TICKETS TO WILLY WONKA: http://willywonkaovst.bpt.me
WILLY WONKA will come to the Ohio University Forum theater starting June 20th. Come see our community/university cast and crew entice and amuse with a sweet extravaganza! Performances on Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun, 20 June through 7 July (no performance on July 4th). Ticket info coming soon.
Ohio Valley Summer Theater is a collaboration between the Southeastern Ohio community and Ohio University, providing theatrical productions for community enjoyment; education and training for students as they participate in productions; and performance and participation opportunities for university and community members.
Auditions will be held in Glidden Hall 480 and 472. Callbacks, if needed are Tuesday April 23 starting at 4:30. E-mail Stage Manager Chloe at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition time. Please bring prepared a one minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. The material should be appropriate for Willy Wonka. Material can also be from the show. Limited scripts available to sign out for 24 hrs. only outside of Rebecca VerNooy's office (Kantner Hall 009, 17 S. College St., Athens). Copies of some of the music and lyrics also available to have to learn as an option for auditions.
Called by Time Magazine, “A triumph for the stage,” and by the International Herald Tribune, “the best musical in twenty years,” this acclaimed musical won 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations. It also won both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. Ragtime invites huge scenic, costuming and technical treatments, but critics have sometimes found it lacking in humanity for that very reason. The show really does have a heart and we’re excited about staging it in a more intimate space than the show is often performed in.
RAGTIME is a powerful portrait of life in turn-of-the-century America, and a relevant tale for today. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s distinguished novel, the musical intertwines the stories of three extraordinary families, one upper middle-class white, one socialist immigrant Jewish and one Harlem black family who also encounter historical characters such as Booker T. Washington, Emma Goldman, Henry Ford, Evelyn Nesbit, J.P Morgan and Harry Houdini. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America. The show will be performed by an expansive, multi-cultural, intergenerational cast.
Dale Ricardo Shields (Ragtime – Director) is a member of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artist, American Guild of Musical Artist and Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. He received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees (summa cum laude) from Ohio University. He is an Associate Board member of Audelco and Archivist of the Iforcolor.org website.
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