BY JOSEPH FERLO
It’s September. Back to school month…..and back to the theatre month, too!
For those who want to be a part of a production, there are three sets of auditions taking place at in September.
On September 4, the UW-Fox Theatre holds auditions for THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL. Auditionees are asked to come prepared with a 16-32 bars of a musical number. Auditions are 4- 8 PM at the Lucia Baehman Theatre and the show is in November. Next up on September 8-9, the Oshkosh Community Players are looking for four male singers to form the cast of their December musical, FOREVER PLAID. The four singers are part of a young four-part-harmony singing group, circa 1964. Auditions are 6:30 PM at The Grand in Downtown Oshkosh. The following week, on September 15, Hysterical Productions holds auditions for roles in its production of Arthur Miller’s classic drama THE CRUCIBLE, to be performed in November. Auditions are 6:30 PM at The Grand. Check out each organizations’ Facebook and websites for more details.
It’s not just about auditions, though. There are also three productions taking area stages in September. MAGIC MAN, THE MUSICAL has a two-day run, September 12-13 at the Fox Cities PAC. It’s called “a bumpy ride in a carnival setting, where love wins out”. Oshkosh Playin’ Round presents the comedy FASHIONABLY LATE, a show about hijinks, mistaken identity, and all those crazy things that can happen in a fast paced comedy. The show runs for three performances, September 19-21 at the Oshkosh Masonic Center. And in what is arguably one of the most talked-about productions in the Valley theatre schedule, the national tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON has a six-day run at Fox Cities PAC, September 16-21. The nine-time Tony Award® winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park does have some explicit language—but it is a can’t-miss good time for the grownups.
And, you’ll read more about it next month, but Oshkosh Community Players’ DRACULA opens at The Grand for a two-weekend run on October 3. In fact, as I prepared this column, I took note that there is a boatload of theatre happening in the months that follow. So stay tuned!
See you at the theatre! ν
Joseph Ferlo is Director of The Grand Opera House in Downtown Oshkosh, and a 30-year theatre veteran as director and performer. Send your theatre “tips” and show information directly to Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org.