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POWELL, Wyo. - Community members are invited to audition Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 17-19, for a community theater comedy to be staged in December.
Open auditions will held from 6-9 p.m. each night at the Nelson Performing Arts Center Auditorium in Powell. Prepared audition pieces are welcome and so are walk-ins, according to director Fred Ebert.
“I’m still deciding which script to produce,” Ebert said. “It’s narrowed down to ‘A Christmas Story’ or ‘Out of Order.’ Either one will be hilarious and a lot of fun to work on.”
Ebert said he will be able to use “a ton of kids” if he can secure the rights to produce “A Christmas Story.” He’ll need plenty of male and female actors grade school age through adults. In either play, he’ll have several middle-aged characters, as well as middle and high school roles to fill. His expectation is that parents will accompany children at rehearsals.
“This is true community theater,” Ebert said. “We’re staging it at the college, but this is a production by the community for the community. People don’t need to be associated with the college to be involved.”
Ebert said he’s especially hoping to get lots of volunteers this year to work on costumes. Either production will depend heavily on period costumes.
“There’s a job for anyone who’s interested in participating,” he said. “In addition to actors, I’ll need help designing and building scenery, costumes and lighting. Our goal, as always, is to produce a good show and have a lot of fun doing it.”
Ebert said not every actor needs to be present at every rehearsal—he builds in a lot of flexibility to accommodate busy schedules.
Rehearsals run from 6:30-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The production will be staged Dec. 7 and 8.
For more information, email or call Fred Ebert at 307-754-6047.