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Open auditions Aug 29-30 for NKCT/PSNK fall production "Lucky Stiff"

Rehearsal last year of "Frankenstein: The Musical," a PSNK and NKCT collaboration.
8/23/2011 —



7:00 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 29 and 30, Forum Theatre

Stage Production:
"Lucky Stiff"
Thursday-Sunday, October 27-30, Forum Theatre

Penn State New Kensington and the New Kensington Civic Theatre are pooling their resources for a community stage production during the Halloween weekend.

"Lucky Stiff" will have a four-day run, from Oct. 27-30, in the campus' Forum Theatre. The joint production will utilize the onstage and backstage talents of campus students and Civic Theatre members.

The lynchpin of the collaboration is director Bill Mitas, instructor in theatre arts at the campus, and a member of the Civic Theatre for 25 years. In addition to the collaboration, he directs two productions each year at the campus. "Avenue Q," will open in December and "Cabaret" has a three-day run in April.

Mitas is putting out a call to the campus and community to attend open auditions at 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 29 and 30, in the Forum Theatre. If necessary, call backs are slated for Wednesday, Aug. 31. The murder mystery musical farce is set in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

The campus-community partnership complements Chancellor Kevin Snider's vision of Penn State New Kensington developing a larger presence in the community. Current collaborative efforts with the Westmoreland Economic Development Initiative for Growth (WEDIG), Pennsylvania STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) initiatives, and Alcoa have garnered support from local business leaders and government officials. The campus sponsors its Fall Festival Oct. 1 that is geared to local residents and as well as campus students and alumni.

For more about the auditions, call 724-448-8942 or visit http://www.nkct.info/ online.

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