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Saturday, January 02, 2016
Auditions in January
There are quite a few auditions for upcoming community theatre productions being held in the Tri-State area.
Here's our list so far - if we've missed anything, leave a comment and we'll add it:
First Stage Theatre - "Without Strings"
The Tri-State's children's theater company, First Stage Theatre Company of Huntington, will hold auditions for the play Without Strings (based on Carlo Collodi's “The Adventures of Pinocchio” written by Patrick Rainville Dorn) from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10 at the Pea Ridge United Methodist Church at 5747 East Pea Ridge Road in Huntington.
The play follows the adventures of a marionette named Pinocchio who is magically brought to life, but who must overcome obstacles and survive an encounter with a monster whale to prove he’s worthy of becoming a real boy.
Auditions are open to students from 1st Grade through High School seniors. Participants can arrive and sign up at any time between 2 and 5. There is no charge to audition or to take part in a First Stage production, and no theater experience is required.
Auditioners will be given a page of script to review, and they’ll read a few lines from the page out loud.
The show will be presented March 3, 4, 5 and 6, 2016, at the auditorium at Huntington Middle School.
The directing team is: Director Zach Davis and Producer Debbie Jackson.
HART - "Wizard of Oz" and "Seussical the Musical"
Huntington Area Regional Theater (HART in the Park) will hold auditions for The Wizard of Oz and Seussical the Musical, as well as their two Children's Pre-shows, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2.
Auditions will also be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17 at the St. Clouds Commons lodge building at 1701 Jackson Ave., in West Huntington. Auditions are open for ages 5 and up.
All those auditioning should arrive with at least one minute of a song prepared and be prepared to dance. Some will be asked to read from part of the script. Dancers are welcome to audition as both shows will feature large production numbers
Both shows will be directed by Mary and Tommy Smirl.The Wizard of Oz will be choreographed by Candace Imperi, and feature vocal direction by Lara Donahoe. Seussical the Musical will be choreographed by Sarah Hayes, and will feature vocal direction by Jennifer Londeree.
The show dates for The Wizard of Oz are June 10-12,17-19,24-26. The show dates for Seussical the Musical are July 15-17,22-24,29-31. All performances will be at the Ritter Park Amphitheater.
Paramount Players - "Peter Pan: The Musical"
Auditions for "Peter Pan: The Musical” will be at the Paramount Arts Center at 4:30 or 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4 for those ages 8-13. At 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5 (for ages 8-13 only) and at 6 p.m. (for ages 13-adult)
Those under 13 should pick up a copy of “I’m Flying” at the PAC. Ages 13 – Adult should prepare a song from Peter Pan. Music for “I’m Flying” is now available for pick up at the PAC box office. Accompaniment music and sample vocals can be found on the Paramount Players Facebook page.
Children's Theatre of Charleston - "Shrek the Musical"
Auditions will take place for Shrek the Musical at the Children's Theatre of Charleston Workshop at 1007 Bigley Avenue. Roles are available for age 8- 18.
All reserved audition slots are now full, but you do not need a reserved audition slot to audition. Walk in audition slots are available all day Saturday, Jan. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. Walk ins will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis during both audition dates.
Performances will be March 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2016.
New Play Festival Auditions
Auditions for the third annual Ashland Community and Technical College's New Play Festival, put together by professor and playwright Jon Joy, will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 1-2 at the ACTC JB Sowards Theatre, which is located at 1400 College Drive, Ashland.
The Festival dates are April 1-3 at the JB Sowards Theatre at ACTC's College Drive Campus.