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

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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 planned for September 3 to 5. 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.

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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

Foster Idol 2018 Auditions

Get those voices warmed up for your big break!

Auditions for Foster Idol are scheduled for Friday, July 13 from 5-8 and Saturday, July 14 from 4-6. You can compete for the Creative Memories Jr. Idol (ages 15 and younger) or the Foster Idol (open to any age.)

You should bring one song that shows off your voice at the auditions. You can sing a cappella, with your own accompaniment, or with a CD or mp3 track.

The competition will be at Foster Old Home Days, July 28-30. Stop by at our Swamp Meadow Community Theatre booth and enter our raffle to win a Fitbit. Meet some of our members, and learn about all the creative and fun opportunities there are in YOUR community theatre!.

Be sure to check our website in case of any changes

Auditions for Shrek the Musical, Jr

Swamp Meadow Community Theatre’s Summer Children’s Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for our summer show!

Shrek The Musical, Jr will run Wednesday, August 1 to Sunday, August 5, 2018.
Auditions are Tuesday, May 8, and Wednesday, May 9, 6-9 pm. Callbacks Monday, May 14, 6-9 pm

Please come prepared with 16-32 bars of a musical that best showcases your voice, and bring an mp3 sample on CD, phone, or be prepared a capella.

Audition sides are available here.

Please email our director: email hidden; JavaScript is required with any questions or for more information.

All roles are open and available, please see director’s notes for each part:

Storytellers (Gender: any; Age: 10+ Vocals:decent)
Wonderful roles for performers with natural stage presence and big, clear voices. These characters are important for setting up the world and moving the story forward, s bold, and energetic young actors.

Shrek (Gender: any; Age: 14+; Vocals:a strong tenor/bass)
He may be a big, scary, green ogre to the rest of the world, but as the story reveals, he’s really just a big fellow with a big heart. It is great if Shrek is a solid singer, but most importantly, a young actor who is an excellent actor with comedic chops.

Fiona (Gender: female; Age: 14+; Vocals:a very strong soprano)
She may appear to be an ideal princess straight from the fairy tale books, but there is more to her than that stereotypical image. She is an audacious young lady with a wonderful sense of humor and – surprisingly – manners akin to those of a teenage boy. A girl who can do it all: act, sing, and dance. This is a premier role for a natural performer with a lovable spirit.

Young Fiona (Gender: female; Age: 6+; Vocals: a good,alto)
Young Fiona is a younger version of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.

Teen Fiona (Gender: female; Age: 10+; Vocals: a good,alto/soprano)
Teen Fiona is a younger version of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.

Lord Farquaad (Gender: male; Age: 13+; Vocals: good)
A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible. This is a role for a good singer, but most importantly, your very best comedian who isn’t afraid of making bold choices or looking silly.

Donkey (Gender: any; Age: any; Vocals: strong)
A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of “quiet time.” An experienced performer who can sing well and has a whole lot of presence and character.Complements Shrek well as his loyal and ever-faithful sidekick.

Dragon (Gender: female; Age: 14+; Vocals:a strong soul/pop singer)
A breakout role for a young girl with a lot of soul and spunk. She is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey. Tremendous presence and a good pop singing voice.

Mama Ogre (Gender: female; Age: 10+; Vocals: wide range “belting”) Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence.
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Papa Ogre (Gender: male; Age: 10+; Vocals: wide range “belting”)
Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Make sure to cast good singers.
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Little Ogre (Gender: male; Age: 6-7; Vocals:N/A)
A role just right for a smaller, younger performer who is new to the stage. He may not have lines but he is very important to the storytelling.

Pinocchio (Gender: any; Age: 14+; Vocals: good singing/character voice) The wooden boy who cannot tell a lie without being belied by his growing nose. Pinocchio begins in a sour mood about his second-class status but ends the story as a natural leader among the Fairy Tale Creatures.

The Three Little Pigs (Gender: Verys; Age: 9+; Vocals: decent vocals)
Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist. It isn’t necessary that they look identical; focus on finding a fun and dynamic trio.

Ugly Duckling (Gender: any; Age: 6+; Vocals: decent vocals)
He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts. This is a fun comedic role for a new performer.

The Three Bears (Gender: Any; Age: 6+; Vocals: good vocals)
Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear. Great cameo roles for young performers who have little performing experience but make a complementary group.
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Wicked Witch (Gender: female; Age: 9+; Vocals: big and loud singing voice)
A great role for a young performer destined to be a character actress. She has a big personality.

Big Bad Wolf (Gender: Any; Age: 10+; Vocals: big and loud singing voice)
Doesn’t need to be a scary, threatening big-bad-wolf type. At this point, a pretty tame wolf who is reduced to wearing Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother’s dressing gown. This is a fun role for a newcomer to the stage.

Gingy (Gender: Any; Age: 10+; Vocals: good vocals)
A great cameo role for a young performer who is as earnest as can be. Gingy is based on the Gingerbread Man who runs away like a fugitive from his baking captors. A performer with great energy.

Peter Pan (Gender: Any; Age: 12+; Vocals: decent vocals)
The boy who never grew up, and he continues to act the part in this story)

Captain Of The Guard (Gender: Any; Age: 12+; Vocals:big and loud)
This role is just right for an actor with some inherent strength and authority. He or she doesn’t have to have a lot of stage experience but, have a big, booming voice and who isn’t scared to put all the Fairy Tale Creatures in their place.

Knights (Gender: Any; Age: 10+; Vocals: big singers)
The Dragon’s background singers who all tried at some point to save Fiona from her tower but were held hostage by the Dragon.Young performers who can sing well and have some soul just like the Dragon.

Dwarf (Gender: Male; Age: 8+; Vocals:decent vocals)
Farquaad’s comparably short and grumpy father. This is a perfect cameo role for a young performer.

Ensemble (The Guards, Duloc Performers, Puss in Boots, Rooster, Pied Piper, Rats and the Bishop. Ensemble roles like Birds, Trees, Deer, Woodland Creatures and Fairy Tale Creatures) Gender: any; Age 6+: Vocals: decent
The Fairy Tale Creatures make up the heart of the show. These characters are taken from the story books but have a bit of a comedic twist. A diverse group of kids with lots of personality and different strengths. Proficient singers but most importantly, great actors. Other standout ensemble roles include: The Guards, Duloc Performers, Puss in Boots, Rooster, Pied Piper, Rats and the Bishop. Ensemble roles like Birds, Trees, Deer, Woodland Creatures and Fairy Tale Creatures help make up the backbone of the musical.