"A Seussified Christmas Carol" runs 12/6/18 - 12/16/18. Thurs-Sat, 7pm & Sun, 2pm
Calling all young thespians ages 8 and up! The Tom Zbyszewski Children’s Theater at The Merc Playhouse announces auditions for the beloved children’s classic, Charlotte’s Web.
Director Jane Orme will be auditioning parts for all of the enchanting characters recalled from the story: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte.
No experience and no prepared readings necessary.
Must be 8-years-old on or before December 16th in order to audition.
Pages of script will be handed out at auditions.
Bring your calendar to auditions and be prepared to list rehearsal conflicts!
Rehearsals begin in early January, and performances run March 15th – 24th.
For more information call 509.997.7529 or email us!
For the first time ever, The Merc Playhouse is selling Season Tickets in advance!
Regular Price Season Ticket: One Reserved Seat** for each Center Stage Production
$72 / person
Friend of the Merc Season Ticket*: One Reserved Seat** for each Center Stage Production
$60 / person
*Purchased with a minimum donation of $300.
Individual Show Ticket Prices
Advance Online Sales
$18 Adult General Admission
$20 Adult Reserved Seats
$5 Youth General Admission
$7 Youth Reserved Seats
At The Door Sales
$20 All Adult General Admission
$5 All Youth General Admission
Reader's Theater Prices
At The Door, General Admission
**Please note that all unoccupied reserved seats are released to general admission 5 minutes before showtime.
Left to right: Amy Sweet, Matt Draggoo, Laurelle Walsh
Sharla Lynn, Marc Holm, Mary Kiesau
Tony Love, Matt Armbrust
From the Director, Missi Smith
Audiences will enjoy Bike America regardless of whether they've ever been on a bike, or on a bike trip across the USA. The play tells the story of Penny, a Millennial, a curious seeker whose character represents a longing many of us can relate to. The theme of self-discovery is ubiquitous, no matter what generation you claim, and while Bike America is an outrageous comedy, it also presents thought-provoking content about love, acceptance, individuality, and the quest for identity. We've warned you that the language and themes are adult, but f-bombs aside, this play brings a contemporary, real-life story to our stage with relatable, quirky, and lovable characters who try to help Penny along her journey. You'll enjoy seeing the cast bring them to life onstage. And then there's the bikes! What fun it has been to create the biking world onstage. 4000 miles and you never have to leave your seat. You don't want to miss that.
Casting a minimum of 8 people, ages 15 through adults. Come to auditions with a prepared song of your choice, up to 2 minutes long. Please bring your own accompaniment or plan to sing a cappella. Rehearsals will begin mid-August and the show opens October 12th. This is a concert-style presentation of the well-loved musical. Actors will be performing all of the doo-woppin' music and delivering the laughs in a scaled-down version created to fit The Merc stage.
For more information email the director, Kish, or call 509.997.7529
Megan Fox Hicks & Kathryn Stahl
August 6 - 11, 2018
Musical Theater Camp focuses on theater performance for kids with training in acting, singing, and dancing. Campers learn backstage fundamentals such as set building and costuming. Join us for a fun, active, and exciting week in which campers will all receive a part in Disney’s The Lion King, Kids while polishing their skills for two performances at the end of the week. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a sack lunch and your water bottle, and join us for a musical-filled week!
A $75, non-refundable deposit is due at registration. To register, call 997-7529 or email Missi Smith. Partial scholarships available. Call now to reserve your spot!
Final Performances of Disney’s The Lion King, Kids are open the public, admission by donation. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
Calling all actors or want-to-be actors!!
Who: Adults ages 25ish to 45ish, Males & Females
What: Auditions for our Summer 2018 Production of Bike America, directed by Missi Smith.
Where: The Merc Playhouse
When: Wednesday, April 11th & Thursday, April 12th at 7:00 PM
Bike America, by Micheal Lew, is "a wildly theatrical picturesque journey that crams the entire continent into one production." Perfect for The Methow - folks riding bicycles from Boston to California and finding themselves along the route. This show promises to be a terrific way to spend your early summer - think trainer bikes onstage, a lot of laughter, and some really cool contemporary and contemplative acting. Casting for 1 or 2 women and 3 men. The ability to ride a bike is not a requirement, kind of. You'll remain stationary at least. But cast members will be in spandex! Haven't you always wanted to wear spandex onstage?!
No need to prepare a reading...just come to auditions ready to read the pages provided. Email Missi or call 997-7529 for more information.
Rehearsals begin the week of May 14th. Opening night is Friday, July 13th and the production runs through July 22nd. Come join the fun!
Not interested in acting onstage? We also need a Stage Manager & 2 tech booth operators for this production. Please contact Missi if you are interested in participating backstage!
All students ages 8 and up are invited to audition for our spring production of Rikki Tikki Tavi, directed by Jane Orme & Missi Smith. Come to either day of auditions dressed in comfortable clothes, wearing shoes that are easy to move around in, and ready to read pages from the script. No previous acting experience is necessary to audition.
Things to bring:
Rehearsals begin March 1st. Performances begin April 27th and run two weekends.
There is a $45 costume fee to participate. Includes a production t-shirt. Partial scholarships available.
Email Missi with any additional questions at email@example.com.
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