Celebration of Talent
The theatre is accepting submissions for the 6th annual Celebration of Talent through January 2. Celebration of Talent is a variety talent competition where winners are determined by audience vote Talent categories include vocal, instrumental, dance/movement, magician, or other. Individual and group acts of all ages are welcome. The event, which is organized in collaboration with the Franklin Rotary Club, will be held on February 4.
Pride and Prejudice
Auditions for the Franklin Civic Operetta Association's first main stage show - "Pride and Prejudice" - will be held at 2 p.m. January 7 and 6 p.m. January 8 p.m.
Adapted from Jane Austen's book of the same name, the play takes place in a time when being married is considered a success in life for a young lady. Mrs. Bennet’s daughters are all of age to marry. When two of the three find eligible suitors, it is Elizabeth that still needs to settle down. Travel back to the early 1800s for the duel between Elizabeth and her pride and Mr. Darcy, whom she secretly adores, and his prejudice.
Those auditioning must be 16 or older and should prepare a 90-second memorized monologue of their choice (from the show or from a period piece that fits the style of this show.) They may also be asked to cold-read from the script.
Hannah Faraone will direct the FCOA show and Laura Ordaz and Jenn Fox will be the producers. Show dates are March 17, 18, 19 24, 25 and 26.
Aspiring actors can dip their toes into the theatre experience with the FOCA's youth theatre production of "The Rainbow Fish Musical." Acting and ensemble parts are available for those aged 8 to 16. Technical jobs are open to ages 10 to 18. Everyone interested in participating must attend auditions at 2 p.m. January 7. Those wanting to be in the cast should be prepared to read, sing and dance. Martha Heise is the director, Kelly Zerbe is the choreographer and Jessica Rodriguez is the technical lead. Performance dates are February 16, 17 and 18.
January's schedule also includes a show by Elvis impersonator Richie Santa on the main stage and two weekends of Liberty Cabaret: Soundtrack in the Little Theatre.
Richie captures the voice, the charisma, the music, the look, the excitement, the love and the true essence of The Kind of Rock 'n Roll, according to the Barrow-Civic website. "Audiences will leave feeling exhilarated by his riveting portrayal of the one and only Elvis."
The 10th production in the Liberty Cabaret series focuses on the "hits that came from the screen to your stereo." The show will include music and comedy by local performers Suzi Beach, Casey Beightol, Matt Beightol, Ian Best, Hannah Faraone, Jake Gallows, Wendall Holmes, Brooke Lawrie and Derek Stewart with special guest Donnie Baughman. The show will be run on January 13, 14, 20, and 21.