Chaska Valley Family Theater (www.cvft.org) is seeking four male actor/singer/musicians for a unique amateur performance opportunity in the fall of 2018.
With special permission, CVFT will be producing a stage play entitled "The Wonders," based on the 1996 hit movie "That Thing You Do," written and directed by Tom Hanks ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117887/ ). Performances will be held Sept 14 - 23, 2018, with general auditions and rehearsals beginning in summer, 2018. Our production team includes one of the original songwriters from the film, who will be assisting in the formation of the band and development of incidental music for the show.
The production will feature live musical performances from the original film. We are looking to cast and form the band - The Wonders - this fall, so that they are tight by the time we hold general casting and start full cast rehearsals in July 2018. Band rehearsals and workshops will be held as needed over the coming winter/spring to polish the band and continue to work the script.
THE WONDERS follows the story of a garage band from 1964 who rise from nowhere to become national stars, only to flame out after a single hit song. Band members/roles (approx age late teen to mid 20's):
Guy Patterson (drummer)
Lenny Haise (lead guitar & vocals)
Jimmy Mattingly (rhythm guitar & vocals)
T.B. Player (bass & backing vocals).
You vocal/singing ability as noted, acting ability, and should be fluent in your instrument. Ability to learn the music by ear a plus.
If you fit the requirements of any of the above, or already have a band together that matches the descriptions given here, please email materials such as video performance/links, photos, dvd, etc and other information about yourself and/or your band by August 15,2017, to [email protected] or mail to Chaska Valley Family Theatre, PO Box 641, Chanhassen, MN, 55317. All inquiries will be acknowledged and responded to. After reviewing submissions, we will contact those who fit the requirements to come in for a live audition in September.
CVFT is a non-profit, community theater. Rehearsals and performances will be held in Chaska, MN. All roles are amateur/non-paid. This is a unique opportunity for a talented group of individuals to be involved in an exciting new project.