Community members age 12 and up are invited to audition for the CLC children's theatre production of "Charlotte's Web" at 6:30 p.m. on either Aug. 27 or 28. Auditions will be held in the Studio Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts on the Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St. Call-backs will be held on Aug. 29 from 6:30-10 p.m.
The play is based on the classic book by E.B. White, which was adapted by Joseph Robinette.
The director is Susan A. Robinson, adjunct theatre faculty member. The play will be performed Oct. 3 and 4 at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 5 at 3 p.m., Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre.
The director is looking for cast members age 12 and over. Actors should either come prepared to deliver a 60 to 90 second memorized monologue or to read a selection from the play. Actors with dance, gymnastic and circus skills are especially encouraged to audition. Rehearsals will start Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m., and rehearsals are typically held Monday through Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 or 10 p.m.
E.B. White's timeless tale is the story of an unusual friendship that develops between Wilbur, a runty pig, and Charlotte, a heroic spider. When Wilbur starts to worry that he may be turned into "smoked bacon and ham," Charlotte spins a special web to try and convince the farmers how terrific Wilbur really is. This wonderful stage adaptation brings to life all of readers' favorite characters from the book. For more information, contact Craig Rich, theatre department co-chair, at (847) 543-2567 or email@example.com.
CLC Theatre courses for fall semester
Members of the community are also invited to register for CLC theatre courses. Two theatre courses fulfill CLC's general education fine arts core credit―Introduction to Theatre and Diversity in American Theatre. Daytime courses include Play Analysis for Production, Lighting for Stage and Studio, Stage Makeup, Stagecraft and Stage Management. Evening sections of Introduction to Theatre, Principles of Acting and Special Topics: Audition Techniques are also being offered.
"Whether your interest is technical theatre or performance, we have a course for you--acting, stagecraft, lighting, stage management, audition techniques and more," said Craig Rich, co-chair of the theatre department. For more information, contact him at (847) 543-2567 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To stay current on the CLC theatre department, become a fan of the College of Lake County Theatre Department Facebook page.
Fall semester classes begin Aug. 26. For more information, visit the CLC fall webpage at www.clcillinois.edu/fall or the Theatre department page at www.clcillinois.edu/credit/programs/the.asp.