Theater Barn sets season, auditions

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NEW LEBANON, N.Y. — Five actors portray more than 40 characters in Ken Ludwig's murder-mystery-farce "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery," the opening attraction of The Theater Barn's 2019 season

The play opens June 21 and runs weekends through June 30, followed by "Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution," July 4-21; the latest — 2018 — revised version of the Off-Broadway musical hit "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" by Joe DiPietro (music and lyrics) and Jimmy Roberts (book), a sketch-style look at the ups and downs of relationships in the 21st century, July 25-Aug. 4; "The Great American Trailer Park Musical" by David Nehls (music and lyrics) and Betsy Kelso (book), set in an exclusive trailer park in Florida, about the crazy relationship between a stripper on the run and a married couple — he's a toll collector, she's agoraphobic, Aug. 8-18; "Lucky Stiff" (Aug. 22-Sept. 1), a musical murder-mystery farce by Lynn Ahrens (book and lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (music) — creators of "Ragtime," "Once on This Island," "Seussical: The Musical" and "Anastasia" — a involving mistaken identities, $6 million worth of diamonds and a corpse in a wheelchair; and Ron Hutchinson's comedy-drama, "Moonlight and Magnolias" (Sept. 6-22), about producer David O. Selznick's determined effort to rescue "Gone With the Wind" from disaster by keeping screenwriter Ben Hecht and newly hired director Victor Fleming locked in his studio office until they finish a screenplay.

Local auditions are scheduled noon-2 p.m. March 2 at Immaculate Conception Church Hall, 732 Route 20 (Columbia Pike).

Those auditioning should bring a current photo and resume of theater experience. For musicals prepare two songs (a ballad and uptempo) and bring sheet music. An accompanist is provided. For plays prepare a two-minute contemporary monologue.

Complete season information is available online at thetheaterbarn.org.

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