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STOP PRESS - 'Snow White' AUDITION PACK:
A Spectacular, Comedy Pantomime for the Whole Family.
Snow White, Dame Nanny Nik-Nak, Muddles and the Seven Dwarfs along with a host of crazy pantomime characters will be waiting to take you on a rollercoaster ride of mayhem and madcap merriment in this post New Year treat!
In true Players tradition this fast moving comedy pantomime with toe-tapping music, stunning scenery and colourful costumes will entertain and enchant the whole family. Packed with special effects, hilarious slapstick comedy and plenty of audience participation, this pantomime cannot fail to be a winner!
‘Snow White’ is being performed by the award-winning Lowestoft Players who have an excellent reputation for being one of the finest Amateur theatre Groups in the Eastern Region. They have been staging their annual Pantomime in town since 1967.
‘SNOW WHITE’ AUDITION INFORMATION
Hi ….. Following hot on the heels of our latest Musical ‘SPAMALOT’, Pantomime AUDITIONS have been set for Sunday 2nd OCTOBER 2016.
‘Snow White’ along with ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is one of our top three box office titles. Our latest version of SNOW WHITE is loosely based on elements from our previous successful productions with a new revised script by Jimmy Atkin. It includes all the traditional panto ingredients …. A Pantomime Dame, Zany Comedy Characters, the Wicked Aunt Evilina, a traditional motherly Fairy, great music, amazing costumes, spectacular scenery and MUCH, MUCH MORE!
THE CREATIVE TEAM:
Directed by JIMMY ATKIN and STEPHEN WILSON
Assistant Direction by DEANNE DICKSON
Choreography by BETHANY FREEMAN
Children’s Choreography by BETHANY LEWIS
Rehearsal Musical Direction and Vocal Coach – REBECCA GEORGE-BROOM
Musical Direction for the Performance Run by MIKE WEST
Production Assistant CAROLINE WARREN
Stage Manager JAN TAKMAN
MARINA THEATRE - PERFORMANCE DATES:
Thursday 19th January Technical Run Thru
Friday 20th January Dress Rehearsal
Performance Dates Matinee Evening
Saturday 21st Jan 2017 1.00pm 5.30pm
Sunday 22nd Jan 1.00pm 5.30pm
Thursday 26th Jan ------------ 7.30pm
Friday 27th Jan ------------ 7.30pm
Saturday 28th Jan 2.30pm 7.30pm
Sunday 29th Jan 2.30pm ------------
A total of 9 performances in all. There will also be approximately two weeks break over Christmas, so that everyone can enjoy Christmas and New Year with their families.
SNOW WHITE will aim to maintain our 49 year old tradition of staging the best panto in town!!!
So the Creative Team is very much hoping that Members both old and new will audition for the Player’s latest pantomime extravaganza. As always the intention is to produce a company show that will tempt a cast of all ages. So don’t miss out!
The Snow White Cast includes:
9 Principal character roles along with a supporting Company of Singers, Dancers and Movers. We are looking for a company of Character Performers of varying ages and skills. The Seven Dwarfs will be played by Company members and there will be ample opportunities to develop other individual cameo performances. There is lots to do and some great musical numbers to perform.
IN FACT WE THINK WHATEVER YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN THIS YEARS PANTO, YOU’RE IN FOR A REALLY GOOD TIME!
We are looking for 2 teams of Juveniles for Muddles’s Gang and other roles. Children (boys and girls) should be no taller than 5 ft, have dynamic, confident personalities and above all charm. The ability to Sing and Move / or Dance is a must.
As in recent years we are also looking for 2 teams of young talented performers 13 / 14 or 15 year olds who will perform alongside both the Adult and Children’s Company. They must have dynamic and confident personalities. The ability to Sing and Move / or Dance is a must.
