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UPCOMING AUDITIONS

Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKAWonka

October 14th – 23rd, 2016

Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse & Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

DIRECTED BY MARYELLEN STEVENSON
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY AMANDA MORGAN
CHOREOGRAPHY BY TBA

The delicious adventure of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life in this captivating stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, as well as all new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows the enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of chocolate. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, while the fifth is a likeable young boy named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka will take audiences on a fantasy ride into a land of pure imagination!

Musical, Rated G

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

AUDITIONS: Monday, August 29th and Tuesday, August 30th between 6pm – 9pm

CALLBACKS: Wednesday, August 31st 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 Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA and AIDA 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 2nd on the Peacock Players website: www.peacockplayers.org.

REHEARSALS: Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA will rehearse Thursdays and Fridays from 6pm-9pm, and Sundays from 1pm-5pm (beginning on Thursday, September 8th). Please note Peacock Players will host an orientation meeting for this production on that Thursday, September 8th 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 9th with an extended rehearsal schedule. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday October 9th through Thursday October 13th from 5:30pm-10pm.

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

PERFORMANCES: Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA will perform for two weekends – Friday October 14th @ 7pm, Saturday October 15th @ 2pm & 7pm, Sunday October 16th @ 2pm, Friday October 21st @ 7pm, Saturday October 22nd @ 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday October 23rd @ 2pm.

 

AIDAAida

November 11th – 20th, 2016

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang

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

Winner of four Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty, and betrayal – chronicling the love triangle between Aida: a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris: an Egyptian princess, and Radames: the soldier they both love.

An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility she faces as leader of her people. Aida and Radames’ love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.

With an unforgettable pop/rock score by Elton John – featuring soaring ballads and rousing choral numbers, Aida is a modern crowd pleaser that weaves a beautiful and timeless love story.

Musical, Rated PG

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

AUDITIONS: Monday, August 29th and Tuesday, August 30th between 6pm – 9pm

CALLBACKS: Thursday, September 1st 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 Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA and AIDA 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 2nd on the Peacock Players website: www.peacockplayers.org.

REHEARSALS:AIDA will rehearse Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm, and Saturdays from 2pm-9pm (beginning on Wednesday, September 7th). Please note Peacock Players will host an orientation meeting for this production on Wednesday, September 7th 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 6th with an extended rehearsal schedule. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday November 6th through Thursday November 10th from 5:30pm-10pm.

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

PERFORMANCES:
 AIDA will perform for two weekends – Friday November 11th @ 7pm, Saturday November 12th @ 2pm & 7pm, Sunday November 13th @ 2pm, Friday November 18th @ 7pm, Saturday November 19th @ 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday November 20th @ 2pm.

 

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Improv Comedy Troupe

DIRECTED BY MICHAEL SHAWN O’KEEFE & KEITH WEIRICH

OPEN AUDITIONS for Ages 14 – 18. ALL TROUPE POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE.

AUDITIONS: Saturday September 24th from 10am-1pm

WHAT TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS: All students interested in auditioning for the improv troupe do not need to pre-schedule audition appointments – as they do for Mainstage productions. Students interested in auditioning are simply asked to show up at 10am sharp on Saturday, September 24th. Please be prepared to stay until 1pm, but we may release people earlier as audition requirements allow. The audition will consist of several different group improvisational theatre exercises, so please dress comfortably and be prepared to move freely.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Artistic Director Keith Weirich at keithw@peacockplayers.org.

REHEARSALS:TECHNiCAL DiFFiCULTiES will rehearse every Saturday from 9am-11am (beginning on Saturday October 1st). Please note that troupe members will be called to all Saturday rehearsals, and should plan to make themselves available for this weekly rehearsal time. Please be prepared to list all known rehearsal conflicts on your audition form.

PERFORMANCES:
 TECHNiCAL DiFFiCULTLiES will perform at least two Mainstage performances throughout the school season. Please note that TECHNiCAL DiFFiCULTiES may also be asked to provide outreach performances and workshops throughout the school season as requested.

 

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DIRECTED BY KEITH WEIRICH
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY HENRY KOPCZYNSKIE III

OPEN AUDITIONS for Ages 14 – 18. ALL TROUPE POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE.

AUDITIONS: Saturday, September 24th between 2pm-5pm

WHAT TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS:Please memorize and prepare two contrasting musical selections from Broadway/Musical Theatre repertoire that compliment both your singing and acting talents. 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 appointment, please email: your name, age, phone number, and your preferred audition time to Artistic Director Keith Weirich at keithw@peacockplayers.org.

REHEARSALS:
SPOTLIGHT will rehearse Saturdays from 11am-1pm (beginning on Saturday October 1st). Please note that troupe members may be called to all Saturday rehearsals, and should plan to make themselves available for this weekly rehearsal time. Please be prepared to list all known rehearsal conflicts on your audition form.

PERFORMANCES: 
SPOTLIGHT will perform at least two Mainstage performances throughout the school season. Please note that SPOTLIGHT may also be asked to provide outreach performances and workshops throughout the school season as requested.

 

ELF THE MUSICALElf

December 9th – 18th, 2016

Book by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum

DIRECTED BY ANDREA UNDERHILL
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY SARAH EVANS
CHOREOGRAPHY BY TBA

Based on the beloved New Line Cinema film, Elf The Musical features songs by Tony Award-nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (Disney’s Aladdin On Broadway, The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

This modern holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Musical, Rated PG

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

AUDITIONS: Tuesday, October 18th and Wednesday, October 19th between 6pm – 9pm

CALLBACKS: Thursday, October 20th 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 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 9pm on Sunday October 23rd on the Peacock Players website: www.peacockplayers.org.

