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For the weekend - Louisville shows and auditions (July 18 edition)

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Only one show opens this week but it's a classic one. Hayswood Theatre brings forth the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, which looks at a clash between ancient tradition and Western culture. It's considered one of that duo's finest, and, as far as I know, hasn't been performed in the Louisville-area community theatre scene in awhile. Get out to Corydon, take in the historic sites, and check this show out while you can.

Don't forget the Kentucky Shakespeare shows, as well. All three of them happen this weekend. Check the company's website for more information.

Also, there are no fewer than four auditions taking place this weekend, including one tonight (Wayward Actors), and three on Sunday (Whodunnit, Clarksville Little Theatre, and Hayswood Theatre). The shows are of different varieties so come on out to these this weekend. There are spots to fill in all those shows.

Finally, a question I have had was when will the season previews go up. Those will actually be starting this coming week. I already did the Whodunnit and, I think, the Centerstage, season previews, and I'll post links to them within the next "for the weekend" article. Not sure which ones or in which order I'm going to do them, as not every company has officially announced their upcoming seasons yet.

In the meantime, enjoy!

Opening:

Hayswood Theatre presents The King and I until Aug. 3. http://www.louisville.com/content/king-and-hayswood-theatre

Ongoing shows:

The Bard's Town hosts Bug until July 20. http://www.louisville.com/content/paranoia-overwhelms-play-bards-town

Derby Dinner Playhouse presents Mary Poppins until Aug. 16. http://www.louisville.com/content/mary-poppins-comes-derby-dinner

KY Shakespeare presents A Midsummer Night's Dream until July 26. http://kyshakespeare.com/

KY Shakespeare presents Henry V until July 26. http://kyshakespeare.com/

KY Shakespeare presents Hamlet until July 27. http://kyshakespeare.com/

Auditions:

Wayward Actors Theatre Company holding auditions for The Man From Earth on July 18. https://www.facebook.com/events/568639159911208/

Whodunnit Murder Mystery Theatre holding season auditions on July 20. http://www.whodunnitky.com/news.shtml

Clarksville Little Theatre holding auditions for The Addams Family musical on July 20 and 21.http://www.clarksvillelittletheatre.org/auditions

Hayswood Theatre holding auditions for Steel Magnolias on July 20 and 21. http://www.hayswoodtheatre.org/auditions/

Little Colonel Playhouse holding auditions for Black Tie on Aug. 17 and 18. http://www.littlecolonel.org/p/upcoming-auditions.html

Hardin County Playhouse holding auditions for To Kill a Mockingbird on Aug. 18 and 19. http://www.hardincountyplayhouse.com/auditions.html

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