“THE SOUND OF MUSIC” Music by Richard RodgersBook & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse DIRECTOR: Ms. SHARON PROPST MUSICAL DIRECTOR: MS. SARIAH PINICK STAGE MANAGER: MR. JIM DEFRIES ACCOMPANIST: MS. LAURIE SCHWAB ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR: MR. BOB COCHRAN
Performance Dates & Location: July 19-20, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. Sunday Matinee: July 21, 2013 @ 2 p.m. Robert B. Atkin Performing Arts Center @ Raytown High School 6019 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133 AUDITION DATES: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 7-9:00 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 7-9:00 p.m. Callbacks will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 9:30-noon @ Good Shepherd Community of Christ 4341 Blue Ridge Blvd Kansas City, MO 64133-2026 (Directions: From I-70 take exit 11. Head east on 40 Highway about 0.1 miles. Take the entrance ramp to Blue Ridge Boulevard. Follow Blue Ridge Blvd 0.2 miles to the church. The church is on the left (east) side of the road. Entrance to the parking lot is just before the church.)
AUDITION INFORMATION Main Characters: Maria Rainer, a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey; Captain Georg von Trapp; The Mother Abbess, the head of Nonnberg Abbey; Rolf Gruber, the 17-year-old Nazi delivery boy who is in love with Liesl; Elsa Schraeder, “wealthy and sophisticated” and Captain von Trapp’s would-be fiancée; Max Detweiler, Captain von Trapp’s friend, a music agent and producer; Sister Bertha, the Mistress of Novices; Sister Margaretta, the Mistress of Postulants; Sister Sophia, a sister at the Abbey; Franz, Captain von Trapp’s butler; Frau Schmidt, Captain von Trapp’s housekeeper; THE CHILDREN: Liesl von Trapp, age 16; Friedrich von Trapp, age 14; Louisa von Trapp, age 13; Kurt von Trapp, age 11; Brigitta von Trapp, age 10; Marta von Trapp, age 7; and Gretl von Trapp, age 5, the youngest child.
Open auditions for all parts will include singing, dancing and readings from the script. Please bring 16 measures of a prepared song to perform for your vocal audition. An accompanist will be provided for the auditions. Please do not select a song from the show, and bring a list of rehearsal conflicts. Please be prepared to perform a basic movement/dance audition by wearing appropriate shoes and comfortable clothes. Our audition form is available on line. Please bring 2 copies of the completed form to auditions with you. You may also fill out an audition form on site. BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF THE SHOW: “The Sound of Music,” set in pre-WWII Austria, is based on the romantic true story of Maria von Trapp, an aspiring nun who leaves the abbey to become a governess for the widower Captain von Trapp’s seven children and finds herself falling in love with her employer and questioning her religious calling. It premiered on Broadway in 1959, where it broke box-office records and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The 1965 film version won the Best Picture Oscar. Today it is an evergreen classic — as popular in opera houses and outdoor amphitheaters as it is in high school auditoriums. “The Sound of Music” features a libretto by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse and a score by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics) that includes “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss,” and “So Long, Farewell.” For more information: www.raytownarts.com
Do you know someone who is a good actor? Do you like to act and need an opportunity to perform while building up your resume?
If so, please come to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church at 9420 James A. Reed Road (at the corner of James A. Reed and Bannister roads) in south Kansas City on Monday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. for open auditions for God’s Favorite, a comedy by Neil Simon, directed by Professor Ron Schaeffer from the Theatre Department at University of Missouri Kansas City. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, April 30 beginning at 7pm. Available roles include:
Two young men to play Ben and David
One young woman for Sarah
One man between 30 and 60 years of age for Sidney
One man and one woman around 50 or 60 years old for Joe and Rose
An African-American couple
Rehearsals begin on May 20 at the church and will be held Mondays thru Fridays from 7:00 to 9:45 p.m. and Saturdays from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
The play will be presented on Friday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 29 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 30 at 10:00 a.m. 440 seats are available per performance and there is no charge to attend. A light meal will be available for $3.
