Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre
Saturday, March 8th from 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday, March 9th from 12 pm - 4 pm
CCBC Essex, Arts & Humanities Hall
NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY
ALL ROLES OPEN
Separate Auditions will be held on:
Monday, March 10th from 6:00pm - 9pm
Tuesday, March 11th from 6:00pm - 9pm
CCBC Essex, Administration Building, Lecture Hall
ROYAL COURT JESTERS YOUNG PEOPLE'S THEATRE
All roles open to performers aged 3 - 17
No appointments necessary
Liz Boyer Hunnicutt
July 11 - 20
Please note: this is primarily an adult production with children cast only in age appropriate roles. The ages for all roles listed are approximate just to give you the idea we are looking for.
Flying roles: (Must not be afraid of heights.)
Wendy, John, Michael, Liza, Peter Pan.
Mr. Darling/Hook - (Singing, move well) very good character actor with comic timing and good facial expressions. Age 30 or older.
Mrs. Darling – (Minor singing) character actress, tender, sweet. Age 30 or older.
Wendy – (Singing, dancing) sweet, motherly character. Age 13 to 16.
John – (Singing, move well) very intelligent and mature. Age 12 to 16.
Michael – (Singing, move well) lots of energy, good young character actor. Age 7 to 9.
Nana/Alligator – actor or actress. Need to be agile. Nana is played on hands and knees and the Alligator played lying on stomach on rolling wheels.
Liza – (Dancing) – Maid in the Darling household and dances the Neverland Waltz. Age 20 or older.
Peter Pan – (Singing, dancing) Fearless, cocky attitude. Can be selfish and arrogant. Traditionally played by an adult female but would not rule out a young adult male if it is the strongest audition.
Lost Boys - (Singers, good movers) Adventurous, lots of energy, enjoy their freedom but still desire a mother. Good, younger character actors. Can be played by males or females. If female is cast, the role will be played as a boy. Ages 8 to 15.
Slightly – the most conceited.
Tootles – the most humble and clumsy.
Curly – the most troublesome. Curly hair a plus.
Nibs – happy, joyful, the bravest.
1st Twin – tough.
2nd Twin – tough but sometimes loses confidence.
Lost Boys Ensemble – (Singers and move well.) Ages 7 to 15.
Smee – (Singer, move well) strong comic character. Slapstick comedy. Good body control and need to be able to fall. Age 20 or older.
Pirates – (Singers, move well) Adult roles. Looking for comedic characters. Ages 20 and older.
Starkey – the gentleman pirate, has good manners, 2nd in command.
Cecco – very handsome pirate.
Noodler – not very smart. Reacts without thinking.
Mullins – older pirate. Father figure to Jukes.
Jukes – younger pirate. Covered with tattoos.
Pirate ensemble – (Singers, move well)
Tiger Lily (Singer, strong dancer) very little dialogue. An Indian Princess. Age 20 or older.
Indians (Singers and strong dancers) Adult roles. Ages 16 and older.
Elle Woods - The quintessential Valley Girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more to offer than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality. A true triple threat with a soprano belt.
Emmet Forrest - A smart and sensitive law student who takes Elle under his wing. A strong singer and actor with good comic timing. Tenor
Paulette Buonofuonte - Owner of Hair Affair, a local salon, who is friends with Elle and longs to find a man for herself. Brash and funny, Boston accent a plus, a strong singer with a soprano belt.
Professor Callahan - A pompous and manipulative law professor at Harvard. A shark in the courtroom who will win at any cost. Baritone
Warner Huntington III - Attractive, but pompous. Charm and charisma. Breaks Elle’s heart. Will do whatever it takes to achieve his dream of becoming a senator. Tenor
Vivienne Kensington - Overachieving, smart and savvy law student. Intellectually driven, yet feels threatened by Elle’s presence at Harvard. Soprano belt
Kyle B. O’Boyle - Attractive, physically fit, UPS delivery man. Paulette’s dream man. Will double with another role.
Brooke Wyndham - An exercise video star and former sorority girl. Needs a high level of aerobic stamina while singing. Being physically fit is a must for this role to properly be able to sing and jump rope.
Margo, Serena, Pilar - Elle’s sorority sisters. Margot, Serena, and Pilar are Elle’s entourage who follow her through the story acting as a Greek chorus. Strong singers and dancers with good comic timing and youthful energy.
Ensemble will fill the various featured and cameos parts throughout the show. Of which there are many.
The Odd Couple
Felix Unger – 40-50- highly neurotic; compulsive; OCD; recently separated from his wife; friends are afraid he will try to hurt himself; hypochondriac; unsure about dating again – still thinks he will be reunited with his wife and family.
Oscar Madison – 40-50- has been divorced for a while; big sports fan who loves his cigars and apartment as messy as he wants it to be; tries to help his friend Felix by asking him to move in but soon regrets it; can not live with Felix’s OCD and mannerisms; wants to date sisters that live in his apartment building.
