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November 5th, 2013
November 14th through November 17th, Delta Center Stage will present Eugene O’Neill’s epic “Long Days Journey Into Night.” The cast will feature a number of MTA/SETC Award winning actors: MTA/SETC Best Actress Sonya Bixler will play Mary Tyrone, MTA Best Director Tim Bixler will play James Tyrone. MTA Best Supporting Actor Wade Chambers will play Jamie Tyrone. Attending the play in Greenville would be an investment…the play is long and will be performed with minimal cutting. If you are willing to invest the time to visit us, we will be happy to comp the admissions of anyone who holds a season ticket in support of any other community theatre in Mississippi. Just bring your season ticket with you and we will admit you free. All of the details are on the homepage of our website: http://www.deltastage.com/index1.html
If you haven’t yet experienced this rarely performed masterwork of American Theatre…if you can appreciate drama as literature and art…and you have the patience to sit still for 3 hrs, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Call with any questions. 662 820 5489
August 21st, 2013
Have you ever wanted to see your script come to life? Winners of the Mississippi Theatre Association’s Annual Playwriting Competition receive not only the chance to realize that dream during the annual festival, but also receive a check for their hard work. The winner of the Adult division will receive a $500 award while the winner of the Youth division will receive a $250 award. All scripts will have the opportunity to be reviewed by various judges throughout the state.
The goal of the Playwriting Competition is to promote and recognize unpublished playwrights in Mississippi by providing a channel for their work to be reviewed and performed in a workshop setting. Started 5 years ago, the Playwriting Competition was originally for adults; however, a year later the youth competition was started out of a demand for students to have the opportunity to submit their one-act plays. MTA always looks forward to the Playwriting Competition each year—many talented playwrights are native Mississippians—and therefore have opened the competition to natives of the Hospitality State as well.
The winning scripts for the 2013 Festival belonged to Chris Moore of Jackson and Treanna Bradley of Leakesville in the adult and youth division, respectively. MTA is now calling all Mississippi playwrights to submit their one-act plays to the annual competition.
For reference and the advancement of the playwrights and their work, MTA supplies a list of many of the scripts entered in past competition on the association’s Playwright’s Directory. The Directory as well as the guidelines for the competition can be found on the MTA website at www.mta-online.org. Scripts will be accepted until October 18, 2013.
MTA is sponsored in part by grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. For more information, visit the MTA playwriting competition site.
August 7th, 2013
Corinth Theatre-Arts’ upcoming production, “Whose Life Is It Anyway?”, is a drama that examines health care and end-of-life decisions when a sculptor is paralyzed in a car wreck and doesn’t want medical technology to keep him alive.
Performances are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 12-13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Crossroads Playhouse, 303 Fulton Drive, Corinth. Tickets, $6 for students and $12 for adults, are on sale at the Playhouse during business hours, 1-6 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays; by calling 662.287.2995 and at the door as available.
This play has earned CT-A’s Second Stage designation. It is rated “restricted” for mild language and mild adult content and is not recommended for children.
“’Whose Life Is It Anyway?’ is a conversation between the playwright and the audience about what it means to live life to the fullest and what it means to be a human. We see the frustrations Ken Harrison faces as a quadriplegic with no chance of using his limbs again. Through his sharp mind, he articulates his desire to attain personal freedom even at the cost of his own life,” said play director Cris Skinner, who also is CT-A’s artistic director. “This cerebral play brings a timely and serious conversation to CT-A’s audience through the discussions Ken has with his solicitor, the frank banter he has with a female physician and the arguments and sometimes laughter other hospital staff offer him through the course of their everyday duties.”
Cast members are Ken Harrison – Leland Hendrix; Sister Anderson – Cynthia Potter; Kay Sadler – Rebekah Fontaine; John – Jamey Nunley; Dr. Joan Scott – Hayley Anderson; Dr. Michael Emerson – Dan Marsh; Mrs. Gillian Boyle – Debi McKenzie; Philip Hill – Cody Daniels; Dr. Paula Travers – Stephanie Mullins; Peter Kershaw – Ronnie McNutt; Mr. Justice Millhouse – Randy Duke; Andrew Eden – Joe Wallace; and Dr. Barr – Paul Locke.
Written by British playwright and screenwriter Brian Clark, CT-A’s production of “Whose Life Is It Anyway?” is sponsored by Bailey Williams Realty and produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Ill.
For more information, call CT-A at 662.287.2995 or visit the CT-A website at corinththeatrearts.com.
