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Aug 15
Auditions planned for “Tuck Everlasting”

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Auditions for "Tuck Everlasting" will begin in September. The production is a joint venture between North Platte Community College and the North Platte Community Playhouse. 

The auditions are planned for 5-8 p.m. Sept. 5-7. Youth between the ages of 5 and 17 will audition the first night. Those 18 and older can try out on the second night, and the final night will consist of callbacks and tryouts for anyone unable to attend a session earlier in the week. 

All auditions are open to the public. They will be in the McDonald-Belton Theater on NPCC's South Campus. 

No experience is necessary to audition. A prepared monologue and song are preferred, but not required. Those who receive a callback may be asked to sing a song and recite monologue from the play. In that case, the materials will be provided. 

The following actors/actresses are needed for the cast: 

  • A girl between the ages of 10 and 15 to play the lead 
  • A young boy age 5-7 who is a good dancer 
  • Four to eight girls and four to eight boys ages 12-17
  • Five to seven women ages 18-35 
  • Five to seven women – ages 35 or older 
  • Four to eight men ages 18-35 
  • Four to six men ages 35 and older 

Special arrangements for auditions can be made by contacting Ritch Galvan, play director, at 535-3767 or galvanr@mpcc.edu. 

Additionally, a dozen people will be needed for a technical crew. No experience is necessary to join the crew, and all ages are welcome. Those interested in serving in a technical role should also contact Galvan. 

The first rehearsal will be from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 12. The rehearsals will continue at that time every Monday and Thursday for two months. They will be at NPCC for the first three weeks then will move to the playhouse for the final five weeks. 

Performances will also be at the playhouse at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 10-11. The show will begin at 2 p.m. on Nov. 5 and Nov. 12. 

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​