The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem announces auditions
The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem will hold auditions for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) on Monday, March 12 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem. Auditions will begin at 7 pm; actors should come to the lobby for check-in. No appointment is necessary, and everyone is welcome to audition.
With all thirty-seven plays performed in ninety-seven minutes, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) takes audiences on an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s comedies, histories and tragedies. The play was London’s longest-running comedy and includes the shortest-ever performance of Hamlet, which is performed both forward and backward. The Daily Variety called The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) “a madcap condensation that features nonstop laughs. Done at a whirlwind pace and with great delight…there is no doubt that William Shakespeare himself … would approve.”
Caitlin Stafford will direct The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). There are roles available for three actors; women and men aged 16+ are welcome to audition. Auditionees should be prepared to read cold from the script, improvise scenes and show off their physical comedy skills (comfortable clothing is suggested). Headshots and theatrical resumes are encouraged but not required.
Actors are encouraged to bring their calendars to the audition so they can advise of any conflicts with the rehearsal schedule. Callbacks will be held Tuesday, March 13. Performance dates for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) are June 1-3 & 7-10. All performances will be held at the Hanesbrands Theatre.
For more information, please visit www.TheLittleTheatreofWS.org.
Community Theater of Greensboro will be presenting Willy Wonka Kids on March 2-11. According to the press release, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka kids follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally charming Grandpa, Joe. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences. The performance times are March 9 at 7 pm and March 10 and 11 at 2 pm. Prices of tickets are $5-$9.
Kernersville Little Theatre will be presenting Second Samuel at the James Fitzpatrick Auditorium, located at 512 West Mountain Street, from March 9-11. According to the website, viewers will visit the town of Second Samuel, where change isn’t something the residents of this tight-knit openly embrace. “In fact, it’s one of those places where everything is as it’s always been, and that’s just fine with everyone. But after the summer of Miss Gertrude’s death, sometime in the late 1940s, nothing will be the same again in their small town. A touching story of acceptance and community, experience a change of heart with the residents of Second Samuel.” This play was written by Pamela Parker, directed by Diana Marshall-Shoaf and produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois. Tickets can be purchased online at www.kltheatre.com or at the door. Adults are $15, students/seniors are $13 and children are $8. The show begins at 8 p.m. on March 9, 10 and 2 p.m. on March 11.