Thursday, January 3, 2013

CAST YOUTH CHOIR 2013

CAST has announced that their youth choir is ending their hiatus
and will be starting rehearsals in early 2013.

Those who were members of CYC at the time it went on hiatus
may continue in 2013 without another audition. Those members
(or their parents) are asked to email Susan at
cycclearfieldpa@gmail.com to let her know whether or not they
will take the opportunity to continue in the choir. Kids, if you are
the ones seeing this post please talk it over with your parents
before emailing! :-)

For anyone who is not currently a member but would like to
audition for the choir, there will be auditions scheduled in early to
mid February. Auditions will be open to youth ages 9 – 15. Those
who pass the audition and become members are welcome to stay
with the choir until they graduate high school or leave for college.

Rehearsals will usually be one night a week for 1 ½ - 2 hours.
The choir will learn approximately 20 minutes of music and
choreography. Once the show has been learned the choir will go
into “maintenance mode” meaning the rehearsals will be less
frequent and only called occasionally to do brush up rehearsals
between performances.
Rehearsals will start mid to late February.

The following pre – hiatus members are eligible for continuation
to the 2013 choir:
Please be sure to confirm your status via the email above. :-)
When confirming please also update your information with Parent’
s cell (if you text) and an email address that is checked daily by
the parents.

Aaron Aycock
Serenity Bloom
Brooke Cline
Rachel Homan
Kyra Mollura
Kimberly Wilsoncroft
Anna Wingard
Michael White

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Auditions For THE LITTLE THEATRE'S PRODUCTION OF HAMLET


Auditions will be held for the comedy THE LITTLE THEATRE'S PRODUCTION OF HAMLET, Tuesday and Wednesday January 8th and 9th from 7:00PM – 8:30PM at the Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre, 112 E. Locust Streetin downtown Clearfield. Rehearsals will start soon after. The show will run March 14, 15, 16, & 21, 22, 23 at 7:00 pm with a Sunday2 pm matinee on March 17.

The story of THE LITTLE THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF HAMLET unfolds as a sophisticated New York director with a successful Off Broadway season under her belt reluctantly travels to West Virginia to direct Hamlet under the auspices of a grant for "under served regions." Only six people show up to audition: 23 year old Mona who has always dreamed of playing Ophelia, a coal truck driver whose single desire is Mona, two waitresses in their forties who have never been stage struck, 74 year old Hattie Johnson who has spearheaded the effort to see Mona get a crack at her dream, and the bank vice president who has been ordered to appear.Gathering in Hattie's Restaurant, this group perpetrates the most harrowing production of Shakespeare ever mounted. Some amazing costumes and merry mishaps ladle hilarity on top of sincere attempts to tailor Hamlet to this remarkable cast. The play is the thing, and though limp in quality, the production marches forward in tune to very real and deep human spirits bent on accomplishment. The result, a fractured, quixotic play, provides a fine example of realizing the impossible dream.

The following cast is needed, 2 men and 6 women. The ages listed are taken directly from the script. As always, there is a little room for age adjustment: Lauren McTeer - 38 years old previously a successful off Broadway Director, Mona Wilkins – 23 year old clerk whose dream it is to play Ophelia once in her life, Sam Glover – 27 years old a No Illusions truck driver, BettyLou Sammons - 46 year old waitress of Hatties Heavenly Restaurant, Lodocia Reynolds – 42 year old waitress at Hatties, HattieJohnson - 74 year old owner of Hatties restaurant centerpiece of the town, J.S. Deskins – 57 year old bank VP and reluctant actor, Susan Bias – 45 year old Agent of Lauren.

Rehearsals are held weeknights and all levels of theatre participants are welcome to audition whether it’s your first audition or your hundred and first. Anyone wishing more information may visit the CAST website at www.castbuilding.com or phone the CAST office at 765-4474.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

GYPSY CAST NOTES

This page will be updated as needed:

12/4/2012 - 1:52PM
GYPSY Cast Members:

Reminder - Brush up rehearsal Wednesday at 6PM Running with costumes and make up :-)

Please start bringing your scripts and music to turn in!

Shirts and hoodies will be in this week! Please make checks payable to either "Jim's Sports Center" or "CAST." Paying with cash is cool too.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Gun Raffle Reminder

The CAST gun raffle drawing is Monday, December 10. Please make sure all tickets and money are in the CAST office by Friday afternoon, December 7. Thank You!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre's 2013 Season

To download and print our season order form please visit www.castbuilding.com

The Little Theatre’s Production of Hamlet   Comedy
By Jean Battlo
March 14, 15, 16, 17; 21, 22, 23
A sophisticated New York director with a successful Off Broadway season under her belt reluctantly travels to West Virginia to direct Hamlet under the auspices of a grant for "under served regions." Only six people show up to audition: 23 year old Mona who has always dreamed of playing Ophelia, a coal truck driver whose single desire is Mona, two waitresses in their forties who have never been stage struck, 74 year old Hattie Johnson who has spearheaded the effort to see Mona get a crack at her dream, and the bank vice president who has been ordered to appear. Gathering in Hattie's Restaurant, this group perpetrates the most harrowing production of Shakespeare ever mounted. Some amazing costumes and merry mishaps ladle hilarity on top of sincere attempts to tailor Hamlet to this remarkable cast. The play is the thing, and though limp in quality, the production marches forward in tune to very real and deep human spirits bent on accomplishment. The result, a fractured, quixotic play, provides a fine example of realizing the impossible dream.

