The Actorsingers

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James and the Giant Peach JR - Audition Requirements (2020)  

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek Justin Paul
Based on the book, "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl 

 

Director - Jonah Savage 
Choreographer - Shane Gillis 
Music Director - Brianne Biastoff  

Mentors: Carol Gorelick -  Directing, Sarah Wenrich - Choreography

 
 
Ages:
Auditions are for children grades 3-8
 
 

Date/Time:

SUN, Dec 15 6-8 PM (doors open at 5 PM to learn the audition dance and fill out paperwork)

TUE, Dec 17 6-8 PM  (doors open at 5 PM to learn  the audition dance and fill out paperwork)

 

 
Location:
Auditions and rehearsals are at Actorsingers Hall, 219 Lake St., Nashua NH 
 
Audition Requirements:

Dance Requirements:  You will learn a short dance combination prior to  auditioning to present to the audition board. Wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and or jazz shoes (no sandals or bare feet). Doors will open an hour early for those who would like a head start learning the dance. The dance routine is taught throughout the evening, so don't worry about arriving early. Have fun!

Music Requirements: Sing a section from a song that you love. From memory is ideal, but it's ok to hold a paper if needed. Bring sheet music for the piano accompanist if you can if you are not singing something from the show. It's not necessary to sing something from the "James and The Giant Peach JR".

 

A $15 membership fee to Actorsingers is required for all cast, this is the only production fee. 

 

Audition form: 

To save time prior to coming to auditions, please print off either the .doc or .pdf audition form and complete including parent/guardian signature   

 
 
 
REHEARSALS:
Rehearsals start Sunday January 5 and are  Sundays 1-4 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8 PM
 
 
Performances:
Janice B. Streeter Theater
14 Court Street, Nashua NH
 
Show Dates:
March 27-29, 2019  * also a school day performance on March 26
 
Characters Breakdown from MTI show page
 

Ladahlord
Ladahlord is a mysterious 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. Ladahlord also serves as a guiding narrator throughout the story. This is a perfect role for a charismatic young actor who can sing and dance well.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: G3


James
James is the hero of our story, on an epic quest to find a family of his own and gain confidence in himself. Cast a young boy with an unchanged voice and someone who has great acting instincts. Make sure he can win over an audience and is comfortable being onstage.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G#3


Ladybug
Ladybug immediately takes on a doting, maternal role in James' life. This is a fantastic role for a performer with a great singing voice and a regal demeanor.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3


Grasshopper
Grasshopper, the leader of the Insects, is ever the optimist and assumes a paternal role in James' life. Cast a performer who can sing and act well, but foremost has a warm, inviting presence.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: A3


Spider
Spider is a clever creature who becomes a fun-loving older sister to James. A young woman with a spunky personality and a great voice is a perfect choice for the role.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B3


Earthworm
Earthworm is a 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. Cast a performer who can sing well, and more importantly, someone who isn' t afraid of being a little outlandish.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3


Centipede
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. Centipede should have a good singing voice, and be able to make strong, specific acting choices.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: G3


Spiker and Sponge
Spiker and Sponge are the sort of 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. Spiker is the brains of the operation, and Sponge is more concerned with finding something to eat. These are great character roles for two young performers who are fantastic singers and actors. To play into the humor, cast a duo that contrasts completely in physical appearance.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Zoo Crowd
Mr. Trotter, Mrs. Trotter, Karl Kreatour and the Zoo Crowd are all part of James' nightmare. These are small, featured roles, so feel free to cast from your ensemble.
Gender: Any


Matron Nurse
The Matron Nurse runs the Painswick Orphanage, and you definitely get a sense she hasn't had a vacation in years. This is a great acting role for a young woman who can command a room.
Gender: Female


Billy and Bobby Bobby-Cop
Billy and Bobby Bobby-Cop are a perfectly unified pair of cops working for Scotland Yard. This is fun cameo role for two performers who work well together.
Gender: Male


