By Natalie Anderson
The Opelika Theatre Company is planning a fundraising event to be held August 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southside Center for the Arts. The event, “Summertime Showcase,” will be a featured showcase held on the front lawn area of the Southside Center for the Arts and will highlight music, acting and more. OTC alumni who have completed a show, are currently in rehearsals for a show or have done a murder mystery show with the theatre will be involved with the showcase.
Due to social distancing, the audience is required to bring their own chairs or blankets for the performances that will be held outdoors. Both solo performances and group numbers/scenes will be keeping a safe distance during the show.
Although there will be no fee for admission for the showcase, donations will be accepted. “The money raised from this performance will go to a number of things for OTC’s future productions including sound equipment, set building and more,” stated the OTC’s official Facebook page.
OTC is currently looking for individuals who are interested in performing or interested in working tech. Those interested can direct message the Opelika Theatre Company on Facebook or Instagram or email them at email@example.com. “Please give us an idea of what you would want to do, [e.g,] singing a solo, singing with a group, doing a monologue, doing a scene, doing a dance solo, playing an instrument, reciting poetry, original work, etc.”
“Songs, monologues, scenes, dances, etc., will be assigned and approved by our creative team,” added the official Facebook page. “All preparation will be done on your own. We will provide two 30 minute coaching sessions per piece two weeks prior to the performance.”
A dress rehearsal will take place the morning of the performance on Aug. 15 at the Southside Center for the Arts.
For more information, visit facebook.com/opelikatheatreco/.