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"So I know you’re thinking, “What, me audition to be in an ECCT show?  There’s NO WAY I’m going to do that.”  I used to think that too.  My two daughters have been in numerous shows and while I enjoy watching them and helping behind the scenes, I never thought I would ever be on the same stage performing with them.  But last summer that’s exactly what happened.

My daughters encouraged me to audition for the summer show.  I figured there was truly no time like the present so I found a song I liked and practiced for my audition.  Now my practice wasn’t anything scientific.  I sang along with the song while driving back and forth to work.  By the day of auditions I thought I was ready to sing for the director.  Yes, I was nervous, but everyone there made me feel more at ease.  I sang my song and let out a huge sign of relief.  I even had the opportunity to perform with my kids, which made everything worth it. 

You can do it.  All you need to do is sing a familiar song and wait for the fun to begin.  You won’t regret it."
Sharon McIlquham

"If you can read this, you can audition! Many auditions are nothing more than reading the words from the script. No experience necessary!

I had been a stay-at-home mom for 15 years and I'm not sure what made me do it - perhaps sitting there for my son's umpteenth audition - but I decided to ignore my jitters and audition for a play. No singing required! The audition was easy and painless. Two years and ten shows later, I have had amazing experiences on stage and off, made great friends, and worked with funny, kind, and generous people.

So, if you've ever thought of auditioning, ignore your jitters (and everyone gets them) and do it! You never know what wonderful experiences might lie ahead."
Alicia Klein


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March 11 & 12 at 5:30pm

"Do you like my hat?" The classic children's book comes to life on stage as the dogs delve into life with gusto.  They snorkel.  They howl at the moon.  They drive cars.  They sing, dance and climb trees.  This is a rollicking free-for-all of chicanine-ery.  A big and little musical world of doggy fun.
AUDITIONS: Will consist of playing movement and character games.  No prep needed.
ROLES: 7 actors of any gender ages 10-13, 1 male and 1 female ages high school-adult will be cast. All actors will portray humanized dogs illustrated in PD Eastman's classic novel.
REHEARSALS: Generally 2-3 nights per week from 5:30pm-7pm Monday through Thursday March 14 through April 26.
SHOWS:  4 school matinees and 6 public shows at The Oxford April 28-29 and May 2-5.
March 11 & 12 at 7pm
Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is
flesh, part felt and packed with heart.  Filled with raunchy humor and a catchy score, not to mention puppets, it's a unique show that addresses adult issues and has quickly become a favorite for audieinces everywhere.  This show is rated PG-13 due to mature themes, language and suggestive situations.
AUDITIONS: Prepare a 30-60 second cutting from any Broadway song. Bring your own accompaniment- live, CD, or on an electronic device like iPhone or iPad. Puppetry experience not necessary. Actors may also be asked to read from the script in various character voices. 
ROLES: 9 Puppet Roles available for up to 5 males and 4 females ages 18 and up with potential for double-casting. Puppet Roles include Princeton, Kate, Rod, Nicky, Trekkie Monster, Lucy, and the Bad News Bears. Non-puppet Roles are Brian (male), Christmas Eve (female) and Gary Coleman (either) and are available to actors 18 and older. A small ensemble may also be cast, depending on double casting decisions and actor turn out. There are no non-singing roles. 
REHEARSALS: Generally 3-4 nights per week from 7pm-9:30pm Monday throgh Thursday from March 15 to May 9.
SHOWS:  6 public performances aThe Oxford May 10-12 and 17-19.