On December 22, 2015

Former “Cats” dancer offers workshop at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre

Sunday, Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. — WOODSTOCK — One of the longest running Broadway musicals in history, “Cat” will be coming to the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in April. Pentangle Arts is seeking vocal and dance performers for the production – feline fanatics delight! Auditions will be held on Monday, Dec. 28 and Tuesday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m.to 7 p.m. both days, at the Town Hall Theatre. Auditions will be comprised of both a vocal and dance component. There will be four two-hour blocks where the first hour will be spent doing vocal auditions followed by an hour of a dance audition. Voice auditions should have prepared 32 bars of an up tempo song that best showcases your range. Each vocal audition will be accompanied by a pianist, so please bring sheet music.
Dance auditions should be prepared to dance/move as director Susan Lamontagne will teach auditionees a medley of dances to perform for the dance audition.

Sign up for one of the two-hour audition blocks at www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4fafaf23a5f58-cats

For a full listings of characters, visit pentanglearts.org.

Auditionees (and “Cats” crazed fans) may wish to practice ahead of time on Sunday, Dec. 20 for an afternoon of song, dance and kitty fun led by director Susan Lamontage. A former cat herself, she will teach movement and dance from the original routines from the Broadway version of “Cats,” giving participants a chance to experience being a cat in the show. Those who wish to audition for the show are highly encouraged to attend this workshop.

Susan Lamontagne has over 20 years in professional theater. Some favorite credits include: Metropolitan Opera’s “The Merry Widow,” Tony Award winning Best Musical “FOSSE,” “Cats,” “West Side Story,” “Peter Pan,” “Starlight Express” and of course “42nd Street.” She has trained and performed in New York, throughout the U.S., Japan and beyond. Her own disciplines include classical ballet, jazz (lyrical and musical theatre), modern and tap dances. She was blessed to work under the guidance of Gwen Verdon, Chet Walker (director for Broadway’s revival of “Pippin”) and along side Ben Vereen, Anne Reinking, Bebe Neworth, as well as some of the best dancers on Broadway. Lamontagne presently teaches musical theater dance at Lebanon Ballet Studio. She is on staff with Arts Quest in Pocatello, Idaho and is director of Divas at the Mic for Arts in Reach in southern New Hampshire.

To sign up for the workshop, visit www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4fafaf23a5f58-cats1

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