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WANT TO AUDITION FOR A SHOW BUT HAVE NEVER DONE IT? READ ON!
"So I know you’re thinking, “What, me audition to be in an ECCT show? There’s NO WAY I’m going to do that.” I used to think that too. My two daughters have been in numerous shows and while I enjoy watching them and helping behind the scenes, I never thought I would ever be on the same stage performing with them. But last summer that’s exactly what happened.
My daughters encouraged me to audition for the summer show. I figured there was truly no time like the present so I found a song I liked and practiced for my audition. Now my practice wasn’t anything scientific. I sang along with the song while driving back and forth to work. By the day of auditions I thought I was ready to sing for the director. Yes, I was nervous, but everyone there made me feel more at ease. I sang my song and let out a huge sign of relief. I even had the opportunity to perform with my kids, which made everything worth it.
You can do it. All you need to do is sing a familiar song and wait for the fun to begin. You won’t regret it."
"If you can read this, you can audition! Many auditions are nothing more than reading the words from the script. No experience necessary!
I had been a stay-at-home mom for 15 years and I'm not sure what made me do it - perhaps sitting there for my son's umpteenth audition - but I decided to ignore my jitters and audition for a play. No singing required! The audition was easy and painless. Two years and ten shows later, I have had amazing experiences on stage and off, made great friends, and worked with funny, kind, and generous people.
So, if you've ever thought of auditioning, ignore your jitters (and everyone gets them) and do it! You never know what wonderful experiences might lie ahead."
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TONY N TINA'S WEDDING
April 17 & 18 at 7pm
This unique performing experience is great for anyone who loves interacting with people and making them laugh. Much of the script is improvisational in nature and the evening allows for off the cuff interactions with audience members. Perfect for new performers, veterans, and non-singers!
She said yes! Tony Nunzio and Valentina Vitale are getting married, and they're inviting all their friends to celebrate with them. Their familes are planning a traditional Italian wedding, a big affair to remember in all its tacky and hilarious glory, complete with a pasta dinner, champagne toasts, cake, and dancing!
TONY: Groom- charming & rowdy
TINA: Bride- party girl, headstrong, tough
BARRY: Best man- everyone's pal, drug dealer
CONNIE: Maid of Honor- pregnant & jaded
DOMINIC: Usher- party animal with a heart of gold
DONNA: Bridesmaid- white trash, good singer
JOHNNY: Usher- Tony's little brother, a flirt
MARINA: Bridesmaid- insecure tag-along, doormat
JOSEPHINA: Tina's mom- strong-willed, a martyr
LUIGI: Tina's great uncle- old world gentleman, speaks Italian
JOEY: Tina's Brother- gay, loves "show biz", not flamboyant
SISTER ALBERT MARIA: Tina's cousin- family oddball
TONY NUNZIO SR.: Tony's dad- charismatic in a sleazy way
MADELINE MONROE: Tony Sr.'s girlfriend- good looking and hard living
GRANDMA NUNZIO: Tony's Grandma- spry, a little crazy
MICHAEL JUST: Tina's ex- Just out of rehab, a burnout
FATHER MARK: Priest- think's he's one of the gang
SAL ANTONUCCI: Photographer- pushy, eccentric, bored with is job
VINNIE BLACK: Caterer- amateur commedian, used care salesman type
LORETTA BLACK: Vinnie's wife- brow beaten by Vinnie, a little worn
Auditions will consist of short readings from the script and short improvisational scenes- no preparation is necessary. Roles are available for 16 adult men and 11 adult women. Six dinner theatre performances are scheduled at the Oxford June 8-10 and 15-17 at 6:30 p.m.