Auditions planned for JCCT production


Jackson County Community Theatre has announced auditions for "It’s a Wonderful Life — A Live Radio Play," adapted by Joe Landry and directed by John Hardaway, are Oct. 4 and 5.

This is a "show within a show" and is an excellent and fun opportunity for actors, including those who love to do different voices, according to a news release from the theater.

Ring in the holiday season with Frank Capra’s classic film brought to life as a 1946 radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials and live foley artists.

George Bailey, a man with all of the right stuff except luck, takes stock of his life one fateful Christmas Eve. His feckless guardian angel, Clarence, shows him success can be measured in many ways, leading to an ending warmer than a hot mug of cocoa on a cold winter’s night.

Auditions are open to the community, and parts may be cast with actors of any ethnicity. All actors should be at least 18 at the time of auditions. Auditions, rehearsals and performances are at Royal Off-the-Square Theatre, 121 W. Walnut St., Brownstown.

JCCT directors and staff will be taking precautions to protect the health of participants at auditions, rehearsals and during the show. Auditions will be by appointment from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the above dates.

An audition time may be scheduled by visiting, clicking on “auditions” and picking an available time slot on either Sunday or Monday evening. Auditions also may be scheduled by calling 812-358-5228 to schedule. Face masks will be required at auditions but can be removed while reading.

Parts are available for two women and three men who will portray all of the characters, plus two actors who can be men or women who act as foleys. Foleys are prop and sound effects people in the radio studio.

The actors will be in minimal contact onstage. Since they are portraying radio artists in front of microphones, no physical contact (fights, hugs, etc.) will be necessary.

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