August 7th, 2013
CORINTH, Miss. … Corinth Theatre-Arts closes its 2012-2013 season with its upcoming production of “Nunsense – The Mega-Musical Version.”
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 31 and June 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at CT-A, 303 Fulton Drive, Corinth. Tickets, $12 for adults and $6 for students, are available at 662.287.2995 or at the theatre, 1-6 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays.
Sponsored by Magnolia Regional Health Center, “Nunsense” wraps up the season’s theme of “Let the Arts Transport You” by taking the audience to the convent and school of Mt. St. Helen’s, Hoboken, N.J., said play director Cris Skinner
“The silliness of this musical borders on the madcap antics of Inspector Clouseau of the Pink Panther movies or perhaps envisions a play if Mel Brooks decided to do a musical about singing and dancing nuns,” said Skinner, who also is CT-A artistic director. “The nuns are trying to raise money after a catastrophic series of events has resulted in the burial of 52 of their convent. We wrestled with the serious subject of death in ‘Whose Life Is It Anyway?’ but in ‘Nunsense,’ death is handled with humor as the nuns struggle with being under-staffed, under-funded and under-appreciated. Everyone in the audience can relate to one of the characters. The songs are diverse and border on nearly every genre. With ‘Nunsense,’ we end our 2012-2013 season on a high note!”
Cast members are Reverend Mother Mary Regina (Mother Superior) – Cheryl Sproles; Sister Mary Hubert (Mistress of Novices) – Beverly Harris; Sister Robert Anne (streetwise nun from Brooklyn) – Linda Dixon; Sister Mary Amnesia (nun who lost her memory) – Lesley Petty; Sister Mary Leo (novice who wants to be a ballerina) – Emili Gann; Sister Julia, Child of God (convent cook) – Jan Soltz; Sister Mary Brendan (novice) – Jenny Jordan; Sister Mary Luke (novice) – Leah Petty; Sister Mary Wilhelm (convent nurse) – Tina Carreon; Brother Mary Virgil (Sister Leo’s brother) – Kennedy Curtis; Sister Mary Patrick (musical director/conductor) – Anita Temple; Sister Mary Sebastian (stage manager) – Jennifer Strachan; Brother Mary Timothy (assistant stage manager) – Aaron Dean; and Brother Mary Myopia (spotlight operator) – Leland Hendrix.
Musical director is Anita Temple, choreographer is Crystal Sweeney Scarbrough and Anita Climer is the accompanist.
A Main Stage production, “Nunsense” is appropriate for all audiences, but some of the situations and language are more appropriate for those over 13 years of age. “Nunsense: The Mega-Musical Version” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
August 7th, 2013
Subject: Carnivale PRESS RELEASE
WINGS Performing Arts of the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center proudly presents its annual Dinner/ Dessert Theatre production of “Carnivale!”
Join WINGS High School Senior Ensemble in this hilarious comedic romp through the world of Commedia del’ arte. The Carnivale performance is based on a set schema, or scenario—a basic plot, often a familiar story, upon which the actors improvise their dialogue. The actors are at liberty to tailor a performance for their audiences. This classic comedic style is the foundation of situation comedy and the origin of slapstick.
Come and meet the lovely Columbina who pines for the witty Arlechinno, who avoids her, for his master, Pantalone, the money-pinching miser, is in love with her – not for her heart or her beauty, but for her money she has inherited. Along with these three, you will also meet the lovers, who are more in love with themselves then the other, an inn-keeper, who runs the local bar, and the town doctor, who ignores his foolish son by drowning his sorrows.
Cast of Commedia/ Basel Characters: Arlechinno/Sloth -Mary McGravey; Isabella -Caitlyn Cowick; Pantalone/Idiot -Gracie Hayes ; Il Ditorre/Lizard -Kenny McGravey; Pedrolino -Dominique Howard; Brighella -Dayton Williams; Capitano- Ricky Johnson; Puchinello/Charles -Alexis McClellan; Tartaglia/Fatty -Cody Ghiloni; Columbina/Military -Dylan Reed; Zanni/Daisy- Alyssa Diamond.
Others Involved in the Production:
Director – Ryan Pierini; Producer – Tanya Prater; Lighting Designer – Rob Rettig; Lighting Technician – Kyle Overmyer;
Maitre d – Sarah Grammar; Sound – Joseph Williams.
