Auditions For You Can't Take It With You Are June 2-3

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Back Alley Productions will host auditions for the classic family comedy “You Can’t Take It With You” at the Colonnade Performing Arts Center on Monday, June 2, and Tuesday, June 3, from 6-8 p.m. All ages are invited to audition and no previous experience is required.  Participants may be asked to stay and read for specific roles.  

The Colonnade is at 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold.

Nineteen actors are needed to make up Alice Sycamore’s family — and the many people they “consider family” who just live there, including a Russian immigrant and an icebox man who came inside eight years to talk to Mr. Sycamore and, for some reason, never left

After auditions, the cast selection will be announced on Thursday, June 5, by noon on the Back Alley Productions Facebook page, through email and on the website at www.backalleyproductions.org.

Rehearsal dates are set for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-9:30 p.m., with a technical rehearsal run set for the week of July 23-26, each rehearsal running from 6-10 p.m. Performance dates are July 25 , 26 and Aug, 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee at 1 p.m. on Aug. 2.

“You Can’t Take It With You” won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was adapted for the screen in 1938, winning the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director. The production is done in association with Dramatist Play Services and is written by George Kaufman and Moss Hart.  

For more information, call director Kaylee Smith at 706.621-2870.


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