Zombies to take over Children’s Theatre’s ‘Alice’

Olympic Theatre Arts will hold auditions for “Alice in Zombieland,” at 4 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, July 6-7.

Olympic Theatre Arts will hold auditions for its first all Children’s Theatre production, “Alice in Zombieland,” written by Craig Sodaro and directed by Danny Willis and Bonne Smith.

The script calls for a flexible number of actors, both male and female. The directors intend to find a place in the show for all those who audition whether it be on stage or behind the scenes as stage crew.

The story is about Alice, who is now a teen returning to Wonderland only to find all of the characters have been turned into zombies by the Wicked Witch of the West from Oz! The story offers a very creative mixing of elements from two classic stories and some hilarious stage action from a host of zombies.

Auditions are open to children ages 8-18. Willis, who has been working with many children in theater workshops at OTA and Port Angeles, said, “There is a lot of talent and a lot of interest from the children in our area for performing arts and especially drama. These kids take it very seriously, they work hard and are very supportive of each other. Of course, they love to laugh too! And we do have a lot of fun.”

Auditions will be at 4 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, July 6-7, at Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N. Sequim Ave. The directors will have candidates read from the play’s script and complete an audition form.

Rehearsals will begin July 10 and continue until the show opens on the Olympic Theatre Arts Main Stage.

The three shows are at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7-8 and 2 p.m. Aug. 9. For more information, contact the OTA business office, which is open 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, at 683-7326.