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Music Man Auditions

The Broken Leg Theater is holding open auditions for its spring musical, The Music Man. Directed by John Cichocki. No appointment needed. Cast is ages 8 and up. Please come prepared with a song to sing for 45 seconds. Actors will do cold readings from the script. Show performances will be May 12, 13, and 14, 2017.  There will be a mandatory meeting/read-through on February 27, 2017, from 6-9pm. Auditions will be held on the following dates: February 21, 2017 6pm-8pm at N. Courthouse Library (325 Courthouse Rd, Richmond, VA 23236) February 23, 2017 6pm-8pm at Thomas Dale 9th Grade Campus (3900 W Hundred Rd Chester, VA 23831) February 25, 2017 1pm-3pm at Clover Hill Library (6701 Deer Run Dr, Midlothian, VA 23112) Please email the director with any questions.

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Peter Pan Auditions

The Broken Leg Theater proudly announces auditions for our winter show Peter Pan.  Director Lewis Daniel and Assistant Director Meghan Grilliot seek a cast of 5 adults and 25 children and teens (8 and older) for this timeless classic about the boy who wouldn’t grow up and his adventures in Neverland.  Performance dates scheduled for February 10, 11, and 12, 2017.Auditions will be held:Monday, November 7, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm at the THOMAS DALE WEST (9th grade) CAMPUS Auditorium.Thursday, November, 10, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm at the THOMAS DALE WEST (9th grade) CAMPUS Auditorium.Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 12-2pm at the CHESTER LIBRARYCallbacks will be held:Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 12-2pm at the CLOVER HILL LIBRARYActors will read from the script and may be asked to do some light choreographed movement.  We highly encourage all actors to be familiar with the classic book, “Peter Pan,” by J.M. Barrie, before auditions.  No actors paid.

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Broken Leg Theater Presents: Dinner and a Show!

Join BLT for an evening of dinner and family-friendly entertainment Friday, August 21, 2015 6:30pm at Friendship Baptist Church 5200 Newbys Bridge Rd. Chesterfield, VA 23832 Tickets are available at the door for $10, and include two slices of pizza and a drink.

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Audition Notice

The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel – Directors Heather Miles and Les Harper seek a cast of children for this hilarious adaptation of the classic story. Actors should be between the ages of 5-18. Come prepared to read from the script. If an actor isn’t of reading age, please be prepared to recite a nursery rhyme. Auditions will be held Wednesday, August 26 from 6:30-8:45pm and Saturday, August 29 from 10am-1pm at Central Library 9501 Lori Road Chesterfield, VA 23832-6631. If you have questions please contact Heather Miles at heather@brokenlegtheater.org

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Broken Leg Theater Announces its 2015-2016 Season

Broken Leg Theater is very pleased to announce the 2015-2016 season! Our shows this season will be: The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel – A play featuring a cast of BLT’s children and teens to take the stage in mid-Fall 2015. This hilarious modern adaptation of the classic story of Hansel and Gretel will be directed by Heather Miles and Les Harper. Oliver! – The beloved musical will feature a cast of adults and children and will be produced in the spring of 2016. This delightful show which features some of Broadway’s most memorable numbers will be directed by John Cichocki. Please stay posted to the BLT Message Board for announcements about auditions and upcoming summer events.

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Come see BLT’s First Play, “Piper!”

BLT presents Piper! A new retelling of an old story. March 6&7 at 7pm and March 8th at 3pm on the Tomahawk Middle School Auditorium Stage. See more information and purchase tickets online at http://brokenlegtheater.org/performances

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BLT Announces its First Play

BLT is very excited to announce our next show! Directed by Kristin Dunkum Koontz and Assistant Director Lewis O. Daniel, BLT is pleased to share the title of our next show: “Piper!” It is an original adaptation of the classic story of “The Pied Piper of Hamelin.” Auditions will be held mid-December and we are seeking a cast of children and adults. The show will run the first week of March. Stay tuned at the “Auditions” page for information on upcoming audition dates. We hope you will be joining us for our first play!

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Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of Let Us Entertain You

Broken Leg Theater’s inaugural performance, ‘Let Us Entertain You’—a Broadway Revue Concert, was a great success and we would like to thank the performers, technical crew, volunteers, and friends & sponsors of BLT for making this event possible. “An amazing show by the Broken Leg Theater! We were, indeed, entertained. My young friends were especially inspired and we thank you for taking time out to greet them! They feel like they have had their brushes with fame!” – Sioux Hudson “I loved it!!! My favorite part was “When You’re Good to Mama…no…wait! It was “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables…no…wait! It was The Song of Purple Summer….no….wait! It was “We Beseech Thee”…Oh, heck, I enjoyed ALL of the numbers…but my FAVORITE part…was seeing all of that wonderful local talent…and the fun you had…and the LOVE that went into that production! Broken Leg Theater…came in with a BANG! Well done…WELL DONE!” –Wanda Edenstrom Rasnick “So Glad Ty and I attended the opening night of this musical production ‘Let Us Entertain You.’ Heather Miles and her singers were amazing in their performances of top hits from over 20 Broadway musicals.” –Carla Pesce Hoffman “Just got back from attending Broken Leg Theater’s first show. I can sit here and tell you how incredibly talented the cast was, how prepared and adorable the kids were, what amazing songs were chosen, how much work obviously went into it all, how my heart just melted watching a father and daughter hold hands whenever they sang next to each other, but I think Amy said it best when after missing the first number I asked her how it was and she simply said, ‘Mom, it was fabulous.’” –Ginger Apollo-Amitrano

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October Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2014 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Kate Loveluck, Director of Public Relations Broken Leg Theater kate@brokenlegtheater.org New Community Theater in Richmond to Host Inaugural Family Event Richmond, VA— A new community theater 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Broken Leg Theater (BLT), has emerged in the Richmond area, with the mission of cultivating a quality theater environment in which youth and adults experience all aspects of theater performance and production. The organization is based in Chesterfield County and will hold its first fundraising event, Let Us Entertain You: A Broadway Revue Concert, at Robious Middle School on October 24th and 25th, 2014 (at 7p.m. both evenings). This event will serve as a fundraiser to help propel future full-length theater productions. The cast is made up of a diverse group of youth and adults, who will perform an eclectic mix of contemporary scores and timeless Broadway classics. Lewis “Dell” Daniel, President of BLT, led his high school drama club and has volunteered in many capacities for local theater productions in which his teen daughter has been involved. “This has been a shared dream [among the current BLT board members] for a long time and it is clearly evident that the leadership of this organization has the passion, cooperation, and diverse skillsets necessary for this endeavor to be successful. We still have a lot of work left to do, but the journey has been rewarding in itself. Several family members are participating in this first production alongside one another; so it has already been this force of good, bringing families and the community together in a way that’s enjoyable for everyone,” Daniels said. BLT’s Artistic Director Heather Miles describes her experience thus far with the new community theater as “magical.” “For years I had dreamed of inspiring children [and adults]...

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