Act Now – Auditions This Month at The PAC!

The PAC is holding ProAm auditions for the classic comedy caper CLUE and the musical based on a classic, THE SECRET GARDEN June 16-19, and we invite everyone to come play your part!

These auditions are an exciting opportunity for aspiring actors to showcase their talents and gain experience in the performing arts alongside industry artists.

Auditions are open to both professionals and amateurs, students and adults, so if you have ever wanted to participate in a theatrical production, now is your chance! Whether you’re a seasoned actor or just starting out, there’s a role just waiting to be played by you at this month’s ProAm auditions. So come to the PAC this month and show us what you’ve got!

The enchanting Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN is based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. CLUE is based on the cult 1985 movie inspired by the classic board game, and it will leave you dying of laughter!

CLUE Auditions are June 16 & 17.
THE SECRET GARDEN Auditions are June 18 & 19.

The audition process will be intense, but the rewards are great! Those who get cast will perform in front of thousands of local patrons:

  • Auditionees are strongly encouraged to register online before attending,
  • Audition selections need not be memorized but should be well rehearsed,
  • Auditions will start promptly, and
  • Latecomers will be seen only if time permits.

Go to and Click on AUDITIONS
To Learn More and Register.

Whether you’re a seasoned actor or just starting out, the PAC’s auditions this month for THE SECRET GARDEN and CLUE present an incredible opportunity for individuals from eight to eighty to explore their passion for theater, refine their skills, and unleash their talent.

So, mark your calendars, register for auditions online, and prepare to shine at the PAC ProAm Auditions June 16-19 at the PAC. Oh… and Break a leg!

Video Links
The links below provide a video version of this month’s blog and a link to The Monthly Marquee, an interview program hosted by Bart focused on performing arts activities in our region.

Audience Survey Winners

Congratulations to MARIA GARCIA, MARTY GREENLEE, EMMA HAYNES & DEANNA REMILLARD – each a lucky winner of a $20 PAC gift certificate for completing an Audience Survey last month.

PAC Spotlight – June 2023

This month, The PAC Spotlight shines on CHHS alumna, Sara Mays, currently attending UofK and interning at the PAC this summer, and Austin Mays, an incoming senior at CHHS, currently performing in YTHC’s Oklahoma! this summer.

What have you participated in at the PAC?
SARA: Throughout middle and high school, I participated in numerous band concerts that always happened at the PAC. I also participated in the Heartland Winds, a community band that performs and rehearses at the PAC.
AUSTIN: Since about seven or eight, I’ve been in the annual production of The Nutcracker every year I was able. I have also been a part of shows such as Seussical, Willy Wonka, Hello Dolly, The Addams Family, Annie, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid.

What have been your most rewarding PAC experiences?
SARA: My most rewarding experience at the PAC was getting to be their intern this summer. It has been a dream of mine since I was in middle school to work with Bart and the rest of the PAC staff because it is such a welcoming and joyous team of people. Getting to work behind the scenes and help where I can while also gaining a wealth of knowledge that I can transfer to my future career.
AUSTIN: Being a part of Beauty and the Beast with The PAC, and being a lead role in Youth Theatre’s The Little Mermaid.

What did you learn from your PAC experiences?
SARA: The plethora of knowledge that the PAC has given me continues to grow daily. Thus far, I have learned to always treat people with kindness, respect, and grace.
AUSTIN: I have learned how to better work together with others and how to take responsibility to do my part.

Why is the PAC important to you?
SARA: The PAC is important because it allows me to gain the knowledge and experience that will greatly benefit me in my career path as an Arts Administrator.
AUSTIN: The PAC is a place where people of all ages can grow and express themselves with others who also strive to do the same. The PAC has been and will continue to be a home to many memories of what I’ve accomplished and how far I’ve come. If it wasn’t for the PAC, I don’t know where I’d be right now.

Why should the PAC be important to others?
SARA: Because it is a space for people to express themselves freely and enjoy being in the presence of the performing arts.
AUSTIN: There aren’t many places that offer the same thing as the PAC. It is a blessing that we have a place where people can be themselves on a stage.

Now Showing – JUNE 2023

May 31, June 2, 4

May 31, June 2, and 4, 2023
Third Party Event: Center Stage Dance Studio’s Spring Recitals.
Wednesday, May 31, 7 PM, Friday June 2, 7 PM & Sunday June 4, 3 PM. Tickets: $18.25
Tickets on Sale:   Now
All seats reserved through the PAC at 
POC Yvonne Groves 270-769-5505.


