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Audition for CLC theater department's 'Dr. Dolittle'

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Community members ages 6 to 70 are invited to audition for the CLC children's theater production of "Dr. Dolittle" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday or Wednesday, Aug. 26 or 27, in the Studio Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts on the Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St.

Callbacks will be from 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. Performances will be at 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 2 and 3; 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at CLC's James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts.

Adults older than 16 should audition with a prepared monologue approximately two minutes long. Children younger than 16 should come prepared to move, dance and tell a story. Most of the animal roles will be played by children. The play will be directed by Thomas B. Mitchell, CLC theater department co-chair.

"Doctor Dolittle" was dramatized by Olga Fricker and is based on the book by Hugh Lofting. This play tells the story of Doctor Dolittle, who discovers -- to his surprise -- that the animals he is treating can talk.

Doctor Dolittle and his new friends pursue one adventure after another, journeying from a small English village to the far corners of the world. Along the way, the audience learns valuable lessons about kindness to animals and the wisdom of all Earth's creatures.

For more information on auditions, contact Mitchell at (847) 543-2967 or

Members of the community are also invited to register for CLC theater courses. Two theater courses fulfill CLC's general education fine arts core requirement: "Introduction to Theatre" and "Diversity in American Theatre," and several others are Illinois Articulation Agreement transfer courses.

Daytime courses include "Introduction to Theatre," "Principles of Acting," "Play Analysis for Production," "Lighting for Stage and Studio," "Stage Makeup," "Stagecraft" and "Stage Management."

Evening sections of "Introduction to Theatre," "Diversity in American Theatre," "Acting II" and "Principles of Acting" are also being offered.

"Whether your interest is technical theater or performance, we have a course for you: acting, stagecraft, lighting, stage management and more," said Craig Rich, theater department co-chair.

For more information, contact him at (847) 543-2567 or Fall semester classes begin Aug. 25.

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