Auditions announced for two upcoming Palace productions


Marion, OH – Marion Palace Theatre Executive Director Bev Ford announces auditions will be held for two upcoming Palace Productions.

Director Danielle Knight will hold auditions in the May Pavilion on Saturday, August 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the Palace Theatre’s production of Our Town. Created by Thornton Wilder, Our Town has been called “the greatest American play ever written” and was the 1938 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Knight is seeking men and women ages 16 and older to fill 18 roles. Auditioners are asked to come with a prepared 30-45 second monologue from a play or movie and will be asked to read from the script. An overview of each character can be found online at www.marionpalace.org. Performance dates are October 23, 24 and 25 at the Marion Palace May Pavilion.

The following afternoon, Director Kristi Wink will hold auditions on the Palace stage for children, ages 8-17 years, for the Palace Theatre’s fall junior musical Disney’s Aladdin Jr. Those interested may audition on Sunday, August 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and should enter through the front theatre doors. All auditioners should come dressed in casual clothing appropriate for performing choreography. Those interested in chorus only will be asked to dance and sing with a group. Individuals wishing to audition for principle roles are asked to come prepared to sing a one-minute audition tune and read from the script. A pianist will be provided. No CDs please. A “family-friendly” rehearsal schedule is set for the junior musical cast to meet Monday through Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm beginning August 25th. Performance dates are October 9, 10 and 11 at the Marion Palace Theatre.

For more information, please contact the Palace box office at 740/383-2101 or visit the Palace website at www.marionpalace.org. The box office is located at 270 W. Center St. in downtown Marion. Box office hours are 9:00am-5:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and closed Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

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