By Ellen Byron, et al

Directed by Ned O'Reilly

GRACELAND is an evening of comedy - both the hilarious kind and the sweeter kind - featuring short works inspired by the life and the larger-than-life of Elvis Presley. Two women vie to be the first person in the door when Presley's Graceland mansion is opened to the public, a young girl tries to make sense of the world according to the wisdom of her Elvis-loving big brother, a lab tech wants to save The King from being cloned, and more. Come be part of an adventurous and rewarding theatrical experience to be performed at the beautiful Portage Center for the Arts.

Produced by Portage Area Community Theatre at Portage Center for the Arts, 301 East Cook Street, Portage

Performances: April 9-18, 2010

Performance Times: April 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30 p.m., April 11 and 18 at 2:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $10 Adults, $8 Students and Seniors

Call 608-592-1747 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Portage Area Community Theatre
is holding open auditions for GRACELAND, an evening of comedy and light drama inspired by Elvis Presley in this, the King’s 75th anniversary year.

Tuesday February 9 and Thursday February 11
6:30-8:30 p.m. at
the Portage Public Library
253 W Edgewater Street, Portage

Actors needed:

a hilarious comedy of one-upmanship by Ellen Byron
1 woman, stage age 22,
skinny and naïve, but fiercely loyal and passionate
1 woman, stage age 35+,
not so skinny, brassy and bossy, with a good heart

a sweetly comic character study by Ellen Byron
1 man, stage age 20-25,
charming and wise, ready to conquer the world
1 girl, stage age 13,
wide-eyed and sharp, devoted to her big brother

All of these parts will use southern accents and all of the characters are big Elvis fans.

In addition, the show will feature a number of MONOLOGUES inspired by the late icon, some characters male, some female, of varying ages, and not necessarily with accents.

For more information, contact
Director Ned O’Reilly 608-592-1747 or