By Alex Smith
Ames247 Staff Writer
The season of love is here, and auditions for this year’s Stars Over Veishea musical, “Rent”, are fast approaching.
“Rent” is a musical about a group of friends living in New York, struggling to make a living.
Within the story there is love, heart break, fun times and lots of music. The friends keep each other together while they take on the challenges of being young artists, as well as dealing with AIDS. Director Brad Dell, assistant professor in performing arts, said the musical was picked for its inspiring story and diversity.
“It’s about a group of people letting friendship and love guide them through rocky times,” Dell said. “It’s a story about human connection.”
The sign up sheet for audition time slots can be found at Pearson 2130. Auditions will then be on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Music Hall lobby.
“I think we will have a lot of people coming out,” Dell said. “I’ve never been disappointed before in the actors we received in auditions.”
Dell also said anyone is welcome and invited to try out.
Anyone auditioning will need to have a one or two minute memorized song clip either from “Rent” or from another contemporary musical. Dell advised students to “be as prepared as possible with the song you pick, and feel comfortable doing it.”
Dancing auditions will be had at callback auditions, which will be on Jan. 26. More information can be found on the Iowa State Theatre website. Contact Brad Dell with any questions.