Upcoming Auditions for 2016 – 2017


PINKALICIOUS, the Musical

Book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann | Music by John Gregor

Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann

Based on the book “Pinkalicious” by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann

Directed by Terrena Mann

This production has already been cast.

 

A Christmas Carol 

Auditions September 9,10, & 11, 2016

Book adaptation by Elaine L. Hubbard

Original music and arrangements by Mary Ann Bishop

Original lyrics by Elaine L. Hubbard

Directed by Elaine Hubbard

 

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

3312 Long Avenue

Huntsville, AL 35805

(256) 539-6829

 

Day 1 Auditions — Children ages 6 through 12

6:00 p.m., Friday, September 9, 2016. 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 9.

 

Day 2 Auditions– Adults and teens

1:30 p.m., Saturday, September 10, 2016. 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 3 — CALLBACKS

1:30 p.m., Sunday, September 11, 2016.   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.

 

REHEARSALS

Mandatory cast organizational meeting, Tuesday, October 11, 2016. 6:30 p.m. at FPCT.

Rehearsals begin Thursday, October 13 promptly at 6:30 p.m. followed by Saturday, October 15 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and will continue each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday until the beginning of Tech Week on Sunday, November 27, 2016.   Evening rehearsals will run until about 9:00 p.m. Saturday rehearsals will run until about 12:00 noon. Rehearsal s will begin promptly every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 AND Saturdays beginning at 9:30 a.m.  There will be all day rehearsals on Saturdays Oct 22nd, Nov 12th and Nov 19th.  All rehearsals will be at FPCT , 3312 Long Avenue.

 

TECH WEEK

Sunday, November 27 through Thursday, December 1 with call time at 5:30 p.m., Von Braun Center Playhouse.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES 

There are 12 performances. NOTE: WE WILL HAVE TWO SCHOOL SHOWS ON THURSDAY, December 8, 2016 AT 9am and 12noon. IF YOU ARE CAST, YOU MUST ALSO COMMIT TO THOSE SHOWS. Show opens Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:00, Sat. Dec. 3at 1:30 and 5:00, Sun. Dec. 4 at 1:30 and 5:00, Thurs. Dec. 8 at 9am and 12noon, Fri. Dec. 9 at 7:00, Sat. Dec. 10 at 1:30 and 5:00, and Sun. Dec. 14 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.

 

 

Miss Nelson Is Missing

Auditions November 5 & 6, 2016

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall

Directed By Sandra Federico

 

AUDITIONS

November 5 & 6 at 1:30pm

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater

3312 Long Ave

Huntsville, AL 35805

 

Cast Organizational Meeting

Dec 15, 2016 6:30pm

 

REHEARSALS

Every Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 pm -9 pm; Saturdays 9:30 am-12 noon beginning January 5-Feb.18, 2017.

 

TECH WEEK

February 19-23 (No Conflicts)

 

PERFORMANCE DATES

February 24-26 & March 3-5, 2017

School Performances March 2

 

ROLES

Available for ages 12-Adult. Auditionees must be minimum age by audition dates.  A one-minute prepared monologue is strongly recommended but sides will be available for any person who does not have one.

CAST DESCRIPTIONS

Children (played by teens) about first-grade:

Raymond (m)- A bit nerdy and picked on
Pheobe (f)- the shy girl, also nerdy
George Jorgenson, Jr. (m)- a jock
La Vita (f)- has a little bit of an attitude
Morris (aka Mouse) (m)- a tough kid
Kimberly (f)- the popular girl- with perfect hair
Elvis (m)- a greaser- talks like his namesake
Adults:
Principal Humleker (either, but m preferred)- a bumbling adult figure
Detective McSmogg (m)- another bumbling adult
Miss Nelson (f)- sweet, soft-spoken, and easily overrun teacher. Double with MissSwamp.
Viola Swamp (f)- mean, demanding substitute teacher. Doubles with Miss Nelson.

 

 

 

Pinocchio

Auditions January 28 & 29, 2017

An Original Script By; Peter-John Sligting, Schuyler Howie, & Penny Ewing. Based on the Story by Carlo Collodi. The classic story of a puppet brought to life.

Directed by Kevin O’Brien and Sarah Brown

 

AUDITIONS

January 28 & 29 at 1:30pm

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater

3312 Long Ave., SW

Huntsville, AL 35805

 

Cast Organizational Meeting

February 28, 2017 6:30pm

 

REHEARSALS

Every Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 pm -9 pm; Saturdays 9 am-12 noon beginning March 2- April 15. There will be rehearsals scheduled during all of Spring Break.

 

TECH WEEK

April 16 -20 (No Conflicts)

 

 PERFORMANCE DATES

April 21-23 & 28-30, 2017

School Performances April 25

ROLES available for actors ages 8-Adult. Auditionees must be minimum age by audition date.

A one-minute prepared monologue is recommended but sides will be available at auditions.

Cast Break Down

Blue Fairy (adult male or female) – A very eccentric character who is proper and set in his/her ways. Although very wise, can be overbearing at times. Character serves as the main narrator for this fable.

Gepetto (older adult male) – The loving toy maker who wishes more than anything for a real boy.

Pinocchio (tween to younger teen male) – Very naïve and trusting, his key motive is to make his father happy, though he seems to wander into trouble often.

Alfredo the Cricket (teenage to adult male or female) – Although assigned as Pinocchio’s guardian by the Blue Fairy, the cricket serves more as an indentured servant who tends to make a mess of everything. Lazy, somewhat mischievous, and easily distracted.

Lampwick (younger teen male) – Leader of a pack of boys that befriends Pinocchio and leads him through misadventure.

Lampwick’s Gang (boys between the ages of 8-13) – A group of boys who are always circled around Lampwick, and up for any adventure.

Lord Foxington Harefoot of Henhouse (adult or older teen male) – Lord Foxington is cunning and sly, always out to make his fortune. He is a con artist extraordinaire, playing all appearances of an aristocrat while trying to steal everyone blind.

Lady Catherine Anathello of Birdpool (adult or older teen female) – Lady Catherine is somewhat dim. Her most accomplished and sole duty is to look pretty, but she must put every ounce of her intellect to do so.

Mastroni the Puppet Master (cameo appearance / adult male) – The puppet master is a carnival barker who owns a traveling puppet show, and immediately sets his sights on Pinocchio.

Marionettes (females) – Nonspeaking dancing roles, they will dance with Pinocchio during Mastroni’s show.

Town Folk / Carnival Workers (undefined / open) – nonspeaking roles who will work various roles throughout the show, from preshow to onstage, to intermission. We are looking for special talent such as juggling, acrobatics, unicycle riding, magic, etc which would most likely require less time commitment

 

 


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