Youth Present Robin Hood Spoof
A record turnout of more than 100 kids auditioned for a part in the Applause! Cary Youth Theatre spring production of The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood. The show is scheduled for May 19-21, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sertoma Amphitheatre at Bond Park in Cary.
"The sheer amount of kids who auditioned told us people are excited about the play, and we certainly are, too," says Rachel Green, the youth theater coordinator for Applause!
Following auditions, a cast of about 30 kids, ages 8-18, were selected to perform in the play, which is a comedy and spoof on the traditional Robin Hood story. The performance is about an hour long, which makes it easier for young children to sit through, and is appropriate for all ages.
"Whether you're a part of the play or in the audience, it's a really neat experience for families to see other kids trying new things and accomplishing their goals," Green says.
Applause! encourages kids to practice the motto: "Be somebody," either by taking on the role of a character or by being themselves and practicing constructive skills such as learning, listening, sharing and taking turns.
"We want to build positive people as well as positive actors, designers and artists," Green says. "We want to produce an environment of respect and cooperation for everyone involved."
Tickets may be purchased at the Herbert C. Young Community Box Office or through Ticketmaster. Tickets will also be available at the door. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children age 5 and younger. All tickets purchased at the door are $10.
Visit the Applause! website at www.townofcary.org to learn more.