Open auditions set for melodrama dinner show

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Open auditions set for melodrama dinner show

Rob Vanya -- July 16, 2013


PASADENA, Texas – The San Jacinto College theatre and film department will hold open public auditions for “Ripshod’s Revenge,” a family oriented melodrama dinner show.

Auditions will be held on July 31 and Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. for major roles, and on Aug. 12 at 9 p.m. for minor roles. Auditions will be held in the Powell Arena Theatre on the San Jacinto College Central Campus, located at 8060 Spencer Hwy., in Pasadena. The auditions are open for anyone in the community and enrollment at San Jacinto College is not required. Materials need not be prepared in advance, and anyone auditioning should dress to move.

Fifteen male and female actors, ages 12 to 82 are needed. “Anyone interested in acting, with little or no experience, or those who are seasoned professionals can audition for the show,” commented Dr. Jerry Ivins, Central Campus theatre department chair. “It’s a great opportunity for the whole family to be on stage.”

Rehearsals for the show begin on Friday, Aug. 2 and run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. The performance opens on Sept. 4 and runs through Sept. 7.

This is the Central Campus’ 20th year to present a dinner show melodrama, a type of interactive, improvisational play in which the audience is encouraged to shout their support of the hero, and disapproval of the villain, by throwing popcorn.

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