Saturday, June 13, 2009

Villainy in the Valley Auditions

One of my goals when opening Paragraphs was to become a part of the community. I have been pretty busy just getting the store open and trying to increase and improve our inventory so a lot of the community activities have passed me by. But I am excited about our involvement with the El Paseo Arts Foundation. They do such a great job of bringing live performances to the Island and Port Isabel.

So I am pleased to host the auditions for the summer melodrama. From the Island Breeze:

El Paseo Arts Foundation is ready to kick off the summer with auditions for the annual melodrama. This summer’s melodrama is “Villainy in the Valley,” a play set in the Rio Grande Valley. Subtitled “Lucious’ Juices” or “The Deadly Disappointment,” the play has a cast of villains such as the dastardly Lucious Laeseter and his cronies, Floyd and Floozy Coozy. The bad guys set out to scam the local judge and juice magnate, Angus McTate and his beautiful niece Tess Truehart McTate. Tess’ sweetheart Bart Bo tries to protect her, as do other local characters - the cantina owner, the town sheriff, the local busybody and the town drunk.

Lucious plots a series of sinister deeds,but in the end good triumphs over evil and the crooks get a dunking.

As with any good melodrama, there will be lots of audience participation and plenty of opportunities to boo the villain and cheer the heroes.
Auditions for the cast of five men and five
women, the emcee and the cue card ladies will be held Monday, June 22 at 7 p.m. at Paragraphs Book Store on South Padre Island. The show is scheduled for production on Aug. 24 and 25 at the South Padre Island Convention Centre.

Anyone who has an interest in getting involved in local theater is welcome to audition - no previous theater experience is required. For additional information contact JoAnn Evans at 772-9097.
So come and join us for a good time.

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