Saratoga's Homemade Theater is ready for new season
A popular community theater in a popular city is ready for another season. Our Vince Gallagher has a look at what's coming to the stage.
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- The Homemade Theater held an open house for its 28th season.
"We just moved back into the theater, we're excited about the season to come," said Stacie Barnes, Homemade Theater General Manager. "We're in rehearsal now for 'Nine to Five'."
Those who attended the open house were able to catch a sneak preview of the show.
"This is what I went to school for, and I love performing, but I have a family and community theater is a great way to be able to participate," said Amy Linselzak-Nelson, cast member.
For those interested in participating, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer.
"From hanging posters and greeting people, ushering, helping backstage, so all sorts of things, there's lots of opportunities," noted Barnes.
You can also audition, beginning with the "Wizard of Oz" in October.
"'39 Steps' auditions should be in December, and than in December we will audition for 'Leading Lady' which will be in the spring," explained Barnes.
Whether it is a performance of "Nine to Five" or "Of Mice and Men", community theater must run like a well-oiled machine, like any other theater, because they still have deadlines when the lights go down and the curtains come up.
"The great thing about theater is it's always a small miracle. There's always that feeling is all of it going to get done? But there definitely is a feeling of team spirit," said Linselzak-Nelson.
The Homemade Theater was incorporated in 1985 and has had a substantial list of productions since than, including "The Steadfast Tin Soldiers", "Sleuth", and Neil Simon's "Rumors". Many of these shows are musicals, which requires performers to act, dance, and sing.
"There's choreography, there's not just blocking. It's music, there's acting, there's dance, everything. It's more complicated than a straight show," said Marc Andrzejewski, cast member.
If you are interested in seeing how this show turns out, "Nine to Five" will hit the stage beginning on October 12.