Act V seals auditions for fall show lineup


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Several members of the 2017 cast of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" finish acting out a scene from the well-known movie. Every year, a cast mimes along to the Rocky Horror movie around Halloween for a fun show.

If you are looking for some entertainment this fall semester at Shippensburg University, Act V Theatre Co. has some shows that might pique your interest. 

Act V is bringing “21 Chump Street the Musical,” directed by SU senior Bernie Schneider, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” directed by senior Nick McKim and “Clue,” directed by junior Hannah Famulare to SU.

Due to having so many productions this fall, Act V is doing “21 Chump Street” as a “mini-musical” on Sept. 27 and 28 at 6:30 and 8 p.m. They will present “Rocky Horror” on Oct. 29 and 31 at 9:30 p.m., and “Clue” will take place Nov. 15, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

Act V has other opportunities for people who do not want to be on stage, including stage and tech crew positions. 

“We have so many opportunities for stage crew and technical crew this year so we’re definitely looking for students who may want to get involved,” Act V’s president, Casey Leming, said. “Our Production Manager, Doris Hartung, oversees the technical crew for Act V. If anyone is looking to work behind-the-scenes, they can come to one of our meetings on Mondays or send us an email to actvproductions@ship.edu. Experience is not required.”

Act V’s vice president, Tyler Rock is looking forward to all the new faces that will be joining Act V this year and being involved in some of the productions. 

“The executive board has been working diligently over the summer to ensure that we are prepared for new and returning students alike,” Rock said. “Between planning public relations materials, looking into rights for shows and planning interest-based activities, the five of us are ready for the year to really kick off.”

Rock is looking forward to all the new faces that will be joining Act V this year, and being involved in some of the productions.

“Having been a part of this organization for over three years now, it is so nice to see the membership grow year after year,” Rock said. “Personally, I am very excited to be a part of the cast of “21 Chump Street the Musical,” along with being one of the assistant directors for ‘Clue.’”

Act V also can be a place of inclusivity and opportunities to learn new skills besides acting. 

“The executive board works very hard to make sure everyone has a chance to try new things such as directing, stage management, technical crew, event planning and even creating promotional materials for productions, among other opportunities,” Leming said.

To learn more and get involved with Act V this semester, students should come to the weekly meetings on Mondays at 9:30 p.m. in Orndorff Theatre in the Ceddia Union Building. 

“Students should join Act V if they love theatre or even if they think they might like it; we will help you find your way,” Leming said.

For more information about the organization and shows, visit Act V’s Facebook page (Act V Theatre Company) and Instagram page  (@actv_theatreco.)

Due to having so many productions this fall, Act V is doing “21 Chump Street” as a “mini-musical” on Sept. 27 and 28 at 6:30 and 8 p.m. They will present “Rocky Horror” on Oct. 29 and 31 at 9:30 p.m., and “Clue” will take place Nov. 15, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

Act V has other opportunities for people who do not want to be on stage, including stage and tech crew positions. 

“We have so many opportunities for stage crew and technical crew this year so we’re definitely looking for students who may want to get involved,” Act V’s president, Casey Leming, said. “Our Production Manager, Doris Hartung, oversees the technical crew for Act V. If anyone is looking to work behind-the-scenes, they can come to one of our meetings on Mondays or send us an email to actvproductions@ship.edu. Experience is not required.”

Act V’s vice president, Tyler Rock is looking forward to all the new faces that will be joining Act V this year and being involved in some of the productions. 

“The executive board has been working diligently over the summer to ensure that we are prepared for new and returning students alike,” Rock said. “Between planning public relations materials, looking into rights for shows and planning interest-based activities, the five of us are ready for the year to really kick off.”

Rock is looking forward to all the new faces that will be joining Act V this year, and being involved in some of the productions.

“Having been a part of this organization for over three years now, it is so nice to see the membership grow year after year,” Rock said. “Personally, I am very excited to be a part of the cast of “21 Chump Street the Musical,” along with being one of the assistant directors for ‘Clue.’”

Act V also can be a place of inclusivity and opportunities to learn new skills besides acting. 

“The executive board works very hard to make sure everyone has a chance to try new things such as directing, stage management, technical crew, event planning and even creating promotional materials for productions, among other opportunities,” Leming said.

To learn more and get involved with Act V this semester, students should come to the weekly meetings on Mondays at 9:30 p.m. in Orndorff Theatre in the Ceddia Union Building. 

“Students should join Act V if they love theatre or even if they think they might like it; we will help you find your way,” Leming said.

For more information about the organization and shows, visit Act V’s Facebook page (Act V Theatre Company) and Instagram page  (@actv_theatreco.)


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