Friday, August 10, 2012

Audition dates: 2012-2013 MainStage Season

Here is the audition information for shows in the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. For full details, visit Civic Theatre's website and choose the "Auditions" button. Information will be shared and updated on the blog when it becomes available.

The Woman in Black, directed by Lori Portner.
September 9, 6-8 p.m. September 10, 6-8 p.m. Civic Theatre's office, 313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette.

The framework of this spine-tingler is unusual: a lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. Anyone who sees her dies! The lawyer has invited some friends to watch as he and the actor recreate the events of that dark and stormy night. A classic of the genre.

Arcadia, directed by Rachel Lambert.
November 18, 6:30-9 p.m. November 19, 6:30-9 p.m. Civic Theatre's office, 313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette.

Arcadia moves back and forth between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family. The 1809 scenes reveal a household in transition. As the Arcadian landscape is being transformed into picturesque Gothic gardens, complete with a hermitage, thirteen year-old Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues. Present day scenes depict the Coverly descendants and two competing scholars who are researching a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 involving Lord Byron. This brilliant play moves smoothly between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between classical and romantic temperaments, and the disruptive influence of sex on our life orbits the attraction Newton left out.

The Fox on the Fairway, directed by Rod Dimmick.
January 14, 7-9 p.m. January 15, 7-9 p.m. Oakland High School, 611 S. 21st Street, Lafayette.

A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics.

Company, directed by Shannon Sabel.
February 17, 7-10 p.m. February 18, 7-10 p.m, if needed. Callbacks February 21, 7-10 p.m Oakland High School, 611 S. 21st Street, Lafayette.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and artistic opportunities.

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