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DECEMBER 2017 AUDITIONS

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED [REVISED]Shakespeare

Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

Dates: February 9th – 18th, 2018

Comedy

Rated PG

Production Team:

Directed by Andrea Underhill

About the Play:
“PITHIER THAN PYTHON. IRRESISTIBLE.” New York Times
“STUPENDOUS, ANCHORLESS JOY!” The Times of London
“ROLLICKING, FAST-MOVING AND HILARIOUS!” The Guardian
“IF YOU LIKE SHAKESPEARE, YOU’LL LOVE THIS SHOW. IF YOU HATE SHAKESPEARE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SHOW!” The Today Show

All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre. Join this small band of madcap merry-makers as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

Warning: This show is a high-speed roller-coaster type condensation of all of Shakespeare’s plays, and is not recommended for people with heart ailments, bladder problems, inner-ear disorders, outer-ear disorders, Shakespearean scholars with degrees in Elizabethan history, and/or people who do not like to laugh out loud repeatedly for whatever weird reason.

Showtimes:

Friday, February 9, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:00 PM
Friday, February 16, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 18, 2018 2:00 PM

AUDITION INFORMATION:

OPEN AUDITIONS for Ages 14 – 18. ALL ROLES AVAILABLE.

AUDITIONS: Monday, December 11th and Tuesday, December 12th between 6pm – 9pm
CALLBACKS: Wednesday, December 13th from 5:30pm-10pm

WHAT TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS: Please memorize and prepare a short comedic monologue (either classical or contemporary) in the style of the show that compliments your acting talents. Please bring a headshot or photo, and a resume or list of theatre experience (if any). Please note that you may audition for all both Winter Mainstage productions: COMPLETE WORKS, and DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. – at the same time however you will need to prepare both a monologue and musical selection as per audition requirements.

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 keithw@peacockplayers.org. “Walk In” auditions are always welcome, however they will be seen as time permits. Those with scheduled audition appointment times will be seen as close to their scheduled time as possible.

CALLBACKS: Peacock Players Mainstage Callbacks will be held by invitation only.

If you are unavailable to attend callbacks on this date, please inform the audition monitor and production team during your initial audition.

The invited Callback List will be posted on the Peacock Players website by midnight following the second night of auditions. The final cast list will be posted by 9pm on Saturday December 17th on the Peacock Players website: www.peacockplayers.org.

REHEARSALS: COMPLETE WORKS will rehearse Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm, and Saturdays from 2pm-9pm (beginning on Wednesday, January 3rd). Please note Peacock Players will host an orientation meeting for this production on Wednesday, January 3rd at 6pm, prior to the 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 – as conflicts are considered when casting.

Tech Week rehearsals begin on Sunday February 4th with an extended rehearsal schedule. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday February 4th through Thursday February 8th from 5:30pm-10pm.

PERFORMANCES:

Friday, February 9, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:00 PM
Friday, February 16, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 18, 2018 2:00 PM

Please note that special School Day performances may be scheduled in between the weekends of performance.

All cast members are expected to attend all Performances, School Day Performances, and all Tech Week rehearsals.

If cast in the production – all cast members will be responsible for providing a $150 educational production tuition.

 

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.Beauty Beast

Book by Linda Woolverton

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice

Dates: March 9th – 18th, 2018

Musical

Rated G

Production Team:

Choreography by TBD
Music Direction by Sarah Evans
Directed by MaryEllen Stevenson

About the Play:

Based on the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries, and also based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this new stage version is a fantastic adaptation of a story about love, transformation, and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features all of the memorable songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and lyricist Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all time.

Showtimes:

Friday, March 9, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 10, 2018 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:00 PM
Friday, March 16, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 17, 2018 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 18, 2018 2:00 PM

AUDITION INFORMATION:

OPEN AUDITIONS for Ages 6 – 14. ALL ROLES AVAILABLE.

AUDITIONS: Monday, December 11th and Tuesday, December 12th between 6pm – 9pm
CALLBACKS: Thursday, December 14th from 5:30pm-10pm

WHAT TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS: Please memorize and prepare a short musical selection in the style of the show that compliments both your singing and acting talents. Singing from the show is acceptable. Please bring a headshot or photo, a resume or list of theatre experience (if any), and sheet music – as an accompanist will be provided. Please note that you may audition for all both Winter Mainstage productions: COMPLETE WORKS, and DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. – at the same time however you will need to prepare both a monologue and musical selection as per audition requirements.

