On Stage this week
Show lineup for week beginning Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Thanks to my friend Chuck Minsker for compiling this data.
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ONSTAGE THIS WEEK:
No community theatre shows this week!
"Meet the Mighty Schmucks!" - The world premiere Improv Comedy show, hosted by Tony Slack, will be Saturday, July 14 at 8 p.m. at the Little India Restaurant of WV at 1604 Washington Street E in Charleston. There's a $5 cover charge.
Murder and Merriment (Interactive Murder Dinner Parties)?For a complete list of upcoming murder parties, visit www.murderandmerriment.com.
UPCOMING LIVE THEATRE
"The Addams Family" - Portsmouth Area Children’s Theatre Senior Co. and Alumni will present the musical July 20 at 7 p.m., July 21 at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., and July 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the Verne Riffe Center for the Arts at 940 2nd Street in Portsmouth, Ohio. Everyone's favorite princess of darkness, Wednesday Addams, has a boyfriend and he and his very normal family are coming to dinner. Will true love prevail after a night with the creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky and altogether ooky Addams family?
“Peter Pan, Jr.” - Jenny Wiley Theatre will present the Junior version of the show based on the beloved book on July 19, 20 and 21 at 6 p.m. and July 21 at 2 p.m. at the Jenny Wiley Mainstage in Pikeville, Ky. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children and senior citizens.
“Hairspray” - Jenny Wiley Theatre presents the beloved musical about Tracy Turnblad’s dreams of fame, and how she uses her newfound star power to promote equal rights. The show will be presented at the Amphitheatre in Prestonsburg, Ky., on July 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, Aug. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 109 and 11 at 8:15 p.m.
“Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.” - The Aracoma Story presents the Junior version of the musical on July 26 at 8:30 p.m. at Chief Logan State Park in Logan, WV.
“Disney’s The Little Mermaid” - The Charleston Light Opera Guild and the Clay Center present Disney's The Little Mermaid in the Maier Performance Hall at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences on August 3, 4, 10, and 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM with matinees on August 5 and 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM.
“Legally Blonde the Musical” - Paramount Players present the show at the Paramount Theatre in Ashland, Ky., on Aug. 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 for students, $25 for adults.
“Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.” - The Actor’s Guild of Parkersburg presents the Junior version of the Disney musical at 724 Market Street in Parkersburg, WV, on Aug. 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8:00 p.m. and Aug. 5 and 11 at 2:30 p.m.
AUDITIONS FOR: “The Beverly Hillbillies” presented by The Aracoma Story Inc. Auditions will be held on Friday, July 13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 14 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Aracoma Story Office on Main Street in Logan. Be prepared to perform about a one minute monologue and read from the script (which will be provided). The show will run Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, Sept. 7 to 9, and Sept. 14 to 16.
AUDITIONS FOR: “Wait Until Dark” presented by Kanawha Players. Auditions will be held Monday, July 30 at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, July 31 at 7 p.m. at the Kanawha Players Theatre at 115 Spring Street in Charleston. They will be casting parts for six males, one female and one girl.
AUDITIONS FOR: “Dracula” presented by The Aracoma Story. Auditions will be held Friday, August 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Logan High School’s Little Theater. Prepare a one minute monologue. “Dracula?closely follows the source material of the novel. Bram Stoker's suspenseful story is based on the classic legend of the Transylvanian vampire. The lead characters in the play work to piece together Dracula’s identity. They make a valiant attempt to stop him from taking new victims. Dracula is suspenseful, creepy and perfect for the Halloween season. The show will be held in the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater at Chief Logan State Park.
AUDITIONS FOR: “Love, Loss and What I Wore” presented by Alchemy Theatre Troupe. Directed by Amy Carlson, the cast includes five roles available for women, 18 years of age and older. Auditions will be held on Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club in Huntington at 732 14th Street West. The show will be presented Oct. 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. Scenes and monologues from the play will be provided at auditions for readings. Actresses will read from scenes and cuts selected by the director. Director and other actresses will be present during auditions for possible readings together. Bring ALL conflicts between Aug. 25 and Oct. 18. Conflicts will be considered and taken into account for casting. If you are interested in auditioning and you cannot make that date, please message the director at email@example.com .
UPCOMING SUMMER CAMPS:
Paramount Players - “Living Truthfully, the Practice Behind the Art.”
Art takes practice, and this class is designed to help students of all levels fine tune the art of acting. The class will have a heavy focus on acting schools of thought, various principles, character development, and exercises to hone acting to a sharper edge. Over the 8 week course students will learn how to connect with other actors on stage for a deeper and truer since of the character and story, as well as how to develop a sense for organic and natural acting. Being neither a beginner or advanced class, the goal will be to provide a safe environment to reach out and grasp new levels for all students. Come. Be relaxed. Learn along the way.
Fridays - July 13, 27, August 10, 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.
This class is offered free of charge.
Theater Camp, for ages 5-11, from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday, July 11-20, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 2248 Adams Ave., Huntington, with veteran director Eddie Harbert. Participants will perform the musical, "Magic Treehouse: Pirates at Half-Past Noon." Cost, $300, which includes scripts, crafts, T-shirts, cast pictures, individual pictures and certificates. Space is limited to 25 campers. To register, contact Harbert at 304-360-2749. There is a nonrefundable $25 registration fee due with each application. All camp fees must be paid by the first day of camp. Some scholarships are available.
Theater Camp, for ages 11-18, from 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 16-Aug. 3, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 2248 Adams Ave., Huntington, with veteran director Eddie Harbert. Participants will perform "Once on This Island, Jr." Cost, $300, which includes scripts, crafts, T-shirts, cast pictures, individual pictures and certificates. Space is limited to 25 campers. To register, contact Harbert at 304-360-2749. There is a nonrefundable $25 registration fee due with each application. All camp fees must be paid by the first day of camp. Some scholarships are available.
Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences - Performing Arts Camp: July 16 – July 20
(ages 10 – 18), Jr. Camp (ages 10 – 12), Sr. Camp (ages 13 – 18). Each of these Summer Camps is led by local, industry professionals. Students will develop, rehearse and perform Broadway style musical numbers, monologues and scenes as well as create prop and set pieces for a fun performance for family and friends in the Clay Center’s famous Maier Foundation Performance Hall! To reserve a spot call: 304-561-3570.
Alban Arts and Conference Center - Introduction to Playwriting with John Barton. This course will focus on teaching skills necessary to write a play: crafting a character, writing believable dialogue, creating conflict, and building a scene. There will be weekly assignments, in-class exercises, and some online discussion and support. Students will do script study, complete several writing exercises, and critique dialogue and scenes before writing their own original 10-minute play. Select plays will be read or performed at the end of the course. No experience necessary. Recommended ages 12 and up (Middle School / High School). Mondays 2 to 4 p.m. at the Alban through August 13. Class costs $200 if preregistered and $225 if you sign up the day of class. Register for class at ticketpeak.com/albanarts.