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'Elf' auditions announced

OGLESBY — “Elf! The Musical!” is Illinois Valley Community College’s Theatre Department’s holiday season production.

Playing Nov. 21 through Dec. 1, “Elf!” has been described as a “big, tuneful, fast-paced musical” based on the 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell. The show features a large cast of singers, dancers and actors.

Auditions are scheduled in the theatre for 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, and 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16. Open to all community members, alumni and students, the cast also includes a 10-year-old age range boy, who must sing, dance and act.

Some girls, 9 and older, will be considered, but will be auditioned on another date.

Those auditioning should prepare a song and bring accompaniment tracks via phone or CD, and be prepared to dance and read cuttings from the script.

“Elf!” is directed and choreographed by Don Grant Zellmer, director and choreographer of musical theater, produced by Dr. David A. Kuester theater and speech instructor, and music direction by Megan Zomboracz Cullinan. Downloadable audition information is available on the “IVCC Fine Arts” Facebook page. Questions may be directed to Zellmer at dongrantzellmer1@yahoo.com.

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