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West Mercer 5th Grade Play

Fractured Fairy Tale Theater


Fractured Fairy Tale Theater

Hey, 5th graders--it’s time to come and have some fairytale fun! Be a risk-taker and audition for the West Mercer production of Fractured Fairy Tale Theater. The show is a collection of fairy tales with a twist. The show has tons of wacky characters and laughs! 

5th grade students can begin the audition process by going to the link listed below and completing the online application. The link is also on Ms. Kurtenbach’s West Mercer website. WM Musical Application URL:

Auditions will be held in the under-cover play area on Monday, March 28th and Wednesday, March 30th from 3:45-6:00.

There are plenty of parts in the show and if you want to be involved behind the scenes you can also be part of the show by helping to build the sets and working on the stage crew. 

Our first read through rehearsal will be on Thursday, April 7th. Weekly rehearsals (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:45) begin April 19th. We will also have some Wednesday rehearsals dates to be decided.

Final dress rehearsals will be May 31st (3:45-6:30) and June 1st from (2:00-6:00).         

 Performance dates for the play will be June 2nd and 3rd

General Rehearsal Schedule:
Tuesdays and Thursdays after school 3:45-5:45
SOME Wednesdays with dates to be determined

  • Special Rehearsal Dates May 26th-June 1st: 
    Everyone (This means leads, supporting roles, chorus, and all back-stage team members)--Thursday May 26th and Tuesday, May 31st 3:45-6:30 
    Everyone (This means leads, supporting roles, chorus, and all back-stage team members)--Wednesday, June 1st 2:00-6:00 


    • Students need to make sure they are available for the rehearsals prior to auditioning! PARENTS PLEASE—check your calendars NOW! 
  • Students who miss more than two unexcused rehearsals will be asked to leave the play.
  • Students should let the directors know about any time conflicts at the beginning of this process (i.e., piano lessons, sport try-outs, etc.) We will make an effort to work around your current obligations/schedule.

 Audition Preparation:

  • We will have scenes copied and ready for students to read at the auditions. We will also have the scenes available online a few days before the auditions so that you can practice ahead of time. Additionally, there will be a few minutes to read the lines in groups of actors so that you feel comfortable on the day of the audition.

     If you have questions, you may check the music room webpage, or you may contact Mr. Baxter and Ms. Kurtenbach by email.