PAPA Auditions

October 4-7th

Auditions: July 1st

Open to ages 13-18

Additional details below.

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.


 

Avenue Q (School Edition)

October 4-7th

Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Directed by the Mad Men of Oopsy Daisy, Inc.

When: Sunday, July 1st from 4:00-8:00
Where: RepNorth Studios, 1 Raynes Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Callbacks: Monday, July 9th from 6:00-10:00
Music and Puppet Training: July 30, 31, August 1, 7, 8, 9
Rehearsals Resume: August 26th

Open to ages 13-18. There is a $300 production fee to participate in Teen Mainstage Productions. Need-based scholarships are available.

Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q School Edition is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere.

 

AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT: Prepare one 16-32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show and a one minute comedic monologue. Singing from the show is acceptable. Charted music is preferred. Not everyone will be asked to present a monologue. Please fill out the Audition Google Form below to schedule an appointment.  Please bring a headshot, resume, and a completed audition form to your audition appointment and arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time.

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: For actors unable to attend the auditions. Submit a video of one 16-32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show and a one minute comedic monologue. Singing from the show is acceptable. Please send in your headshot, resume, and links to YouTube videos of your video submissions via the Video Submission Google Form below. Due no later than July 1st, 2018.

Additional questions can be directed to auditions@seacoastrep.org.

 

CASTING

PRINCETON- A fresh-faced kid just out of college and the protagonist. Puppet.
KATE MONSTER- A Kindergarten teaching assistant, who is a bit older than Princeton. Puppet.
NICKY- A slacker who lives with Rod. Puppet.
ROD- An investment banker who is Republican and a closeted homosexual. Puppet.
TREKKIE MONSTER- A reclusive creature obsessed with the Internet and all it has to offer. Puppet.
LUCY- A vixenish vamp with a dangerous edge. Puppet.
THE BAD IDEA BEARS- Two snuggly, cute teddy-bear types. Puppets.
MRS. BUTZ- Crabby and ancient. Kate’s boss. Puppet.
BRIAN- A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve.
CHRISTMAS EVE- A therapist who recently moved to Avenue Q from Japan.
GARY COLEMAN- Yes, that Gary Coleman. Lives on the Avenue and is superintendent of the apartment buildings.
ENSEMBLE- Avenue Q Residents; Moving Boxes


 

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.


 

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.