Northern Lights Junior Theatre to hold auditions for 'Grease'

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2008

JUNEAU - Northern Lights Junior Theatre announced auditions for its fall musical, "Grease," to be performed Oct. 31 through Nov. 1 at Juneau Arts and Culture Center. The production will be co-directed by J. Althea and Cinnamon Simpson, with choreography by Janice Hurley, costumes by Shelly Wright and vocal direction by Charlotte Truitt.

Northern Lights Junior Theatre requires everyone to pre-register and receive an appointment. Students in grades 3 through 12, along with their parents or guardians, must attend one of the orientation meetings or group audition sessions to be held Sept. 3 through 5. For time and location, please request an appointment by e-mailing nljtheatre@gmail.com. The orientation meeting lasts for one hour, and the group audition is 30 minutes. New members are welcome and can request an appointment to one of the orientation meetings.

Adults who have previously acted with the theater are welcome to volunteer as acting coaches.

Tuition is $135, with reduced sibling rates. Scholarships are always available upon request. Rehearsals will be held at several public schools, under the auspices of community schools. The exact locations are still being determined, and will be available at the orientation meetings.

Each student will attend only the rehearsals that pertain to the parts in which they are cast. After casting is announced via e-mail, at about 9 p.m. on Sept. 14, each student will know exactly which sessions they should attend. Overall rehearsal schedule is from Sept. 14 to Oct. 25 as follows: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Saturdays and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays.

A detailed calendar by scenes will be available at orientation meeting. The last week before opening will include after-school times.

The schedule for the first two weeks includes all calls as follows: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sept. 6 (bring lunch); 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Sept. 7; 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sept. 12; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sept. 13 (bring lunch). Please bring any concerns about scheduling conflicts to the orientation meeting.

For more information, contact J. Althea or Cinnamon Simpson at nljtheatre@gmail.com.



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