Young Acting Company 


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Each season the Young Acting Company presents a much-beloved tale adapted into a full-length play and performed by students, ages 6 through 18.  The production features singing, dancing, staged combat, and the irreverent humor that the Popcorn Hat Players are known for, as well as giving the cast of students a chance to learn the ins and outs of a professional theatrical production as they display their own incredible talent.

 

Gamut Theatre’s Young Acting Company will be holding open auditions
December 12 and 18 for its upcoming production of
William Shakespeare’s As You Like It   


Performance Dates: April 12 - 14

 

Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy she leaves with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone, to seek out her father in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love and wooing.

 

This is the tenth annual production of the Young Acting Company, which is a collaboration between Gamut’s Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre, Harrisburg Shakespeare Company, and the Gamut Theatre Academy (GTA).  Adapted and directed by Melissa Nicholson, the cast of As You Like It will be comprised of both former and current students of the GTA program, as well as students who have no experience with Gamut Theatre.  The performance will feature singing, dancing, staged combat, live music, and the irreverent humor that the Popcorn Hat Players are known for, and gives the cast of students a chance to learn the ins and outs of a professional theatrical production as they display their own incredible talent.

 

Any student aged 6-18 is welcome to audition. 

No experience is necessary, but you must schedule an audition appointment. 

To be considered for a major speaking role, students must be ages 10-18 and prepare a Shakespearean monologue at least 10 lines in length, no more than a minute when performed, and audition on December 12 (must be available for callback auditions on December 19.)  

To audition for the cast ensemble, no preparation is needed and general auditions are held on December 18.

For more information: www.GamutTheatre.org/yac or 717-238-4111.