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UPCOMING AUDITIONS

Disney’s PINOCCHIODisney's PINOCCHIO

October 16-25, 2015

Music and Lyrics By Stephen Schwartz
Book By David Stern

DIRECTED BY ANDREA UNDERHILL
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY SARAH EVANS
CHOREOGRAPHY BY ALYSSA DUMAS

Disney’s Pinocchio is the classic tale of a toymaker named Geppetto, and his little wooden puppet that is given new life. This new musical version, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features the beloved classic songs “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside a host of new songs by Oscar and Grammy Award-winner and master musical theatre melodist Stephen Schwartz, tackling timely issues about what it means to be “the perfect child” – and what it means to be “a real father.”

Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli, and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond his toyshop to discover the meaning of family. When the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto’s wish to bring his beloved puppet to life, this new father quickly learns that being a parent is full of challenges. He struggles to make his son “the perfect boy” only to lose him to a gang of Roustabouts. It is only when faced with the thought of never seeing Pinocchio again that Geppetto truly learns the joys of being a father and loving our children unconditionally.

Musical Comedy, Rated G

OPEN AUDITIONS for Ages 6 – 18. ALL ROLES AVAILABLE.

AUDITIONS: Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st between 6pm – 9pm

CALLBACKS: Wednesday, September 2nd 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. Please note that you may audition for both Disney’s PINOCCHIO and CHICAGO at the same time with the same musical selection.

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.

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 CURRENT NEWS page of Peacock Players website by midnight following the second night of auditions. The final cast list will be posted by 6pm on Friday September 4th on the Peacock Players website: www.peacockplayers.org.

REHEARSALS: Disney’s PINOCCHIO will rehearse Thursdays and Fridays from 6pm-9pm, and Sundays from 1pm-5pm (beginning on Friday, September 11th). Please note Peacock Players will host an orientation meeting for this production on that Friday, September 11th 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.

Tech Week rehearsals begin on Sunday October 11th with an extended rehearsal schedule. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday October 11th through Thursday October 15th from 5:30pm-10pm.

Please note that all cast members are expected to attend all Performances and all Tech Week rehearsals.

PERFORMANCES: Disney’s PINOCCHIO will perform for two weekends – Friday October 16th @ 7pm, Saturday October 17th @ 2pm & 7pm, Sunday October 18th @ 2pm, Friday October 23rd @ 7pm, Saturday October 24th @ 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday October 25th @ 2pm.

CHICAGOCHICAGO

November 13-22, 2015

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by David Thompson

DIRECTED BY KEITH WEIRICH
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY HENRY KOPCZYNSKIE III
CHOREOGRAPHY BY VALERIE PSOINOS NELSON

In the roaring twenties of Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap… until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the American dream: fame, fortune and acquittal. This sharp edged satire features a dazzling score by Kander and Ebb that sparked the immortal staging and choreography of Bob Fosse.

Chicago had been honored with 6 TONY awards, 2 Olivier awards, an Academy Award for Best Picture, and the distinction of being the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Chicago is a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; with the most astonishing dancing you’ll ever experience in a musical.

Musical Comedy, Rated PG-13 (due to mature language, mild mature content, and some references to alcohol and violence).

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

AUDITIONS: Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st between 6pm – 9pm
CALLBACKS: Thursday, September 3rd 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. Please note that you may audition for both Disney’s PINOCCHIO and CHICAGO at the same time with the same musical selection.

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.

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 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 September 7th on the Peacock Players website: www.peacockplayers.org.

REHEARSALS:CHICAGO will rehearse Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm, and Saturdays from 2pm-9pm (beginning on Wednesday, September 9th). Please note Peacock Players will host an orientation meeting for this production on Wednesday, September 9th 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.

Tech Week rehearsals begin on Sunday November 8th with an extended rehearsal schedule. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday November 8th through Thursday November 12th from 5:30pm-10pm.

Please note that all cast members are expected to attend all Performances and all Tech Week rehearsals.

PERFORMANCES:CHICAGO will perform for two weekends – Friday November 13th @ 7pm, Saturday November 14th @ 2pm & 7pm, Sunday November 15th @ 2pm, Friday November 20th @ 7pm, Saturday November 21st @ 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday November 22nd @ 2pm.

THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEESPELLING BEE

February 12-21, 2016

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss

DIRECTED BY KEITH WEIRICH
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY HENRY KOPCZYNSKIE III
CHOREOGRAPHY BY VALERIE PSOINOS NELSON

Winner of the TONY and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny, and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin, and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this spelling bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a hug and a juice box.

A riotous ride complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is delightful den of comedic genius, a fast-paced crowd pleaser, and an instant theatregoer favorite.

Musical Comedy, Rated PG-13 (due to brief mature language, and mild mature content).

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

AUDITIONS: Tuesday, November 17th and Wednesday, November 18th between 6pm – 9pm
CALLBACKS: Thursday, November 19th 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.

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 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 9pm on Sunday November 22nd on the Peacock Players website: www.peacockplayers.org.

REHEARSALS:SPELLING BEE will rehearse Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm, and Saturdays from 2pm-9pm (beginning on Tuesday, November 24th). Please note Peacock Players will host an orientation meeting for this production on Tuesday, November 24th at 6pm, prior to the first rehearsal. Please note that December rehearsals will be minimal due to working around the A CHRISTMAS CAROL rehearsal schedule and the holiday season.

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 February 7th with an extended rehearsal schedule. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday February 7th through Thursday February 11th from 5:30pm-10pm.

Please note that all cast members are expected to attend all Performances and all Tech Week rehearsals.

PERFORMANCES:SPELLING BEE will perform for two weekends – Friday February 12th @ 7pm, Saturday February 13th @ 2pm & 7pm, Sunday February 14th @ 2pm, Friday February 19th @ 7pm, Saturday February 20th @ 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday February 21st @ 2pm.

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACHJAMES & THE GIANT PEACH

March 11-20, 2016

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

DIRECTED BY MARYELLEN STEVENSON
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY SARAH EVANS
CHOREOGRAPHY BY TBA

Peacock Players is proud to present the New Hampshire debut of Roald Dahl’s fantastical new musical tale of a boy, his insect friends, and their amazing journey across the ocean together on a giant piece of fruit. Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is now a new musical for the whole family to enjoy! Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the TONY Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (A Christmas Story the Musical and Dogfight) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and The Musical Adventures Of Flat Stanley), critics rave that James and the Giant Peach is a “masterpeach!”

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion, which results in a tremendous peach – and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean; the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.

Musical, Rated G

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

AUDITIONS: Thursday, January 14th and Friday, January 15th between 6pm – 9pm
CALLBACKS: Saturday, January 16th between 12pm-5pm

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.

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 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 January 17th on the Peacock Players website: www.peacockplayers.org.

REHEARSALS:JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH will rehearse Thursdays and Fridays from 6pm-9pm, and Sundays from 1pm-5pm (beginning on Thursday, January 21st). Please note Peacock Players will host an orientation meeting for this production on Thursday, January 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.

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

Please note that all cast members are expected to attend all Performances and all Tech Week rehearsals.

PERFORMANCES:JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH will perform for two weekends – Friday March 11th @ 7pm, Saturday March 12th @ 2pm & 7pm, Sunday March 13th @ 2pm, Friday March 18th @ 7pm, Saturday March 19th @ 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday March 20th @ 2pm.

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

 

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