BPBACT I of Benton County will be holding auditions for the musical The Burnt Part Boys on Sunday March 26th from 4:00-6:00 PM and on Tuesday March 28th from 6:30-8:00 PM at the ACT I Center in Vinton.

The main cast includes (4) teenage boys and (1) teenage girl.  Additionally, (4) adult men are needed for secondary roles, and up to (8) additional adults/older teenagers could be cast for a supporting male ensemble.  All roles require singing and acting.

The Burnt Part Boys takes place in West Virginia and is set in a small coal mining community.  The story concerns the five teenagers, four of whom lost their fathers in a mining accident ten years earlier. The five climb the mountainside to the mine where their fathers and eight other miners died.

The show is a mix of comedy and drama, set to a lively and tuneful Bluegrass score giving the show a distinctive Appalachian flavor.

Rehearsals are scheduled to begin the week of April 10th, with performances tentatively scheduled for June 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th at 7PM and June 11th and 18th at 2PM.

Any questions can be directed to Monica Funk at mfunk@pointbuilders.com or 319-350-0900.



There’s a Monster in my Closet

Annoucing…Little Vikes Drama Camp 2017

Sponsored by ACT I of Benton County
April 2017

Please find the Camper Registration Packet below for our 2017 Little Vikes Drama Camp. Camp will open with Orientation and Workshops on June 5 & 6. At the end of camp on June 6, campers will be given their casting assignments for the main production, There’s a Monster in my Closet, and a short meeting will be held with the directors.

There’s a Monster in my Closet features a cast including Emily and her friends, her brother Tom and his friends, and many Dream World inhabitants including monsters,Sandman, the Dream King, Sprites, Fairies, and Dream Weavers. The VSHS Drama Department will be performing this show in April, giving Little Vikes Drama Campers the unique opportunity to see the show and then perform it. Several VSHS Drama students will assist in the direction and mentoring of Little Vikes Drama Company Cast.

Little Vikes Drama Camp format features an environment in which children can gain familiarity with live theatre, cultivate their imaginations, discover their own individual talents, acquire vital communication skills, and learn to work in cooperation with the other members of a cast and crew. Little Vikes Drama Company productions are warm, rewarding experiences that leave wonderful, lasting memories!

Mark your summer calendar and get your registration in now!

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