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Auditions for Shakespeare Festival 2015

We’re auditioning Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 plus George Farquhar’s The Beaux’ Stratagem. Here are the dates and all the info you need for a good audition. Students currently enrolled in the Conservatory at the Studio level and above are eligible.

Henry IV Parts 1 & 2

  • Jan 26 from 3:30-6 & 6:30-8:00
    Jan 27 from 6:30-8:30
    Callbacks Jan 28 6:30-8:30

Find a partner, choose from one of the provided sides (Poins and Hal, Lady Percy and Hotspur, Henry IV and Warwick, Silence and Shallow; see Julane for a copy), rehearse the side with your partner (memorization not required, but be highly prepared by knowing what you’re saying and make CHOICES!), sign up for a time both of you can attend (and arrive early).

Actors will be cast to play roles in both productions. Most actors will play multiple roles. PLEASE REVIEW THE REHEARSAL CALENDAR to make sure you don’t have conflicts before committing.

The Beaux’ Stratagem

  • Jan 24 from 2:00-6:00
    Jan 27 from 6:00-9:00
    Callbacks: Jan 28 from 6:30-9:00

See Hallie for a side BEFORE the audition date. Have your monologue prepared for audition day. The play will use a British dialect, so please make an attempt to use one in the audition. We aren’t looking for perfection, just COMMITMENT!

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Auditions: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Alec Volz

Auditions begin Saturday. Signup sheets will be available on the call board in the Walden Theatre lobby beginning Tues Dec 2. 

  • Sat. Dec. 6 12:30-3:00
  • Mon Dec. 8 4:30-7:30
  • Wed. Dec 10 6:30-8:30
Please read the script (see link below).
Please memorize one of the 4 monologues from the second link above. You must also prepare 16 bars of any pop song and be prepared to sing it acapella. Women DO NOT have to do the female monologue. Casting will be blind and women will be in consideration for ALL male roles.
There are 45 roles in the play and Alec will be casting 19 actors. Almost everyone will be playing more than one role
Rehearsals begin the first week of January and the show runs February 26-March 7.

 

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Uncle Vanya

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December 11-20
Walden Theatre presents

Anton Chekhov’s
UNCLE VANYA

Adapted by David Mamet
from an English translation by Vlada Chernordik
directed by Hal Park

Since his sister’s death, Vanya has maintained & improved her estate. But the return of her widower with his young second wife threatens to undermine Vanya’s work — and the family’s future – in this surprisingly funny drama about lives at risk of going to waste.

Please join Walden Theatre for Anton Chekhov’s UNCLE VANYA, performed on the Nancy Niles Sexton Stage December 11-20. This production features cast members from Walden Theatre staff, alumni, and Conservatory as well as Blue Apple Players personnel.
Featuring: Ciaran Brown, Hallie Dizdarevic, Julane Havens, Paul Lenzi, Benjamin Park, Jennifer Pennington, Monte Priddy, Charlie Sexton, Geraldine Ann Snyder.
Evening shows for this production are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30, plus an evening show Monday Dec 15 at 7:30 and a matinee Saturday Dec 20 at 2:00.

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Cast lists: Romeo & Juliet and Connecting Cultures

Here are the lists! We had some great auditions…

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ReSurfaced SUCCESS!

Resurfaced

 THANK YOU.

Our goal for this year’s Fall Fundraiser at ReSurfaced was $15,000. And after adding everything up it looks like your raffle ticket sales, silent auction donations & bids, beer purchases at ReSurfaced, cash donations, and merch/bake sales pushed us over the top. WAAAAY over the top.

The grand total came to:

$20,692.

This year was already unique as we gave the Chili Supper a break and took a chance on partnering with the good people of ReSurfaced. Not only did the event get great press (including a hit on WDRB in the morning!) and great attendance from all of you, we also got our mission, our students, and our Revenge of Lenore performance in front of new faces during ReSurfaced’s busy final weekend. And we had beautiful weather in late October.

Thanks to everyone who made this amazing event a reality.

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Jane-the-Plain---posterFINALNov 15 11 pm | Nov 16 3 pm | Nov 20 7 pm | Nov 22 3 pm

Jane the Plain

by August Schulenburg
directed by Alec Volz

She’s no outcast, just plain. That is, before an explicit selfie ruins her rep and before a cosmic encounter remakes her into a beauty. Now Jane is at the pinnacle of popularity, but can she & her friendships withstand the adoration — and the jealous sabotage?

Please join Walden Theatre for this regional premiere, the latest in a long line of challenging plays for teen actors by rising playwrights, on the Nancy Niles Sexton Stage at Walden Theatre as part of the Slant Culture Theatre Festival. 

Please note that this production contains mature language and situations not suitable for young audiences.

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The Snow Queen

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Nov 15 1:30 pm | Nov 19 7 pm | Nov 22 1:30 pm | Nov 23 1:30 pm

The Snow Queen

by Stanton Wood
based on the Hans Christian Andersen story
directed by Neill Robertson

A lively, contemporary, world-spanning adaptation of the beloved classic tale of love, friendship, and determination that stays true to the spirit of the original while incorporating flavors from samba, rap, and hip hop.

Please join Walden Theatre for this remarkable, all-ages show performed on the Nancy Niles Sexton Stage at Walden Theatre as part of the Slant Culture Theatre Festival. 

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