Louisburg College Opens Community Auditions for Holiday Play

Norris Theatre

Louisburg College is proud to announce the return of community theatre to the Norris Theatre. The season will begin with multiple December performances of the holiday classic, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson.

Open auditions for all roles will be held on October 12 and 13 at 2:00 p.m. each day. Norris Theatre Director Wally Hurst will direct the production, which will be presented on December 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2013.

"We are excited to be bringing theatre back to this great performance space," Hurst said in announcing the venture. "I look forward to working with all those in the community who want to see the Norris Theatre revitalized and full of life and energy once again."

Volunteers are also needed to help backstage, including those willing to serve as light and sound technicians, stage managers, costumers, and set builders. "There are many important jobs to do in a theatre, and not all of them involve being on stage," said Hurst. "Come get involved!"

The show calls for adults of all ages and children from ages five to 18, for a total of four men, six women, eight boys, nine girls, and a children's choir. All those auditioning will be asked to read from the script or do a monologue of their choice. Scripts are available from the Norris Theatre for a $5.00 deposit.

Rehearsals will generally take place in the evenings and on weekends. For the younger children, almost all of the rehearsals will end by 8:00 p.m., except during Opening Week (December 8-11).

For further information, please call Wally Hurst at (919) 497-3429.