Ohio – AUDITIONS FOR “WISHES…JUST A DREAM AWAY” – Canton Players Guild Theatre

04/03/2012

Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: Canton, OH / NE Ohio

AUDITIONS
“WISHES…JUST A DREAM AWAY”
Canton Players Guild Theatre

“Wishes…Just A Dream Away” is an adventure that follows a young boy, who unexpectedly takes the trip of a lifetime. During this wild ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. “Wishes…Just A Dream Away” is a musical event that spans over seven decades of classic songs, from a variety of great family shows, including Shrek, The Addams Family, The Little Mermaid, Suessical, Beauty and The Beast, The Muppets, The Newsies, Tarzan, Mary Poppins, and many more. “Wishes…Just A Dream Away” will beckon you to sing along and join in the adventure. Expect to be amazed by the spectacular visual effects, and touched by the nostalgic and heart-warming message. “Wishes…Just A Dream Away” may just be the fulfillment of all your childhood wishes and much more. Brought to life with an energetic 20 person cast, full of explosive dancing and spectacular singing as they take to the stage in this all-new musical adventure.

Performances:
June 1st – June 24th (4 weekends)
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 2:30pm

Rehearsals begin the week of April 22nd (6 week rehearsal period)

Audition info:
Sunday., April 15th – 7:00, 8:00 or 9:00pm
Monday, April 16th – 7:00, 8:00 or 9:00pm

Callbacks: Tuesday, April. 17th 7:00 – 10:00pm

Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song that best shows off your range & abilities. Please bring music in the correct key. Accompanist will be provided.

To schedule your audition time -or- for more information, please call the Players Guild at 330-453-7619 –or- 330-453-7617. Walk ins are permitted and will be accommodated for the first available time slot.

* ALL ROLES AVAILABLE!!
* Please bring resume and current headshot.
* Those 7 & older are encouraged to audition!

IMPORTANT: ALL conflicts MUST be written on your audition application.
***NO*** tech week or performance conflicts permitted.

Cast: Approx. 20 (14 Adults / 4-6 Children)

Roles Available:
Boy – Age: 8-12. Title character, who is the leading man in WISHES, and onstage almost the entire show. This role calls for a strong singer / actor / dancer. In the show, the boy is unexpectedly taken on a magical journey to a world he has never dreamed of. Role of boy has numerous solo songs, duets and more. Boy should be very energetic, outgoing, and not scared to fly!

Pirate Captain – A legendary Pirate Captain who is the first character the boy is introduced to on his journey. Age: 20’s-30’s, manly and genuine, with a strong physical presence. His emotional strength creates a yearning for the boy to explore this new world. Needs to be a good mover, energetic and outgoing. Solo songs for the Pirate Captain include “Seize the Day” & “Strangers like Me”. Also sings parts in “Go The Distance” and “Rainbow Connection”.

Princess – Age: late teens – 20’s. A vibrant, intelligent beauty with an ethereal quality. During the show, she teaches the boy that change comes from within. Role should be played very honest & nurturing to the boy. Solo songs for the princess include “A Change In Me” and duet “Somewhere Out There” with the boy. Also sings parts in “Go The Distance” and “Rainbow Connection”.

Gospel Vocalist – Age: 20’s-60’s, Very Gospel / Jazz feel vocally. A clever and eccentric character, that is full of wisdom. Character is almost magical in the presence they bring on stage. Very motherly/protective to the boy, especially near the end of the show. Solo songs for the gospel vocalist include “Consider Yourself” and “Dig a Little Deeper”. Also in “Go The Distance” and “Rainbow Connection”.

Female Villain – Age: 20’s-40’s. Possesses great magic – So much so, that people occasionally go to her for help, in which she always schemes to gain personally from it. She becomes jealous of the magic that is guiding the boy on his journey, and attempts to stop the boy from continuing on. Solo song for the villain includes “Poor Unfortunate Souls”. She also sings in “Rainbow Connection”.

Female Featured Soloist (Mermaid) – Soloist song will be “Part of your World”. Role will be ensemble the remainder of the show.

Male Featured Soloist – Soloist songs will include ”The Moon and Me”, “Under the Sea” and “Bein’ Green”. Role will be ensemble the remainder of the show.

8 Adult Ensemble roles –
Singing / dancing roles that will be playing a variety of characters in several songs. “WISHES” will have 10-12 ensemble numbers, so the ensemble will be utilized heavily to move the story along. Ensemble should move well, be very energetic and out- going. Several featured vocal parts and choreography will be handed out to ensemble.

3-5 Child Ensemble roles -
Singing/dancing roles, where each child will play a variety of characters in the show. Children should move well, be very energetic and out- going.

For more information –or- to schedule your audition time by calling the Players Guild at 330-453-7619 –or- 330-453-7617.

www.playersguildtheatre.com

Casting Location: Canton, OH / NE Ohio
Contact email: mlphotography@aol.com

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