Explore the world, our past, and theater.

Let’s Play! Takes the Theater Spotlight this Summer

Flashback Theater Co. (FbTC) is celebrating the growth of local performing artists this summer. A series of new masterclasses, the continuation of regular Second Saturday workshops, and several outreach events to build awareness of Somerset’s first producing theater company are included on FbTC’s summer 2017 schedule.

The masterclasses offered this summer include three intensive workshops focused on preparing for auditions. First, The Business of Auditioning is a headshot and resume intensive led by Sommer Schoch, founder of Flashback Theater. It also features guest artist Wes Brown, of Wes Brown Photography. Following in July is a weeklong intensive called Dance Auditions for Musical Theatre, led by Leann Perlowski. Finally, a day long workshop called Vocal Techniques for Musical Theatre will be led by Maria McNeil.  Each of these are focused on building skills necessary for performing artists to succeed when auditioning, and are suggested for adults and young adults over the age of 14 interested in pursuing performance opportunities. The classes are each being offered for a low price of $70. The fee covers a guest artist fee and other costs associated with the course. Any proceeds after workshop costs will benefit the entire season of programming.

Included in Let’s Play! programming are free workshops offered on the second Saturday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Each Second Saturday workshop is led by a Let’s Play! Company member and focuses on a skill or technique they want to share with fellow performing artists. These will take place at Station 211 at 211 Main St. in downtown Somerset. The summer schedule includes “Musical Characterization” on June 10 led by Bailey Patterson, “Sign Language Theater” on July 8 led by Jessica Ingram, and “New Play Reading” on August 12 led by Sommer Schoch. Second Saturday workshops are open and free to the public. Donations are accepted at the door to help offset costs of the programming. Those with an interest in being active in the theater community of Somerset are encouraged to attend.

The new play reading on August 12 will feature a public reading of Amber Frangos’ new play, Rosies. The play is based on the historical figure Rose Will-Monroe, of Science Hill. The reading will be the final result of a workshop process that began in February and was made possible by grant funding from the Kentucky Foundation for Women.

Let's Play! company at Pulaski County Public Library summer readingFinally, you can expect to find Flashback Theater at several outreach events this summer. Find FbTC at: A Sample of Somerset on June 1 starting at 5:30 p.m., the SKRECC picnic on June 8 starting at 4:00 p.m., and Summer Reading at Pulaski Co. Library on June 14 and 28 at 1:00 p.m. To end our summer of outreach and workshops, you can celebrate with Jarfly Loves Flashback Theater on Wednesday, August 2. Jarfly will donate all tips on August 2 sales to Flashback Theater.

Season Sponsor, 2015-16 & 2016-17

Flashback Theater is appreciative for season sponsor, Applied Behavioral Advancements LLC. ABA makes the passionate pursuit of theater possible all year long.

Similar posts
  • Playwrights Take The Spotlight at Let... Flashback Theater is excited to present Let’s Play! Playwright’s Choice on Saturday, February 10th. Playwright’s Choice is one of Flashback Theater’s favorite recurring events. It gives local playwrights a chance to see their work read on stage by actors, and receive feedback from audience and directors. The workshop will be held at Flashback Theater, located [...]
  • A New Season of Let’s Play! Beg... The 2018 season of free Let’s Play! workshops begins Saturday, January 13th with Improv Games. Every year, Flashback Theater Co. kicks off Let’s Play! with a romp through improvisational games. The workshop will start at 7 p.m. at Flashback Theater Co. located in Old City Hall. This event will also serve as the auditions for [...]
  • Audition for Rosies: The Women Who Ri... Auditions for Flashback Theater’s upcoming production of Rosies: The Women Who Riveted the Nation will be held on Thursday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 20 at 10:00 a.m. at Flashback Theater located at 400 E. Mount Vernon St. Somerset, Kentucky. A Junior cast will be considered for this production, which offers young talent [...]
  • Auditions for 2018 Company, Cabaret, ... Flashback Theater will be auditioning for three upcoming opportunities in January and February. Opportunities include the Let’s Play! Company, the Season Announcement Cabaret, and Rosies: The Women Who Riveted the Nation. The Let’s Play! Company will be holding auditions for actors who are interested in workshops, improvisational development, and educational outreach performance opportunities. The audition [...]
  • Flashback Theater Invites You into th... Have you ever wondered just how a theatrical performance goes from script to stage? How does a show go from a first read, to staging, to dress rehearsals, to a full production? Flashback Theater Co. invites you to explore the answers at Let’s Play! Open Rehearsal. At this event, the Let’s Play! Company will be [...]

Get email updates!

Thank you to our season sponsor!