October 27-28th

Auditions: September 4th

Open to ages 10-14

Additional details below.

December 8-16th

Auditions: October 29th

Open to ages 6-16

Additional details below.


 

The Music Man JR.

October 27-28th at 10am

Music, Lyrics, and Book by Meredith Wilson
Directed by Katie Juster

Auditions: Tuesday, September 4th from 4:00-5:30
Rehearses: September 11th-October 26th

Open to ages 10-14. There is a production fee of $150 to participate in Teen Jr Productions. Scholarships are available on a need-based basis.

Based on Meredith Willson’s six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man JR. features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance.  The Music Man JR. is family entertainment at its best – a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter!
Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure?  The story 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 he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.

We ask that your students prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song and a short poem or monologue to recite (something that shows character). You will need to bring sheet music. Contact Seraphina with any music related questions.

It is also very helpful to bring a headshot and resume with you to the audition (It’s okay if there aren’t that many things on the resume!)  The resume should have your student’s name, contact information, and shows they have been in with the roles they have played.

The audition location is at The Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH) unless otherwise noted.  The auditions are by appointment and last 5 minutes.  Your students will audition in front of the Director, Assistant Director, and Stage Manager.  We try to keep the auditions relaxed and as stress free as possible!

Please make sure to bring any conflicts you may have within the rehearsal period.

If you have any other questions, please contact our PAPA Production Manager, Kristen, at kristen@seacoastrep.org.

CASTING

Harold Hill – 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.
Marian Paroo – The town librarian and music teacher. She is an attractive young lady who eventually falls for Harold Hill. Stuck up. Curious.
Charlie Cowell – A traveling salesmen who is on to Harold Hill’s schemes. Tirelessy attempts to prove to everyone the true con man behind Harold Hill.
Mayor Shinn – A blustery politician who is all too “self-important.” Begrudgingly married to Eulalie, he is skeptical of the town rumor mill.
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn – Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife. A serial gossiper and snob, she has trouble keeping her opinions to herself.
Marcellus Washburn – Harold’s chummy old friend and former con man, he now lives in River City and is trying to settle down.
Ethel Toffelmier – A comical “Pick-a-Little Lady,” and Marcellus Washburn’s girlfriend.
Mrs. Paroo – Cheerful and always plotting. An Irish widow and mother to Marian and Winthrop.
Winthrop Paroo – Marian’s baby brother, he is very shy because of a noticeable lisp. Embraces Harold Hill and the marching band.
Amaryllis – A slightly bratty piano student of Marion Paroo.
Ewart Dunlop – A member of the quartet formed by Harold Hill with a tenor voice. Ewart is married to Maude Dunlop.
Oliver Hix – A baritone in the quartet formed by Hill. Oliver is married to Alma Hix.
Jacey Squires – The highest tenor in the quartet. Married to Mrs. Squires.
Olin Britt – A citizen of River City and the bass of the quartet formed by Harold Hill.
Tommy Djilas – An attractive, young man from the wrong side of town. He is secretly courting Zaneeta.
Zaneeta Shinn – The Mayor’s fresh-faced daughter who is in love with Tommy. Sweet and outgoing. Appears to be daffy at times.
Gracie Shinn – Zaneeta’s little sister.
Alma Hix – A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Oliver Hix.
Maud Dunlop – A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Ewart Dunlop.
Mrs. Squires – A “Pick-a-Little Lady” married to Jacey Squires.
Constable Locke – A quietly wise man who sees through Harold, but doesn’t seem to mind.
Ensemble – Newspaper Readers, River City Townspeople, Traveling Salesmen


 

Saving Santa

December 8-16th

Written and Directed by Miles Burns

Auditions: Monday, October 29th from 4:00-5:30
Rehearsals Begin: Tuesday, November 6th
Rehearses: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6pm, and Saturdays from 10am-12pm

Open to ages 6-16. There is a $125 production fee to participate in Youth Workshop Productions. Scholarships are available on a need-based basis.

