Upcoming Auditions for 2018-2019


Lyle the Crocodile

Directed by Lena Austin

Produced by Sally Priester

Questions about Auditions: Contact FallShow@fantasyplayhouse.com

Auditions: Saturday June 9th 9am-12noon  OR  2pm-5pm

Video auditions will be accepted until Wednesday June 6th; auditionee MUST be available for callbacks on June 10th. Submit video audition to lena.austin@fantasyplayhouse.com with the subject “LTC-Video Submission”

Callbacks by invitation only: Sunday June 10th @ 1:30pm

Audition Requirements: 
8 years old by June 9, 2018
Prepare one minute of a song and bring sheet music with you. An accompanist will be provided.
No prepared monologue required; auditionees will read from the script.
Please arrive 10-15 min early to fill out paperwork.
Be sure to know your schedule. Tech Week and Performances are during Fall Break (no conflicts permitted)

Rehearsal Schedule:
Saturdays 9:00 am-12:00pm   Aug 4th – Sept 22nd
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-9pm   Aug 2nd – Oct 4th
Saturdays 9:00 am-3pm   September 29th – Oct 6th
Tech Week: (No Conflicts)
October 7th thru 11th Call time 5:30
Performance Dates: (No Conflicts)
October 12th-14th First Weekend
October 16th Student Matinees
October 19th-21st Second Weekend
Friday shows, call time 5:30 pm for a 7 pm show.
Saturday and Sunday shows, call time 12 noon for shows at 1:30 pm and 5 pm.
Student Matinees Tuesday Oct 16th call time 7:30 am for shows at 9 am and 12 noon.

 

Character Descriptions:
Lyle the Crocodile – male or female age 15+ NON SPEAKING/SINGING  ROLE
Lyle must be an accomplished dancer and use facial expressions and body language to make him/herself understood.
Mr. Grumps – male age 30+
Mr. Grumps is a grumpy old man who loves his cat Loretta. Experience with puppetry is a plus, but not required.
Hector P. Valenti – male age 20+
Hector discovered Lyle and trained him to be a show crocodile. He is Lyle’s oldest friend and supporter. His character is portrayed like the ring master of a three ring circus.
Italian accent will be a requirement for performances and should be attempted at audition.
Mrs. Primm – female age 20+
Mrs. Primm is a stereotypical 50’s New York house wife. Although shocked by Lyle’s presence at first, she is the first to love him and accept him into the family.
Mr. Primm – male age 20+
Mr. Primm is a stereotypical 50’s New York husband. He can be a little goofy, and loves his family a lot.
Joshua Primm – male age 8 – 14yr.
Joshua is a 50’s kid. He is resentful of Lyle at first, but ends up being his best friend.
Mrs. Nitpicker – female age 30+
1950’s neighborhood busybody. Has secret crush on Mr. Grumps.
Movingmen/Crocodiles/Policemen/Firemen – male/female age 15+
Played by the same two actors. Comic relief throughout the musical. Must have good comedic timing and be willing to be very silly.
88th Street kids – male and female age 8+
Ensemble throughout musical. 4 – 5 members
88th Street Neighbors – male and female age 15+
Ensemble throughout musical. 6 – 8 members

Auditions will be held at Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center 3312 Long Ave Huntsville, AL 35805

 

 
 

Akeelah and the Bee

Directed by Jacinda Rose Swinehart & Kailey Burkhardt

Produced by Renée S. Gardiner

Contact Renee.Gardiner@fantasyplayhouse.com with any questions.

Auditions: Saturday Aug 18th @ 1:00pm and Sunday Aug 19th @ 1:00pm

Callbacks by invitation only: Sunday August 19th @ 3pm

Audition Requirements:
12 years old by December 6, 2018 (First Rehearsal)

No prepared monologue needed. Auditionees will be provided with a side.
Please arrive 10-15 min early to fill out paperwork.
Be sure to know your schedule.

Rehearsal Schedule:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-9pm Dec 6th-20th and January 8th-Feb 7th

Saturdays 9am-12noon December 8-15th and January 12th-26th
Saturdays 9am-3pm February 2nd-9th
Tech Week (No Conflicts)
February 10th-14th Call time 5:30pm
Performance Dates: (No Conflicts)
February 15th-17th First Weekend
February 19th Student Matinees
February 22nd-24th  Second Weekend
Friday shows, call time 5:30 pm for a 7 pm show.
Saturday and Sunday shows, call time 12 noon for shows at 1:30 pm and 5 pm.
Student Matinees Tuesday Feb 19th call time 7:30 am for shows at 9 am and 12 noon.

