BCT troupe continues to grow

Published 10:12 pm Monday, December 29, 2008

By By Lisa Tindell – news editor
The munchkins, dwarfs, Alice, Dorothy, a scarecrow and others have all found a home - temporarily.
Members of the Brewton Community Theatre troupe have been making their home on the boardwalk in downtown Brewton in the building previously occupied by Brewton Office and School Supply.
Executive Director Teresa Gleaton said the troupe is quickly outgrowing the space.
Gleaton, along with support from several people, founded Brewton Community Theatre three years ago. She said the group is working toward becoming self-sufficient in funds and location.
Funds gained from ticket sales at previous shows have helped make productions possible, but Gleaton said donations are always needed.
Previous productions have been family friendly and have been good moneymakers for the group, Gleaton said.
Although Gleaton said past productions have included light-hearted comedies and fairy tales, future productions will include more adult-oriented material.
Gleaton said the actors who have become regulars for BCT productions are wonderful, but other actors and stage personnel are still needed.
Gleaton said adding musicians and prop coordinators is at the top of the troupe's priority list.
The first round of auditions for the group's next production has already been held, but Gleaton said the search for some roles is still in the works.
Gleaton said the production, which is set in the islands, is in dire need of ethnic actors.
A final round of auditions is set for Dec. 30 at 6 p.m. at the current home of BCT. Gleaton said actors should come prepared to read from the show script and be prepared to sing. Open auditions will be held in the green room of the current BCT home.
For additional information or to become a member or contributor to BCT, contact Gleaton at 238-2485 or mail contributions to BCT, P.O. Box 788, Brewton, AL 36427.