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AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Auditions have been scheduled for the following companies and productions:

- SALT LAKE EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE COMPANY, March 28, 1-6 p.m., in the Grand Hall Gallery Theatre, 721/2 W. 400 South, for "An Evening of Dark Comedy" and "The Ugly Duckling." (The first is by local playwrights Tracy Grikscheit and Jeremy Jonsson and the second is by A.A. Milne.) Seventeen roles for men and women, 14 and up. According to producer Morgan Ludlow, performances will be on April 24-25 and May 1-2 & 8-9.The company is also looking for new full-length plays. Deadline is April 3. Send manuscripts to Morgan Ludlow, 426 S. 1000 East, No. 704; Salt Lake City, UT 84102.

- "CATCH ME IF YOU CAN," Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Hale Center Theater, 2801 S. Main. Roles for five men and two women, all from 25 to 55 years of age. All roles will be double-cast. Ron Jewett is directing the comic murder mystery. Auditioners will read from the script. Resumes and current photographs will be accepted, but are not required. Performances are June 11-Aug. 3.

- "ARSENIC AND OLD LACE," Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Hale Center Theater in Orem (225 W. 400 North). Directed by Merrill Dodge. All roles are open, with parts for three women (two 55-75 and one 25-30) and 11 men, ranging from 20 to 60. Auditioners will do cold readings from the script. Playdates are June 5-July 27 on Mondays and Fridays-Saturdays. For further information, call 226-8600.

- THE SCERA SHELL outdoor theater, on March 25-26 for "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and April 7-8 for the theater's two other summer musicals, "Meet Me in St. Louis" and "My Fair Lady." All auditions will be at Orem High School, 175 S. 400 East, from 7 until 9 p.m. Males and females of high school age and up are requested for "Seven Brides." Mostly adults are needed for the two other shows. All auditioners must be prepared to sing a song of their own choice and demonstrate dance ability. An accompanist will be provided.

Playdates are: June 12-20 for "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," directed by Elison; July 10-18 for "Meet Me in St. Louis," directed by Syd Riggs, and Aug. 14-22 for "My Fair Lady," also directed by Riggs. The SCERA Shell is located in SCERA Park, Orem.

For more information call 225-2569.

- ACTORS' REPERTORY THEATRE ENSEMBLE 1992 summer season ("The Taming of the Shrew" and "Dracula") from 7 to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, March 26-27, in Room F-201 of the Harris Fine Arts Center on the BYU campus.

Invitation-only callbacks are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 28.

Auditioners should sign up for a timeslot outside Room D-581 or call Lisa Edwards at 373-3315. Those auditioning should be prepared to present two contrasting monologues (one from Shakespeare) with a combined length of no more than three minutes. Cold readings will also be accepted.

The two productions will be presented outdoors in repertory from mid-August through mid-September. ARTE's artistic director Kathy Biesinger is directing "Shrew" and BYU professor Charles Metten will direct "Dracula."

- "ANNIE," Tuesday, March 24, from 6 until 10 p.m., at the StageStop Theatre at Hampton's Ford, 3585 W. Bigler Rd., Collinston (between Logan and Tremonton). All roles are open in the Broadway musical, which will be presented on Thursdays and Saturdays, June 20-Sept. 12, in repertory with the theater's "Lullaby of Broadway" revue.

Roles include Annie, age 10-13; six female orphans (5-13 years of age), three adult females, three adult males, chorus members, and a dog. Some parts will be double-cast.

Come prepared with a song, preferably from a Broadway musical, and read from the script. A dance routine will also be taught. An accompanist will be provided. For further information, contact director Soni Barrus at 257-7330.

- WEST VALLEY CITY ARTS COUNCIL invites any performers who missed out on the "Twelve Dancing Princesses" auditions, but who would still like to be considered for a role, to contact Dorothy Crofts at 964-0861. The production has a cast of more than 40. The council is still looking for volunteers in the areas of music, dance, set design/construction, costumes, publicity, etc., to assist with the show, being staged in June as part of the community's Westfest celebration.