Do you hear that? The jingle jangle of Santa’s Christmas Bells? You don’t, do you? That’s because Santa Claus is missing! He never made it back to North Pole after his Christmas ride… the elves don’t know what to do! Well, they do know one thing they have to do: save Santa Claus and bring him “ho-ho-home!”

 

Rehearsals generally take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6pm, and Saturdays from 10am-12pm.  During Tech Week (the week before the show) rehearsals will be every day from 3:30-6pm. There is a Brush Up Rehearsal scheduled from 4-6pm the Friday between show weekends.

We ask that your students prepare part of a song to sing acapella (no music) and a short poem or monologue to recite (something that shows character).

It is also very helpful to bring a headshot and resume with you to the audition (It’s okay if there aren’t that many things on the resume!)  The resume should have your student’s name, contact information, and shows they have been in with the roles they have played.

The audition location is at The Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH) unless otherwise noted. The auditions are by appointment and last 5 minutes.  Your students will audition in front of the Director, Assistant Director, and Stage Manager.  We try to keep the auditions relaxed and as stress free as possible!

Please make sure to bring any conflicts you may have within the rehearsal period.

If you have any other questions, please contact our PAPA Production Manager, Kristen, at kristen@seacoastrep.org.

CASTING
NORTH POLE INHABITANTS
Santa Clause – Forgetful and lovable.
Mrs. Clause – Though frustrated by her husband’s forgetfulness, she really loves him.
Crosby The Snowman – A singing, sauntering snowman.
The Little Drummer Boy
ELVES
Christmas Spirit – Snobby, a know-it-all, but very festive.
Suzy Bumpy – She has a little but of attitude but a whole lot of heart.
Giggly Foot – Head Elf and Santa’s right hand man.
Wiggly Toe – Apprentice to Giggly Foot.
Sprinkle Magurdy – The Elf Workshop Foreman, no nonsense manager of Santa’s Elves.
Zippery Shimsham – Reindeer Hospitality Specialist.
Flopsy –  A clumsy Elf.
Hoppy – A peppy, exuberant Elf.
Kixie Dust –  She loves her coffee.
SANTA’S REINDEER
Bob the Reindeer – One of Santa’s Substitute Reindeer, flying in Cupid’s place. Santa’s only hope, with a troubled past.
Dasher – He is thinking of retirement.
Dancer – Always making up new dances.
Prancer- Delicate and dainty, particular about his prancing.
Vixen – A sly reindeer.
Comet – Always amped up and jazzed.
Cupid – On a date.
Donder – A jokester.
Blitzen – Fun loving, but short tempered.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Dasher’ forgotten and ridiculed son.
GOOD KIDS
Paulie-Anne Smucker – She runs her town’s animal shelter and volunteers for election season.
Beth Whitley – She helps the homeless in her spare time as well as doing over two hundred hours a week of various community service activities.
Mazie Jane – A shy but intelligent girl, good kid. She is saving up her allowance to buy as many apples as she can so she can distribute them to the homeless community.
Bobby Smith – He shovels every driveway in his neighborhood and refuses to accept any money for it. He’s never lied- never cheated and never said an unkind word to anybody.
NAUGHTY KIDS
Richie Stonebottom the Third – Terribly awful, spoiled snob, from the U.K. He hates Santa Claus more than anyone.
Misty Decker – She is very spoiled, and has a lisp.
Kiki Moss – She was expelled from school for being really bad.
Chandra Deluxe – Obsessed with technology and botox, from L.A.
Diane Ditcherson – Nasty and mean, from Alabama. She set a record for cow tipping in her county and spent time in a juvenile delinquency center.
OTHER
Hillary Clinton – President of the United States. All she wants is her Nook Five-Thousand.
Bill Clinton – The coolest dude around.
Camera Man
Cue Card Girl
Richie Stonebottom the Second
Grandma
Sad Girls On Christmas