Contact Megan Gunn at 816-214-5329 for details and to make an appointment to audition.
“God’s Favorite (Neil Simon)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Little Women, The Musical is a new musical based on the classic coming of age novel by Louisa May Alcott. It will be on stage at Raytown High on November 15, 16, 17 and 18. According to Director Cara Hampton, “Little Women is heart-warming and delightful, a great holiday show for the whole family.”
The production features Audrey Drace, Briar Packard, Noel Miller, Hannah Treat, Brooke Griggs, Paige Keeton, Joe McCutcheon, Brandon Baker, and Nico Pinzino.
The Choir Department is doing a dinner theatre fundraiser on Thursday the 15th before the show, called “Dinner and a Song.” Funds raised will toward the choir’s December trip to New York. The meal begins at 5:30 and will feature performances by students and faculty. The dinner menu will be barbecued beef and pork, cheesy potatoes, rolls and a vegetable. Tickets for this event are separately priced at $10 in advance and $12 at the door, which covers the meal and the show.
Performance times are 7:00 p.m. the 15-17th, and November 18 at 2:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. Student tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door with student I.D. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Bennetti’s Coffee Experience, two doors South of RHS.
Raytown South High School has an upcoming production of “Little Shop of Horrors.”
Show dates are November 9th and 10th at 7 pm in the Raytown South Auditorium; Tickets can be reserved though email or phone, Tickets may also be purchased at the door. The cost of tickets is $7.00, patrons can bring 2 non-perishable food items to donate to REAP though the “Feed the Plant” campaign and received $2 off per ticket, so far members of the show have collected over 400 lbs of food for the “Feed the Plant” campaign. For box office information or questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mosha Clyma a talented Sophomore at RaytownHigh School will play three (3) fairytale creatures, part of the gang of fairy tale misfits in The Coterie Theatre’s production of SHREK The Musical.
The students perform in a 100-performance run as part of The Coterie’s professional acting apprentice program, where students gain experience acting alongside professional Equity actors.
Mosha has been acting for 8 years and her past credits include “The Music Man” (Amaryliss) with the Kansas City Symphony, “Alladin” (featured ensemble) with the Kauffman Center/Starlight Theatre Children’s Theatre, “Tommy” (featured ensemble) with Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, “Madeline’s Christmas” (Anne/Daphne) and “the Best Christmas Pageant Ever” (Beth) with Theatre for Young America. Mosha was also inRaytownHigh School’s production of “Into the Woods” in which she portrayed Cinderella.
SHREK The Musical, will be performed at The Coterie Theatre this holiday season. The Coterie Theatre is located in Crown Center (2450 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri ). Performances are at 10 am & noon Monday through Thursday, 10 am, noon & 7pm on Fridays and 2pm & 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. The show will run October 30 through December 30, 2012. For more information about tickets, show times or prices, please visit www.coterietheatre.org or 816-474-6552.
Raytown Arts & Music Festival will take place on October 20, from 11am to 6pm at C. Lee Kenagy Park, 79th & Raytown Rd. This is an Arts in the Park event sponsored by Raytown Parks, Friends of Raytown Parks, Rotary Club of Raytown and Saber Cycle. We hope this event will be the beginning of a new Raytown tradition.Bring your lawn chairs and come listen to some of the best music talent in the region. From the top reigning Blues band in KC, Linda Shell & Blues Thang, to Jah Lion’s Jamaican Reggae to KC Kelsey’s AFU Blues band. Enjoy the fresh new sound of Algo de Nova’s classical guitar and percussion influenced by Afro-Cuban rhythms, Turkish doubek and traditional Spanish guitar. The Monarchs forge a melting pot of genres together, ranging from the phrasing of jazz and blues to the pure raw passion of grunge. Our repertoire includes classic rock of The Guess Y & Friends and ends with the djembe drum circle of the KC Drum Tribe.Come support your local artists and artisans by bringing their original works of art into your home to enjoy for years to come. Visit our webpage to view their portfolios using a variety of mediums: graphite, oil, watercolor, photography, jewelry, metal sculpture and even henna tattoos. Spray paint artist, Paul Suturis, will demonstrate his skill creating beautiful landscapes on a large canvasdav. Walking among you in the park will be roaming actors and singers from the Raytown Arts Council, known for their annual production of our summer musicals. Artists will be able to connect with the Raytown Artists Association who will have a booth displaying their member’s works of art. Kids can also look forward to art projects sponsored by Raytown PTA Reflections. Nancy’s Kids Parties will have a booth selling creative face painting, glitter tattos and balloon art and we’ll even have a representative of the magic arts, a magician.
