Meet The Staff
What is a straight show?
A straight play is a piece of theater that is not a musical but relies on the spoken word to tell the story. This kind of play moves the story along through spoken dialogue, as opposed to song and dance. These two art forms are both considered plays, but are usually presented in completely different styles.
There are only two requirements to be in Oakwood Summer Theatre's Straight Show.
1. You must be age 8 or older.
2. You come in ready to learn, grow your performance skills and have fun! You will create a lifetime of memories and build lifelong friendships here at Oakwood Summer Theatre.
You do not need any prior theatre experience to be part of Oakwood Summer Theatre's straight show. We will teach you all the basics and proper theatre etiquette. Here at Oakwood Summer Theatre, everyone who auditions gets a role and is included in the show. And every role is important! Without an ensemble there is no show! We just ask for your commitment to your role. We hope you are as excited about the stage as we are!
Audition dates and times will be posted under the "auditions" tab on the website and on social media.
We understand you might be nervous about auditions, especially if it is your first time auditioning. The best way to calm the nerves is to go in knowing what to expect. So here it is! When you arrive to Davidow Hall at Salem Community College there will be a welcome table for you fill out two forms; an audition form and a release form. Once you have filled out your forms you will head into the auditorium and wait to audition. You will be handed a page from the script to read. You may also want to use this time to relax, focus and read over the script.
When you are called to the stage you will read the script until the director tells you to stop. We are looking for confidence, enunciation and volume. Speak loudly and clearly so that the people in the back can hear you.
Once the auditions are over you will receive an email or a phone call about your role.
Rehearsals will be held in the auditorium of Davidow Hall at Salem Community College. Rehearsals run Monday-Thursday, 6:00pm-9:00pm, there are no Friday rehearsals. The first day of rehearsal will depend on audition dates and how fast the show is cast, so keep checking your email for the first day of rehearsal.
There is a small fee of $30 per person to be in the show. Each additional family member is only $25. Must be immediate family, siblings or parent/child, cousins do not count as immediate family.
Tickets to the performance cost $10 each. As of now, we accept cash only.
2023 Summer Performance Dates:
Thursday, June 22, 7:00pm
Friday, June 23, 7:00pm
Saturday, June 24, 7:00pm