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WCP/BHCT is committed to a policy of open auditions. Our success depends on the full participation of talented and committed people, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Neither experience nor membership is required to audition.

Unless otherwise indicated, auditions will be held in the WCP/BHCT Walker Building at 224 Commercial Street in Waterloo. Interested individuals need only attend one audition session.

Scripts will be available for a week-long perusal with a $10 deposit. Please stop by the WCP/BHCT Walker Building during normal business hours (Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm) to pick up a script.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Directed by Associate Artistic Director Alan Malone

Audition dates:

Sunday, July 21st at 2:30 pm

Tuesday, July 23rd at 6 pm

Production dates:

September 13 & 20 at 7 pm

September 14, 15 & 21 at 2 pm

School shows Wednesday, September 18th

This classic tale raises questions about the value of trust, who we should trust, and why. Jack's mother tells him to sell their family cow. But instead of selling the cow, he trades it to a stranger for five magic beans. When a beanstalk grows, Jack climbs it in hopes of making the best out of a bad situation for his family. Little does Jack know….. A giant lies above!

CHARACTERS

Jack

Jack's Mother

Old Peddler Man (can be an adult)

Otis (Jack's best friend)

Princess

The Giant (can be an adult)

Hilda (The Giant's Housekeeper)

The Magic Harp

Milky White

Max, Alex, Rueben, Finnley , Gina, Jen, Geneva, Genavive, Jill and Jennifer (friends of Jack and Otis)

Imelda, Madonna, Freeda, Maya (younger kids in the town)

 

WCP's Holiday Show -

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Director: Associate Artistic Director Alan Malone

Musical Director: Rosemary Gast

Choreographer: Carrie Peiffer

 

Audition dates:

Saturday, August 10th at 2 pm

Monday, August 12th at 6 pm

Rehearsals will begin in September

Production dates:

November 22, 23, December 5 & 6 at 7 pm

November 24, 30, December 1, 7 & 8 at 2 pm

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Vocal Auditions Requirements
• Prepare 32 measures of a song in similar style to the show (Not from Beauty and the Beast)
• Choose a song that best shows your range and personality.
• You may use an accompaniment track loaded to your phone for your audition. A Bluetooth speaker will be available.
• An accompanist will be provided at the audition. You must bring your sheet music in the proper key and your cuts clearly marked for the accompanist.
• Please no ‘a cappella’ singing.
• If you would like help with finding a track or sheet music for your song selection please contact our music director, Rosemary Gast at rosemarygast@gmail.com. Do not hesitate to reach out
as we would like you to have a successful audition.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Belle: A young woman with an independent spirit and a love of reading who exudes natural beauty

Gender: female

Age: 17 to 25

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: E3

 

Beast: The cursed Prince and master of the castle

Gender: male

Age: 20 to 40

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Maurice: Belle’s slightly addled genius inventor father

Gender: male

Age: 50 to 65

Vocal range top: Db4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

 

Gaston: A rude, narcissistic hunter who assumes the world belongs to him

Gender: male

Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Lefou: Gaston’s fawning friend, not too bright.

Gender: male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: B2

 

Les Filles De La Ville (3): A group of Gaston’s fanatical female followers who energetically pursue him in the hopes of winning

Gender: female

 

Lumiere: A charming French valet who fancies himself a ladies man; becomes a candelabra

Gender: male

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: F#2

 

Cogsworth: An officious, excitable, English major-domo; becomes a mantle clock

Gender: male

Age: 30 to 55

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Mrs. Potts: A sweet, kind-hearted head of the kitchen staff and mother to Chip; becomes a teapot

Gender: female

Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

 

Chip: Mrs. Potts’s hopeful young son; becomes a teacup

Gender: male

Age: 8 to 12

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Madame De La Grande Bouche: A grand, larger-than-life opera singer; becomes a wardrobe

Gender: female

Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: C#4

 

Babette: A flirtatious maid; becomes a feather duster.

Gender: female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: C4

 

Monsieur D'arque: Proprietor of the local insane asylum

Gender: male

Age: 35 to 55

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D3

 

Old Beggar Woman: An enchantress in disguise

Villagers: Includes Shepherd, Marie, Tavern Master, Laundry Lady, Baker, Milkmaid, Flower Seller, Sausage Curl Lady, Candle Maker, Hat Seller, Bookseller, Cronies

Castle Staff: Becomes various objects, including a Gargoyle, Flatware, and Napkins

Narrator: Begins the tale of the young Prince who became a beast

Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

In collaboration with 

Cedar Falls Community Theatre

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony

Waterloo Community Playhouse

announce auditions for their upcoming community collaboration

THE MUSIC MAN

Directed by Anita Ross

Assistant Directed by Greg Holt

Symphony Directed by Jordan Bancroft

Choreographed by Mandy Masmar

Music Direction by Mason Sealock

Stage Managed by Chris Hale

 

    AUDITION DATES    

Sunday, August 11, 2024 at 4:30

Tuesday, August 13, 2024  at 6:00

PERFORMANCE DATES

Friday, October 25, 2024 at 7:00

Saturday, October 26, 2024 at 2:00

     *Callbacks will be Thursday, August 15 at 6:00

Sunday, October 27, 2024 at 2:00

    (All performances will be at GBPAC)

 

AUDITION VENUE

Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

(Please enter through doors on west side of GBPAC off Ohio Street)

 

SYNOPSIS

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. 

