Monday, August 16, 2010

Sweet Charity Auditions!

To open our 21st season, Pauper Players will present "Sweet Charity" as our fall musical production! "Sweet Charity" will be directed and choreographed by Michael McWaters and produced by Matt Jacques, with Grace Lloyd as the music director. All three are undergraduate students at UNC Chapel Hill. Auditions are open to the general public and will be held on Tuesday, August 31st, and Wednesday, September 1st, with callbacks on that Thursday, September 2nd. All auditions and callbacks will be held from 6PM-10PM in the Student Union room 2518. Sign-up sheets will be available in the Union Hub beginning... the first week of school. More details and reminders will follow. CLICK HERE to join the Facebook event for more details!

A quick note from the director...
"Please note that for this specific audition, everyone should bring a 1-2 min selection of a musical theatre standard that shows off your vocal range and quality. An accompanist will be provided, and a resume is optional. There will be no scales done prior to your audition, so please plan accordingly. In addition, please be prepared to dance, preferably on the night that you sing. The dance auditions will be held that Monday and Tuesday from 9PM-10PM. Everyone will be required to come to one of the dance auditions."

Break legs!

EBOARD 2010-2011

The new executive board members have been selected for the 2010-2011 school year! Please contact or these Paupers directly with any specific questions that may arise. Looking forward to the new school year!

Executive Directors:

- Executive Publicity Director: Olivia Myrick

- Executive Business Director: Elissa Rumer

- Executive Production Director: Ben Boecker

Publicity Team (To be headed by Olivia Myrick, Executive Publicity Director):

- Graphic Designer/Production Artist

o Lauren Josey

- Publicity Staff

o Michael McWaters (1st Semester)

o Josh Peterson (2nd Semester)

o Stephanie Linas

o Emily Ellis

Business Team (To be headed by Elissa Rumer, Executive Business Director):

- Treasurer

o Matt Jacques

- Co-Properties Managers

o Jeffrey Sullivan

o Kelsey Reinhard

- Secretary

o Cierra Hinton

Production Team (To be headed by Ben Boecker, Executive Production Director):

- In-House Photographer

o Braxton Kinsey

- Front of House Manager

o AJ Kiehner

- Co-Social Coordinators

o Erin Farley (1st Semester)

o Turner Popalis

- Co-Orchestral Coordinators

o Laura Hartley(2nd Semester)

o Grace Lloyd

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Our 20th Anniversary Season!

The 2009-2010 school year marked our 20th anniversary as UNC's premier musical theater group! We had an excellent season, beginning with Andrew Lippa's "The Wild Party"--directed by senior Nick Culp.

Our winter show was "I Love You Because", a modern interpretation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" directed by Matt Jacques--a junior at UNC Chapel Hill. "I Love You Because" was performed in the Bingham blackbox theater on campus and was a wonderful success.

The "Broadway Melodies" musical revue, performed in late January, featured artistic parodies of Robin Hood, Dr. House, Jacob (Black) and Sons, and hilarious Disney characters. Respective directors--Travis Wright (freshman), Kevin Shaffer (sophomore), Ben Phillis (junior), and Cameron Simmons (senior)--did a spectacular job putting together a hysterical show with only a few short weeks of rehearsal!

Finally, we closed the season with Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" as the spring musical production. "Into the Woods" was directed by Leah Thomas and was a beautiful way to end a memorable year.

Stay tuned for this upcoming year, when PAUPER PLAYERS TURNS TWENTY-ONE!

(Photo Credit: Braxton Kinsey)