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Ludlow Theatre Group’s production of The Green Children calling for auditions

From the press release:

Champaign, Illinois—Seeking regional actors, singers, and dancers for AUDITIONS for an original musical production: The Green Children 

The Green Children is based on the award-winning illustrated children’s book by Kenny Chumbley and Jim McGuiggan, which is based on a 12th-century English legend. The play is a Wizard-of- Oz, family entertainment-type story that takes place in a fantasy land forest/village and in a house in the present day. The forest is inhabited by the protagonists, the Otherfolk (gnomes, brownies, hobgoblins, faeries, and green children). The antagonist, Squire Scrum, lives in the village of Ballybogey and is assisted by his two menials, Ennis and Orin. The show includes eleven songs written to traditional Celtic airs and a show-stopping Riverdance-reel. The show will appeal to all whose hearts are young.

Audition location: 51 Main, Champaign, IL

Thursday June 8: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Saturday June 10: 10:00 am to noon, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 

Singing/speaking roles are compensated.

*If the listed audition times are not possible for potential performer, contact us for more options.

For more information about the author (Kenny Chumbley), character descriptions, production team, performance dates & ticket sales, visit here.


Phone: 217-493-8905

Email: [email protected]

Additional Information

Callbacks: Callbacks will be announced by 7:00 pm on June 10. If you receive a call back you are asked to return at 11 am on June 11, and you may be asked to stay for the duration of the session, depending on what we still need to see from you. Sunday, June 11, schedule is 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (lunch at 12:00 pm).

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin on July 10 and will run Monday to Thursday 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

*Hired performers will be asked to complete a conflict sheet and indicate any rehearsals that they are unable to attend. 

Performances: There will be a total of ten performances (evening and matinee) that span two weekends. September 8 to 10 at the Star Theatre, Villa Grove, IL, and September 13 to 17 at the Harold and Jean Miner Theater at Parkland College, Champaign, IL.

Press/media contact: Kenny Chumbley, author

Phone: 217-493-8905

Julia Degler-Whitmore. Publicist


Email: [email protected]

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