Open Auditions – The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Saskia Hagen Groom –Artistic Director/Producer–Rutland Youth Theatre
802-558-4177 or

Open Auditions – The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Original Operetta by Marjorie Otis Gifford)
RUTLAND — Rutland Youth Theatre holds Open Auditions for the classic story of The Pied Piper of Hamelin presented as an original operetta by the late Marjorie Otis Gifford, from the poem by Robert Browning .
Produced by Saskia Hagen Groom and directed by Mikki Lane, The Pied Piper of Hamelin is part of its Annual One Acts and is Rutland Youth Theatre’s first operetta. It’s the classic story about the man who rid the town of Hamelin of rats. According to a medieval legend, the north German town of Hamelin was overrun with rats. Then one day, a mysterious man in a multicolored outfit appeared and offered to take care of the rats for a fee. After the people of Hamelin agreed to the deal, the man played his pipe and led the rats out of town. When the townsmen failed on their agreement to pay the Piper, it’s not only the rats he made disappear.

Musical Director is Diane Chartrand. Stage Manager is Melissa Knipes.

Audition times are January 7th from 3-6pm and January 8th from 5:30-8:30pm at Rutland Youth Theatre, Courcelle Building, 16 North Street Extension, Rutland, VT. Contact info: (802) 683-0019. Tentative rehearsal schedule will be one night midweek for leads and Saturday and/or Sunday afternoons.
Grades 3-9 ONLY may audition. Choose one audition only, but stay for the duration of the audition!
Show times are March 2nd at 7pm and March 3rd 2pm and 7pm at Rutland Intermediate School Theatre. Tickets just $6 children/seniors and $8 for adults.
Rutland Youth Theatre is part of the Rutland Recreation and Parks Department and is a non-for-profit organization. For more information on upcoming productions and workshops, please visit or visit us on Facebook.