Vagrants
The Vagrants, including Doreen Driggles, Ridgley Rapscallion, Violet Funkschmeller, and Chris Cryermouth are an ensemble of have-nots to support Spiker and Sponge's treacherous plans. These ensemble roles are important for making up the world of the musical. The Passing Man, Man (with wallet) and Passing Woman all have featured moments where they fall victim to Spiker and Sponge.
Gender: Any


Garden Chorus
The Garden Chorus comes to life in ' Shake It Up' as Ladahlord mixes a magical potion. This is a great place to cast kids of various skill level and get them excited about musical theater.
Gender: Any


Reporters
The Reporters, including Ida Walters, are on the scene just as the peach is becoming larger than life. Cast a group of energetic performers.
Gender: Any


Ladies
Bitsy Botana and the rest of the Ladies' Garden Guild are in flowery frocks and hats, intent on having Spiker and Sponge give the keynote speech at their conference. A few young performers with good voices will do the trick.
Gender: Female

Hollywood Agents
The Hollywood Agents, led by Buzz, jump in on the success of the growing peach with movie and Broadway deals for Spiker and Sponge. Like the Reporters, this is a fun group to cast with some lively performers.
Gender: Any

Farm Animals, Willy Wonka And Oompa-Loompas
Farm Animals, Willy Wonka and Oompa-Loompas are all in harm' s way as the peach outgrows its stem and rolls towards the ocean. These are very fun cameo roles for performers with personality.
Gender: Any


Angry Crowd
The Angry Crowd is in search of the amazing giant peach, but they quickly turn into an angry mob when the peach is nowhere to be found. These ensemble parts are easy to cast from any of your company.
Gender: Any


Cruise Ensemble
The Cruise Ensemble are various vacationers en route to New York with Spiker and Sponge. Use anyone from your ensemble to fill out the scene!
Gender: Any


Sharks And Seagulls
The Sharks and Seagulls are featured in ' Plump and Juicy.' Cast strong movers and dancers in these roles.
Gender: Any


New Yorkers
New Yorkers, including the Screaming Women, Lucille Van Kooglestein, Bunny Mackenzie The Third, Jake and Joe all witness the peach land directly on the Empire State Building and are sent into a panic! Cast a handful of characters for these cameo roles.
Gender: Any
 
James and the Giant Peach JR., MTI show page
 
James and the Giant Peach JR.
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 
www.MTIShows.com
 
Posted by Evelynn Decker Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:34:00 PM Categories: Auditions Youth

Inaugural Pitch-A-Thon 

Oct 5, 2019

Actorsingers inaugural pitch-a-thon will be Saturday, October 5th for the 2020-2021 season.

 

Detailed information at Actorsingers Inaugural Pitch-A-Thon information page!

 

Questions? Email pitch@actorsingers.org


Video Credits:

Hosting and Video production by Lara Hyde YouTube.com/c/nourishable

Music by Robbie Hyde https://www.youtube.com/user/chedderchowder

 

Photo Credits:

Pippin - J. Gagnon Photography

Reefer Madness – Evelynn Decker

Grease –Michael Ryder

Frog and Toad –Jenn Morton

21 Chump Street - NHCTA

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, August 26, 2019 9:52:00 PM Categories: Actorsingers Teen Fringe Project Main Stage NHCTA Seeking Directors Youth

Music Man JR - cast list (2019) 

Music Man JR.

