Camelot Theatre holds 2010 auditions

Male and female actors of all ages may audition for roles in Camelot Theatre's 2010 stage productions. Auditions may be made by appointment only and will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the theater, 101 Talent Ave., Talent.

Actors should bring a current photograph and a resumé and a prepare a one- to two-minute monologue. Actors auditioning for musicals should prepare a song and bring sheet music in their key. An accompanist will be provided.

For information about Camelot Theatre Company, visit www.camelottheatre.org. To make an appointment to audition, call 535-5250, ext. 2.

Four musical theatre productions, three plays and four musical spotlights will fill Camelot Theatre's 2010 season.

"Spotlight on Harold Arlen," starring Presila Quinby and Jessica Brandes, will run Jan. 14-24. Arlen composed favorites such as "It's Only A Paper Moon," "Stormy Weather" and "I've Got the World on A String."

Ken Ludwig's "Moon Over Buffalo," a backstage farce set in 1953, will run Feb. 3 through March 7.

"Gigi," a Parisian Cinderella story with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Fredrick Loewe, will run March 17 through April 18.

Peter Morgan's "Frost/Nixon" will run April 28 through May 30. Camelot's production will feature Doug Warner and Paul K. Jones.

"Spotlight on The Mills Brothers" will run June 3-13. The Mills, a jazz and pop vocal quartet, produced more than 2,000 recordings and garnered dozens of gold records.

"Rags," with book by Joseph Stein, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Steven Schwartz, will run June 23 through July 25. The musical pays tribute to the immigrants of the early 20th century who traveled through Ellis Island and into the sweatshops of New York City's garment district. "Rags" features ragtime and klezmer music.

"I Hate Hamlet," Paul Rudnick's comedy about a discontented young actor and the ghost of John Barrymore, will run Aug. 11 through Sept. 12.

"Spotlight on Mae West," starring Gwen Overland, will run Sept. 16-26, and "Always ... Patsy Cline," by Ted Swingley and starring Presila Quinby and Livia Genise, will run Oct. 6 through Nov. 7.

Gayle Wilson will star in "Spotlight on Dusty and Petula" Nov. 12-22. Dusty Springfield and Petula Clark were ladies of the British music invasion.

Camelot's 2010 season will culminate with Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," with book by Melvin Frank, Norman Krasna and Norman Panama.

Tickets for spotlights are $14 for previews and $18 for regular performances. Tickets for plays are $10 for previews, $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. Tickets for musicals are $12 for previews, $21 for adults and $19 for students and seniors. Reserved seating is available by adding $2 per ticket. To reserve tickets or request season brochures, call the box office at 535-5250, ext. 1, or visit www.camelottheatre.org.

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