Special to the
Opelika Observer

Auburn Area Community Theatre announces open auditions for The Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens! on Feb. 25 and 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center. Callbacks will be Feb. 28 from 6-9 p.m.
No previous experience necessary. Nine women and four men are needed for this riotous “Southern-fried” comedy.
The Verdeen cousins from Sweetgum, Texas are at it again. Gaynelle is reeling from the demise of her loathsome ex-husband, amorous Cousin Peaches can’t find a date because men over 50 are horrified at her job as a cosmetologist at a mortuary and hot-tempered Jimmy Wyvett, the no-nonsense owner of the Wide Bride Bridal Boutique, is trying to live down an on-air cat-fight with a local televangelist.
Other great roles include charming 80-year-old Uncle Aubrey, who is secretly romancing two sisters at the same time, CeeCee, the talk-show host, haughty Aunt LaMerle, and a mysterious classmate from back in the day, whose “best friend” is his evil hand-puppet.
Those interested are invited to come on one or both audition days and read from the scripts provided. Others interested in volunteering with sets, props and other off-stage areas are also welcome to come to auditions. Contact Director Terry Kelley at Auditions@AuburnACT.org for more information
Rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays starting March 18. Performance dates are May 10-12 and 16-19.

Auburn Area Community Theatre’s young performers are excited to present Joseph Robinette’s stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ beloved children’s book, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” with six shows in March.
The Pevensie children, during a wartime evacuation, discover and explore the fantastical world of Narnia, the land beyond the wardrobe. Faced with faun, lions, witches and more, Peter, Lucy, Susan and Edmund must learn to work together as a family and overcome their differences and fulfill the prophecy to save Narnia, and their lives. This great adventure has captivated hearts and imaginations for generations.
Performances will take place at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center, located at 222 E. Drake Ave. in Auburn. Dates for the shows are March 1, 2, 4 and 7-9 at 6:30 p.m. with matinees on March 2 and 9 at 2 p.m. Runtime is approximately 105 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. March 4 is “Family Night” and all tickets are $8. Call 334-246-1084 or visit www.auburnact.org for ticket purchases and more information. Email info@auburnact.org for group rate information.
About the AACT
Auburn Area Community Theatre is a nonprofit organization that exists to serve the Auburn-Opelika area. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for education and participation in the world of theatre and present a quality, entertaining, and thought-provoking theatre experience.
AACT is actively soliciting new members who have an interest in helping the growth of community theatre. AACT members and the community-at-large are encouraged to participate. For more information please visit www.auburnact.org.