Music Theatre

Fall 2015 Music Theatre Ensemble present


October 23 & 24 at 8 p.m.
October 25 at 2 p.m.

THE CIVIL WAR Audition Packet

The State College of Florida Music Program will present THE CIVIL WAR on Friday, October 23, and Saturday, October 24 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 25 at 2 p.m. in Neel Performing Arts Center on Bradenton Campus.

THE CIVIL WAR draws on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman. THE CIVIL WAR is a thrilling and awe-inspiring "dramatic theatrical concert". The orginal Broadway production was nominated for multiple TONY Awards including Best Musical and features an unforgettable score filled with Gospel, Country, Rock and Folk music. Originally produced on Broadway by Pierre Cossette, SFX Theatrical Group & Bomurwil Productions, Kathleen Raitt and Jujamcyn Theatres. Book and Lyrics by Frank Wildhorn, Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy. Music by Frank Wildhorn.

The cast consists of SCF Music Theatre Ensemble Students, SCF Collegiate School students, SCF faculty and community volunteers. Music provided by a pit orchestra, comprised of SCF Instrumental students.

The Creative Team includes Melodie Dickerson, Director; Rex Willis, Music Director; Jan van Wart, Set Designer,.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and will be available by calling the Neel Performing Arts Center Box Office at 941-752-5252. For more information, please call the Music Office at 941-752-5351.

THE CIVIL WAR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019, Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 


Music Theatre Ensemble (MUN1640) meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 to 11:53 a.m.; and Fall term Monday 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The SCF Music Theatre Ensemble is dedicated to the performance of quality musical productions using student performers. A fully staged production is presented each fall semester and is cast through open auditions. Instrumental students are also featured as members of the pit orchestra.Recent performances include "West Side Story," "The Music Man," "The Children of Eden," "Bye Bye Birdie," "Into The Woods," "The Boy Friend," "Amahl and The Night Visitors," "Gondoliers," "Jesus Christ Superstar" and original work, "In Ybor City."

A Songs and Scenes format comprises the spring semester production with ample opportunities for students to direct and choreograph musical numbers. Any student interested in musical theater is encouraged to become a part of the cast and production team.

1 credit hour      Requires additional performance time.

Contact Melodie Dickerson for an audition at 941-752-5580 or email  For information and audition packet contact: LouAnn Gregory, Music Program office, 941-752-5351 or email

 Scholarships are available to all SCF students; you do not need to be a music major to be awarded a music ensemble scholarship.

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