Auditions this weekend
Auditions for ABOB's annual Collection of One Acts will be this weekend at the theater: Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, from 6-8 p..m. each evening.
From the "One Acts"
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The Oscars and the sci-fi classic Dr. Who blended together Saturday, Jan. 20 at Arlene’s Broadway on Buffalo in Conneaut for the theater’s second annual awards night. Nicknamed “The BOBbies,” the awards night honors outstanding performances from the previous year’s slate of shows.
Emcee David Bucci arrived onstage for the event in a recreated Dr. Who-esque tardis - the British police box which doubles as a time machine in the cult BBC show. Bucci kicked off the evening, which featured awards in 20 catagories.
The program was run Oscar-style, with brief videos of the nominees’ performance, followed by the announcement of the winner. Voting was done by members of the ABOB Advisory Board and directors/music directors.
The first awards of the evening were given out to youth performers. Alex Shevchik was honored as Best Youth Lead for her role as “Annie” in “Annie.” Emerson Ross won the Best Supporting Youth award.
The awards night also saw the introduction of the “Nik Of Time” award, which is dedicated to the memory of Nik Tressler, a longtime area actor who passed away shortly after his final performance, ABOB’s production of “1776.” The award is presented to the person who steps in to save a production.
The year also saw the introduction a live video stream from the event to Facebook and the opportunity for audience members to decide the final three awards through realtime online voting - the Best Techie, Best Stage Mom and “Boobie” awards. The “Boobie” was given out for the best/funniest screwup on stage. For full list of winners, see "Next Up" page.
"The BOBbies" winners announced!
Members of the "Annie" crew who won BOBbies include, l-r, Alex Shevchik, Maureen Tanner, Stephanie Bucci, Kirsten Emerson, Michael Riffe and Austin Blair
We've finished planning the full 2018 ABOB season lineup for 2018.
The lineup includes:
•"Gilligan's Island The Musical" Feb. 9-11 and 16-18.
•"And Then There Were None" March 9-11 and 16-18
•"Jesus Christ Superstar" April 13-15 and 20-22
•"Avenue Q" June 1-3, 8-10
•"Charlotte's Web" July 20-22, 27-29
•"One Acts" Aug. 10-12
•"Proof" Sept. 21-23, 28-30
•"Little Shop of Horrors" Oct. 19-21, 26-28
•"You Can't Take it With You" Nov. 9-11, 16-18
•"Scrooge" Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2, 7-9, 14, 15
Auditions will be announced as they're scheduled on Facebook and our website, www.broadwayonbuffalo.com.
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We're located at 236 Buffalo Street in Conneaut's historic downtown. Please enjoy dinner before the show at one of the local dining establishments, many of which are within walking distance or a short drive.
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ABOB 2018 season schedule finished
It’s heading into audition season again at ABOB!
We have auditions for three different shows scheduled within the next few weeks. They include:
• Auditions for our annual “Collection of One Acts.” Auditions will be June 23-24 from 6-8 p.m. each evening. This one-weekend-only performance runs Aug. 10-12 and features a number of originally-written short plays by local authors. People planning to audition should be prepared to read from the scripts. Various directors will be in charge of the individual plays. Coordinator is Rebecca Green Holmes.
• Auditions for the drama “Proof” will be July 8 from 5-7 p.m. and July 10 from 6-8 p.m. Performance dates for this play are September 21-23 and 28-30. David Auburn wrote the play, which won a Pulitzer Prize and which was also turned into a movie. The four-person play deals with the relationship between a brilliant mathematician, his mercurial daughter and the mysteries of the human mind. People planning to audition should be prepared to read from the script. Director is Melissa Nielsen.
• Auditions for the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” will be Aug. 4 from 6-8 p.m. and Aug. 5 from 3-5 p.m. The musical, telling the story of mild-mannered shop clerk Seymour and his otherworldly plant, will be on the ABOB stage Oct. 19-21 and 26-28. Auditioners should come prepared to sing a Broadway-style song and wear comfortable clothes in case a movement evaluation is required. Director is Michael Riffe.
It’s worth noting again that roles at ABOB are NEVER precast…it’s one of our prime directives. ALL roles in ALL shows are available and are awarded after careful consideration by the directors.
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