Glazier prepares to take the stage
Published: Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Ever since she was little, Tori Glazier has loved attending shows at the Black Hills Playhouse (BHP). This year, however, will be different. Instead of sitting in the audience and watching the actors perform, Glazier will be on stage, staring into the crowd.
Glazier will perform the lead character of Mary in the BHP’s performance of “The Secret Garden,” premiering Thursday, June 19, and running through July 6, a production she is ecstatic to be a part of.
“I’ve always loved going to the shows at the Playhouse and always wanted to be in a play,” she said. “I’m very excited to be a part of this.”
Glazier, whose favorite play at the BHP was “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” found out there would be an open casting call for a young actress during last season.
“At one of the plays last year, my parents and I talked (with the staff at the BHP) and found out there was going to be an audition. My parents and I talked about it and I decided to go for it,” Glazier said. “I’ve been performing a lot since I was little — at church, in choir and in downtown stuff — so I have the experience for it. I like to perform, so this was the perfect thing to do.”
BHP held two auditions for the role of Mary, one in Rapid City and another in Sioux Falls. In the February Rapid City audition, which Glazier attended, there were about 20 young women who responded. In the audition, they learned a song from the show and performed it in addition to reading through a couple of the scenes to test their acting skills.
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