Auditions for Foster Follies 2020

Calling all performers… magicians, musicians, actors, poets, dancers, or any other talented folks.

For your convenience, auditions will be held for our annual variety show, Foster Follies, will be held on the same nights as Into the Woods. You may audition for both events if you choose.  

Please bring any music and be prepared for auditions on January 7 or 8.

Rehearsal will be on April 2 and performance on April 3, 2020 at the Foster Country Club.  

For more information, contact Mary Jo Chretien, 401-524-0919.

Auditions for Into the Woods

Our Spring production is Into the Woods.

The show has some mature themes, and is considered PG-13. Parts are available for ages 13 and up, and people of all genders, races, and abilities are encouraged to audition.

Please be ready to perform a song and do a cold read from the script. Please bring along any accompanying music if desired, and something to play that music on.

Auditions are:

  • Tuesday, January 7, from 6-8pm
  • Wednesday, January 8, from 6-8pm
  • Callbacks are Jan. 13 + 15, from 6-8pm, as needed.

Location: Captain Isaac Paine School, 160 Foster Center Road, Foster, RI

Note: Auditions for Foster Follies will be held at the same time.

For the music portion of the audition, please prepare the following:

  • Entire song, can use lyrics/sheet music as needed
  • Can have multiple songs on hand, though not required and may not be utilized
  • MP3 accessible track (no live musicians) without main vocals to sing with
  • Song should not be from Into the Woods
  • If you want to listen to the soundtrack for reference, do not use the movie version!
  • You will also be asked to do readings from the show. This could be solo or with groups.

Additional Information:

  • Please try to arrive close to 6pm if possible so we can make sure to schedule time accordingly – auditions will be open until 8pm. Auditions will be taking place in the cafeteria on the stage. You should enter through the left side entrance of the school as to not disrupt auditions taking place (Foster Follies auditions will be in a separate location in the school)
  • Call backs will be the 13th and 15th as needed
  • For call backs you may be asked to do music from the show – it does not need to be prepared ahead of time – again if you want to listen, please use the original Broadway recording, not movie soundtrack
  • First rehearsal will be January 23 and every Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday forward

Any questions, feel free to comment or message and we’ll get back to you asap!

Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 6-9 pm, at the Captain Isaac Paine School, 160 Foster Center Road, Foster, RI
Performance dates are: May 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 2020

Auditions for “Lessons of Legend”

Our summer show will consist of two short plays. Auditions will take place on June 4 and 6 at 6-8pm at Captain Isaac Paine School. Children between the ages of 6 through 16 are invited to audition for one or both of these two one-act plays.

Ice Wolf, by Joanna H. Kraus
Based on an Inuit folk tale, this story follows Anatou, a girl born with pale skin, blue eyes and white hair. Her differences lead her to be persecuted by her community, until she decides that maybe it would be better to be a wolf than a human. 

Cast size: 15-20
STORYTELLER, 10 lines, narrator of events. Poetic. Crafts an environment with their words. 
ANATOU, 100 lines, a girl born with unusually white hair, outcast by other Inuits. Portrays a large range of emotions, from scared to sad to enraged. 
KARVIK, 15 lines, Anatou’s father, willing to defend his daughter. 
ARNARQIK, 20 lines, Anatou’s mother, kind and nurturing. May include some singing. 
TARTO, 50 lines, a boy around Anatou’s age, her best friend. The only one who is kind to Anatou besides her parents.
KIVIOG, 45 lines, Tarto’s father. Convinced that Anatou is bad luck.
ATATA, 15 lines, an old man, an elder in the community. 
SHIKIKANAQ, 15 lines, a young girl, friends with Tarto. Naive, distrusts Anatou because everyone else does. 
MOTOMIAK, 15 lines, a young boy, friends with Tarto. Also considers Anatou a sign of bad luck.
VILLAGER 1 & 2, 30 lines each, a Greek Chorus for the events of the village, showing the mindset of the community in general. 
WOOD GOD, 50 lines, a god of the forest. Stoic, commanding, powerful air, but still gentle. 
BEAVER, FOX, & ERMINE: Woodland creatures who serve under the Wood God and give advice to Anatou as a wolf. Fox: 20 lines, Beaver: 15 lines, Ermine: 5 lines.

