‘Oklahoma!’ opens Byron Civic Theatre’s season July 27; auditions June 10

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BYRON, Ill. — Byron Civic Theatre (BCT) announced its 18th season at its Annual Gala May 19.

BCT’s season will open July 27 with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!.

BCT will kick off the Christmas season with Annie Warbucks, the sequel to the ever-popular Annie. The action picks up right where Annie leaves off and continues to the Orphanage, a Tennessee sharecropper’s home, a suite at the Waldorf-Astoria, on board the Staten Island Ferry and, of course, the White House.

BCT will treat your winter blues with the smash comedy, Lend Me a Tenor. A chain-reaction of mistaken identity, farcical plot twists, double entendres, innuendoes and constant entrances and exits through many doors makes Lend Me a Tenor one of the funniest plays on the stage.

BCT closes the season with Ring of Fire — The Music of Johnny Cash. Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert tribute that will both move and exhilarate.

BCT also produces the Byron Middle School musical. This year, the middle school will be performing Seussical Jr. Sept. 15-16. Seussical Jr. is a musical adaptation of the works of Dr. Seuss that centers on the story of Horton the Elephant.

Auditions for Oklahoma! are set for 7 p.m., June 10. Prepare a song to audition with and be prepared to read from the script. No auditions will be held for elementary or middle school children. Although there are some roles for younger children, those roles will be cast from children of the adult cast and crew. Contact the director via e-mail at Oklahoma@bctmagic.com with any additional questions.

Auditions will be at the Byron Middle School Theater, 850 N. Colfax, Byron, Ill.

Memberships for the 18th season are on sale at www.bctmagic.com.

Posted June 6, 2012

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