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Anne of Green Gables, The Musical




Director - Eva Sarry

Music Director - Lori Jarvey

Stage Manager - Jenn Marchese

 

AUDITIONS:
Saturday, June 24th at 4pm

Monday, June 26th at 7pm

Open to actors 14 to 104.

Be prepared to sing a song that demonstrates your vocal range and a short monologue (1-2 minutes).

Prepare 16-32 bars of a song to sing for your vocal audition.
Please bring sheet music in your key as an accompanist will be provided.

Callbacks if necessary TBD

Auditions will be held at 4th street Rehearsal Hall (415 4th street)

 

PERFORMANCES:

September 15th – 24th (Friday 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 2pm)

School Outreach Performances are Thursday, September 21st  (9:30am & 12:30pm)

 

REHEARSALS:

Initially rehearsals will be Sundays (5-7pm) Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday (7-9pm) Starting late July.

Tuesdays will be added as we get closer to opening.

Mandatory Technical rehearsal week will be Sunday, September10th from 1pm to 5pm and Monday-Thursday (September 11th – 14th) from 6:30pm to 9pm

 

ROLE DESCRIPTIONS: 

 

Anne Shirley (able to play 13-18) Mezzo-Soprano (A3 – E5): The red-haired orphan who is adopted at age 12 by Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert and grows up on their farm, Green Gables. Anne is passionate, stubborn, warm, loyal, intelligent, an articulate chatterbox, hugely loving, in love with beauty and a dreamer of great imagination. When she makes mistakes, they’re doozies, but she is full of integrity, and always wants to be a good person.

Marilla Cuthbert (40+) Alto (A3 – D5): Marilla is all angles and straight lines, with a stern face and tightly knotted hair. This physical severity mirrors her moral and emotional severity. A smile should feel like her face cracking. Although Marilla does not usually express emotion, underneath she has a wry sense of humor and a loving heart. She raises Anne strictly, but she secretly adores her adopted daughter, and by the end of the story she becomes softer and more expressive. 

Matthew Cuthbert (40+) Baritone (C3-F4): A sixty-year-old bachelor, Matthew is painfully shy and a little eccentric. Although he is terrified of women, he is gentle, wise, loving, and humble. Despite his painful shyness, he instantly loves the lonely orphan Anne and in his gentle stubborn way pressures Marilla to adopt her. Anne considers Matthew a kindred spirit and always turns to him for a sympathetic ear. 

Diana Barry (able to play 13-18) Mezzo Soprano (Bb3-Eb3): Anne’s best friend. Diana and Anne become bosom friends immediately after they meet, and swear devotion to each other forever. Diana is loving and charming, likes romance, and has a sense of humor, though she lacks Anne’s imagination, and independence. Anne is usually the leader in their scrapes.

Gilbert Blythe (able to play 13-18) – Tenor (Bb2 – G4): A handsome, brilliant boy who becomes Anne’s rival when he makes the mistake of teasing her about her red hair. They are equally intelligent and should be friends, and he teases her because he likes her, but Anne refuses to talk to him, although their rivalry keeps her motivated throughout her academic career. By the end of the story, the rivalry has become affectionate, and Anne and Gilbert become friends. 

Mrs. Rachel Lynde (30+) – Alto (G3 – D5): The town busybody, Mrs. Lynde likes nothing better than to give her opinion sharply and preach morals. A woman infused with her own sense of righteousness, she is outspoken about everything from politics to fashion, and, although childless, she never fails to advise Marilla on how to raise Anne. She starts off sure Anne’s adoption will end in disaster, but in the end even she is won over. 

Mrs. Barry/Josie Pie/Townswoman (Female 20s – 40’s to play various characters) Alto (B3 – F4) Mrs. Barry is Diana’s Mother - a severe, unforgiving woman. She expects her children to follow strict and sometimes unreasonable rules and is quick to condemn Anne when Anne makes mistakes Josie Pye - A silly, snobby, not very motivated classmate of Anne’s. 

Mr. Phillips/Station Master/Postmaster/Doc/Headmaster (Male 30s + to play various characters) Bari tenor (Bb2- A4): Mr. Phillips is the teacher in the one room school house. He spends a great deal of time trying to organize his unruly class, and cram knowledge into their heads.





An Improbable Farce by Nöel Coward

Directed by Bob Cooner



Auditions will be held on Sunday, July 9 and Monday, July 10, 7:00 PM both nights, at Studio 415 (the Woodland Opera House rehearsal studio at 415 4th Street).


Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

The roles of Charles, Ruth, Elvira, Dr. Bradman, and Mrs. Bradman require upper-class British accents

The role of Madame Arcati requires a middle-class British accent.

The role of Edith requires a lower-class or rural British accent.

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are strongly encouraged to audition.


Click on attachments for auditions sides;


CHARLES – ELVIRA 1

CHARLES – ELVIRA 2

CHARLES – RUTH 1

CHARLES - RUTH 2

DOCTOR BRADMAN – MRS BRADMAN -- RUTH

EDITH – MADAME ARCATI – CHARLES

MADAME ARCATI – RUTH

MADAME ARCATI


Rehearsals will be Mon-Thurs, Aug 28-Oct 5, 7:00-10:00 PM (no rehearsal Mon, Sept 4); Sun, Oct 8, 1:00-6:00; Mon-Thurs, Oct 9-12, 6:30-10:00

 

Performances are Oct 13-Nov 5, Fri-Sat @ 7:30 PM (6:30 call), Sun @ 2:00 PM (1:00 call)

 

Character Breakdown (2 males, 5 females):

 

Charles Condomine (lead, 40-50): Charles, a novelist, is bright, sophisticated, articulate, and debonair, but can also be a cantankerous egotist. His interest in spiritualism as a subject for a novel leads Charles to ask a local psychic, Madame Arcati, to dinner and a séance. He is entirely skeptical but becomes a believer when the ghost of his first wife appears—and stays.