June 3

June 3, 2023
PAC Event: 2023-24 PAC ProAm AUDITION WORKSHOPS.  By popular demand, the PAC has invited Kentucky Shakespeare to conduct “Scare Away Stage Fright” audition workshops before our summer ProAm auditions. Workshops will focus on vocal projection, cold reading skills, and general confidence in any audition situation.
Saturday, 6/3/23: 1PM-2PM for ages 6 through 12 and 2:30PM-3:30PM for ages 13 through adults.
Online Pre-Registration Required ($5).
Participation Limited to 30 per Workshop.
Presented in partnership with the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown.

June 8

June 8, 2023
Third Party Event: Allegro Dance Theatre Summer Camp production based on MOANA.
Thursday June 8, 7:30 PM
Tickets: $5 fees included
Tickets on Sale:  Now
All seats reserved through the PAC at 
POC Carol Zagar 270-352-1333.

June 10, 11

June 11 and 12, 2023
Third Party Event: Dance Center of Elizabethtown Summer Camp production of 101 DALMATIANS
Saturday June 10, 3 PM & Sunday June 11, 3 PM.
Tickets: $5
Tickets on Sale: June 1.  
All seats reserved through the PAC at 
POC Sherry Barnard 270-765-5464.


June 16, 17

June 16 and 17, 2023
PAC AUDITIONS for ProAm Classical CLUE
Friday, June 16, 8 PM & Saturday,  June 17, 11 AM.
Video submission deadline: June 10th.
POC Aaron Taylor 270-769-8838 .

June 18, 19

June 18 and 19, 2023
Sunday, June 18, 8 PM & Monday,  June 19, 8 PM.
Video submission deadline: June 10th.
POC Bart Lovins, 270-304-6165 .

Coming Soon – JULY 2023

July 1

July 1, 2023
Third Party Event: Patty Lirot Celebration of Life.
6 PM.
POC Tom Lirot,

July 14,15,16, 21, 22,23

July  13,14,16, 21,22,23, 2023

Third Party Event: Youth Theatre of Hardin County summer production of OKLAHOMA.
Fri & Sat, July 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7 PM.  Sun Matinees, July 16 & 23 at 3 PM. Tickets: Adults – $15 plus fees, Seniors, Military & Students – $10 plus fees, Children 10 & under, $5 plus fees.
Tickets on Sale: June 1.  All seats reserved through the PAC at or by calling 270-769-8837.

In Review – MAY 2023

On May 2, 18 students with John Hardin High School Choir under the direction of Phyllis Westfall presented a Fine Arts Spring Show before an audience of 100.

On May 3, 125 students with  Bluegrass Middle School Band under the direction of Joshua Mitchell presented a concert before an audience of 545.

On May 4, 123  students with West Hardin Middle School Band under the direction of Laura Hedges presented a concert before an audience of 502.

On May 9,  Abound Credit Union Annual held their annual membership meeting before an audience of 417.

On May 11,  85 students with North Hardin High School Choir, under the direction of Cassie Lucas presented a concert before an audience of 333.

On May 13,  22 HCS and 10 NON-HCS students with  Lawson School of Music under the direction of Heather Lawson presented the musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC before an audience of 350.

On May 17,  Hardin County Schools held its monthly Board of Education meeting featuring 62 student recognitions before an audience of 160.

On May 18, 23 students with John Hardin High School Band under the direction of Brian Ellis presented a concert before an audience of 75

On May 20,  110 HCS and 12 Non-HCS students with  The Dance Centre of Elizabethtown under the direction of Sherry Barnard presented spring recitals “Seussical” & “Cakewalk”  before audiences totaling 442. 

On May 21,  20 HCS & 18 Non-HCS students with Lawson School of Music under the direction of Heather Lawson presented a recital before an audience 300.

On May 23,  55 students with Studio One-Eleven under the direction of Katie Bennett presented a recital before an audience of 211.

On May 27-28,    89 HCS and 31 Non-HCS students with Allegro Dance Theatre Under the direction of Carol Zagar presented 3 spring recitals before audiences totaling 707.

On May 31, June 2, 4, 175 students with Center Stage Dance Studio undert the direction of Yvonne Groves presented 3 recitals before audiences totaling 426.

Total Served in MAY: 1,686 HCS Students, 302 Non-HCS Students, 98 Adults, and  4,774 Audience Members.

Total Served Year to Date: 15,357 HCS Students, 4,908 Non-HCS Students, 5,327 Adults, 21,382 Public Audience Members and 74 Live-stream.