CALL TO AUDITION: FLASHDANCE

Flashdance

Flashdance
April 30th – May 1st, 2018
7pm

Dance like you’ve never danced before! Flashdance the Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.

Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds.

Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score including the smash hit “Maniac,” “Manhunt,” “Gloria,” “I Love Rock & Roll” and the sensational title track “Flashdance…What a Feeling”.

Auditions will consist of:

Vocal/Music: Please prepare 16 bars of an upbeat tempo song. An accompanist will be provided. Sheet music will not be provided. If you bring sheet music please sing in the key that’s written. Mobile devices or CD’s may also be used for auditions. A speaker will be provided.

Choreography: You will learn a simple dance combination (Wear comfortable clothes/shoes, bring jazz shoes if you have them).

Readings: cold readings from the script

Roles:

ALEX OWENS – 19, steel worker by day, flash dancer by night. Alex is a strong willed young woman who is also witty, energetic, loyal and loveable. She is ambitious and a little rebellious but sensible and possibly even cautious and sometimes mistrusting of people in power. Mid range voice – lowest note is G, below middle C. Needs to be able to sing a separate melody when singing with a full chorus. Strong dancer – has solo dances. Involved in lots of the numbers – sings GLORIA with the girls and a duet with Hannah called ONE IN A MILLION; She also duets with Nick in a number called DON’T STOP.

KEISHA – Dancer at the Steel Bar – strong character. One of the team of four dancers who are full of attitude, back-chat and banter. Alto voice – needs to be able to harmonise. Sings bottom line when singing Some of the numbers she sings are MANIAC, I LOVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, GLORIA and FLASHDANCE.

JAZMIN – Dancer at the Steel Bar – flirtatious character. One of the team of four dancers who are full of attitude, back-chat and banter. Alto/Mezzo – needs to be able to harmonise. Sings middle line when singing with Keisha and Gloria. Strong dancer – has solo dances. Some of the numbers she sings are MANIAC, I LOVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, GLORIA and FLASHDANCE.

GLORIA – Dancer at the Steel Bar – daring character. One of the team of four dancers who are full of attitude, back-chat and banter. Gloria gets herself more involved with other elements of the plot, puts herself in danger and shows her vulnerable side. Mezzo/Soprano – needs to be able to harmonise. Sings top line when singing with Keisha and Jazmin. Strong dancer – has solo dances. Some of the numbers she sings are MANIAC, I LOVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, GLORIA and FLASHDANCE.

HANNAH OWENS – Alex’s mom. Looks older than her 40 years. Worn out by life but ambitious for Alex. Tries to be fun and chirpy for her daughter’s sake for whom she is a friend as well as a loving mum. Alto – needs to be able to harmonise. Has a couple of duets with Alex called ONE IN A MILLION and YOU’RE NOT DONE.

NICK HURLEY – Late 20’s, nephew of the owner of Hurley Steel. Nick is the lead male in the show and pursues Alex romantically. He is his ‘own man’ and well meaning – always wanting to do the best for his business and those who work for him (who he gets on well with). He is always charming and confident and playful when flirting with Alex. Tenor – needs to be able to sing a top F and top G. Has a solo called WAKE UP and duets with Alex in DON’T STOP.

JIMMY KAMINSKY – Early 20’s. Always talking of making it big as a stand-up comedian but a loser who hangs about on the streets living on his wits and nervous energy, blagging, sofa surfing, stealing. Upbeat and friendly to Alex but ultimately unreliable. Tenor – needs to be able to sing top E and top F. Has a duet with Alex called TWENTY ONE, as well as a number called YOU CAN’T KEEP ME DOWN with the Ensemble, and some lines in a song called EXPERIENCE.

HARRY GREEN – Owner of the Steel Bar, middle aged. Bossy but kind and protective to the girls who dance at his club. Tough but a bit of an old-fashioned showman/compère at heart. No solos but ensemble singing.

DR KOOL – Owner of the Skin Deep club – sleezy character who can ‘snap’ at any moment. Sharp and manipulative business man with the ‘gift of the gab’. Happy to exploit girls with promises of fame and fortune. Strong tenor singer – needs to be able to hold their own, singing a different line when singing with a full chorus. Needs to be able to sing a top D. Sings solo lines in EXPERIENCE.

