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Director Mandy Seymore
Music Director Brian Yeakley
Choreographer Shay Rodgers

ABOUT THIS SPECIAL PILOT PRODUCTION MUSICAL — Countless generations of children have been raised on the fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen. From “The Ugly Duckling” to “The Little Mermaid,” these stories have sparked many young imaginations for centuries. Now with music by legendary composer Frank Loesser, Hans Christian Andersen JR is a musical storybook that brings the timeless tales (and the man who created them) to life onstage.

AUDITIONS

Monday, October 2, 2023 — 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

AGES

Auditions are open to anyone between the ages 8-18.

WHAT TO PREP & EXPECT

Please prepare 16-32 bars from a musical song (about 60-90 seconds). Bring accompaniment track on a smart phone / tablet / MP3 player. No piano accompanist is provided. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a dance audition. For the last portion of auditions, we will sing music and read scenes from the show. Actors should stay for the duration of auditions. Auditions are closed to parents and anyone not auditioning.

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Rehearsals

5:00 – 10:00 p.m. — October 6
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. — October 17, 19, 24, 26
5:00 – 10:00 p.m.  — October 27
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. — November 5, 7, 9, 14, 16
5:00 – 10:00 p.m. — November 17

Tech Rehearsals

5:00 – 9:00 p.m. — November 28, 29, 30

SHOWS: 2 WEEKENDS / 8 SHOWS

WEEKEND ONE

Friday, Dec 1 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec 2 2023, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec 2 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec 3 2023, 2:30 p.m.

WEEKEND TWO

Friday, Dec 8 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec 9 2023, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec 9 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec 10 2023, 2:30 p.m.

TUITION

Hans Christian Andersen JR Pilot tuition, $495,  is due after casting. There is no fee or registration required to audition. Payment plans are available. For more information, contact mandy@inspirationstage.com.

Director Mandy Seymore

ABOUT THE MUSICAL — Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, this classic Broadway adaptation for young performers tackles life with equal measures of pluck and positivity. Little Orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Hannigan’s heartless shenanigans, finding a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

AUDITIONS

Monday, October 23, 2023 — 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

AGES

Auditions are open to anyone between the ages 5-14.

WHAT TO PREP & EXPECT

No need to prepare anything to sing at auditions. We teach the kids everything they need during the 5:30-8:30PM call time.

Vocal Songs taught – Maybe, Little Girls and Easy Street

Dance taught – Hard Knock Life

Reading from the Script

 

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

REHEARSALS

Mondays 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. — November 6, 13, 27, December 4
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — November 11, 18, December 2, 9

TECH REHEARSALS

5:30 – 8:00 p.m. — December 11, 12, 14

SHOWS: 1 WEEKENDS / 4 SHOWS

WEEKEND ONE

Friday, December 15 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 16 2023, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 16 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 17 2023, 2:30 p.m.

TUITION

Annie KIDS tuition, $395,  is due after casting. There is no fee or registration required to audition. Payment plans are available. For more information, contact mandy@inspirationstage.com.

Director Jeff Sensat
Dramaturg Addie Delahoussaye
Stage Manager Tracey Strother

ABOUT THE PLAYEccentric millionairess Ethel Savage is committed to The Cloisters, a private sanatorium, when she refuses to reveal where ten million dollars of inheritance money is hidden from her greedy stepchildren. But who are really the sane ones — the gentle Cloisters residents or their keepers?

AUDITIONS

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 — 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

AGES

Auditions are open to any teens.

WHAT TO PREP & EXPECT

You may optionally present a monologue (or contrasting monologues) to showcase your individual skill. Total time for either or both: 1-2 minutes. Auditions will be comprised of group warm side readings from the play.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

(6 women / 5 men)
  • MRS. ETHEL P. SAVAGE — Eccentric millionairess who serves up smiles, quips, comeuppance, and uncommon dignity.
  • SENATOR TITUS SAVAGE — MRS. SAVAGE’s eldest son whose political career and rage teeter on a razor’s edge.
  • JUDGE SAMUEL SAVAGE — Indecisive, timid lawman and low-man on the SAVAGE totem pole under shrew LILY BELLE.
  • LILY BELLE SAVAGE — Wins MRS. SAVAGE’s “most despised child” award. She and her temper have a bite.
  • DR. EMMETT BROWN — Cloisters psychiatrist whose heart listens carefully to his head.
  • MISS WILLIE — DR. EMMETT’s dutiful assistant and head nurse whose loyalty and love endures all.
  • FAIRY MAY — Cloisters resident whose child-like playfulness and imagination are equally fantastical and endearing.
  • FLORENCE — Cloisters resident whose proper etiquette and doting manner belie a deeper secret.
  • HANNIBAL — Cloisters resident whose statistical genius and kindness far exceed his violin skill. (Actual violin skills a plus.)
  • JEFFREY — Cloisters resident and airman suffering a lapse in memory and self-worth. (Actual piano skills a plus.)
  • MRS. PADDY — Cloisters resident who’s given up speaking for life, lights for Lent, and love … until an unexpected visitor arrives.

