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ESCC to hold open auditions for spring show

ESCC to hold open auditions for spring show

“Grease is the word” as Enterprise State Community College readies for auditions for its spring show.

On Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 4-5, the ESCC Fine Arts Division will hold open auditions for its spring production of “Grease.”

From a Samuel French synopsis, “Grease” introduces “Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot rodding ‘Burger Palace Boys’ and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking ‘Pink Ladies’ in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical.”

“Grease” follows the story of “head ‘greaser’ Danny Zuko and the new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski as they try to relive the high romance of their ‘Summer Nights,’” while the rest of the greasers and pink ladies dance and sing to familiar songs like “Greased Lightnin’.”

All auditions will begin at 6 p.m. in the Community Room, located in the LBW Student Center.

To audition, be prepared to present a one-minute monologue, which must be memorized before auditions, and perform 16-32 bars of a song acapella. All audition pieces must be from a published play.

Adolescents ages 14-17 with parents’ permission and adults 18 and older are encouraged to audition.

“One of the reasons ’Grease’ was selected is because there are a variety of roles ranging from teenager to any age, really,” Theater adjunct Trey Clark said. “No prior acting experience is required. Anyone 14 and up… come on, everybody.”

Clark said theater brings people together, including ESCC and the communities it serves.

“Theater is a dynamic tool that brings human beings together,” he said. “It’s fun. It’s an experience that is unique in molding young minds and telling an awesome story that everybody knows.

“We are Enterprise State Community College. Without the community, we wouldn’t exist, and it is a beautiful and fruitful endeavor.”

Performances of “Grease” will be held April 16-18, 2020, at the Enterprise Performing Arts Center.

“ESCC is the community’s college, and we encourage the community to get involved,” ESCC Fine Arts Division Chair Dr. Ken Thomas said. “This is an exciting time in the life of the College and the Fine Arts Division. We want and need the community’s support.

“I know that there are many talented performers in this area, and I challenge all of you to come to the auditions and lend a helping hand to make this musical performance a success. You may also support us by attending our events.”

For more information on auditions or the ESCC Fine Arts Division, contact Dr. Ken Thomas at (334) 347-2623 ext. 2319 or kthomas@escc.edu.

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