Auditions for PCT's production of 'Dracula' Aug. 23 & Aug. 24
PCT Director Tony Sanchez is calling all Dracula lovers to join in on his upcoming production of Bram Stroker's Dracula.
This particular play is an adaptation of the classic "Dracula" by Aric Cushing. There are several roles to audition for. The director is also searching for male twins that are over the age of 25 to cast in the show.
Auditions will be at 7 p.m. on August 23 and August 24 at Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center. It is encouraged by the director to be at both auditions for casting purposes. All cast members must have proof of their COVID-19 vaccination to perform.
Performances are set for 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31.
See you at the auditions!
Tickets for the long-awaited performance of Xanadu, a comical, roller skating musical adventure about following your dreams, will go on sale starting Saturday, July 10.
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, tickets can be purchased online at the Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center website https://www.pittks.org/memorial/
On Monday, July 12, tickets will be available for purchase in person at the auditorium, by phone and online. The auditorium's phone number is 620-231-7827.
PCT will perform the musical at 7:30 p.m. on July 30 and July 31. A matinee show will be at 2 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 1 .
What better way to get back on stage than to start with Jr. Starz?
This adorable and talented bunch of kids are going to perform the musical "BOTS!" at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, June 18 at Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center. Tickets available for $5 at the door. Seating is limited.
Campers in the morning session will perform at 6 p.m. and campers in the afternoon session will perform at 8 p.m.
“BOTS! A New Children’s Musical” by Beat by Beat on June 18 at the auditorium.The musical is about a BOTS Robotics Competition where teams and their (singing and dancing) robots are all vying for the top prize. Amidst the coding, building, and fierce competition, two members from rival teams befriend one another and throw everything off-balance. Will their collaborative spirit sabotage their teams’ chances of winning? This STEM musical invites humans and robots alike to discover the power of technology and teamwork.
Congrats to the following:
Clio/Kira: Whitley Chesney
Melpomene/Medusa: Emma NooNoo
Calliope/Aphrodite: Megan Spires
Euterpe/Andrews Sister/Thetis: Anne Marie Martin
Erato/Andrews Sister/Hera: Jazmin Havens
Eros: Faith Montemurro
Urania (keyboard): Caitlin Norton
Polyhmnia (synth): Sadie Dodson
Siren: Emily George
Sonny Malone: Alex Chesney
Danny Maguire: Brock Willard
Thalia/Tubes Singer/Young Danny: Andy Garman
Terpiscore/Tubes Singer/Hermes: Gabe Anderson
Bob (guitar)/Cyclops: Keller Erwin
Zeus/Centaur: Will Williams
The first time we had to cast this show without Greg Shaw (original director), it was difficult to do. This time was even harder, but not because of a lack of talent on the stage! Each performer who auditioned brought their energy and passion to the moves, song, and cold read. It was thrilling to be able to make music again on the stage with others! Thank you to all who auditioned. You made a part of my soul become more healed — "I'm Alive!"
— MJ Harper, Director
Dear PCT Friends,
We’ve been wrestling with what to do about our 2020 season — a season we had looked forward to with great enthusiasm for the diversity we believed it would offer performers, crews, and our audiences.
As you know, the landscape of our world has changed weekly, and sometimes daily, during the pandemic, and we were reluctant to make a final decision too soon.
The safety of the many lives we impact, from those on stage, to those working behind the scenes, to the audiences who attend our shows, is a priority.
Taking into consideration that our home, Memorial Auditorium, will be closed through the end of July, and that even then, health officials cautioned it might be too soon for large gatherings of people, we are canceling our entire 2020 season. We’re also canceling our annual Jr. Starz Children’s Theatre Workshop, which was planned for June — perhaps one of our greatest disappointments, as we know how much area youth look forward to it and gain from it.
We are grateful for the financial contributions made by our members and underwriters this season. In coming days, we will be contacting each of you. We hope to remain as connected as ever through social media with features such as Throwback Thursdays that showcase past productions, as well as links to online entertainment to enjoy this summer.
As always, we appreciate your support and enthusiasm for live theatre! We’ll keep our sights set on 2021 with the hope that once again, the curtain will go up and the magic will happen on our stage.
— PCT Board of Directors
Pittsburg Community Theatre will make a decision on May 11 regarding the future of its season. Those decisions will include the spring musical, Xanadu, originally planned for April 2-5; Jr. Starz children's summer theater workshop, originally planned for June; and auditions for the summer musical, Matilda, originally planned for May 18-19 with performance dates of July 23-26.
This is typically when we open registrations for our popular summertime children’s theater workshop, Jr. Starz, which is held each June at Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center.
In compliance with the statewide and countywide stay-at-home order, Memorial Auditorium continues to be closed to the public and will be for at least the next few weeks.
Because the future is so uncertain, we are postponing registration for this summer's Jr. Starz workshop, "BOTS! A New Children's Musical" by Beat by Beat, until our board meets to make a decision on when registration shall open and when the workshop shall be held. Sadly, we aren’t alone; as you’ve no doubt begun to see, many organizations large and small have postponed, canceled, or rescheduled summertime events.
Please continue to follow us on social media and check our website at www.pctinfo.org for the most current information.
We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we make decisions to ensure the health and safety of our audiences, cast, crew, and staff and in this case, children.
Thanks for your support of the arts!
Based upon recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent the spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, the City of Pittsburg today announced the closure of Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center through March 30.
In light of this, we are halting ticket sales for our production of “Xanadu,” originally set to open April 2 and run through April 5 at Memorial Auditorium.
To our ticket buyers, show program advertisers, and PCT members:
We will be having discussions with Memorial staff and Music Theatre International in hopes of rescheduling this production if possible. We will be reaching out to those of you for whom we have an email in coming days. If you purchased tickets without using an email address, please call our box office at 620-231-7827.
We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we make decisions to ensure the health and safety of our audiences, cast, crew, and staff. For continued updates, please visit our website at www.pctinfo.org.
Thanks for your support of the arts!
Congrats to the following:
Clio/Kira: Jaley Hoyt
Sonny Malone: Christopher Stonecipher
Danny Maguire: John Womeldorff
Melpomene/Medusa: Emma Noonoo
Calliope/Aphrodite: Andrea Dinkel
Euterpe/Andrews Sister/Thetis: Meredith DeNisco
Erato/Andrews Sister/Eros/Hera: Hannah Casper
Thalia/Cyclops/Tubes Singer/Young Danny: Xavier Huffman
Terpsicore/Tubes Singer/Hermes/Centaur: Gabe Anderson
Urania: Trinity Dye
Polyhmnia: Courtlynn Rose
Bob: Brock Willard
I was so pleased at auditions that every performer came ready to work and just as ready to have fun! I have never enjoyed the audition process so much as I did this week. Massive kudos to all those who auditioned. You were fearless and willing to give anything a go! I wish there were more roles available for this show. Please consider auditioning for this summer's Matilda! I can't wait to work with you! Technical staff and cast will be contacted via email this weekend with more information.
Ticket sales will begin in March. Showtimes are April 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. and April 5 at 2 p.m.
— Mary Jo Harper, director
Congratulations to the cast of "Fox on the Fairway," our final production of the 2019 season, and thanks to each person who auditioned!
The show is a fast-paced farce set at the Quail Valley Country Club, and is filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and romantic shenanigans.
Tickets are on sale now at www.memorialauditorium.org for $8, $10, and $12.