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THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
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|Some of the cast of the 47th annual youth summer musical comedy, the Jazz Age "Thoroughly Modern Millie," seem about to burst into song and dance out in front of the Tryon Little Theater Workshop. Performances at the Tryon Fine Arts Center are July 13-16, with a Gala Preview the 12th. For tickets, https://tryonarts.org, tltinfo.org or call 828-859-8322.|
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Greater Tuna Auditions
TLT AUDITIONS SET
FOR “GREATER TUNA”
The outrageously funny two-man comedy “Greater Tuna” will open the Tryon Little Theater’s 2017-2018 season, and director Carol Cox has announced auditions for Sunday, July 30 at 3 p.m. and Monday the 31st at 6:30 p.m. Performances will be at the Workshop September 14-24.
Two actors in ten roles apiece -- playing men, women, children . . . even Yippy the dog. Meet Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie, who broadcast the local news of Tuna, Texas on radio station OKKK. There’s Didi Snavely, owner of Didi’s Used Weapons (motto: “If Didi’s can’t kill it, it’s immortal”). There’s the Bumiller clan – Bertha, Hank, and siblings Jody and Stanley. There’s gossip Pearl Burras, Sheriff Givens, Reverend Spike, Petey Fisk, and several other residents of Tuna, whose population is somewhere south of 300 souls.
“Greater Tuna” premiered in 1981, a play about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies -- a town full of eccentric characters, largely with small minds. “Tuna” was once the most performed play in America, and even did a command performance at the White House.
Part of the fun for the audience is never knowing which character an actor will appear as next, just moments after exiting the stage as someone else. Lightning fast costume changes, including wigs, hats, whatever. Accents flip from one to another as the two actors constantly switch from the likes of an old school harpy to a dog-loving teen to a reverend who spouts every cliché known to mankind to raucous Didi to a rebellious young man to the local sheriff, and on and on.
Auditions will be held at TLT’s Workshop, 516 South Trade Street. For further information, contact producer Betty Brewer at 828-817-3843.