7th Grade Musical-Guys and Dolls Jr

The Waukee Music and Drama Departments are pleased to announce auditions for this year’s seventh grade musical, Guys and Dolls Jr. All seventh graders from both South Middle School (SMS) and Waukee Middle School (WMS) are invited to be a part of the April 18 and 19 production either on stage in a character role or as a member of the chorus or behind the scenes as a member of the stage crew.

This classic American musical has a cast of colorful characters who meet in New York City in the 1930’s. It includes such well-known songs as “A Bushel and a Peck” and “Luck Be a Lady.” Auditions for lead roles will be on February 26 from 3:00 – 4:45 p.m. at the Theatre Arts Center at Prairieview School. Actors will need to bring their permission form to Shelly Schaeufele or Sarah. Schaefer at WMS and Jennifer Ghelf or Lynnae Lathrop at SMS by February 22. Students will be required to be at the entire audition time slot on the 26. There will also be a parent meeting at 4:45 – 5:00 p.m. on February 26.

Students can learn the audition songs on by going to Schaeufele’s blog and clicking on “7th Grade Musical.” Those who want to be in the chorus only will not need to audition but will need to have their permission slip turned in by February 22 as well. Our first full cast rehearsal will be on Friday, March 1. Early rehearsals will be held at WMS with students being bussed from SMS.

Students interested in being a part of the stage crew and working with costumes, props, sets, sound or lights can contact Schaefer at sschaefer@waukee.k12.ia.us by February 4. They will begin working at Waukee Middle School on Tuesday, February 5 from 3:10-4:30. A bus will transport students from SMS to WMS.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the directors listed below. We look forward to beginning work on Guys and Dolls Jr.

Shelly Schaeufele, sschaeufele@waukee.k12.ia.us
Sarah Schaefer, sschaefer@waukee.k12.ia.us
Jennifer Ghelf, jghelf@waukee.k12.ia.us

560 Southeast University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
Fax 515.987.2701