'The Lost Colony' Announces 2015 Outer Banks Local Auditions

Posted By on February 16, 2015

Heads up Outer Banks actors! Local auditions for the upcoming season of The Lost Colony will be held this Saturday in Manteo. Read on for the full press release!

'The Lost Colony' local auditions

On Saturday, February 21, 2015 The Lost Colony will hold 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 (formally the Manteo Middle School).  Registration opens at 8:40 AM and auditions start at 9:00 AM.

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 by 10:30 AM for dance movement auditions.  Appropriate dancewear and soft shoes are necessary for comfort and safety.  Please be prepared to demonstrate a variety of dance styles with the show’s choreographer. 

Actors and singers will audition at 1:00 PM 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, which also includes participation in the Institute of Outdoor Theatre auditions held in Greenville, NC and the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Chattanooga, TN. 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 2015 season.

The Lost Colony will be performed on the stage of the Waterside Theatre located on the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site from May 29, 2015 through August 22, 2015

Beginning this year, curtain time will be 7:30 PM for all performances. 

The show is performed Monday-Saturday evenings.


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