Light-hearted entertainment is what’s playing at Lewiston Civic Theatre’s “Jukebox Goes to the Auditions,” which opens tonight and runs through the weekend.The “Jukebox” original productions have been a long-standing summer fundraising series at the Lewiston Civic Theatre, featuring a variety of performance arts from theater regulars and community members.
This year’s production is framed as auditions for the fictional Jukebox Community Theater seeking to put on a variety show. The audience will watch singers, dancers, instrumentalists and even a juggler appear on stage to “audition” for their part in the show.
“People will see familiar faces and they’ll see some new faces,” said Shelly Renzelman, who is co-directing the show with Kathy Witt. This year’s production is sponsored by the theater’s board of directors, of which both Renzelman and Witt are part.
“There’s a wide variety of music that people are doing,” Renzelman said. “Some is serious, some is funny. There’s a little bit of something for everyone.”
The “Jukebox” productions have been popular with the community in the past, Renzelman said. When last year’s show had to be canceled last minute, a number of people were disappointed.
Including intermission, the show is an hour and a half and, unlike typical shows, includes raffle drawings for prizes at intermission.
“It’s fun,” Renzelman said. “We hope everyone who participates has fun, and that everyone in the audience does too.”
If you go:
WHAT: “Jukebox Goes to the Auditions”
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Lewiston Civic Theatre, 805 Sixth Ave., Lewiston
COST: $16 adults, $13 seniors age 60 and older, $11 students with ID, $8 children 12 and younger. Tickets are available online at www.lctheatre.org or by calling the box office at (208) 746-3401.