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Livermore Shakespeare Festival Holding Youth Auditions for “Macbeth”

March 22, 2011

For students looking to get a taste of being on stage in a professional production, the Livermore Shakespeare Festival is auditioning for child actors this weekend for this summer’s production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”. The casting call is for three child actors, and at least two will have lines in the production.

This experience offers aspiring actors the unique opportunity to work with top-notch professionals and get taste for life in the theater. The role of Fleance is open to actors aged twelve and up. Actors must appear fourteen-years-old or younger, although their actual age may be older. The roles of MacDuff’s children are open to actors aged eight and up. To audition for Fleance, we ask actors to prepare a Shakespeare monologue no longer than one minute, memorization optional. To audition for one of MacDuff’s children, we ask actors to prepare a short speech or song (can be as simple as “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”), whichever is more comfortable.

Youth actors must be mature, focused, diligent, and prepared to work in a stop-and-go professional environment. They must be available for periodic late afternoon and evening rehearsals in June, and for all or half the previews and performances, which will take place June 30, July 1, 2, 10,15, 17, 23, and 30. Families or actors must provide transportation.

Auditions will be held Saturday, March 26, from 12:30 pm – 2 pm at Hawthorn Suites, 1700 North Livermore Avenue Livermore, CA 94551.

To arrange an audition appointment or obtain more information, e-mail Deborah Munro at Deborah@LivermoreShakes.org

And remember… saying “Macbeth” in a theatre is told to bring bad luck to the performance.

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