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HORIZON performing arts is proud to announce our spring musical!

PIPPIN

Book by Roger O. Hirson

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Originally produced on the Broadway Stage by Stuart Ostrow

Originally Directed on the Broadway Stage by Bob Fosse

2013 Revival Directed by Diane Paulus

Theo Ending Originally Conceived by in 1988 by Mitch Sebastian

Directed by Connor Rhoades

PIPPIN

Is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied through MTI. MTIShows.com

Performance Dates:

April 26th- 28th 2019 at Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti

Show Synopsis: Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Audition Dates:

February 16th from 6:30-8:30PM & February 17th from 2:30-4:30PM

Callbacks: February 17th from 5:00-8:00PM

AT Northside Community Church in Ann Arbor

You must be currently in High school or older to audition for this production

For more information about our upcoming auditions for Pippin please visit the “Auditions” page of our website


Horizon Performing Arts is proud to produce our first show to include actors that are non-hearing as well as our first production to INCORPORATE American Sign Language

CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD

By Mark Medoff

Directed by Reilly Conlon

Performance Dates:

May 10th & 11th 2019 at the Biltmore Studio at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill

Show Synopsis: After three years in the Peace Corps, James, a young speech therapist, joins the faculty of a school for the deaf, where he is to teach lip-reading. He meets Sarah, a school dropout, totally deaf from birth, and estranged both from the world of hearing and from those who would compromise to enter that world. Fluent in sign language, James tries, with little success, to help Sarah, but gradually the two fall in love and marry. At first their relationship is a happy and glowing one, as the gulf of silence between them seems to be bridged by their desire to understand each other's needs and feelings, but discord soon develops as Sarah becomes militant for the rights of the deaf and rejects any hint that she is being patronized and pitied. In the end the chasm between the worlds of sound and silence seems almost too great to cross…but love and compassion hold the hope of reconciliation, and a deeper, fuller understanding of differences that, in the final essence, can unite as well as divide.

Audition Dates:

Horizon Performing Arts will be seeing Non-Hearing and Hearing Impaired actors for the following roles on March 1st from 6:30-8:30PM:

Sarah Norman- Deaf from birth. Works as a maid in the State School for the Deaf before falling in love with James Leeds. Mid-twenties. Must be fluent in American Sign Language.

Orin Dennis- A student at the State School for the Deaf who is leading a lawsuit against the prejudice towards hearing-impaired persons. Has some residual hearing; A lip reader. Speaks some American Sign Language in the show

Lydia- One of the younger students at the State School for the Deaf who falls fro James Leeds. Has some residual hearing; a lip reader. Speakes some American Sign Language in the show

Horizon Performing Arts will be seeing Hearing Actors for the following roles on March 3rd from 2:30-4:30Pm:

Mrs. Norma- Sarah’s mother. Know very little American Sign Language and is frustrated with her daughter and her unwillingness to make audible speech

Mr, Franklin- Supervising Teacher at the State School for the Deaf. Hires James Leeds

Edna Klein- Orin’s Lawyer

Actors auditioning for the three parts listed directly above do not need to know American Sign LANGUAGE but will be taught some of the language throughout the rehearsal process

For more information about auditions for Children of a Lesser God please visit the “Auditions” page of our website!

HORIZON performing arts is proud to announce our Summer musical!

A Chorus Line

Book by Nicolas Dante and James Kirkwood Jr.

Music By Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics by Edward Kleban

Directed by Reilly Conlon

Performance Dates:

August 1st-4th 2019 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater in Ann Arbor

Show Synopsis: A CHORUS LINE is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre: the chorus dancers– those valiant, over dedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who back up the star or stars and often make them look even more talented than they are. It is also a celebration of the American Musical itself. A CHORUS LINE is also about competition, and competition might easily be the common denominator that grabs the audience and holds it by the collective heartstrings until the final, ultimate choices are made. For everyone, at one time or another, puts his life on the line. We all compete, no matter what business we’re in, for promotion, for attention, for approval and for love. Specifically, A CHORUS LINE takes the audience through the final grueling audition run by the director, Zach, for a new Broadway musical. Show Synopsis from Tams-Witmark

Audition Dates:

May 3rd & 4th from 6:30-8:30PM

Callbacks (if needed): May 5th from 3:00-5:00PM

You must be 15 years old or older on May 3rd 2019 to audition for this production

For more information about our upcoming auditions for A Chorus Line please visit the “Auditions” page of our website


Horizon Performing Arts is proud to announce our Youth Summer Revue!

The History of KIDS on Broadway: A Musical Revue

Book by Brandon Waldenmayer

Directed by Maura Doyle

Performance Dates:

August 23rd- 25th 2019 at the Arthur Miller Theater in Ann Arbor

Show Synopsis: Back by popular demand! Horizon Performing Arts is proud to bring back a brand new version of the musical revue that started it all! Join as we journey through the History of Broadway through the eyes of a child. This show gives audiences a inside look into many of the incredible roles that children have played on Broadway as well a so many of the roles that decrepit children on Broadway. From your favorite sweet children to your sassy teenagers, The History of KIDS on Broadway: A Musical Revue is sure to have a song for everyone!

Audition Dates:

June 7th & 8th from 6:30-8:30PM

You must between the ages of 9 and 16 years old on June 7th 2019 to audition for this production

For more information about our upcoming auditions for The History of KIDS on Broadway: A musical Revue, please visit the “Auditions” page of our website!

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