2008-07-24 / News

Auditions next month for JCT holiday production

Auditions for the Jamestown Community Theatre production of "Miracle on 34th Street," are scheduled for Sunday and Monday, Aug. 17 and 18 at the Jamestown Golf Course building. Rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons and Monday and Wednesday evenings and will begin right after Labor Day. Performances will be the weekends of Nov. 14 and 21.

The audition schedule is as follows:

For children ages 7 to 10, arrive between 3 and 4 p.m. All children should be accompanied by a parent. Some children may be asked to return later that same day for callbacks and/or may be asked to come back on Monday, Aug. 18 in the evening. Preparation includes memorizing and reciting a poem or monologue of at least 8 to 10 lines or picking out 8 to 10 lines from a longer poem or monologue. Some children may be given lines to read from the script at their auditions. Those who want to sing should learn either the first verse of the holiday standards "Deck the Halls" or "Silent Night."

Teens, ages 11 to 16, should arrive between 4:15 and 5 p.m. Preparation is the same as for children ages 7 to 10.

Those ages 17 to adult should prepare to audition in one of the following categories: Group I are those wishing to sing in the large chorus with or without out a speaking role. They should be at the golf course at 5:15 p.m. and be prepared to sing either Deck the Halls or Silent Night. Group II are those who would like to audition for the smaller choral ensemble or solo singing with or without a speaking role. They should arrive at 6 p.m. and plan to perform any song that shows vocal range. Please bring sheet music. Group III are those adults who wish to try out for a speaking role. They should arrive at 7 p.m. No preparation is required for those not seeking a singing role.

In addition, those people who are at least 10 years old who want to work backstage should call the stage manager, Missy Engelhard, at 423-1728 as soon as possible.

For more information, call Mary Wright at 423- 1586 or e-mail ms.wright@cox.net.

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