methacton community theater

2017 Auditions 

The Little Mermaid

Directed by Jude Adams

Asst. Directed by Liz Butler

Produced by Alisa Ambrose & Heather Bernard


Audition Dates: Wednesday, June7 and Thursday, June 8, 2017

         Callbacks: Wednesday, June 14th

Show Dates: October 6, 7, 8 2017

Dear Edwina Jr. is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up, from the creators of Junie B. Joness, The Musical.  Written in a "show within a show" format, Dear Edwina Jr. is the perfect "girl power" musical for a new generation.

Location:
Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church
1921 W Main St, Norristown, PA 19403 

   Auditions are by appointment. Sign up here.

The director is looking for actors and actresses from ages 8-16 for the following roles:

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 a talented actor to pull off her bossy yet lovable character. Edwina's music is also a bit challenging. The actor should have a strong, clear voice with good diction. A musical background would be helpful.  Vocal Range: A3 - C5

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. Should be a 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. An actor with strong comedic timing will be helpful during Scott's 'transformation.'  Vocal Range: C4 - Ab5

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! Becky is a vocally non-demanding role with only a few vocal lines. Stage presence is more important when it comes to Becky. Looking for the loudest, most outgoing un-shy person for this role. Athletic ability, if not cheerleading experience, would be helpful, but not necessary.

Kelli

Edwina's neighbor and Paw Paw, Michigan's resident ballerina. Looking for a cast member with a background in ballet. Actress also needs to have comedic timing.

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. Looking for an outgoing, friendly actor.

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. Looking to cast an actor with good physical comedy skills.

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.

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.

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.

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." Actress needs to look younger than Edwina.

 
The following solos may be played by the roles listed above or by members of the ensemble.

Aphrodite - One of the 'letter readers' in The Dear Edwina Show. They explain their dilemmas in hopes of receiving Edwina's advice. Vocal Range: A3 - Eb5

Carrie - One of the 'letter readers' in The Dear Edwina Show. They explain their dilemmas in hopes of receiving Edwina's advice. Vocal Range: B3 - D5

Abigail - One of the 'letter readers' in The Dear Edwina Show. They explain their dilemmas in hopes of receiving Edwina's advice. Vocal Range: B3 - D5

Periwinkle - One of the 'letter readers' in The Dear Edwina Show. They explain their dilemmas in hopes of receiving Edwina's advice. Vocal Range: Bb3 - C5

Ziggy - One of the 'letter readers' in The Dear Edwina Show. They explain their dilemmas in hopes of receiving Edwina's advice. Vocal Range: Ab3 - Ab4

Vladimir  - Edwina's scary uncle from afar. Impeccable diction is a must for this character as Vladimir's lines are written with a Transylvanian "Dracula" accent. Vocal Range: A3 - F5

Frank - A rude, self-centered, bratty, offensive, disrespectful, socially inept child and the subject of Vladimir's song, “Frankenguest”. Need an "over the top" actor. Lines are spoken, not sung.

Chef Ludmilla -Part of a team to instruct the rest of the company on how to set a table in "Fork, Knife, Spoon." Vocal Range: A3 - F5

William -Part of a team to instruct the rest of the company on how to set a table in "Fork, Knife, Spoon." Vocal Range: Eb4 - F5

Sonoma -Part of a team to instruct the rest of the company on how to set a table in "Fork, Knife, Spoon." Vocal Range: Eb4 - F5

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. Vocal Range: Bb3 - D5

Johnny and Queen Of Boola Boola - Johnny and The Queen act out the story to “Say No Thank You.” Vocal Range: A3 - F5

Lola - New to America, Lola expresses her shyness in the song, "Hola, Lola." It would be helpful if this actress speaks Spanish or has a good ear for languages.  Vocal Range: B2 - A4

Harry - Lola's cousin and the reason she flies from Lima, Peru, to Honolulu. He is a fun, happy-go-lucky character and just wants to make sure his favorite cousin is having a good time. Vocal Range: Ab2 - C#4

Mary Sue Betty Bob - Mary Sue Betty Bob is the soloist for "Put it in the Piggy." Should be able to act like she’s from the farm or country. Vocal Range: C4 - D5

Ensemble

Will play many acting and singing parts in the show.

 
 Show Location:
   Variety Club  Recreation Hall
   2950 Potshop Road
   Worcester, PA


Forum

Directed by Deb Schrager

Produced by
Michelle Miller, Loretta Rurode and Kristen Bailey

Audition Dates:July 31, August 1, 2017
Callbacks August 6, 2017 1 PM
        Show Dates: November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 2017

Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.

This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine – "something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"

       All auditions are by appointment. 
Sign up here.

The Director will be looking for the following roles:

Senex -An old man and father to Hero and husband to Domina.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 70

Vocal range top: B2-G4

Domina -Senex's wife. A shrewish woman who dominates to the point of answering herself the questions she asks of others. Loves her husband deep down, but is outwardly controlling, demanding, and manipulative.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: B3- F5

Hero The young son of Senex and Domina. He falls in love with Philia and agrees to give Pseudolus his freedom if he can help Hero woo her. Practical, privileged, romantic.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: B2 -G4

Hysterium - The chief slave in the House of Senex. Believes he is in control, but is actually Pseudolus' puppet to carry out his schemes. Anxious, conservative, loyal. He desperately wants everything to be in order.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range top: D4-G5

Pseudolus - A Roman slave, owned by Hero, who seeks to win his freedom by helping his young master win the heart of Philia. Quick-witted, scheming, childlike spirit.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50

Vocal range top: A2-A4

Erronius An old man, searching for his lost children.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 70

Vocal range top: B2 - G4

Miles Gloriosus -The archetype of the braggart soldier. A captain in the Roman army to whom Marcus Lycus has promised Philia. Commanding, boastful, manly and strong.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: B3- F5

Lycus - The owner of the house of Courtesans. Always out to make a profit, but also wants to provide good on what his business offers.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Philia A virgin in the House of Lycus whom we also find out is Erronius' daughter. She is promised to Miles and vows to give him bodily what he has paid for, but loves Hero and promises he will always have her heart. Young, pretty, devoted. An archetypal ingénue.

Gender: Female

Age: 18 to 21

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Ensemble

Courtesans, Proteans, Soldiers

Audition, Rehearsal and Performance location:

Shannondell Performing Arts Theater
10000 Shannondell Drive
Audubon,  PA 19403



  AuditionsThe Little Mermaid July 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 2017

auditionsDear Edwina Jr     Forum

 
Events General Membership Meeting  June 6, 2017
Scholarship applications due June 30, 2017


 
 







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