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October 26, 2012

Musical auditions set for DWU spring show

MITCHELL — Dakota Wesleyan University will hold auditions for its spring musical, “Xanadu,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 7-8, in the Patten-Wing Theatre on campus.

Auditions will consist of cold readings, movement and music. Men will be asked to sing the song “All Over the World” and women will be asked to sing “I’m Alive,” both are songs from the musical. Sheet music will be posted in folders outside the theatre offices on the second floor of Hughes Hall. People interested can stop by and pick up the music at any time. People can also contact Dan Miller if they would like a copy of the Broadway cast recording of the full show to listen to.

The musical comedy of “Xanadu” follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, Calif., in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first roller disco. But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds.

This hilarious, roller-skating musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, and includes, “Magic,” “All Over The World,” “Suddenly,” “I’m Alive,” "Evil Woman," "Have You Never Been Mellow" and “Xanadu,” to name a few, and is based on the Universal Pictures' cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.

For more information contact Dan Miller at 995-2710 or damiller@dwu.edu.

 

 
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