Auditions for Romeo and Juliet this week


Mark Donnell, seen here portraying Atticus Finch in Surry Arts Council’s production of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” will be directing “Romeo and Juliet,” which will go on stage in October. Auditions for the show are Tuesday and Wednesday.


Auditions for Surry Art’s Council’s production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” are Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. each day at the Andy Griffith Playhouse.

Director Mark Donnell is looking for actors, musicians, and vocalists ages 15 and older.

Donnell, who retired from teaching drama at Patrick County High School in 2016, has been involved in dozens of shows over the years. He is an independent director and teaching artist in Commedia dell’arte, theatre, physical comedy and clowning.

His most recent turn at the Andy Griffith Playhouse was as Atticus Finch in Surry Arts Council’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Donnell said he is thrilled to direct Shakespeare: “His works have been entertaining audiences for hundreds of years. We are going to have a great time bringing life and laughter to this classic tale,” Donnell said.

Those auditioning should come prepared with a 1-3 minute reading from their favorite character from Romeo and Juliet. The piece can be memorized, but it is not necessary – a written copy can be referenced. Wear clothes in which it is easy to move.

Performances of the show will be Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m.; and Monday, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets will be $15, or $6 for students, and can be purchased online at www.surryarts.org, by phone at (336) 786-7998 or at the Surry Arts Council office (218 Rockford Street). For additional information, contact Antonia at (336) 786-7998 or antonia@surryarts.org.

Mark Donnell, seen here portraying Atticus Finch in Surry Arts Council’s production of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” will be directing “Romeo and Juliet,” which will go on stage in October. Auditions for the show are Tuesday and Wednesday.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_MarkDonnellasAtticusFinch.jpgMark Donnell, seen here portraying Atticus Finch in Surry Arts Council’s production of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” will be directing “Romeo and Juliet,” which will go on stage in October. Auditions for the show are Tuesday and Wednesday.
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