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SJCT Family Theatre presents ‘Macbeth’, auditions begin Sept. 12

San Juan Community Theatre’s Family Theatre takes on Shakespeare this fall, in a musical version of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Macbeth.

Penelope Haskew, playwright and director of SJCT’s Stars Lore and Oh No! Granny’s Got the Remote, will hold auditions for elementary school age students and adults on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 12 and Sept. 13, 3 p.m., at Friday Harbor Elementary School.

Macbeth is the story of a Scottish soldier and nobleman tempted by the prophecy of evil witches and pushed by his scheming wife to pursue his ambition to become king at any cost. This version will include music and dancing, banquets and battles, and introduce island youngsters to Shakespeare in a fun, accessible format.

Haskew and Musical Director Mister Conrad are looking to cast 30-45 students, parents and adults in roles ranging from dancing witches, silent soldiers, enunciating narrators and leads, with solos to sing. The production will run in the Whittier Theatre the week of Nov. 11-18.

Sign up for auditions at Friday Harbor elementary, SJCT box office, or by emailing Haskew, at


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