The theatre group STAR, Inc.. of Somerville, Tennessee announces open auditions for William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." In a statement submitted by Deanna Bergloff, the audition process is explained.
"STAR INC. will be holding open auditions for the upcoming production of Romeo & Juliet on Saturday June 28, 2014 at 10am and Sunday June 29 at 2pm.. Auditions will be held at 119 E. Market St. across from the Fair Theater in Somerville. Please bring a current head shot and be prepared to do a short read. No other preparations are necessary. If you absolutely can not make the auditions please contact Kari Weber to schedule an alternate date. Please consider being a part of this awesome production! For any questions please contact Kari at 901-828-7140. Show dates will be September 12,13,14,19, 20, 21, 2014."
Romeo and Juliet is considered a "tragedy" type romantic production. It was written by William Shakespeare shortly after he began his writing career. It has been adapted numerous times over many centuries for theatre.
The plot is about two young lovers who take their own lives due to their quarreling families. Their deaths result in bringing their other family members together to reconcile their feud.
There is no pay for the STAR, Inc. production of this play, but the chance to have Romeo and Juliet on an actor's resume is pay in itself. For photos from some of the other productions presented by STAR, Inc., check out the slideshow in this article.
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