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Upcoming Auditions


Seussical Jr.

No-cut production for Ages 12-18

Auditions:
April 1, 2017
9:00 a.m. (Workshop Participants -Last Name A-L)
10:00 a.m. (Workshop Participants -Last Name M-Z)
10:30 General Auditions

Callbacks:
April 2, 2017
Dance Call 9:00 a.m.
Callbacks 10:00 a.m.

Performances:
May 11-14, 2017


Director/Choreographer:
Sarah Brayer

Vocal Director:
Shawna Weitekamp


"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

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.

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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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





Dear Edwina Junior

No-cut production for Ages 9-15

Auditions/Callbacks:
June 5, 2017

Rehearsals:
June 5-16, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Monday-Friday

Performances:
June 15-18, 2017


Director:
Laura O'Meara


Vocal Director:
Karen Blanzy


Choreographer:
Lyndsie Clymer



13 year-old problem solver Edwina dishes out advice with the help of her friends and a little song and dance.Dear Edwina JR. is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up, from the creators of Junie B. Jones, The Musical. Written in a "show-within-a-show" format, Dear Edwina JR. is the perfect "girl power" musical(with plenty of boy roles, too!) for a new generation.

Dear Edwina JR. follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver extraordinaire Edwina Spoonapple as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly "Advice-A-Palooza." Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends through clever, catchy and poignant songs.

Tuition & Fees

The tuition and costume fee for this production is $325. 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



Character Descriptions


ABIGAIL    One of the 'letter readers' in The Dear Edwina Show. They each have vocals whereby they explain their dilemmas in hopes of receiving Edwina's advice.
 
ANN VAN BUREN    The Kalamazoo Advice-A-Palooza talent scout. Think very L.A., sweetie darling.
 
ANNIE    Edwina's friend and the Girl Scout of Paw Paw. Annie works for and collects her Girl Scout badges like they were buried treasure. No matter what problem may arise, she is prepared with the know-how and resources to solve it in a flash – A MacGyver for the new generation! She is perky, energetic and helpful… maybe even too helpful.
 
APHRODITE    One of the 'letter readers' in The Dear Edwina Show. They each have vocal solos whereby they explain their dilemmas in hopes of receiving Edwina's advice.
 
BECKY    Edwina's enthusiastic friend and the top of the cheerleading pyramid for the Paw Paw Wildcats. Cheerleading consumes her life and creating new cheers for everyday occasions brings her great joy. This girl even cheers her anger! Stage presence is more important when it comes to casting Becky. Loudest, most outgoing un-shy person. Athletic ability, if not cheerleading experience, would be helpful, but not necessary.
 
BILLY VANDERPLOONK    One of the Vanderploonk triplets and a neighborhood friend of Edwina. He works double duty on The Dear Edwina Show by performing onstage and serving as Box Office Manager.
 
BOBBY    Edwina's new next-door neighbor. He is a friendly and compassionate character who goes out of his way to help others. The character of Bobby will be able to get away with imperfections throughout the show, as he is a last minute replacement for Lars. Outgoing and gets along with everyone.
 
CARRIE    One of the 'letter readers' in The Dear Edwina Show. They each have vocal solos whereby they explain their dilemmas in hopes of receiving Edwina's advice.
 
CHEF LUDMILLA    Part of a team to instruct the rest of the company on how to set a table in "Fork, Knife, Spoon." Each actor should have strong music and vocal skills.
 
CORDELL VANDERPLOONK    One of the Vanderploonk triplets and a neighborhood friend of Edwina. He works double duty in The Dear Edwina Show by performing onstage and serving as House Manager.
 
EDWINA SPOONAPPLE    The creator, director and choreographer of The Dear Edwina Show and is the main-staple of the play. Her character goes through a tremendous arc throughout the series of events in the play; from frustration to relief, anger to joy, horror to happiness… all within one afternoon in her own garage! The role of Edwina demands the actor to pull off her bossy yet lovable character. Edwina's music is a bit challenging. Should have a strong, clear voice with good diction.
 
FAIRY FORKMOTHER    Part of a team to instruct the rest of the company on how to set a table in "Fork, Knife, Spoon." Each actor should have strong music and vocal skills.
 
FARMER JERRY, GIRLS, PIGS    Mary Sue Betty Bob's backup for "Put it in the Piggy." The girl company members play the "Girls" and the "Pigs" are played by the boy company members.
 
FRANK    A rude, self-centered, bratty, offensive, disrespectful, socially inept child and the subject of Vladimir's song, Frankenguest. This non-singing role requires the actor to speak their lines during musical breaks in the song. An "over the top" actor.
 
HARRY    Lola's cousin and the reason she flies from Lima, Peru, to Honolulu. He is a fun, happy-go-lucky character show just wants to make sure his favorite cousin is having a good time.
 
JOE/JO SPOONAPPLE    Edwina's older brother/sister. Percussionist of The Dear Edwina Show.
 
