Local Auditions for the 2017 Season of The Lost Colony!
On Saturday, February 18, 2017 The Lost Colony will hold local auditions for its upcoming 80th anniversary season! Local residents have long been a part of the production of America’s oldest Outdoor Symphonic Drama, and it is the hope of the production’s artistic staff that this summer will carry on that tradition. Auditions will be held at The College of the Albemarle, Roanoke Island Campus. Registration opens at 8:40 AM and auditions will begin at 9:00 AM.
Lance Culpepper, Associate Producer for The Lost Colony, has organized the auditions. He will be joined by Director, Ira David Wood, III, Music Director, McCrae Hardy, Choreographer, Pam Atha, and Fight Director, Robert Midgette. The casting team will be supported by volunteers from the organization who will help to provide a professional environment for the audition process.
Everyone attending the auditions is requested to bring a recent photograph and resume. Additional information will be collected at the time of registration. Children must be a least six years of age and will be requested to perform a brief monologue or recite a poem. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children, but will not be allowed in the audition room
Dancers should register and report to the gymnasium by 10:30 AM for dance movement auditions. Appropriate dancewear and soft shoes are necessary for comfort and safety. Please be prepared to demonstrate a variety of dance styles with the show’s choreographer. Actors and singers will audition at 1:00 PM in the auditorium. Everyone should prepare a one-minute classical monologue, and singers should prepare 16 bars of music in the classical style. An accompanist will be provided, but all auditionees must bring clearly marked sheet music in the right key.
Actors and singers may register at any time before 2:00pm. The local auditions are part of the complete audition circuit which also includes participation in the Institute of Outdoor Theatre auditions held in Greenville, NC and the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Lexington, KY. The show will be cast once all auditions are complete for the 2017 season.
The 80th Anniversary Season
of The Lost Colony is sponsored by PNC Bank.