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A Midsummer Night’s Dream-Mainstage performance


One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies filled with lovers, fairies, and rustics. Add a misapplied love potion, mistaken identities and the most famous play-within-a play ever written and you have a perfect recipe for mirth. The language, poetry, and wit of Shakespeare shine as bright and lovely as the moon in this timeless classic.

 

Auditions:

  • October 22 and 23 at 7 pm at the theatre at 340 2nd Street.  
  • Please be prepared to cold read from the script.
  • All parts are open; all ages over 14 years old, all ethnicities, and all physical types are encouraged to audition.
  • A callback is anticipated

The show is directed by Rodger McDonald. (Romeo and Juliet) Rehearsals will begin in mid-November. The show performs on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm February 9 – March 4. There will be a School Outreach performance on Thursday, February 15th at 9:30 am. 

 




James and the Giant Peach, Jr.

Rising Stars workshop performance

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.


When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

Direction and Choreography by Emily Jo Seminoff
Music Direction by Katie Carlson

Auditions:
Sunday, October 22 at 1:00 (Woodland Opera House Rehearsal Studio -415 4th St)
Callbacks, if needed, October 23.  Time TBD. 


Students will read and sing from the show and learn a short dance piece.


Audition Prerequisite:

Auditions are open to students ages 7-18 with experience with one or more of the following.

- Show Biz Kids

- Musical Theatre workshop

- Mini Musical Workshop

- Acting Workshop

- Main Stage Performance

- Or equivalent to any of the above

 

Tuition: $90

Costume/Production fee: $30


Performances:
Friday, January 19th at 9:30 am &12:30 pm (School Outreach),
Saturday, January 20 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 21, 7:00 pm


Rehearsals:
Actors will not be called to every rehearsal, but only to rehearsals for which they are needed.
General rehearsal days are Monday - Thursday


Rehearsal Schedule:
November 20 & 21 -  May rehearse anytime between 1:00-6:00 (TBD after casting)
(No rehearsal November 22 & 23)
November 27- December 21, 4:00-6:00
(No rehearsal Dec 25-Jan 1)
January 2 – 9, may rehearse anytime between 1:00-6:00 (TBD after casting)
January 10 & 11 – 4:00-6:00


Mandatory Tech week:
January 15 – 18, 4:30-7:00

 

Character Breakdown:


Ladhalord – The “narrator,” is a mysterious character who seems to have a hand in the magical things that are happening. Though he may seem a bit off, he carefully watches James, moving him towards a better life.
Actor Age Range: 14-18
Voice type: Baritone


James - The hero of our story, on an epic quest to find a family of his own and gain confidence in himself.
Actor Age Range: 9-13
Voice type: Unchanged


Spiker and Sponge – James’ aunts and his worst nightmare.
Actor Age Range: 14-18
Voice type: Alto


Ladybug – James’ “mother” figure, a fun, lady-like character.
Actor Age Range: 13-18
Voice type: Alto


Grasshopper – The leader of the insects and James’ “father” figure. He is fun and adventurous, but foremost has a warm, inviting presence.
Actor Age Range: 13-18
Voice type: Bari-tenor


Spider – a clever creature who becomes a fun-loving “older sister” to James.
Actor Age Range: 13-18
Voice type: Alto


Earthworm – A gentle spirit, although often outlandish and even a bit of a coward. He becomes a “brother” and a good friend to James.
Actor Age Range: 13-18
Voice type: Tenor


Centipede – May be a bit of a grouch, but in the end he is loyal to the pack. He does not like James at first, but he learns to make friends and get along.
Actor Age Range: 13-18
Bari-tenor


Ensemble – the ensemble shows up numerous times throughout the show and plays various roles.
Actor Age Range: 7-18

 



Hairspray


The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

 

Auditions:

  • January 14 at 6 pm and January 16 at 7 pm at the theatre at 340 2nd Street
  • Please come with a prepared song (14-32 bars) and the sheet music.
  • An accompanist will be provided.  Dress to dance.

The show is directed by Angela Baltezore (West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast) Music Director is Dean Mora (West Side Story), Choreographer is Staci Arriaga (West Side Story, Thoroughly Modern Millie).  Rehearsals will begin February 19 and performances are April 20-May 13 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.

 

All roles available including;


Tracy Turnblad

Our story's unsuspecting protagonist, she is large and in charge. Confident, talented, and incredibly determined. A romantic with a good heart and desire to cut up the dance floor. Always on top of the latest trends.

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 15 to 20

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3


Corny Collins

The charismatic host of the Corny Collins' Show. Good looking and smooth talking, he is a genuinely nice guy both on and off camera.

Gender: Male

Age: Can play 25 to 40

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D3


Edna Turnblad

Tracy's big and blonde mother. She is a working housewife who has lost her confidence and dream to be a plus-size clothing designer. Boisterous and commanding. Played by a male in drag.

Gender: Male

Age: Can play 30 to 50

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F3


Penny Pingleton

Tracy's best friend and dorky sidekick. Not the brightest girl, but she has good intentions. Bursting to get free of her mother's dominating control, she falls for Seaweed with childlike curiosity.

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 15 to 20

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: A3


Velma Von Tussle

Amber's mother and the director of Corny Collin's show. She is a devious taskmaster and snobby racist. The former Miss Baltimore Crabs will go to any length to ensure her daughter is the next big thing.

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 40 to 55

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3


Amber Von Tussle

Link's girlfriend and Tracy's nemesis. She is pretty, thin, shallow, snobby, and racist. Can't dance but is expected to win Miss Baltimore Hairspray. Always feels the need to be the center of attention.

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 15 to 20

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3


Link Larkin

The star heartthrob on Corny Collins' show. He is extremely attractive and talented. Hoping to get his big break with a recording contract, he unexpectedly falls for Tracy.

Gender: Male

Age: Can play 15 to 20

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: G3


Seaweed J. Stubbs

Tracy's classmate and friend, who is discriminated against due to his skin color. He is cocky but surprisingly lovable. Talented in song and dance. He falls for Penny.

Gender: Male

Age: Can play 15 to 20

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: F3


Little Inez 

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 10-13

Must dance


Motormouth Maybelle

Seaweed and Little Inez's mother, she also appears as the Guest DJ on the Corny Collin's Negro Day show. Big, blonde, beautiful and proud of it. She is sassy and confident.

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 40 to 55

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: F3


Wilbur Turnblad

Tracy's simpleminded and kind father. He owns a joke shop and supports his daughter in spite of everything else. He also loves his wife, Edna, very much.

Gender: Male

Age: Can play 45 to 65

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3


Prudy Pingleton

Penny's strict mother. Very conservative, controlling, and closed minded.

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 40 to 55

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: D4


Ensemble

Corny Collins' Kids (Tammy, Brad, Brenda, Sketch, Shelley, Etc.); Students; Hookers; Protestors