Pre-Readings, Auditions for SC Theatre Presentations Open to the Public

Open auditions and pre-readings for the Southwestern College Theatre productions of “Over the Garden Wall” and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” have been announced. 

Pre-readings for “Over the Garden Wall” will be Saturday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. in the Darbeth Rehearsal Hall, and for “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” Sunday, Aug. 19, at 5 p.m. in the Helen Graham Little Theatre.

Auditions for both shows will be on Monday, Aug. 20, in the Helen Graham Little Theatre.  “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” will be from 6 to 7 p.m. (no preparation is necessary, wear clothes and shoes that are easy to move in).  “Over the Garden Wall” will follow from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Audition materials will be provided.  Materials will be available outside Darbeth room 105.

“Over the Garden Wall” is a musical adapted from the American animated television miniseries created by Patrick McHale for Cartoon Network. The musical centers on two half-brothers who travel across a mysterious forest in order to find their way home, encountering odd and wonderful things on their journey.  SC students Ryan Pangracs and Aidan Wells Filbert are the creators of the musical adaptation.  Pangracs adapted the script and Wells Filbert adapted and wrote the music.  According to director Allyson Moon, the subject matter of the show makes it ideal entertainment for the entire family. The musical will be performed on Sept. 28-30.

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is a play by Simon Stephens based on the novel of the same name by Mark Haddon.  The story concerns young Christopher Boone’s investigation of a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor’s dog. Christopher has an autism spectrum condition, and the drama explores his relationships with his parents and school mentor.  The play is winner of numerous awards including the 2015 Tony award for best play. New faculty member Jennifer Hemphill will make her Southwestern College directing debut with this production, which will run Nov. 3, 4, 8, and 9.

For more information about the auditions or the productions, contact Moon at (620) 229-6328 or 


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