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Auditions for SDPAC’s The Importance of Being Earnest to be held next week

SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Southern Dance and Performing Arts Company (SDPAC) has announced auditions for its next production, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.

Tryouts for the play will take place at the SDPAC studio in downtown Sylacauga next Monday and Tuesday, May 2-3. Those aged 12 and over are eligible to audition.

The Importance of Being Earnest is a farcical comedy set in 1890s Victorian England. The story follows a cast of nine characters as they weave their way through the burdensome social institutions of that time.

The dry, witty nature of the dialogue has been highly regarded since the play was first performed in 1895, and it is considered to be Wilde’s most popular play.

SDPAC’s rendition of Wilde’s play will run from July 8-17 with exact show times and a venue yet to be determined. Celia Blanchard and Patrick McDonald have been named as co-directors.

Complete audition information, roles, what to prepare, rehearsal schedule, and sign-up is available at You must sign-up to audition.

SDPAC operates through the Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement (SAFE). The Southern Dance and Performing Arts Company, as a program of SAFE, is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a solid and focused experience for each student – on and off stage – providing unique performing arts programs.

For more information, you can call (256) 245-1669 or email

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