Oswego, NY – Area students ages 8 through 15 will have the opportunity to audition for a part in a very special children’s musical to be presented during Harborfest 2012. The production this year is “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. The musical is based on Washington Irving’s classic story, written in the early 1800s in our own state of New York. The musical will be under the direction of Bobbie Palange and Rocky Farden.
“Irving is a masterful storyteller, combining drama, humor and suspense”, explained Farden, who added “The storyline follows the adventures of Ichabod Crane who wanders into the village of Sleepy Hollow and becomes the school teacher. He meets the locals and becomes aware of the mystery that surrounds the community. Is there really a headless horseman who haunts the woods or is it a myth? The audience will have to decide”. The production includes rollicking song and dance along with the delightful tale of the fate of Ichabod Crane.
Farden added that the production requires between 35 to 40 children and features speaking parts, singing and dancing. Auditions for interested children in grades 3 through 10 will be held April 16 or 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the McCrobie Building, 41 Lake St.
Children will be asked to sing “America” and “Happy Birthday” as well as do a little reading. Previous theater experience is not required.
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” which features an array of colorful costumes and scenes will be performed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Harborfest with performances on the Children’s Stage at the Novelis Family Park which returns to West Park for 2012.
Times of the performances are still being finalized. For more information regarding the auditions you may contact either Farden at 342-4194 or Palange at 343-9595.
Slated for July 26 – 29, the 25th annual edition of Harborfest will feature plenty of food, fun and entertainment as venues on both Oswego’s east and west sides will be used to deliver the excitement. Visit the Harborfest website at www.oswegoharborfest.com for the latest information regarding transportation options and performance schedules.