This work in development comes straight from Italy to an American premier in our theatre to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante’s original masterwork. Described by its creators (author Paolo Caselli and composer Claudio Caselli) as "a bit of musical, a bit of rock opera," it blends styles as diverse as those found in Rocky Horror, Alice in Wonderland, Grease, and West Side Story, and all based on the poem The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.
A modern Dante starts a journey to the afterlife with the hope of bringing back to life his dead young wife. Following the path of his ancestor, he walks through hell, purgatory, and heaven. Along the way bizarre characters show him how eternal life has changed during the last 700 years. It is a timeless story of love, loss, facing your fears, and finding your way. Performance dates are February 28-March 2, 2020.
Caution: Limited Strong Language.
Auditions are open to the public. Those wanting to audition should prepare 16 measures of a Broadway-style song or pop ballad and should provide sheet music. A piano accompanist is provided. As an alternative, you may also sing your song to recorded accompaniment (no recorded voiced, please).
You will need to provide the recording and playing device, we can provide a speaker and standard headphone jack if you wish to amplify the sound. In addition to your music selection, the audition will include short readings from the script (available in the campus library after January 2), and a simple movement sequence (wear comfortable clothing).
Questions can be directed to Dr. Joseph Fahey, Director of Theatre, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-755-4276.
- Starting Tuesday, January 14th, 2020, repeated every day until Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm