OXFORD TOWN – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s enduring musical, “The Sound of Music,” opens June 28 as part of the 2012 Oxford Shakespeare Festival. Turn to Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 985 to read more about the classic musical and be sure to check out Page 4 in the same issue to see what other plays — Shakespeare or not — the L-O-U community can look forward to this weekend and next week as the 2012 Oxford Shakespeare Festival rolls on. “All’s Well That Ends Well” (pictured here) is also playing this week (June 30) at the Ford Center’s Studio Theater at 2 p.m. (June 28, 2012, Page 7, 12)
OXFORD TOWN – Veteran thespian Peter Pinow (pictured on the OT cover) takes the lead role as King Lear in Shakespeare’s “darkest tradegy” this weekend at the Ford Center. Presented by the Oxford Shakespeare Festival, curtains will rise on “King Lear” Saturday, June 3. Turn to Page 5 in Oxford Town No. 984 to read more about “King Lear” and other great productions scheduled for this year’s festival. (June 21, 2012, Page 7)
Children involved with the Youth Music Theatre Workshop will perform “The Sword and the Stone,” prelude production to this year’s “Camelot” during the Oxford Shakespeare Festival.
Julia and Robert Aubrey will audition children from ages 8 – 13 for chorus roles in the Oxford Shakespeare Festival’s production of The King and I. Auditions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Nutt Auditorium on Saturday, March 27.
Children are asked to prepare a short song and be dressed comfortably to participate in music and theatre games. If needed, callbacks will start at 1 that afternoon.
There are two leading roles for boys ages 10 – 14, as Louis and the Prince. These characters sing and have spoken dialogue in the musical.
Rehearsals will begin June 7 with final performances on June 24, June 26 and June 27 in the Ford Center. If you have any questions, please contact Julia Aubrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (662) 915-1280. (March 2, 2010)