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ShenanArts auditions for holiday show

ShenanArts invites the community to audition for their holiday show The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut & The Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree: A Christmas Entertainment better known as The Butterfingers Angel.

Created by William Gibson, one of America’s major dramatists (The Miracle Worker, Two for the Seesaw), this touching, funny and imaginative retelling of the Christmas story brings new relevance to its timeless subject.

The production will be directed by Anne Armentrout.

Audition dates are Sunday, Oct. 3 and Monday, Oct. 4 , from 6-9 p.m. at the nTelos Theatre, Gypsy Hill Place, 300 Churchville Ave., Staunton.

Needed are six males, four females and four children.

This is not a musical, but in addition to reading from the script, each person will be asked to sing a verse of a well-known carol. In addition to acting skills and basic singing ability, the ability to dance (or at least to move “creatively”) will be a plus. Being able to play a portable instrument, such as a guitar, recorder or concertina, will be a big plus!

For more information, contact or 540.887.6521.

Edited by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at

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