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Auditions for The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney

Monday & Tuesday August 28 & 29, 2017 at 7 PM First Congregational Church, 199 Valley Street, Willimantic

Play Description By turns wistful and bitingly funny, A.R. Gurney’s classic from 1981 looks at American life and WASP culture by way of the dining room. Gurney’s vignettes offer a window into a vanishing culture in more than one way. Today the play can be enjoyed as a period piece - an interesting slice of 20th century American life. But it also invites us to consider the meaning of family and the way we live together, gather, or disband.

Casting Information The Dining Room is a series of brief vignettes woven together with careful transitions, so every rehearsal will require all actors, to the extent possible. We are looking to cast 6 actors (3 men and 3 women) but there is some flexibility to cast more actors and have each actor play fewer characters.

Each actor will play a variety of ages, and should feel comfortable changing characters multiple times throughout the play. Characters are aged from 7 to 90, so we are interested less in your actual age than in your ability to embody the thoughts and feelings of people of different ages and in different relationships.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Sides will be provided. A snapshot will be taken of you when you fill out your audition sheet, but you are welcome to bring a headshot as well. If you have any questions please contact the director, Tina Huey, at StandardTheater@gmail.com.

Show Dates: November 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 & 12, 2017

Opportunity for Youth Ages 7 to 15 WTG Presents Madagascar-A Musical Adventure JR

The WTG youth program is building on the success of its last three JR musical productions with a Fall production of Dreamworks MADAGASCAR-A MUSICAL ADVENTURE JR. Kids and parents alike have had great fun producing these shows in the last two years and we want to involve even more kids this fall as we present this fun, high energy musical. There are opportunities for those who want a lead role, a supporting role or just a spot in the ensemble. Everyone is welcome! There is a registration fee of $40 and most of the rehearsals will be scheduled on Sundays from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. If you know any kids who enjoy singing, acting and having a great time, please spread the word about this fabulous opportunity to bring a musical production to life onstage at the Burton Leavitt Theatre.

WHO: 30+ kids ages 7 to 15 who love to sing and have some fun onstage
WHAT: Sixty minute musical production
WHERE: Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main Street, Willimantic
WHEN: Most rehearsals will be held on Sundays from 5:30 pm to 7 pm beginning on Sept 10th. Show dates are Dec 8 & 9.
COST: $40 Registration Fee (includes show t-shirt)

All participants should plan to attend the first rehearsal on 9/10. Detailed information regarding the production will be provided and an informal audition process will be conducted for those interested in individual roles.

For planning purposes we ask that you register in advance by calling 860-423-2245 or emailing windhamtheatre@aol.com and providing names and ages of participants and contact information

SAVE THE DATE: WTG CHOCOLATE GALA & AUCTION-OCTOBER 21st
Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss the WTG event of the year! We will have chocolate treats, wine, Broadway music and fantastic auction items to bid on all in one place for just one night. If you have never attended, it’s time to check it out: gift certificates galore to a wide variety of local businesses, themed baskets and many other unique items will be available for great prices and it all goes to support your community theatre. If you can’t make it on the 21st, look for Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss the WTG event of the year! We will have chocolate treats, wine, Broadway music and fantastic auction items to bid on all in one place for just one night. If you have never attended, it’s time to check it out: gift certificates galore to a wide variety of local businesses, themed baskets and many other unique items will be available for great prices and it all goes to support your community theatre. If you can’t make it on the 21st, look for information about the online auction that begins October 1st.

We are also looking for donations of items, gift certificates and themed baskets. Contact us at 860-423-2245 if you can help.

CALLING ALL DIRECTORS!
Interested in Directing for the WTG stage? Please click on this link to fill out an application. All directors interested in a production must fill out an application by OCTOBER 1ST to allow time for review, play readings, and scheduling. We encourage applicants to participate in a production at WTG before applying, but all applications will be reviewed. Questions or concerns please contact Kaitie Graichen at kaitielynn08@gmail.com. We appreciate your interest and look forward to working with you.

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