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BIG CHANGES IN STORE FOR ATLANTIC STAGE

2015-2016 Season Auditions on Saturday, August 1st, 2015

 

(Myrtle Beach, S.C., July 13, 2015) – Atlantic Stage, the only non-profit, professional theatre in the Myrtle Beach area is pleased to announce its new location for Season 8.  Previously located at the 79th Avenue Theatre in the Coastal Carolina University Myrtle Beach Education Center, the young theatre has pulled up stakes and moved its operations to Myrtle Beach Mall. “We are very excited to have Atlantic Stage in the mall and look forward to enhancing our shoppers’ experience with their opening later this year,” stated General Manager/VP, Joe Perl. “They fit very well into the new vision for Myrtle Beach Mall.”

 

“We are spreading our wings and striking out on our own for the first time,” said Thom Penn, Producing Artistic Director of Atlantic Stage. “As we head into our eighth season, we’re excited by the opportunities this new location will offer us.  We’ll have a sign for the first time, so we should attract new patrons, and we’re still centrally located on the Grand Strand, so we’re just as accessible to our long-time patrons and subscribers as we’ve always been.  In addition, there is ample, well-lit parking, as well as many restaurants and shops within walking distance.  We hope to help the mall become a one-stop destination for dining, shopping, and entertainment.”

 

The new Atlantic Stage space will be located near Bass Pro, across from Uptown, home venue of the Carolina Improv Company, and next door to Bath and Body Works.  Atlantic Stage will be working to convert the space from a retail storefront into an entertainment venue, a multi-phase process.  The first phase, aimed at getting the space performance-ready for Season 8, is expected to take roughly 60 days.  “We’ll occupy the space on July 10th and begin work on the lobby and office area.  We plan to have the lobby and box office finished and accessible to walk-in patrons no later than September 1st,” says Penn.  Work will continue on the performance space until Sea Marks, by Gardner McKay, opens the season on Oct 1st.  “No matter what, the curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. on October 1st.  It’s a reality that is simultaneously exhilarating and horrifying, which is what making meaningful, quality art should feel like every time.”  The second phase of the process will put the finishing touches on the performance space portion of the venue and will have to be completed in the down time between Seasons 8 and 9.

 

Atlantic Stage, working under a Guest Artist Agreement with Actors’ Equity Association will be holding Equity and non-Equity actor auditions for all productions of its 2015-2016 season including Designer and Tech Interviews on Saturday, August 1st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in their new location at the mall.  Those interested are asked to forward their resume, head shot and contact information to thom@atlanticstage.com and provide preferred audition time slot(s).  Actors will need to prepare two contrasting monologues, totaling no more than four minutes in length.

 

For a complete schedule and ticket information for the upcoming season, please call the Atlantic Stage box office at (877) 287-8587 or online at www.atlanticstage.com.

 

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