CTL to hold auditions for high school students

Area high school students can clear away the winter blahs by entering the world of “The Great Gatsby.”

The Community Theatre League will hold open auditions at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday for Simon Levy’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.

Jersey Shore High School senior Gabrielle Antonicelli will direct this all-student production that will run in early January.

Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger.

The cast of the play is large with 20 roles led by Jay Gatsby, the elusive and enigmatic millionaire; Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner who’s new to Long Island and fascinated with Gatsby; and Daisy Buchanan, Nick’s cousin and former love of Gatsby’s who is now married to Tom, an arrogant millionaire sportsman and playboy. A number of roles as supporting characters also are open.

The play is set in the Roaring Twenties which will make for fun costuming and set.

Students interested in helping out in these areas should attend the auditions as well.

The auditions are open to area high school students in grades 9 through 12. There is nothing to prepare for the audition and rehearsals will occur likely twice a week in the evenings and once on the weekend.

For additional information, visit or call 570-327-1720, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.