Upcoming Auditions

Classics for Kids: The Jungle Book Auditions Saturday, February 22, 2020

Newtown Arts Company is pleased to announce auditions for its March 2020 Classics for Kids production of THE JUNGLE BOOK. A NOTE FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT-Kathryn Schultz Miller
Ask just about anybody and they will say Kipling’s famous classic, The Jungle Book, is about Mowgli, a kid with an amazing story. But as I mentally wandered the glorious Indian Jungle in search of this adaptation, I came to a sense that Kipling’s book was really about a community. I feel it is about individuals who are trying their hardest to order their neighborhood in a way that gives them what we all need: collective dignity, strength and pride. It’s no accident that Kipling tags all animal groups as “People”. He wanted us to look at his stories and try to understand how we, as people, can truly communicate and live together.

AUDITION DATE: Saturday, February 22, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION:Newtown United Methodist Church, 35 Liberty St, Newtown PA 18940

PERFORMANCES:Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at Newtown Theatre.

REHEARSALS:There will be a two-week rehearsal period, Monday-Friday, March 2-6 & March 9-13, (4:00 to 6:00 p.m.) A rehearsal calendar, including locations, will be provided.

MORE INFORMATION: Appointments preferred; walk-ups may be accommodated as time permits.

Steel Magnolias Auditions: Monday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Newtown Arts Company is pleased to announce auditions for its June 2020  production of STEEL MAGNOLIAS.  Director Jessica Bostock will be looking to fill all roles:

Truvy Jones (age 35-45) Owner of the beauty shop. She is vivacious and wise beyond her years. She has a heart of gold but has been dealt some hard knocks. She offers advice with lots of hairspray and teasing.

Annelle Dupup‐Desoto (age 18-24) The newly hired assistant at the beauty shop. She is unsure and timid at the beginning of the play. Throughout the story she goes from timid to wild to very religious.

Clairee Belcher (age 55-70) Widow of former mayor. Grand dame. Elegant, sophisticated, intelligent, and very witty.

Shelby Eatenton‐Latcherie (19-28) M’Lynn’s daughter. She is strong-willed, pretty, and passionate. She loves her mother but is not afraid to go toe-to-toe with her or any of the older women in the show.

M’Lynn Eatenton (40-55) Shelby’s mother. M’Lynn is practical, intelligent, and loving. She is passionate and stubborn about her daughter. She is the heart of the story.

Ouiser (pronounced Weezer) Boudreaux (age 55-70) She is a wealthy curmudgeon and southern to the core. Ouiser is eccentric and quick witted.

AUDITION DATES: Monday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 4 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

LOCATION:Crossing Community Church, 80 Lower Silver Lake Road, Newtown PA 18940

PERFORMANCES: June 18 through 24 (no performance on Monday, June 22) at the Newtown Theatre

REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will be scheduled during weekday evenings and on weekends. A rehearsal calendar, including locations, will be provided.

MORE INFORMATION: Click on Appointments to set your time which is preferred; walk-ups will be accommodated as time permits.For more information, you may e-mail director Jessica Bostock directly at jessicalbostock@gmail.com and put Steel Magnolias Audition as the subject line in the email.   

Newtown Arts Company holds open auditions for each of our regular season productions. We do not pre-cast, so all roles are available and we welcome everyone, regardless of past performing experience. Check back for future audition dates. You can also sign up for our audition e-mail updates, so you won’t miss out on an opportunity to be part of a Newtown Arts Company show.