Casting Call for July 27, 2012
July 25, 2012 3:50PM
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Updated: August 28, 2012 6:07AM
Here is a look at area auditions.
Casting Calls include ActUp! Camps production of “The Dancing Princess” in Tinley Park and Orland Park Theatre Troupe’s “The Nerd.”
ACTUP! CAMPS: Along with the Tinley Park-Park District, ActUp! will present a drama camp for “The Dancing Princesses” from Aug. 6-10 at the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st Street, Tinley Park.
The camp will take place from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day, with a performance at 5 p.m. Aug. 10. The camp is for ages 5-12, and early drop-off or late pickup is available.
Bob Woolsey, founder and head counselor, said every camper should have lines in a show. “Too often campers play rocks and trees and don’t say anything,” he said. “We believe they should have lines.”
Woolsey also pointed out that a common thread amongst many successful people is many of them have had speaking parts in a play by the time they were 12 years old.
Campers will learn lines, how to project, stage movements, how to paint sets and costume making. Campers are required to bring a lunch and snacks for the morning and afternoon. Personal sunscreen should be sent with the camper.
An age-appropriate film or outdoor activity will be scheduled during lunch and snack time.
Limited spots are available for each camp session, so interested participants should register early to ensure their spot. Registration is available at the Bettenhausen Recreation Center or tinleyparkdistrict.org. Registration ends one week prior to the start of each camp.
Information: (708) 342-4200.
ORLAND PARK THEATRE TROUPE: Area adults, age 18 and older, may audition for the group’s fall comedy, “The Nerd,” written by Larry Shue. There is one part available for a 10- to 13-year-old boy.
Auditions will take place from 7-10 p.m. July 30-31 at Orland Park’s Old Village Hall, 14413 S. Beacon Ave. Readings will be from the script and once cast, participants must pay a registration fee.
Set in Terre Haute, Ind., in late 1979, “The Nerd” tells the story of an unassuming young architect, Willum Cubbert, and his unexpected houseguest, Rick, who saved Willum’s life in Vietnam.
Willum is hosting a dinner party for his boss when Rick shows up. The visitor turns out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid “nerd” who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.
“The Nerd” was first presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater in Apri, 1981 and ran on Broadway for more than 400 performances in the late 1980s.
Rehearsals will take place Aug. 5-Sept. 27 on Sunday afternoons and Monday and Thursday evenings. Performances will be Sept. 28-30.
Information: Orland Park Recreation Department, (708) 403-7275.
LINCOLN-WAY AREA CHORALE: The 90-voice group will begin its 17th season on Aug. 13 at Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox. The chorale, under the direction of new artistic director Gregory Day, has members from more than 10 communities in the south suburbs.
Membership in the chorale is open to any adult who enjoys singing and desires to perform with other adults.
Two formal concerts are presented each year in December and April. Additionally, the chorale has performed with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, appeared at the Rialto Square Theatre with the Joliet American Legion Band, and performed a benefit concert in Lockport.
There are limited openings in the soprano and alto sections with several openings in the male tenor and bass sections. Information: (815) 485-7357.
THE MIDWEST MOTET SOCIETY: The group, which is billed as the chamber choir for Chicago’s Southland, will continue summer auditions until the end of August for the fall concert cycle.
Singers are encouraged to audition before Aug. 10 to be included in the summer retreat with guest clinician Albert Jackson, music department chair of South Suburban College in South Holland.
All voice parts are welcome and encouraged to audition.
Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings in Flossmoor and begin the last week of August.
The fall concert, Sacred Songs from Sacred Places: Motets of William Byrd, Salamone Rossi and Claudio Monteverdi, will take place in early November.
Audition appointments can be arranged by mailing to The Midwest Motet Society, P.O. Box 706, Flossmoor, IL 60422; calling
(708) 206-0380 or emailing to email@example.com.