Lutfi’s Fried Fish and Ritter’s Barbeque will be on site serving up some of the best food in Raytown. The Boy Scouts will sell popcorn tins for their annual fundraiser and Eden’s Acre will bring in homemade Amish products for sale.
Admission is free. Visit our webpage for updates and a taste of what’s to come: RaytownArtsFest.com
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The Jesse James Festival will be held this Saturday and Sunday (September 15-16) in Kearney, Missouri. This is an annual festival held in Kearney and it attracts thousands of visitors each year.
This year Ralph A. Monaco, II, a life-long resident of Raytown, current President of the Jackson County Historical Society, and former Raytown School Board President and State Representative for our area, will be a special guest at the festival.
Mr. Monaco has written his second book, Son of a Bandit, Jesse James & The Leeds Gang which was published this year by Monaco Publication, LLC. The book focuses upon the life and times of the bandit’s son, Jesse James, Jr., and especially focuses upon the events surrounding the criminal trial in 1899 in which the bandit’s son stood accused for having allegedly robbed a Missouri Pacific railroad passenger train at the Leeds Junction in Kansas City in September, 1898. Mr. Monaco’s book, Son of a Bandit, Jesse James & The Leeds Gang, has already received national and local acclaim. It was ranked in the top ten best sellers for self-publishing this past May and the book received the coveted John Newman Edwards Literary Award from the Friends of the James Farm in June.
The book also served as the backdrop to the living history event sponsored by the Jackson County Historical Society earlier this year: The Retrial of Jesse James, Jr. The retrials were held at U.M.K.C. Law School as part of the continuing education program for attorneys and judges, and it was also held at the Truman Memorial Building in Independence and at William Jewell College.
This is a great opportunity to purchase an autographed copy of the book from our Raytown author. Mr. Monaco will also have on hand several copies of his first book, The Strange Story of Col. Swope & Dr. Hyde. This book was also presented as a living history event by the Jackson County Historical Society and U.M.K.C. Law School in 2010. The book is a thorough review of the haunting, unsolved murder mystery surrounding the death of Col. Thomas H. Swope, the namesake of Swope Park.
We are also told that Mr. Monaco’s third book, Blood on the Street The Civil War Comes to Jackson County, Missouri, August 1862, will be co-published and released later in the fall by the Jackson County Historical Society and Monaco Publications, LLC.
Our sources tell us that he and David Jackson, the archivist for the Jackson County Historical Society, are already in the process of co-authoring another non-fiction book scheduled to be released next summer: Smoke in the Air, which is to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of that notorious order, Order Number 11, issued by General Thomas Ewing after Quantrill’s guerrillas raided Lawrence, Kansas in August 1863, and which Order was made infamous by the notable 19th Century Missouri artist and painter, George Caleb Bingham.
For more information on the festival contact Gerri Spencer at 816-628-4397 or to find out further information about Son of a Bandit, Jesse James & The Leeds Gang visit www.sonofabandit.com.
The Raytown Community Choir a non-audition group for people who love to sing, and always welcome new members. They meet Thursdays, 7pm, at Ivanhoe UCC, 6512 Woodson Rd., Raytown, MO., 64133. Rehearsals start Sept. 20. Enrollment will begin at 6:30, refreshments will be served. There is a $30 fee for the fall semester. They are a volunteer group, proud that we have taken donations at our performances over the years, and those monies have gone to organizations in Raytown like REAP and The Shepherd Center.
