'The Lost Colony' Announces Local Auditions for 2014 Season

Posted By on January 16, 2014

The Lost Colony announced today that local auditions for the 2014 production of the longest running outdoor symphonic drama in America will be held in early February.

Read on for the complete press release!

On Saturday, February 8, 2014 The Lost Colony will hold its local auditions for the upcoming summer season.  Local residents have long been a part of the production of America’s oldest Outdoor Symphonic Drama, and it is the hope of the production staff that this summer will carry on that tradition. 

Auditions will be held at The College of the Albemarle, Roanoke Island Campus (formery the Manteo Middle School). 

Registration opens at 8:40am and auditions start at 9:00am.

Lance Culpepper, Associate Producer for The Lost Colony has organized the auditions.  He will be joined by Director, Ira David Wood, III, Jimmie Lee Brooks, Choreographer, and Robert Midgette, Fight Director.  The casting team will be supported by volunteers from the organization who will help to provide a professional environment for the audition process.

Everyone attending the auditions is requested to bring a recent photograph and resume.  Additional information will be collected at the time of registration. 

Children must be a least six years of age and will be requested to perform a brief monologue or recite a poem. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children, but will not be allowed in the audition room.

Dancers should register and report to the gymnasium at 10:30am for dance movement auditions.  Appropriate dancewear and soft shoes are necessary for comfort and safety.  Be prepared for a variety of dance styles with the show’s choreographer. 

Actors and singers will audition at 1:00pm in the auditorium.  Everyone should prepare a one minute classical monologue, and singers should prepare 16 bars of music in the classical style.  An accompanist will be provided, but all auditionees must bring clearly marked sheet music in the right key. 

Actors and singers may register at any time prior to their audition time. 

The local auditions are part of the complete audition process that includes participation in the Institute of Outdoor Drama auditions held in Greenville, NC and the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Mobile, AL.  The show will be cast once all auditions are complete and the casting team has been able to compare notes and propose a company for the 2014 season. 

The Lost Colony will be performed on the stage of the Waterside Theatre located on the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site from May 30 through August 22, 2014.  Curtain time will be 8:00pm on Tuesdays through Saturday and at 7:30pm on Monday nights only.  The show is not performed on Sunday evenings.

'The Lost Colony' 2014 local auditions will be held on February 8 in Manteo.

‘The Lost Colony’ 2014 local auditions will be held on February 8 in Manteo.


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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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