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The Emperor's New Clothes

It’s not easy being 13, especially not for Calvin. His father, the kingdom’s beloved emperor, has died, and now Calvin is expected to assume the throne—the last thing this shy, awkward boy wants to do. And just when he needs his family most, Calvin's jealous Uncle Giles conspires with a couple of slippery con artists to steal the crown away from his vulnerable nephew. Can Calvin overcome his insecurities and thwart Giles’s dastardly plot? All will be revealed in this surprising new twist on the Hans Christian Andersen classic penned by WOH’s own Bob Cooner, creator of last season’s Prime Time for the Holidays.  All roles except Calvin are upper teen to adult.


Director - Eva Sarry

Stage Manager - Jenn Marchese


AUDITIONS:               Friday, January 5th at 6pm

                             Saturday, January 6th at 5pm

                                    Open to ages 10 to 90

Audition will consist of readings from script. Reading selections will be posted by November 17th.

                             Callbacks if necessary TBD

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

PERFORMANCES:     March 23rd – 31st (Friday 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 2pm first weekend

                             Friday 7:30pm and Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm second weekend)

                             School Outreach Performances are Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 9:30am & 12:30pm

REHEARSALS:        Initially rehearsals will be Sundays (5-7pm) Monday,  

Tuesday, and Thursday (7-9pm) Starting early February.

                             Wednesdays will be added as we get closer to opening

Mandatory Technical rehearsal week will be Sunday, March 18th from 12pm to 5pm and  Monday-Thursday (March 19-22) from 6:30pm to 9:30pm


ROLE DESCRIPTIONS: 

 

Calvin: A thirteen-year-old who has recently lost his father, his only remaining parent; also, the heir apparent to the throne; sloppy, insecure, lonely, acts out when he’s confused

 

Giles: Calvin’s uncle, younger brother to Calvin’s late father; the Royal Magistrate; obsessively jealous of and frustrated with his nephew Calvin; very attracted to Sofia; fussy and demanding

 

Sam: Calvin’s manservant; though he has spent his life in service in the royal household, he still retains some of his lower-class ways and charm; a joker and a punster; adores Calvin; has an enormous crush on Sofia. Think James Corden.

 

Dowager Empress: Calvin’s grandmother who tries to hang on to her glamour and youth; concerned with propriety and reputation; has high standards and expectations for Calvin; firm but kindhearted

 

Sofia: Lady’s maid to the Dowager Empress; a Latin foreigner in this new country; intelligent, level-headed, ambitious

 

Eb: A swindler who’s always on the look for an easy mark; comfortable in a variety of guises; has strung Flo along for years promising to marry her; quick-thinking and slick (needs to use French accent at times)

 

Flo: A swindler who was sucked into a life of crime as a result of her love for Eb; she’d love to go legit if she could ever get Eb to tie the knot; good-hearted but not very bright






The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

 

Auditions:

  • January 14 at 6 pm and January 16 at 7 pm at the theatre at 340 2nd Street
  • Please come with a prepared song (14-32 bars) and the sheet music.
  • An accompanist will be provided.  Dress to dance.

The show is directed by Angela Baltezore (West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast) Music Director is Dean Mora (West Side Story), Choreographer is Staci Arriaga (West Side Story, Thoroughly Modern Millie).  Rehearsals will begin February 19 and performances are April 20-May 13 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.

 

All roles available including;


Tracy Turnblad

Our story's unsuspecting protagonist, she is large and in charge. Confident, talented, and incredibly determined. A romantic with a good heart and desire to cut up the dance floor. Always on top of the latest trends.

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 15 to 20

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3


Corny Collins

The charismatic host of the Corny Collins' Show. Good looking and smooth talking, he is a genuinely nice guy both on and off camera.

Gender: Male

Age: Can play 25 to 40

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D3


Edna Turnblad

Tracy's big and blonde mother. She is a working housewife who has lost her confidence and dream to be a plus-size clothing designer. Boisterous and commanding. Played by a male in drag.

Gender: Male

Age: Can play 30 to 50

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F3


Penny Pingleton

Tracy's best friend and dorky sidekick. Not the brightest girl, but she has good intentions. Bursting to get free of her mother's dominating control, she falls for Seaweed with childlike curiosity.

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 15 to 20

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: A3


Velma Von Tussle

Amber's mother and the director of Corny Collin's show. She is a devious taskmaster and snobby racist. The former Miss Baltimore Crabs will go to any length to ensure her daughter is the next big thing.

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 40 to 55

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3


Amber Von Tussle

Link's girlfriend and Tracy's nemesis. She is pretty, thin, shallow, snobby, and racist. Can't dance but is expected to win Miss Baltimore Hairspray. Always feels the need to be the center of attention.

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 15 to 20

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3


Link Larkin

The star heartthrob on Corny Collins' show. He is extremely attractive and talented. Hoping to get his big break with a recording contract, he unexpectedly falls for Tracy.

Gender: Male

Age: Can play 15 to 20

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: G3


Seaweed J. Stubbs

Tracy's classmate and friend, who is discriminated against due to his skin color. He is cocky but surprisingly lovable. Talented in song and dance. He falls for Penny.

Gender: Male

Age: Can play 15 to 20

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: F3


Little Inez 

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 10-13

Must dance


Motormouth Maybelle

Seaweed and Little Inez's mother, she also appears as the Guest DJ on the Corny Collin's Negro Day show. Big, blonde, beautiful and proud of it. She is sassy and confident.

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 40 to 55

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: F3


Wilbur Turnblad

Tracy's simpleminded and kind father. He owns a joke shop and supports his daughter in spite of everything else. He also loves his wife, Edna, very much.

Gender: Male

Age: Can play 45 to 65

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3


Prudy Pingleton

Penny's strict mother. Very conservative, controlling, and closed minded.

Gender: Female

Age: Can play 40 to 55

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: D4


Ensemble

Corny Collins' Kids (Tammy, Brad, Brenda, Sketch, Shelley, Etc.); Students; Hookers; Protestors