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Preparations, auditions begin for summer musical

Preparation for the summer musical of Black Dirt Theater Co. begins this week.

An informational meeting for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hastings Middle School. It is open to all who are interested in being part of the production on stage and behind the scenes.

Auditions for the musical have also been scheduled, according to director and marketing director Libby Wasylik.

“We will do everything in our power to make a really fun, stress-free hour and you will leave feeling great,” she said.

Each audition will take about an hour, she said. Participants should arrive at the middle school five minutes before their audition slot. At that time, they will complete an audition sheet, have their photo taken, learn the dance, then go in and audition for the creative team.

Auditions for ages 12 and younger will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the middle school. Auditions for adults will be held from 6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. on May 16, and from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on May 17, also at HMS.

Participants should learn the dance – it will posted as a YouTube video within the week on the Black Dirt Theater website. The audition song will also be posted.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing that they can dance in.

The call-back list will be announced May 18.

“Joseph and the Amazing Dreamcoat” will be presented later this summer.

More information is available by visiting www.blackdirt