Under the Mystic Sea, by Anna Maria Trusky
This comedic play follows Oliver and Carrie, two human siblings who accidentally end up at the bottom of the sea during a family boat trip. They meet all types of ocean creatures along the way back home. 

Cast size: 14-20
OLIVER, 90 lines, human boy
CARRIE, 90 lines, human girl
JULIA, 20 lines, their mother
GREG, 10 lines, their father 
SPLASH, 1 line, a harbor seal. Potentially a singing role. Double cast with SEAL OF APPROVAL.
LUCKY, 95 lines, horseshoe crab. Oldest and wisest animal in the sea. 
NOVA, 40 lines, starfish. An absolute diva and drama queen. 
CAL AMARI, 40 lines, squid. Comical Italian accent a plus. 
SWIMMERET, 30 lines, baby lobster. Youngest animal, cutesy speech cries often. 
FILET O. SOLE, 25 lines, a sole. Singing role, sings soul music (but not very well). 
CHOPPERS, 15 lines, a shark. The bully of the ocean. New York tough guy accent.
ROCKY, 20 lines, a remora. Sidekick to Choppers. New York accent.
BIG MEAN HERMIT CRAB/BOOMING VOICE/CRABBY HERMIT/GRANDPA. 40 lines, Very grumpy and old, secretly has a heart of gold.
SEAL OF APPROVAL, 15 lines, grey seal. Magical, queenly, benevolent. Potentially singing role. Double cast with SPLASH.

If you would like to prepare for auditions, read the following pages. No preparation or memorization is necessary.

Anatou: 24-25, 34-35, 37 (anger), 42 (fear), 46-47 (sadness)
Wood God: 28-29, 42 (anger), 46-47
Tarto: 24-25. 46-47
Fox, Beaver, Ermine: 33
Karvik and Anarqik: 12-14
Storyteller: 7, 27
Villagers and Kiviog: 12-14, 39-40, 46-47
Atata: 39-40
Shikikanaq and Motomiak: 16-19

Oliver and Carrie: 2-3, 5
Splash/Seal of Approval: 4, 36
Lucky: 7
Nova: 11
Cal Amari: 13-14
Swimmeret: 18-19
Filet O Sole: 21-22
Choppers and Rocky: 23, 25
Crabby Hermit/Booming Voice: 31-32, 36, 40
Julia and Greg: 2-3, 40

Auditions for Miracle On 34th Street

Show information

Miracle on 34th Street Character Breakdown

Please note that many roles (as listed) can be cast as either male or female. Character names may be adjusted based upon casting. 

Watch the movie to help you get a feel for the story & help with think about parts you might want to play and help you with your audition in general. There are no online auditions pieces. Auditioning scripts will be passed out along with your audition form when you come to audition.

ENSEMBLE: Adults, teens and children (ages 8-99) – The ensemble is essential to this show. They will guide the show, filling scene breaks, changing scenery, and creating a complete world (lots of possibilities. There are several speaking roles for children and teens who also appear as extras in other scenes. Adult ensemble features include Carolers, Bag Lady, Rich Person, Drunk Santa, Duncan (Zookeeper), Postal Workers, Parents who visit Santa, Pedestrians, Photographers, Courtroom Crowd, Para Workers and Carolers. There is also a special “Elf Theatre” presentation at Macy’s (might be a short sketch, a musical production, dance, etc.), which will spotlight Elves and their talents. Singing ability is useful but not required.

 KRIS KRINGLE: Male (Stage Age 40–60) – He is Santa Claus. Likeable, firm, caring. Loves children. 

FRED GAYLEY: Male (Stage Age 20–40) – Friend/Neighbor to Doris and Susan; Lawyer; Kringle’s defense attorney; all around good guy 

DORIS WALKER: Female (Stage Age 20–40) – Personnel Manager at Macy’s; Susan’s mother; all work, no play. 

SUSAN WALKER: Female Child (Stage Age 7-9, can be older) – Doris’ daughter. Precocious. She doesn’t believe. 

SHELLHAMMER: Adult Male or Female (any age) – Assistant to Doris. Friendly, efficient. 

