HFA and Rotary seeking proposals for 2018 community musical (and beyond)

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Is there a musical that you want to bring to life on the Algonquin Theatre stage? Here’s your chance.

The Huntsville Festival of the Arts and the Rotary Club of Huntsville are accepting applications for their next community musical, to be staged in April 2018.

The two community organizations reinstated the tradition of Huntsville’s annual spring musical in 2009 and have presented many successful productions including last year’s Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and TEN! in 2016.

HFA and Rotary are asking interested individuals to present proposals for future productions. A committee will review the proposals with a focus on choosing a suitable production for 2018, but also to identify potential productions for years to come.

They won’t leave you on your own after that, though. HFA and Rotary remain the producers of the show and offer support in the form of set design and construction as well as backstage support. Proposals should address the roles of Director, Musical Director, and Choreographer; and discuss show content, casting requirements and any specific staging needs considered essential to the production.

Applicants need to ensure that the rights to the musical are accessible for general presentation by community groups, and that the production have general appeal for children or families. A large cast size is a positive, but not critical, option. The opportunity for young or first time cast members is also a plus but, depending on the play, not an essential component.

Shrek took to the stage in a HFA/Rotary joint production

Shrek took to the stage in a HFA/Rotary joint production

Application guidelines are available on the HFA website. Send proposals to Huntsville Festival of the Arts at [email protected] or drop them off at the Algonquin Theatre box office to the attention of the Huntsville Festival of the Arts. before July 15, 2017. Interviews will take place in July and the proposed 2018 musical will be announced by the end of August.

For further information contact Rob Saunders at 705-788-2787 or [email protected]

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  1. My Fair Lady, Moulin Rouge, Cats, Chicago, Sound of Music, Oklahoma….OR Camelot….Less plays with Children’s Focus. Although Shrek was one of the best small theatre productions I have seen in a long time.

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