Friday, November 24, 2017

Circus Theater Auditions for Teens December 12 & 19 in Middletown

Circophony Teen Circus announces open auditions for ages 12 to 19 for As You Wish!, an original The Princess Bride

Auditions are December 12 & 19 at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown, and the production will run March 1 – 10, 2018

Auditions will be held from 6:30 to 9 pm on both Tuesdays – participants should plan to attend just one of the two evenings and stay until 9 pm. Please arrive by 6:15 pm so that you will have your registration completed and be ready to begin at 6:30.

Circophony is an ongoing teen circus program which is run collaboratively by ARTFARM and Oddfellows Playhouse. Auditions are open to anyone regardless of circus or theater experience. Actors, dancers, acrobats, jugglers, singers, circus performers, athletes and other adventurers between the ages of twelve and nineteen are welcome. Everyone who completes the audition and commits to the rehearsal and performance schedule will be cast into the show.  

As You Wish! will combine theater and circus in a unique original performance responding to the iconic film and novel The Princess Bride. Teens auditioning are asked to prepare a short solo (one minute maximum!) showcasing your particular talents. Additionally, the audition will include improvisation, movement, acrobatics and text. Dress to move and be ready to have fun.

Rehearsals begin January 2 and will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 – 9 pm. As You Wish! will run March 1 – 3 & 9 – 10 at Oddfellows Playhouse, which is located at 128 Washington Street, Middletown. Tuition to participate is $250, but some financial aid is available.

As You Wish! is created and directed by ARTFARM Executive Director Dic Wheeler, with Circus Direction by Allison McDermott. Dic is the founder and former director of the Children’s Circus of Middletown – heading into its thirtieth season next summer -- and is a director, performer and teacher of theater, circus and Commedia dell’ Arte who has worked in the United States, Europe and Asia. 

Allison is a graduate of the New England Center for Circus Arts Pro Track program, and teaches and performs throughout New England.

Please pre-register for one of the two audition evenings by contacting,  calling (860) 347-6143, or going to  

If you have questions about the program or about the auditions, contact

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