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Spotlight Studios for the Performing Arts

announces the auditions for the Spring Production of

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Our Town

Auditions:

WHEN:
  • Monday January 22, 6:30pm
  • Tuesday January 23, 6:30pm
  • Friday January 26, 6:30pm
WHERE: At Spotlight Studios, 3 Railroad Street in Fairport
WHO: For Young Performers age 8-18

You should only attend ONE audition date. If you are unable to attend any audition dates, contact the director at john.barthelmes@gmail.com to set up an alternate audition.

PERFORMANCES:

Friday March 15 (7pm)
Saturday March 16 (2pm)
Saturday March 16 (7pm)

BRING:

  • Completed Audition Form and Conflicts Sheet (download below)
  • A headshot or school picture, which will not be returned
  • A resume, if available

PREPARE:

Choose a scene from the audition packet (link above) to perform at the audition.

REHEARSALS:

Rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday and Friday evenings. Please note you will NOT be called for every rehearsal - a more detailed schedule will be distributed after casting takes place.

There is NO cost for this production. Those interested must audition to be in this production. Cast members will be asked to seek out sponsors if possible.

QUESTIONS:

585-305-4767 (leave a message and your call will be returned) or email john.barthelmes@gmail.com

Hope to see you at the audition!

LOCATION:

All auditions, rehearsals and performances take place at:
Spotlight Studios of Fairport
3 Railroad Street
Fairport, NY 14450

Please pay attention to posted "No Parking" signs.

DESCRIPTION:

Described by Edward Albee as "...the greatest American play ever written," the story follows the small town of Grover's Corners through three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage," and "Death and Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually.in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre.die. Thornton Wilder's final word on how he wanted his play performed is an invaluable addition to the American stage and to the libraries of theatre lovers internationally.

Character List:

  • Stage Manager – a narrator, commentator, and guide through Grover's Corners. Joins in the action of the play periodically, as the reverend at the wedding, the soda shop owner, a local townsmen, etc..
  • Emily Webb – we follow her from a precocious young girl through her wedding to George Gibbs and her early death.
  • George Gibbs – the boy next door, a kind but irresponsible teenager who matures over time and becomes a responsible husband, father and farmer.
  • Frank Gibbs – George's father, the town doctor
  • Julia Gibbs – George's mother. She dreams of going to Paris, but doesn't get there. Dies later while visiting her daughter in Ohio.
  • Charles Webb – Emily's father, editor of the Grover's Corners Sentinel
  • Myrtle Webb – Emily's mother
  • Joe and Si Crowell – local paperboys.
  • Simon Stimson – the choir director and church organist.
  • Howie Newsome – the milkman, a fixture of Grover's Corners.
  • Rebecca Gibbs – George's younger sister.
  • Wally Webb – Emily's younger brother.
  • Professor Willard – a rather long-winded lecturer
  • Woman in Auditorium – concerned with temperance
  • Man in Auditorium – concerned with social justice
  • Another Woman in Auditorium – concerned with culture and beauty
  • Mrs. Louella Soames – a gossipy townswoman and member of the choir
  • Constable Bill Warren – the policeman
  • Three Baseball Players – who mock George at the wedding
  • Joe Stoddard – the undertaker
  • Sam Craig – a nephew of Mrs Gibbs who left town to seek his fortune.
  • Dead Man
  • Dead Woman
  • Mr. Carter
  • Farmer McCarty
  • Bessie – Howie Newsome's horse (visible to the characters, but not the audience)

585-305-4767
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Spotlight Studios for the Performing Arts • 3 Railroad St, Fairport, NY • Email: johnb@SpotlightArts.com • Phone: 585-305-4767