Seasoned and budding actors looking to entertain while honing their craft, are invited to audition for Lone Star College-Kingwood’s first fall production.
The theme for LSC-Kingwood’s 2017-2018 theatre season is “Legends and Magic”. The college is looking to cast students and community members with talent and energy for Hamilton Deane’s and John L. Balderston’s “Dracula.” Auditions are Aug. 30 and 31 from 6-9 p.m. on the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Main Stage.
“Due to the nature of this dramatic/thriller, I will be looking for performers who can evoke a wide-range of emotions physically and vocally, while maintaining clarity and volume, even in tense moments,” said Kalliope Vlahos, director of this production, and technical director and designer at LSC-Kingwood.
The production calls for eight actors, four men and four women, ages 18 and older. Role sizes vary from large to small, but each role is vital to the production. The auditions require prospective actors to bring a two-minute memorized dramatic monologue to present. After everyone has performed their monologues, they will split into pairs to work on and perform short scenes.
“Our auditions are very relaxed—everyone is there to support each other—and although some actors are vying for the same role, there is a true sense of camaraderie in our auditions,” said Eric Skiles, drama professor at LSC-Kingwood. “We welcome all students and community members to join us.”
“Dracula” is a 21st century look at a gothic classic. The production features Lucy Seward, whose father is the doctor in charge of an English sanitarium, stricken by a mysterious illness. Dr. Van Hesling, a specialist, believes the girl is the victim of a vampire, a sort of ghost that goes around at night sucking blood from its victims. The vampire is Count Dracula, whose ghost is laid to rest in a striking and novel manner.
“Dracula” will run Oct. 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on the PAC Main Stage. For more information on the auditions, contact Kalliope Vlahos at 281-312-1533 or email Kalliope.Vlahos@lonestar.edu.
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