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Auditions this weekend for ‘Tumbleweeds’

Young People’s Theatre will hold open auditions for Tumbleweeds at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15  in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building theater on the SCC campus, located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville.

Auditions will consist of a song and dance, both of which will be taught, and a cold reading. Students must be accompanied by a parent and should wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Tumbleweeds, a good old-fashioned Western bursting with wonderful music and hilarious jokes, gets its name from the likable cowpoke who tries his best to be an optimist. It isn’t easy because he lives in the wretched frontier town of Grimy Gulch which ispopulated by bizarre characters, including cowboys, eccentric Indians, marriage bent ladies, soldiers from the near-by fort and melodramatic villains ready to stir up trouble for poor Tumbleweeds, who simply longs to improve his town.

Performance dates are Oct. 16-18. Tickets are available now at stchastickets.com.

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