Want to get into the virtual act? No experience is necessary, and since the production is entirely online, performers from outside of Lake County are welcome (and encouraged!) to try out. Auditions will be held online on May 27th and 29th. Audition materials will be posted at the LCTC website, lctc.us in early May. Actors […]
This message is to assure you that the show goes on and the collaboration between Mendocino College and the Lake County Theatre Company continues in 2020 with a production of Romeo and Juliet on July 24 and 25. Please see the attached poster and note the link to register for the performances, www.lctc.us, which will begin at 7:00 p.m. each evening. Your past support through financial and in-kind donations has been vitally important to successfully presenting these FREE performances to our community. Residents and visitors alike have been delighted to experience Shakespeare at the Lake for the past four years.
“The show must go on.” This famous phrase has been used multiple times over the past few years as Lake County performances were rescheduled or relocated due to fires, air quality, or power outages. We find ourselves once again uttering these words, this time thanks to COVID19 and social distancing requirements. In these unprecedented times, we proclaim “The show must go on…line.” That’s right: this year’s Shakespeare at the Lake production of Romeo and Juliet will be auditioned, rehearsed, and performed completely online. “We’ve never done anything like this before,” says director John Tomlinson. “We’re going into uncharted territory, but we feel it’s better to try to put on some sort of production rather than cancel it altogether. People need the arts now more than ever.” There is no experience necessary to be a part of this production and anyone, high school age and up, is encouraged to participate. Online auditions will be held May 14 and 16 with performances scheduled for July 24 and 25. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition time. Audition materials are posted on the Lake County Theatre Company website, lctc.us. Actors will need to register for the THE 220 class at Mendocino College. Scholarships are available! For more information, call (707)278-9628. Romeo and Juliet is a joint production of Mendocino College and the Lake County Theatre Company.
“Theater allows us to experience different points of view and cultivate our collective imagination,” said John Tomlinson, workshop instructor. Tomlinson, and co-instructor Barbara Clark are long-time contributors to the Lake County Arts scene. “Part of the excitement and joy of a project like this is that it taps into anyone’s innate creativity–and is surprisingly easy.”
When two actors with a combined 50 years of theatre experience and some 100 productions under their belts join forces, the result is a play that truly can’t be missed. Tim Barnes and Rod Rehe, two of the Lake County Theatre Company’s most seasoned performers, will share the stage for the twenty-third time in the […]