UPCOMING 2014 AUDITIONS
MAY 9-18, 2014
Book by David Henry Hwang
Music and Lyrics by Phil Collins
Based on the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
and the Disney film Tarzan
DIRECTED BY KEITH WEIRICH
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY HENRY KOPCZYNSKIE III
CHOREOGRAPHY BY SHAINA SCHWARTZ
Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes and the smash-hit 1999 Disney animated film, TARZAN tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan – now a man – encounters strangers like himself for the first time.
TARZAN features music and lyrics by pop/rock icon Phil Collins, including the Grammy and Oscar winning song, “You’ll Be in My Heart”, and book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang.
Musical, Rated PG
OPEN AUDITIONS for Ages 6-18. ALL ROLES AVAILABLE.
AUDITIONS: Thursday March 6th & Friday March 7th between 6pm-9pm.
CALLBACKS: Peacock Players Mainstage Callbacks for Disney’s TARZAN will be held by invitation only on Saturday March 8th from 12pm-8pm.
If you are unavailable to attend callbacks on this date, please inform the audition monitor at the time of your initial audition.
The invited Callback List will be posted on the CURRENT NEWS page of Peacock Players website by midnight following the second night of auditions. The final cast list will be posted by 12pm on Sunday March 9th on the Peacock Players website: www.peacockplayers.org.
WHAT TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS: Please memorize and prepare a short musical selection in the style of the show that compliments your acting and singing talents. Singing from the show is acceptable. Please bring a headshot or photo, a resume or list of theatre experience (if any), and your own sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided. You may audition for both Mainstage productions during the same audition appointment.
To schedule an audition, please email: your name, age, phone number, show(s) you are auditioning for, and preferred audition date and time to Artistic Director Keith Weirich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REHEARSALS: Disney’s TARZAN will rehearse Tuesdays from 6pm-9pm, Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm, and Saturdays from 2pm-9pm (beginning on Tuesday March 18th). Please note Peacock Players will host a student/parent orientation meeting for this production on Wednesday March 19th at 6pm, prior to our first rehearsal.
Please note that actors may or may not be called to all rehearsals, but should plan to make themselves available. Please be prepared to list all known rehearsal conflicts on your audition form.
Tech Week rehearsals begin on Sunday May 4th with an extended rehearsal schedule. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday May 4th through Thursday May 8th from 5pm-10pm.
Please note that all cast members are expected to attend all Performances and Tech Week rehearsals.
PERFORMANCES: Disney’s TARZAN will perform for two weekends – Friday May 9th @ 7pm, Saturday May 10th @ 2pm & 7pm, Sunday May 11th @ 2pm, Friday May 16th @ 7pm, Saturday May 17th @ 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday May 18th @ 2pm.
Please note that Peacock Players reserves the right to add School Day Performances for this Mainstage production. All cast members are expected to attend all Performances and Tech Week rehearsals.
For more information regarding upcoming MAINSTAGE AUDITIONS, please email Artistic Director Keith Weirich at email@example.com.