Broadway is coming to Harker! The school will host the west coast auditions for the Broadway revival of “Annie.” Harker alumna Lisa Schwebke ’04 connected the school with New York’s Telsey + Co. casting agency. As part of the visit, casting agent Rachel Hoffman, CSA, will work with candidates of The Harker Conservatory’s Certificate Program to build an educational experience on this opportune event on Harker’s campus.
On Fri., Oct. 21, from 7-9 p.m., Hoffman, who has helped cast many name productions including “Wicked”, “Rent,” “Hairspray,” “Legally Blonde” and “The Color Purple,” will
lead a workshop on effective techniques for auditioning on Broadway. Then, on Sun., Oct. 23, certificate candidates will serve as interns for the casting process as Harker hosts auditions for “Annie” at the middle school campus from 8-4 p.m..
This partnership is a new development the Harker Conservatory, which, this summer, toured its steam punk version of Stephen Schwartz’s “Pippin” to the prestigious Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. Harker was one of only 45 American high schools accepted to perform its work overseas as part of the festival, where “Pippin” was reviewed as an “excellent production,” created by “an enthusiastic and well-drilled cast.”