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Auditions in Theatre

Open auditions for departmental productions are held for main stage productions. You do not have to be a theatre major or minor to participate, however you need to be a student at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Tuesday, November 27 & Wednesday, November 28

A Peter Rabbit Tale, directed by Erika GuayThe Clouds by Aristophanes, directed by LJ Schwartau

5–7 p.m., please sign up for a time via email or in Myers Fine Arts 122

All students are welcome to audition.

  • No preparation necessary!
  • Cold readings from scripts!
  • Call backs are on November 29, 5–7pm
  • Questions? Can't make it during one of these times? Contact

    A Peter Rabbit Tale

    March 7 Matinee • March 8 6:30 p.m. • March 9 & 10 2 p.m.

    THE 305, Production Workshop, is an upper-level 3-credit course that focuses on bringing theatre from, “page to stage.” This play, A Peter Rabbit Tale, is a Theatre for Young Audiences production (TYA) that is ideal for Education, Theatre, and other majors to learn how to perform for children ages 0–10. No children are in the production, the performance is for children. The course will also meet after the show closes to work on other techniques/programming/lesson plans that incorporate theatre into teaching objectives for younger children.

    THE 305, Production Workshop meets MWF from 12–12:50. Rehearsals at night will also occur. There are also expected obligations to schedule and show up for fittings, publicity photos, and music rehearsals. Mandatory technical and dress rehearsals start March 1 till show. Shows dates and times are March 7 at 10 a.m., March 8 at 6:30 p.m., March 9 and 10 at 2 p.m.

    Peter Rabbit doesn’ t think life as a rabbit is all it’ s cracked up to be in this spirited children’s musical. His mother is always making him do chores, and Peter’ s had just about all he can take of his goody two-shoes twin sisters. After being picked on for the last time, Peter decides to run away from home and find a better place to live — somewhere he can be in charge, do whatever he wants, and be free of responsibility. But as Peter struggles to live with other animals, from feisty squirrels to sewing mice, he begins to realize his life at home might not have been so bad after all. This play runs approximately 50 minutes and is geared towards a grades K–5 audience.

    The Clouds

    April 10 Matinee • April 11–13 7:30 p.m. • April 14 2 p.m.

    The Clouds by Aristophanes, a classic Greek comedy, is a parody of the politics in Ancient Athens and could be considered one of the first comedies of ideas. In the play, Strepsiades, an elderly Athenian swimming in debt, enrolls his son, Pheidippides, in Socrates’ philosophy school after being advised by a bevy of Clouds (who may be the real gods). His hope is that his son might learn the rhetorical skills necessary to defeat their creditors in court. Unfortunately, all he really learns is cynical disrespect for social mores and contempt for authority, which leads to hilarious, but disastrous, results. Please be advised, this interpretation of the play contains profanity and may be inappropriate for younger students. The play is geared toward grades 8 and up.

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