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August 6, 7 (7pm) - The Mystery of Irma Vep

August 12 (noon), 13 (7pm) - Spooky Kooky Cabaret

October 8,9 (7pm) - It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December ? Once on This Island

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The Mystery of Irma Vep

A Penny Dreadful by Charles Ludlam
Directed by Christopher Bernhardt

Auditons: Sunday, August 6th and Monday, August 7th at 7PM with Callbacks on August 8th! Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script. Since this show focuses on two actors being able to play several characters as a requirement of the show; auditions will consist of several reads to see the ability of the actors to create differing characters.

Cast: Two Men or Two Women who will play 3 to 4 characters each within the show. Performers in the show will either be two men or two women working together to bring this production to the PCT stage.

Requirements: Since this show is only two actors it is very important that the actors are available for rehearsals at the same time. Please come to auditions with all known conflicts from August 6th – October 22nd. Headshots and Resumes are encouraged but not required.

If you have any questions, contact Christopher Bernhardt at

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Synopsis: “This definitive spoof of Mystery, Comedy and Gothic melodramas, recently revived Off-Broadway to raves, is a quick change marathon in which two actors play all the roles. Who or what is Irma Vep? A sympathetic werewolf, a vampire and an Egyptian princess brought to life when her tomb is opened make this a comedy that has everything.
"Far and away the funniest two hours on a New York stage... What more meaningful gift could Ludlam bequeath [audiences] than to leave them eternally laughing." - The New York Times”

"Mystery of Irma Vep - A Penny Dreadful, The” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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Spooky Kooky Cabaret

A Fun Musical Review Cabaret Special Event
Directed by Linda Smith

Auditons: Sat., August 12 from 12—3 p.m. and Sun., August 13 from 7—9 p.m.
Those auditioning should bring a selection that is comfortable and that they enjoy.
Please provide your own sheet music (pianist provided).
There will be two performance evenings held on October 27 & 28.
Plan on 2 rehearsals per week until that time.

If you have any questions, contact Linda Marley Smith at

A Halloween-themed cabaret evening of song and fun held at PCT. 

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It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Adapted by Joe Landry
Director: Clayton Hill

Auditions will take place Sunday and Monday, October 8th and 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the Peninsula Community Theatre on Main Street in Hilton Village. Attendance at both auditions is not required. Actors will read selections from the script and perform some acting exercises. Production dates are December 1st through 17th, 2017.

Casting requirements are as follows (all ages approximate):
Freddie Filmore: Male, about mid to late thirties, portraying several characters from young adult to senior citizen
Jake Laurents: Male, thirties to forties, portraying George Bailey and Young George (in his teens)
Sally Applewhite: Female, thirties to forties, portraying Mary Hatch Bailey and Young Mary (in her teens)
Lana Sherwood: Female, forties to fifties, portraying several characters from young adult to senior citizen
Harry “Jazzbo” Heyward: Male, forties to fifties, portraying several characters from young adult to senior citizen
Two foley sound effects artists: Either male or female, almost any age, providing sound effects from on stage props as scripted.

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General Info

Audtioning at Peninsula Community Theatre

Generally, Auditions are held for each show during the run of the previous show. They are held on stage at our Theatre at 10251 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, Virginia, usually on Sunday and Monday evening. You only need attend one of the two audition dates. Different shows will have different call-back requirements, usually completed in the week following the audition.
Audition forms will be available at the theatre, but you can print and fill-in the form ahead of time as well.

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Peninsula Community Theatre

Last update August 14, 2017