Upcoming Auditions for 2017 – 2018


Schoolhouse Rock Live!

HAS BEEN CAST –  See you at the VBC Playhouse for the show!

 Performances October 6-8 & 13-15, 2017 (Student Matinees 10/12)

Originally Adapted and Produced for the Stage by Theatre BAM. From the Series Created byGeorge Newall and Tom Yohe.  Based on an Idea by David McCall.  Book by Scott Ferguson,George Keating and Kyle Hall.  Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg,Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe

Directed by Terrena Mann

Produced by Lindy Atkins

Come rock out with Fantasy Playhouse!!  We are bringing Schoolhouse Rock Live! to the Playhouse fall 2017. We are looking for singers, dancers and actors to help take our audiences on an educational journey that highlights the music from the hit TV show School House Rock.  We are bringing your mom’s Saturday morning cartoons into a high def generation.

 

The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963

HAS BEEN CAST – See you at the VBC Playhouse for the show!

Performances February 16-18 & 23-25, 2018 (Student Matinees 2/22/18)

Adapted by Reginald André Jackson. From the book by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Directed by Mark B. Moore

Produced by Lena Austin

Seeking an ensemble of strong African American actors to bring life to the stage adaptation of this critically acclaimed story about the power and love of family, set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement.

 

 

A Christmas Carol 

Auditions September 15 & 16, 2017 Callbacks September 17, 2017

Performances December 1-3 and 7-10, 2017 (Student Matinee 12/7)

Book adaptation and original lyrics by Elaine L. Hubbard. Original music and arrangements by Mary Ann Bishop.

Directed by Lucas Kiker

Requirements:

DAY ONE: Friday, September 15 6:00 pm for ages 6 yrs-12 yrs*

No preparation required. Children will be taught a familiar  Christmas song, then sing in small groups.  They will also participate in an improv activity. PLEASE BE ON TIME. Minimum age is 6 on or before September 15.

* We realize that some tweens are taller or older looking but you still need to audition on Friday. The Casting Committee will determine if you are called back for a child or teen/adult role.

DAY TWO: Saturday,September 16  1:30 pm for ages teens and Adults. 

Preparation: Up to 60 seconds of a song that highlights singing ability, range, style and acting.  Please bring sheet music; no a cappella. No monologues, cold reading only. All actors auditioning for speaking roles are required to speak with British accents.

DAY THREE: CALLBACKS: September 17 1:30 pm. By invitation only.

No preparation necessary. Readings will be from scenes in the script. Be prepared to dance and sing as instructed by the choreographer and musical director if called back to dance and/or sing. Dress appropriately. PLEASE BE ON TIME.

Other information: Questions? Contact julia.ramsey@fantasyplayhouse.com

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Looking for a cast of approximately 60. Roles may be doubled or tripled differently based on performers and subject to director’s discretion:


Male Roles:
Jacob Marley (adult) – more substantial role than in the past
Haunt 1 Ali Baba (adult) – dances, baritone/tenor – the haunt leader
Haunt 2 Touchstone, the Court Jester (male or female, adult or teen) dances, sings – the comic relief
Haunt 4 Robinson Crusoe (adult) dances, baritone/tenor – strong presence
Ebenezer Scrooge (adult)
Bob Cratchit (adult) overworked, underpaid but proud & dependable
Fred/Fezz Guest (adult) dancer – likeable, happy, content
Mr Coote/Fezz Guest (adult) dancer – a bit stuffy but very caring
Mr Peachy/Fezz Guest (adult) dance – slightly daft but genuine
Caroler/Fezz Server/Fred Guest (adult) posh, sings, dances
Caroler/Fezz Server/Fred Guest (adult) posh, sings, dances
Carole/Fezz Guest (adult) plain, sings, dances
Caroler/Fezz Guest (young teen) plain, sings, dances
Caroler/Eb (young adult) posh, sings
Ghost of Christmas Future/Lamplighter (male or female) this character moves
Mr Fezziwig/Song Sheet Seller (adult) dances – Jolly, old fashioned, fun, good natured
Mr Livermore/Chestnut Man (adult) dour, nearly lifeless, haughty
Jim -(young adult) Caroline’s dh, poor, proud & capable
Mr Fowler, Poulterer (adult) mature, hardworking, no nonsense purveyor of turkeys/geese
Old Joe/Chimney Sweep (adult) Cockney, great character roles
Dick Wilkins/Topper/Shopper1 (young adult) more fun character roles
Ghost of Christmas Present/Board Man (adult) booming and larger than life
Peter (young teen) – caring, wants to emulate Bob
Toby – age 11-15, on the smallish side, think Artful Dodger 

