By Jeanna Baxter White
Step right up and become part of the “Greatest Show on Earth!” The Davie County Arts Council will hold auditions for “Barnum” on Saturday, February 29th beginning at 10 a.m. at the Brock Performing Arts Center.
The large cast includes adults, elderly, teenagers, and children (10+ years old).
Also needed are tumblers, jugglers, clowns, & gymnasts.
“Barnum” tells the story of the “Prince of Humbug” Phineas Taylor Barnum. Over the objections of his wife, Charity, Barnum attempts to create a show in which the main attractions are considered freaks of society.
The cast of characters includes Joice Heth, the oldest woman alive; Tom Thumb, the smallest man in the world; and the glamorous Swedish opera singer, Jenny Lind. Eventually, to appease Charity, Barnum agrees to give up the show and assume a normal life. Upon Charity’s death, Barnum returns to the circus business in grand fashion by partnering with James A. Bailey to create “The Greatest Show on Earth.”