As the buzz about the return of the Teen Summer Musical circulates throughout the city, it was no surprise that over 100 youth would show up for the 1st round of the 2015 production of Snow White and the Seven “Each One Teach One” auditions. On April 25th and 26th the LHPAI staff, Volunteers and TSM production team could only watch with amazement as youth ages 8-19 would gather in the Grand Hall of the LHPAI, with hopes of securing a role in this year’s production. Youth traveled from as far as Woodinville, Tacoma, Mercer Island and Renton.
Choreographer Tyrone Crosby (Koach T) would start off each day of audition with a warm-up routine, allowing the youth to get loose and relaxed before facing the production team: Director – Isiah Anderson, Jr.; Stage Manager, Dea’Nea Simone; Music Director, Michelle Lang; and Choreographer, Tyrone Crosby. The youth were asked to do a Cold Reading from the script, and to sing a song of their choice. THEY WERE AMAZING!!! We were also surprised that 8 of our past LHPAI participants, came to support this historic program and volunteered their services throughout the duration of both auditions.
I would like to thank ALL who have and continue to support this program.
Isiah Anderson, Jr.
Director, LHPAI Teen Summer Musical