Theatre Bristol Announces Auditions for “Mark Twain’s TOM SAWYER”

Tom_Sawyer_12x18Roles available for men, women, and children

Theatre Bristol announces June 19, 20, 24, and 26 auditions for its upcoming production of Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer, directed by Steve Baskett. Presented this fall, Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer takes us on an adventure at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace, weekends August 25 through September 10.

Tom, Huck, Becky, Aunt Polly, Judge Thatcher, Injun Joe, Muff Potter, Sid, and others are brought to life by a cast of 18-20 actors in a stylized version of the traditional story, seasoned with folk and bluegrass music.

Veteran and novice actors are invited to audition at Theatre Bristol, 512 State Street, Bristol, TN. Roles are available for young and old, men and women, and there are opportunities to serve on the production crew. Doors will open 30 minutes before the first audition on each of these dates:

Monday, June 19: 6:30 pm

Tuesday, June 20: 6:30 pm

Saturday, June 24: 9:30 am

Monday, June 26: 6:30 pm

The audition will consist of reading, and for some characters, singing. No preparation is necessary as pieces will be provided, but prepared material will also be welcome. The audition time will also include cold readings. For more details visit

Those interested in being a part of the production crew may contact Theatre Bristol at, or be present at any of the audition times.

Directing will be Theatre Bristol actor/director veteran Steve Baskett, recent director of The Adventures of Robin Hood, title performer in Scrooge! The Musical, and most recently Belle’s father Maurice in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Theatre Bristol is pleased to present Mark Twain’sTom Sawyer as part of its family-friendly 52nd season. It thanks Artisan Center Theater for generously making this performance possible. Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer had its world premiere at Artisan Center Theater in Hurst, Texas, in February of 2015. Based on the book by Mark Twain, it was adapted and directed by Joe Sturgeon, with music direction by Richard Gwozdz, choreography by Gina Gwozdz, stage management by Cassondra Plybon and design by David D. Hyde Jr.

The production will open August 25 and run for three weekends through September 10 with evening and matinee performances at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students, available online at

Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee and now celebrating its 52nd season. Its Main Stage season consists of up to six productions. Some of its performances take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120, and other performances are on stage at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is volunteer run and we invite you to get involved.

For more information, visit Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email