Story Theater Company will hold auditions for their upcoming fall play, “The Spell of Sleeping Beauty,” on Monday, Aug. 28, and Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. both evenings.

Youth ages 9-18 may audition. Sign-up for a one-hour slot by visiting the STC website ( Please keep Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 4-5:30 p.m. open to attend callbacks.

There are roles for 25 children, and all are speaking roles. Auditions will be held at STC’s black box theater, located at 615 S. Dayton Ave., Suite 125.

Youth ages 12-18 may apply for crew positions, including assistant stage manager, wardrobe assistant, scene shift crew, light board and sound board operation. If you are interested in a crew position, stop by during auditions and complete an application. You do not need to sign up for a specific audition time.

“The Spell of Sleeping Beauty” is directed by Julia VanDyk. Performances will be held from Nov. 3-12 at Ames City Auditorium. The show is sponsored by Dentistry at Somerset and The Bernard Firm, P.L.C.

In this version of the always-popular Brothers Grimm classic by Vera Morris, the bad witch Evilina is slighted at not receiving an invitation to Princess Briar Rose’s birthday, so she wreaks havoc to get revenge. The show has it all — charm, action, romance, comedy, thrills — plus some new comedic characters.

Story Theater Company is a non-profit children’s theater dedicated to providing performance and educational opportunities for the children of Ames and surrounding communities. Since its formation in 2006, STC has performed to more than 25,000 audience members who come from throughout central Iowa to experience quality children’s theater.

Story Theater Company is supported in part through local option tax funds provided by the city of Ames through the Commission on the Arts, as well as a grant from the Kiwanis Club of Ames. Learn more about Story Theater Company by visiting