Cast in order of appearance

 

Conductor                                 Jacob Fain

Salesmen on Train                    Lily Schneider, Magen Lynch, 

                                                  Jillian Norway, Ava Pascall

Newspaper Readers                 Vanessa O’Connell, Lily Carlson,

                                                  Jonah Fain                  

Charlie Cowell                           Christopher Holland

Harold Hill                                  Stefan Duncan

Mayor Shinn                              Cameron Widtfeldt

Alma Hix                                    Cara Berman

Ethel Toffelmier                          Caroline Kelly

Farmer                                       CJ Furze

Farm Wife                                  Eve Berube

J.C. Squires                              Claudia Herger

Olin Britt                                    Lily Carlson

Ewart Dunlop                            Vanessa Carlson

Oliver Hix                                  Molly Sullivan

Marcellus Washburn                Travis Spencer

Marian Paroo                           Jennifer Epstein

Mrs. Paroo                               Rebekah Savage

Amaryllis                                  Mia Powers

Winthrop Paroo                        Charlotte Cardone

Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn       Autumn Fichera

Constable Locke                     Jack McAllister

Gracie Shinn                            Rose Berube

Maud                                        Fiona Furze

Tommy Djilas                           Jack Charest

Zaneeta Shinn                         Catherine Marvin

Mrs. Squires                            Jillian Norway

WaTanYe Girls                        Rebecca Carey, Annie Charest,

                                               Charlotte Charest, Angelyna DeJesus,

                                               Grace Kelly, Varvara Rappoport,

                                               Lilah Sullivan

Town boys                              Jacob Fain, Jonah Fain, Maybelline Hitzeman

Ladies of River City:               Danica Adams, Sarah Seddon,

                                              Talia SanSoucie, Annabelle Hitzeman

Men of River City:                   Magen Lynch, Ava Pascall,

                                               Lily Schneider, Vanessa O’Connell

Featured Dancers:                 Cara Berman, Fiona Furze,

                                              Caroline Kelly, Magen Lynch,

                                              Jillian Norway, Ava Pascall, Molly Sullivan             

Posted by Evelynn Decker Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:13:00 AM Categories: Cast List Youth

Music Man JR - audition requirements (2019) 

Book, Music & Lyrics by
MEREDITH WILLSON
 
Based on a story by
MEREDITH WILLSON & FRANKLIN LACEY

 

 

Director - Esther Kosofsky  

Music Director - Jed Holland 

Choreographer - Sarah Wenrich  

Producers - Eric and Danielle Charest 

 
 
Ages:
Auditions are for children grades 3-8
 
 

Date/Time:

SUN, Dec 16, 1-4 PM

 
Location:
Auditions and rehearsals are at Actorsingers Hall, 219 Lake St., Nashua NH 
 
Audition Requirements:

Dance Requirements:  You will learn a short dance combination prior to  auditioning to present to the audition board. Wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and or jazz shoes (no sandals or bare feet). Doors will open an hour early for those who would like a head start learning the dance. The dance routine is taught throughout the afternoon, so don't worry about arriving early. Have fun!

Music Requirements: Sing a section from a song that you love - one verse or 3 bars or less than one minute. From memory is ideal, but it's ok to hold a paper if needed. Bring sheet music for the piano accompanist if you can if you are not singing something from the show. It's not necessary to sing something from the "Music Man".

 

A $15 membership fee to Actorsingers is required for all cast, this is the only production fee. 

 

Audition form : word or pdf

 
 
 
REHEARSALS:
tentatively Sundays 1-4 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8 PM
 
 
Performances:
Janice B. Streeter Theater
14 Court Street, Nashua NH
 
Show Dates:
March 22-24, 2019  * also a school day performance on March 21
 
The Music Man JR., MTI show page
 

The Music Man JR.
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 
www.MTIShows.com
 
Posted by Evelynn Decker Tuesday, November 27, 2018 5:49:00 PM Categories: Auditions Youth

Shrek The Musical JR 2018 Auditions  

Director: Grace Morton
Mentor Director: Mia Berardi
Musical Director: Jed Holland
Choreographer: Hailey Sullivan
Mentor Choreographer: Sarah Wenrich
Producers: Michelle Morrison, Jenn Morton
 
 
Auditions:
Auditions are for children grades 3-8
SUN, Dec 17th, 1PM-4PM
Auditions are at Actorsingers Hall, 219 Lake St., Nashua NH 

Doors open at 12:30pm for paperwork and teaching of a short dance routine. 