JOE – Steel Mill worker, 50’s, foreman. Gets on well with Nick his boss and offers a wise word here and there. Tenor – needs to be able to harmonise. Sings Steeltown with Alex and the Ensemble.

SAMMY – Steel Mill worker, 30’s, family man. Tenor – needs to be able to harmonise; sings top F. Sings Steeltown with Alex and the Ensemble. ABE – Steel Mill worker, 20’s. Tenor – needs to be able to harmonise. Sings Steeltown with Alex and the Ensemble.

C.C. LA DRUE – Dr Kool’s business partner – can be male or female – can double up and be part of Ensemble when not in character. Doesn’t say a lot but helps portray the dubious character of Dr Kool’s club with his/her flamboyant but seedy style. Strong tenor singer – needs to be able to hold their own, singing a different line when singing with a full chorus. Needs to be able to sing a top D. Sings solo lines in EXPERIENCE

GIRL LEAD SUPPORT ROLES – opportunity to support the main 4 girls as Steel Bar dancers and singers. Strong singers able to harmonise and/or strong dancers.

ENSEMBLE – Steel mill workers, street dancers, Shipley Academy students, customers at the clubs, dancers at the clubs. Will be looking for a mix of bass, tenor, alto, mezzo and soprano voices. Plus dancers. Ensemble characters are involved in loads of the great numbers!

Announcing: Spring Break and Summer Camp at the Lake Worth Playhouse!

2018 SPRING BREAK CAMP:

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
Monday, March 19 – Friday, March 23
9:00am – 3:00pm
Performance:
Saturday, March 24 at 11:00am
Ages 8-14
$200/child
BY DANIEL GUYTON
Things get wild and hairy when a group of middle school students start to believe their teacher is a werewolf! Chris is really spooked because he’s certain he saw a werewolf in his neighborhood… wearing a bowling shirt. His pals don’t believe him at first, but when their teacher walks in wearing the same shirt and looking a bit worse for wear, the kids begin to suspect Chris is right! Determined to discover the truth, the young teens sneak into their teacher’s home, and just as expected, the werewolf is there! Still… not all is as it seems. Full of surprises and silly humor, this play will have your audience howling for more!
 

2018 SUMMER CAMPS:

Into The Woods, Jr.

June 4-23, 2018 | 9:00am – 3:00pm

Performances:
6/21-6/22 11:00a | 6/23 11:00a & 2:00p
Ages 8 -14
$600.00/child

The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.
  
Mary Poppins Jr.
July 9-28, 2018 | 9:00am – 3:00pm

Performances:
7/26-7/27 11:00a | 7/28 11:00a & 2:00p
Ages 8 – 14
$600.00/child
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”
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ABOUT LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE
Lake Worth Playhouse is located at 713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth.  Valet Parking is available for $5. Street and lot parking is also available.
Lake Worth Playhouse is a non-profit community theatre with a diverse array of offerings, including award-winning dramas, comedies, musicals, area premieres, Broadway favorites, children’s shows, ballets and operas on film, live concerts, improv comedy and alternative programming. In addition to its main stage theatrical fare, the Playhouse presents year-round independent and foreign films in the Stonzek Theatre, an intimate black-box style theatre equipped with a large viewing screen and high-definition projection. The Playhouse is proud to offer a variety of educational programs for adults and children, as well as community outreach initiatives that bring cultural programs into the neighborhoods of underserved youth and also make theatre available free of charge for disadvantaged citizens in the community.

CALL TO AUDITION: LEND ME A TENOR & OLIVER!

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LEND ME A TENOR 

by Ken Ludwig
Director: Brian Edgecomb

Synopsis:
Lend Me A Tenor is a door-slamming, dress-dropping farce with mistaken identities, mischievous misunderstandings and compromising positions. It is the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, and world-famous Italian tenor Signor Tito Merelli will be their guest artist in Otello, the highlight of the company’s most important fundraiser for the 1934 season. But Tito’s troubled life, his hot-headed wife, and a “Dear John” letter mistaken as Tito’s suicide note sends everybody’s head swimming. No Tito, no $50,000 in ticket sales. Meanwhile, Max, an opera singer wanna-be, is coerced into impersonating the Italian great to save the show. In costume, wig and make-up, he’s is a dead ringer for the dead singer. But can Max find the courage to go on with the show? The surprises have just begun in this superbly crafted, eye-watering farce.

