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CET Auditions

Over the first month of school, CET announced crew positions, held auditions, announced casting roles and rehearsed for their fall play “Museum.”
Janaki Nallamothu
Mallory Towers sorted out monologues and scenes for actors to use for their audition. She is the assistant stage manager for Museum. “I really like being able to manage both cast and crew and being able to build strong relationships with everybody in theater,” Towers said.

CET Director, Emily Wilson-Tobin, auditioned the largest cast she has seen for Community Ensemble Theatre’s (CET) fall play, “Museum”– breaking a record.

During auditions on Tuesday, Spet. 12 and Thursday Sept. 14, 42 new and experienced actors from AAPS high schools showed up to audition to fill the spots of 40 different characters. However, CET strives to include everyone, leading Wilson-Tobinto to add in two extra roles, ensuring that everyone could participate.

“The play allows a large number of performers to explore interesting characters, there is truly no ‘lead’ role,” Wilson-Tobin said. 

Assistant stage manager, Mallory Towers, was sitting outside of the theater, assisting actors before their auditions.

I would tell someone thinking about auditioning to not worry,” Towers said. Don’t stress over it because no matter how you do, you’re going to get a part and you’re going to be able to be a part of this fun experience.” 

Even with the comfort of a promised role, emotions were everywhere for Mathias Tackas, returning member of CET,  

“Being nervous is something that I have gotten used to after a while because I’m a junior and I’ve been doing this for three years,” Tackas said. “I haven’t skipped a show. “It’s kind of conditioned, I know that it is coming.” 

Sophomore, Malcolm London, was beyond excited.

“I already know how it works, London said. “So I can continue on from last year, instead of having to relearn everything.” 

London started off freshman year being cast as one of the Blind Men in “The Visit” and starring in “Cabaret” as Cliff Bradshaw.

Rosie Matish, Freshman, was feeling nervous as well even though they have an older sister who participated in CET in the past. 

“This was my first real high school audition, but I felt a lot less nervous knowing a lot of people have done this before, Matish said.“During auditions my mind went blank but I think it still went well.” 

Both days of auditions ended at 5:30. Wilson-Tobin announced that call backs may or may not happen and she would let them know by Thursday night.

“A number of factors went into the decision about callbacks,” Wilson-Tobin said. “I have already been considering whether or not they’d be necessary because there are so many roles and the casting is so flexible.” 

At 8:40 pm on Thursday, Sept. 14, it was decided through an email that callbacks would not be needed.

The cast list was then announced at 7pm on Saturday, Sept. 16. 

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Janaki Nallamothu
Janaki Nallamothu, Journalist
Janaki Nallamothu is a sophomore at CHS. This is her first semester on staff and she's super excited. Outside of school, Janaki loves playing tennis, taking her dog on walks, baking, and playing the violin. Janaki can't wait to start her journalism journey at the Communicator.
Hannah L. Rubenstein
Hannah L. Rubenstein, CET Specialist/Journalist
Hannah Rubenstein is a senior at Community High School. This is her third year on the Communicator staff and second year in her position as CET Specialist Journalist. Aside from journalism, Hannah enjoys stage managing and photographing for jGirls+ Magazine. Her goal for this year is to spend less money at Sweetwaters.
Ionie Steudle
Ionie Steudle, Journalist
Ionie Steudle is a Junior at Community High School and this is her first semester on the yearbook staff. She enjoys sewing new clothes out of old ones, doing theater, talking to friends, ripping her closet apart to try to find an outfit to wear, and playing the guitar. She is also very fond of any and all animals (so keep your pets hidden…). Ionie can not wait for the weather to start changing, and finally be able to drink hot coffee
Luca Hinesman
Luca Hinesman, Journalist
Luca Hinesman is currently a Sophomore at Community High School and a believer in buying expensive coffees. When not in CET rehearsals or mock trial practices, you can find them reading books about revenge, catching up on homework, or hanging out with friends. Luca is currently in their first semester with The Communicator and is excited to contribute their ideas this year!

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