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Farmington Hills Youth Theatre Auditions for 'Wonderland' Held Jan. 26

The adaptation of Lewis Carroll's 'Through the Looking Glass' is open to actors in grades 3-12.

The City of Farmington Hills invites beginners and seasoned actors in grades 3 to 12 to the Jan. 26 auditions for the upcoming production of “Wonderland”, held at the Costick Center. 

“Wonderland” is an unabashedly silly adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic Through the Looking Glass, with all the great characters from the original tale including Alice, the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, and more, with many parts for young actors in two large casts. The story will include new, hilarious twists such as hip-hop music, making this version of the famous tale a truly upbeat story for all ages.

Auditions are easy and friendly, no advance preparation is necessary. The audition schedule is as follows:

  • Grades 3 to 4 - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Grades 5 to 7 - 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Grades 8 to 12 - 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Please bring a recent school photo. All other materials will be supplied. Audition forms are available at www.fhgov.com under Cultural Arts/Youth Theatre. 

Rehearsal dates and times vary from Feb. 13 – April 24, with leading roles requiring more rehearsals than supporting cast. Actors cast in the show need to pay a registration fee and attend a mandatory parent meeting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the Costick Center. Final show dates are April 25 to 28. “Wonderland” is produced in conjunction with Sky’s the Limit Productions.

Youth theatre participants make new friends, build confidence, and learn all about the many aspects of putting on a production. The fall production of “Peter Pan” enabled over 150 children, youth, and adults in two casts to take part in a fun-filled show that drew audiences from all over the area. In addition, the Farmington Hills Youth Theatre ensures that if someone is not cast in one production, they are automatically promised a part in the next play, giving everyone a chance to be involved.

For more information, call the Cultural Arts Division at 248-473-1859.

Source: City of Farmington Hills press release

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