Audition Dates: 
January 8th and 9th at 7pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse. No appointment necessary.
Please prepare a 2 minute comic monologue. All those auditioning for the roles of Max, Tito and the Bellhop should prepare a short selection from an Italian opera.

Performance Dates: 
March 1st-18th, 2018 on the main stage

FOR DETAILS ON ROLES AVAILABLE PLEASE VISIT:

http://lakeworthplayhouse.org/audition.html

 

Oliver
Oliver! (kids 16 & under auditions)

Director: Shonna Rash
Music Director: Roger Blankenship
Choreographer: Joanne DiPrizio

Synopsis: 
Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.  The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Audition Dates: 
Kids 16 and under: January 6-7, 1-4 pm
Adults: February 12th, 13th & 14th at 7pm

Performance Dates:
April 12th – 29th, 2018 on the main stage

Auditions will consist of:

Vocal/Music: Please prepare 16 bars of an upbeat tempo song. An accompanist will be provided. Sheet music will not be provided. If you bring sheet music please sing in the key that’s written.

Choreography: You will learn a simple dance combination (Wear comfortable clothes/shoes, bring jazz shoes if you have them).

Readings: cold readings from the script

Be prepared to TRY a British accent.

NO parents allowed in the audition room.

FOR DETAILS ON ROLES AVAILABLE PLEASE VISIT:

http://lakeworthplayhouse.org/audition.html

 

Please contact Interim Artistic Director Daniel Eilola if additional info is needed at daniel@lakeworthplayhouse.org

December at the Lake Worth Playhouse

 
Divas Holiday Party
December 8, 2017 | $15
8:00pm
Take a moment to enjoy yourself during the Holidays! Join our favorite Queens as your favorite Holiday Divas-‘frolicking, up-town, New York style!! Including Songs, Skits & a Comically good time! Buy your tickets early…tickets sell out fast!
Featuring Lupita Hollywood, Sharde Ross, Dayzee Deluxx, Melissa Saint John, Roxi Devine and Pepper Monroe.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play
Adults $25 | Kids 12 and under $15
Saturday, December 9 at 7pm
Sunday, December 10 at 2pm
The Lake Worth Playhouse rings in the Holiday Season with the Lux Radio Theatre version of the holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life. This adapted version of the classic holiday film will be brought to life on our stage complete with live sound effects. Travel back in time with us to the golden age of radio drama as we tell this Christmas tale of George Bailey and his journey of discovery as to what makes a truly wonderful life.
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Ring Out the Old, Sing in the New!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and Party with Your Playhouse Favorites!

December 31, 2017 | 8pm | Reception at 7:30pm

Tickets: $40 (Theatre Assigned Seating) (Groups of 10 or more $38) contact the box office direct for group seating availability)

$40 – Admission to the show, complimentary light hors d’oeuvres, one complimentary glass of champagne to be enjoyed at your leisure in celebration of the New Year.

Dinner and a Show at Paradiso Ristorante (Theatre Assigned Seating)

$115 – Enliven all the senses with a winning combination of culture and cuisine by choosing our dinner and a show package. Usher in the New Year in style with premium seating for the show along with a special dinner package with Paradiso Ristorante, an elegant restaurant in Downtown Lake Worth that specializes in Italian regional and continental cuisine (Dinner at Paradiso Ristorante, reservation times: between 5:00 and 6pm – show at 8pm). On-Line ticket sales will end at approx. 10:30 am on New Year’s Eve – 12-31-17.

Meri Ziev (Best Performance Awards for: Bloody Mary in South Pacific & Lady Tiang
in The King and l)

Michael Cartwright (Best Performance Awards for: Emile De Becque in South Pacific, King Arthur in Spamalot, Rock of Ages)

Kelly DiLorenzo (Best Performance Awards for: Evita in Evita, Miss Hannigan in Annie, The Narrator in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat)

Tom Cooch (Best Performance Awards for: Melvin P. Thorpe in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Curley in Oklahoma and Harold Hill in The Music Man.)

Hear your favorite songs from Broadway musicals! Remember good times with the standards we all know and love! Musical accompaniment by Roger Blankenship
and his Tuneful Trio

Stay “tuned” for surprises and fun!

