The King and I will hold open auditions July 31 for immediate and future replacements in the Broadway and national companies of the Tony-winning revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Asian, Eurasian, Asian-American and Hispanic children, ages 3-12, will be seen on Thursday, July 31 in New York at Eighth Avenue Studios, 939 Eighth Avenue, between 55 and 56th Streets. The studios are on the third floor.
The producers are interested in seeing children no taller than 54", or four and a half feet. They should not only sing but also be comfortable speaking English. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian able to prove the child's U.S. citizenship with a birth certificate or passport or that they are legal, resident aliens of the U.S. with a green card. Documents must be brought to the audition.
If possible, parents should bring a photograph of the child stapled to a resume with the following information: name of child, age, height in inches, phone number, parents' name and any performance information.
Audition times are:
* Girls -- 10 AM, Sign-in begins at 9:30 AM;
* Boys -- 1 PM, Sign-in begins at 12:30 PM.
At the audtion, children should be prepared to be taught the song "Getting To Know You" from The King and I, sing it and learn some movement. A pianist will be provided.
For additional information, call (212) 586-6777.
-- By Ellis Nassour