Auditions ’n more at Constantine Center


In case you haven’t noticed, a lot is going on at the historic Constantine Center. Work has been under way for several weeks getting this grand lady ready to debut the Theater’s fall season. In keeping up with downtown Pawhuska’s renovations, the Constantine’s façade has been undergoing a complete makeover, including fresh paint.

August proves to be filled with several outstanding attractions.

First up, thespians and wannabe thespians of all ages are encouraged to audition for the upcoming children’s theater production of “Princess and the Pea.”

Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9-11 a.m. Scripts are available at the Pawhuska Library and may be checked out for a 3-day period before the auditions take place, according to Constantine President Garrett Hartness and the play’s director.

In addition to actors, Hartness said a number of other positions are needed behind the curtain to ensure the success of the show. He encourages anyone with a love of the theater to contact him about potential positions, such as set design and construction, costumes, props, makeup, technical support, etc.

“We are having auditions a little earlier this year so we can have extra time to work on sets and costuming before actual rehearsals begin in the later part of September plus it will give the cast a little extra time to study there scripts.”

Performances for The Princess and the Pea are slated for Tuesday, Nov. 12, and Thursday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for local and area schools. The public is invited to attend the Sunday, Nov. 17 performance at 2 p.m.

Hartness also announced a community-wide variety show is slated for 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17.

“Anyone who likes to sing, dance, tell jokes or perform magic tricks is encouraged to call the Constantine at 918-287-1992 to reserve a spot in the show,” said Hartness. “This is always a great evening and the admission is free. You can’t beat that with a stick!!!”

The following Saturday, Aug. 24, the Constantine and the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to show Walt Disney’s “Cinderella.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the movie to begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets for this classic family movie are $2 and can be purchased in advance from any Constantine board member or at the door.

In addition to a great movie, Hartness said the Theater has a door prize for the first 15 girls to come dressed up as Cinderella. The first 15 boys who come dressed up as Prince Charming will also get a special surprise.

For more information about upcoming events, please call 918-287-1992 or be the Theater’s friend on Facebook at Constantine Arts Council.