Auditions Begin Today for ‘Treasure Island’–the Musical!


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Auditions for ‘Treasure Island’ are today.

Refentse Maselwa, Staff Writer

Two Words!

Treasure Island.

All are encouraged to audition for the production of Treasure Island which will be a musical version of Rex Stephenson’s adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic.

“We welcome Ferrum College students, faculty, and staff, and anyone from the surrounding community to be a part of this production,” said Emily Blankenship-Tucker, Instructor of Performing Arts and Director of Appalachian Music.

Public auditions for anyone high school age and older are today, Wed., Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. and will take place downstairs in the Flex Theatre on the first floor of Schoolfield Hall on campus.

Auditioners who would like to sing should prepare a folk song and bring sheet music in the correct key. Performances will be April 20-23

“Anyone who needs more information or who can’t make it to Wednesday’s auditions can email me at [email protected]” Blankenship-Tucker said.

There will be a cast of young people from Ferrum Elementary School–homeschool students are welcome to participate, and students from Benjamin Franklin Middle School can also join. Organizers will take sign-ups for young cast members to participate at a later date, but they are welcome to email Blankenship-Tucker to express interest and get on the email list.

“This audition, in particular, is our first proper, professional auditions for us theatre majors since Covid. But I am extremely excite–the show is shaping up to be super fun,” TJ Baker, junior, said.