 

AUDITIONS FORMAT

Initial auditions will consist of three parts: a vocal (musical) audition, a dance/movement audition, and acting audition with selections chosen from the script

For the vocal audition: Please prepare 16- 32 bars of an age appropriate song from the Broadway musical repertoire. Your song can be from a Disney musical. We prefer if you have a piano track for your song; if a track is unavailable, please bring sheet music for our accompanist to play. Please, no acapella singing. We will have some well-known pieces available if you don’t have anything available.

For the dance/movement audition:Please come prepared to dance and move, making sure you are wearing clothing and shoes comfortable and suitable for a full range of motion and movement styles. 

For the acting audition: we will perform scenes from the script.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Harold Hill (Adult) Our story’s unsuspecting protagonist. A con man, traveling under the auspices of a salesman, he eventually falls in love with Marian Paroo. Charismatic and charming. Vocal range top: F4/Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Marian Paroo (Adult) The town librarian and music teacher. She is an attractive young lady who eventually falls for Harold Hill. She is stern but knows what she wants. Curious. Vocal range top: A5/Vocal range bottom: G3

Mrs. Paroo  (Adult) Cheerful and always wanting the best for everyone. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop. Vocal range top: Eb5/Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Winthrop Paroo (Youth- 10-13) Marian’s baby brother, he is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. Embraces Harold Hill and the marching band. Vocal top range: Eb5/Vocal range bottom: C4

Marcellus Washburn  (Adult) Harold’s chummy old friend and former con man, who now lives in River City and is trying to settle down. Ethel Toffelmeir is his girlfriend. Vocal range top: A4/Vocal range bottom: G2

Mayor Shinn  (Adult) A blustery mayor of River City  who is all too “self-important.” Begrudgingly married to Eulalie, he is skeptical of the town rumor mill.

Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn   (Adult) Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself. Vocal range top: D5/Vocal range bottom: D4

Zaneeta Shinn ( Youth, 15-18)  The Mayor’s fresh-faced daughter who is in love with Tommy. Sweet and outgoing. Appears to be daffy at times.

Charlie Cowell  (Adult) A traveling salesman who is on to Harold Hill’s schemes. Tirelessly attempts to prove to everyone the true con man behind Harold Hill.

Tommy Djilas( Youth, 15-18) An attractive, young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta.

Amaryllis (Youth, 10-13) A slightly bratty piano student of Marian Paroo. Vocal top range: E5/Vocal range bottom: C4

 The Barbershop Quartet: (we are willing to cast an existing quartet)

Ewart Dunlop  (Adult) A member of the quartet formed by Harold Hill with a tenor voice. Ewart is married to Maude Dunlop. Vocal range top: F5/Vocal range bottom: F3

Oliver Hix  (Adult) A baritone in the quartet formed by Hill. Oliver is married to Alma Hix. Vocal range top: F4/Vocal range bottom: B2

Jacey Squires  (Adult)  The highest tenor in the quartet. Married to Mrs. Squires. Vocal range top: C5/Vocal range bottom: C3

Olin Britt   (Adult) A citizen of River City and the bass of the quartet formed by Harold Hill. Vocal range top: C4/Vocal range bottom: F2

River City Ladies:

Alma Hix:  (Adult) Sings “Pick-a-Little” and married to Oliver Hix.

Maud Donlop:  (Adult) Sings “Pick-a-Little” and married to Ewart Dunlop.

Ethel Toffelmier:  (Adult) Sings “Pick-a-Little” and Marcellus Washburn’s girlfriend.

Mrs. Squires:  (Adult)  Sings “Pick-a-Little” and married to Jacey Squires.

Ensemble: (Adults and Youth 9+)Includes: Constable Locke, Newspaper Readers, River City Townspeople, Traveling Salesmen.

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Auditions will be held in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the UNI campus. Interested individuals need only attend one audition session. Neither experience nor membership is required to audition; performers ages 8 and up are welcome to audition. Experienced or first-time performers who enjoy singing, dancing, and acting are invited to audition. All roles are open and available. We are committed to a policy of open auditions. Our success depends on the full participation of interested and dedicated people, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

 

Scripts will be available for a week-long perusal with a $10 deposit. Please contact Anita Ross at anita.ross@wcpbhct.org for a script or more information.

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