The dance routine is taught throughout the afternoon, so don't worry about arriving early. Please wear comfortable dance clothes/shoes. Please be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song that is familiar to you, singing a song from the show is permitted. A $15 membership fee to Actorsingers is required for all cast, this is the only production fee. 

 

Audition form here

Read-Thru & Dance Party:
SAT, Dec 30th, 5:45PM-8:45PM
 
 
 
REHEARSALS:
Sundays 1-4 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8 PM
 
 
Performances:
Janice B. Streeter Theater
14 Court Street, Nashua NH
 
Show Dates:
March 23rd-25th, 2018
 
Shrek The Musical JR., MTI show page

 

 
Questions please e-mail the producers, Jenn and Michelle.
 
Posted by Evelynn Decker Wednesday, November 22, 2017 7:02:00 PM Categories: Auditions Youth

The Wizard Of Oz 2017 Auditions 

Young Performers Edition

Auditions will be held Sunday, January 8,  2017 from 1-4 PM, at Actorsingers Hall, 219 Lake St. Nashua, NH. map here 

Doors open at 12:30pm for paperwork and teaching of a short dance routine. The dance routine is taught throughout the afternoon, so don't worry about arriving early. Please wear comfortable dance clothes/shoes. Please be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song that is familiar to you. A $15 membership fee to Actorsingers is required. This is the only Production Fee.

Auditions are for children grades 3 - 8

REHEARSALS: Sundays 1-4 PM, Tuesdays & Thursdays  6-8 PM

PERFORMANCES: Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2, 2017

 
Director - Grace Morton
Mentor to the Director - Mia Berardi
Music Director - Jed Holland
Choreographer - Katie Tocci
Assistant Choreographer - Hailey Sullivan
Producers - Michelle Morrison, Jenn Morton
 
 
TAMS Witmark - The Wizard of OZ - Young Performers Edition web page
 
Questions please e-mail the producers.
 
 
Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, December 19, 2016 10:30:00 PM Categories: Auditions Youth

Honk JR 2016 Auditions  

Auditions will be held at Actorsingers Hall (219 Lake St. Nashua) on Sunday, December 13 from 1-4 PM. 

The Hall doors will open at 12:30 PM for paperwork processing, and to give time to learn the audition dance.

Auditions are for children grades 3 - 8

Audition form is here.

REHEARSALS: Sundays 1-4 PM, Mondays & Thursdays 6-8 PM

PERFORMANCES: Thursday, March 3- Sunday, March 6, 2016
 
Director: Carol Gorelick
Music Director: Jed Holland
Choreographer: Katie Tocci
Producers: Michelle Morrison & Jenn Morton
 
 
Questions please e-mail the producers.
 
 
 
Posted by Evelynn Decker Sunday, November 8, 2015 9:39:00 PM Categories: Auditions Youth

2015 Youth Production Auditions Announced 

Staged March 6-8 2015

 

 

 

 March 6-8 2015

 

 

 

Audition Info
  • Auditions will be Sunday, December 14. 1:30-4 pm. Doors will open at 1pm for paperwork and to teach the dance.
  • Auditions are for Children grades 3-8
  • A read through will take place on Sunday, December 28 from 1-4pm. 
  • Rehearsals will start on Sunday, January 4, on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-8pm, and Sundays from 1-4. 
Production Team
  • Director - Carol Gorelick
  • Music Director - Julia Killey
  • Choreographer - Katie Tocci
  • Producers - Jenn Morton & Michelle Morrison

Music by                 Book and Lyrics by
ROBERT REALE        WILLIE REALE

Based on the books by ARNOLD LOBEL

Originally presented on Broadway by
Bob Boyett, Adrianne Lobel, Michael Gardner,
Lawrence Horowitz and Roy Furman

World Premiere at The Children's Theatre Company
Minneapolis, Minnesota

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
www.MTIShows.com

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, October 27, 2014 7:13:00 PM Categories: Auditions Youth