La Crosse, WI – 01/03/18 – La Crosse Community Theatre will hold auditions for the comedy, Calendar Girls on January 16, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI.
When Annie’s husband passes, she and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade their fellow Women’s Institute members to pose nude for an “alternative” calendar. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire. The calendar is a success, but friendships are put to the test under the strain of new-found fame.
Calendar Girls will be directed by guest artist, Janet McLean, who is delighted to return to LCT after having a wonderful experience directing First Baptist of Ivy Gap. An Associate Professor of Theatre and Music Theatre at Viterbo University, she is a committed theatre educator and leads the Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education and the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre programs. Originally from Rochester, MN, McLean joined the Viterbo faculty in 1989 as a teacher, director, and costume designer. Currently, her focus in theatre is in dramatic literature and theatre history, with a particular focus on multicultural and women’s issues as portrayed through 20th century American drama. McLean holds a Ph.D. in Theatre and Media Arts from the University of Kansas, an MA in Theatre with an emphasis in directing from the University of Idaho, and a BFA in Theatre Education from the University of South Dakota.
Auditions are open for ages 18 and up. There are roles available for men and women. First-time auditionees are welcome—no experience necessary. Signing up for auditions is preferred but walk-ins are welcome.
Performances are Thursdays through Sundays, March 9-25, 2018. The cast list will be announced during the morning show of WXOW on Friday, January 19, 2018, as well as online and on the stage door. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled Mondays through Fridays beginning February 5, 2018, at Weber Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, or to sign up for an audition, call 608-784-9292.