Frank Sinatra’s in town for two weekends! Then, Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan are about to be reborn, as Tater Patch Players announce auditions for The Miracle Worker. The troupe remains busy bringing you more entertainment for the rest of this year.
Summer Wind: An Intimate Evening With Frank Sinatra will open this weekend and features the remarkable voice and patter of Gabe Russo. Gabe is a veteran performer and set designer who discovered that he has a remarkable talent for singing and entertaining in the style of Frank Sinatra. Tater Patch Players has transformed part of their theater into a supper club atmosphere
by taking out some of the seating and adding tables at floor level and up on stage. Regular seating is also available and there will be a small dance floor. They invite everyone out for an exciting evening of entertainment and refreshment at their “lounge.” Performance dates are August 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. with adult beverage selections and decadent desserts available. There will also be a Sunday matinee on August 5 at 2 where “Frank” will entertain, but only non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Tater Patch actors and actresses will be your waiters and waitresses for the evening as you slip back into an era of retro entertainment.
In preparation for November and December’s performances of The Miracle Worker, director Stan O’Kelley announces auditions. All the auditions will be held at the theater at 95 Philadelphia Lane. The powerful play is about the struggles and triumphs of young Anne Sullivan with her profoundly troubled pupil, blind and deaf Helen Keller. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, this play is an intimate journey into the lives of Annie, Helen and the Keller family.
The casting calls for seven men and seven women of varying ages. The parts range from a very few lines or actions to major roles such as those of Anne Sullivan and Helen. The auditions will be Sept. 9 from 3-7 p.m. or Sept. 10 from 5-8 p.m. and will be by “cold” reading from the script. There will be call-back auditions, if needed, on Sept. 11. The performance dates are Nov. 29 and 30 and Dec. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
With questions, please contact the troupe at taterpatchplayers@ gmail.com or call the theater at 706-253-2800 and, if no one answers, leave a detailed message.