The Raytown firefighters competed in a dance auction for the Let’s Move Camp Fundraiser for Larry Moore and the Dream Factory. The winner was determined by money votes for the fundraiser. The vote ended in a tie. RaytowOnline would have to say that it was a hard call. The firefighters had a couple star performers, but were lacking in their backfield. The Police had the cutest team with an even overall good quality performance and leadership that was wise enough to leave the dancing to younger members. We applaud the Fire Marshall for being a good sport, but advise him to keep his day job.
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This compelling non-fiction story explores the life of a child who at the age of six witnessed the death of his notorious father and who was forced into work to support his impoverished family by the age of eleven. Follow the journey of the son of a bandit as he stands trial in Kansas City in February 1899 for the capital crime of train robbery. Was the lad a real chip off the ole’ block or a victim of a family name? The book’s appeal is not limited to historians or James family followers. Anyone with an interest in psychological profiling, criminal justice, legal intrigue or family drama will be enthralled and entertained by the award winning John Newman Edwards literary work Son of a Bandit, Jesse James & The Leeds Gang. See SonofaBandit.com for more details about the author and links to purchase the book.
Jo Carroll Shelton Lewald, will be featured as one of the vendors for the Amelia Earhart Fair, July 21. She will be autographing her best selling memoir, “Mom’s Crazy, Her Bipolar Memoir.” Jo Carroll is the niece of the late Joe Shelton, who served as Raytown’s mayor in the 1970′s. Her relationship with Shelton is explained in a chapter entitled, “Magnolia Blossom Special.”
Music by Richard Rodgers Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Adapted For The Stage By Tom Briggs From The Teleplay By Robert L. Freedman
DIRECTOR: Ms. JULIE MCDANIEL
Musical Director: Ms. Becca Stabno Choreographer: Ms. Jamie Patterson
Stage Manager: Ms. Marti Thomas Accompanist: Mr. Terry Foster
Performance Dates & Location
July 13-14, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinee: July 15, 2012 @ 2 p.m.
Robert B. Atkin Performing Arts Center @ Raytown High School
6019 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133
Tickets will be on sale beginning June 15th, 2012 at the RAYTOWN HY-VEE STORE, 9400 E 350 Hwy (intersection of 350 Hwy & Gregory Blvd.), Raytown, MO, 816-358-5988. Ticket prices are: $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and $5 for children 12 and under.
BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF THE SHOW: The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.
Ashley Harrell as CINDERELLA, Nick Perry as The Prince, CHRISTOPHER, David Fast as LIONEL, Sharon Propst as the STEPMOTHER, Esther Marston as JOY, Audrey Drace as GRACE, Diana Leonard as the FAIRY GODMOTHER, Bruce Marston as KING MAXIMILLIAN, Becca Stabno as QUEEN CONSTANTINA, Kevin Thomas as CINDERELLA’S FATHER, Abbie Stabno as CINDERELLA AS A YOUNG GIRL; WHITE MICE: Leila Holstrom, Kaden Patterson and Makenna Holstrom; Emma Stabno as CHARLES THE CAT
CHORUS: VILLAGE MERHANTS, MAIDENS, AND PALACE GUESTS:
Moe Graenser, Brian Marston, Leila Holstrom, Melissa Holstrom, Trevor Brown, Patty Baker, Dottie Bartlett, Chirstina Coffey, Wendy Persell, Anna O’Renick, Makenna Holstrom, Ed Leonard, Hailey Quinn, Emma Stabno, Alexa Sierns, Corey Thomas, Molly Davis, Kevin Thomas, Emma Drace, Abbie Sabno, Beth Gamble, Kaden Patterson, Hannah Unrah, Paige Teeman, Jamie Patterson, Marc Patterson, Max Cooper and Sarah Black.