Open Arts Alliance is proud to announce virtual auditions for it’s upcoming 2021 spring season. The Greenwich based social-service theatre company will present “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” (for students in grades 2-8) and “Clue” (for students in grades 9-12).
Performances of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” will occur outdoors in socially-distant form while “Clue” will perform virtually.
Both productions have open audition registration now and will perform in April of 2021.
Open Arts Alliance Executive Director, Rocco Natale, said that there was a tremendous response from the community to “get creative” and have two spring productions (instead of the one they traditionally produce.)
This expanded programming will allow students the chance to collaborate in safe small (or virtual) groups while maintaining a sense of normalcy and teaching cast members about the performing arts. “Despite the pandemic, we have offered more hours of direct instruction than any other season in our organization’s history,” Natale said. “We are excited to have the chance to present theatre outside for our audiences in the spring of 2021 and give our community something fun to look forward to.”
While rehearsals and performances for both productions will occur virtually or in hybrid (live/digital) form, all auditions will be held virtually.
Natale said that this will allow students the chance to try something new in a safe and relaxed way.
“Having two productions allows our older students – many of whom sit on the OAA leadership council – the chance to directly mentor younger students in different production capacities,” Natale added.
“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” (grades 2-8) is based on the beloved comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz. Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life’s great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.
“Clue” (grades 9-12) is based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. Led by the Wadsworth – the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!
Open Arts Alliance is a 501c3 non-profit social-service organization which utilizes students’ artistic abilities to facilitate social service outreach to the senior population of our community focusing on brightening the day (and spreading education) to aging adults with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. This mission is achieved through each of our 5 cornerstone programs which feature volunteerism training and arts education to ensure that all our students-ages 4 to 104 (yes, really)- experience the power of personal growth through the performing arts.
To learn more about Open Arts Alliance or to register for auditions- please visit www.openartsalliance.com.