 

Ruth Condomine (lead, 35-50): Ruth, Charles’s second wife, is witty and sophisticated. Ruth also is a bit stuffy and somewhat domineering. She is convinced that Charles has lost his mind when Elvira materializes. Once Elvira is reluctant to leave, Ruth’s jealousy emerges. 

 

Elvira (lead, 30-45): Elvira is the ghost of Charles’s first wife. For a good deal of the play, only Charles can see or hear her. In life, Elvira was flighty, spoiled, and impetuous. In death, she is no different. She does love Charles, if somewhat casually, and is terribly jealous of Ruth. Her goal is to get Charles back for herself.

 

Madame Arcati (lead, 50-75): Madame Arcati is a spiritualist and medium. Somewhat to her own surprise, she truly contacts with the “other world” and inadvertently calls Elvira back to this one. She is an eccentric, effusive, and boisterously spry comic character.

 

Dr. George Bradman (supporting, 50-70): Dr. Bradman is a good friend of the Condomines who, along with his wife, is invited to dinner and the séance. He is utterly skeptical of anything to do with the occult but tries his utmost to go along with the proceedings for the sake of his host.

 

Violet Bradman (supporting, 50-70): Mrs. Bradman is the wife of Dr. Bradman. Somewhat simple and naïve, she is quite excited about being in the presence Madame Arcati, whom she finds fascinating.


Edith (supporting, late teens-30): Edith is the Condomine’s new maid. In her nervousness, she tears around at breakneck speed trying to do things right and make a good impression. Ultimately, she is revealed to have potent psychic powers.

 




Rising Stars Workshop



Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score.  Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. will treat your audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears.Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.


Directed and choreographed by Emily Jo Seminoff. Music Direction by Joshua Wheeler.


Auditions:

Monday, July 10th, 4:00 (Woodland Opera House Stage, 340 2nd street)

Callbacks (if needed), July 12th, 4:00

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


Performances:

Friday, September 22 –9:30 & 12:30 (School Outreach Performances)

Saturday, September 23 at 7:00 & Sunday, September 24 at 7:00

 

Rehearsal Schedule:

Monday- Thursday from 4:00-6:00, July 31- Sept 14. Students will not attend every rehearsal but will only be called to rehearsals for which they are needed.

 

Mandatory Tech Week Schedule:

September 18-21 from 4:30-7:00.

 

Tuition: $90

Costume/Production fee: $30

 Character Breakdown


Ducklings: (Actor Age Range: 7-13yrs) Beaky, Fluff, Billy, Downy are Ugly's siblings. They

are among the "popular" ones in the duck yard who enjoy making Ugly feel left out.

 

Ugly: (Actor Age Range: 11-18yrs)The ugly ducking and the main character of HONK! JR. Innocent, easily confused and very impressionable, Ugly doesn't understand why it is wrong being different.

 

Ida: (Actor Age Range: 13-18yrs) Ugly's mom. Ida is extremely protective of her son and committed to his safety.

 

Drake: (Actor Age Range: 13-18yrs) Ida's husband. Drake is a sarcastic character. He is the stereotypical sitcom father often shirking his parental duties.

 

Maureen: (Actor Age Range: 12-18yrs) A moorhen and Ida's best friend. Maureen genuinely loves Ida, but she can't resist a bit of good gossip.

 

The Cat: (Actor Age Range: 12-18yrs) The sly, cunning villain of the show. All of the other animals are deathly afraid of him. He is manipulative, cunning, witty and above all, HUNGRY.

 

Greylag: (Actor Age Range: 12-18yrs) A somewhat pompous goose and washed-up British military type.

 

Dot: (Actor Age Range: 12-18yrs) A motherly type, she is genuinely concerned with helping Ugly find his mother.

 

The Bullfrog: (Actor Age Range: 12-18yrs) A laid back, self confident frog with whom Ugly comes into contact in the second half of the show.

 

Penny: (Actor Age Range: 11-18yrs) The young, beautiful swan that Ugly saves from a tangled fishing net. She is able to see beyond Ugly's looks and she loves him for who he is.

 

Father Swan: (Actor Age Range: 12-18yrs)  Penny's father. Helps to console Ida when she thinks her son has dies, and offers to take Ugly with them when they migrate.

 

Mother Swan: (Actor Age Range: 12-18yrs) Penny's mother. Helps to console Ida when she thinks her son has dies, and offers to take Ugly with them when they migrate.

 

Grace: (Actor Age Range: 12-18yrs) The most distinguished duck on the lake. Very aristocratic, she is considered the queen of the duck yard. All of the other animals look up to Grace and respect her.

 

The Turkey: (Actor Age Range: 12-18yrs) The headmaster of the ducklings' school. The Turkey is a bit snobbish and joins in the fun of teasing Ugly. There is of course one word that send shivers down his

spine - THANKSGIVING!

 

Henrietta: (Actor Age Range: 11-18yrs) A hen and another of Maureen's friends. Henrietta and Maureen gossip about  the goings on in the duck yard. She takes great pleasure in making fun of Ugly.

 

Jay Bird: (Actor Age Range: 11-18yrs) An investigative reporter. A very "in your face" bird, all she/he cares about is getting a good story.


Ensemble: (Actor Age Range: 7-18yrs) The remaining actors in the company play a number of different roles. Throughout the action of the play they take on roles as barn yard animals, geese, children at play, and froglets