Upcoming Auditions for 2017 – 2018


Schoolhouse Rock Live!

HAS BEEN CAST –  See you at the VBC Playhouse for the show!

 Performances October 6-8 & 13-15, 2017 (Student Matinees 10/12)

Originally Adapted and Produced for the Stage by Theatre BAM. From the Series Created byGeorge Newall and Tom Yohe.  Based on an Idea by David McCall.  Book by Scott Ferguson,George Keating and Kyle Hall.  Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg,Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe

Directed by Terrena Mann

Produced by Lindy Atkins

Come rock out with Fantasy Playhouse!!  We are bringing Schoolhouse Rock Live! to the Playhouse fall 2017. We are looking for singers, dancers and actors to help take our audiences on an educational journey that highlights the music from the hit TV show School House Rock.  We are bringing your mom’s Saturday morning cartoons into a high def generation.

 

The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963

HAS BEEN CAST – See you at the VBC Playhouse for the show!

Performances February 16-18 & 23-25, 2018 (Student Matinees 2/22/18)

Adapted by Reginald André Jackson. From the book by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Directed by Mark B. Moore

Produced by Lena Austin

Seeking an ensemble of strong African American actors to bring life to the stage adaptation of this critically acclaimed story about the power and love of family, set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement.

 

 

A Christmas Carol 

HAS BEEN CAST –  See you at the VBC Playhouse for the show!

Performances December 1-3 and 7-10, 2017 (Student Matinee 12/7)

Book adaptation and original lyrics by Elaine L. Hubbard. Original music and arrangements by Mary Ann Bishop.

Directed by Lucas Kiker

 

Know your conflicts. This includes school, lessons, work, work travel, vacations, school related activities, sports, etc. Conflicts include being late or leaving early during rehearsals. You will be required to list them on your audition form and verify that they are your only known conflicts.

Cast members may not have any schedule conflicts during Tech Week or  Performance dates.

All auditions and rehearsals will be held at Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater

3312 Long Avenue

Huntsville, AL 35805

(256) 539-6829

 

 

Raggedy Ann & Andy

Auditions January 27 and 28, 2018 (Callbacks to be held after auditions on 1/28)

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

By Patricia Thackray.  Based on the Bobbs-Merrill book.

Directed by Elaine Hubbard

Produced by Margaret Bibb

Seeking strong actors aged 6-Adults, as well as dancer/gymnast types with tumbling skills to bring this storybook classic to colorful life!

When:  January 27 and 28, 2018

Time:  1:30 pm (please arrive 15 minutes early to complete paperwork)

Call Backs January 28 @ 3pm

Ages:  6 yrs- Adults

Where: Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center, 3312 Long Ave.. Huntsville, AL

Requirements:  Children ages 6 to 12, Youth and Adults from age 13 and up.  Flexible cast of about 24 of all ages.  Each person auditioning for a speaking role should prepare a brief monologue, 60 seconds or less, highlighting his or her physical acting ability, comedy timing, and any other acting skills.  Tumblers, gymnasts, and dancers are encouraged to attend the audition even if not trying out for a speaking role.

Other: Questions? Contact margaret.bibb@fantasyplayhouse.com

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

(most are speaking roles)

Raggedy Ann – loveable, sweet, smart, brave, honest and very flexible.

Raggedy Andy – Very much like his sister Ann, but not quite as brave! Very energetic and spirited.

Suzy Pincushion – a lively doll who loves to sew and always gets to the “point”.

Grandpa (or Grandma) – an old and old-fashioned, wise hand-crafted rural doll who is the voice of reason

Babette – an elegant, beautiful French doll with an attitude; a bit stuck up at first.

Twin Baby Dolls – adorable, cheesy Kewpie dolls who say all their lines together!

Mechanico the Robot – The playroom’s guard; speaks in monotone.

Bruin the Bear – slightly goofy huggable stuffed teddy bear, a bit frayed and second-best

Lester Looney – really goofy, very likeable side-kick and attendant to Prince Leonard

Prince Leonard the Looney Hearted – silly, lovesick prince of Looney Land, home of Practical Jokes

Camel with the Wrinkled Knees – discarded, lonely stuffed camel; a bit like “Eeyore” from Winnie the Pooh

Witch Wigglewort/Lucretia Looney – A selfish, haughty hag who transforms to Prince Leonard’s real love

Greedy Bag – big, fat greedy slob; multi-character part played by 4 or more cast members.

King Koo Koo – the king of Looney Land and Prince Leonard’s father; a bit off his rocker.

Bald-headed Whizzer – the dastardly villain, self-important chief attendant to King Koo Koo.

Extras:  various Loonies from Looney Land, Taffy, Trees, Bushes, Mushrooms, and Signs.

Rehearsal:   Rehearsals begin Tuesday, February 20, 2018.  Rehearsals held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday mornings starting at 9:30 a.m.

Tech week (No Conflicts)

Sunday, April 15-19, 2018

Performance Dates: (No Conflicts)

April 20-22 & 27-29, 2018 (Student Matinees Tuesday 4/24/18 @ 9am & Noon)

 

 

 

 

 


For more information about Upcoming Auditions, please call our office at 256-539-6829.