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

REHEARSALS (Mondays 5:00-9:00 p.m.)

January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 4

REHEARSALS (Sundays 2:30-8:30 p.m.)

January 21
March 17

TECH  REHEARSALS (5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

March 18, 20, 21

SHOWS: 1 WEEKEND / 4 SHOWS

WEEKEND ONE

Friday, March 22 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 23 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 23 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 24 2024, 2:30 p.m.

TUITION

The Curious Savage tuition, $395,  is due after casting. There is no fee or registration required to audition. Payment plans are available. For more information, contact jeff@inspirationstage.com.

Director / Choreographer Mandy Seymore

ABOUT THE MUSICAL — When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Enjoy a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and the power of love. Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin KIDS takes us soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure.

AUDITIONS

Saturday, January 6, 2024 — 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

AGES

Auditions are open to all, ages 5-14.

WHAT TO PREP & EXPECT

No need to prepare anything to sing at auditions. We teach the kids everything they need during the 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. call time. Vocals will be taught for the song A Whole New World and Friend Like Me. A dance combo will be taught from Arabian Nights. Actors will also audition by reading from the script.

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

REHEARSALS (Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

January 13, 20, 27
February 3

TECH REHEARSALS (5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)

February 5, 7

SHOWS: 1 WEEKEND / 4 SHOWS

Friday, February 9 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 10 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 10 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 11 2024, 1:00 p.m.

TUITION

Aladdin KIDS tuition, $395,  is due after casting. There is no fee or registration required to audition. Payment plans are available. For more information, contact mandy@inspirationstage.com.

Director Mandy Seymore
Choreographer Shay Rodgers

ABOUT THE MUSICAL — In a magical underwater kingdom the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home and fins behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking. Journey under the sea with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR adapted from the Broadway production and motion picture. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, enjoy an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

AUDITIONS

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 — 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

AGES

Auditions are open to anyone between the ages 8-18.

WHAT TO PREP & EXPECT

Please prepare 16-32 bars from a musical song (about 60-90 seconds). Bring accompaniment track on a smart phone / tablet / MP3 player. No piano accompanist is provided. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a dance audition. For the last portion of auditions, we will sing music and read scenes from the show. Actors should stay for the duration of auditions. Auditions are closed to parents and anyone not auditioning.

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

REHEARSALS (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.)

January 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
February 1, 6, 8, 13

REHEARSALS (5:00 – 10:00 p.m.)

January 19, 26
February 2

TECH REHEARSALS (5:00 – 10:00 p.m.)

February 20, 21, 22

SHOWS: 2 WEEKENDS / 8 SHOWS

WEEKEND ONE

Friday, February 23 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 24 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 24 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 25 2024, 2:30 p.m.

WEEKEND TWO

Friday, March 1 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 3 2024, 2:30 p.m.

TUITION

The Little Mermaid JR tuition, $495,  is due after casting. There is no fee or registration required to audition. Payment plans are available. For more information, contact mandy@inspirationstage.com.

Director Mandy Seymore
Choreographer Shay Rodgers

ABOUT THE MUSICAL — This beloved show is based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances receiving multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations. Jack-of-all trades Bert introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael Banks have sent many nannies packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Mary takes the children on magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones who she profoundly affects. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that anything can happen if you let it.

AUDITIONS

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 — 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

AGES

Auditions are open to anyone between the ages 8-18.

WHAT TO PREP & EXPECT

Please prepare 16-32 bars from a musical song (about 60-90 seconds). Bring accompaniment track on a smart phone / tablet / MP3 player. No piano accompanist is provided. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a dance audition. For the last portion of auditions, we will sing music and read scenes from the show. Actors should stay for the duration of auditions. Auditions are closed to parents and anyone not auditioning.

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

REHEARSALS (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.)

