Main Street Theatre Company
Summer 2018 Junior Production

Audition Announcement:

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Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

Produced by Patrick Schladebeck
Directed by Jessica Mennella

Audition Dates: April 23rd & 24th, 7:30 pm
Callbacks by invite only: April 26th, 7:30 pm

Showdates: July 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd
Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm



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AGE ELIGIBILITY:
Ages 5 to 15 with birthdates between 7/22/02 to 4/23/13

PARTICIPATION FEE:
$100, includes show tee shirt and cast photo, due at orientation.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Prepare 16 bars of a Broadway style song. A piano accompanist will be provided, please bring sheet music marked. An iPod dock will also be provided if you prefer to use a prerecorded instrumental music track. No a cappella auditions.

Be prepared to dance. Wear proper footwear and loose-fitting clothing.

ROLES:
Narrators
Gender: Both

Belle
Belle is a smart, confident young woman from a small village.
Gender: Female

Vocal range top: F5 - bottom: G3

Maurice
Maurice is an aging and eccentric inventor, but more importantly, the adoring and protective father of Belle.
Gender: Male

Beast
The Beast is a young prince who was hideously transformed by the Enchantress s spell.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E5 - bottom: B3

Gaston
Gaston is pompous and dim-witted and will do whatever it takes to win Belle s hand. Gaston has all the confidence in the world but lacks the humility to balance it.
Gender: Male

Vocal range top: F5 - bottom: A3

Lefou
Lefou is Gaston s equally dim-witted lackey.
Gender: Male

Vocal range top: E5 - bottom: B3

Silly Girls
The Silly Girls are in love with Gaston and will do almost anything just to be near him.
Gender: Female

Vocal range top: F5 - bottom: C4

Lumiere
Lumiere is a confident, charming French mâitre'd who under the enchantress's spell has become a candelabra. Gender: Male
Vocal range top: D5 - bottom: A3

Cogsworth
Cogsworth is the British major-domo of the castle who under the enchantress's spell has become a clock. Like all of the castle's Servants, he shows a fatherly compassion for Belle yet is perfectly submissive to the master, the Beast.
Gender: Male

Vocal range top: E5 - bottom: A3

Mrs. Potts
Mrs. Potts is the castle's endearing cook who under the enchantress's spell has become a teapot.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5 - bottom: F3

Babette
Babette is the maid of the castle who is turning into a feather duster. She misses the finer things in life. Babette is happy to be at Belle s service at a moment s notice.
Gender: Female

Vocal range top: B4 - bottom: A3

Madame De La Grande Bouche
Madame De La Grande Bouche is an opera singer who is becoming a wardrobe. Madame is larger-than-life in everything she does, including her singing and dancing.
Gender: Female

Vocal range top: C5 - bottom: A3

Chip
Chip is Mrs. Potts s son who is becoming a teacup. You may cast a younger student for this role, but it is not imperative. Chip has a wonderful naïveté that endears him to all of the Servants.
Gender: Male

Vocal range top: D5 - bottom: D4

Old Beggar Woman/Enchantress
Gender: Female

Monsieur D'arque
Monsieur D'Arque is the proprietor of the lunatic asylum.
Gender: Male

Servants
The Servants of the castle can include Statues, a Dust Pan, Flatware, Plates, an Egg Timer, Napkins, a Carpet, Salt & Pepper Shakers and any other household (or castle hold items) you and your cast can imagine.
Gender: Both

Villagers
The Villagers are the inhabitants of Belle s town.
Gender: Both


QUESTIONS?

Please email the director at Jessica@smstc.org.

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Main Street Theatre Company
Summer 2018 Youth Production Audition Announcement:
Spring Awakening

Book and Lyrcis by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik

Produced by Kevin Heaney
Directed by Stephanie Platko
Musically Directed by Chris Curcio
Choreographed by Gabriela Morris

Audition Dates: May 7th and 8th, 7 pm
Callbacks by invite only: May 9th, 7 pm

Performances: August 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm

One of the most revolutionary musicals of the 21st century explodes onto the stage bursting with honesty, heart, and hormones as youth in revolt search for truth and belonging amidst austere adults who refuse to hear them. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is both illuminating and unforgettable. The musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll focusing on late nineteenth-century students on their passage as the navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion.

