AUDITIONS for The Wizard Of Oz
Freeport Players announce AUDITIONS for The Wizard Of Oz -- the musical based on the novel by L. Frank Baum and the beloved MGM movie. Roles for men and women ages 10 and up. Auditions will be held for leads and featured roles on FRIDAY MARCH 28 7-9pm and for ensemble and youth on SATURDAY MARCH 29 2-5pm. Both sessions will be at Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. Actors should be prepared to sing an excerpt from a song of their choice from the musical and may be asked to read from the script. Actors are encouraged to e-mail Elizabeth at email@example.com so we will know to expect you.
Annual Meeting/Party a big success
Over 60 volunteers, friends and supporters gathered at Freeport Community Center on Thursday, January 16, to reminisce about 2013 and kick off our year-long 25th Anniversary celebration. A delicious potluck supper started us off in true Community Theater style -- everyone working together and contributing to create the meal. Following the meal, Board President Cole Tamminen toasted the Players and acknowledged the many volunteers and supporters in attendance. The group enjoyed delicious cupcakes provided by Sam Hunneman while the Board conducted some quick business, including electing new Board member Scott Miller and officers Nancy Salmon (President), Judy Lloyd (Treasurer) and Betsy Roper (Secretary). We closed out the celebration with a showcase of our upcoming season, featuring an excerpt from ALMOST, MAINE performed by Alicia Ouellette Belmore and Jake Junkins; the monologue "Clear Glass Marbles" from TALKING WITH... performed by Carmela Castro; "Over The Rainbow", "If I Only Had A...", and "We're Off To See The Wizard" from THE WIZARD OF OZ, performed by Deidre Sachs, Scott Miller, Phil Chin and Chip Lawrence; and "Money, Money" from Cabaret (representing our Telethon-themed December variety show) performed by Simon Skold. They were backed by Gabby Vallee on piano. Thank you all for being part of this special event!
Freeport Players provides opportunities for local amateur actors to perform in roles often reserved for professionals. We involve members of our community in all aspects of the process, drawing on their talent and enthusiasm to create the "magic" of theater. Our volunteers are compensated for their time with fun, creative challenges, the chance to learn about the craft of theater, and, often, bonds of friendship that endure long after the curtain closes.
Your support makes a difference!
We are really proud of the work our volunteers do and we are grateful for the things our friends donate or loan to us to put on stage. But even with all that time and good will on the balance sheet, we rely on donations from people like you, people who have enjoyed what we do and know how important Freeport Players are to the community. As we strive to meet increasing costs and improve the experience we offer participants and audiences, we look to you for support.
To make a donation, you may either use the convenient, secure PayPal button below (you will be prompted to enter a donation amount), or mail your check or money order to Freeport Community Players, PO Box 483, Freeport, ME 04032.