The OLLI/Playhouse Radio Active Players will hold auditions for “Carol Burnett Classics” on February 4 and 6 beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Rehearsals will be held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons with performances on April 4 at 2:00 p.m. and April 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Playhouse.
Carol Burnett recently accepted the first Carol Burnett Award for outstanding contributions to television at the Golden Globes. The Carol Burnett Show ran for 11 years, garnering 25 prime-time Emmy awards and inclusion on Time magazine’s list of “100 Best TV Shows of All Times.” The OLLI/Playhouse Radio Active Players will be performing seven of the best of Carol Burnett including “Bonnie and Clod,” “Football Widow,” and “Truck Stop Nudge.”
Roles are available for up to 13 women and 11 men. Kim Osmond will direct with Joan Hudson as stage manager.
OLLI/Radio Active Players is a partnership between Lincoln Community Playhouse and UNL Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to provide theatre opportunities for seniors ages 55+. Each year, the OLLI/Radio Active Players audition, rehearse and perform a production for audiences. Past shows include Fiddler on the Roof Sr., Oklahoma Sr., The Music Man Sr., Grease: The School Edition and most recently, Singin' in the Rain Sr.