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Auditions for The Addams Family


Additional audition for the roles of Pugsley and Lurch will be Thursday, August 25, 6:30pm at Center Stage Rehearsal Hall at the Village Mall. Catch all the details here!

Call for Directors


DLO is seeking a director for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (April 2017). Please submit a proposal to directors@dlomusicaltheatre.com. For more information, please contact us.

Friend of DLO Gregory Duckett presents classes and workshops for children and adults on acting, directing, and theater design.

This year brings two workshops for young people between the ages of 7-12, six workshops, and three classes for those 13 & Up.  All workshops and classes are about an hour in length and cost $45.00 each.  Early bird registration has begun.  Those registered by April 25,2016 the $45.00 cost will be reduced to only $35.00

The 2016 Summer Workshop and Class schedule includes:

  • Intro to the Theate
    (W) (7-12) (7/23) 9 a.m.
    (W) ( 13 & Up) (6/4) 9 a.m.
    A survey of Theatre as a form of Art.  The roles of Actor, Director, Stage Manager, along with the Production Team and others are explored.
  • Intro to Acting
    (W) ( 7-12) (6/17) 9 a.m.
    (W) ( 13 & Up) (7/9) 9 a.m.
    Through exercises in voice, stage movement, imagination, observation, sensory awareness, and the audition process actors will explore some of the basic of acting.
  • Script Analysis
    (W) ( 13 & Up) (6/11) 9 a.m.
    Gain an understanding of the elements of script analysis.  Genre, conflict, plot, theme, production concept, are just a few of the subjects covered in this workshop.
  • Intro to Directing
    (W) ( 13 & Up) (7/16) 9 a.m.
    Explore the role of the Director.  Cultivate your artistic, creative vision while analyzing the script and creating your own Director’s concept and production blueprint.
  • Intro to Design
    (W) ( 13 & Up) (8/6) 9.a.m.
    This workshop examines what design is, elements of design, principles of design,
    and the magic of telling the story of the play through theatrical design.
  • Stage Management
    (W) ( 13 & Up) (8/13) 9 a.m.
    The Stage Manager is responsible for the smooth running of rehearsals and performances both on the stage and behind the scenes,  Come learn some of the tricks of the trade.

The Summer 2016 Theatre classes Include:

  • Acting 1-A ( July 4, 11, 17, and 24 ) 1 p.m.
    Topics:  The Monologue, Production Research, The Audition, Scene Work, Theatre Terms and more.
  • Directing 1-A ( July 9, 16, 23, 30 ) 1 p.m.
    Topics: Casting Considerations, Production Research, Creating the Director’s Bible, Blocking, Stage Pictures, The Production Team and more.
  • Design 1-A ( August 6, 13, 20, and 27) 1 p.m.
    Topics: Theatre Terms, Production Research, Thinking like a Set Designer, Costume Designer, Lighting and Sound Designer.  Design Exercises and more.

All workshops are taught by Gregory Duckett, BA, MFA the founder and Director for Gregory’s Academy of the Arts.  Gregory has acted, directed, designed and taught a variety of Theatre courses at several Universities and Colleges for many years.  He has directed the youth for Danville Area Community College’s College for Kids Drama Program for over a decade and continues to provide a variety of Theatre Courses and Theatre Coaching in Independent Studies to those interested in Theatre Arts.

All workshops/classes are about 1 hour and cost $45.00 each.  (Register by April 25, 2016 to receive a $10.00 discount)   Those under 18 need the Instructor’s permission to attend.  Those ages 7 -12 must be accompanied by a parent.  Seating is limited.  For more information or the register contact Gregory Duckett at 217-443-0235 or gregorysacademy@gmail.com

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DLO is always accepting proposals for shows for upcoming seasons. Please email us at directors@dlomusicaltheatre.com for more information, or to submit a proposal.