Want an acting role in “Jack and the Beanstalk” for the award-winning Rainbow Company Youth Theatre in Las Vegas? An open audition for roles is on Sat., April 17, at 1 p.m. at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Roles are available for ages 8 through adult. Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably. No prepared material or advance reservation is needed.
In this last production of the season, Jack’s daring climb to the clouds is just the beginning of the suspense and fun as the hero outwits the socially challenged giant. Presented in a highly theatrical, stylized fashion with witty dialogue and entertaining antics, this re-telling of a favorite folktale promises to be entertaining for all ages.
The play will be performed at the Charleston Heights Arts Center in Las Vegas from June 4 through 13.
The nationally recognized Rainbow Company Youth Theatre holds auditions open to both adults and young people throughout the year. The award-winning staff offers classes in all aspects of theatre for ages 4 through high school at Reed Whipple Cultural Center and Charleston Heights Arts Center, and presents five productions annually that bring the magic of live theatre to family audiences. There also are spring break workshops and a summer conservatory.
Rainbow Company is a program of the city of Las Vegas. For more information about the audition, classes, or tickets, please call 702-229-6553.
Insurgo’s No Shame Theatre in Las Vegas may just be the ticket you’re looking for to show you can write plays that people will flock to see.
No Shame is a longtime national movement that has finally arrived in Las Vegas. The first 15 written works arriving each week at Insurgo Theatre will be cast, rehearsed and performed- on the same night.
You can bring literally anything in to showcase- from avant-garde to music- or movement-based pieces to improvisational works, monologues and scenes.
Non-writers interested in acting can also show up and let the Insurgo staff know they’re ready to perform whatever’s thrown at them. The only rules for actors and playwrights is that you can’t hurt yourself, the audience or the space. And no breaking the law. Anything else is fair game.
No Shame Theatre on Thursdays beginning Feb. 25 at 9:30 p.m. $5 for both general audience and participants. Insurgo Theatre Movement, 900 E. Karen Ave., Las Vegas, 702-369-3692. www.insurgotheater.org
“Reality” programming. Design a fish-out-of-water scenario. Find folks willing to have every moment of their life’s experiences video taped and displayed for what is sure to result in some public ridicule. Then turn on the cameras and get ready to roll – somewhere there will be a market share willing to watch. Considering the lower costs to produce shows like Survivor and the Amazing Race and the high advertising revenues those programs can generate, and it’s no wonder that more and more production companies are trying their hand at the “reality” television market.
Not long after the reality travel shows started to hit the air, a second trend of hometown reality programming began appearing with shows like Super Nanny and It’s Me or The Dog popping up. In these situation dromedies, dysfunctional family life was placed front and center with outtakes, personal video diaries and complete blog-o-sphere communities dedicated to dissecting each and every episode.
Enter the latest in the reality genre – The World’s Strictest Parents. For parents who are “proud of your firm parenting skills” this is a chance to host a teen who is “tired of your parents’ rules.” This import from British television is meant to shine a light on family relations and if it follows the path of the British original, that path will be short and rather one direction. Unlike other trade-em-up programming such as Wife Swap where the mis-matched mom and family’s both trade out for two weeks or more, The World’s Strictest Parents is a one way flip that lasts on average only 8 days. Unruly teens who are frustrated by the structure and stricture of their home life are sent to live with parents who are all about structure and stricture.
If you’re interested in trying out, fill out the online form and head for casting in Las Vegas. At least 8 episodes of the U.S. version are planned and have been picked up by CMT for an April pairing with Nanny 911.