Horizon Performing Arts is proud to announce their Fall Play, Winnie-Th-Pooh!


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Dramatized by Kristen Sergel from the stories of A.A Milne

Directed by Brandon Waldenmayer- Ages 8-14 years old

Hello Auditionees,


Below is the Cast List for Winnie-the-Pooh. Please read through the entire cast list as some names may be listed more than once. All cast members will have the opportunity to perform with at least one puppet in this production. 

You will notice that their is an "Adult Cast" and "Youth Cast" for this production. Parents and cast members will be told which show dates/times they will be performing in at the Parent/Cast Orientation. 

After reading this email, please read through the entire Cast List and let us know if you will be accepting your role. If you wish to reject your role, you must do so by August 5th, 2018 to withdraw without obligation.

The cast orientation for the Youth Cast will be held on Saturday, August 4th from 3:30-4:30pm at Cross and Resurrection Church in Ypsilanti. This meeting is for parents and cast members.

The cast fee will be required at the cast orientation. The cast fee can be paid by cash or check made out to Horizon Performing Arts.

If you will not be attending the cast orientation please send us an email to let us know you are planning on being a part of the production by emailing horizonperformingarts.mi@gmail.com.

Thank you very much for auditioning! The production staff is looking forward to working on this wonderful show with all of you!

- Horizon Performing Arts Staff 

Our Vision- Winnie-the-Pooh

Come be a part of Winnie-the-Pooh as you have never seen it before! Horizon Performing Arts will be presenting all of your favorite characters from the Hundred Acre Woods in a whole new way as each cast member will be performing with handmade, professional grade puppets! After Winnie-the-Pooh has closed, cast members will be invited to keep one of the puppets they performed with so students can continue building their puppetry skills. This is sure to be a show unlike anything our community has seen before and we want you to be a part of it!

To continue our focus on educational theatre Horizon Performing Arts will be producing both a youth cast and a professional adult cast of Winnie-the-Pooh. Our group of professional actors are both accomplished artists and passionate theatre educators who are excited to provide a one-on-one mentoring experience through Winnie-the-Pooh.

Both productions will be led by our Artistic Director, Brandon Waldenmayer who will direct both casts. Students will have the opportunity to experience how a professional play comes together while rehearsing their own show! Both the youth cast and adult cast will receive 3 performances alternating over one weekend so everyone will have an opportunity to see this fantastic show!

Throughout rehearsals, students will have the opportunity to work with our Puppet Master, Mr. Connor Rhoades on the basic puppetry techniques while continuing to build the key skills of theatre that are needed in every production. Students will receive one-on-one theatre coaching while also learning puppetry from an accomplished and passionate puppeteer.

Those interested in auditioning should download the audition form posted below. No preparation is needed for this audition. Auditionees should simply be prepared to hand in their completed audition form when they arrive at auditions and plan to stay for about a half an hour. We look forward to seeing you at auditions!