Character Descriptions:
Akeelah Anderson — Female, 12-15 yrs old, African American

Gail Anderson — Female, African American, Akeelah’s mother
Reggie Anderson — Male, about 20 yrs old, African American, Akeelah’s brother
Dr. Joshua Larabee – Male, African American, Akeelahs’s Spelling Bee coach
Georgia — Female, 12-15 yrs old, Akeelah’s best friend
Batty Ruth — Female, African American, Akeelah’s first floor neighbor
Mr. Willie — Male, African American, Building Superintendent
JT — Male, about 21 yrs old, African American, neighbor
Ratchet Rhonda — Female, 12-15 yrs old, African American, Akeelah’s nemesis
Dylan Chiu — Male, 12-15 yrs old, Asian American
Javier Mendez — Male, 12-15 yrs old, Latino
Trish — Female, 12-15 yrs old
Izzy — Female, 12-15 yrs old
Mr/Mrs Chiu — Male/Female, Asian American, Dylan’s Parent
Principal — Male/Female, 30s

OTHER ROLES: There will be an ensemble playing a variety of roles to include:
DJ Rule
District Judge
TV Announcer
Chucky
Pronouncer
Snorting Girl/Boy
Crying Girl/Boy
Fox Fay/Felix
Horse Girl/Boy
Mohawk Girl/Boy

Auditions will be held at Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center 3312 Long Ave Huntsville, AL 35805

 

 
 

A Christmas Carol 

Directed by Alma Huston

Produced by Julia Ramsey

Questions about auditions: Contact Julia.Ramsey@fantasyplayhouse.com

Auditions: Friday September 14th @ 6pm Children Ages 6-12

Audition Requirements Children Ages 6-12
No preparation required. Depending on the role, children may be taught a song, asked to speak with a British accent and/or participate in some theatre games. PLEASE BE ON TIME. Minimum age is 6 on or before September 14.

Auditions: Saturday September 15th @ 1:00pm Teens & Adults

Audition Requirements Teens and Adults
If you wish to audition for a singing role (Haunts, Carolers), be prepared with up to 60 seconds of a song that highlights singing ability, range, style and acting.  Please bring sheet music; no a cappella. No prepared monologues, cold reading only. All actors auditioning for speaking roles are required to speak with British accents.

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Callbacks by invitation only: Sunday Sept 16th at 1:30pm
Those being considered for roles as Haunts or Carolers may be requested to arrive earlier.  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.

Rehearsal Schedule:
Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:30-9pm October 9th – November 20th
Saturdays 9am-12noon Oct 13th-Oct 27th, November 10th
Saturdays 9am-3pm November 3rd, 17th and 24th
Tech Week: (No Conflicts)
November 25-29 Call Time 5:30pm
Performance Dates: (No Conflicts)
November 30-Dec 2nd First Weekend
December 4th Student Matinees
December 7-9th Second Weekend
Friday shows, call time 5:30pm for 7pm show.
Saturday and Sunday shows, call time 12noon for shows at 1:30pm and 5pm.
Student Matinees Tuesday Dec 4th Call Time 7:30am for shows at 9am and 12noon

A Christmas Carol Character List – Kids
The character doubling may be changed at  the discretion of the director.
Approx 20 Roles Available:
Male Roles:
Tiny Tim – young boy, sings (small and sickly)
Child Scrooge/FezzGuest/Caroler – plain, sings, dances
Toby – age 11-15, on the smallish side.  Think Oliver’s Artful Dodger
Guttersnipes (4-6 possible roles)/SchoolBoys (4 roles)

Ignorance/Shopper – small child
Female Roles:
Belinda – young Cratchit daughter, fun & happy
Fan/Shopper – Fan is Scrooge’s sister
Charges of the Poor Governess (6 roles) – dancers approx 9 to 12 yrs old
FezzGuest/Caroler – plain, sings, dances
Guttersnipes (0-2 possible roles)
Want/Shopper – small child

