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Venice Theatre to hold annual auditions for “Troupe in a Trunk”
Venice Theatre to hold annual auditions for “Troupe in a Trunk”

Venice, Florida -- Auditions for Venice Theatre’s “Troupe in a Trunk” spring school tour will be held on Monday, Nov. 26, at 1:00 p.m., at the theatre.

Venice Theatre’s Education and Outreach Director, Sandy Davisson, who is directing Troupe in a Trunk, is looking for five adults to play roles in “BIG BAD!”, a modernized version of the classic tale of the Three Little Pigs.  

Audition participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and footwear. They should also make note that rehearsals and performances take place during daytime hours. Scripts are available for perusal by contacting Sandy at (941) 486-8679 or sandydavisson@venicestage.com.

The zany characters Davisson is looking to cast include the big bad wolf who is draped in minks and diamonds, little red riding hood who narrates the story, and of course the three little pigs. These contemporary three little pigs are environmentally conscious, computer savvy and love to play the Wii!  VT’s playwright-in-residence, Ronald Myroup, wrote the updated script which takes on the issue of bullying. 

“Troupe in Trunk” is an outreach program of Venice Theatre. With a minimum of set pieces, costumes and makeup, “Troupe” takes live performances to Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte County elementary schools to expose young students to theatre, stimulate their imaginations and create a bridge to the performing arts.

In advance of each performance, the theatre provides teachers at each school with packages of materials related to the play so that they may discuss it in advance or after the performance. Each school is also requested to assess and evaluate the performances in an effort to improve future productions.

The performances are offered to the schools free of charge.  Venice Theatre wishes to thanks last year’s sponsors Venice Golf and Country Club and Target who brought the gift of imagination to thousands of area students. 

For additional information about the auditions or “Troupe in a Trunk”, contact Sandy Davisson at (941) 486-8679 or at sandydavisson@venicestage.com

Venice Theatre is located at 140 West Tampa Avenue on the Island in Venice. 

Release courtesy Venice Theatre.