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NWC News Desk

Community theatre auditions Sept. 8, 9 and 10 for "A Christmas Story" and other productions

Posted August 28, 2014
By NWC News Desk

POWELL, Wyoming — Big Horn Basin theatre lovers, and especially children, are invited to audition Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, Sept. 8, 9 or 10, for roles in a December production of “A Christmas Story” and other fall performances.

The Wild West Players (WWP) will hold 6:30 p.m. auditions each evening in the Nelson Performing Arts Center Auditorium at Northwest College in Powell.

“We need a lot of child actors this year,” director Fred Ebert said, “and because some of our fall improv productions will travel around the Big Horn Basin, we’re looking for performers and backstage assistants from all over the basin. We’d especially like to work with anyone interested in costume, lighting or set design. We try hard to be flexible in accommodating everyone’s schedules when we set up rehearsals and workshops.”

According to Ebert, the script for ‘A Christmas Story’ is nearly identical to the 1983 comedy film that has become a holiday classic about a young boy who wants a Red Ryder BB gun from Santa Claus. “We expect the live production to also be very popular here in our neck of the woods,” he said.

In addition to the Dec. 11, 12 and 13 production of “A Christmas Story,” at Northwest College, the Wild West Players will host an Oct. 17 murder mystery dinner theatre at The Commons in downtown Powell, along with various other improv events in various Big Horn Basin communities. Anyone interested in improvisational theatre is invited to participate in the WWP’s ongoing Improv Workshop.

For more information about auditions and rehearsal schedules, call or email Fred Ebert at 307-754-6047.