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AUDITIONS

 

GO ASK ALICEBy Frank Shiras  (This is a Mount Players production – current Mount students only)
This powerful play explores the mind and experience of a high school girl who inadvertently gets into drugs. “A raindrop just splashed on my forehead,” Alice wrote in her diary, “and it was like a tear from heaven. Am I really alone? Is it possible that even God is crying for me?” Alice is a fairly typical girl from an average family with parents who love her. What makes Alice different is that she’s tricked into trying drugs and then becomes addicted. She fights against her addiction, but by the time she has learned the answers, it’s already too late.

Director – Melissa Gates

CAST REQUIREMENTS – 5 men; 7 women

Currently enrolled Mount students ONLY

Where? Mount Wachusett Community College, room 182

When? Monday, January 23 and Wednesday, January 25 @ 12:30PM

*Punctuality will be noted and appreciated

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Copies of the script are available by contacting Gail Steele (see below)

Performance Dates: Last week of April or first week of May – TBA

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays – 12:30 -1:30PM

For more information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu

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AUDITIONS

Theatre at the Mount Proudly Presents James and the Giant Peach, Jr.

Roald Dahl’s beloved classic introduces us to one boy, two awful aunts, five larger-than-life insects, and a giant peach! What happens when magic crystals cause a withered old tree to create the largest and most magnificent peach ever seen? Luckily, a boy named James and a handful of bugs just happen to be nearby. When the peach finally snaps free of its stem, it sweeps them, and the audience, along a marvelous adventure from the White Cliffs of Dover all the way to the Empire State Building. This “Masterpeach” of a musical will delight the entire family!

Director – Emily Smith

Music Director – Katrina Baer

Choreographers – Nicole Couture Skorb

 

CAST REQUIREMENTS – large cast of teens and children (see character descriptions below)

Where? Mount Wachusett Community College, room 182

When? Saturday, February 4 by appointment only; ages 8 – 12 at 10:00AM or 11:00AM; ages 13 – 18 at 1:00PM

*Punctuality will be noted and appreciated

Performance Dates: April 10 @ 9:30am, April 11, 12, 13 at 9:30am and 12:00noon (for school groups); April 9 at 2:00pm (for the general public)

Performances will be held during school hours, so all cast members must be willing and able to take 4 days off from school/work.


TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL THE THEATRE AT THE MOUNT BOX OFFICE AT 978 630-9388, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 9:30AM TO 12:30PM or 1:30PM to 2:30PM, OR E-MAIL YOUR APPOINTMENT REQUEST TO box-office@mwcc.mass.edu  

 

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: Sundays from 2PM to 5PM; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6PM to 8PM, beginning February 12

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

AUDITIONERS WILL BE ASKED TO SING A SHORT VOCAL SELECTION THAT WILL BE TAUGHT AT THE AUDITION; AND THERE WILL BE A DANCE AUDITION, (combination also taught at the audition) FOR ALL ROLES AND CHORUS (wear appropriate clothing and footwear). Some performers will also be asked to do cold-readings from the script.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Ladahlord is a mysterious narrator character who seems to have a hand in the magical things that are happening. Though he may seem a bit off, he carefully watches over James, making sure James moves towards to a better life. (Teen)

James is the hero of our story, on an epic quest to find a family of his own and gain confidence in himself. (Boy, 8-10 years old)

Ladybug is a regal lady, who immediately takes on a doting, maternal role in James’ life. (Teen)

Grasshopper is a warm, inviting gentleman, and is the leader of the Insects, who is ever the optimist and assumes a paternal role in James’ life. (Teen)

Spider is a spunky, clever creature who becomes a fun-loving older sister to James. (Teen)

Earthworm is an outlandish, gentle spirit, although he can be a bit of a coward. Luckily, he gains enough courage to save the day by baiting some gullible seagulls. Earthworm looks at James as a brother figure. (Teen)

Centipede may be a bit of grouch, but he is ever-loyal to the pack, and by the end of the story, he’s won over by James. James sees Centipede as that cranky uncle with a heart of gold. (Teen)

Spiker and Sponge are the sort of crazy, maniacal aunts (or monsters) that you fear ever being stuck with. They take James into their home but
only so that he can be their own personal servant. (Teens)

Ensemble: Zoo Crowd, Matron Nurse, Billy and Bobby Bobby-Cop, Vagrants, Garden Chorus, Reporters, Ladies Garden Guild, Hollywood Agents, Farm Animals, Oompa Loompas, Willy Wonka, Cruisers, Sharks, Seagulls, New Yorkers an ensemble of many, many featured roles that occur throughout James’ journey. (Children and Teens)

 

For more information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu


 Save time when you arrive at auditions! Print and complete our Audition Form in advance.


We are a true community theatre! All Theatre at the Mount auditions are open to anyone, regardless of previous theatre experience.

For more information, or to be added to our mailing list for audition notifications, contact Theatre Director Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu.