Midnite Movie Double Feature: Attack of the Giant Leeches & The Horrors of Spider Island - August 30 Fox Bend Golf Course
B-Movie thrills and chills are back when a few hare-brained yokels discover something sinister slurping its way through the Florida Everglades in “Attack of the Giant Leeches.” Then, stick around for “The Horrors of Spider Island,” when a group of stranded dancers are menaced by a giant spider on a mysterious Pacific island. Yikes!
Meet John Doe-September 13 The Little White School Museum
A hapless everyman becomes the face of an unintentional grassroots political movement in this classic from Frank Capra. Problem is, the everyman is a fraud, and the newspapers are milking his fame for all it’s worth! The fix is in on this razor sharp satire.
The Ancient Mariner-October 18 The Little White School Museum
In this Limelight original adaptation of “The Rime of The Ancient Mariner,” the gothic poem by Samuel Coleridge, a crew of shipmates escorting a group of nuns to Spain runs afoul of evil when the ship’s captain upsets nature’s delicate balance. The primal forces of nature begin to take their horrifying vengeance against all aboard in this terror tale.
In The Land of Bullets & Consequences - November 1 The Little White School Museum
Limelight’s first all-original radio play is a story of the old west, as young William Campbell, part Arapahoe Indian, returns to his hometown from college to find it overrun by renegade Union soldiers in the aftermath of the Civil War. He must team up with a verbose outlaw named Diamond Joe to rid the town of the murderous band in this story, inspired by Spaghetti Westerns like “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly.” Written by Brian Brems & Anthony Ortiz
The Limelight Theatre Company has created a Radio Division that presents radio dramas based on classic films, literature, and even some original works and adaptations. Enthusiasm for radio dramas developed through Limelight's longstanding tradition of performing It's A Wonderful Life during the Christmas season. Now, radio shows are typically performed at 7pm at the Little White School Museum one Saturday a month, September through November and January through April.
These productions work a little differently than traditional programming, which requires auditions, registration, and a lengthy rehearsal process. These shows are cast based on need, they are considered volunteer hours and do not require registration, and are rehearsed and performed on the same day in a one-night-only event at the Little White School Museum, the home of It’s A Wonderful Life, and now, A Christmas Carol.
Actors invited to perform in one of these radio dramas will meet certain criteria, which are required in order to facilitate the quick rehearsal process that this type of show needs. Those criteria are:
A demonstrated ability to take initiative and practice lines/character work outside of the rehearsal process.
A proven track record of rehearsing quickly, taking direction, and making adjustments in character in a way that contributes to the positive work environment of a production.
A consistent commitment to professionalism in the rehearsal process, as well as the ability to use that professionalism to improve the quality of the performance.
Actors who meet these criteria should indicate interest in performing in the radio series by filling out the electronic form above. Roles will be cast based on need; for example, if the show requires a part to be played by a young actor, then a young actor will be contacted.
Each play is a mix between veteran actors and those new to this type of production; in an effort to be inclusive, actors who indicate interest will be cast according to their availability, and not being cast in one production means that actors will likely be cast in one of the following ones.
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