Second Street Players will hold open auditions for its children’s dessert theatre play, “Puss In Boots,” at 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, and 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Riverfront Theater, 2 S Walnut St., Milford. The show will be performed at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, and at 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17.
“Puss In Boots” is directed by Timothy Free, who most recently was the production manager for Second Street’s “Willy Wonka.” Roles in “Puss In Boots” are available for adults and children, ages 9 and up. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. No preparation or previous theater experience is required. The complete rehearsal schedule will be established based on cast and crew availability.
Written by Vera Morris, “Puss In Boots” retells the classic story of Tom, the miller’s son, who is left his father’s cat as an inheritance. The cat is no one’s fool and promises that if Tom gets him a pair of boots he will make his fortune. Once he has the footwear and becomes Puss In Boots, the cat sets out on an amazing adventure involving the King, the Queen and the lovely Princess Pam, who Puss thinks will make a nice wife for his master!
By the final curtain, all of the cat’s plans have come to pass, and audiences will have met a hilarious cast of characters, including the Ogre, the Ogre’s giggling bride-to-be and her snobbish mother, the Ogre’s servants and his comical dog, who’d like a new owner.
For more information about “Puss In Boots,” the full schedule of next year’s children’s dessert shows, and more about Second Street Players’ 2013 main stage season, visit secondstreetplayers.com.
“Puss In Boots” is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.