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Auditions open for spring folklife play

Published 11:29am Friday, February 21, 2014

The Brundidge Historical Society will hold auditions for the spring performance of “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” from 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday at the We Piddle Around Theater in downtown Brundidge.
Les Jackson, chairman of the play committee, said most cast members will be returning but there are several opportunities for those who would like to be a part of Alabama’s Official Folklife Play.
“Wayne Duckworth, the choral director at Pike County High School, will direct the play this season,” Jackson said. “We are excited to have someone with Wayne’s experience and talent. We are looking forward to a great season under his leadership.”
Jackson said no previous stage experience is necessary to audition.
“We don’t consider ourselves actors, just storytellers,” he said. “We have a lot of fun and it’s rewarding to be a part of the on-going efforts to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of our community and something so many people enjoy.”
Jackson said play roles are available for boys and girls, ages 8 to 12 and for teenagers through age 16.
“We have openings in our choirs and especially need adult male and female singers,” he said. “We also need lead singers, male and female.”
Musicians who play the harmonica, banjo, mandolin and dulcimer are encouraged to attend the audition on Sunday.
Tickets for the spring production of “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” will go sale Wednesday at studio 116 in downtown Brundidge or by calling 334-735-3125 or 334-685-5524.
Play dates are April 3, 4 and 5 and 10, 11 and 12. Tickets are $25 and include the pre-show, a full, country-style supper and the award-winning, two-act play.

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