Additional Audition Information: The AUDITION SONG for COMPANY is ‘I GOTTA FEELIN’
However, if you are auditioning for any of the Principal Character Roles you are free to bring along any song of your choice that you feel shows off your singing voice and may also suit the specific character role you are auditioning for.
(This should be in the form of a backing track).
AUDITION RESULTS: TUESDAY 4th OCTOBER (LATE EVE)
A complete list of those included in the cast will posted on both the Players’ Website and on the Players Facebook page.
Please Note: that there will be no notification to those who have not been successful in their audition.
MEMBERSHIP and AUDITION SHOW LEVY
To Audition you must be or become a fully paid up member of The Lowestoft Players and pay the appropriate show levy.
Full Membership …. £30 (per year)….. Payable at the Audition
Students/Seniors/UB40’s…. £17.50 (per year)….. Payable at the Audition
Additional Show Levy…. £20 (per show) …. Payable at the first Rehearsal
Please note that ‘Christmas Spectacular’ cast members, who are also auditioning for panto will pay a reduced Show Levy
(Also where appropriate, monies will be returned to unsuccessful auditionees once the audition process is over)
To begin with rehearsals will be organised for Wed / Thurs evenings… Although in the early stages we will endeavour to organize rehearsals so that no one is required more than twice a week.
All rehearsals would normally start at 7.30pm prompt, finishing at 10pm.
Rehearsals may step up as the production progresses, with occasional Sunday afternoons nearer the performance dates.
FIRST REHEARSALS…. FULL COMPANY – Wednesday 5th October at 7.30pm / PRINCIPAL READ THRU’ – Thursday 6th October at 7.30pm
A list of Character roles is detailed below. We do hope that after reading them you will be encouraged to come along and get involved in this exciting production.
Alternatively if you know of anyone who is not a member and needs little persuasion to audition, why not pass this information in their direction.
Please note that the Players operate an OPEN AUDITION policy, inviting both established members and prospective new members to audition.
New members are always very welcome.
As well as performing roles, there are also many non-performing roles behind the scenes that are vital to the staging of all of our major productions.
WANTED…. ACTORS, SINGERS, DANCERS
(New Members Welcome)
SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2016
FOR PRINCIPALS, COMPANY and DWARF CHARACTERS
SINGERS / DANCERS / MOVERS / CHARACTER PERFORMERS
WORKSHOP AUDITION FOR ALL
Covers Dance / Movement and Singing
FOR ALL AUDITIONEES - PROMPT Registration 9.30am
AUDITION WORKSHOP (10am – 12.00pm)
(All auditionees must be 16 years or over).
PRINCIPAL CHARACTER ROLES
(approximately 12.30pm – 5.30pm)
Please note an appointment system will operate for this section.
If you are auditioning for more than 2 roles you may wish to book more than one 10min timed slot.
If you are auditioning for the Dame you may be directed towards a separate specific timed window slot.
AUDITION PIECES and AUDITION APPOINTMENTS:
Are available from CAROLINE WARREN on
07969 443784 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY 7th OCTOBER 2016
(CHILDREN and JUNIOR COMPANY)
We are looking for Confident Boys and Girls with
STRONG PERSONALITIES and the ability to SING / MOVE or DANCE
PROMPT Registration 5.30pm
WORKSHOP - 6.00pm – 7.30pm
For further AUDITION INFORMATION Contact:
CAROLINE WARREN on 07969 443784 or email@example.com
Principal Character Roles:
SNOW WHITE (Female – playing age 16)
A Princess and ‘picture of innocence’. This is a major Principal Girl role, around whom the whole story revolves. Snow White should be both beautiful and charming. She sees only the good in everyone. A good singing voice is essential and the ability to move or dance would also be useful.
There are opportunities to develop a more ‘gutsier’ character here.
FAIRY NUFF (Female – 40+)
Good, Helpful, Magical …. .A warm, traditional good fairy role, however this could be played in many ways and open to interpretation….. We also see her as a ‘mother figure’ to the orphaned Snow White, who lost both her mother and father when she was very young. She is guardian of the forest and of all that is good.
