Casting Call for July 20, 2012
July 18, 2012 3:52PM
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Updated: August 23, 2012 9:56AM
Here is a look at upcoming auditions.
Casting calls include the “Zombie Paradise” video shoot in Homewood and Gaelic Park Players’ auditions for “Philadelphia, Here I Come!” in Oak Forest.
“ZOMBIE PARADISE” VIDEO SHOOT: The village of Homewood will create video showcasing the fun and creative side of the town. “Zombie Paradise” will be a series of three, 60-second videos featuring Homewood residents in zombie makeup and enjoying the amenities of Homewood with non-zombie residents.
Interested participants are asked to come to Hillcrest Park, Locust Road and Rockwell Avenue, in full makeup and nice dress on July 21. The casting call will begin at 4 p.m., with the shoot starting at 4:30 p.m. and lasting approximately an hour.
“This project is another example of the fun, creative, and quirky mind-set of Homewood,” public relations manager Rachael Jones said. “You’re in the right place to have fun in Homewood. We are a melting pot of professionals, artists, educators, musicians — all ages, backgrounds and race.
“And the methods of how we highlight Homewood and its amenities should be as interesting as the audience we try to reach. We are a community that values its children, education, local economy, urban forestry and having fun together as a group. Its culture is so enriching that we want to continue reaching out to those who share our values and believe in what we are trying to do.”
The videos collectively called “Zombie Paradise” will be released on the village of Homewood’s Facebook page and on YouTube. The first video will be launched on the website Aug. 6, the second video will be up by Aug. 20 and the final video will be on the site Sept. 10. All three videos will be aired at Fall Fest on Sept. 15.
“I fully support new ideas to create a buzz about Homewood,” Village President Richard Hofeld said. “With many new outlets for news and entertainment, we are creative with how we develop and tell people about Homewood.”
The idea for “Zombie Paradise” was generated from discussions with residents on how to best utilize social media outlets to communicate the message that Homewood is an inclusive, creative and convenient community to live in. The project quickly gathered momentum and support among village leaders and became part of the “You’re in the Right Place” marketing campaign along with the “Pop-Uprights to Play” public art initiative.
Jesse Deyo, film and television music composer and Homewood resident, will create an original musical composition for the three videos.
“Homewood has a sense of humor,” Deyo said. “The zombie concept is an offbeat way to communicate the open attitude that we value a diverse group of people, even the undead.”
Information: (708) 798-3000.
GAELIC PARK PLAYERS: Auditions for the fall production of “Philadelphia, Here I Come!” by Brian Friel will take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. July 23-24 at Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest.
Directed by Vera Kelly, the show has parts available for 11 males (ages 25-65) and three females (ages 25-65).
There is no membership fee to participate, and Irish accents are never a requirement.
The show will be staged from Nov. 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18.
Information: Audition information and/or join the mailing list can be done by sending one’s name, address and email to email@example.com or Gaelic Park Players, Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, IL 60452.
Information: (708) 687-9323.
LINCOLN-WAY AREA CHORALE: The 90-voice group will begin its 17th season on Aug. 13 at Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox. The chorale, under the direction of new artistic director Gregory Day, has members from more than 10 communities in the south suburbs.
Membership in the chorale is open to any adult who enjoys singing and desires to perform with other adults.
Two formal concerts are presented each year in December and April. Additionally, the chorale has performed with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, appeared at the Rialto Square Theatre with the Joliet American Legion Band, and performed a benefit concert in Lockport.
There are limited openings in the soprano and alto sections with several openings in the male tenor and bass sections. Information: (815) 485-7357.
THE MIDWEST MOTET SOCIETY: The group, which is billed as the chamber choir for Chicago’s Southland, will continue summer auditions until the end of August for the fall concert cycle.
Singers are encouraged to audition before Aug. 10 to be included in the summer retreat with guest clinician Albert Jackson, music department chair of South Suburban College in South Holland.
All voice parts are welcome and encouraged to audition.
Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings in Flossmoor and begin the last week of August.
The fall concert, Sacred Songs from Sacred Places: Motets of William Byrd, Salamone Rossi and Claudio Monteverdi, will take place in early November.
Audition appointments can be arranged by mailing to The Midwest Motet Society, P.O. Box 706, Flossmoor, IL 60422; calling
(708) 206-0380 or emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.