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Open Auditions for New Shows at Theatre

Sat, Aug 26, 2017 starting at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Diverse groups of actors sought for "The Crucible", "Much Ado About Nothing" Aug. 26 

Parkland Theatre will hold open auditions for the first two shows of its fall season Saturday, Aug. 26 at the theatre.
The CrucibleAuditions for The Crucible and Much Ado About Nothing will take place 9 a.m.–noon. Auditionees should check in at the Parkland theatre lobby.
Callbacks, if needed, will be held Sunday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. for The Crucible and 6:30 p.m. for Much Ado About Nothing. Individuals called back will be contacted the evening of Saturday, August 26.
The Crucible director Mathew Green is casting 20 actors (10 males and 10 females, although roles are not necessarily gender-specific.) This play presents a community, and the director hopes for a diverse cast. Ages 14 and older are welcome and encouraged to audition.
Actors will read from sides, which can be found at theatre.parkland.edu/auditions.html. No prior preparation is necessary, but the director strongly recommends that those auditioning familiarize themselves with the play.Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing director Bj Gailey is casting 12 actors, any gender, ages 15 and up.
Actors should come prepared with a monologue from Shakespeare or one of his contemporaries. If auditionees do not have a monologue, one will be provided for them to read.
Performances of The Crucible will run in Parkland Theatre's Second Stage Sept. 28–Oct. 8. Performances of Much Ado About Nothing will be held in the Harold and Jean Miner Theatre Nov. 9–19.
No appointment is necessary to audition. All members of the community as well as Parkland and U of I students are invited to audition; Parkland Theatre encourages diversity. Those with additional questions should email bdmorgan@parkland.edu.

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