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John Patrick Rice Ph.D. Director of Theatre Great Basin College Phone: 775.327.2249

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Great Basin College Theatre

Auditions for Anything Goes at GBC

Great Basin College Theatre will hold auditions for its spring 2023 production of Anything Goes on December 13 at 7 PM. Auditions will take place in the GBC Theatre. Call-backs, if required, will be held on Wednesday, December 14.

Auditions are open to GBC students, juniors and seniors in high school and adult community members. All those planning to audition should come prepared with sixty seconds from a Broadway-style musical with a performance track accompaniment.

Actors should also be dressed to perform simple dance combinations in an ensemble dance audition.

Anything Goes, is a classic Broadway show with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story takes place aboard an ocean liner bound from London to New York. It is a mad-cap caper story of the stow-away Billy Crocker who is in love with the heiress Hope Harcourt. Add in the nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and America's 13th Most Wanted Criminal, Moonface Martin, and the whole thing becomes the perfect recipe for an evening of classic Broadway music and comedy.

The production will be staged March 14 through 18, 2023. Rehearsals will begin in early January. The production will be directed by John Patrick Rice, with music director Walt Lovell, vocal music director Gail Mierins and Choreographer Laura Cdebaca.

For further information email Rice at

Who We Are and What We Do!

The Great Basin College Theater has been transforming the American Theatre Experience since 1996. As part of the Great Basin College Arts and Letters Department, students and faculty join together for enlightened experiences of fine arts, humanities, English, foreign language and communication. The programs are critical components of every academic and training degree program offered by the college.

GBC Theatre offers courses in acting, oral interpretation, stage voice, movement for the stage, theatre technology, dramatic analysis and more. Special Topic courses are added to the schedule regularly, generally taking advantage of the specific skills GBC Theatre’s many guest artists and instructors can provide. In the past, courses in playwrighting, armature, effects makeup, Suzuki Movement Training, stage combat and comedy improv have been offered.

As the mission of Great Basin College has expanded, so has its reach. The college service area now includes more than half of Nevada’s seventeen counties, covers 80% of Nevada’s geographical area, and serves five percent of the state’s total population. It’s a big state, and Great Basin College intends to educate it. Using state of the art distance learning technologies, students in even the furthest reaches of Nevada will have equitable access to the opportunities higher education has been providing to their urban counterparts for decades. It requires fierce commitment from the college and creates a tremendous opportunity for the entire state of Nevada.

GBC theatre now offers almost all of its courses using distance-learning technologies. By combining traditional theatre teaching techniques with advanced technologies, students are accessing a learning experience with seasoned theatre professionals that heretofore had not even been conceived. And, what’s more, they are being prepared for the theatre of today. Added to other fine arts and humanities courses already offered with distance technologies, and it is easy understand why Great Basin College is recognized as one of the most efficient and innovative colleges in the state.

For More Information Contact

John Patrick Rice Ph.D.
Director of Theatre
Great Basin College
Phone: 775.327.2249

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 4,000 students are enrolled annually online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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