Tiny Tim – young boy, sings (small and sickly)                                                                                                                                                       Child Scrooge/FezzGuest/Caroler – plain, sings, dances
Guttersnipes (4-6 possible roles)/SchoolBoys (4 roles)
Ignorance/Shopper – small child

Female Roles:
Haunt 2 Touchstone, the Court Jester (male or female, adult or teen) dances, sings – the comic relief
Haunt 3 Scheherazade (adult) dances, soprano, lithe & lovely
Caroler/Fezz Server (adult) plain, sings, dances
Caroler/Fezz Server (adult) plain, sings, dances
Caroler/Fezz Guest (adult) posh, sings, dances
Caroler/Fezz Guest – (young teen) posh, sings, dances
Caroler/Fezz Guest/Rose (young adult)posh, sings, dances
Ghost of Christmas Past/Fred Guest – strong acting skills required
Ghost of Christmas Future/Lamplighter (male or female) this character moves
Mrs Fezziwig/Fruit Vendor (adult) dances – Jolly, oldfashioned, fun, good natured
Mrs Crowe/Flower Seller (adult) Cockney laundress, great character
Mrs Dilber/Candy Seller (adult) Scrooge’s charwoman, great character
Caroline (and prop baby) (young adult) poor but proud, possibly an Irish immigrant
Mrs Tribble, Toy Shop Owner (adult) mature, slightly self-important shopkeeper
Poor Governess/Phyllis F (youngadult/teen) Dancer. Oldest most dutiful Fezz dd
Belle/Meg (youngadult/teen) Dancer. B is Scrooge’s lost love, M is Fred’s wife
Phoebe F/Fred Guest/Shopper1 (young adult/teen) Dancer. youngest Fezz dd, spoiled a bit
Philomena F/Fred Guest/Shopper3 (youngadult/teen) Dancer. middle Fezz dd, loves food
Cook/Fred Guest/Shopper2 (adult) Dancer. Fun featured dance role.
Mrs Cratchit (adult) motherly, committed, tough and loving
Martha Cratchit (teen-young adult) Dutiful eldest daughter Cratchit 

Belinda – young Cratchit daughter, fun & happy
Fan/Shopper – Fan is Scrooge’s sister
Charges of the Poor Governess (6 roles) – dancers approx 9 to 12 yrs old
Fezz Guest/Child Caroler – plain, sings, dances
Guttersnipes (0-2 possible roles)
Want/Shopper – small child

REHEARSALS

Mandatory cast organizational meeting, Tuesday, October 10, 2017. 6:15 p.m. at FPCT. Rehearsals begin Thursday, October 12 promptly at 6:30 p.m. followed by Saturday, October 14 from 9 a.m. to noon, and will continue each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday until the beginning of Tech Week on Sunday, November 26, 2017.   Evening rehearsals will run until about 9:00 p.m. Saturday rehearsals will run until about 12:00 noon. Rehearsals will begin promptly every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 AND Saturdays beginning at 9 a.m.  There will be all day rehearsals on Saturdays Nov 11th and Nov 18th.  All rehearsals will be at FPCT, 3312 Long Avenue.

TECH WEEK (No conflicts)

Sunday, November 26 through Thursday, November 30 with call time at 5:30 p.m., Von Braun Center Playhouse.

PERFORMANCE DATES: (No conflicts) 

December 1-3 and 7-10, 2017 (Student Matinee 12/7)

There are 12 performances. NOTE: WE WILL HAVE TWO SCHOOL SHOWS ON THURSDAY, December 7, 2016 AT 9am and 12noon. IF YOU ARE CAST, YOU   MUST ALSO COMMIT TO THOSE SHOWS. Show opens Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:00, Sat. Dec. 2 at 1:30 and 5:00, Sun. Dec. 3 at 1:30 and 5:00, Thurs. Dec. 7 at 9am and 12noon, Fri. Dec. 8 at 7:00, Sat. Dec. 9 at 1:30 and 5:00, and Sun. Dec. 10 at 1:30 and 5:00.

