‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ high school student auditions

Published 10:31 am Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Arts in Education Department of Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) announces high school student auditions for the third fall educational tour.
Auditions will be held at Landrum High School, Polk County High School, Chapman High School and at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. All high school students are encouraged to participate. Actors will be reading from the script.
This season’s production is Washington Irving’s classic, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” adapted by Kathryn Shultz Miller and directed by Marianne Carruth.
The classic story is set in the Village of Sleepy Hollow near Tarry Town, N.Y. in 1795. The storybook tale revolves around the main characters, the bumbling, awkward schoolteacher Ichabod, the coquettish Katrina and Ichabod’s brutish rival, Brom Bones. There are also characters that play storytellers, keeping the action and pace moving throughout. This adaptation remains dedicated to the spirit of the original work yet expertly involves all ages with lots of suspense and comedy.
The roles available are Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones and one to two storytellers. Depending on the turnout for auditions TFAC will assemble two casts, one to tour S.C. schools and one to tour N.C. schools.
Rehearsals begin Sept. 8 and will take place on Sunday through Thursday at Tryon Fine Arts Center. The show opens Oct. 24 and closes on Oct. 31. It will be presented at Polk County and Spartanburg District One schools during the school day, with a public performance on Sunday, Oct. 30 at Tryon Fine Arts Center. Specific dates and venues are to be confirmed.
For more information or to arrange an audition, call Marianne Carruth, director of arts in education at Tryon Fine Arts Center, 828-859-8322, ext. 213.
– article submitted by Marianne Carruth

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