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Open auditions called for upcoming comedy at SSC

South Suburban College to premiere Happy Birthday, Henry Snikrep! by local playwright

information provided by South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (January 10, 2018) – The SSC Playhouse announces open auditions for its 2018 world premiere of the hilarious down-home comedy, Happy Birthday, Henry Snikrep! written by Markham native Wesley Perkins. Auditions will be held in the Kindig Performing Arts Center:

  • Thursday, February 1, from 4:00–8:00pm
  • Saturday, February 3, from 12:00–3:00pm

No experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome. Auditioners will be asked to read from the script, but it is not necessary to prepare a song.

About the play

Happy Birthday, Henry Snikrep! is Wesley Perkins’ first full-length comedy. The play is based on Perkins’ own experiences and features a crabby title character, a surprise party setting, and a cast of zany relatives.

Actors are needed to fill 16 roles that vary in age from 16 to 60. Rehearsals will be held Monday through Thursday evenings and middays on Saturdays, with a first read-through on Saturday, February 17. Not all performers will be required to be at all rehearsals.

Performances will run April 25 to April 29, 2018, with Wednesday through Saturday shows at 8:00pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm.

The SSC Playhouse, knowing that talent doesn’t discriminate, encourages actors of all colors, ages, shapes, and sizes to audition. Scenes from the play will be available for review at auditions. The production will be staged by Mr. Perkins under the direction of Bobbie Saltzman.

For more information

For more audition information, contact Bobbie Saltzman at [email protected] or leave a message at the South Suburban College box office: 708-210-5741. Phone calls will be returned.

The Kindig Performing Arts Center of South Suburban College is located at 15800 State Street in South Holland, Illinois. For more information about South Suburban College programs or admissions and registration, visit or contact the Admissions Office: 708-210-5718.


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