By Steven Robert Allen
When the Rainbow is Enuf
Following a successful run at the Desert Rose Playhouse, Ntozake Shange's choreopoem, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, migrates to Out ch'Yonda (929 Fourth Street SW) this week. You don't know what a choreopoem is? Don't feel too bad—you aren't alone. In this case, a choreopoem is a chain of performed poems recited by nameless women identified only by colors. Shange's piece debuted on Broadway back in the ’70s and is consistently praised for its powerful writing and poetic exploration of the lives of black women. The show runs Friday, Aug. 17, and Saturday, Aug. 18, at 8:15 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 19, at 3:15 p.m. $10 at the door, $2 for Barelas neighbors of the theater. (How cool is that?) Since space is limited, you might want to call 385-5634 to make reservations.
The Albuquerque Little Theatre (224 San Pasquale SW) is holding auditions for an upcoming production of Bunnicula, a musical about a vampire bunny to be directed by Kristin Berg. The title role will be played by a puppet, so if you're a certified puppet master you'll definitely want to give these folks a call. There are several live roles to fill as well. Auditions will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday Aug. 19, with possible callbacks on Monday, Aug. 20. Call the ALT box office to sign up for a 30-minute audition block. If interested, you'll need to perform a snippet of up-tempo music from any musical. Bring sheet music for the accompanist, along with a resume and a head shot. You may have to do some cold readings from the script, too. 242-4750.
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