EAST LANSING, Mich. – All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) will be holding open auditions for its upcoming fall production of “Through the Looking Glass” Aug. 27-29.
“Through the Looking Glass,” a sequel to Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” will take audiences inside the magical land of the looking glass as Alice fights her way across the chess board to become a queen.
Area youth, ages 9-18, can audition for a part in this latest AECT production on Thursday, Aug. 27 and Friday, Aug. 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. or Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m.-noon at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Abbot Road. Those auditioning need only to attend one of the audition times and must be available for callbacks. For those preparing to audition, scripts can be checked out at the ELHCC front desk for a $10 deposit. Youth can also sign up for backstage crew positions that are available (i.e. makeup, costumes, set design).
The fall show was previously scheduled to be “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” however; the rights for the production were pulled nationally.
“Though we are collectively disappointed about the rights being pulled for ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ ‘Through the Looking Glass’ is a great replacement because like the fantastic and magical world of Willy Wonka, Alice’s imagination evokes the same feeling of possibility,” said AECT Artistic Director Sarah Willis. “I’m excited to embark on this adventure with the kids, in a world where anything can happen, and I hope this experience will AECT makes them feel that the same thing applies to their world.”
Community members are encouraged to mark their calendars for the “Through the Looking Glass” production, which will be brought to the ELHCC stage Nov. 6-7 and Nov. 13-14. Learn more at www.cityofeastlansing.com/allofus.
All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) offers young people of all backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles the opportunity to produce professional quality plays, study many aspects of the dramatic arts and develop valuable life skills while providing outstanding entertainment to the community. AECT brings four major productions to the Greater Lansing community each year with the help of hundreds of youth from throughout the region.