AUBURN — Auditions for Community Little Theatre’s second production of its 76th season, “Shakespeare in Hollywood,” written by Ken Ludwig (“Lend Me A Tenor” and “Moon Over Buffalo”), will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, and Tuesday, Dec. 1, at CLT’s home at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St., Auburn. Show dates are over two weekends, Feb. 12 through 21. The show will be directed by Mitchell Clyde Thomas (“The Odd Couple,” “A Christmas Carol,” “Drood,” “Cinderella,” “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Alice In Wonderland” and “The Wizard of Oz”).

Auditioners only need to come one night of the two. If those dates are not available, people are asked to contact the director to make an appointment for another time. He can be reached at [email protected] or 207-838-1722.

The play is a full-length comedy farce in two acts. The script calls for eight men and four women, with the possibility of additional ensemble roles. “Shakespeare in Hollywood” won Ludwig the 2004 Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play.

It is 1934, and Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered onto the silver screen to play themselves in the movie. With a little help from a feisty flower, blonde bombshells, movie moguls, they are tossed into loopy love triangles, with raucous results. The mischievous magic of Hollywood sparkles in this hilarious comic romp. The show is appropriate for all audiences.

Anyone interested in working on the production team and/or crew should contact the director.


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