JUDGE HARPER: Adult Male or Female (Stage Age 30+) – Presides over Kringle’s hearing; Judicial; likeable; a bit political. 

DR. PIERCE: Adult Male or Female (any age) – Physician at Maplewood Home; warm, caring. 

SAWYER: Adult Male or Female (any age) – Macy’s vocational guidance counselor; character role requiring great comic timing. 

MARA: Adult Male or Female (any age) – Prosecuting attorney; somewhat jaded; sticks to the letter of the law. 

HALLORAN: Adult Male or Female (any age) – Judge Harper’s political campaign manager.

 FINLEY: Adult Male or Female (any age) – Bailiff in Judge Harper’s court. 

MACY: Adult Male or Female (Stage Age 30+) – Owner and manager of Macy’s Department Store. 

BLOOMINGDALE: Adult Male or Female (Stage Age 30+) – Owner and manager of Bloomingdale’s Department Store.

Auditions are September 3 to 5 (you only need to come to one of those days). Show will be December 6 to 15.

Auditions for Foster Follies 2019

Show us what you’ve got — we are looking for amazing acts: comics, singers, dancers, thespians, poets, musicians… sky’s the limit (just keep it PG-13 and be safe.)

Come on down to the Benjamin Eddy Building, 6 South Killingly Rd, Foster, RI on Friday, February 1, from 6:30-8:30. 

If you are singing with a track, please bring your music on a flash drive. Foster’s cell service cannot always be trusted to play your track! 

A keyboard is available for your use at auditions. 

The 2019 Foster Follies takes place Friday, March 1, at the Foster Country Club. 

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See you at auditions

Auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Auditions are January 8th and 9th, 2019, with callbacks on the 10th. All times are 6-8. at the Captain Isaac Paine School, 160 Foster Center Rd., Foster, RI.

Show dates will be April 26-28, and May 3-5. (more info)

Role are available for ages 16 plus. Auditions will include singing, cold reading, and possibly improv. Also prepare 16 bars from a Broadway show. Callbacks will deal with the title song.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

CHIP TOLENTINO
An athletic, social, boy scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title, but he finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment. Vocal Range: C3-B4.

LOGAINNE SCHWARTZANDGRUBENIERE
Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures. She is driven by internal and external pressure, but above all by a desire to win to make her two fathers proud. She is somewhat of a neat freak, speaks with a lisp, and will be back next year. Vocal Range: A3-F5.

LEAF CONEYBEAR
The second runner-up in his district, Leaf gets into the competition on a lark and finds everything about the bee incredibly amusing. He is home-schooled and comes from a large family of former hippies. He has severe Attention Deficit Disorder and spells words correctly while in a trance. Vocal Range: A2-A4.

WILLIAM BARFEE
A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts and is back for vindication. His famous “Magic Foot” method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy, bullying personality. He develops a crush on Olive. Vocal Range: E2-B4.

MARCY PARK
The ultimate over-achiever, Marcy has never been given another option. She comes from a family where excellence is expected and so simply produced. A parochial school student, she assumes God, too, expects perfection. She sees herself as a mass of problems but she keeps them to herself. Having moved often because of her parents’ work, she knows she can beat the local competition. Her many talents include piano, dance, martial arts, baton twirling, and/or whatever special gifts you can find in your casting pool. Vocal Range: C4-E5.

OLIVE OSTROVSKY
A young newcomer to competitive spelling. Her mother is in an ashram in India, and her father is working late, as usual, but he is trying to come sometime during the bee. Having found comfort in its words and vastness, Olive made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition. She starts enormously shy, and shyly blossoms. Vocal Range: B3-F5.

RONA LISA PERETTI
The number-one realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion herself, and the returning moderator. She is a sweet woman who loves children, but she can be very stern when it comes to dealing with Vice Principal Panch and his feelings for her. Her interest in the competition is unflagging and drives it forward. Vocal Range: B3-F5.

DOUGLAS PANCH
The Vice Principal. Frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him. After five years’ absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an “incident” at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in “a better place” now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections.

MITCH MAHONEY
The Official Comfort Counselor. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students. He has no idea how to offer comfort, but does find himself wishing he could find a way to make the kids feel better.

Audition form

THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com