Play Auditions for the Emperor's New Clothes and Art City Elementary

Pictures by Sheridan Barton
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Art City Elementary School held auditions for the "Emperor's New Clothes" on Tuesday January 22, 2013. Close to 100 students showed up to audition or sign-up for Stage Crew. The air was electric with excitement and nervousness as students waited, practiced, and meditated while waiting in line to have an opportunity to sing 16 bars of a song in front of the director Shoni Winkel and Stage Managers McKell Murdock and Julia Murray.As students filed in and out of the gym it was fun to listen to the various voices, hearing strong booming voices to soft shy voices as the students plucked up their courage to audition.This is the tenth year that Art City has been putting on plays. It started with a Librarian, Angel Pearce who had a passion for the arts and especially students, for her it was "the more the merrier". Miss Winkel, Miss Murdock and Mrs. Murray are carrying on the tradition started by Mrs. Pearce.The cast list will be posted on Friday January 25, 2013, after school. the Play is scheduled to perform as follows: Dress Rehearsal May 1 at 9:15 a.m.; School Performance May 3 at 12:30; Evening performances are May 2 and May 3 at 7p.m. Admission is free.