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The Big One-Oh! JR  – A World Premiere Pilot Production
AUDITIONS: JULY 20 (YOUTH / TEEN)

 

Inspiration Stage is proud to present a world premiere pilot production of a brand-new musical, “The Big One-Oh JR”, based on the novel by Dean Pitchford. The show will be accompanied by a LIVE BAND and be viewed/worked by the authors, composers, and creators of the show from NYC!

We are seeking talented and hard-working actors ages 8-18 of all different types and sizes. As the premiere pilot of a new show, the actors and artistic team have the opportunity to create original characters, create the scenic design, create the choreography. CREATE THE ENTIRE SHOW!

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director / Choreographer – Mandy Seymore-Sensat

**AUDITIONS**
Saturday, July 20th from 8AM-12PM. Actors must stay for the duration of auditions. Please prepare a 32 bars (about 90 seconds) from a published Broadway musical and bring accompaniment on a smart phone or tablet. Dress for choreography and expect cold readings from the script. Auditions will be closed to parents.

IMPORTANT: All actors auditioning must sign up via this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f45a4ae2da13-bigoneoh

For those absolutely unable to attend in-person auditions, please select the video audition option at sign up and submit a video. You are strongly encouraged to attend in-person auditions if at all possible.

REHEARSALS
Monday, July 29, 9am-5pm
Tuesday, July 30, 9am-5pm
Wednesday, July 31, 9am-5pm
Thursday, August 1, 9am-5pm
Friday, August 2, 9am-5pm
Monday, August 5, 5pm-9pm
Tuesday, August 6, 5pm-9pm
Wednesday, August 7, 5pm-9pm
Thursday, August 8, 9am-5pm
Friday, August 9, 9am-5pm
Monday, August 12, 1pm-5pm
Tuesday, August 13, 1pm-5pm
Friday, August 16, 5pm-10pm
Monday, August 19, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Friday, August 23, 5pm-10pm
Monday, August 26, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Friday, August 30, 5pm-10pm
 
TECH WEEK
Monday, September 2, 5:30-9:00PM (TBD / if needed)
Tuesday, September 3, 5:30-9:00PM
Wednesday, September 4, 5:30-9:00PM
Thursday, September 5, 5:30-9:00PM
 
PERFORMANCES
Friday, September 6 at 7:30PM
Saturday, September 7 at 3:30PM and 7:30PM
Sunday, September 8 at 3:30PM

NOTE: Some conflicts with rehearsal schedule will be accepted. Please list all conflicts when using SignUpGenius to sign up for audition slot.

TUITION – $495. For tuition assistance, contact sarah@inspirationstage.com.

CHARACTERS
Actors auditioning are encouraged to read the book. However, some characters and plot points are changed to adapt to the stage. It is a quick read and a bunch of fun!
Link to book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0029JRQV6/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_jlT3CbNKJ67M1

Charley Maplewood – lead, must be played by a boy
Mom
Sister – Lorena
Dog – Boing Boing, puppet
Dad
Mrs. Cleveland – Nosy Neighbor
Garry Quarky – Loner Neighbor who befriends Charley
Vince – Mom’s new boyfriend
Monsters – Narrators who follow Charley
School Kids
Leland – Also called Cougar, bully
Scottie – Leland sidekick
Darryl – Nerd
Donna – Popular girl
Jennifer – Also called Red, has a fabulous solo

And plenty of ensemble characters!


Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR
AUDITIONS: AUGUST 10 (YOUTH / TEEN)

 

In Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR., the classic tale of toymaker, Geppetto’s, little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features the beloved classic songs, “When You Wish upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside a host of new songs by Oscar winner and Grammy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz.

Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toyshop to discover the meaning of family. When the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto’s wish to bring his beloved puppet to life, the new father quickly learns that being a parent is full of challenges. He struggles to make his son “the perfect boy,” only to lose him to a gang of Roustabouts. It is only when faced with the thought of never seeing Pinocchio again that Geppetto truly learns the joys of being a father and loving his child unconditionally.

Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR. is filled with a magical mix of unique roles for all types of performers — from blue Fairies, to Roustabouts and, of course, Geppetto and Pinnochio.

AUDITIONS: Saturday, August 10, 9am-12:30pm

AGES: 7-18 (must be 7 as of October 4, 2019). Auditions are open to anyone meeting these age requirements.

WHAT TO PREPARE: Please bring a song (about 90 seconds in length) from a Disney show or Broadway musical with instrumental accompaniment or karaoke music on your smart phone, tablet, etc. No accompanist provided for auditions. Dress comfortably for choreography and prepare to cold read scenes from the script.

