West Hartford Hauntings looking for ghouls

A few of the ghosts and phantoms at the 2018 West Hartford Hauntings.

WEST HARTFORD — On Sept. 3 and 4, the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society invites the public to audition for West Hartford Hauntings. Hauntings is an outdoor theatrical tour of the town’s North Cemetery that will entertain 800 people over the course of the last two weekends in October.

Do you have what it takes to be a guide or character on this tour of West Hartford’s past? During the 14-year history of the production, actors have entertained and frightened audiences with stories of rail accidents, sickness, witches, murder, battles, quarrels over chickens, and more. More than mere entertainment, our actors connect audiences with real West Hartford history — in a scary setting.

We are looking for a diverse group of approximately 20 volunteer actors to bring this spooky tour to life. Five tour guides will lead guests through the tombstones and the remaining actors will portray past West Hartford residents. Male and female actors ages 12 and over are invited to audition; actors and actresses 17 and over are especially needed. We are looking to fully represent the diverse character of our town. Improvisational experience for tour guides is a plus.

Actors will rehearse most Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. throughout September and October. The outdoor show will be Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26 from 6 to 8:45 p.m.

Auditions will be held on Sept. 3 and 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 227 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT. Reserve your 10-minute spot to audition by visiting https://signup.com/go/rYXPqHZ.

Not an actor? We also need volunteers for make-up, lighting, costumes, and the ticket booth. Contact us at boultona@noahwebsterhouse.org to learn more.

You can also experience West Hartford Hauntings as a member of the audience. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children, and are available at www.noahwebster.yapsody.com. Museum members get a discount.

For information on the museum’s extensive school and public programs visit http://www.noahwebsterhouse.org or call 860-521-5362.

Connecticut Media Group