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Auditions for Actors Community Theatre’s summer productions of Young Abe Lincoln and The Secret Garden will take place at Lincoln Amphitheatre on Wednesday, April 4th from 6:30-8pm CST. Children and adults ages 8 and up will be permitted to audition.

Those auditioning should come prepared with a 30-60 second cut from a musical theatre song demonstrating a range of their vocal ability, and a list of all conflicts. Auditionees should also be prepared for cold readings from a script and dance auditions. Please wear appropriate attire for dancing(especially teens & young adults).

Additional auditions will be held at Studio 321 in Evansville and the Jasper Arts Center.

We are also seeking musicians for our orchestra for The Secret Garden. We’re in need of those who can play: Keyboards, Woodwinds, Reeds, Trumpet, Trombone, Horns, Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass, & Percussion. All interested musicians should inquire at any audition date or by contacting the director.

Performances for Young Abe Lincoln will be July 5-7 and 12-14 at Lincoln Amphiteatre.
Performances for The Secret Garden will be July 26-29 at the Jasper Arts Center.

Those auditioning will be able to audition for both shows or a single show of their choice. Rehearsal schedules for each show will be coordinated to allow for ample rehearsal time with each cast, making it easier to perform with both musicals!

For further questions, please contact Jasmine Ruckriegel at (812) 661-8439 or Kensington Blaylock Eck at (812) 456-8719.

Join us for an exciting summer!

About the Shows:

Young Abe Lincoln
Make plans this summer to bring the remarkable story of a young Abraham Lincoln to life on stage. Set in the woods of his boyhood home at the picturesque Lincoln Amphitheatre, this special Encore edition of the 30th anniversary production of Young Abe Lincoln is a playful story chronicling the events that shaped our 16th president as he grew up in Southern Indiana. This heartwarming and adventurous musical is sure to be a great experience for everyone involved.

The Secret Garden
Character Descriptions

This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers”, spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

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