REHEARSALS:ELF THE MUSICAL will rehearse Thursdays and Fridays from 6pm-9pm, and Sundays from 1pm-5pm (beginning on Thursday, October 27th). Please note Peacock Players will host an orientation meeting for this production on that Thursday, October 27th 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 December 4th with an extended rehearsal schedule. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday December 4th through Thursday October 8th from 5:30pm-10pm.

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

PERFORMANCES: ELF THE MUSICAL will perform for two weekends – Friday December 9th @ 7pm, Saturday December 10th @ 2pm & 7pm, Sunday December 11th @ 2pm, Friday December 16th @ 7pm, Saturday December 17th @ 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday December 18th @ 2pm.

 

PETER AND THE STARCATCHERStarcatcher

February 10th – 19th, 2017

A Play by Rick Elice
With Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

DIRECTED BY KEITH WEIRICH
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY HENRY KOPCZYNSKIE III

The new Tony-winning play, based on the best-selling novels, upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan.

An inventive theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers and written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, containing a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff – a celestial substance so powerful it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache – a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story of the Neverland you never knew to life.

A Play With Music, Rated PG

OPEN AUDITIONS for Ages 12 – 18. ALL ROLES AVAILABLE.

AUDITIONS: Tuesday, November 15th and Wednesday, November 16th between 6pm – 9pm

CALLBACKS: Thursday, November 17th 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 20th on the Peacock Players website: www.peacockplayers.org.

REHEARSALS:
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER will rehearse Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm, and Saturdays from 2pm-9pm (beginning on Tuesday, November 22nd). Please note Peacock Players will host an orientation meeting for this production on Tuesday, November 22nd at 6pm, prior to the first rehearsal.

Please note that December rehearsals may be minimal due to working around the ELF THE MUSICAL 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 5th with an extended rehearsal schedule. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday February 5th through Thursday February 9th from 5:30pm-10pm.

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

PERFORMANCES: 
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER will perform for two weekends – Friday February 10th @ 7pm, Saturday February 11th @ 2pm & 7pm, Sunday February 13th @ 2pm, Friday February 17th @ 7pm, Saturday February 18th @ 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday February 19th @ 2pm.

 

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOADFrog and Toad

March 10th – 19th, 2017

Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Music by Robert Reale
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel

DIRECTED BY ANDREA UNDERHILL
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY TBA
CHOREOGRAPHY BY TBA

Arnold Lobel’s treasured characters hop from the page to the stage in a story of friendship and adventure. The musical responsible for bringing children’s theatre to Broadway A Year With Frog And Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards – including Best Musical. Featuring a jazzy, upbeat, and hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical musical follows two best friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons.

Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons all year long, as the two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year With Frog And Toad tells a story of true friendship that endures – weathering all seasons.

Musical, Rated G

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

AUDITIONS: Thursday, January 5th and Friday, January 6th between 6pm – 9pm

CALLBACKS: Saturday, January 7th 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 8th on the Peacock Players website: www.peacockplayers.org.

REHEARSALS:A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD will rehearse Thursdays and Fridays from 6pm-9pm, and Sundays from 1pm-5pm (beginning on Thursday, January 12th). Please note Peacock Players will host an orientation meeting for this production on Thursday, January 12th 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 5th with an extended rehearsal schedule. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday March 5th through Thursday March 9th from 5:30pm-10pm.

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

PERFORMANCES:
 A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD will perform for two weekends – Friday March 10th @ 7pm, Saturday March 11th @ 2pm & 7pm, Sunday March 12th @ 2pm, Friday March 17th @ 7pm, Saturday March 18th @ 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday March 19th @ 2pm.

 

GREASEGrease

May 12th – 21st, 2017

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

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

Get out your leather jackets and pull on your bobby socks as the world’s #1 musical returns. Peacock Players, New Hampshire’s premiere award wining youth theatre, reintroduces the unforgettable music and timeless story of Rydell High’s senior class of 1959. Grease is the iconic rock ‘n’ roll musical celebration of teen angst, fast cars, and first loves – all set in the fabulous fifties.

The original High School musical, Grease will electrify audiences with the irresistible score by Casey & Jacobs, featuring songs like “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’”, and “We Go Together”; as well as the iconic film songs written by John Farrar, “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and ”You’re the One That I Want.”

From Broadway to film, and across generations, Grease is the word, and one of the most beloved musicals of all time. So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand-jive the night away with the show that’ll make you stand up and shout, “A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop. A-wop-bam-boom!”

Musical, Rated PG-13

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

AUDITIONS: Tuesday, February 14th and Wednesday, February 15th between 6pm – 9pm

CALLBACKS: Thursday, February 16th 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 February 19th on the Peacock Players website: www.peacockplayers.org.

REHEARSALS:GREASE will rehearse Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm, and Saturdays from 2pm-9pm (beginning on Wednesday, February 22nd). Please note Peacock Players will host an orientation meeting for this production on Wednesday, February 22nd 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 May 7th with an extended rehearsal schedule. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday May 7th through Thursday May 11th from 5:30pm-10pm.

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

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

 

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