The Music Man - Musical
Book, Music and Lyrics by  Meredith Willson
Based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
June 13, 14, 15, 16; 20, 21, 22
Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.

Opal’s Husband   Comedy
By John Patrick
September 19, 20, 21, 22; 26, 27, 28
Bent as usual on a good deed, Opal tries to round up a husband for her friend Rosie and answers a lonely hearts ad placed by “Mister Handsome”—who, when he shows up, proves to be a ninety-five-year-old escapee from a nursing home. As expected, complications ensue, and when Rosie rejects her would-be suitor, Opal reluctantly agrees to marry him in order to keep the old man from the clutches of his scheming daughter. It seems that he really is quite rich, and his desire is to spend his last days (and his fortune) with a nubile maiden on a South Pacific island while his daughter wants him to expire quickly, and quietly, in the old folk’s home. Thereafter the plots and counter-plots multiply hilariously as the daughter and her husband try to discredit the marriage (and convince Opal that she is cuckoo), while the old man devises his own plan to catch them in their dirty work.

Spider Island  – Mystery/Thriller
By Joseph Spalding
October 24, 25, 26, 27, 31 November 1, 2
In an abandoned lighthouse off the New England coast live Abbie and Salem Mayo, two spinsters. Abbie is slightly pixilated and believes her dead brother is living in the lighthouse tower. Salem encourages her delusions. To this queer household comes Star Mayo and her friend, Pat Casey. They do not know of the two aunts, and the girls are soon plunged into a series of hair raising events. What was the Thing in the Tower? Why was Abbie afraid of the axe? Of what had Salem lived in fear for forty years? Six women---and an axe---have the power to chill the blood and raise hackles on the neck of the strongest man.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Basket Winners

CAST has announced the winners in their recent Thanksgiving Fundraiser.
The ten winners of the Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets each consisting of a complete Family Thanksgiving Dinner are Brenda Gearhart, Lynn Yeager, Garry Harman, Pat Errigo, Gerald Hummel, Bill Shaw, Tom McBride, Miranda Coulter, Tish Clyde, and John McGonigal, Jr.
The $50.00 Winners are Ken Coder, Sr., Shelly Folmar, Ann Wood and Georgia Straw.
CAST thanks everyone who helped sell the chances and those who purchased them. CAST especially thanks Gilbert Boal for lending his fundraising talents to CAST and to Drew Rowles of J G Food Warehouse and his staff for assembling the wonderful Thanksgiving Baskets.

The Musical GYPSY To Open At CAST

The Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre has announced the cast list for the hit musical GYPSY which runs at the CAST Building November 29, 30 and December 1, 6, 7, 8 with curtain at 7 pm each evening. GYPSY Director Susan Loffredi is happy with her cast which features faces familiar to theatre audiences and faces new to the CAST stage. Playing the lead role of Mama Rose is Lisa Myers, a familiar face on the CAST stage. The part of Louise is played by Rylee Young and June is played by Rachel Homan, both of whom have been on the CAST stage numerous times. Herbie is portrayed by Jason Valentine, new to CAST, but familiar to DuBois audiences. Wendy Cline, Christa Aycock and Janessa Young are the strippers Tessie Tura, Mazeppa and Electra respectively with Wendy and Christa both familiar faces and Janessa being new to the stage. Dudley Shimmel, always a CAST favorite, is Uncle Jocko. Rounding out the cast are Aaron Aycock, Brooke Cline, Abigail Bash, Lee Smith, Makenzie Myers, Lennon Miller, Kimberly Wilsoncroft, Bobby Straw and Sydney Peteuil. On keyboard is Vanessa Murawski from Smithmill, a welcome addition to the CAST production. On second keyboard is Wendy Cline who will once again lend her talents to both the keyboard and the role of Tessie Tura. GYPSY is based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose. The story starts in Seattle with stage mother, Rose, pushing her two daughters into Uncle Jocko's Kiddie Show. June, her mother feels, is the most likely to become a star. Louise is plainer and quieter; she stands meekly in her sister's shadow. A new act called 'Baby June and her Newsboys' is conceived by Rose, and the family is off to the 'big time' in Los Angeles. During their travels, Rose meets Herbie, a theatrical agent, and hires him as manager. He makes himself father to the troupe, sharing with them their meals of chow mein, Rose's favorite food. Rose scrimps as she schemes and scrambles for bookings and billings. Her object is to make her two penniless girls into world stars. Finally Louise realizes there is no vaudeville left except for burlesque. Here the clumsy Louise shoots into stardom by becoming something different: a ladylike stripper. At last Louise breaks away from her mother and goes out on her own as Gypsy Rose Lee. The exciting overture is only a prelude to the delightful songs in the show, many of which have become musical standards such as “Together Wherever We Go,” “If Momma Was Married,” “Some People,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and “Let Me Entertain You.” Tickets for GYPSY are $9.50 each and can be reserved by calling the CAST office at 765-4474. The CAST Building is located at 112 E. Locust Street in downtown Clearfield. The CAST website is www.castbuilding.com.