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Auditioning a rewarding experience

Auditioning a rewarding experience
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  • On January 19, 2018

Due to bad weather, auditions for LCC’s production of “Treasure Island” scheduled for Friday, Jan. 12 were canceled. However, auditions the next day were still held and another audition was added for Jan. 19.

The auditions were held in the Black Box Theatre and involved cold readings from the script.

“Even if you aren’t a theatre major, auditioning is a great way to meet people, build self-confidence and provides an environment for creative self-expression,” said Paige Tufford, LCC’s interim performing arts producer. “Working on a show with a group of actors is one of the best times you’ll have!”

LCC student Maggi Hastings planned to attend the “Treasure Island” auditions, but was unable to go. However, she echoed Tufford’s opinion of auditioning.

“I think being a part of something bigger, something like a show, is amazing,” Hastings said. “So if you can audition and you get the role… there’s no accurate words to describe how rewarding it is; putting up a production with a ton of good people and being a part of something bigger.”

Hastings went on to describe the auditioning environment.

“A lot of the theater crowd that LCC has attracted in my personal experience has been very positive,” Hastings said. “Every time you go in to an audition it’s a very positive energy. Everyone’s rooting for each other and helping each other out.”

Students do not need to be in the theater program to audition for main season shows.

There are no auditions coming up soon, but students interested can go to the “LCC Theatre, Music & Dance” page on Facebook or visit https://www.lcc.edu/cma/events/audition2.aspx/

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