Encore Productions will be having auditions for the first show in the 2020 season Hank Williams: Lost Highway on Mon. Dec 2 and Tues. Dec 3 in the Elberton Arts Ctr located at 17 W. Church Street, Elberton, GA 30635. The director is looking to cast a group of 7 men and 3 women and a country music band in this musical. Anyone planning to audition should drop in between 6PM and 8PM on either date and be prepared to read excerpts from the script for Director Bob Larson and sing a prepared piece for Music Director Mike Fernandez. Anyone interested in volunteering to play a instrument in the show band may also drop in and speak with the directors. Those auditioning should be available during most evening hours from late Dec. through mid-March. Performances of Hank Williams: Lost Highway will be held Mar 13-15 and 20-22 in the Elbert Theatre. No experience is necessary to audition! Please note that Encore Productions is a community theatre organization, and all musicians and acting roles granted are strictly on a volunteer basis – no paid positions are available. Please call the Elbert Theatre Office at 706-283-1049 for more audition information.
Show Synopsis: Hank Williams: Lost Highway is the spectacular musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter frequently mentioned alongside Louis Armstrong, Robert Johnson, Duke Ellington, Elvis and Bob Dylan as one of the great innovators of American popular music. The play follows Williams' rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry to his eventual self-destruction at twenty-nine. Along the way, we are treated to indelible songs like "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Move It on Over" and "Hey, Good Lookin'," which are given fresh and profound resonance set in the context of Williams' life.