Auditions for summer stock and conservatory for Grandstreet Summer Theatre

Auditions

We are seeking a company of actor/teachers for our two summer shows and summer camps.

Auditions:

January 25th – Grandstreet Theatre Studio 1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

February 21, 22, 23 – Midwest Theatre Auditions – Webster University, St. Louis, MO

Or

submit an online audition by February 15th.  Include a link to your audition in an email to:
[email protected]

audition form

Please be prepared with the following audition matierials:

Show #1 -Freaky Friday

(rehearsals begin June 20, performances July 9-July 25, 2020)

Audition Materials

Please prepare a pop/rock song and a contemporary musical theatre song. They should each be around 32 bars in length and should show singing range. Please also prepare a contemporary monologue less than one and a half minutes in length.

For those submitting electronically please include a short dance combo. All others be prepared to dance at the audition.

Production Description

Casting Freaky Friday, a new musical comedy based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films. When an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right. Masquerading as each other, they must work together to solve the mystery of how to break the spell. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter in this heartfelt and hilarious adaptation. Based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter – the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, Friday Night Lights and Parenthood – and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey – the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal.

Characters

Katherine  Blake (35+)

A single mother who runs her own catering business; over-protective and type A, Katherine believes she can have it all by doing it all: event planning, designing, and catering her own perfect wedding; must also portray Ellie in Katherine’s body; strong belter.

Ellie Blake (14-21 to play 16)

The hero of the story, and a rumpled, disorganized “every girl.” Ellie is smart, funny, and passionate about her school’s underground scavenger hunt, but sees herself as a “Whats-her-name,” easily forgotten — unlike her “perfect” mom. Must also portray Katherine in Ellie’s body; strong belter; principal role.

Fletcher Blake (8-12, male)
Katherine’s eccentric son and Ellie’s younger brother. He is a budding puppeteer who habitually annoys his sister (but secretly looks up to her.); strong singer; principal role.

Mike (30+)

Katherine’s fiancé and a contractor by trade. A warm, reliable, easy going guy, he adores Katherine and her kids; bari-tenor; principal.

Adam (15 21 to play 16, male)

Love interest for Ellie. Slouchy and scruffy, he is a paragon of adorable cool. Acts as the “List Master” of the school’s annual underground scavenger hunt; tenor; principal.

Torrey (21-35, female)

Katherine’s assistant, a high-strung perfectionist; comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style; supporting.

Savannah (14-19, female)

teen, the villain, brilliant, aggressive, a winner. Dancing a plus; comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style; supporting.

Hannah (14-19, female)

teen, Ellie’s best friend, intense, emotional, lacks confidence; comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style, supporting.

Gretchen (14-19, female)

teen, Ellie’s best friend, hacker-geek, self-described nerd; comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style; supporting.

Wells (14-19, male)

teen, Ellie’s friend; dorky but not meek, best friends with Parker. Dancer; comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style; featured.

Parker (14-19, male)

teen, Ellie’s friend, completely average, best friends with Wells; comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style; featured.

Featured adults (21+)

four-six strong singers to cover 13 diverse featured roles including #1 Pastor Bruno/Dr. Ehrin/Officer Kowalski;#2 Ms. Meyers/Journalist/Officer Sitz; #3 Grandma Helene/Mrs. Luckenbill/Mrs. Time; and #4 Grandpa George/Mr. Blumen/Señor O’Brien.

Teen ensemble (all genders 13-19)

singers/dancers/movers to play select catering staff, Savannah’s minions, high school students, vendors, wedding guests.

Show #2 -The Sound of Music

(rehearsals begin July 11, performances August 1-August 16th)
Seeking non-equity actors for all roles in The Sound of Music.  Synopsis: The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain Von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision.
Audition Materials

Please submit 16-32 measures of a musical theatre song written before 1968. Include a headshot and resume in your audition submission.

CHARACTERS
Maria Rainer – a Postulant at Nonnberg Abbey
The Mother Abbess
Sister Berthe – Mistress of Novices
Sister Margaretta – Mistress of Postulants
Sister Sophia
Captain Georg von Trapp
Franz – the butler
Frau Schmidt – the housekeeper
Liesl von Trapp – age 16
Friedrich von Trapp – age 14
Louisa von Trapp – age 13
Kurt von Trapp – age 10
Brigitta von Trapp – age 9
Marta von Trapp – age 7
Gretl von Trapp – the youngest
Rolf Gruber – age 17
Elsa Schraeder
Ursula
Max Detweiler
Herr Zeller
Baron Elberfeld
A New Postulant
Admiral von Schreiber
Neighbors of Captain von Trapp, nuns, novices, postulants, and contestants at the Festival Concert

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