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 ALSO IN DECEMBER:

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FLAMENCO SOUL ACADEMY presents…Respira

December 17, 2017
3pm

All Seats – $20 (general admission)

On-Line Sales will end at 10:30 am day-of-show (Dec. 17).

For additional ticket availablity please contact the box office direct at 561-586-6410.

Approximate run time: 2 Hours with one 15-minute intermission

Overview: Flamenco Soul Academy presents the “Respira” Show, an event where you will tour different styles of flamenco dance, where breathing with each one of the choreographies will fill us with life delighting our spectators and wrapping them with the unparalleled magic of flamenco art!

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Downtown Dance presents…
Scrooge (A Christmas Carol)

December 23, 2017

On-line sales will begin on November 20 at 11:00 am and end at 11:30 pm
on Dec. 22.

$15 Presale tickets
$20 – Day-Of-Show tickets are available only direct thru the box office
by calling 561-586-6410,

A Twist on the Classic Tale: A Christmas Carol; Downtown Dance presents… Scrooge. Story of a heartless Ballet Director, which will be told through all styles of Dance by students of all ages and levels.

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ABOUT LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE
Lake Worth Playhouse is located at 713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth.  Valet Parking is $5 (when available). Street and lot parking is also available.
Lake Worth Playhouse is a non-profit community theatre with a diverse array of offerings, including award-winning dramas, comedies, musicals, area premieres, Broadway favorites, children’s shows, ballets and operas on film, live concerts, improv comedy and alternative programming. In addition to its main stage theatrical fare, the Playhouse presents year-round independent and foreign films in the Stonzek Theatre, an intimate black-box style theatre equipped with a large viewing screen and high-definition projection. The Playhouse is proud to offer a variety of educational programs for adults and children, as well as community outreach initiatives that bring cultural programs into the neighborhoods of underserved youth and also make theatre available free of charge for disadvantaged citizens in the community.

CALL TO AUDITION: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE RADIO PLAY

Audition Notice:

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE RADIO PLAY

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November 20th at 7pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse

Seeking actors of all ages and types for various roles in our production of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE RADIO PLAY.

**Please bring a copy of a one-minute contemporary monologue or a poem to read aloud at auditions. We are not looking for memorized material but rather would prefer that you read from the page for us. This production will be in the format of an old time radio production with live sound effects as well as actors performing at standing microphones with scripts in hand. We ask that all those interested in auditioning please familiarize yourselves with the style of an old time radio play. There are numerous examples online of this style. Actors who can do multiple character voices are strongly encouraged to audition.**

Rehearsal dates:
December 4th, 5th and 6th at 7:00 pm, December 9th at 3:00pm

Performance Dates:
December 9th at 7pm and December 10th at 2pm

Spend the Holidays at Lake Worth Playhouse!

COMING SOON TO THE LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE!

Jean Shepherd’s Comedy, A Christmas Story

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW:
 
 
Jean Shepherd’s Comedy, A Christmas Story
November 16-December 3, 2017
$23-$38
SYNOPSIS
Adapted by Phillip Grecian
Presented by special arrangment with
The Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois
He’s back! One boy. One holiday wish. And a world that seems to be conspiring to make it certain it doesn’t come true. Join us as in all its pink-bunny-suit, glowing-leg-lamp, triple-dog-daring glory. This is a perfect holiday treat for the whole family.
Schedule:
  • Preview Night is Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ($23 & $27)
  • Opening Night is Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ($38 – includes Opening Night Elegance)
  • Evening and Matinee Performances will run November 18-December 3, 2017 at 8pm and 2pm. ($29 & $35)
  • Dinner & Show Night is November 16 and includes a 6:00 p.m. pre-show dinner at Brogues prior to the 8:00 p.m. performance.The all-inclusive dinner/show package price is $60 and includes a three-course meal and premium seats for the preview performance.
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ALSO AT THE LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE:

 
Divas Holiday Party
December 8, 2017 | $15
8:00pm
Take a moment to enjoy yourself during the Holidays! Join our favorite Queens as your favorite Holiday Divas-‘frolicking, up-town, New York style!! Including Songs, Skits & a Comically good time! Buy your tickets early…tickets sell out fast!
Featuring Lupita Hollywood, Sharde Ross, Dayzee Deluxx, Melissa Saint John, Roxi Devine and Pepper Monroe.

