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Columbia Theatre holding open auditions Jan. 26-27 for 'Tony 'n Tina's Wedding'

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts is seeking actors and actresses for major roles in the upcoming Off-Broadway production of “Tony 'n Tina's Wedding” to play at Southeastern’s Twelve Oaks March 13-15.

     “Tony 'n Tina's Wedding” is an interactive Off-Broadway show that spoofs an Italian-American wedding, complete with a pre-show cash bar, a ceremony and reception full of mishaps and mad-cap comedy, plus a buffet dinner with wedding cake, music and dancing.

     Auditions are scheduled for 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Columbia Theatre, 220 E. Thomas Street in downtown Hammond.

     “We are seeking men and women ages 19-60 with outgoing personalities,” said Columbia Director Donna Gay Anderson. “No experience necessary, but improvisational skills and acting experience is helpful. Actors will be interviewed and some will be asked to improvise.”

     “This is an excellent opportunity to work with professional actors from the New York production of this unique show that has won the hearts of thousands in hundreds of cities worldwide,” she said.

     Those interested in auditioning are asked to contact Columbia Logistics Coordinator Christie Gardiner at 985-543-4366 or by Jan. 25. Auditioners will be assigned a specific audition date and time.

     Audition forms are available on the Columbia’s Web site, Auditioners are asked to bring the form and a self-photo to their assigned audition.

     Actors must be available for rehearsals and all performances. Rehearsals will be held March 9, 1-10 p.m.; and March10-12, 6-11 p.m. Performances are scheduled for March 13-15, 7:30 p.m.

     Tickets for “Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding," $75 and $65, are also available via the Columbia’s website and at the box office, located in the theater lobby. Box office hours are noon-5 p.m., weekdays.

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