Rantoul Theatre Group to hold open auditions for ‘Romeo and Juliet’

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Theatre Group will hold four open auditions for its September production of William Shakespeare’s love-tragedy play, “Romeo and Juliet.”

The auditions are scheduled for 7-9 p.m. May 23 and 24 and noon-5 p.m. May 25 and 26 at Grissom Hall Theatre, 914 Arends Blvd., Rantoul.

Director Larry Smith is seeking female actors age 14 and older and male actors ages 16 and older. Additionally, adult male/female actors will be needed for the appropriate adult roles in the play.

The play will be performed Sept. 13-15 and 20-22.

No preparations are necessary for the auditions. Readings will be from the script. Interested actors can see the audition selections on the Facebook page: Rantoul Theater Group.

Additionally, technical support staff is needed for light and sound.

“Romeo and Juliet” is well-known around the world and is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.

Smith said to appear in the play “is a plus for any actor’s stage resume.”

Romeo and Juliet are two star-struck lovers from feuding families who fall in love and meet their doom in the end.

Grissom Hall Theatre has 190 seats and is located on the former Chanute Air Force Base. Interested actors may visit the website at rtgonline.org, email the director at larry@rtgonline.org or call the theater answering machine at 892-1121 and leave a message for further information. Read updates on Facebook at Rantoul Theater Group.



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