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HCLT, Prizery join forces for Christmas Carol

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Halifax County Little Theatre and The Prizery will join forces this fall to bring back a wonderful holiday tradition to the local stage: Alan Menken’s musical version of  Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  Performances will run from Nov. 27 - Dec. 13. Auditions will be held Monday Aug. 17 and Monday Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Chastain Theatre at The Prizery. Director Chris Jones is looking for actors and singers of all ages to fill this large cast of characters. Limited roles are available for children age 8 and older, including Tiny Tim, angels, and ensemble parts, and many roles are available for older children, teens and adults.  Those auditioning are asked to be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song of their choice. Rehearsals begin Aug. 31. / August 06, 2015
Halifax County Little Theatre is 60 years strong! Since 1955, HCLT has been a vital part of our community, performing in elementary school gyms, the high school auditorium, various outdoor locations, restaurants, and for the past 10 years in the beautiful Chastain Theatre at The Prizery. For its 2015-16 season, HCLT will showcase the Power of Theater with three productions that educate, enlighten, and entertain.

The November season opener will be a joint production with The Prizery in honor of The Prizery’s tenth anniversary.

HCLT and The Prizery will work together to bring back the first show produced in the theater: Alan Menken’s musical version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This holiday classic is a must-see tradition with a large cast, haunting music, and a story that inspires. Director Chris Jones is excited to begin work; auditions are set for Aug. 17 and 24 at 7 p.m. at The Prizery.

In February, Becky Donner will direct a powerful piece that showcases a turbulent moment in American history. Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 brings into focus the realities of the Civil Rights movement by telling the stories of the four girls America mourned. As these four girls share their everyday lives, the audience will come to know these girls as young people with hopes and dreams and names. This moving drama hopes to bring the community together in a dialogue of peace and respect.

Finally, for HCLT’s spring production, they are very excited to bring SHREK THE MUSICAL to the stage! Directed by Kasey Rising, this Broadway adaptation will bring great entertainment for the entire community. Adapted from the movie version, this play has all the fantastic characters you remember: Lord Farquad, Princess Fiona, Donkey, Pinocchio, The Gingerbread Man, and many more. Everyone loves this ogre! The music is joyous, and the jokes will keep the theatre full of laughter.

HCLT is proud to have been a part of Halifax County life for 60 years. They look forward to many more years of fostering a love for the arts, providing creative opportunities for young and old, and bringing great stories to life on stage. Community support is vital to these efforts in the form of volunteers, financial contributions, and attendance at productions. Season brochures will be available in just a few weeks.

If you’d like to be added to the HCLT mailing list, send your information to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Brochures will also be available at The Prizery, the Halifax County Visitor Center, and the public libraries.

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