Auditions are coming up for our spring show on March 12th and 13th at 6 PM
The Reluctant Dragon is a peaceful fellow who likes tea, poetry, and an afternoon snooze. Mischievous children stir the villagers to call in the famous dragon slayer, Saint George. A young lad befriends both of the ’adversaries’ and arranges a meeting between them. The comic battle that ensues provides an entertaining climax and a happy ending.
15 roles are available.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
This production is directed by Sue Harden.
Show dates are May 8-11 at 10 am., May 12 at 7 pm, May 13, 2 & 7 pm, May 14, 2 pm
Kids in grades 3-8 who live in the Vermilion County area are eligible to audition for Red Mask Children's Theater. Auditions are held for two evenings at the Kathryn Randolph Theater. Dates and times will be posted on this site and also listed in the Danville Commercial News and on our voice mail (217-442-5858). Play scripts are available (for in-library reading only) at area libraries. Check the individual show page for more information.
At auditions, each child fills out an audition sheet and is called onstage to read scenes from the script. No memorization is needed for auditions. In filling roles, the casting committee looks for volume, expression, and sometimes the correct physicality. At the end of the second evening of auditions, parts are cast.
A crucial part of Children's Theater is parent participation. Children's Theater is designed to be a family experience, and each child is expected to have a parent actively involved in some aspect of the production (cast sitter, costumes, box office, makeup, etc.).
Jean Lewis, daughter of Red Mask legend Kathryn Randolph, directed every Red Mask Children's Theater production during the group's first 25 years (her last show being "Daniel Boone" in 1987). In recognition of her many contributions to Red Mask, the Board of Directors instituted the Jean Lewis Scholarship in 1977.