February 28, 29
March 5, 7, 19, 21, 26, 28
April 2, 4, 9, 11

REHEARSALS (5:00 – 10:00 p.m.)

April 5, 12

TECH REHEARSALS (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)

April 14, 15, 16, 18

SHOWS: 2 WEEKENDS / 8 SHOWS

WEEKEND ONE

Friday, April 19 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 20 2024, 2:30 p.m.

WEEKEND TWO

Friday, April 26 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 2024, 2:30 p.m.

TUITION

Mary Poppins JR tuition, $495,  is due after casting. There is no fee or registration required to audition. Payment plans are available. For more information, contact mandy@inspirationstage.com.

Director Jeff Sensat
Music Director Ben Childress
Choreographer Shay Rodgers
Stage Manager Tracey Strother
Dramaturg Addie Delahoussaye
Student Asst Dir Jane Delahoussaye

ABOUT THE MUSICAL — Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County), 13 The Musical is a show about fitting in and standing out. Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents’ divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he climb up the food chain or will he be fish food? The cast is comprised entirely of teenagers but the themes are ageless, the emotions timeless, and the memories priceless.

AUDITIONS

Saturday, March 2, 2024 — 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

AGES

Auditions are open to anyone between the ages 11-15.

WHAT TO PREP & EXPECT

Please prepare 16-32 bars from a musical song (about 60-90 seconds). Bring accompaniment track on a smart phone / tablet / MP3 player. No piano accompanist is provided. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a dance audition. For the last portion of auditions, we will sing music and read scenes from the show. Actors should stay for the duration of auditions. Auditions are closed to parents and anyone not auditioning.

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

REHEARSALS (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.)

March 6, 20, 25, 27
April 3, 8, 10, 17, 23, 24, 25, 30
May 1, 2

REHEARSALS (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

March 23
April 6, 13

REHEARSALS (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

April 20, 27

TECH REHEARSALS (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)

May 5, 7, 8, 9

SHOWS: 2 WEEKENDS / 8 SHOWS

WEEKEND ONE

Friday, May 10 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 12 2024, 2:30 p.m.

WEEKEND TWO

Friday, May 17 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 19 2024, 2:30 p.m.

TUITION

13 The Musical tuition, $595,  is due after casting. There is no fee or registration required to audition. Payment plans are available. For more information, contact mandy@inspirationstage.com.

Guest Director Brian Chambers
Music Director Ben Childress
Choreographer Shay Rodgers
Costumer Mandy Seymore

ABOUT THE MUSICAL — It’s the 1590s and brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play. But they’re stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self … and all that jazz. Welcome to The Renaissance and an outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce. Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten! is lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years.”

AUDITIONS

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 — 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

AGES

Auditions are open to all teens and adults.

WHAT TO PREP & EXPECT

Please prepare 16-32 bars from a musical song (about 60-90 seconds). Bring accompaniment track on a smart phone / tablet / MP3 player. No piano accompanist is provided. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a dance audition. For the last portion of auditions, we will sing music and read scenes from the show. Actors should stay for the duration of auditions. Auditions are closed to parents and anyone not auditioning.

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

REHEARSALS (Will be announced based on actor conflicts)

Four days per week starting May 28 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

TECH WEEK

July 7-11

SHOWS: 2 WEEKENDS / 8 SHOWS

WEEKEND ONE

Friday, July 12 2024, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 13 2024, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 14 2024, 3:00 p.m.

WEEKEND TWO

Thursday, July 18 2024, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, July 19 2024, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 2024, 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 2024, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 21 2024, 3:00 p.m.

TUITION

Something Rotten! will be a tuition-free, aspirationally-pro community theatre production. Adult actors who travel more than 30 miles one-way can apply for a gas stipend. For more information, contact mandy@inspirationstage.com.

Shows

  • March 22, 2024

    The Curious Savage

    ABOUT THE SHOW — Eccentric millionairess Ethel Savage is committed to The Cloisters, a private sanatorium, when she refuses to reveal where ten million dollars of inheritance money is hidden from her greedy stepchildren. But who are really the sane ones — the gentle Cloisters residents or their keepers?

  • February 9, 2024

    Aladdin KIDS

    ABOUT THE SHOW — When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Enjoy a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and the power of love. Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard | Read More

  • February 23, 2024

    The Little Mermaid JR

    ABOUT THE MUSICAL — In a magical underwater kingdom the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home and fins behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting | Read More