Auditions for winter production at ShenanArts set for this week

ShenanArts will be holding auditions this week for parts in The Christmas Bee, a Dec. 4-6 and Dec. 11-13 show at Stage4 Theatre in Verona.
The auditions are set for Thursday, Sept. 3, from 6:30-9 p.m. for people with last names starting with A-M. Friday, Sept. 4, from 6:30-9 p.m. will have auditions for people with last names N-Z.

The Christmas Bee is set on Christmas Eve, and Mrs. Frump, the director of the Peaceful Valley Orphanage, is planning what she believes will be the most special Christmas ever for her kids. She’s borrowed an old bus and arranged for each child to spend Christmas with a family in the area. The only problem is, she hasn’t told the Busybodies on the orphanage board of trustees, who believe Frump has gotten too old and soft to handle the rowdy kids at Peaceful Valley.

With the help of teenage Thomas, the oldest of the orphans and her trusty right-hand man, Frump sets off to deliver the kids-pursued by the suspicious Sheriff Snodgrass and the Busybodies. Along the way, they pick up a passenger: a Traveling Troubadour who’s been on the road trying his luck as a folksinger and is now returning home to his girlfriend (who may or may not be glad to see him). It’s an adventuresome ride, culminating in a Christmas even more special than Frump could have ever imagined.

The following actors should be in the 15-19 year old age range
– Mrs. Frump: The director of the Peaceful Valley Orphanage
– Sherriff Snodgrass: Sherriff of Peaceful Valley
– Troubadour: Dreams of being a Semi-Star
– Darlene: The Troubadour’s wife
– Thomas: the oldest kid in the orphanage, Mrs. Frump’s right hand man
– 3 Busy Bodies: three women that want Mrs. Frump fired and are always nosing around

Orphans should be in the 5-15 age range
– Frankie
– Clara
– Donald
– Hilda
– Eugene
– Louann
– Casey
– Jenny
– 3-6 extras

Wear close toe shoes, comfortable cloths to move in, and be prepared to participate.

You do not need to bring any materials with you for the audition.

If you have any questions you may contact Mike Conner at 540.294.5090 between 5-9 p.m.

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