Murray – 40-50 – police officer who is willing to overlook the illegal poker game he and his friends gather for at Oscar’s apartment; meticulous in his dealing of the cards (makes sure they are shuffled well, dealing out only the right amount of cards); worried about Felix but also wants to play cards.
Vinnie- 40-50 – mousy, worrier; concerned about Felix but also is leaving for vacation; seems to be on a tight string by his wife; loves Felix’s cooking.
Speed – 40-50- loves his poker games but always angry over not winning and when the game is delayed; smoker; gambler type.
Roy – 40-50 – also loves his poker games; seems very close and led by Speed’s actions; complains a lot, especially about the heat; the “problem solver” of the group.
Gwendolyn – 25-40 – seems to be the older and the leader of the Pigeon sisters; loves life; laugher; caring person; widow; must have a convincing British accent.
Cecily – 25-40 – very much a carbon copy of her sister but more reserved and practical; divorcee; must also have a convincing British accent.
The Tale of the Allergist's Wife
NOTE: The characters in this play are real, but heightened. Marjorie, Ira and Frieda: Their NYC accents are heightened; their situation is heightened; who they are is heightened. Think of them this way: they are ALMOST stereotypes but they are NOT caricatures.
MARJORIE TAUB: 50's; a NYC Allergist's Wife; attractive and stylish (but not at the beginning of the play!); speaks with a NY accent but with a somewhat affected theatricality. Her depressions, rage, frustration, joy are epic. She is searching desperately for something.
IRA TAUB: 50's, highly energetic, retired but still very much in the "allergist" business; Marjorie's husband, and he adores her.
FRIEDA: "80's", Marjorie's 'old country' (but not really) mother, lives down the hall from Marjorie; she is tough as cowhide; adores her son-in-law; is sharp, suspicious and never gives Marjorie a break.
LEE GREEN: 50's, beautifully groomed, self assured, comfortable with her own sensuality; she is a woman who has lived magnificently and is practically Forrest Gump-ish in the way she's inserted herself into historic moments ... or is she?
MOHAMMED: 20's; doorman at the apartment building where Marjorie lives; from Iraq.
Annie, Jr. (open to performers aged 3 to 17)
ANNIE Annie is a complex little girl. She is a tough, streetwise urchin who is nevertheless vulnerable when she thinks she might lose what has become most important to her: a newfound “family” who loves her. The actor who plays Annie must be strong vocally and musically. She must be capable of vocal projection without strain. Although she is at times aggressive or crafty, the audience should never doubt Annie is a friendly and caring child; she will go to any extent to gain the love of a family to which she can belong.
Female, 7-12 yrs old Range: A3 - E5
FEATURED ENSEMBLE In addition to the large chorus (Servants, Orphans, Tourists, etc.), there are many featured ensemble roles in this show. Featured characters include: Molly, July, Kate, Duffy, Pepper, Tessie, Louis Howe, Bundles, Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh and many others.
GRACE FARRELL Grace has the ability to always remain mature, calm, put together. She is classy and businesslike when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie. The student playing Grace can set herself apart simply by the way she walks. The student playing Grace must be able to negotiate the challenging intervals in the score.
Female, 13 – 18 yrs. old Range: A3 - D5
MISS HANNIGAN This woman is definitely a "has-been." Her distaste for her job and the children should be very obvious. The student who plays her must have an excellent sense of comedic timing. The acrid delivery of her lines and the torch-like rendition of her songs must distinguish her from the other characters in the show.
Female, 14 – 18 yrs. old Range: G3 - D5
ROOSTER and LILY These two are a real team, as the characters play off each other constantly. Rooster is flashy and self-assured. Lily is an airhead and always distracted. She never acts as the leader, always bringing up the rear while tripping over her own feet. "Easy Street" is the most vocally challenging number in the show.
Male, 13 – 18 yrs. old and Female, 13 – 18 yrs. old Ranges: Bb3 - Eb5 (Rooster sings down to G3)
SANDY Sandy can be played by a human. Sandy is Annie's canine friend and scrappy in her own right. This dog also has to sing.
Male or Female, Any Age
WARBUCKS This may be the most challenging role for a student in this age group. He must appear middle-aged, self-assured and confident. At first awkwardly affectionate toward Annie, he soon finds himself completely charmed by her. The student who plays Warbucks will need to be extremely focused throughout the show. His posture, walk and speech patterns are very important.
Male, 14 – 18 yrs. old Range: A3 - D5
General Audition Information
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You may audition for all of the shows in the season, or just those that interest you.
For musical auditions, please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Please plan to sing 16 to 32 bars.
Please be prepared to dance, and read from the script if asked to do so.
For straight plays, you will be asked to read from the script. A prepared monologue is unnecessary.
You only need to come to auditions on one day. You do not need to stay the entire time -- just as long as it takes for you to audition for all the shows that interest you.
Children's Audition Information
Cockpit in Court's children's theatre is open to performers aged 3 to 17.
If the child has performed before, he or she may prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. If the child has not performed before, he or she may sing a simple song (Happy Birthday or Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star) along with the piano.
Children who are old enough to read may be asked to read from the script.
All children may be asked to go through a brief dance audition.
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