Arts Collective @HCC Holding Auditions for ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ on 9/29 and 9/30/14 by Susan G. Kramer

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HCC’s Arts Collective Holding Auditions for It’s A Wonderful Life

On September 29 & 30, 2014

Open Auditions: All Ages and Ethnicities Encouraged to Attend

Arts Collective proudly announces auditions for its December production of It’s A Wonderful Life, a play in two acts by James W. Rodgers, based upon the film by Frank Capra and the story by Philip Van Doren Stern. Directed by Anthony Scimonelli and Gareth Kelly.

Auditions are open to current and past HCC students, and guest artists. Over 20 roles are available for ages sixteen and up, as well as four roles for children ages 7 and up. All roles are open and non-paid; all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

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Auditions Dates and Times:
Monday, September 29th and Tuesday, September 30th
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm and 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
in HCC’s HVPA Room 115.

Audition appointment information is available on AC’s website

Auditions will take place in Howard Community College’s Horowitz Center, in HVPA 115.

Here are detailed driving directions and parking information.

All Audition Details are posted on AC’s website HERE
– Audition Criteria
– Character Breakdown
– Audition and Tech Info Forms Downloads

Rehearsal and Performance Information:
Rehearsals will begin the week of October 20, 2014 and will occur weekday evenings and weekend mornings and/or afternoons. Performance dates include December 4, 5, 6, 7, and 11, 12, 13, 14, 2014, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3 pm in HCC’s Smith Theatre, Columbia, MD.


About “It’s A Wonderful Life”:
Help Clarence get his wings! Celebrate the season with George Bailey, Clarence and the town of Bedford Falls with this heart-warming holiday classic. This is the heart-warming saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been repeatedly quashed by notions of family obligation and civic duty. It is Christmas Eve, and George’s guardian angel, Clarence, descends to save him from despair and to remind him (by showing him what the world would be like had he never been born) that his has been after all, a wonderful life. A story which truly celebrates the season and the American philosophy of life: that hard work, fair play, and the love and support of family and community will be rewarded.

About the Directors: Gareth Kelly and Anthony Scimonelli

'It's a Wonderful Life' Directors Gareth Kelly and Anthony Scimonelli.
‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Directors Gareth Kelly and Anthony Scimonelli.

Gareth Kelly is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on the stage version of one of his favorite films! Having first met and worked with co-director Anthony Scimonelli in the early 90s as student actors in HCC’s Arts Collective’s first production, The American Dream, he feels as though fate has brought him full circle somehow. He caught the acting bug in 1987 as a student at Centennial High School and went on to act, direct, and produce in area theaters for the past 20 years. While most of his free time these days is spent as a devoted father and husband, he did get the opportunity to creak the boards somewhat recently as Roy Cohn in Arts Collective’s 2010 production of Angels in America. Gareth recently became a licensed real estate salesperson.

Anthony Scimonelli is so pumped to be co-directing It’s a Wonderful Life with Gareth! Anthony has performed in many AC productions from 1994-2013; his most recent was last season’s Why Am I Not Famous? He was artistic associate with The Baltimore Shakespeare Festival from 2004-2008 and is currently an artistic associate with Pumpkin Theatre in Baltimore. He has worked as a designer, musician and actor with Spotlight UB at the University of Baltimore from 2008-2014 where he is currently pursuing his MA – his thesis concentration combines the healing arts with the performing arts through a one-man show; Learning To Let Go. This production marks his return to directing with AC after 15 years (Nobody In Particular). Anthony and Gareth performed onstage together in Arts Collective’s first production twenty years ago with Edward Albee’s An American Dream, directed by S.G. Kramer.


About HCC’s Arts Collective
Now in its 20th Season, Arts Collective (AC) is a creative force, entirely committed to offering diverse, awe-inspiring works across several genres, including plays, musicals, improvisation, dance and more! Established in 1994, AC is a professionally run organization all about supporting, nurturing and fusing collaborative relationships between all artists, from students to professionals, on and off the stage, to Howard County and beyond.

View AC’s 20th Season line-up.

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10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Horowitz Center, HPVA 125, Columbia, MD 21044
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