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We invite you to audition for the next Broken Leg Theater production of Our Town. Thorton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning classic tells the story of a small town, Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, in order to tell us the story of every town, the whole world over. Narrated by the “Stage Manager,” we follow the Gibbs and Webb families through twelve years of life changes – from the mundane “Daily Life,” to the romantic “Love and Marriage,” to the devastating “Death and Eternity,” Wilder delivers universal truths about what it means to be human. With humor, wit, and exceptionally powerful storytelling, Our Town is a beautiful and deeply moving classic that resonates just as much with contemporary audiences as when it first debuted in 1938. BLT Director Meghan Grilliot and Assistant Director Megan Livingston will holding auditions on the following dates: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 and THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 from 6:30 – 8:30pm at Thomas Dale West Campus (3900 W. Hundred Rd., Chester, VA) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 from 10am – 12pm at Friendship Baptist Church (5200 Newbys Bridge Rd., North Chesterfield, VA). SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 – Callbacks, if necessary, from 1 – 3pm, at Friendship Baptist Church. Please note you do not need to attend all three auditions, simply chose the day and time that is best for you and arrive early to fill out the audition form. Everyone will be asked to read aloud from the script. Those interested in being a part of the ensemble/choir should also come prepared to sing the first verse of “Amazing Grace” or a similar church hymn (all singing will be informal /a cappella). *We are also seeking a piano player. Does not have to be a speaking part. Musician should be able to play standard church hymns. Performance Dates will be April 27...
BLT is excited to announce that we will be hosting a special guest – Playwright Stephen Gregg (Author of one of our Winter One Acts – Why Do We Laugh?)! This special event will take place Saturday, February 3rd from 10am – 11:30 am at John Tyler Community College in Midlothian. Tickets are $5.00 each. Mr. Gregg will be our guest at Friday night’s performance of our Winter One Acts and will conduct a play writing workshop and Q&A session. Stephen Gregg grew up in Albuquerque, N.M. His play This Is a Test helped define a genre of large-cast one-act plays when it appeared in 1988. Since then, he’s published 20 plays for secondary schools to perform, including Small Actors, One Lane Bridge, The New Margo, S.P.A.R., Twitch, Wake-Up Call, Sex Lives of Superheroes and Why Do We Laugh?. He’s been the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship from the Playwrights’ Center of Minneapolis; the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Award for best 10-minute play (A Private Moment) and the International Thespian Society’s Founders’ Award for service to youth and theatre. Crush was developed during a residency at the William Inge Center for the Arts. Gregg teaches himself to write plays one tweet at a time. He lives with his husband, Todd, in Venice Beach, Calif. Click here to purchase tickets.
A big thank you to Wells Fargo Bank for their generous donation to Broken Leg Theater. Our non-fee based children theater exists to provide everyone the chance experience in the performing arts. We entertain audiences of all ages while providing valuable experience and arts education to children in Chesterfield and surrounding counties. Broken Leg Theater couldn’t exist without donations from sponsor like Wells Fargo. Thank you for helping us continue our mission.
Directors Meghan Gilson Grilliot, Ben Millefolie and Brooke Glanzman seek a cast of actors for Why Do We Laugh? (Adults and Children) and Aesop’s Fables Redux (Actors aged 8-17 only). **Actors should come prepared to read from the script. No actors paid.** “Why Do We Laugh” – A story that follows Andrew and Meredith from their time as young friends into their golden years as husband and wife. It is a sweet, endearing tale of friendship and love; the good times and the bad; and everything in between. Director Meghan Grilliot seeks the following actors to play Andrew and Meredith at each stage of their life: Child Andrew and Meredith (actors should be 10-14 years old), Teenaged Andrew and Meredith (actors should be 14-18 years old), Adult Andrew and Meredith (actors should be in their 30’s-40’s) and Older Adult Andrew and Meredith (actors should be 55+). “Aesop’s Fables Redux” – A witty narrator helps an inquisitive child understand some famous expressions by exploring Aesop’s beloved fables. The lessons behind these expressions are playfully illustrated through a series of the well-known stories, and brought to life by a variety of human and animal characters. These classic fables, such as The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg,provide a fresh, warm, and fun learning experience. Brooke Glanzman and Ben Millefolie will take the lead in directing this show (Heather Miles will be mentoring). Auditions are scheduled for the following times: – November 18th, 10am – 2pm at Friendship Baptist Church, 5200 Newbys Bridge Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832 – November 20th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Thomas Dale West Campus (9th Grade Campus, West Hundred Road, Chester, VA 23831 Show dates are February 2, 3 and 4 at John Tyler Community College – Midlothian Campus. For information email...
BLT’s next production, James And The Giant Peach, is underway. The cast is in place and rehearsals are underway. Mark your calendars for show times November 5th – 7th at Robious Middle School. Stay tuned for more updates and online ticket sales.
The next Broken Leg Theater Production is James and the Giant Peach. Directors John Cichocki and Beth Mercer are looking for a cast of children aged 8-18 for the upcoming production. To audition, junior actors should prepare a short acapella song and will read from the script. Audition times are: Saturday, August 26, 10:30am-1:00pm – Chester Library Thursday, September 7, 6pm-8:00 Laprade Library Saturday, September 9, 10:30am-1:00pm Chester Library Please note you only need to attend one audition, not all three. Actors do not need to sign up ahead of time. Please contact John Cichocki with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Practice and production dates are being finalized, with the production taking place in late October/early November.