AUDITION DATE ANNOUNCED FOR UPCOMING DES MOINES PRODUCTIONS OF “CAUCUS! THE MUSICAL” AND “UTOPIA – THE IOWA MUSICAL REVUE”
DES MOINES, IA (July 13, 2011) – Right Brain Productions has announced audition information for both CAUCUS! THE MUSICAL and UTOPIA – THE IOWA MUSICAL REVUE, two Iowa-themed musicals by Robert John Ford to be presented in Des Moines in December.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 14 beginning at 6:00pm at Plymouth Congregational Church, 4126 Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines. Auditions are open to the public and no advance sign-up is necessary. More than 20 roles for men and women age 18-70 are available; a stipend is provided for all cast members. Complete audition information may be found at robertjohnford.com.
Auditions will determine the casts for upcoming productions of both musicals, which will be performed in repertory at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines’ 160-seat Stoner Theatre throughout the month of December. Twelve performances of CAUCUS! THE MUSICAL will be presented from December 7th through 31st, and ten performances of UTOPIA – THE IOWA MUSICAL REVUE will be presented December 14th through 31st
CAUCUS! THE MUSICAL – which gained international acclaim when it premiered in Des Moines in January 2008 prior to the presidential caucuses – is an irreverent and hilarious examination of the Iowa Caucuses and how a wide array of candidates will do anything to win the votes of a “typical” Iowa farm family. In its review, The Washington Post called it “the hottest new musical in the country,” and almost all of the 15 original performances were sold out. CAUCUS! THE MUSICAL is being updated for 2012 to reflect the current candidates and hot-button issues.
UTOPIA – THE IOWA MUSICAL REVUE features 16 independent sketches and songs that celebrate and poke a little fun at the unique people, places, and traditions of the great state of Iowa. Its premiere production in December 2010 received rave reviews, with several sketches generating a national cult following. The 2011 version will include some of the most popular sketches from the original version plus several new sketches and songs.
Tickets may be purchased at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines box office, through its website (www.civiccenter.org), or through Ticketmaster (online at www.ticketmaster.com or at all participating outlets). Ticket prices range from $20 for preview performances to $28 for regular evening and matinee performances. Discounts for groups (15 or more) are also available through the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines box office. Discounts are also available if tickets are purchased for both shows. All seating is general admission.
Performance schedules and more information about both productions can be found at www.robertjohnford.com.