September 23, 2010

Feature film: 'The Possession'

"The Possession" will hold an open audition for non-speaking extra roles from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at The Academy Theatre Banquet & Conference Center, 58 E. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown.

"The Possession" is a feature film that will be shooting in Hagerstown and Washington County from mid-October to mid-November.

The producers are seeking extras in all age ranges, including entire families for a wedding and reception scenes that are scheduled for shooting the weekend of Oct. 16.

Miscellaneous extras are also being cast including white males (35 to 45), Hispanic and African-American males (18 to 25) and white females (ages 7 to 17).


Local actors who are Screen Actors Guild members may also attend the audition and, subject to schedule, might be able to perform a short monologue in order to be considered for small speaking roles.

Theater production: 'Humbug'

Chambersburg Community Theatre (CCT) will hold open auditions for "Humbug" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, and at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., downtown Chambersburg, Pa. Please use the rear entrance off the parking lot.

"Humbug" follows the story of Eleanor Scrooge, a ruthlessly ambitious Wall Street executive who has an aversion to Christmas and an insatiable appetite for power. This is an upbeat and moving adaptation of Dickens' holiday classic with a contemporary flair.

The minimum cast is six females and eight males, including one or two boys age 9 to 11. The cast might be expanded according to the number of possible candidates who turn out for auditions.

Four of the cast members are carolers and those that wish to try out for those roles should be prepared to sing Christmas carols. Also Bobbie Cratchit (female) must be able to sing "All Through the Night."

No prior acting experience or preparation is required. Actors will be asked to read from the script.

Character descriptions are available on the calendar page of the CCT website at . . Perusal copies of the script are available from the CCT Office, and may be borrowed by calling 717-263-3900.

The show runs Dec. 10-19 with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

For more information about CCT and its programs, call the CCT office at 717-263-3900 or visit its website at .

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