Love theater, but now sure how to get involved?
Sign up for the Blaine Community Theater Play Reading Group! At least once a month, the BCT Play Reading Group will be meeting up to read a play as a group and have a discussion on it afterwards. Plays read in the group may be up for consideration as future BCT productions, or maybe just a play that the members want to share with each other.
Meetings will be hosted by willing group members, and as such meetings will be limited in size. To meet potential demand, we will be making a list of interested Play Reading Group members so we can rotate members through as meetings occur, giving everyone a chance to participate.
Has been cancelled.
Due to lack of interest, we are sorry to announce that “The Norman Conquests” will not be produced by Blaine Community Theater this summer. We are sorry for any disappointment, and will let everyone know soon what our next production will be.
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Auditions for “The Norman Conquests” are this weekend, April 21st and April 22nd, from 6 to 9 PM in the Dance Hall building at Camp Horizon. Sure you can find Camp Horizon on Google Maps, but where is the Dance Hall? Well, luckily there’s a poorly put together graphic below to help!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
AUDITIONS FOR ALAN AYCKBOURN’S “THE NORMAN CONQUESTS”
We are glad to announce that Blaine Community Theater will be having auditions for Alan Ayckbourn’s trio of plays Table Manners, Living Together, and Round and Round the Garden, known collectively as “The Norman Conquests”. The plays focus on three siblings and their significant others, grudgingly thrown together in the family home for a weekend, with each play exploring the happenings of a different room of the house during that time.
The auditions will be held on Sunday, April 21 and Monday, April 22 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM in the Dance Hall at Camp Horizon (7506 Gemini St, Blaine, WA 98230).
We are looking for 3 men and 3 women, from late teens to late fifties. All six cast members will be playing their character in all three productions, so we are looking for actors up for a real challenge in learning three plays at the same time (think repertory theater, only with bigger roles and you get to use the same character). The stories heavily revolve around romance and marital fidelity, so the ability to become comfortable with onstage affection and adult situations will be required. Rehearsals are to start the week after auditions, and the performances are being scheduled for late July through early August.
2019 marks an important year for Blaine Community Theater: our twentieth anniversary!
We wanted to do something special to honor the occasion, so we looked back to our beginnings, and the first show ever produced under the Blaine Community Theater banner was Alan Ayckbourn’s “Round and Round the Garden”. The first impulse was, obviously, “Well, let’s do that again!” But “Round and Round the Garden” isn’t just a singular play, it’s part of a trilogy of Ayckbourn plays that, along with “Living Together” and “Table Manners”, make up “The Norman Conquests”.
The interesting thing about “The Norman Conquest” is that all three plays involve the same six characters and their exchanges in an English manor house over a weekend. Each play focuses on a room in the house, and they are written in such a manner that one does not have to experience the plays in any particular order, or, for that matter, all of the plays. Each story stands on its own as well as feeding into the others.
So, with theatrical eyes that are dangerously close to the size of our theatrical stomachs, we thought, “Sure, let’s do all three!”
So we’ll be announcing audition dates soon for The Norman Conquests. The cast is 3 men and 3 women, from ages 18-50. In particular, we’re looking for actors and actresses that are up for a challenge, as the cast will need to learn and perform three separate plays. Rehearsals are expected to begin in May, and will continue until the shows run in late-July/early-August. If you think you’re up to such a challenge, continue watching this space, our Facebook, and our Instagram for more information soon!