Auditions for an August community production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado are Saturday, April 10, 2010, 3-5 PM and Monday, April 12, 7-9 PM at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th Street SE, near to the Eastern Market Metro. Those unable to make the audition dates can schedule an appointment by calling 202-547-4102 or emailing [email protected]. Performances will be August 5-7 & 12-14, 2010 at CHAW. Rehearsals begin in May. The Mikado is under the musical direction of Barbara Schelstrate. Jill Strachan is providing stage direction and choreography is by Peter DiMuro. All are welcome to audition and to be part of the production.
The Mikado is the most popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera, and some argue the most popular opera ever written. It has certainly delighted audiences for more than a century, and spawned a number of imitations. This summer’s Consortium production of The Mikado will continue the tradition of the slightly-twisted versions of previous Gilbert & Sullivan offerings at CHAW over the past nine years. Past productions have included: Iolanthe, The Mikado, Patience, HMS Pinafore, The Gondoliers, a sampler of songs from 8 operettas, and The Pirates of Penzance.
The GLBT Arts Consortium is a network of more than 15 glbt arts organizations and artists in the Washington, D.C. area that seeks to increase the visibility of glbt arts. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is a non-profit multi-disciplinary arts education facility, located on the corner of 7th and G Streets, SE (just two blocks south of Eastern Market). For more information about teaching artists, classes, performances, exhibitions, and programs, visit www.chaw.org. CHAW offers a tuition assistance program. CHAW’s mission is building community through the arts. CHAW was recognized as a featured charity in the 2006-2007 Catalogue for Philanthropy.
For more information about The Mikado and CHAW, call 202-547-6839 or visit: www.chaw.org. For more information about the GLBT Arts Consortium, click on www.dcglbtarts.org.
Added by pacyw on March 15, 2010