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The Colonial Center will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day.
Auditions for the C.A.T.S. Community Theatre production of OKLAHOMA! (sponsored by CCB-Citizens Community Bank and Boyd Honda of South Hill) will take place on Saturday, July 25 from 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Please use the Actors Entrance in the alley at the rear of the theatre upon arrival on audition day. All roles are available. In order to audition, please be prepared. You will need:
1. A prepared solo song of your choice. If you are auditioning for a major role like Curly, Laurie, Will, Ado Annie, Judd, etc. please sing a song from the show that your desired character sings. If you are auditioning for a minor role or a chorus part, a short selection of ANY SONG which showcases your vocal range will be sufficient. A pianist will be available to accompany performers at auditions.
2. If this is your first Colonial Center audition, please bring a photo of yourself to give to the director. This aids in putting names with faces when making casting decisions.
3. Be prepared to dance a short combination if you would like a major role. Some basic choreography will be required of chorus members as well.
4. Cold readings will be necessary at auditions for anyone who would like to audition for a speaking part. (Excerpts from the script will be provided, and ample time will be allotted for preparation upon arrival.)
5. Be prepared to fill out audition forms upon arrival. These forms may be filled out in advance as well. To obtain these forms, click on the "Community Theatre" tab above and look under the "Downloads" section on the right-hand side of the page.
6. Show dates for OKLAHOMA! are October 3, 9 & 10 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday matinees will take place at 2:30 p.m. on October 4 &11. Please be sure you are available for all performance dates and required rehearsals before auditioning. (Rehearsals will begin in August and will start at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. Some Sunday afternoon rehearsal will also be necessary.) The week prior to opening, rehearsals will be mandatory for all cast members. Please discuss any rehearsal conflicts with Director Douglas Wright in advance.
7. If you would like to audition but cannot attend on Saturday, July 25, please schedule an appointment for a private audition during the week prior to open auditions. Private auditions will be allowed between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. July 20-July 24 ONLY. No accompanist will be available for private auditions, however. Please be prepared to provide your own accompaniment if you audition at any time other than Saturday, July 25 at 2:30 p.m.
8. If you have any additional questions regarding auditions, please contact Douglas Wright at 434-262-4170.
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2015 C.A.T.S. Community Theatre Productions:
C.A.T.S. COUNTRY REVUE
August 1, 7, & 8 @ 8:00 p.m. - August 2 & 9 @ 2:30 p.m.
From Hank Williams, Sr. to Carrie Underwood, the C.A.T.S. Country Revue encompasses all of Country Music's greatest hits! There will be toe-tappin', foot-stompin' fun for all ages! Come out and support these local singers as they get "gussied up" and share their talents on the Colonial Center's stage! Sponsored by The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and Watkins Hearing Aids.
October 3, 9, & 10 @ 8:00 p.m. - October 4 & 11 @ 2:30 p.m.
Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. Sponsored by CCB - Citizens Community Bank and Boyd Honda of South Hill.
December 5, 11, & 12 @ 8:00 p.m. - December 6 @ 7:00 p.m. - December 13 @ 2:30 p.m.
The time is the Great Depression and the large Spencer family, living at the foot of a Virginia mountain, is struggling hard just to survive. With his father having to take the only available job a long way from home, Clay-Boy is stuck with unusual responsibility for his brothers and sisters. Just reaching manhood, Clay-Boy has a secret yearning that's quite extraordinary for the practical, earth-bound community in which he lives. He wants to write! Such foolishness is utterly foreign to his hardworking father, who tells him to prepare to become a responsible man—to build a home and raise a family. Sponsored by Town of South Hill and South Hill Chamber of Commerce.
2015 PROFESSIONAL SHOW SCHEDULE:
LEO DAYS: An Elvis Tribute
Saturday, September 19, 2015 @ 8:00 p.m.
Leo became an avid fan of Elvis at the age of three. He grew up listening to Elvis and watching his movies. Leo has been dissecting Elvis' every move and studying every kind of concert footage he can. He has spent a lot of time perfecting Elvis' moves and the mannerisms which is very evident when watching one of Leo's shows. Along with singing Leo can also play the guitar and piano. Leo is one of the few Elvis Tribute Artists that can accurately perform all three eras of Elvis. Whether it is the raw Elvis of the 50's, the 60's leather Elvis, or the polished Vegas Elvis.
JASON PETTY'S "HONKY TONK HOLIDAYS"
Saturday November 21, 2015 @ 8:00 p.m.
Join Obie Award winner Jason Petty, as he turns his critically-acclaimed singing and storytelling abilities toward the most wonderful time of the year... Christmas! In “Honky Tonk Holidays” Jason and Grammy-nominated singer Carolyn Martin along with a five piece band straight out of Nashville perform the songs and tell the stories behind some of your favorite country Christmas classics including, "Christmas Time’s A-Comin’" -Johnny Cash; "Pretty Paper" -Willie Nelson; "An Old Christmas Card" -Jim Reeves; "If We Make It Through December" -Merle Haggard; "Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree" - Brenda Lee …and many more!
- Need a gift, incentive, or recognition award for someone you know? The Colonial Center now offers gift certificates starting at $15.00 each and increasing in amounts of $5.00 increments up to $50.00 total. There are no fees for this service. Ask a staff member today about how you can take advantage of this offer.
- Colonial Center Flex Passes are available for purchase! These passes entitle the recipient to six tickets to C.A.T.S. Community Theatre Events! Use them all at once or spread them throughout the year; it's your choice! Flex-Passes are $75 each and may be purchased on this site under the Events tab above. For questions, more information, or assistance in purchasing a Flex-Pass, please call the box office at 434-262-4170.
Tours and Visits
- Please call ahead if you would like to see the theater area. We do not make that space accessible unless we have advance knowledge of the visit. It is our pleasure to show our space if we are prepared. As always, our box office and galleries are open Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
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The Colonial Theatre has a very special place in the history of our community and in the lives of many of our residents. It has weathered many storms and economic crises, as well as years of neglect at various times throughout its history.
The Colonial is one of the few remaining vaudeville theatres of its era in Virginia and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places... Read Full History