AUBURN – What does it take to prepare for a season’s plays for Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theatre? There is a lot of work and preparation involved in planning for a successful season.

First of all, a Play Reading Committee is selected from a “representative sample” of CLT members. From this point, usually a year before the season opens, the committee meets several times that year, reviewing plays and budgets that directors have submitted for the upcoming season.

Each member reads each play. A discussion follows and research is initiated on casting, costumes, technical concerns, budgets, challenges and the directors’ rational for choosing a particular play.

The committee looks for shows that would present a good mix – musicals, comedy, drama – and also would achieve a successful, marketable season. The goal is to submit a strong, balanced season with broad appeal.

Once the committee agrees, the proposed season is brought before the board of directors for final approval. Usually, there is more discussion on each play and, finally, a season is approved. CLT will announce its 66th season shortly.

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