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Auditions for Fat Pig by Neil LeBute
Tuesday & Thursday, January 2 & 4, 2018 at 7 pm

The WTG is excited to announce auditions for its first Fractured Theatre @ WTG production. This series promises to offer performers and audience members something different from the WTG Main Stage Season.

Synopsis “Cow.Slob.Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus-sized - and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, he finally comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks. Neil LaBute's sharply drawn play not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but also boldly questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.” Needed: 2 men and 2 women in their 20's and 30's (one plus size woman)

Tom - The plot's protagonist. Late 20s to early 30s, he is a stereotypical man for his age group, until he meets Helen, who he subsequently falls in love with.

Helen - A quite heavy, though self-confident librarian. She becomes Tom’s love interest and the catalyst for his change of view.

Carter - Tom’s closest friend at the office. Carter represents the narcissistic and shallow qualities that Tom is trying to overcome. Carter is the play’s consummate antagonist.

Jeannie - Another co-worder at Tom’s unnamed office firm. She and Tom used to date, but Tom was never fully committed to the relationship. Jeannie’s self-confidence is damaged because Tom dumps her for a “fat girl”.

For questions and additional information, please contact Director, Jim York at yorkjr48@gmail.com or 860-377-0073.

Show Dates: March 2, 3 & 4, 2018
Auditions for Fat Pig by Neil LeBute
Tuesday & Thursday, January 2 & 4, 2018 at 7 pm
Windham Middle School Auditorium, Quarry Street, Willimantic

The WTG is excited to announce auditions for its first Fractured Theatre @ WTG production. This series promises to offer performers and audience members something different from the WTG Main Stage Season.

Synopsis
“Cow.Slob.Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus-sized - and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, he finally comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks. Neil LaBute's sharply drawn play not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but also boldly questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.”

Director: Jim York

Needed: 2 men and 2 women in their 20's and 30's (one plus size woman)

WTG Adult Broadway Chorus
It’s that time of the year when Windham Theatre Guild Broadway Chorus is gearing up for another terrific concert. This year we have chosen music from 4 outstanding Broadway shows. The beautiful and sublime musical score of Jekyll and Hyde, provides us with ‘Once Upon A Dream’, ‘A New Life’, ‘Someone Like You’, ‘Façade’ and more. Selections chosen from the many great songs of the current Broadway mega-hit Wicked include ‘One Short Day’, ‘The Wizard And I’, ‘For Good’, ‘Defying Gravity’, and more. Described as a ‘horror comedy rock musical’, the fun songs chosen from Little Shop Of Horrors include ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’, ‘Skid Row (Downtown)’, ‘Suddenly Seymour’, and ‘Don’t Feed The Plants’. And from the terrific Rodgers and Hammerstein musical classic South Pacific we have chosen ‘Bali Hai’, ‘A Wonderful Guy’, ‘There Is Nothing Like A Dame’, ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ and several other terrific songs. These shows have won many awards among them including ‘Best Musical’, ‘Best Original Score’, ‘Outstanding Musical’ and many more. There is no doubt that this show will delight both chorus members and audiences alike.

You can be a part of the great Broadway Chorus tradition at WTG. There are no try-outs to become a member of our chorus. All you need is the $35 fee for the music (which you keep), the desire to have a great time singing, and be at least 15 years of age. Directors will be Larry Goodwin and Dan Pavone. Ken Clark will be the accompanist. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays starting on January 9th from 7:00 to 9:00 at the St. Joseph Church Hall. Our performances will be on April 27 & 28 at the Burton Leavitt Theatre. Come and join the fun.

Auditions for Clue: The Musical
Wednesday & Thursday, January 10 & 11, 2017 7 pm - 9 pm
Windham Middle School Auditorium, Quarry Street, Willimantic

That’s right it’s Clue: THE MUSICAL! Your favorite board game is coming to life in a theatre near you and this is your chance to be a part of it! Bring the audience into the world of the game where they will help solve the mysterious death Mr. Boddy. With 216 possible solutions this comedic musical is going to keep actors on their toes while also giving them room to play with the quirky and crazy characters from the classic board game. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the antics and intrigue.

Please prepare a musical selection for your audition. Bring sheet music. Piano accompaniment will be provided. There will be cold readings and light physical work as well.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

MR. BODDY - The host of the evening. Very charismatic, playful and maybe a bit maniacal; 30s; soaring baritone/tenor

MRS. PEACOCK - Serial widow currently married to Mr. Boddy. A manipulative socialite who loves to play the game; plays 40s; mezzo with belt

PROFESSOR PLUM - Professor and author with his mind on money. Astute intellectual with a wry sense of humor; plays 30s-40s; baritone

MISS SCARLET - A Las Vegas performer, shrewd, “show-girl vixen” type; 20s; wide vocal range with belt

COLONEL MUSTARD - A war man banned from war and coincidentally, Mr. Boddy’s step-father. Pompous, randy military man; plays 40s-50s; baritone

MRS. WHITE - Mr. Boddy’s fun-loving (but frustrated) cockney maid; plays 40s-50s; wide vocal range

MR. GREEN - Mildly self-obsessed businessman with his hands in many different cookie jars. Slick, handsome wheeler-dealer; 20s; baritone/tenor

DETECTIVE - An unexpected player with interesting turns of phrase. Hard-nosed, snappy, humorous female; 30s; interesting singing voice

Director/Choreographer: Ava Molnar
Music Director: Ken Clark

If you have any questions please email avathedirector@gmail.com

Show Dates: March 23, 24, April 6, 7, 8, 12, 13 & 14, 2018
Giant Indoor Tag Sale
Have you been waiting all year for the WTG Giant Indoor Tag Sale? Well, it’s just around the corner. Whether you have been waiting all year to clean out those closets or you’re looking for that amazing bargain, the WTG Tag Sale is the place for you. Last year’s event was one of the best ever and we are looking forward to another exciting sale this January.

The tag sale will be held on Saturday, January 13th from 9 am to 1 pm. Drop off your items for the tag sale on January 6th from 9 am to 2 pm or January 7th from 11 am to 2 pm at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main Street Willimantic. This year we will also be accepting clothing and shoes to be sold to Savers ($$ for pounds). These items will NOT be available for purchase at the tag sale. Come check it out!

Please do not bring any electronics, computers or exercise equipment. The snow date is for the sale is Saturday, January 20th. For more information call 423-2245.

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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