Happy Holidays to all our WCT members and their families! We hope you have had a wonderful holiday season! As we say goodbye to 2012 and ring in 2013, we are already beginning to work on our plans for WCT's summer show, "Brigadoon!" We hope you are all as excited to welcome back the very talented Barry Wood to WCT's director chair.
Recently, at a board meeting, Barry shared with the board why he decided to take up the director's seat to bring "Brigadoon" to the WCT stage. As we know, Barry is a big fan of shows with lots of choral music. "Brigadoon" brings to the table a multitude of choral numbers, both for male and female singers, and many combined numbers as well. He is hoping for a large turnout for chorus members, so warm up your pipes, people! There are non-singing speaking parts as well for those who are interested. Barry also mentioned that if someone is auditioning for chorus only and has participated in a past WCT show, there is no need for that person to sing for the audition.
In case you are not familiar with the synopsis of the show, here is a little information. "Brigadoon" stars two young men from New York, who happen to become lost in a desolate part of Scotland. Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas happen upon the town of Brigadoon, a sort of fantasy land for the young city dwellers. Brigadoon is behind time times, with its residents wearing 18th century clothing and selling their wares in the street. Tommy becomes enraptured with Fiona, and Jeff with Meg. The problem is, the town of Brigadoon only becomes existent in the world for one day each century. During this day, the men find out about a threat to the town and Tommy is presented with a choice: whether to stay forever with his new found love, or return to New York and his former unsatisfying life. Will he stay or will he go? Come in June to find out!
The main characters in this show include the two New York men: Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas, the Scottish Lasses: Fiona MacLaren, and Meg Brockie. Other supporting roles include: Jeannie MacLaren, Charlie Dalrymple, and Harry Beaton, who plays the villain in this story. Every good show has to have a good villain!
Audition information for the show is as follows: Monday, Tuesday, March 18-19 at First Presbyterian Church from 6:30-8:30. If you would like to audition for one of the singing roles (any of the above mentioned roles) please come prepared to sing at least a few lines of a song and a cold read from a portion of the script. Also, besides these singing roles, we need chorus members (and many!) as Barry would like to have a large chorus for this show. If you or someone you know does not want to perform but would like to help, volunteers are ALWAYS welcome! We have plenty to do, as it takes a village to put on a show! Some behind-the-scenes roles we need filled include assistant to the Producer, Stage Manager and accompanist. There are many other unnamed roles that can be filled by volunteers.
If you choose to audition for the show, please make sure that you can be available for most of the practices. We realize that everyone is busy, but it makes putting a show together much easier when the entire cast is present, particularly when it's a large cast. It is a MUST that you can be present for the entire run of the actual show, and tech rehearsals. Every person is important, from chorus members to the main characters.
"Brigadoon" will be held at the Washington Park Main Pavilion Tuesday, June 25th through Sunday, June 30th. We will PRAY for good weather this year! We hope to see you all come out for auditions. It is sure to be another great summer at the Park with Washington Community Theatre! See you in March!
"Thanks" to the entire cast, crew and orchestra for the exceptional high quality amount of work and talent you gave to bring this years summer musical to life. As always you showed what good stuff you are made of and gave incredible performances thru heat and humidity without batting an eye. I’ve received nothing but great compliments from anyone who saw the show. For those of you returning from previous years and anyone having their first experience with a park musical, I hope you all continue to participate in future years and bring quality entertainment to Washington, PA.
Some special love and gratitude to all those set strike helpers !!!
Photographs from WCT's picture night, Thursday, June 21, are available for viewing and purchase at the following website:
Please view the WCT 2012 gallery by typing in the password of Cinderella.
You may also contact Aubrey Eakins to purchase the photographs as well. Please have the picture's number ready from the website. Aubrey may be contacted at 724-503-5409.
Have a wonderful summer!
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The next meeting is Monday, April 8, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Washinton.
Washington Community Theatre, Inc.
P. O. Box 994
Washington, PA 15301