Theater auditions: ‘Celery Soup: Touch and Go’ in Sanford

Here’s an audition notice for Celery Soup: Touch and Go, the oral-history play in Sanford:

Auditions for the spring season of Sanford’s original folk life play will be held on Sat. Feb 12 from 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. at the
Princess Theater, 115 W. First St., Sanford.  Saturday evening auditions may be scheduled by appointment by contacting stage manager Laura Donaldson at  Please contact Laura with preference of audition time and more information about this.

Rehearsals begin on Sun. Feb 13 with a run-through with all new and returning cast members.

Performance Schedule:
March 3 – 26, 2011
Thurs, Fri, Sat. evenings at 7:30
Sat. matinee at 2:30

The play comprises local stories passed down through generations. The stories are woven into touching, humorous and dramatic vignettes about the people of Sanford and Seminole County. Through those heart-warming stories and powerful original music, Touch and Go demonstrates the resilience of people who persevered through hard times and triumphant times. Community volunteer performers bring life to the stories on stage.

The script was written by Jules Corriere, a playwright and director with Community Performance, International. She and Director Richard Owen Geer partner with communities all over the world to collect stories and shape a large performance.  Celery Soup will be performed by 60-80 volunteers from Sanford and Seminole County.  “No one who auditions gets turned away,” stresses Corriere.

“We have various parts that range from beginners to skilled actors. This is a performance of, for and by the people of Sanford and Seminole County to share with the world.”

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