A Christmas Carol Character List – Adults
The character doubling may be changed at the discretion of the director.
Men’s Roles
Jacob Marley (adult)
Haunt 1 Ali Baba (adult) – dances, baritone/tenor – the haunt leader
Haunt 2 Touchstone, the Court Jester (male or female, adult or teen)  dances, sings – the comic relief
Haunt 4 Robinson Crusoe (adult) dances, baritone/tenor – strong presence
Ebenezer Scrooge (adult)
Bob Cratchit (adult) – overworked, underpaid, but proud & dependable
Fred/Fezz Guest (adult) dancer – likeable, happy, content
Mr Coote/Fezz Guest (adult) dancer – a bit stuffy but very caring
Mr Peachy/Fezz Guest (adult) dancer – slightly daft but genuine
Eb/Caroler (young adult) –  posh, sings, Scrooge’s younger self
Caroler/Fezz Server/Fred Guest (adult) – posh, sings, dances
Caroler/Fezz Server/Fred Guest (adult) – posh, sings, dances
Carole/Fezz Guest (adult) – plain, sings, dances
Caroler/Fezz Guest (young teen) – plain, sings, dances
Ghost of Christmas Past/Fred Guest (male or female adult) –  strong acting skills
Ghost of Christmas Present/Board Person (male or female adult) – booming and larger than life
Ghost of Christmas Future/Lamplighter (male or female adult) – non- speaking role
Mr Fezziwig/Song Sheet Seller (adult) dances – jolly, old fashioned, fun, good natured
Mr Livermore/Chestnut Man (adult) – dour, nearly lifeless, haughty
Jim (young adult) – Caroline’s husband, poor, proud & capable
Mr Fowler, Poulterer (adult) – mature, hardworking, no nonsense purveyor of turkeys/geese
Old Joe/Chimney Sweep (adult) – Cockney, great character role
Dick Wilkins (young adult) – character role
Topper (young adult) – character roles
Peter (young teen) – caring, wants to emulate Bob
Toby – age 11-15, on the smallish side –  think Artful Dodger
Women’s Roles
Haunt 2 Touchstone, the Court Jester (male or female, adult or teen)  dances, sings – the comic relief
Haunt 3 Scheherazade (adult) dances, mezzo – lithe & lovely
Caroler/Fezz Server (adult) – plain, sings, dances
Caroler/Fezz Server (adult) – plain, sings, dances
Caroler/Fezz Guest (adult) – posh, sings, dances
Caroler/Fezz Guest (young teen) – posh, sings, dances
Rose/Caroler/Fezz Guest (young adult) – posh, sings, dances
Ghost of Christmas Past/Fred Guest (male or female adult) – strong acting skills
Ghost of Christmas Present/Board Person (male or female adult) – booming and larger than life
Ghost of Christmas Future/Lamplighter (male or female adult) –  non- speaking role
Mrs Fezziwig/Fruit Vendor (adult) dances – Jolly, old-fashioned, fun, good natured
Mrs Crowe/Flower Seller (adult) – Cockney laundress, great character role
Mrs Dilber/Candy Seller (adult) – Scrooge’s charwoman, great character role
Caroline (young adult) – Jim’s wife, poor but proud, possibly an Irish immigrant
Mrs Tribble, Toy Shop Owner (adult) – mature, slightly self-important shopkeeper
Poor Governess/Phyllis F (young adult/teen) dancer – oldest most dutiful
Fezz daughter

Belle (young adult/teen) – Scrooge’s lost love
Meg (young adult/teen) – Fred’s wife
Phoebe F/Fred Guest/Shopper (young adult/teen) dancer –  youngest Fezz daughter, spoiled a bit

Philomena F/Fred Guest/Shopper (young adult/teen) dancer –  middle Fezz daughter, loves food
Cook/Fred Guest/Shopper (adult) dancer –  fun featured dance role.
Mrs Cratchit (adult) – motherly, committed, tough and loving
Martha Cratchit (young adult/teen) – dutiful eldest Cratchit daughter

 Auditions will be held at Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center 3312 Long Ave Huntsville, AL 35805

 

 

Ramona Quimby

Directed by Ronda Shickles

Produced by L. Enitza Gillespie

Questions about auditions: Contact enitza.gillespie@fantasyplayhouse.com

Auditions: Saturday January 12 and Sunday January 13, 2019 @ 1pm

Performances April 20-22 & 27-29, 2018 (Student Matinees Tues 4/24)

Stay tuned for full details.