On August 26, 2015

RYT holds open auditions for production of “Sleepy Hollow”

Aug. 30 and 31 — RUTLAND — Rutland Youth Theatre holds open auditions for “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” on Sunday, Aug. 30 and Monday, Aug. 31.

Produced and directed by Saskia Hagen Groom, based on the book by Washington Irving dramatized by Mary and Andrew Arnault, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is the classic story adapted into a comedy with music. Early on a September morning the villagers of Sleepy Hollow await their new schoolmaster. When Ichabod finally arrives, his priggish correctness casts a pall over the gossipy, prank-playing townsfolk. Soon enough, though, his genteel manners and his hymn singing impress the ladies, including Katrina Van Tassel, the town belle. The men folk are less thrilled, especially Brom Bones, Katrina’s beau, and he begins plotting to rid himself of his unwelcome rival. Matters come to a head during the Van Tassel’s Halloween party, after which the superstitious Ichabod is accosted on his lonely ride home by a fiendish apparition, the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. The next morning Ichabod has disappeared, leaving behind only a song in the wind, and a new legend is born.

Stage Manager is Barb Lassen. Audition times are Aug. 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Aug. 31 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Rutland Youth Theatre, Courcelle Building, 16 North Street Extension, Rutland. Show times are Oct. 16 and 17 at Rutland Intermediate School Theatre. Grades K-12 may audition. Choose one audition only, but stay for the duration of the audition. For more info, call 802-558-4177 or visit www.rutlandrec.com/theatre.

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