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 keithw@peacockplayers.org. “Walk In” auditions are always welcome, however they will be seen as time permits. Those with scheduled audition appointment times will be seen as close to their scheduled time as possible.

CALLBACKS: Peacock Players Mainstage Callbacks will be held by invitation only.

If you are unavailable to attend callbacks on this date, please inform the audition monitor and production team during your initial audition.

The invited Callback List will be posted on the Peacock Players website by midnight following the second night of auditions. The final cast list will be posted by 9pm on Sunday December 17th on the Peacock Players website: www.peacockplayers.org.

REHEARSALS: Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will rehearse Thursdays and Fridays from 6pm-9pm, and Sundays from 1pm-5pm (beginning on Thursday, January 4th). Please note Peacock Players will host an orientation meeting for this production on Wednesday, January 3rd at 6pm, prior to the 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 – as conflicts are considered when casting.

Tech Week rehearsals begin on Sunday March 4th with an extended rehearsal schedule. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday March 4th through Thursday March 8th from 5:30pm-10pm.

PERFORMANCES:

Friday, March 9, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 10, 2018 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:00 PM
Friday, March 16, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 17, 2018 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 18, 2018 2:00 PM

Please note that special School Day performances may be scheduled in between the weekends of performance.

All cast members are expected to attend all Performances, School Day Performances, and all Tech Week rehearsals.

If cast in the production – all cast members will be responsible for providing a $150 educational production tuition.

 

FEBRUARY 2018 AUDITIONS

HAIRSPRAYHairspray

Book by Thomas Meehen & Mark O’Donell

Music by Marc Shaiman

Lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Whitman

Based on the New Line Cinema film, written and directed by John Waters

Dates: May 11th – 20th, 2018

Musical

Rated PG

Production Team:

Choreography by Valerie Psoinos Nelson
Music Direction by Henry Kopczynskie III
Directed by Keith Weirich

About the Play:

You can’t stop the beat with this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance.

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards – including Best Musical – is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television network – all without denting her ‘do.

Showtimes:

Friday, May 11, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 12, 2018 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 13, 2018 2:00 PM
Friday, May 18, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 19, 2018 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 20, 2018 2:00 PM

AUDITION INFORMATION:

OPEN AUDITIONS for Ages 8 – Adult. ALL ROLES AVAILABLE.

AUDITIONS: Tuesday, February 13th and Wednesday, February 14th between 6pm – 9pm
CALLBACKS: Thursday, February 15th from 5:30pm-10pm

WHAT TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS: Please memorize and prepare a short musical selection in the style of the show that compliments both your singing and acting 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.

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 keithw@peacockplayers.org. “Walk In” auditions are always welcome, however they will be seen as time permits. Those with scheduled audition appointment times will be seen as close to their scheduled time as possible.

CALLBACKS: Peacock Players Mainstage Callbacks will be held by invitation only.

If you are unavailable to attend callbacks on this date, please inform the audition monitor and production team during your initial audition.

The invited Callback List will be posted on the Peacock Players website by midnight following the second night of auditions. The final cast list will be posted by 9pm on Sunday February 18th on the Peacock Players website: www.peacockplayers.org.

REHEARSALS: HAIRSPRAY will rehearse Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm, and Saturdays from 2pm-9pm (beginning on Wednesday, February 21st). Please note Peacock Players will host an orientation meeting for this production on that Wednesday, February 21st at 6pm, prior to the 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 – as conflicts are considered when casting.

Tech Week rehearsals begin on Sunday May 6th with an extended rehearsal schedule. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday May 6th through Thursday May 10th from 5:30pm-10pm.

PERFORMANCES:
Friday, May 11, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 12, 2018 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 13, 2018 2:00 PM
Friday, May 18, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 19, 2018 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 20, 2018 2:00 PM

Please note that special School Day performances may be scheduled in between the weekends of performance.

All cast members are expected to attend all Performances, School Day Performances, and all Tech Week rehearsals.

If cast in the production – all cast members will be responsible for providing a $150 educational production tuition.

 

For more information regarding upcoming MAINSTAGE AUDITIONS, please email Artistic Director Keith Weirich at keithw@peacockplayers.org.