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February 2, 2016

Theatre Department to Hold Auditions Feb. 8 and 9

The College of the Canyons Theatre Department will hold open auditions for students and community members for roles in upcoming spring semester productions.

Productions include “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” by Bert V. Royal; “In the Heights,” a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer of the Broadway sensation “Hamilton;” and the 16th Annual New Works Festival.

Auditions are scheduled 6:45 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 8 and 9, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center’s (PAC) Black Box Theater. 

Callbacks will take place Wednesday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 13, by invitation only.

Auditioning actors should prepare a 1-minute monologue, while those auditioning for the musical should prepare 16 bars of music. 

Actors cast for roles will be required to enroll in a spring semester theatre production class at the college.

“Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” is an exploration of what characters from the famed “Peanuts” comic strip might be like if they were teenagers. The so-called unauthorized parody explores adult themes such as eating disorders, violence, and a search for identity. The play contains language and situations some may find offensive and is recommended for mature audiences. Performances are scheduled March 18 to 20 and 24 to 26 in the Black Box Theater.

Matt McCray will direct the Theatre Department’s production of the Tony Award-winning “In the Heights,” with performances scheduled April 29 through May 8 on the PAC main stage. “In the Heights” tells the story of a tight-knit, vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood on the brink of change, and characters full of hopes, dreams and pressures.

The 16th Annual New Works Festival, to be held in the college’s Studio Theatre in April, will feature four days of new and original work written and produced by students and community members. Many of the plays that premiered at the festival over the past 16 years have gone on to be produced at venues across the nation.

About College of the Canyons Theatre 

Part of the college’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, the Theatre Department offers a highly regarded transfer program with three degree options available to students in the field of theatre.

Students interested in attending a performance or learning more about the program are encouraged to contact the department via email.