Please note: RTG offices will be closed from 8/16 through 8/24 for our annual August hiatus.
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Auditions Sept. 8 & 9 for Campy Horror Spoof at RTG
The Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Avenue in Racine, announces open auditions on September 8 and 9 for a hilarious spoof of 1930s horror movies. “The Werewolf’s Curse or Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow” opens on Halloween night and runs two weekends, through November 9.
Written by Billy St. John, the play follows Harry Pate, an American student at the University of Lipsync in Rumania, as he and his vegetarian fiancée seek a cure for his wolfman tendencies, which include craving rare roast beef and sprouting hair whenever there’s a full moon. At Dr. Frank Einstein’s castle, Harry consults with Madam Clara Voyant, a gypsy fortune teller who’s one of the attractions of Professor Wonder’s two-bit carnival troupe. The other characters are a bearded lady; a tattooed lady with one tattoo; a puny muscleman; a sword swallower with a chronic sore throat; Siamese twins joined at the fingertip; a 4000-year-old mummy; a 200-year-old, juice-drinking vampire; and seven villagers, all played by one quick-changing actor.
To audition, come to the Racine Theatre Guild at 7 p.m. on either Monday, September 8, or Tuesday, September 9. (Please note: the dates were pushed back from late August.) Appointments are not being taken. The many fun roles can be played by adults from age 18 to 70s, with or without experience. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Scripts are available to check out in advance from the box office.
The Racine Theatre Guild is a nonprofit community (amateur) theatre offering a wide range of entertainment and enrichment opportunities year-round. For more information, call the box office at 262-633-4218 between noon and 6 p.m. on weekdays
Auditions at Racine Theatre Guild for Musical Favorite “The Sound of Music”
The Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave. (Highway 38), is taking appointments for auditions on September 13 and 14 for one of the most popular musicals of all time, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music.” The show has a large cast, with singing roles for women, men and children (minimum age 10). Performances run December 3-21, over three weekends and six weekdays (for school groups).
“The Sound of Music” tells the familiar story of a high-spirited postulant, Maria, who is sent to fill in as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain. She first wins over the children and then their father. After Maria and Captain Von Trapp are wed, on the eve of World War II, the family flees Austria to escape the Nazis. This final Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration is loaded with unforgettable songs: “Maria,” “My Favorite Things, “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” Edelweiss,” and the title song, “The Sound of Music.”
To audition, come prepared with a song to sing, sheet music in hand. An accompanist will be provided. Tape recordings and unaccompanied singing are not permitted. In addition to singing, auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and dancing in a group. Scripts may be checked out in advance from the Guild’s box office. All roles are open.
Auditions take place at the Racine Theatre Guild and are being booked into specific time slots. On Saturday, September 13, appointments are available hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sunday, September 14, audition times are 6, 7 and 8 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment, call 262-633-4218.
Now in its 77th season, the Racine Theatre Guild is a nonprofit community (amateur) theatre. The box office, located at 2519 Northwestern Avenue, is normally open from 12 to 6 p.m.