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Volume 24, Number 6 — June 2017

Arts Calendar

Theatre Bristol announces auditions for "Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer

Date(s):  June 19 - 26, 2017
Venue: Theatre Bristol
512 State Street
Bristol, TN 37620

BRISTOL, Tenn. Theatre Bristol announces June 19, 20, 24, and 26 auditions for its upcoming production of "Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer."

This fall, "Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer," adapted for the stage by Joe Sturgeon, takes you on an adventure at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace, weekends Aug. 25 through Sept. 10. Tom, Huck, Becky, Aunt Polly, Judge Thatcher, Injun Joe, Muff Potter, Sid and others are brought to life by a cast of 18-20 actors in a stylized version of the traditional story, seasoned with folk and bluegrass music.

Veteran and novice actors are invited to audition at Theatre Bristol, Bristol, Tennessee. Roles are available for young and old, men and women, and there are opportunities to serve on the production crew. Doors open 30 minutes before the first audition on each of these dates:

> Monday, June 19: 6:30 p.m.
> Tuesday, June 20: 6:30 p.m.
> Saturday, June 24: 9:30 a.m.
> Monday, June 26: 6:30 p.m.

The audition consists of reading, and for some characters, singing. No preparation is necessary as pieces will be provided, but prepared material will also be welcome. The audition time will also include cold readings. For more details visit

Those interested in being a part of the production crew may contact Theatre Bristol at, or be present at any of the audition times.

Directing will be Theatre Bristol actor/director veteran Steve Baskett, recent director of "The Adventures of Robin Hood," title performer in "Scrooge! The Musical," and most recently Belle's father Maurice in "Disney's Beauty and the Beast."

Theatre Bristol presents "Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer" as part of its family-friendly 52nd season. It thanks Artisan Center Theater for generously making this performance possible. Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer had its world premiere at Artisan Center Theater in Hurst, Texas, in February of 2015. Based off the book by Mark Twain, it was adapted and directed by Joe Sturgeon and music directed by Richard Gwozdz, with choreography by Gina Gwozdz, stage managed by Cassondra Plybon and designed by David D. Hyde Jr.

The production opens Aug. 25 and runs for three weekends through Sept. 10 with evening and matinee performances at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students, available online at

Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continually running children's theatre in northeast Tennessee and now celebrating its 52nd season. Its Main Stage season consists of up to six productions. Some of its performances take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120, and other performances are on stage at the Paramount Center for the Arts.

For more information, visit Theatre Bristol's website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email

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