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March 26, 2014

QUICK FIVE: Operetta auditions scheduled Saturday

STILLWATER, Okla. — Rana McCoy has directed the Children’s Operetta Workshop for 18 seasons.

1 What is the Children’s Operetta Workshop?

 We began in 1996 with a script and a dream, and staged our first operetta, Jack and the Beanstalk, in the summer of 1997. I saw a need to have opportunities for elementary children to use their musical and acting skills and to develop onstage poise and presence. Stillwater Public Library has always had wonderful summer programs for students, and now our own kids grace the stage as well.

2 What operetta will be performed this summer?

We are presenting the fairy tale classic, Cinderella, with our own unique twist of the story and the characters, as well as some hilarious commercials woven throughout the show.

3 How do students get involved?

Auditions will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Stillwater Public Library Room 313. All area 2nd-7th graders are encouraged to bring their talents — singing, acting, dancing, speaking, gymnastics and whatever else they choose to share. Call 405-880-0060 for more information.

4 When are the performances?

We will have four performances of Cinderella: Monday, June 9 at 7 p.m., and Tuesday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. All shows are in the Stillwater Public Library Auditorium.

5 How is the project funded?

We are a nonprofit organization and appreciate our terrific sponsors. They make it possible to stage this great story with no admission charge to our four audiences.


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