Upcoming Events and News
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Fall production will be
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
directed by Senior Ben King
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Audition date Sept. 6th @ 6:30
Open to 9-12 grades attending GDS
Performances Nov. 1-3 at 7:30 pm
Summer Theatre Intensive
Stay Tuned for exact dates for
with Benton Whitley,
Casting Director from NYC
October 20, 2018
Please contact email@example.com to register.
Space is limited on the individual coaching.
Registration will begin in August.
If you are interested in attending and would like to actively have Mr. Whitley give you feed back about your audition then there will be a fee involved. If you wish to attend to hear what he says about auditioning and watch the process there may be a nominal admission fee.
This will include a Q&A.
12-12:30 Lunch Break
Read Benton's Impressive Bio below.
Benton Whitley is a Casting Director/Partner at Stewart/Whitley. BROADWAY/NY: The Great Comet, A Clockwork Orange, As You Like It, Elf the Musical, On The Town, Pippin, Chicago The Musical, La Cage Aux Folles, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Carnegie Hall West Side Story, The Band Wagon, Stuffed, Curvy Widow, Pageant; WEST END/UK: Thriller Live, Menier Chocolate Factory; TV: Freaky Friday (Disney Channel); TOURS: Finding Neverland, The Bodyguard, Dirty Dancing, The Sound of Music, Elf the Musical, Into The Woods, Once, Shrek, Flashdance, Anything Goes, Bullets Over Broadway, The Duck Commander Musical, We Will Rock You; UPCOMING: Hadestown, Stephen Schwartz’ The Prince of Egypt, Other World, Maltby & Shire’s Waterfall, August Rush, Andrew Lippa’s The Man in the Ceiling, John Denver’s Back Home Again, Chasing Rainbows; REGIONAL: American Repertory Theater, The Alley Theatre, Bay Street Theater, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), Hollywood Bowl, The Goodspeed, The Ahmanson, Seattle’s 5th Avenue, Asolo Rep, TheatreWorks, Philadelphia Theatre Company, For The Record productions, and the Broadway-branded shows on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Prior to forming Stewart/Whitley, Benton worked in the in-house casting department for National Artists Management Company (NAMCO) on various productions in development for Broadway and West End. Previous to this he assisted in the casting of 2009 Broadway revival of Ragtime, and regional world premieres by Randy Newman and Terrance McNally.
Benton has been a TV guest judge and panelist for ABC’s Emmy-winning, “Extreme Weight Loss” and was recently named by ARTINFO.com as one of the "Top 25 Under 35 Emerging Broadway Players”. He is often a guest lecturer and seminar/workshop leader at schools and universities around the country and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department. Mr. Whitley is an Artios Award winner and a proud member of the Casting Society of America (CSA). stewartwhitley.com
Junior Thespian Camp
Ages Rising 4th-9th
Beginner Thespian Camp
Ages Rising K-4th
Two Opportunities for our youngest actors!
Please see our Summer Program Page for Play titles for Beginner and Junior Camps!
Opportunity in New York
Look for upcoming dates and details for 2019
January 18-21, 2019
Deposit of $325 per person for the group is
due May 18th
6 workshops with top professional in the business plus orchestra seat to the show.
$599 plus room, board and travel. approx $1200+
Final cost will depend on the number of people who go and rooming.
Go to http://www.broadwaystudentsummit.com/ for details
Please email Ms. Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org for information
Charlotte Live! Opportunity for High School and Middle School Students
Upcoming Charlotte Live!
I know all dates for the shows this year already.
Potted Potter Nov. 30
The Lightning Thief Jan. 18
Miss Saigon Feb. 22
Dear Evan Hansen March 22
Tap Dogs April 5
Cats August 16
Aladdin Sept. 13
I realize that some of the dates will not work for us, but it is good to know so we can plan ahead. Also the dates for HS are on Friday nights in order to have talk backs with cast and be able to stay. A month before each show they will send notice and we will have time to RSVP so we need to be ready as they fill up fast in some cases.
We will meet at the parking lot by Publix to carpool and drive to show. Please have permission from your parents to ride with another student.
Dress nicely-no jeans or t-shirts.
Must bring in $25/30 depending on show in cash as tickets are limited and will go fast.
Check on the website below as sometimes they offer student rush tickets.
The Blumenthal Education Department has a program for students that allows the students to attend performances at a discounted rate, have dinner and participate in a workshop. Be on the lookout for this wonderful opportunity to enjoy professional theatre at a bargain price.
If interested please email: Hmason@gastonday.org
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2018-2019 Theatre Guild
Become a member of the A.C.T. Theatre Guild!
Being a member of the Theatre Guild gives you the opportunity to have season tickets plus support the outstanding work in the theatre with a tax deductible gift.
To be included in fall production playbill need to submit membership by October 21st
Go to the Donations Page for more information