Mt. San Jacinto College’s Menifee Performing Arts programs are scheduled to produce PIPPIN this fall in a unique partnership with Temecula’s Fine Arts Network (FAN). The Menifee Campus’ Theatre Arts, Dance, and Music departments are collaborating with FAN to produce this year’s Tony-Award winning Fosse musical, which will open at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater and run for three weeks, beginning October 10th.
Beverly Stephenson, former artistic director of FAN, approached MSJC over a year ago, with the idea of developing a partnership that would provide new opportunities for both organizations. “This is a terrific opportunity for our college students to perform in a top-notch theater and get pre-professional experience along side our seasoned veterans in the community,” according to PIPPIN’s Director/Choreographer, Lori Craig Torok. “This is a win-win partnership. The college offers the community professional stage and musical directorship and choreographers on staff at MSJC,” Torok continues.
The production team includes Musical Director, Jeremy Brown, Associate Professor/Chair of Music. Craig Yancey is Co-Musical Director of the production, and Natalia Morales is Co-Choreographer. Christopher Kiser is the Set Designer and Stage Manager. Fine Arts Network brings numerous teammates to this collaboration, as well, as the project gets under way next month.
Auditions for this large spectacular production will be held in both locations at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater (August 12, 13, & 14) and at MSJC’s Menifee Lab Theatre (August 19 & 21). The audition notice calls for all types of performers, musicians, and specialty acts. For more information about the audition, contact Lori Craig Torok at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jerry Brown at email@example.com.
Please see the attached audition notice for more information.