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                        Fall Semester 2014


IVCC Theatre Department Announces Auditions for it's Fall 2014 Productions open to Community and Students of All Ages. If you are interested in joining Show Choir and/or Improv please come to auditions.


Fall Productions include:

Dames at Sea  (Oct. 16-19, 23-26)

Spooky Tales: Shaken and Heard II (Oct. 30)

Grunella, The Story Stealer  (Nov. 13-15)

Jingle Bell Jukebox  (Dec. 5-6)


Auditions will be at IVCC in room C316 on August 27 & 28 at 4pm. Auditions are open to all members of the community. As you can see there are many roles to fill! Technical (set,sound, and lighting) as well as crew and backstage opportunities are also available. Although auditions begin at 4pm, later arrival times will be accommodated. Regarding later arrival times or with questions regarding “Dames At Sea” or Show Choir, contact Don Grant Zellmer at Don_Zellmer@ivcc.edu. For “Grunella, The Story Stealer” or “Spooky Tales,” contact Dr. David Kuester at David_Kuester@ivcc.edu. Students wishing to earn college credits for any of the productions should contact Kuester. 


Registration in advance for auditions is not necessary, but if you would like to fill out an audition form ahead of time you may do so by clicking the Audition Form link below.


Leading the season will be the musical comedy spoof, “Dames At Sea,” a tap-dancing, loving lampoon of 1930’s backstage musicals. Under the direction and choreography of Don Grant Zellmer, the fast-paced and tune-filled show follows the girl from Centerville who comes to Broadway, and goes on to save the big show when the reigning egotistical diva gets seasick, and--in the tradition of Busby-Berkley musicals, becomes a Broadway sensation. “Dames At Sea” will be performed at St. Bede’s Little Theatre October 16 through 19, and 23 through 26.


One week later, in celebration of the Halloween season, a return of the successful storyteller show will play on the St. Bede stage one night only on October 30, “Spooky Tales Shaken and Heard II.” Under the direction of Theatre Professor Dr. David A. Kuester and professional storyteller Trish Kelly, The show is a collection of scary tales told by individuals as the storytellers. Rounding out the cast is the IVCC Show Choir under the direction of Don Grant Zellmer, performing Halloween-themed numbers.


In November, the department will present Theatre for Children at the Hegeler-Carus Mansion, “Grunella The Story Stealer,” and original work written by director Dr. David A. Kuster. Playing November 13, 14, and 15, with multiple shows per day, the show features much audience involvement as Grunella tries to hijack fairy tales and make herself the star of each instead of the princesses--all of whom have lost their memories due to her spell. With the help of Fairy Godmother, Enchantra, and the audience, plans and spells are put in place to thwart Grunella’s plans.


The IVCC Show Choir, under Zellmer’s direction and choreography, will cap the semester with a holiday musical revue at St. Bede December 5 and 6 with “Jingle Bell Jukebox,” a fast-paced singing and dancing revue featuring traditional and pop sounds of the season. The show will also feature holiday-themed comedy by the IVCC Improv Team, under the direction of Kuester, and the IVCC Choir, under the direction of Norman Engstrom.


Auditions for all productions are open to both students and community members. “The cast of our spring musical, ‘Gypsy,’” said Kuester, “was made up of about 1/3 community members, and we value their dedication and involvement. By having this mix of all ages and backgrounds, our productions are a combination of both an educational opportunity for students, and a performing outlet for community members interested in theatre, dance, music, and improvisational skills. In some ways, IVCC presents another community theatre opportunity for the many performers in the area.”


If you are interested in improv or show choir, please come to auditions on August 27 or 28 at 4pm to audition and receive more information.


More information about Improv can be found on the SPAMO page. 


Audition Matertials:

Prepare at least 32 bars of a song (approximately a verse and chorus) with CD accompaniment (karaoke version only, no vocals). Please do not bring phones or computers to play music from. May be asked to perform more of audition song.

Be prepared to learn additional music

Wear appropriate clothing to dance in

There will be line readings that will be given at auditions

Monologue preparation is not neccessary, but a 30 sec. monologue is encouraged



  Audition Form - Download this form, fill in the information, print and bring to auditions.


If you are interested in tech work please come to auditions and introduce yourself or email Jenna Stinson at jenna_stinson@ivcc.edu



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