Auditions

Summer Youth Theatre Workshop: Meet & Greet

Meet & Greet:
Sunday, July 14 from 5:00PM to 6:00PM
 
Please contact us if you have any questions about the Meet & Greet.
 
Location:
Saugus American Legion, 44 Taylor Street, Saugus, MA
 
Please prepare/bring the following:
  • Your completed Registration Paperwork if you have not already sent it in with payment.
  • Wear comfortable clothing – there may be some movement and/or theatre games.

PLEASE NOTE: This is for the workshop attendees and their parents. Please plan to stay for the whole meeting.

This year’s Theatre Youth Workshop will be telling the theatrical telling of Elf The Musical, JR., based on the New Line Cinema film by David Berenbaum.

Roles in Elf The Musical, JR., as provided by the MTI Broadway Junior Collection.

CHARACTERS

  • Santa Claus has a lot on his plate during the Christmas season, and it is starting to show. He is annoyed with the Elves, tired of lying to Buddy and sad that people seem to be losing their Christmas spirit.
  • Buddy is the perfect elf! He’s good-natured, he means well, and he’s happy all the time. There’s only one problem. He’s not an elf –  he’s an adult human.
  • The Elves are Santa’s special helpers who love their job making toys to meet their Christmas Eve deadline.
  • Charlie is in charge of monitoring the other Elves, making sure every present is wrapped and every bow is tied.
  • Shawanda is a dependable and caring elf. She will do whatever she can to help out others, including Buddy, even though she accidentally reveals that he is a human.
  • Sam is one of Walter’s Office Staff who is in a bind at the top of the show.
  • Walter Hobbs, Buddy’s real father, is so focused on keeping his job that he is not making time for his family. He can be stern and unemotional at times, but ultimately he learns to recommit to his family.
  • Deb, Walter’s secretary, has the big responsibility of keeping her boss and the whole office happy. She does this by sharing her positive attitude with everyone.
  • Emily Hobbs is Walter’s devoted wife who would prefer her husband to spend a little more time at home. She is a problem solver and an excellent mother who is doing everything she can to provide a positive family dynamic.
  • Michael Hobbs is the smarter-than-average 12-year-old son of Walter and Emily. He quickly befriends his new adult brother, Buddy, and does everything he can to make sure Buddy becomes a permanent part of the family.
  • Security Guard #1 and Security Guard #2 are a stern duo from Walter’s office, making sure everyone who enters has permission.
  • The Saleswoman is the first person to greet Buddy as he enters Macy’s. She’s the consummate sales person: smiling, overfriendly, and always trying to sell something.
  • The Manager is a terrific featured acting role for a performer with good comedic timing. As the manager of Macy’s, he’s doing everything he can to make sure all the employees stay in line.
  • Jovie works as a store elf at Macy’s, but don’t be mistaken – she doesn’t quite exude the Christmas spirit. She’s kind of cynical, a bit tough around the edges, and now the target of Buddy’s complete adoration.
  • Santa’s Helper works as a Macy’s Employee and announces when each kid gets to visit with Santa.
  • Fake Santa is a poor replacement for the real Santa. He’s an employee of Macy’s who is a bit rough around the edges.
  • Policeman #1 and Policeman #2 are a friendly pair of cops who return Buddy to the Hobbs household.
  • Sarah is a staff member at Walter’s office.
  • Mr. Greenway is one of the crankiest businessmen around. He is the big boss.
  • Chadwick and Matthews are staff members at Walter’s office who are doing everything they can think of to save the day and make their boss happy.
  • Charlotte Dennon is a TV reporter with a big personality. She does her best to keep her professional persona in public and doesn’ t like being shown up.
  • Finale Soloists #1,#2,#3 and #4 are strong solo singers.
  • Darlene Lambert and Emma Van Brocklin are on the scene in Central Park and are convinced of Santa’s magic after Buddy reveals their past Christmas gifts.

ENSEMBLE

  • Includes: New Yorkers, Comforting New Yorker, Macy’s Employees, Macy’s Employee #1, Members of the Rockefeller Crowd, Office Staff, Business Woman, Flyer Guys, Teenager, Jogger, Carolers, Passerby, Children and Parents. These are all important roles for creating the distinct worlds of the North Pole and New York City.

Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

Director/Choreographer – Jason Hair-Wynn
Music Director – Shawn Gelzleichter

Audition Dates:
Sunday, July 21 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM and 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Monday, July 22 from 6:30PM to 9:30PM

Callbacks:
Tuesday, July 23 starting at 6:30PM (IF needed)

Please contact us if you have any questions about auditions.

Location:
Saugus American Legion, 44 Taylor Street, Saugus, MA

Production:
This will be the New England Premiere of Jonathan Christenson’s Nevermore. This unique and wildly theatrical musical combines haunting music and poetic storytelling to chronicle the fascinating life of iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe. A literary rock star of his day, Poe struggles with tragedy and addiction, poverty and loss, yet produces some of the world’s most original, visionary and enduring literature before dying in unexplained circumstances at the age of 40. At once gorgeous and grotesque, Nevermore explores the events that shape Poe’s character and career, blurring the line between fact and fiction–after all, as Poe himself writes, “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

This show has a Storybook-feel taking elements of Victorian melodrama, Brecht, and gothic drama.

For more details about the show and the production team, visit our show page.

Please prepare/bring the following:

  • Two contrasting power-ballad music pieces (2 minutes maximum per song).
  • One minute monologue, performance poetry piece or story. Please note that this material is specific storytelling, please select material with this in mind when auditioning.
  • Anyone auditioning for the role of Edgar Allan Poe, prepare a dramatic reading of  the first five stanzas of The Raven.  
  • A headshot – it does not need to be professional – a current printed photo is great.
  • You can pre-print the Audition Packet from here and bring it with you to the audition. 
  • Sign-up for an audition time using the Sign-Up Genius link.

Audition Requirements:
ALL ROLES ARE OPEN to performers of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, and gender identities. Seeking strong actors who sing and move well. Storytellers with vivid imagination and willingness to play. This is an ensemble piece; everyone is featured, and all but Poe play multiple roles. Comfort with verse is helpful, but not required.

The role of Poe is written for a male tenor voice.
Other roles are written for Baritenor, Baritone, Tenor, Soprano, and Alto voices.

Players may be doubled with an addition to a Greek chorus of players. Performers with unique abilities i.e. juggling, contortion etc. strongly encouraged.

PLEASE NOTE: Audition are by appointment and sign-ups are in 10 minute blocks. Please arrive in advance of your time slot in case we are running early.  Using the Sign-Up Genius link above, click on the time slot you are interested in and complete the requested information.

More information about the show can be found at http://nevermoreshow.com/

Performances dates:
Friday, October 18 at 8PM
Saturday, October 19 at 8PM
Sunday, October 20 at 2PM
Friday, October 25 at 8PM
Saturday, October 26at 8PM
Sunday, October 27 at 2PM

If you have questions about the auditions or would like to help out with the production, please contact us at TCSaugus@gmail.com or 781-816-7019.

Check back for updates regarding other productions in our 2019-2020 season.