Wilsonville holds auditions for upcoming productions

This year's winter play is The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

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This year's winter play is The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Aly Johnston, Writer

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Coming off of a strong run of  The Little Mermaid, the theater department is eager to get right back into the swing of things. The troupe will be preparing for two projects: “A Night on Broadway” and The Importance of Being Earnest.

This week the department conducted auditions, “A Night on Broadway”, a collection of all of the pieces that the theater department will be taking to regionals. Most musical auditions were held on Monday, and call backs and additional auditions were held on Wednesday. Auditions for acting scenes were held on Tuesday. Last year, the Wilsonville Theater Department took about 40 kids, and this year, they’re planning to take even more. Troupe 5452 is set to compete at Canby High School in early February next year.

Sophomore Mikaela Ochocki is very involved in the theater department, as she was the front of house manager for Anything Goes and Night on Broadway, and performed in two one acts last year. She is very well versed in auditions, and is very excited for the upcoming productions Wilsonville will put on. Mikaela is also hopeful that the troupe will grow even more this year. “I recommend theater to literally everyone. Being a part of shows is so much fun, and you become connected to everyone, even if you know absolutely no one when you first come in.”

Next week, auditions for The Importance of Being Earnest, the upcoming winter play, will start. The production is a romantic comedy based in Britain, with fun twists and turns that will keep the whole audience engaged. Delving into morality, identity and love, the play is sure to bring out a huge crowd. The play’s showings are set to begin February 22nd of 2018.

If you are interested in being a part of the winter play, contact Mr. Fitz or Mr. Katz.