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Bridges of Madison County

The Charleston Light Opera Guild will present The Bridges of Madison County during FestivALL Charleston 2017 at the Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre on June 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25, 2017.

Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County, tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with traveling photographer Robert Kincaid. It's an unforgettable story of two people caught between duty and desire, as a unexpected encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.

The musical features stunning music by Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown that draws upon the rich textures of Americana and folk and the expressive balladry of classic Broadway. The book is by Pulitzer Prize Winner Marcia Norman.

This Guild production is sponsored by the Alex & Betty Schoenbaum Foundation. The production is made possible for FestivALL Charleston by the University of Charleston.

FestivALL Charleston 2017

University of Charleston


Anything Goes

The Charleston Light Opera Guild will present Anything Goes on July 28, 29, 30, August 4, 5 and 6, 2017 at the Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre. The production is sponsored by the Alex and Betty Schoenbaum Foundation.

The S. S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker who has come aboard to try to win the favor of his beloved Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to another passenger, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh, and a second-rate conman named Moonface Martin, aka "Public Enemy #13." Song, dance and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy with the love of his life.

The Addams Family

The Charleston Light Opera Guild in collaboration with the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences will present The Addams Family on October 27, 28, 29 and November 3, 4, and 5, 2017 at the Maier Foundation Performance Hall at the Clay Center

This dark comedy with its kooky, mysterious and spooky singing characters is a perfect show for Halloween. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. 


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All auditions at the Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre, 411 Tennessee Ave., Charleston; CALL 304-545-6945 for more information.

Anything Goes

Auditions:  Ages 16 - adult

Music – Thursday June 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm - Bring prepared musical selection, preferably from the show; bring sheet music for selections not from the show for the Guild accompanist

Reading – Saturday June 3, 2017 at 10:00 am – Cold readings from provided scripts

Dance – Thursday June 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm Prompt! – Dress to dance, musical theatre and tap styles; combinations will be taught

The Addams Family

Auditions: Ages 16 – adult with 1 younger male

Music - Monday August 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm – Prepare a selection, bring sheet music for Guild accompanist unless you are singing from the score

Reading - Tuesday August 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm – Scripts will be provided

Dance - Wednesday August 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm Prompt! – Combinations based on ballet and musical theatre styles will be taught, dress to dance


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