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Try out for ‘Scrooged in Astoria’

Open auditions for holiday production held Oct. 8 and 9

Published on September 28, 2017 7:23AM

Nate Bucholz, left, and Dena Tuveng in a past production of “Scrooged in Astoria.”

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Nate Bucholz, left, and Dena Tuveng in a past production of “Scrooged in Astoria.”

ASTORIA — The Astor Street Opry Company is proud to announce its holiday production of “Scrooged in Astoria,” written by local playwright Judith P. Niland, with original music by Philip Morill. The show will be directed by Bill Carr, with musical direction by ChrisLynn Taylor.

Stylized as a 1960s-style holiday TV special, this show will take audiences through a magical tale of love, loss and renewal, loosely based on “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, but with characters straight out of company’s long-running summer melodrama “Shanghaied in Astoria.” The show even has singing commercials written by ChrisLynn Taylor!

Open auditions will be held 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, and Monday, Oct. 9, at the Astoria Street Opry Company Playhouse. Rehearsals will begin the following week.

No previous theater or music experience is necessary for any of the parts for more than 26 actors and actresses, boys and girls (ages 12 and older, please). We specialize in working with those who always dreamed of being a stage performer, as well as with stage veterans.

Performance dates will be 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 1 through 23. There will be two Sunday matinees: 2 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17. The house opens 30 minutes before each performance.

The company Playhouse would be a great place to hold your next family or company holiday party. But call soon — seats are filling up! For information about booking a Christmas party, call Taylor at 503-440-9002.

The Astor Street Opry Company is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 community theater organization. It is your support that keeps year-round community theater programming for all ages alive and thriving in Clatsop County.

For more information, contact Director Bill Carr at billcarrasoc@gmail.com. For tickets, call 503-325-6104.

Learn more about the company at astorstreetoprycompany.com, or find us on Facebook.


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