WINGS Performing Arts Building – Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
246 Dolan Ave.
Gulfport, MS 39507
Dessert Theatre – Thursday June 6 at 7 PM and Sunday June 9 at 2 PM – Tickets $15
Dinner Theatre – Saturday June 8 at 7 PM – Tickets $25
January 2nd, 2013
Theatre for Youth Festival
January 18, 2013
Joe Cook Elementary School
Below is a listing of the schedule of tentative events for the Mississippi Theatre Association’s annual festival. The Theatre for Youth Festival is free of charge. Schools will be bussed in for this event as well. The Secondary and Community Theatre Festival being held at MUW is also open to the public. General admission is $5 for a block of shows (morning, afternoon or evening), $15 for the entire day of shows and $25 for the entire weekend of shows.
8:00 a.m. Where’s Charlie? Oak Grove High Theatre
8:40 a.m. Storyville Pearl River Central High School
9:20 a.m. The Great Watershed Caper Perk Players MGCCC
10:00a.m. Alice in Wonderland Greene Grove
10:55a.m. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Actor’s Playhouse
11:35a.m. Amelia Earhart Rankin Theatre/Drama Harmonies
12:30p.m. Don’t Say Macbeth Merry Street Players of the Company
2:15p.m. Awards Presentations
December 19th, 2012
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October 2nd, 2012
Only a few more days to register for the MTA Theatre Workshop in Columbus!
The Mississippi Theatre Association will host a Theatre Workshop
designed for individuals interested in learning more about theatre arts and theatre management on October 5-6. The day and a half workshop designed for community theatre members and school teachers provides professional development sessions and an opportunity to network with others from around the state. Attendees will learn more about their craft and learn how to effectively promote and manage their theatre programs. Attendees will also be able to tour facilities being used during the 2013 Festival. With a combination of joint and concurrent sessions, attendees will have a wide variety of sessions specific to their interests. For more information visit our website at http://www.mta-online.org
. REGISTRATION CLOSES WEDNESDAY.
Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to participate in a master class presented by members of the Tut’Zanni Theatre Company.
Master Class by the Tut’Zanni Theatre Company. The Italian Tut’Zanni Ensemble is made up of six working artists who reunited to devise their ideal form of theatre. These artists met in 2006 while studying physical theatre at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. They learned commedia dell’arte from the source under a variety of European and Italian actors and professors. Since that time, these actors, actresses and directors have been creating, performing and teaching all over the world. Tut’Zanni is a true collective ensemble that consists of professionals in the fields of mask, voice, physical theatre, improvisation, directing and acting for various types of film. This ensemble gave them the opportunity to join forces and spread their love of commedia dell’arte as far as they could reach!Participants will learn more about commedia dell’arte as well as general physical and vocal mask techniques and skill, improvisation and how commedia can be applicable to other types of theatre, i.e. Shakespeare, modern-day theatre, musicals, etc. This will show the relationship of commedia to the world of acting and why it is so important as a form.
August 23rd, 2011
Paid, Professional Acting Jobs
Actors, singers and dancers can audition for 550+ roles with 29 professional companies simultaneously at the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Fall Professional Auditions, Sun., Sept. 11 and Mon., Sept. 12, 2011, in Atlanta, GA at the Hilton Atlanta
Airport. Registration and detailed information: http://www.setc.org/theatre/professional/fall-proauditions.
Qualifiers are available on Sat., Sept. 10 for grad and undergrad students who are finishing study by Dec. with a minimum of one professional performance. Call SETC Central Office (336) 272-3645 if you have questions.
- Cost to register: $45 by 8/28; $60 for walk-ins on 9/11.
- Deadline to pre-register: August 28th. Walk-in applications accepted onsite after the deadline. You will be given audition number in advance if pre-registered. Call (336) 272-3645 or email email@example.com
if you have questions.
- Casting needs: varies by theatre – ages 19 to seniors; non-musical, singers and dancers; including leads, ensemble and character
- Pay scale: varies by theatre: estimate $350-$1,000 per week – plus room and board.
- Union status: Non-Equity, some AEA.
Employment is for 2011/2012 for fall, winter and early spring season productions at non-equity, LORT, and equity theatres across the United
States – includes touring and dinner theatres, repertory and stock companies, cruise ships and entertainment venues. Application required. Actor/singer auditions begin at 8:30 AM and continue until same-day callbacks are complete; dancer auditions begin after group auditions and continue until callbacks are complete.
The Southeastern Theatre Conference is in its 63rd year of connecting professionals to theatre opportunity.
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