NSU Theater to hold auditions for children’s roles in upcoming production

Johnson Fine Arts Center

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Theater will hold community auditions for three children’s roles in the upcoming production of “Fun Home.”

Auditions will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Black Box Theater on the NSU campus.

In “Fun Home,” when her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. “Fun Home” is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Descriptions of the three children’s role follow:

Small Alison: Female, 8-10.

Christian: Male, 10-15; Alison’s older brother; oldest of the three children; strives to be the leader, but is sometimes overshadowed by Alison’s strong personality; seeking a singer with a natural sound, good sense of harmony and pitch.

John: Male, 6-9; Alison’s younger brother; like most boys his age, he is full of energy with a quirky imagination; looks up to his siblings; seeking a singer with a natural sound, good sense of harmony and pitch.

Children will be asked to sing. Rehearsals will not begin until Feb. 25. “Fun Home” will perform April 9-13 at Northern. For more information, contact NSU Theater Director Daniel Yurgaitis at 605-626-2563.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $55 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.