The month of July is normally a recharging month for community theaters; that being said, there are still plenty of things to look forward to. Out Front on Main, Murfreesboro Little Theatre, Center for the Arts, Arts Center for Cannon County and Stones River Theatre Company have some interesting and exciting things to promote.
Out Front on Main has auditions for The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. George Manus will be directing this play by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Auditions are going to be July 8-9 from 6-8 p.m. To save you some stress, this audition will have cold readings from the script, so no need to memorize monologues or anything like that. This show is a dark comedy that tells the story of a court case over the fate of Judas Iscariot. The show dates will be Aug. 23-Sept. 2, so make sure you can commit to all the rehearsals and shows before you show up. Visit outfrontonmain.com to keep up with all that this theater is doing. Out Front has a little bit of everything for everyone with not only theatrical performances but comedians and karaoke nights.
Murfreesboro Little Theatre (MLT) also has a lot going on this month. Running July 9-21, there will be a Youth Summer Camp where your kid(s) will be able to learn how to put on makeup, perform stage combat, learn the basics of auditioning, and at the end of the camp, the kids put on a show for parents. The last day to sign up for this great opportunity is July 9, and it is available to children from the ages of 4-12.
She Loves Me, directed by Andy Ford, will run July 13-15, 20-22 and 27-29. You will recognize this show from the much-loved movie, You’ve Got Mail. For those who do not know the story, you will fall in love with the conflicted coworkers, Georg and Amalis who despise each other. They find comfort in their anonymous pen pals, not knowing that their pen pals are each other. This show is a romantic comedy, so men if you are looking for a great reasonably priced date, this is the show to see. Not only will it save you money, it will earn you brownie points with your lady. To make reservations for this musical, visit mltarts.com.
The Center for the Arts will hold auditions for Willy Wonka Jr. from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7, and 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 8. The auditions are for children entering the second grade through age 18. Come prepared to read selections from the show, sing 16-bars of a song similar to those found in Willy Wonka Jr. and do some improvisation. For more information, call (615) 904-ARTS or email email@example.com.
The Center will also be doing a three-week senior session camp for all rising 7th-12th grade students. Directed by Bill Stewart, your child will be sure to learn many new things about the theater world. The dates for this camp are July 9-27 with a performance to show off their newly learned talents July 28.
The youth show 13 the Musical, directed by Kim Powers, will be shown July 13-29. This show is about 13-year-old Evan Goldman whose parents have gotten divorced. He forced to move from New York to a small Indiana town. This show is a story of a young man trying to find his place in the world while dealing with a troubled home situation. This is a hilarious musical for all ages and for those who are discovering just what it means to be cool.
The Arts for Cannon County will be performing Legally Blonde, directed by Mary Ellen Smith. Elle Woods is naturally blonde (an important distinction). She’s also super-popular, an honor student, president of her sorority, runner-up for Miss Hawaiian Tropic, and Miss June in the CULA campus calendar. Legally Blonde takes you from the social flurry of a California campus to Harvard’s halls of justice. Performance dates ate July 6-21. Visit artscenterofcc.com for more information.
Aug. 3-5 will be the very first show of the newly created Stones River Theatre Company. They will be performing Jekyll and Hyde in Concert directed by Logan Huber, it will be shown at MTSU in Hinton Hall. Aug. 3 and 4 shows will start at 7 p.m. and Aug. 5th will start at 2pm. Tickets are $15.
In a nutshell, this will be a great month to go see a show. Take your pick of the genre of show you want, then come out and support. Feel free to browse boropulse.com to read the reviews of the shows later this month, and don’t hesitate to leave comments. We would love to hear back from you!