 WonderfulLife_Poster.jpg
It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play
Adults $25 | Kids 12 and under $15
Saturday, December 9 at 7pm
Sunday, December 10 at 2pm
The Lake Worth Playhouse rings in the Holiday Season with the Lux Radio Theatre version of the holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life. This adapted version of the classic holiday film will be brought to life on our stage complete with live sound effects. Travel back in time with us to the golden age of radio drama as we tell this Christmas tale of George Bailey and his journey of discovery as to what makes a truly wonderful life.
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ABOUT LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE
Lake Worth Playhouse is located at 713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth.  Valet Parking is $5 (when available). Street and lot parking is also available.
Lake Worth Playhouse is a non-profit community theatre with a diverse array of offerings, including award-winning dramas, comedies, musicals, area premieres, Broadway favorites, children’s shows, ballets and operas on film, live concerts, improv comedy and alternative programming. In addition to its main stage theatrical fare, the Playhouse presents year-round independent and foreign films in the Stonzek Theatre, an intimate black-box style theatre equipped with a large viewing screen and high-definition projection. The Playhouse is proud to offer a variety of educational programs for adults and children, as well as community outreach initiatives that bring cultural programs into the neighborhoods of underserved youth and also make theatre available free of charge for disadvantaged citizens in the community.

CALL TO AUDITION: PAINT YOUR WAGON

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PAINT YOUR WAGON
Director: Daniel Eilola
Music Director: Roger Blankenship
Choreographer: Katie Petronio

Synopsis:
In California in May 1853, Ben Rumson strikes gold and establishes a community in his own name. The show follows the progress of the town as hundreds of men come to dig for gold. But there’s a problem, the town has no women! That is soon remedied and the town competes for the affections of too few women. Filled with gorgeous standards such as “They Call the Wind Maria,” “I Talk to the Trees,” and “Wand’rin’ Star,” Paint Your Wagon is Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s sweepingly ambitious and surprisingly realistic take on freedom and family, in the Gold Rush-happy America of 1853.

Audition Dates:
November 6th & 7th, 7pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse

Possible callbacks on November 8th. No appointment necessary
Please prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. A CD with an accompaniment-only track is also acceptable, provided it is edited and cued correctly. No acappella auditions. Please also wear or bring comfortable attire, as all auditioners will be required to move.

Performance Dates:
January 18th – February 4th, 2018 on the main stage

Roles available:

Ben Rumson (Baritone) An affable, middle aged man, he is Mayor of Rumson Town, Judge, Land Commissioner, and County Clerk of Rumson Town. A Gold miner of long experience, also the father of Jennifer.

Jennifer Rumson (Alto, 18 – 25) The young daughter of Ben. Quite a tomboy at first, she develops into a sophisticated young woman. She is in love with Julio.

Julio Valveras (Tenor, mid-twenties) an ambitious miner of Mexican heritage. He is a kind and sensitive  dreamer who is in love with Jennifer.

Steve Bullnack (Baritone) Rough and rugged gold miner.

Jake Whippany (Baritone) A miner, about 30 with a touch of boyishness about him. He plays the banjo. Jake becomes the proprietor of “Jakes Palace”, a gaudy music hall.

Elizabeth Woodling (Mezzo-Soprano) A wife of Jacob, about 30. She’s not very bright.

Sarah Woodling (Mezzo-Soprano) Another wife of Jacob, about 30. Smug and patronizing.

Jacob Woodling (Baritone) A large monotonous fellow in his mid-30’s.

Sandy Twist (Baritone) A miner in his early 40’s, he appears pinched and bespectacled.

Edgar Crocker  (Baritone) A miner, a Cockney in his late 30’s. A “dandy” who makes an effort to appear a fastidious gent.

Reuben Sloan – A miner, shaggy and grimy. He is the town crook.

Samuel Trumbull – A miner, he becomes the owner/operator of the Rumson Town General Store.

Cherry Jourdel – French organizer of the Fandango Girls. She is Jake’s friend.

Mike Mooney – A miner, he is a young Irishman with a very thick Brogue.

Ensemble members – 6 females, eight males to play town inhabitants, miners and Fandango girls

Please contact Interim Artistic Director Daniel Eilola if additional info is needed at daniel@lakeworthplayhouse.org