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TUSCALOOSA, AL – Theatre Tuscaloosa will hold auditions for The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963, Monday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, October 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the in the Bean-Brown Theatre on the Martin Campus of Shelton State Community College (9500 Old Greensboro Rd).


It’s 1963 in Flint, Michigan, and ten-year-old Kenny’s peaceful world is about to turn upside down.  His parents are planning a family road trip to take his rebellious older brother, Byron, to Birmingham to learn some manners from strict Grandma Sands.  In this relatable, funny, and touching story of an African-American family, tragedy turns to hope and faith.


The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963 has numerous male & female roles available. Those who audition should be prepared to participate in cold readings from the script. All who audition must bring their calendars and list all conflicts regarding the rehearsal schedule on their audition sheets.


Scripts of The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963 are available to read in the Theatre Tuscaloosa Ticket Office in advance (recommended); however, scripts may not leave the premises. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. – noon.


Rehearsals are currently scheduled to begin October 21. Rehearsals are generally held Monday through Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. The final rehearsal schedule will be published after casting.


The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963 will be presented December 6-15, 2019 in the Bean-Brown Theatre on the Martin Campus of Shelton State Community College. Performance dates and times are as follows: Friday & Saturday, Dec. 6 & 7, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday and Wednesday, Dec. 8 & 10 at 2 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, Dec. 11 & 12 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 & 14 at 2 p.m. School matinees will be held Dec. 10 & 11 at 9 a.m. A pay-what-you-can final dress rehearsal will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m., proceeds of which will benefit the Charlie Dennis Memorial Scholarship Fund.


More details are available at or at 205.391.2277.