AACT announces open auditions for two events


Special to the
Opelika Observer

Auburn Area Community Theater will be holding open auditions at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center located at 222 E Drake Ave. in Auburn for “The Little Prince” and “The Enchanted Forest.”
“The Little Prince” may have returned to his own tiny planet to tend to his Rose and look after his sheep, but for a short, enchanted time, he returns to us and comes alive on stage. This imaginative, multi-media adaptation of the classic novel will feature a flexible cast of five to 13 mostly adult performers- race and gender neutral, including some small roles perfect for novices. For the role of the Little Prince, any actor or actress aged 12 to 22 who can convincingly play a young boy will be considered (parents of younger children, please note that the role requires a great deal of memorization, about half of the lines in a 60-page script). Other roles best suited for adult age ranges.
Auditions will be held Sept. 9 and 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Please choose one of the days to arrive on-time and plan to stay as long as needed. Show up with lots of energy, be dressed for movement and be prepared to read from the script and play theatre games. Call backs, by invitation only, will be Sept. 12. Also available are off-stage production/technical staff positions for “The Little Prince.” You may show up to auditions if you are interested in one of those roles or email the director Steve Bice at mr.earbrass55@gmail.com.
Rehearsals for this show will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Not all performers required for every rehearsal.
Performances will be Nov. 7 thru Nov. 10 and Nov. 14, 15 and 17.
In addition to “The Little Prince,” the AACT will hold auditions for the Halloween Enchanted Forest at the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center, a fundraiser and outreach event for the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center.
This fun, family-friendly Halloween event takes guests on a magical hike in the Enchanted Forest where they will be greeted and entertained by costumed forest friends.
Auditions are tentatively scheduled for Sept. 24 and 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center for performers ages 14 and up.
Each role will be for a forest animal featured on the walk; each part is a couple of minutes long to be repeated through the course of the evening for each walking group. Costumes will be provided as well as script suggestions but the scripts can be personalized. A coordinator position for this event to help manage the actors is also available.
The actual event is Oct. 24 and 25 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Minimal rehearsal time required. Please contact Melanie Brown at supersugarmel@gmail.com with any questions and follow AACT on Facebook at www.facebookcom/auburnact to stay up to date on all their events.
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, visit www.auburnact.org.


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