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Audition for Pinocchio at the Village Youth Theatre

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September 29. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Auditions begin at 10:00  a.m.  Although an exact timeframe cannot be given, auditions typically last 3 hours.

 

Callbacks, October 1. Beginning at 5:00.

 

Show Dates - December 6, 7, 8 @ 7:00 p.m. and December 8 & 9 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Special Performance Friday, November 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the Birmingham Winter Markt in Shain Park

 

Audition Requirements:

 

  • All actors should prepare a one-minute monologue. Memorization is preferred so that you can concentrate on your character presentation rather than reading the words.  Prepare a piece from a play, a musical, or a collection of monologues.  
  • All actors must sing one of two songs from the show Pinocchio, either “When You Wish Upon a Star (Star)” or “I’ve Got No Strings.” The music for both songs is included in this pdf. For “Star,” be prepared to sing the chorus (marked by an asterisk). If you are auditioning for a lead role, be prepared to sing both songs. This audition sheet music is also available for pick up at the Village Players box office. The box office is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 until 3:30.
  • All actors will participate in a short dance auditions. The dance will be taught at the beginning of auditions on Saturday, September 29 (approximately 10:00 a.m.).
  • Please dress in clothing and footwear that shows you at your best and is easy to move in.  Please no flip-flops, Uggs, etc. - wear closed-toe shoes that allow movement.  We encourage proper “audition etiquette,” so dress comfortably but appropriately.

 

Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals begin on October 3. Rehearsals will be held Monday and Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:30 and Saturdays from 10:00 – 1:00. There is no rehearsal on October 31 (Halloween) or November 21 or 24 (Thanksgiving). Conflicts: We will consider conflicts noted at the time of audition; please be prepared to list all conflicts on September 29. Please consider school, religious, sporting, family and other event conflicts through the month of November. No conflicts are allowed during tech week—December 1 – December 5 from 4:30 until approximately 8:30. All rehearsals are held at the playhouse of the Birmingham Village Players (34660 Woodward Ave., Birmingham, MI 48009), unless otherwise announced.

 

Parental Involvement: The Village Youth Theatre is a community theatre that depends on the support of volunteers to support all aspects of the production including set construction and painting, sewing and altering of costumes, props acquisition, and stage management.  Additionally, ushers, hair and makeup assistance, backstage supervision, set support and concessionaires are needed for all dress rehearsals and performances. Cast members are required to have a family member work two performances or dress rehearsals.  Also, all cast members and one family member must help with production strike on December 9. There are two mandatory parent meetings, October 6 (10:00 a.m.) and Sunday, December 2 (1:00 p.m.)

 

Production Fee – All actors cast in the production pay a $200 production fee. Production scholarships are available.

 

Questions – Please call producer, Cathie Badalamenti at 248-227-1095 or email villageyouttheatre@gmail.com. Please allow for up to 48 hours for a response.

 

                                            

Pinocchio Character Breakdown:

 

Blue Fairy

Geppetto

Pinocchio

Stromboli

Buonragazzo

Ringleader

 

Ensemble:

Mrs. Giovanni

Bernardo

Junior

Maria

Talia

Children

Parents

Automatons

Marionettes

Delinquents

Animals

Roustabouts

 

There are many featured roles, song solos and dancing with solos. Some cast members may play multiple roles.

 

Songs/Characters

"When You Wish Upon a Star" Blue Fairy

"Toys" - townspeople, Geppetto

"Empty Heart" - Geppetto

"Rise and Shine" - Automatons

"Geppetto and Son" - Geppetto, Pinocchio

"I've Got No Strings" - Pinocchio, Stromboli

"Bravo Stromboli" - Stromboli

"Just Because It's Magic" - Blue Fairy, Geppetto

"Satisfaction Guaranteed" - Professor Buonragazzo, Children

"Pleasure Island" - Ringleader, Roustabouts, Delinquents

 "Since I Gave My Heart Away" Finale – Gepetto and Company

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