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Director and choreographer - Eva Sarry 
Vocal Director - Lori Jarvey
 
Stage Manager - Jenn Marchese


AUDITIONS: Tuesday January 17th at 7pmOpen to actors 11-18 years old. Be prepared to sing, dance, and act. Prepare 16-32 bars of a song to sing for your vocal audition. Please bring sheet music in your key as an accompanist will be provided. A short movement piece will be taught. Please wear appropriate clothing.

 

Callbacks January 22nd 6pm.

 

Audition will be held at The Woodland Opera House stage 340 2nd Street.

 

PERFORMANCES: March 31st – April 9th (Friday 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 2pm) School Outreach Performances are Thursday, April 6th (9:30am & 12:30pm)

 

REHEARSALS:Initially rehearsals will be Sundays (5-7pm) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (7-9pm). Wednesdays will be added as we get closer to opening. Mandatory Technical rehearsal week will be Sunday, March 26th from 1pm to 5pm  and Monday-Thursday (March 27th – 30th) from 6:30pm to 9pm

 

ROLE DESCRIPTIONS: 

ANCESTORS The Ancestors observe the action throughout. LAOZI represents Honor. LIN represents Loyalty.


ZHANG represents Strength. HONG represents Destiny. YUN represents Love. Strong singers/actors that can carry lots of solo work. Male or Female

CHI-FU Typical "bad guy". Chi-Fu is pompous and disliked by most of the cast. He also believes that women are inherently inferior to men. He is whiny and cowardly.


FA LI Mulan's mother possesses strength but understands her place in her generation and culture. Some singing and a few lines. 

FA ZHOU Mulan's father is confident and has a strong presence. His calm strength contrasts with Mulan's frenetic energy at the top of the show. Some solo singing and quite a few lines. 

GRANDMOTHER FA Must convey wisdom and humor. Grandmother sees greatness in Mulan, but still wants her to achieve it through tradition. Strong actor with some singing ability. 

MULAN Needs strength and courage in her performance and be convincing in her passion and determination to protect her father and family. Very strong singer/actor who can carry a show. Dance/movement ability a plus! 

SHANG Lead male. Handsome Captain Shang has strength, but also the openness to learn from Mulan. He is a general's son who has tendencies to be too "by the book" and to put his duty above his feelings, in contrast to Mulan. Very strong singer/actor. Dance/movement is involved. 

MUSHU Although comedy is very important for this talking dragon, we must feel sympathy for Mushu's struggle to get back into the Temple. Must be comfortable talking to and connecting with the audience. Sticks with Mulan through the entire show and is the comedy relief throughout. Strong singer/actor who can carry a show. Dance/movement is involved. 

YAO,  LING, and QIAN-PO   Should be able to work as a team, but be diverse in type to help distinguish them from the other Chinese Soldiers. They need to be misfits in the army, like Mulan, and able to really play around while dressing up like maidens during the show's climax. Strong actors/singers who can move. 

EMPEROR Strength, wisdom, and confidence are part of this character featured in second act of the show. Strong actor/singer. 

THE MATCHMAKER Comic relief through the "straight man" approach. Overbearing presence who can maintain composure through a comic scene. Confident actor featured with and without use of dialogue. 

SHAN-YU Enemy and leader of the Huns. Needs to command the stage and be scary! Must convince the audience that he can lead an invasion and doesn’t mind violence to accomplish it. Strong actor who is physically intimidating.


ENSEMBLE:The Ensemble may provide sound effects throughout the show, but also steps into the action when needed to play FATHERS, MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS, SONS, DRESSMAKERS, HAIRDRESSERS, GROOMERS, CHEONGSAM SALESPERSON, etc.







Based on a Story & Characters by Damon Runyon

Book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows

Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Directed by Jason Hammond

Choreographed by Staci Arriaga

Vocal Direction by James C. Glica-Hernandez

Music Direction by Jia Min Rosendale

Stage Managed by Melissa Dahlberg

 

Auditions will be held at 4th Street Rehearsal Studio (415 4th street)

Audition Dates: Sunday & Monday, February 12 & 13 at 7pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, February 15

Rehearsals Start: Week of February 26

Performance Dates: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, April 28 - May 21

 

I am looking for actors to play over-the-top, "comic book" characters with a genuine believability (Dick Tracy/Roger Rabbit).  Set in mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub headliner Adelaide, laments (ha!) that they’ve been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown.

 

SKY MASTERSON: Male, Baritone. A charming, self-assured gambler.

SARAH BROWN: Female, Soprano. An idealistic, strong willed missionary.

NATHAN DETROIT: Male, Baritone. A good-hearted gambler.

MISS ADELAIDE: Female, Alto. A nightclub, headline, showgirl and Nathan’s long-suffering fiancée.

NICELY-NICELY JOHNSON: Male, Tenor. The nicest and cheeriest of the gambling crooks (sings the 11th hour number).

BENNY SOUTHSTREET: Male, Baritone. Nathan’s right-hand man.

HARRY THE HORSE: Male, Baritone. A tough guy crook and gambler.

ARVIDE ABERNATHY: Male, Baritone. Sarah’s loving uncle.

GENERAL MATILDA CARTWRIGHT: Female, Mezzo-Soprano. Salvation Army matron.

LIEUTENANT BRANNIGAN: Male, non-singing. A New York police officer.

ENSEMBLE OF GAMBLERS, HOT BOX DANCERS, MISSION SOULS & HAVANA FOLK: The show is full of many fun guys and dolls (ha!) that can be played by any shape, size, ethnicity, or age (well, over 16 anyway).

 

Be prepared to sing 16-18 bars of a song you enjoy singing, dance and read from the script. There’s no secret knock and you don’t need to wear your red carnation.  If you have any questions you can contact me at Hammondeggz1@gmail.com