Auditions: Cannibal, the Musical

Calling all theater enthusiasts in the community!

Sherbino Theatre Company announces up coming auditions for November performances! Cannibal the Musical is based on local historical legend Alfred Packer and is written by Trey Parker creator of South Park and Book of Mormon. Looking for men and women 16 years and older. People auditioning will be asked to read sides and sing a section from the show which will be taught to group.

Rehearsals will be 2 to 3 times a week depending on size of role (s) and occasional weekend day depending on actor availability. Tech week begins Sunday, November 5th and performances on November 10th, 11th, and 12th. For more information, please email: About Cannibal Cannibal! The Musical is the true story of the only person convicted of cannibalism in America - Alferd Packer (according to Colorado lore. Read this article). The sole survivor of an ill-fated trip to the Colorado Territory, he tells his side of the harrowing tale to news reporter Polly Pry as he awaits his execution. And his story goes like this: While searching for gold and love in the Colorado Territory, he and his companions lost their way and resorted to unthinkable horrors, including toe-tapping songs! "All Singing! All Dancing! All Flesh Eating!" "In the tradition of Friday the 13th Part II and Oklahoma!, comes the first intelligent film about cannibalism." "Lost without food, they must turn to the ultimate horror...EATING EACH OTHER...and, of course, SINGING and DANCING!"

History: Originally a student of music, director Trey Parker transferred from the prestigious Berklee School of Music to Colorado University at Boulder to study film, and it was there he gave birth to his twisted brainchild "Alferd Packer: The Musical". Parker not only wrote, produced, directed and played the leading role in the film, he also wrote the songs and collaborated on the score. The film began as a three minute fake trailer made for an advanced film production class and, as a joke the director said he was going to make the actual film. "People kept asking 'Where's the movie?" says Parker "The response was so positive, we decided we'd do it" Together with fellow students Matt Stone, Jason McHugh and Ian Hardin (average age 23) they formed the Avenging Conscience Inc production company and raised $75,000 from private investors, friends and family by the day they needed to start shooting. They employed fellow students as cast members and took parts in the film themselves each stepping into each others shoes behind the camera when necessary. From conception to being in the can the film took around twelve months. When Troma picked up the film in 1996, they realized that few people outside of Colorado had ever heard of Alferd Packer, so they re-released it under the name, Cannibal! The Musical.

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Established in 1915, the Sherbino has been the heart of Ridgway Colorado, providing a venue for community events ranging from music to poetry. Now in a period of re-birth, the Sherbino continues to standout as the hub of events and community activities in Ridgway and throughout Ouray County. On February 11 2012 the Sherbino incorporated as the Ridgway Chautauqua Society Inc. whose mission is to restore the venue and to offer events and community focused program. Learn more about the Sherbino.

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