Waldo auditions ‘Hot Tin Roof,’ ‘Chicago’

Feb 05, 2013

Waldoboro — The Waldo Theatre invites local performers and crew members to come out of hibernation with auditions for two totally different, but equally exciting, shows coming up at the downtown theater. The downtown Waldo will not reopen until March, so auditions will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 12 and 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the nearby Broadbay Congregational Church, 941 Main St./Route 220.

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams will be directed by Kate Fletcher. This is Fletcher’s directorial debut at the Waldo Theatre, but she comes to the table with a tremendous amount of experience both on and off the stage. Most recently, she has directed “Romeo and Juliet” for Camden Civic Theatre; and she performed in “Inferno Bar and Grill” at the Waldo.

Although there will be cold script readings at the audition (no prepared monologues necessary), it would be great if actors would make themselves familiar with the show and the characters. “Cat” calls for is a small ensemble of three women and five men. The show will have four performances, April 26 through May 4.

“Chicago,” lyrics by Fred Ebb, music by John Kander and book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, will be directed by Bill Coombs, who also is well-known to the area for his acting. He most recently directed “Noises Off” at the Waldo and performed in “Aida” and “Inferno Bar and Grill” there.

All interested in auditioning for “Chicago” should come prepared to sing something from the show. Show dates are March 29 and 30; and April 5 and 6, all evening performances; and a matinee finale on April 7.

For more information, send email to melissa@thewaldo.org or visit thewaldo.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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