Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Auditions on Saturday for Epic Proportions

Mounting a show is hard.

Most audience members generally see the final product, which is how it should be. Most actors vie for an audition slot, sweat over condensing all they have to offer into 2 minute monologue form and then (hopefully) get to show more at callbacks. They are then (if cast) with the show from the first rehearsal till closing night.

Producers, directors and designers live a show longer than most people realize.

For example, Project 891 Theatre Company has auditions for our upcoming show Epic Proportions this Saturday with Callbacks on Monday the 14th. Our slots have been filled for a month now and we are still getting submissions. If all goes well we will have a cast within a week.

However, the producers and company members have been hard at work on this show for a year now. First, there was the search for a script that everyone enjoyed. Then we had to find a director, design team, fight choreographer, performance space, obtain the rights, book rehearsal space, book audition space, raise money...the list goes on and on.

Luckily we have a brilliant design team, rights, space....all of that has fallen into place.

I'm just very excited to add the next piece of the puzzle. A great cast.

Ron Popp

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Need a little Christmas this Saturday????

Join Project 891 Theatre Company, Santa Claus and the Grinch for a fun filled evening of raffle prizes, Cabaret performances by Meredith Freyre, Kathleen Dennis, Matt Lozano, Michael Rashid, pictures with Santa and more!!!!
All the Whos down in Whoville will be there!

$10.00 at the door gets you all this plus drink and food specials.

All proceeds benefit Project 891 Theatre Company

6-9 PM

Ginger's Ale House
3801 N Ashland
Chicago, IL