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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Auditions, News and... Weddings!

Several things to talk about today:

- First, congratulations to my pals Autumn Seavey and Matt "Slice" Hicks, who just got married yesterday!

They both graduated from Marshall's Theatre Department and are enjoying great success in the real world in and around Washington, DC (after the wedding ceremony Autumn was back on stage in Rent). They're wonderful people - much happiness to them both!


- I spent the afternoon helping out with auditions for Jonathan Joy's upcoming show, The First Day of Summer, which looks like it's going to be a lot of fun (and a darn good opportunity for young actors).

As always, though, the show needs more guys! (This is true for theatre everywhere and at all ages.) If you're a kid and you want to try out, your last chance is tomorrow (Sunday) from 2 to 4 p.m. at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church.

There are roles available for five to seven boys and five to seven girls. No experience is necessary.

The First Day of Summer is a story of two young people, a boy named Ron and a girl named Laney, who meet at age 12 one year while on summer vacation. The two clash at first, but eventually grow close and begin a lifelong friendship. Four actors portray Ron and Laney at age 12 and at age 18.


- Finally, a couple of reminders: there's still time to enter our "Pick the Osacar Winners" contest - you can read all the details right here (click on the highlighted words, that is).

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