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College of Southern Maryland Offers Auditions for Fall Theater Season

The College of Southern Maryland has four in-house productions on tap for its fall theater schedule. Auditions are open to the public and will take place in August.

Auditions for the four plays will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9 in the Fine Arts Center Theatre on the La Plata Campus.

Roles for performers 8 years of age and older are available for a Children's Theatre performance of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” and the Main Stage musical “Pinocchio.” Actors 18 years of age and older are needed for Main Stage's “The Runner Stumbles” and Cause Theatre's “Benched.” Those interested should prepare a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song with music for the accompanist (no a cappella). Come dressed to move.

Visit http://www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theatre-and-dance/auditions/index for more information on the August auditions.

“The Runner Stumbles,” by Milan Stitt, is based on an actual turn-of-the-century trial for the murder of a nun in a remote parish in Michigan.

Performances at the La Plata Campus will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 15, 8 p.m. Sept. 9, 10 and 16, and 3 p.m. Sept. 17.

“Benched,” by Allyson Currin, follows three women who meet every day at the same park bench to laugh, commiserate and complain about the challenges of motherhood.

There will be performances of the play at all three CSM campuses. Shows at the La Plata Campus at 8730 Mitchell Road will be 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 8 p.m. Sept. 23 and 3 p.m. Sept. 24. The Prince Frederick Campus at 115 J. W. Williams Road will host the performance at 2:30 p.m., Sept. 29. The show will be at 8 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Leonardtown Campus at 22950 Hollywood Road.

“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” dramatized by Joseph Robinette, is a dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreating the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia.

Shows at the La Plata Campus will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8.

“Pinocchio,” written by CSM Technical Director H. Keith Hight with music and lyrics by W. Stokes, is the classic tale of the wooden puppet who wanted to be a real boy. It is a new musical and theatrical adaptation based on the original novel by Carlo Collodi.

Performances will be held at the La Plata Campus at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17, 8 p.m. Nov. 11, 12 and 18, and 3 p.m. Nov. 19.

The college's rich blend of offerings can satisfy any appetite for art. All three CSM campuses present a variety of artistic expressions, from stage productions to pottery. For information, visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/ .

The box office for all three campuses is in the Fine Arts Center on the La Plata Campus. To reach the box office, call 301-934-7828 or email BxOffc@csmd.edu .

 

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CSM Fall Production Auditions. 6-8 p.m. Aug. 8-9. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM is holding auditions for its fall productions, including Main Stage Theatre's “The Runner Stumbles” and “Pinocchio,” Children's Theatre's “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and Cause Theatre's “Benched.” Performers should prepare a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song with music for the accompanist (no a cappella). Come dressed to move. Roles for ages 8 and up. Visit http://www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theatre-and-dance/auditions/index.

 

 

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