JOHNNY & QUEEN OF BOOLA BOOLA    Susie and The Napkins are a local band who have just come from a Battle of the Bands concert at the Paw Paw Community Center to sing "Say No Thank You." Susie and The Napkins should be able to move well. Johnny and The Queen act out the story in the lyrics. They are not required to sing, but need to speak in rhythm during the song.
 
KATIE SPOONAPPLE    Edwina's little sister and a math wiz. Although she arrives at the end of the play, she has the very important role of influencing Edwina's thoughts and feelings. It is Katie that brings about the climax of the play, showing Edwina the "best advice of all."
 
KELLI    Edwina's neighbor and Paw Paw, Michigan's resident ballerina. The character of Kelli can go one of two ways; it can be a cast member with a background in ballet. If the actor playing Kelli has no ballet experience, not a problem. We've all flapped our arms and stood on our tippy-toes pretending to be ballerinas, have her do the same and turn it into a comedy bit! No one said Kelli was a good ballerina.
 
LARS VANDERPLOONK    One of the Vanderploonk triplets and a neighborhood friend of Edwina. He is incredibly accident-prone and twists his ankle in the first scene. Lars has many prat falls before he actually twists his ankle. Good physical comedy skills would be helpful.
 
LOLA    New to America, Lola expresses her shyness in the song, "Hola, Lola." It would be helpful if this actor speaks Spanish or has a good ear for languages.
 
MARY SUE BETTY BOB    Mary Sue Betty Bob's backup for "Put it in the Piggy." The girl company members play the "Girls" and the "Pigs" are played by the boy company members.
 
MYRA/MYRON SPOONAPPLE    Edwina's little sister/brother and musical director of The Dear Edwina Show.
 
PERIWINKLE    One of the 'letter readers' in The Dear Edwina Show. They each have vocal solos (whereby they explain their dilemmas in hopes of receiving Edwina's advice
 
SCOTT    A neighbor boy who is helplessly in love with Edwina. He dotes on her every move and is always conniving a way to gain her attention. Strong actor who feels comfortable being bold with his emotions. A good singer is a must for this role. Scott's song requires vocal dexterity and is demanding in style. Strong comedic timing.
 
SONOMA    Part of a team to instruct the rest of the company on how to set a table in "Fork, Knife, Spoon." Each actor should have strong music and vocal skills.
 
SUSIE & THE NAPKINS    Susie and The Napkins are a local band who have just come from a Battle of the Bands concert at the Paw Paw Community Center to sing "Say No Thank You." Susie and The Napkins should be able to move well. Johnny and The Queen act out the story in the lyrics. They are not required to sing, but need to speak in rhythm during the song.
 
VLADIMIR    Edwina's scary uncle from afar. The actor should be a strong enough singer to feel comfortable with their own song and a strong enough actor to engage the audience with their story (and keep them engaged through the duration of the song). Impeccable diction is a must for this character as Vladimir's lines are written with a Transylvanian "Dracula" accent in mind.
 
WILLIAM    Part of a team to instruct the rest of the company on how to set a table in "Fork, Knife, Spoon." Each actor should have strong music and vocal skills.
 
ZIGGY & THE MARCHING BAND    One of the 'letter readers' in The Dear Edwina Show. They each have vocal solos whereby they explain their dilemmas in hopes of receiving Edwina's advice.


SCHOOL OF ROCK
Sponsored by Rhapsody School of Music


No-cut production for Ages 9-18


General Auditions:
Monday, July 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Rehearsals:
July 10-21, 2017, Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

Performances:
July 20-23, 2017


Director/Choreographer:
Sarah Brayer


Vocal Director:
Jackie Hammond


Music Director:
Jonathan Nilsen


SCHOOL OF ROCK is a brand new musical based on the famous Paramount film written by Mike White, which starred Jack Black. The musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Completely disinterested in academic work, Dewey decides to create his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. The stage musical on Broadway is produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who has composed 14 new songs to create a score, which also features all of the original songs from the movie. SCHOOL OF ROCK, with its sensational live kids' rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. May the spirit of rock be with you!

General Auditions

Auditions for non-instrument playing roles (actors, singers, and dancers) will be on Monday, July 10th at 9:00 a.m. Please prepare a one minute pop/rock or musical theatre vocal selection (can be a capella, or with an accompaniment track). Roles for actors who play instruments have been cast.

Tuition & Fees

The tuition and costume fee for this production is $325. 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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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


Rosalie Mullins
The very uptight principal of Horace Green Elementary. It is revealed that she was "not always wound this tight", but the pressure of the parents wanting everything to be perfect has made her into someone she never wanted to be. Age range 14-18. Vocal Range: B3-D6.

Ned Schneebly
Dewey Finn's best friend and pushover roommate. Age Range 13-18. Vocal Range: C3-F#4.

Patty Di Marco
Ned's bossy girlfriend. She makes no secret of her hatred for Dewey, constantly berating him for his lack of a proper job and inability to pay rent. Age range 13-18. Vocal Range: C4-E5.

