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posted: 1/3/2014 3:40 PM

Steal Beam Children's Theatre to hold auditions for kids, adults

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Steel Beam Children's Theatre, 111 W. Main St., in downtown St. Charles, will hold auditions for their next children's show "Babe the Sheep Pig" from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Children, age 9 to 16, are invited to audition. This play is directed by Daina Geisler and produced by Lori Holm.

The tale of high adventure in the farmyard that became the hit movie "Babe" is a captivating play for children young and old. A leading writer of children's plays, David Wood, brings the heartwarming story of the piglet who rises to fame at the Grand Challenge Sheep Dog Trials to life.

No preparation is needed. Children will read from the script and will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rehearsals will be held on Saturdays (occasional Sunday) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting Jan. 11 The performances will be on Saturdays and Sundays, Feb 22 to March 16. The full schedule will be released at the audition.

Tuition, if cast, is $295 with scholarships available to families in need. For questions, contact Lori Holm at (630) 887-7269 or

In addition, Steel Beam Theatre will hold auditions for the premiere of a new comedy, "The Bay of Portugal" by Richard Culliton at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the theater, 111 W. Main St. Director Terry Domschke of Elgin seeks one male actor in his 60s as well as one male and one female in their late 20s/mid-30s. Readings will be from the script, and appointments can be made by emailing, with the subject line, "Audition." Performances will be on weekends, Feb. 21 through March 16. The parts are paid positions.