St. John’s Conseratory Theater Seeks Talent


Musical “Orchard of Hide & Seek” Hits OFA Auditorium This June

St. John’s Conservatory Theater, now in its fourth season, is seeking talent for their original musical ORCHARD OF HIDE & SEEK, which will open at the newly renovated all-digital OFA Auditorium this June for a two-week run.

Auditions will be held Saturday, April 29th at 6:00 pm at the St. John’s Parish House on the corner of Knox and Franklin Street in Ogdensburg. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and prepare a song of your choice to be sung acapella. There are roles for all ages and a variety of talents. Think Wizard of Oz meets Peter Pan Tim Burton-style and acrobats, jugglers, and other variety artists are encouraged to tryout.

THE ORCHARD OF HIDE & SEEK, with a book, music and lyrics by award-winning writer Richard O’Donnell, is a family-friendly comedy about Queen Onagh and her eclectic tribe of fairies and pixies that inhabit the ominous apple orchard on Peekaboo Island high atop a cliff overlooking the St. Labyrinth Sea. As they prepare for their spectacular Mid-Summers Eve celebration, the children from the nearby village of Onwee are also treasure hunting. However, trouble ensues as Capt. Jean-Pierre Beunet, his malevolent pirates, and Ophelia, Delia and Vermilia, the evil Witches of Hubba Bubba, plot to take over the entire orchard for themselves.

SJCT principal creative staff includes Producing Artistic Director Mr. O’Donnell, Musical Director and Choreographer Angela Conzone Dwyer, Arranger and Orchestrator OFA Senior Ryan C. McNally, Scenic and Prop Designer Stephen Chambers, Costume and Makeup Designer Karen Fischbeck (Heuvelton), additional Costumes by Ann Losurdo (Oswego), Betsy Hebert (Heuvelton) and Heron Hetzler (Potsdam), Technical Director and Production Coordinator Christopher Dwyer, and Props Master Tonya Ott. Collectively they have over five decades of professional theatrical and academic experience including regional, stock, bus and truck, off-off-Broadway, off-Broadway, and Broadway stages.

Other vital SJCT personnel includes Host Michael O’Donnell, House Manager Sheila LaMere, General Manager Bill LaMere, assistant Technical Director Ryan Woodard, assistant Props Emma Murray, and assistant Costumer Hannah Gardner.

Tickets go on sale in mid-May and will be available electronically at (under ST. JOHN’S CONSERVATORY THEATER) or at the door the night of the performances. For more information, please visit St. John’s Conservatory Theater’s Facebook page:

ST. JOHN’S CONSERVATORY THEATER is a non-for-profit company of actors, artisans, and artists. It is our vision to create educational, inspirational, and professional opportunities for local talent of all ages while presenting original musicals based on literature, folklore and legend.


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