2016 - 2017 Performance Season

We are now accepting Full Season Sponsors for $1,000 for the 2016-2017 Performance Season

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Shuddersome: Tales of Poe

Performances - August 25, 26, 27, 28, and September 1, 2, 3, & 4

Directed by Candice McMath

Auditions - July 10th & 11th at 7:00pm at The Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County. 

 

PLEASE NOTE - Due to some thematic elements, this show is NOT SUITABLE for children under high school age.

Unisex casting of 12-18 speaking roles, plus an ensemble of 6-12. There are non-speaking roles available. Dancers strongly encouraged to audition to be a part of the ensemble for ensemble work (featuring lyrical / contemporary style dance). The show is written as a collection of stories as individuals scenes, so actors can expect to be cast in speaking and non-speaking roles throughout the show. Auditions are cold readings in groups. Ages encouraged to audition are high school and above. 

Shuddersome: Tales of Poe is a one-act of selected works of Edgar Allan Poe that includes short stories (The Black Cat, The Cask of Amontillado, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Oval Portrait, Lionizing, The Masque of the Red Death) and poetry (“The Bells” and “The Raven”). Spectres, ghouls and ghosts come alive in this vivid theatrical adaptation of some of Poe’s best-known works. This spine-tingling hour of theatre will have you glancing nervously over your shoulder as Poe’s words rise up like corpses from the grave. (Be careful. Do you hear that tap, tap, tapping?)

The Addams Family

October 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, and November 3, 4, & 5

Directed by Rex Huffman

Auditions - July 13th and 14th at The Little Theatre 

 

Audition registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. and actual auditions will begin at 7 p.m. Callbacks (if necessary), or auditions for those unable to attend July 13 or 14, will be held Saturday, July 16, beginning at 1:30 p.m. 

There are roles available for five men: Gomez Addams, Uncle Fester, Mal Beineke, Lucas Beineke (late teens to mid-20s), and Lurch;

Four women: Morticia Addams, Wednesday Addams, Alice Beineke, and Grandmama Addams.

A boy: Pugsley Addams (should be able to pass for 12 and must be able to scream).

The show also features an ensemble of deceased Addams ancestors who have a great deal of stage time.

Those auditioning should come with a prepared song. Choreographer Teresa Moore will also conduct a dance audition. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (flip-flops are not recommended; bring a pair of shoes for the dance portion).

Rehearsals are scheduled to begin Aug. 1. The show will open a three-weekend, nine-performance run Oct. 21, closing Nov. 5. Rex Huffman is director; Kathy Blair Bergstrom is production assistant and assistant vocal music director. Karen Huffman is vocal music director. Teresa Moore is choreographer. Pam Douglas and Beth Blickensderfer are co-stage managers. Pam Douglas in charge of props. Costumes coordinators are Rex and Karen Huffman. Lighting is by Tom Albury. Lee Elliott will be in charge of publicity. 

Plans now call for a Halloween Breakfast with the Addams Family, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 29.

A FairyTale Christmas Carol

December 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, & 11

Directed by Kait Gallagher-Wilsterman

Auditions - October 1st & 2nd at 1:00pm at The Little Theatre with Registration at 12:00pm

 

Saturday, October 1st auditions are for all KIDS coming to audition, and Sunday, October 2nd at The Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County. Registration will begin at 12:00pm both days, with auditions to start at 1:00pm. 

We ask that ALL children (those under age 14) interested in auditioning please attend the SATURDAY auditions. Adults are welcome either day. If needed, callbacks will be scheduled, with casting decisions to be finalized by Friday, October 14th. A readthrough will be held the following week, with date and times to be determined.

Roles are available in this delightful, one-act comedy for 30 actors, ranging in age from 7 years old to 99+. There are approximately 15 roles for children under age 15. This is a family friendly show that will be fun for all ages. Additional information will be forth coming.

Everyone’s favorite classic holiday tale gets the fractured fairy-tale treatment. All the famous fairy-tale characters take on all of the memorable roles of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. You’ll never know who will show up next as the Big Bad Wolf meets his old business partner Jacob Midas, who could turn anything to gold. Midas warns Wolf that he’ll be visited by The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, who, along with the Charming family — including Prince Philip, Cinderella and their kids, Hansel, Gretel, and Tabitha, help Wolf to remember what the Christmas spirit is all about.

Arsenic and Old Lace

February 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, & 25

Directed by Melanie Slabaugh

Auditions - December 4th & 5th - Registration starts at 6:00pm
Additional information will be forthcoming.

We meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers; the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other nephew—these require no further description or amplification here.

The Man Who Came to Dinner

April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, & May 5 & 6

Directed by Don Irven

Auditions - February 19th & 20th

Additional information is forthcoming

Sheridan Whiteside, having dined at the home of the Stanleys, slips on their doorstep, breaking his hip. A tumultuous six weeks of confinement follow. The Stanley living room is monopolized by the irascible invalid; ex-convicts are invited to meals; and transatlantic calls bring a $784 phone bill. The arrival of strange gifts from his friends further destroys domestic tranquility. It would take a stoical housewife to harbor penguins in her library, an octopus in her cellar, and 10,000 cockroaches in her kitchen. When Maggie, his secretary, falls in love with the reporter, Bert Jefferson, all manner of mania ensues!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

June 23, 24, 25, 30, & July 1, 2, 6, 7, & 8

Directed by Tom Morris

 

Auditions - April 17th & 18th

An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

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