a second casting call for its new musical production of "The Odyssey."
Auditions will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Artpark Mainstage Theater, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
"The Odyssey" is a 90-minute original musical adaptation of Homer's classic story designed to bring together hundreds of Buffalo-area citizens. Locals will join with professional talent, leading area performers, creative teams and community groups.
"We are looking for actors of all ages, genders and ethnicities, including senior citizens, choristers, theater students, musicians, dancers and performers with any special talents," Production Manager Susan Stimson said. "Our goal is to place the entire Western New York community on stage. No role has specific vocal requirements; all roles are flexible and will be created from the group of performers hired.
"We welcome everyone; both physically abled and persons with disabilities. All ethnicities are desired and welcomed."
Rehearsals begin Monday, July 9.
The show is an adaptation with music and new lyrics by Todd Almond, and conceived by Lear Debessonet. The Artpark production will be directed by Roger Danforth and starring: Terence Archie (Broadway's "Rocky"). It will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5.
Contact Stimson with any questions: [email protected].

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