Hershey Theatre Announces Audition for Young Actor to Portray Role in National Tour of Tony® Award-Winning

(HERSHEY, PA) Hershey Theatre, in conjunction with Phoenix Entertainment, is searching for a young male actor(s) to portray the role of “Young Coalhouse” in the National Broadway Tour of RAGTIME when the show comes to Hershey, April 26 to May 1, 2016 for 8 performances. Anyone fulfilling the below requirements should submit their entry in person on Monday, April 18 , between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Hershey Theatre Grand Lobby.

SEEKING: “Young Coalhouse”

REQUIREMENTS: Young Coalhouse is a young African American boy, ideally around 4 years old and 3’6” tall and 40 pounds. Young Coalhouse should have an “innocent” and “pure” quality about him. In role, Young Coalhouse will be picked up by an adult cast member, sit on a cast member’s lap and pretend to play piano. Young Coalhouse will also skip in a circle holding hands with other young actors. Young actor will need a chaperone over 18 years of age to accompany him at all times.

WHAT TO SUBMIT: Young actor must submit a full length front and full length side photo, in addition to a headshot (if available).

WHAT TO PREPARE: Parent or guardian and young actor must submit photos, headshot and audition card in person at Hershey Theatre, 15 E. Caracas Ave., Hershey PA 17033 on Monday, April 18, 2016.
· Submissions will be accepted Monday, April 18 between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
· Come to the table in the Grand Lobby of the theatre, just inside the doors on Caracas Ave.
· Parking is available directly across from the theatre marquee on Caracas Ave.
· You must bring completed submission materials (see WHAT TO SUBMIT above).
·Young actor will participate in a brief interview with Hershey Theatre staff.

Please direct any questions to Dennis Norton, Manager of Entertainment Programming, DNorton@HersheyPA.com.

RAGTIME takes place at the dawn of a new century, when everything is changing…and anything is possible. Set in turn of the century New York, the musical tells the stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician - all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to the theatre’s richest and most glorious Tony® Award-winning scores.

RAGTIME comes to Hershey Theatre for eight performances April 26 to May 1, 2016. Show times are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday at 8:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM, and Sunday at 1:00 PM & 6:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at [www.hersheytheatre.com]www.hersheytheatre.com or by calling 717-534-3405 or in person at the Hershey Theatre Box Office. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more by calling Janet Dise at 717-534-3352
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