I remember the days of big hair and even bigger shoulder pads. If you have a longing for or even a strange fascination with the 80s, don't miss "Back to the 80s", a musical about the 80s with a soundtrack to match at the Majestic Theatre, Pottsville. The shows are on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 31 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, call the theatre office at 570-628-4647.
Of course a totally different take on theatre is "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet" that will be performed in the summer tradition of Shakespeare in the Park. In this case the "park" is the grounds of the Schuylkill County Council for the Arts, 1440 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville, There will be three free performances on August 12, 13 and 14 starting at 7 p.m.
Not all the fun is on the audience side of the spotlights. If you think you might want to give performing a try there will be auditions for "Almost, Maine" at the Majestic Theatre on August 28 at 2 p.m. The show is a series of short stories about people living in a tiny town in Maine -- almost Canada. Auditions are open to high schoolers through adults for the show in October. You can learn more about the show by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If your kids are the ones with the performing bug, the Majestic Theatre is hosting auditions for Seussical Jr. in August. Young performers from Grades 1 through 12 can audition for the November show. For more information contact email@example.com
The Strawberry Playhouse, Tuscarora is doing a different type of performance -- a talent show. For performers ages 8 to 17, there are five categories you can audition for: voice, dance, drama, musical instrument and specialty act. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org .net for an application and more information.
There will also be a Dream Big theater workshop for children ages 5 to 13 from August 1 to 5. The camp will run daily from 9 a.m. to noon at the Majestic Theatre. No experience needed. Call 570-628-4647 or email email@example.com