Auditions for KCC’s ‘Pirates of Penzance’ continue Jan. 23

Slide graphics with a skull and crossbones promoting auditions for "Pirates of Penzance"

Auditions for Kellogg Community College’s Spring 2015 production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic comic opera “The Pirates of Penzance” will continue this weekend.

The auditions are open to all members of the public – including KCC students – who are of high school age and older. They will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at the College’s newly renovated Binda Performing Arts Center on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek.

Individuals wishing to audition do not need to sign up in advance, but should have at least 60 seconds of a song prepared to sing, with printed sheet music for a provided accompanist to play.

Director Brad Poer, theatre professor at KCC, said the producers are looking for many male and female performers who can act, sing and move.

“Dance experience is not needed, but a willingness to look silly and have fun is,” Poer said. “This show will be the climax of our season celebrating the reopening of the Binda Performing Arts Center, and the experience will be one to remember. Get involved!”

“Pirates” will run for six showings over two weekends in March, including 7:30 p.m. performances on March 20, 21, 27 and 28, and 3 p.m. performances on March 22 and 29. Rehearsals will be 7 to 9:30 p.m.  Tuesdays starting in late January at the Binda. Not all cast members will be required to attend every rehearsal.

For more information, contact director Brad Poer, theatre professor at KCC, at

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