AGE ELIGIBILITY:
Ages 15 to 25 at the time of performance

PARTICIPATION FEE:
$100 (includes cast photo and t-shirt) Options for fundraising are available.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. A piano accompanist will be provided, please bring sheet music marked. No a cappella auditions. Be prepared to dance. Wear proper footwear and loose-fitting clothing.

- Character Breakdown -

YOUNG ADULTS

GIRLS

Wendla Bergman (Pop Soprano) A sweet, but naive young girl who is trapped in her family’s unwillingness to teach her about the adult world, but with every passing day, she grows bolder and more curious about the her body. Both vulnerable and a willing participant in her evolution.

Ilse Neumann (Pop Soprano/Belter) Beautiful and mature looking. A misguided young girl who runs away from an abusive home to live in an artists’ colony. Kind and resilient while also broken and stuck in a cycle of abuse. There is a strong emotional connection between Ilse and Moritz; perhaps in another life they could have been happy together.

Martha Bessell (Alto/Belter) One of Wendla’s friends who is abused by her father, and she keeps the worst of the abuse to herself. She has a crush on Moritz, and is chastised by the other girls for it. Best friend of Anna and protective of her.

Anna (Mezzo-Soprano) A kind school girl and Martha’s best friend. She is more aware of injustice than the other girls and recognizes that what happens to Wendla is wrong. Has a secret crush on Martha.

Thea (Alto) A confrontational school girl and Wendla’s best friend. Outwardly believes the adults but secretly questions the blind faith demanded of her. Does not want to rock the boat. Mistrusts Hanschen.

Ensemble Girls (Various Voice Parts)

BOYS

Melchior Gabor (Bari-Tenor) A headstrong, smart and charismatic schoolboy. He knows much more than the others because of what he reads in books and is able to see the corruption in society. His radical points of view about most things are correct but misunderstood. He falls in love with Wendla.

Moritz Stiefel (Tenor) Melchior’s intense and nervous best friend. He has an overwhelming confusion relating to sexual feelings, which seems comedic at first, but quickly develops into a serious issue for him. The system has failed him. Highly sensitive and aware of his inability to fit into the system. Feels like a failure. One of the childhood four: Wendla, Melchior, Moritz and Ilse.

Hänschen Rilow (Tenor) A cunning and attractive schoolboy, who manipulates the other students, especially Ernst, whom he seduces. Like Melchior, he also appears to be very intelligent, but uses his knowledge in favor of the system.

Ernst Röbel (Bari-Tenor) A sweet and naive classmate. He is Hänschen’s love interest.

Georg Zirschnitz (Tenor) A hormonal schoolboy who lusts after his older, busty piano teacher.

Otto Lämmermeier (Bari-Tenor) Another schoolboy who has a disturbing dream about his mother.

Ensemble Boys (Various Voice Parts)

THE ADULTS

NOTE: Each adult plays multiple roles.
Woman 1 (Mezzo-Soprano)
Frau Bergman: Wendla’s mother
Fräulein Knuppeldick: an associate of Headmaster Knochenbruch Frau Bessell: Martha’s mother

Woman 2 (Mezzo-Soprano)
Fräulein Grossebüstenhalter: Georg’s piano teacher
Fanny Gabor: Melchior’s mother

Man 1 (Bari-Tenor)
Herr Sonnenstich: a schoolteacher
Herr Stiefel: Moritz’s father
Schmidt: the abortionist
Herr Neumann: Ilse’s Father

Man 2 (Bari-Tenor)
Headmaster Knochenbruch: the boys’ school headmaster

QUESTIONS?
Please email the producer at kevinh@smstc.org