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Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

PR Productions will hold open auditions for several upcoming productions in Sandwich. Auditions for the musical “Hello Dolly!,” the murder mystery dinner theater production of “The Fatal Fifties Affair,” and the stage play “Alice in Wonderland” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and May 23.

All auditions will be held at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich.

Auditions for “Hello Dolly!” and “Alice in Wonderland” are open to any individual older than 8. All roles will be cast based on audition attendance, with parts available for children, teenagers, adult men and women.

Performances of “Alice in Wonderland” are scheduled for July 20, and two Saturdays in August.

Performances of “Hello Dolly!” will be held Aug. 16 to 18 and 23 to 25 at the Sandwich Opera House. Rehearsals will typically be held on Sunday afternoons, and on Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings. Not all cast members will be required at every rehearsal.  

“The Fatal Fifties Affair” will feature four women and two men, all older than 18. Performances will be August 2 and 3 in Sandwich. Rehearsals will be determined based on cast availability.

Individuals who wish to audition can arrive at any time within the designated audition period and should prepare 32 measures of a song that best displays their vocal ability. Thespians also will participate in an acting audition.

“Alice in Wonderland” was first published in 1865 and relates the events that take place after young Alice falls asleep during her lessons and dreams of following a white rabbit down a rabbit hole. Alice encounters strange creatures in her dream, and finds herself in all sorts of curious predicaments where common sense fails and the nonsensical comes to be expected. There is no central, concrete storyline, but rather Alice moves rapidly from one bizarre situation to the next before waking once more and relating the whole adventure to her sister.

In “The Fatal Fifties Affair,” the cast of the ‘50s TV sitcom, “Make Way For Winky,” is in attendance at a reunion dinner in Sandwich. They are being interviewed by local TV host, Barry “The Hatchet” West, who’s had some recent emotional problems. When an audience member is suddenly murdered, Barry’s alter-ego takes over – a tough-talking, no-nonsense private eye. He’ll lead the audience to find out who was blackmailing the members of the TV family, and why. Evidently, they’re not as wholesome and “apple pie” as they were on the tube.

The most delightful of all musical comedies, “Hello Dolly!,” is full of memorable songs including “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Elegance,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “It Only Takes a Moment” and “So Long, Dearie.” And audiences are off on a whirlwind race around New York at the turn of the 20th century, as they follow the adventures of America’s most beloved matchmaker, Dolly Levi.

Questions about auditions can be emailed to auditions@wewantpr.com.  

To find out more about auditions, visit www.wewantpr.com or find “PR Productions” on Facebook.

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