Jan. 26th & 27th
“James and the Giant Peach”
Directed by Jolene Zito
Wednesday, January 26th and Thursday, January 27th from 6:00-9:00 pm
Callbacks: Saturday, January 29 (invitation only)
2505 Hwy 89
Show runs April 22 through May 14, with shows on Monday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm.; with matinee performances on April 30 and May 7 at 2:00.
Rehearsals will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Monday nights will be added before opening. The schedule will be posted before auditions.
Prepare 16 measures of a Broadway song that shows off your vocal range and strength. You must audition with accompaniment. There will be a pianist available (provide music that is clearly marked) and a speaker for your phone for the auditions. The music for this show is by Pasek and Paul – The Greatest Showman, Dear, Evan Hansen, and La La Land.
Bring your audition form with a headshot attached. Indicate any conflicts that you have.
This is the story of a young orphan named, James, who, after the death of his parents, is forced to live with his selfish and cruel aunts, Spiker and Sponge. James meets a mysterious and magical man, Ladahlord, who helps him escape in a giant peach. Within the peach are 5 insects: a spider, a grasshopper, a ladybug, an earthworm, and a centipede, who become friends with James. The magical peach takes the eclectic group of travelers on a wonderful adventure of discovery.
James: A young orphaned boy who is forced to live with his cruel aunts – tenor/boy soprano (High-G5, Low G3)
Ladahlord: A strange man with mysterious powers-tenor (High-A5, Low Bb2)
Spiker and Sponge: James’s extremely cruel and selfish aunts-mezzo- sopranos (High E5, Low F#3)
Spider: A large, intelligent spider that rides with James in the peach (female) - mezzo-soprano (High E5, Low G3)
Grasshopper: A large, fun-loving grasshopper that rides with James in the peach (male)-tenor or baritone (High G4, Low C3)
Ladybug: A large, kind ladybug that rides with James in the peach (female) - mezzo-soprano (High E5, Low G3)
Earthworm: A large, introverted earthworm that rides with James in the peach (male)-tenor or baritone (High A4, Low C2(Low C)
Centipede: A large, acrimonious centipede who rides with James in the peach (male)-tenor or baritone (High G4, Low C3)
*Each of these characters has solos and requires dance/movement skills.
Mr. and Mrs. Trotter (James’s Parents)
March 16h &17th
“You Can’t Take It With You”
A Comedy in 3 acts
Directed by Marilyn Whipple
Auditions: Wednesday, March 16th and Thursday, March 17th from 6:30-9:00 PM
Call Backs will be by invitation only March 19th
Run is June 3rd thru the 25th with a matinee on June 11th
Rehearsals begin April 19th and will be every Tuesday, Thursday night and Saturday mornings.
Please come prepared to present a comedic monologue no more than 90 seconds long.
Grandpa Vanderhof and his wacky family, the Sycamores, have been happily living their zany lives in his house by Columbia University in New York for many years. This family (and their friends) are a madcap group of eccentrics, marching to the beat of their own drum, with pride and joy. Their hobbies include collecting snakes, building fireworks in the basement, writing a myriad of plays that never get published, and taking ballet lessons.
Things like stress, jobs, and paying taxes to the government are for other people, not for them! But when practical young Alice Sycamore becomes engaged to her company’s Vice President Tony Kirby, the Vanderhof/Sycamore clan must straighten up to meet the new in-laws. Disaster ensues when the Kirbys arrive at the wrong time and, despite the best laid plans, see Alice’s family in all of its crazy glory.
The evening ends with everyone in the house getting arrested, and Alice ending the engagement. It isn’t until Grandpa’s wise speech to Mr. Kirby about the importance of living life to the fullest that the two families find a way to accept each other, and love conquers all. You Can’t Take It With You is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy.
Cast of Characters
7 Women and 9 men are needed
Martin Vanderhoof- Age 50-70.
The family patriarch, referred to as “Grandpa” in the play. He has never paid his income taxes because he feels the government would not know what to do with his money. He left his job to retire for no other reason than “just to relax”. He lives his life by the philosophy “don’t do anything that you are not going to enjoy doing”. (main character)
Penelope Sycamore (Penny)- age 40-55)
She is Martin’s daughter. She writes plays and paints but is terrible at both. Her main goal in life is to make sure everyone is happy in her family. (Main Character)
Paul Sycamore age 40-55.
The husband to Penny. He loves to tinker with things and builds fireworks in the basement.
Alice Sycamore- age 25-35.
Daughter of Penny and Paul. She is the only “normal” person in the family. She works at an office job and is embarrassed by her family. She is a pessimist.
Tony Kirby – age 25-35.
A fiancée to Alice. He sees how odd the Sycamore family is but thinks they are the perfect family because they love and care for each other. His own family is very proper and has many issues that none of them will admit.
Essie Carmichael- age 25-40.
Daughter of Penny and Paul. Her hobby is making candy that Ed sells. She dreams of being a ballerina. She has spent the last 8 years studying ballet with Boris Kolenkhov, but is a terrible dancer.
Ed Carmichael- age 25-40.
Husband of Essie. He is a Xylophone player. He sells Essie’s candy. He is an amateur printer. He prints up communist pamphlets and distributes them in the boxes of Essie’s candy. He also likes to make masks.
Rheba- age 30-45.
She is the maid and cook to the Sycamore family. She is treated like part of the family.
Donald- age 30-45
He is the boyfriend of Rheba, who seems to be volunteer handyman for the Sycamore’s.
Mr. De Pinna- age 40-60.
He is the iceman who came to speak with Paul eight years ago and never left. He helps Paul build his fireworks and is the model for Penny’s paintings.
Boris Kolenkhov- age 35-50.
A Russian who escaped to America shortly before the Russian Revolution. He is very concerned with world politics. He is the ballet instructor of Essie and is aware that she is untalented at dancing.
Gay Wellington- age 40-55.
An actress whom Penny meets on a bus and invites home to read one of her plays. She is an alcoholic, gets very drunk, and passes out shortly after arriving at the Sycamore home.
The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina- age 40-55.
She was one of the Grand Duchesses of Russia before the revolution. She was forced to flee to America where she works as a waitress at the Childs Restaurant. She loves to cook.
Anthony Kirby- age 55-65.
Father of Tony. He is a very proper man who is the president of Kirby and Co. He is a member of the Harvard Club. His hobby is growing expensive orchids.
Miriam Kirby- age 40-60.
Mother of Tony. She is an extremely prim and proper woman who is horrified by the goings on at the Sycamore home
Wilbur Henderson- 30-50.
An IRS agent who comes to collect the money Grandpa owes the IRS>
Also need two G-men (or women) who come to investigate Ed because of his pamphlets.
May 4th & 5th
Summer Your Program
Directed by Colton Kraus
More Information Coming Soon.