Reminder: Auditions for next LLCC Theatre production begin Sat.

Auditions for the upcoming LLCC Theatre/Theatre in the Park collaborative production of “Treasure Island” will be held Jan. 16, 19 and 20.

On Saturday, Jan. 16, auditions will be held from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2100 South Bates Ave.*

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 19 and 20, auditions will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. in the lower level of Sangamon Hall South on the LLCC campus, 5250 Shepherd Road.

The production will employ cross-gender casting for many roles. The cast includes adults and youngsters able to play 13- to 15-year-olds, and all roles are open. College students and community members are encouraged to audition. Auditions will include reading from the script and movement exercises, so actors should wear comfortable clothing. Those interested in backstage, stage management, or assistant to the director duties should drop by auditions the 19th and 20th for a brief conference with the director.

The production “Treasure Island” is adapted and directed by Mark Hardiman, LLCC professor of theatre, and will be staged May 20, 21, 22, 26, 27 and 28 in Kelso Hollow at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site.

LLCC Theatre is committed to education in theatre, emphasizing not only performance but also growth in those involved in the production. Those participating may choose to register for college credit or participate through LLCC’s Community Education program.

Questions may be directed to or by calling 217.786.4942.

*(On Jan. 16, auditions for other Theatre in the Park shows will be held at the same time; see for details.)