Re-posted from It’s Only Tuesday Productsion
The play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted by the theatre company with inhabitants of the town, company members’ own journal entries, and published news reports. It is divided into three acts, and eight actors portray more than sixty characters in a series of short scenes.
Coming in June, 2011
While similar in plot to “The Wizard of Oz”, The Wiz (usually) uses an all-black cast to transform the show into a more fun, funky modern version. Dorothy, the little girl from Kansas is blown by a tornado into Munchkinland in the Land Of Oz. While there she meets the Scarecrow, the Tinman & the Cowardly Lion on the Yellow Brick Road. She defeats the evil witch and goes to see the powerful Wizard who turns out to be a phony. However, Glinda is able to convince Dorothy that she can do anything she wants if she just believes in herself. Dorothy also realizes the importance of home and her family.
Desert Opera Theatre Announces:
Desert Opera Theatre
P.O. Box 900434
Palmdale, CA 93590
We are very excited to unveil that all 20 performances of our 2011 Season will be hosted at the Antelope Valley Winery, our newest business patron! The Donato Family has generously provided us with an exclusive special arrangement for renting their warehouse and barrel room space. This allows us to greatly expand our audience size, community exposure, and artistic limits in a classy, local A.V. landmark.
Get ready for 20 nights of unique, original, and experimental blackbox theatre at your hometown winery!
[This post originally appeared at AVThespians.org]
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Vaudevillian comedy meets Greek tragedy in Antelope Valley College’s Theatre Arts Department production of Charles Mee’s Big Love,opening on Friday, November 5 at 8 p.m., with additional performances on Fridays and Saturdays, November 5 through November 20, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 21 in the AVC Black Box Theater.
In this modern adaptation Mee takes an ancient plot from Aeschylus’ The Suppliant Women and updates it into a theatrical free-for-all. As fifty brides rebel against their arranged marriages to fifty grooms the ancient Greek themes of justice and revenge are combined with contemporary American themes of love, gender, marriage and murder. In an overload of sensory excess, pop songs, dance and physicality the play examines the struggle to find a balance between equality and love.
Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for senior citizens and military personnel, and $12 general admission. Audience members are advised that the play does contain mature themes and language. For additional information, please call 722-6300, ext 6728.
Box Office Information
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- Ticket Hotline 661.722-6300, extension 6728
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AVT is holding open auditions for CROSSINGS by Barbara Schneider. Rehearsals will be twice weekly for approximately 2 hours per rehearsal, starting as soon as roles have been cast. There will be 6 performances from November 12-21, Fri/Sat 8pm and Sun 2pm.
Auditions will be by cold reading on Tuesday, September 7th, from 6:30-9:00pm in the AVT garage black box at [street address information available on AVT’s website] Lancaster, CA 93536. Please contact the stage manager, Courtney Marietta (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you intend to audition.
A probing and compassionate look at the constantly changing relationship between a German musician who lived through the Second World War in Nazi Germany, and his daughter who emigrates to the United States to become a political activist. The play begins in postwar Germany with a father telling his young daughter the old and familiar story of his escape from a prisoner-of-war camp. In ensuing scenes, the daughter grows up and begins to question her father’s passive behavior during the war. Though he tries to defend his actions as a rational response to the time and place he lived, his daughter remains skeptical. It is only when the daughter realizes her own vulnerability to the easy habit of indifference, in present-day America, that she truly begins to understand her father.
There are four roles available, each of which must be able portray a range of age:
Katja (young) – female, character age is 8-12.
Katja (grown up) – female, character age is 20-30.
Papa – male, character age 40+.
Anna Marie – female, character age 40+.
CROSSINGS is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Producer: Nalin A. Ratnayake
Stage Director: Karen Gruca
Artistic Director: Kara McCollum
Production Stage Manager: Courtney Marietta
Announcement Found at: http://www.avthespians.org/productions/category/production/
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