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Imperial Theatre Presents Gone With The Wind

Saturday, July 13th, 2019 | 2 PM – 6 PM | The Imperial Theatre

Gone with the Wind  is a 1939 American epic historical romance film, adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel of the same name. The film was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International Pictures and directed by Victor Fleming. Set in the American South against the backdrop of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction era, the film tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner. It follows her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes, who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton, and her subsequent marriage to Rhett Butler. The leading roles are played by Vivien Leigh (Scarlett), Clark Gable (Rhett), Leslie Howard (Ashley), and Olivia de Havilland (Melanie).

The event is free, but a ticket is needed for entry.
Reserve your tickets online HERE!

Jessye Norman School of the Arts Summer Camp

The Jessye Norman School offers two completely free summer camps every year! Campers spend three weeks working in art, dance, drama, music, or photojournalism. Each camp culminates in a performance and art reception on the last day of camp.

All campers must submit an application to be considered for one of the summer camp sessions.
If your child has never attended the program you will be contacted regarding an audition.

1st Session: June 3rd-21st
9am to 3pm Monday-Friday (before care 8-9am; after care 3-4pm)

2nd Session: July 8th-19th
9am to 3pm Monday-Friday (before care 8-9am; after care 3-4pm)

Apply online HERE!

Jessye Norman School of the Arts Summer Camp

The Jessye Norman School offers two completely free summer camps every year! Campers spend three weeks working in art, dance, drama, music, or photojournalism. Each camp culminates in a performance and art reception on the last day of camp.

All campers must submit an application to be considered for one of the summer camp sessions.
If your child has never attended the program you will be contacted regarding an audition.

1st Session: June 3rd-21st
9am to 3pm Monday-Friday (before care 8-9am; after care 3-4pm)

2nd Session: July 8th-19th
9am to 3pm Monday-Friday (before care 8-9am; after care 3-4pm)

Apply online HERE!

Auditions for Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

The Augusta JR Players and The Augusta Artreach Theatre announce auditions for Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963.

The play is based on the lives of four young girls killed in a church bombing during the Civil Rights struggle in the South. It presents the events of Birmingham through the eyes of Denise, Carole, Cynthia and Addie, four young girls with hopes and dreams for bright futures. Unfortunately, those dreams were never realized. The cast will consist of more than 20 parts to include male and female participants from aged 10 through adults. The play calls for African-American and Caucasian actors to recreate the world of Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963.

While the show is not a musical, there are roles for singers, using mostly religious music to enhance the story telling.

In addition to the four girls from the title, there are parts for middle and younger high school aged students, both boys and girls, as well as adults in the ensemble who help tell the story. The cast creates a cultural cross-section of the Southern city during the time of turmoil in a changing American landscape.

Character Breakdown
– Child / African American / Females / Ages 11-16
– Child / Caucasian / Males and Females / Ages 11 -16
– Adult / African American / Female and Male / Ages 18 – 65
– Adult / Caucasian / Male and Female / Ages 18 – 65

Audition Dates:
– Friday, November 30th | 6 PM – 9 PM
– Saturday, December 1st |  10 AM – 4 PM

Audition Location:
Jessye Norman School of the Arts
739 Greene St. Augusta, GA 30901

Audition Requirements: 
Please prepare a contemporary monologue and/or cold reading from script. Project also requires some singing (be prepared to sing a gospel-style song of your choice or the hymn “Amazing Grace.”)

Download the script and learn more about these auditions online HERE!