Summer Hathaway
Educated, clever, and responsible. As the class' factotum, she thinks mostly of succeeding and earning good grades. Age Range 9-12. Vocal Range: B3-D5 to A3 & F5.

Tomika
The new girl at school, and extremely shy. When she decides to finally let her guard down and sing, Tomika becomes the lead singer in the band. African-American. Age Range 9-12. Vocal Range: A3-D#5, up to G5.

Billy
a student at Horace Green, who becomes the bands stylist. Age Range 9-12. Range: B3-C#5, also A3 up to F5.

Marcy, Shonelle, Marcy, Madison
Students at Horace Green who become a part of the band as vocalists or work behind-the-scenes. Must sing in harmony. Age range 9-12.

Mason and James
Students at Horace Green who join the band as behind-the-scenes helpers. Age range 9-12.

Teachers
All have solo speaking and/or singing parts. Age range 13-18.

Students
Singers and actors. Age range 9-12.





Madagascar JR.

No-cut production for ages 8-16

Auditions:
Monday, July 24
Rehearsals:
July 24 - August 5, 2017
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
Performances:
August 3-5, 2017


Director/Choreographer:
Sherry Henderson


Vocal Director:
Karen Blanzy



Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin' friends as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar. Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to "Move It, Move It!"

Tuition & Fees

The tuition and costume fee for this production is $325. 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


Character Descriptions


Alex
Alex, the lion, is the main attraction at the Central Park Zoo and undoubtedly "The King of New York City." He's a fun-loving fella whose devotion to steak is matched only by his devotion to his friends. Cast a great singer and actor but most importantly, someone who has that magnetic quality of a showman.
Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Marty
Marty is a zebra with dreams of exploring beyond the confines of the Central Park Zoo and into the wild. Cast a young man who is a solid singer and actor who also possesses a sweet disposition. You want your audience to root for Marty. He should be a perfect complement to Alex.
Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Gloria
Gloria, the hippopotamus, is a bold young lady with a maternal streak that shines when she's with her three closest friends: Alex, Marty and Melman. Actress who sings well and can serve as the caretaker of the group.
Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: Eb4

Melman
Melman is a kind-hearted giraffe who is a bit of a hypochondriac. He's always just a little bit nervous, but when it comes down to it, he'll rise to the situation. Actor who sings, but more notably, can carve out this comedic part with strong acting choices.
Vocal range top: Db5 Vocal range bottom: E3

The Penguins
The Penguins are a group of birds on a mission: bust out of the zoo and return home to Antarctica. Skipper serves as the captain of the group, giving orders with ease and command. Kowalski is Skipper's second-in-command and a dutiful one at that. Rico is the brute of the group and can karate chop anything in sight. Private's primary job in the group is to maintain the cute and fuzzy disguise. These primary roles should work well together.

The Zookeepers
The Zookeepers introduce the crowds to all the sights and attractions of the Central Park Zoo. Zookeeper Zelda, Zookeeper Zeke and Zookeeper Zoe are perfect parts for proficient musicians and actors who can express a real excitement and passion for the animals.
Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: B3

Mason
Mason is a chimpanzee with a bone to pick: though highly intelligent, his species seems to get a bad reputation for being simpleminded, and he takes that quite personally. This is a great acting role for a performer who can make bold choices from the get-go.

The Lemurs
The Lemurs are a wild band of creatures native to Madagascar trying desperately to avoid being eaten by the cat-like creatures called the Fossa. King Julien is their leader and the perfect part for the comedian of your company who can sing, dance, act and has intuitive comedic timing. Maurice is King Julien's assistant who is not so welcoming to Madagascar's new inhabitants. This part is perfect for an actor who can convey distrust and disinterest while still being a powerful second-in-command to King Julien. Mort is the littlest of the Lemurs, who can barely speak and should be a young, small, sweet performer who possesses a sense of comedy. Lynn, Lew, Lee and Lars are fun roles for young actors with bold personalities.
Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: A3

The Foosa
The Fossa are cat-like predators with an appetite for Lemurs! The Fossa Leader is the biggest and baddest of the Fossa and is feared by most of the creatures in Madagascar. Actor with a great imagination for creating a larger-than-life creature who can strike fear with one look. The rest of Fossa should create the dominating pack of predators.

Servers
Servers #1, #2 and #3 are imagined servers in Alex's dream when he starts to desire meat desperately! Three performers who can both dance and sing well and work as a unit well together.
Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: D4

The Lionesses
The Lionesses are a group of lady lions and Alex's background singers and dancers.

Camaraman, Candy Hammernose, Passerby, Old Lady, Police Officer #1 and #2, Animal Control Officers, Newspaper Man and Ship's Captain

New Yorkers and Animals
The New Yorkers and Animals are two separate ensemble groups that are essential for setting up the world of the Central Park Zoo. Bold, specific and full of energy because they kick off the show with a bang!



Seussical JR. and Dear Edwina Junior are 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

SCHOOL OF ROCK is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals and The Really useful Group, Ltd. www.rnh.com.