Theatre Troupe Presents Christmas Show & Winter Auditions

Theatre Troupe Presents Christmas Show & Winter Auditions
Posted on 12/09/2014

The Village of Orland Park Theatre Troupe has spent the last several weeks preparing for its 2014 holiday show, “The Rented Christmas.” Performances are December 12 and December 13 at 7 p.m. and December 14 at 2 p.m., all at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 South Ravinia Avenue.

John Dale hasn’t enjoyed a real Christmas for years so he decides to rent one. The owner of the local rental agency is flustered with the requirements that include a tree with presents, carols, a wife and five children. This show is based on the short story by J. Lillian Vandervere.

“This is a nice holiday show with adorable carolers performing Christmas favorites,” said Executive Producer Patty Vlazny of the village’s Recreation Department. “It’s something fun to do for the holidays, close to home and not expensive,” she added.

Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and students and $9 for children. Reserved seat tickets may be purchased at the Orland Park Recreation Administration Building, 14600 South Ravinia Avenue. Tickets will also be available at the door.

“We have a fun cast that enjoys performing and this shows with our latest production,” said Producer/Director Frann Carnivele. “Many people have annual holiday traditions each year and seeing our shows has become that tradition for a lot of people. We invite everyone to enjoy the spirit of the season with this year’s production,” she added.

Bryan Riess (Burbank) portrays Dale while Sarah Callis (Orland Park) is Anne Weston, the rental agency employee.

Cast members from Orland Park include Ann Burns, Carson Callis, Ellie Callis, Abigail Cogan, Anthony Danczak, Rose Foley, Amy Henrichs, Allison Kazlauskas, Joanne Leafblad and Savanna Manning.

Orland Park residents in the show also include Sophia Marlow, Brian McCormick, Mollie McCormick, Jake Monnett, Kayla Pelini, Marissa Pelini, Jack Roessler, Emma Scarpelli, Kylie Scarpelli, Laura Smokil, Taylor Villa and Zoe Whitlow.

Cast members from Orland Hills include Allison Belair, Hannah Belair and Kari Torgerson. Krystle Cousins, from Palos Park, is also in the show.

Carnivele is directing the show with Ashley Miletich serving as assistant director.

USO TRIBUTE AUDITIONS. Immediately following the holiday show, the troupe will hold auditions for its next production, A USO Tribute.

The show will include memorable musical pieces from war eras with favorite music from famous performers including Bing Crosby, the Andrew Sisters, Bob Hope, Judy Garland, Glenn Miller, George Carroll, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and more.

Singers, dancers and comedians age 16 and older are invited to audition on Monday, December 15 and Tuesday, December 16 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Old Village Hall.

Those auditioning must bring a prepared piece of music with at least 16 measures to sing. Once cast, members must pay a registration fee. The Old Village Hall is located at 14413 South Beacon Avenue. The USO Show will be performed February 27, 28 and March 1 at the Orland Park Civic Center.

For more information, call the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department at 708/403-PARK.