Musical Theatre of Anthem

           

Upcoming Auditions


The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Play with music for ages 11-adult (no-cut for ages 11-19)

Auditions:
October 21
Callbacks:
October 22

Performances:
November 30 - December 3, 2017



Director
Laura O'Meara

By Dwayne Hartford, Adapted from the book by Newberry-winner, Kate DiCamillo, Music by Kyle Sorrell

"If you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless. Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a rabbit made almost entirely of china. But how did such a thing come to be? Did the rabbit belong in this fine house? Was this the rabbit's home? Ah. Now that is an interesting question."

Edward Tulane is a china rabbit given to a ten-year-old girl named Abilene by her grandmother in the 1930s. He enjoys a pleasant but vain life with his young mistress, who treats him with the utmost love and respect, until an unfortunate incident finds him falling overboard while vacationing on the RMS Queen Mary. Edward spends 297 days on the ocean floor, until a storm frees him from the seabed and a passing fisherman and his buddy pull him free. Edward is passed from hand to hand of a succession of life-altering characters, such as a hobo and his dog and a girl with pneumonia and her brother. Edward's journeys not only take him far from home, but even farther from the selfish rabbit he once was. Edward is eventually cruelly broken against a counter top edge and then repaired and offered for sale in a doll store for several years, and is finally bought by the same mistress he once knew, but now older and more mature, with a daughter of her own.

"Once there was a rabbit who danced in a garden with the daughter of the woman who had loved him at the beginning of his journey. As they danced in circles it was almost as if they had wings and were flying.

Once, oh marvelous once, there was a rabbit who found his way home."

Tuition & Fees

The tuition and costume fee for this production is $275. 10% sibling discount. Sibling discount on 2nd registration will be refunded via PayPal within 24 hours of payment received. Scholarships are available for participants who might otherwise not be able to participate. Click here for more information.

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Audition Information

Those auditioning should prepare a monologue in the style of the show, approximately one minute in length.

Please complete the following paperwork and bring it to your audition.
Audition Form
Conflict Calendar
Contact Information (to be filled out only once per season)
Performer Contract (to be filled out only once per season)
Measurement Form


Character Descriptions

Below is a list of many of the characters in this beautiful story. Some roles may double and some require a small amount of singing. All roles below require strong actors who can bring the various characters to life. Please reference the novel by Kate DiCamillo for more details.

The Traveler/Storyteller
Edward
Pellegrina
Society Lady
Martin
Margery
Lolly
Jack
Watchman
Old Lady
Marlene
Lucius Clarke
Abilene
Nellie
Lucy the dog
Sarah Ruth
Neal
Doll
The Old Doll
Shopper
Abilene's Father
Amos
Lawrence
Bull
Bryce
Hobos


The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Audition Prep Workshop


Get a leg up on your audition by working with the production staff of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane through character and scene study, cold readings from the script, and more.

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Elf the Musical JR.

No-cut production for ages 6-18

Auditions:
October 21
Callbacks:
October 22

Performances:
December 7-10, 2017



Director
Sarah Brayer



Vocal Director
Karen Blanzy



Choreographer
Lyndsie Clymer

Hoping to make this show, an MTA Holiday tradition, we are so excited to bring back this cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR.!

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make every young performer embrace his or her "inner elf" with plenty of large ensemble numbers featuring elves and (New Yorkers) of every type.

Tuition & Fees

The tuition and costume fee for this production is $275. 10% sibling discount. Sibling discount on 2nd registration will be refunded via PayPal within 24 hours of payment received. Scholarships are available for participants who might otherwise not be able to participate. Click here for more information.

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Audition Information

Those auditioning should bring a musical theatre song (or any song they are comfortable with), 16-32 bars or one minute in length. Bring an accompaniment with CD or iPod to sing with. You may also sing acapella if needed.

Please complete the following paperwork and bring it to your audition.
Audition Form
Conflict Calendar
Contact Information (to be filled out only once per season)
Performer Contract (to be filled out only once per season)
Measurement Form



Elf the Musicl JR. Audition Prep Workshop


Get a leg up on your audition by working with the production staff of Elf the Musical JR. through character and scene study, cold readings from the script, and more.

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is being presented through special arrangement with Kate DiCamillo, Dwayne Hartford, and Kyle Sorrell.
THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE
Copyright 2006 by Kate DiCamillo
Originally published by Candlewick Press Used with the permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.

Elf the Musical JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com