Musical youth sought for trip back to the '50s

John Bisceglie, the creator of San Francisco’s Children’s Musical Theater, is holding auditions at the King George Hotel on Saturday for a February production of “Rock-N-Roll Reunion,” an original musical revue of the 1950s. To register for an audition, visit www.sfcmt.com.

What is the show about? It’s about awkward stereotypes going through high school and is set to ’50s and ’60s music. The show has multimedia clips of ’50s classic commercials, so it will be a trip down memory lane for people who lived through that era.

What do auditions entail? Kids will sing 16 bars without music. They can sing anything they want, even “Happy Birthday” or “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” but if they really want to catch our attention they should sing something in the ’50s or ’60s genre. Our policy is to try and cast everyone who auditions.

Why are the arts important for youths? It gives them a chance to feel empowered and special while working toward a common goal. It’s a great confidence builder.

Why did you decide to have a cast featuring all ages? It gives the audience the opportunity to see seasoned veterans and first-timers together on one stage. It makes it really fun to watch the show, plus the little kids like to be around the older kids.

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