Anew season is approaching. No, I don't mean the end of summer and the start of fall. This new season is all about music, dance and theatre. The Season of the Arts runs according to the school system, with the new season beginning in September, just like school. Odd convention, but that's just the way it is.
Surrey Little Theatre, White Rock Players and Langley Players already have their season set, and rehearsals for seasonopening shows are already underway. Auditions were held in early summer, so you can't be in the cast for these season-openers. But there are other auditions coming up, so pay attention.
Surrey Symphony Society auditions for the Surrey Youth Orchestra, Intermediate Strings, Junior Strings and chamber music 2013/14 concert season will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Surrey Christian Secondary Campus (15353 92nd Ave., Surrey). Programs are available for musicians aged seven to 20. These groups are not only award winners, but over the years have received international recognition. It is more than cute kids playing on a ¾-sized size violin - OK, so they are adorable. But the music is very real and mature. Visit www.surreysymphony.com or email email@example.com for more information and to arrange an audition.
Peninsula Productions announced that they had a very successful run of The Game's Afoot in July. Soldout shows and a holdover were sure indications of the success. What makes a hit show? An excellent script; this was the Canadian premiere of the script, and author Ken Ludwig was very pleased with the results - just check out his website. Then you need an outstanding cast. That happened as well. So far, so good. But the real key to success is someone behind the scenes with a vision and directing skills to aid the actors in bringing the story to life. That happened, too. Finally, there can be no success in theatre without the unsung, unseen heroes who build costumes and sets, organize, publicize, design and operate lighting and sound, and so many other details that need to be done by someone who knows how to do it, or is at least willing to learn. Yep, it's a lot of work, time, effort - and talent.
But when the show is over, it's over - time to move on to the next event. Peninsula Productions will be holding auditions for its upcoming production of Death and the Maiden. They are looking to cast the part of Dr. Roberto Miranda. If you are a male actor who can play age 45 to 55 and are wanting to be part of an unconventional theatre project, send your picture and resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. I am at a loss to explain the unconventional theatre project. Sounds intriguing.
Music again: The 2013/2014 White Rock Chamber Music series will begin on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Crescent Gardens Retirement Community, 1222 King George Blvd., South Surrey. Concerts will be held on the second Saturday of each month, from October to May. Attendance is always good for these concerts, as admission is by donation and proceeds go to music scholarships. Everybody wins. Performers are now being booked for this series. If you are interested in performing at any of these concerts, contact Sharon Jones at email@example.com or Ellen Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org. The sooner you talk to them, the more likely time slots will be available.
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