Albany Civic Theater – Albany, OR

Albany Civic Theater - Albany, OR

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The 72nd Annual Albany Civic Theater Holiday Telethon (Special Event)

Directed by: Michael Winder

Audition Dates: Nov. 1 – 2, 2022 (at 7:00 pm)

Performances: Dec. 9, 10(m at 2:00 pm), 10, 2022

Join us in celebrating the season and local theater with The 72nd Annual Albany Civic Theater Holiday Telethon! Featuring a cavalcade of local stars performing holiday favorites, in the variety show style of a classic Jerry Lewis telethon. Fun for the whole family!
 
Audition information:
The Holiday Telethon will be a collection of holiday-themed short acts in the 3-5 minute range each, all seamlessly segued between by the host. Essentially, a variety show. The acts may be songs, dances, short scenes from classic plays or films, or even juggling fire-breathing elves. (Note: Fire not permitted on stage. Or real elves.)
 
Auditioners should prepare 1-2 minutes of material from the holiday-themed piece you would perform in the actual show, or an equivalent piece that demonstrates your capabilities. You can audition individually or as part of a group, depending on the act.
 
The director is hoping for a mix of genuine holiday entertainment that would make Santa smile, and awesomely terrible kitsch that would make him wince. Maybe 2/3 genuine entertainment, 1/3 Gong Show nonsense, just to give you a feel for what you’re getting yourself into.
 
A note about the “awesomely terrible” material being requested: This is not a request for lazy garbage. If anything, the audition bar to clear is higher for these types of acts. The comedy should be carefully crafted and delivered, even as it looks bad or weird. If you choose this route, expect some additional constructive scrutiny in the audition process.
 
Since this show is a collection of separate bits, we will not have a traditional group rehearsal process. Performers, if chosen, will be expected to rehearse on their own, with periodic check-ins with the director, either in person or via the internet. We will all meet and rehearse in person during tech week, roughly Dec. 5-8.
 
For any questions about the show, your proposed piece, what constitutes “awesomely terrible,” or anything else, please contact the director, Michael Winder, at winder.michael@gmail.com.

Director

Michael Winder has performed and directed for various local community theater stages since 2011. His last ACT show was “The 39 Steps” in 2013. More recent productions include “Constellations,” “Sea Wall,” and “I Am My Own Wife.”

Director’s email: winder.michael@gmail.com

Cast of Characters

TBD

9 to 5, the Musical

Book by Patricia Resnick
Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton

Directed by: Christi E. Sears & Mirinda Keeling

Performances: TBD

9 to 5, the Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover. 

Director

Christi E. Sears has a string of hit musicals and plays to her credit, including: Mamma Mia!The Addams FamilyAnnie, Big FishShrekYoung FrankensteinAvenue QThoroughly Modern MillieCurtainsSteel MagnoliasThe ProducersThe Music ManHello, Dolly!The Rocky Horror ShowPirates of PenzanceInto the WoodsYou’re a Good Man, Charlie BrownBell, Book and CandleAuntie Mame, and Greater Tuna at ACT. Christi also directed at CCT: CinderellaDamn Yankees, and Little Shop of Horrors. A long-time administrative member at ACT, Christi has served three terms as president and two terms as treasurer. She currently is our Cheer and Condolence Manager. Christi resides in Albany and has worked for over 24 years as the Accounting Manager at Palm Harbor Homes.

Director’s email: cirsey@comcast.net

Cast of Characters

Violet: Kellie McMahon
Doralee: Tamara Merry
Judy: Melissa Gutierrez
Franklin Hart: Ray Phipps (TBD)/Douglas Hambley (TBD)
Roz Keith: Kim Garwood
Joe: Hunter Gutierrez
Dwayne: John Ross
Josh: Adam Keeling
Missy: Mirinda Keeling
Maria: Olivia Pereyra
Dick: Douglas Hambley (TBD)/Ray Phipps (TBD)
Kathy: Aly Fisher
Margaret: Christa Tillman
Tinsworthy: Tom Martin
Bob Enright: Nick Eckstein
Candy Striper: Teza Ross
New Employee: Rozanna Eckstein
Intern: Kayla Stokesbary
Cop: Kristen Marcoux
Doctor: Mackenzie Rolf
Detective: Jacob Stokesbary
Dancers: Payton Davis, Max Koberstein, Justice ColeTBD

Show Title

by Somebody Amazing

Directed by: Super Volunteer

Audition Dates: 1, 2, 8, 9, 10(m), 14, 15, 16, 17(m), 21, 22, 23

Performances: Dates r 1, 2, 8, 9, 10(m), 14, 15, 16, 17(m), 21, 22, 23

 

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Director

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Cast of Characters

Leading Player– Jay K
Monkey– H. P. P.
LLama– O. P. Bundle
Turkey- A. J. Scott

Awesome Show

by Somebody Like Me

Directed by: Super Duper Volunteer

Performances: Dates r 1, 2, 8, 9, 10(m), 14, 15, 16, 17(m), 21, 22, 23

 

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Director

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Cast of Characters

Leading Player– Jay K
Monkey– H. P. P.
LLama– O. P. Bundle
Turkey- A. J. Scott