A good singing voice and the ability to put over a Song or two would be a real asset!
QUEEN EVILINA (Female – playing age 35+)
A Wicked Sorceress with a heart of stone… Selfish and Vane. Snow White’s Evil Aunt…. A real baddie who ouses both charm and venom with real relish. A bit of a dragon really! …. A great Character role!
A good singing voice and the ability to put over a Song would be a real asset!
MUDDLES (Male… any age)
Son to Nanny Nik Nak… Hired Help around the castle and extremely Silly. A lovable, comic character role that is a foil for both Snow White and Dame Nanny Nik-Nak. He must have the ability to work an audience, instantly developing their support and sympathy, especially when he learns that Snow White does not love him. Gets to work with the juvenile troup…. A good singing voice and the ability to put over a song is a must. A cheeky chappie!
NURSE NANNY NIK-NAK (the Pantomime Dame) (Male… playing age 40+)
Nanny to Snow White and Housekeeper to the castle. She is also Muddle’s mother. This is your traditional pantomime dame….. motherly, lovable, funny, the key member of the comedy line-up! Very much a man playing a woman and never letting the audience forget that! A great role for anybody who is up for a challenge, enjoys knock-about fun and has good comic timing. Some Singing!!!
(For anybody new to this type of role, there will be lots of direction and support throughout the rehearsal process !!!)
A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND WAY OVER THE TOP!!!
Come on Guys .... Give it a Go!
TRUMP, the Henchman (Male… playing age 30’s / 40’s)
Gormless right hand man to the Queen… starts out as a bit of a baddie, but has a change of heart on the way, turning to the good side! A great role for character interpretation!
PRINCE FLORIAN (Male… playing age 20’s)
‘The principal boy’…. Handsome, Dashing, Romantic, Virile, Gorgeous, Charismatic with a strong singing voice (don’t want much do we?). This is not a ‘wet’ role. Warm, charming Boy Band appeal!!!
VICTOR THE VALET (Male…. 20+ / could be any age)
Loyal Man Servant and Friend to the Prince…The Prince’s right-hand man!
THE MIRROR (Voice only)
Reflects only the Truth, Honesty…… This will be a pre-recorded film sequence, incorporating special visual effects and shown both as a video projection.
* Please note, all playing ages are just a guide
THE SEVEN DWARFS… All double as Company Members (Male and Female)
The seven of the dwarfs will be played by adult performers from within the pantomime company. We are looking for seven very different characterizations and voices. Each dwarf will have their own radio mike and perform all of the dialogue and songs live.
The dwarfs make two appearances at the end of Act One and several appearances in Act Two
Please note that all dwarfs will be required to perform on their knees and wear special costumes that give the illusion that they are very short people (similar to Lord Farquaad in ‘Shrek the musical’ and Lawrie’s Sultan role in last year’s ‘Dick Whittington’ panto).
Protective knee padding will be provided for both rehearsals and performances.
GUV: Leader of the Dwarves, Responsible, Sensible- Playing Age 40’s
CHUCKLE: Happy Soul - Playing Age 20’s to 30’s
GRISLEY: Bad Tempered, Irritable - Playing Age 40’s
WIMPY: Worrier, Uneasy - Playing Age 20’s to 30’s
CRAZY: Very Crazy - Playing Age 20’s to 30’s
SNOTTY: Always has a cold and a Hanky - Playing Age 20’s to 30’s
DIPPY: In his own little world, Lovable- Playing Age 20’s to 30’s
* Please note, all playing ages are just a guide
THE COMPANY (Male and Female)
Will play Towns Folk, Servants, Ghouls, Sprites, Guards, etc
Actors / Singers / Dancers and Movers of All Ages with strong stage presence.
On behalf of the Creative Team thanks for being patience and reading this far.
GOOD LUCK if you are auditioning and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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