Saturday, January 22, 2011

Busy time on the Wyoming theatre scene

Our family heads out in a few hours to volunteer at the Cheyenne Little Theatre's production of "A Streetcar Named Desire." The show plays through next weekend. Director of this Tennessee Williams' drama is Brenda Lyttle with her husband, John Lyttle, serving as assistant director. They often acted together and also volunteer at the Old-fashioned Summer Melodrama. Brenda is one heck of a convincing torch singer while John's sheriff makes people quake in their boots.

Family values. And fun.

This is a busy time of year for the CLTP. "Streetcar" on stage and rehearsals going on for the "War of the Worlds" radio drama. Auditions coming up, too, for "The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and "Noises Off," directed by Jim Rolf. There are several dozen community theatres in Wyoming but none is as old or as busy as the CLTP. I understand that Cheyenne has one of the oldest community theatres west of the Mississippi. I will have to do some research to see if that's accurate. I'd like to believe it's true.

Here's audition info for this week's auditions:

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
Directed by Doreen Oakley
Auditions on Monday-Wednesday, Jan 24-26, 6:30 p.m., at the Mary Godfrey Playhouse
Performance Dates: Mar 18-27
Adults Only - Age 20-60

The directors will be looking for 5 men and 4 women between the ages of 20 and 60. Some roles require the actor to play multiple characters.

"Noises Off" auditions will be in February. CLTP also is hosting the 2011 Rocky Mountain Theatre Association Festival in February. FMI:

FMI: 307-638-6543

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