2018-19 Season Auditions

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas

by Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson
Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson

Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for A Charlie Brown Christmas, by Charles M. Schultz, based on the animated television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson and adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer, by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson.

Performances will be December 13 – December 22, 2018

Auditions will be on October 22 and 23, 2018, at Newnan Theatre Company at 6.30 pm

Auditions will consist of readings from the script and some basic singing exercises. No readings or songs need to be prepared. All roles will be cast for actors ages 11 – 13.

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Charlie Brown – the legendary “loser” kid

Linus – philosophical, intelligent, Lucy’s little brother who carries a security blanket

Lucy – Charlie Brown’s age, a “fussbudget,” bully, and all-around bossy girl

Sally – Charlie Brown’s little sister, hopelessly in love with Linus


Snoopy – Charlie Brown’s pet beagle, who has a personality all his own

Pig Pen – Charlie Brown’s friend, who always seems to be messy

Freida – Lucy’s friend, who loves the fact she has naturally curly hair


Schroeder – Charlie Brown’s friend, fascinated with Beethoven and playing the piano

Violet – Lucy’s friend and cohort in fuss budgeting

Patty – Lucy’s friend

Shermy – Charlie Brown’s friend.

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Newnan Theatre Company does not charge production fees of any kind to any performer to take part in our productions. 

All roles are non-equity/non-paying.
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If you have questions about these auditions or any production please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org.


Down the Road

by Lee Blessing

Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for Lee Blessing’s Down the Road on Monday and Tuesday, September 24th and 25th, 2018 at 7:30 pm. The show has a three-person cast, and will be held in the NTC Black Box arena. 

The show centers on a convicted serial killer and the husband and wife writing team hired to help him write an account of his crimes. The killer, Bill Reach, has admitted to the murders of nineteen women, but there may have been more. Over many weeks of interviews, the couple—Dan and Iris Henniman—grow more and more uncertain of the ethics of what they are doing. Are they simply relating terrifying events, or are they helping readers consume rape, murder and mutilation as if they are consuming any other product of our society? Are they, in fact, helping to turn Bill Reach into a celebrity? 

This show is a gritty drama, and is not for everyone, but does focus on many topics currently in the news. Is there a need for criminals to reach celebrity status? Do we focus more on the “star power” than the act itself? Should we be turning heinous criminal acts into everyday events?

The show will be directed by Lance Smith, and will open on November 8, 2018, and run through November 18th. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. 

Available roles are :

Iris Henniman – early 30’s, freelance writer

Dan Henniman – 30’s, freelance writer, married to Iris

William “Bill” Reach – late 20’s a serial killer

Auditions will be held at Newnan Theatre Company, 24 First Avenue, Newnan, Georgia. Each night will begin at 7.30 pm. It is not mandatory for those auditioning to be present both nights. 

Newnan Theatre Company does not charge production fees of any kind to a performer to take part in our productions. All roles are non-Equity/non-paying.

If you have questions about these auditions or any production please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org.