Auditions for The Worst Talent Show... Ever! by R. Eugene Jackson will be held Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27 at 6:00pm. Auditions will be at 6pm at the Hangar Theatre (at the old airport, West 9th Street). Those auditioning should prepare a 1 minute act demonstrating their talent (both real talents, and humorous non-talents are acceptable), and be prepared to read from the script.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SHOW!
This project will be a departure from previous Young Rivertime Players productions, in that this will be a two-week day-camp. We will start the camp on June 1st, and rehearsals will be from 1-5pm, M-F, for those two weeks, culminating with public performances of the show on Friday June 12, and Saturday, June 13. Our play has a limited number of roles, meaning that not everyone who auditions will be cast in the show. Auditioning will be competitive, so please come prepared to present your real or imagined talent. If singing or dancing, please bring a CD with your backing music. Please come to the audition with a list of any conflicts you have with the rehearsal/performance schedule. If you have any conflicts with the performance schedule, the evenings of June 12 and 13, you will not be cast. Minimal conflicts with our daytime rehearsals may be acceptable, but will be a consideration in our casting choices. If cast, there is a $20 fee for the camp. This money will go toward snacks which will be provided to the cast during rehearsals and shows. Scholarships are available.
Auditions are open to students in 2nd to 12th grades. 2015 HS graduates are welcome. Youngsters auditioning should be able to read. Any questions may be posted to the Rivertime Players Facebook event page here.
Rivertime Players are proud to announce that on Sunday, April 19th Shane Bridges was inducted into the Toby Hall of Fame at The Theatre Museum of Repertoire Americana in Mt. Pleasant, IA. The museum is dedicated to tent shows, showboats, chautauquas, and medicine shows. You can read the article in The News Leader by clicking here. Congratulations, Shane!
Former trouper Mickey Lacey wrote an article about his attendance of FrankenToby in the Winter 2014 edition of Winging It, the newsletter of the National Society for the Preservation of Tent, Folk, and Repertoire Theatre. You can read the article here or view the entire newsletter at The Theatre Museum's website here.
Video of the 2014 Toby Show production FrankenToby can be purchased on DVD at the Parsons Municipal Building or by mail. Print and complete this order form to purchase by mail. Remember, they make nice gifts!
We've had great feedback from those who attended Frankentoby. Although the weather wasn't ideal the first two weekends, we finished out the eight performance run with an attendance of 1,200. Thanks for helping us set a new record. We were also very thrilled to have Mickey Lacey, Roberta Wilkes and Mark Peper back with us again this year, and Dick Ellis joined us for the first time. It was a joy to watch Mickey and Dick perform during the Vaudeville. Roberta treated us with some of her own ragtime music on the piano during intermission.
For more information about this year's Toby Show, click here to visit the show page.
Watch a video clip of Mickey Lacey and Dick Ellis performing to see how the pros did it.
On the night of the final performance of Hydrangea Albright: Comedy or Tragedy?, each cast member was asked the question "What have you gained from being in this production?" See their responses in the video below.
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