Call times for all performances: Call time for matinees is 12:00 noon.   If there is  a 5:00 p.m. show on the same date as a matinee, all cast members are required to make the noon call and remain at the VBC Playhouse between shows. Call time for evening shows only is 5:30 p.m. Call time for school shows is 7:30am.

Know your conflicts. This includes school, lessons, work, work travel, vacations, school related activities, sports, etc. Conflicts include being late or leaving early during rehearsals. You will be required to list them on your audition form and verify that they are your only known conflicts.

Cast members may not have any schedule conflicts during Tech Week or  Performance dates.

All auditions and rehearsals will be held at Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater

3312 Long Avenue

Huntsville, AL 35805

(256) 539-6829

 

 

Raggedy Ann & Andy

Auditions January 27 and 28, 2018 (Callbacks to be held after auditions on 1/28)

Performances April 20-22 & 27-29, 2018 (Student Matinees 4/24)

By Patricia Thackray.  Based on the Bobbs-Merrill book.

Directed by Elaine Hubbard

Produced by Margaret Bibb

Seeking strong actors aged 6-Adults, as well as dancer/gymnast types with tumbling skills to bring this storybook classic to colorful life!

When:  January 27 and 28, 2018

Time:  1:30 pm (please arrive 15 minutes early to complete paperwork)

Call Backs January 28 @ 3pm

Ages:  6 yrs- Adults

Where: Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center, 3312 Long Ave.. Huntsville, AL

Requirements:  Children ages 6 to 12, Youth and Adults from age 13 and up.  Flexible cast of about 24 of all ages.  Each person auditioning for a speaking role should prepare a brief monologue, 60 seconds or less, highlighting his or her physical acting ability, comedy timing, and any other acting skills.  Tumblers, gymnasts, and dancers are encouraged to attend the audition even if not trying out for a speaking role.

Other: Questions? Contact margaret.bibb@fantasyplayhouse.com

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

(most are speaking roles)

Raggedy Ann – loveable, sweet, smart, brave, honest and very flexible.

Raggedy Andy – Very much like his sister Ann, but not quite as brave! Very energetic and spirited.

Suzy Pincushion – a lively doll who loves to sew and always gets to the “point”.

Grandpa (or Grandma) – an old and old-fashioned, wise hand-crafted rural doll who is the voice of reason

Babette – an elegant, beautiful French doll with an attitude; a bit stuck up at first.

Twin Baby Dolls – adorable, cheesy Kewpie dolls who say all their lines together!

Mechanico the Robot – The playroom’s guard; speaks in monotone.

Bruin the Bear – slightly goofy huggable stuffed teddy bear, a bit frayed and second-best

Lester Looney – really goofy, very likeable side-kick and attendant to Prince Leonard

Prince Leonard the Looney Hearted – silly, lovesick prince of Looney Land, home of Practical Jokes

Camel with the Wrinkled Knees – discarded, lonely stuffed camel; a bit like “Eeyore” from Winnie the Pooh

Witch Wigglewort/Lucretia Looney – A selfish, haughty hag who transforms to Prince Leonard’s real love

Greedy Bag – big, fat greedy slob; multi-character part played by 4 or more cast members.

King Koo Koo – the king of Looney Land and Prince Leonard’s father; a bit off his rocker.

Bald-headed Whizzer – the dastardly villain, self-important chief attendant to King Koo Koo.

Extras:  various Loonies from Looney Land, Taffy, Trees, Bushes, Mushrooms, and Signs.

Rehearsal:   Rehearsals begin Tuesday, February 20, 2018.  Rehearsals held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday mornings starting at 9:30 a.m.

Tech week (No Conflicts)

Sunday, April 15-19, 2018

Performance Dates: (No Conflicts)

April 20-22 & 27-29, 2018 (Student Matinees Tuesday 4/24/18 @ 9am & Noon)

 

 

 

 

 


For more information about Upcoming Auditions, please call our office at 256-539-6829.