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AUDITIONS for "See You in Saint-Lo" by Shelley Reid directed by Brad Christie

Monday, July 23 at 6:30 pm and Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30 pm.

The Abbeville Opera House announces the auditions for the opening production of the 2018-2019 Winter Theatre Season, See You in Saint Lo by Shelley Reid. The show will be directed by Brad Christie with performances on September 21, 22, 28 and 29. Three young Americans touring Saint-Lo, France, raise the ire of an elder Frenchman when they disrespect one of the town’s most revered memorials. Through a series of scenes from the past, it is revealed why the old man pays homage to “The Major of Saint-Lo,” and why the young Americans should, too.


The Opera House production of this brand-new play features a large cast with a variety of roles available for all ages and types. Auditions will be held for the following roles: Thomas, an intelligent, principled natural born leader who lives by the golden rule. A man of faith, with a good sense of humor; Drake, somewhat of a hell-raiser who loves to make others laugh; Mathis, an elder Frenchman who is educated and quick-tempered with a gruff exterior that conceals a soft heart; Gerhardt, a U.S. Army general from the old school; Tom, the lead character (Thomas Howie) as a boy; Cora, Tom’s mother; Vic, Tom’s father; Ralph (aka Buster), Tom’s older brother; Tee, Thomas’ wife; Sally, Thomas’ daughter; Adrian, one of Drake’s friends who is organized and sentimental; Landon, another of Drake’s friends, often moody and humorless; Cota, a U.S. Army general who prefers lobbing grenades at the front over pushing pencils behinds a desk; Colonel Bond, President of the Citadel Military Academy; Puntenney, Romano and Goldstein, Officers in the Third Battalion; Coaches Seabrook and Prause, Coaches of the Citadel Bulldogs football team; Elmore, an African American army truck driver; Axel, Young Mathis’ older brother; Young Mathis, an eight year old boy; Flanagan, a radio man for the Third Battalion; Mr. Crawford, a proud, successful African American planter and landowner; Ruth and Vicki, Tom Howie’s older sisters; Mr. Hemphill, the editor of the local newspaper; Frank (aka Tige), Tom’s youngest brother; Janko, a Quartermaster; Miss Smith, a Rhodes Scholar exam administrator; Staff Officer, an Aid to General Gerhardt; Oscar, Neil, George and Leroy, Citadel cadets; Sparky, Ivan, Raymond and Jack, Citadel Bulldogs grid-men; Argo, Owens, Corporal, Sergeant, Sentry, Soldier and Medic, Soldiers of the Twenty-Ninth Division.


A very large cast is needed for the opening production of 110th Winter Theatre Season in Abbeville. Auditions will be held at the Abbeville Opera House at 100 Court Square in Abbeville on Monday, July 23 at 6:30 pm and Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30 pm. No experience is necessary. Those auditioning will be asked to fill out an audition form and will audition by reading scenes from the script. For more information, call the Abbeville Opera House at (864) 366-2157 Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.


SUNDAY, JULY 29 at the Abbeville Opera House at 4pm

Gilligan’s Island: The Musical is a family-friendly stage musical version of the ever popular and iconic 60’s TV comedy show “Gilligan’s Island”. Shipwrecked on a remote Pacific island, the seven castaways build huts and begin to explore their surroundings. They discover strange hieroglyphics in a spooky cave, which speak of an ancient legend. The weather gets rough, Gilligan foils the best-laid of the castaway’s rescue plans…romance develops…the castaways have an out-of-this-world encounter…it’s fun, wacky and entertaining with 18 original, tuneful and memorable songs.



More auditions coming soon! Check back here often!