Saturday, May 5, 2012

Auditions, Senior Follies and more at Steel River Playhouse (formerly Tri-PAC)

POTTSTOWN  – Would you like to be a part of the excitement at the Steel River Playhouse (formerly the Tri-County Performing Arts Center), 245 E. High St. in downtown Pottstown?  This is your chance – auditions for the first half of the 2012 – 2013 season are scheduled for mid-May.  Not interested in being on stage?  There are plenty of opportunities to get involved.  Here are just a few;
Season auditions begin on May 16.  The Playhouse is seeking adults, teens, and children (vocalists, actors) for September 2012 through February 2013 productions.  Ethnic diversity is encouraged; specific ethnicities are required for some roles.  These roles are nonunion and unpaid, with travel stipends available for certain roles.  Rehearsals are evenings and weekends.  Shows include “Next to Normal” (musical), “Blithe Spirit” (play), “Annie”  (musical), and “Intimate Apparel” (play).  Contact for more information or to make an appointment.

There are plenty of ways to get involved – the Playhouse is always looking for help with ushers, box office, house management, and assistance with productions including back stage assistants, sound, lighting, costumes – all the things that go into creating a quality performance.

Upcoming performances include the popular educational presentation by Senior students, the Senior Follies, May 12t and 13.   The Seniors take you for a journey looking for the "fountain of youth." For approximately 300 years, Mr. Potts Townsend and Ms. Trixie Pac have been the keepers of the "Fountain of Youth." Then one lovely spring day, they discover that it has been stolen but the thief has left them a clue that begins the journey.  As the couple travels, they encounter the cultures (through song and dance) and more clues to continue the journey. Experience Around the World in 80 Minutes with lots of songs from New York, Chicago, Texas, Hawaii, Japan, China, Egypt and Spain (just to name a few).  Tickets are available at, or at the door IF AVAILABLE – this show is sure to sell out, so get your tickets NOW!

A recital by voice students Jordan Popky and Matt Kiesling, both continuing on to professional education for careers in theater, will take place on May 20, and is open to the public. 

The final show of the season is “Hairspray,” with tickets already selling fast. Go to to reserve your seats. A

Summer Camp begins in July, with a performance of “High School Musical” in August.

For more information, visit, or call 610-970-1199.


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