TUITION: $375. Tuition not due until after casting (payment plans available). For tuition assistance and scholarship applications, email sarah@inspirationstage.com

REHEARSALS:
Saturday, August 17 – 9am-2pm
Saturday, August 24 – 9am-2pm
No rehearsal Labor Day weekend
Saturday, September 7 – 9am-1pm
Monday, September 9 – 5:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday, September 14 – 9am-2pm
Friday, September 20 – 5pm-10pm
Saturday, September 21 – 9am-2pm
Saturday, September 28 – 9am-2pm

TECH WEEK:
Tuesday, October 1 – 5:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday, October 2 – 5:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday, October 3 – 5:30pm-8:30pm

PERFORMANCES:
Friday, October 4 – 7:30pm (call time 5pm)
Saturday, October 5 – 3:30pm & 7:30pm (call time 2pm/6pm)
Sunday, October 6 – 3:30pm (call time 2pm)

CAST OF CHARACTERS
GEPPETTO – Geppetto is a lonely toymaker who longs to be a father. Look for a mature performer who feels comfortable playing a parent to Pinocchio and isn’t afraid of showing emotion. Cast a strong singer, as Geppetto has several solos.

PINOCCHIO – Pinocchio is a wooden puppet who doesn’t know where he belongs. Look for a performer who can handle the lively personality of a little boy while also capturing tender moments. Although Pinocchio is a boy, the role can be played by a boy or girl. Pinocchio has a few solos, but a strong character actor can easily act through them.

BLUE FAIRY- The Blue Fairy is convinced of her own perfection and does not like having it called into question. The performer you cast should have good comedic instincts and a solid singing voice.

FAIRIES – Rosa, Viola & Arancia, fairies in training, are sweet and kind. The performers in these roles should be expressive observers since they often oversee the action occurring onstage during flashbacks. They sing as a group, often alongside the Blue Fairy.

SUE – Sue is a fairy in training who marches to the beat of her own drum. She isn’t your typical fairy, as sweetness isn’t in her nature. The performer in this role can be brooding or brash, but certainly a contrast to Rosa, Viola and Arancia, although vocally she should blend in.

STROMBOLI – Stromboli is a bumbling, loud, incompetent puppeteer who has at least a few screws loose. Cast a versatile performer who can create silly voices to take this character and his marionettes over-the-top. Stromboli’s songs are challenging, so look for someone who is comfortable with his solos and doesn’t shy away from silliness.

PROFESSORE BUONGRAZZO – Professore Buongrazzo is a passionate, mad scientist obsessed with building perfect children. While some solos are required, character work is most important for this role.

JUNIOR – Junior is Professore Buonragazzo’s mirrorimage assistant, created using the child-making machine. The performer in this role will need to work closely with the performer playing the Professor to mimic his movements. A short solo is required, but it can be spoken if necessary.

RINGLEADER – The Ringleader runs Pleasure Island. The performer playing this role should have a real sense of showmanship. This role requires some singing and is a great opportunity to showcase a dancer. The Ringleader can be played by a boy or a girl, but be sure to cast a performer who can commit to the character’s mischievous ways.

SIGNORA GIOVANNI – Signora Giovanni is Pinocchio’s teacher. The role can be a great opportunity to feature a performer who doesn’t sing. If needed, this performer can become part of the ensemble in other group numbers.

BERNARDO – Bernardo & Maria are married residents of Idyllia who are looking to purchase a “perfect” daughter from Professore Buonragazzo.

MARIA – Bernardo & Maria are married residents of Idyllia who are looking to purchase a “perfect” daughter from Professore Buonragazzo.

TALIA – Talia is the “perfect child” created for Maria and Bernardo by Professore Buonragazzo’s machine. Talia sings and dances to impress her parents, so this is a great role to feature a dancer.

BOY 1 – Boy 1 is the first replacement for Pinocchio, created by Professore Buonragazzo’s machine. Find an actor who can minic a comedic version of the famous puppet.

BOY 2 – Boy 2 is the second replacement for Pinocchio. He should be even more wooden than Boy 1.

MARIONETTES – Marionettes are the stringed puppets in Stromboli’s show. There are solos available for marionettes, if you choose to separate their voices from Stromboli.

TOWN CHILDREN – The Town Children (Dante, Agata, Fiorello, Francesca, Adriana, Luigi, Gina, Lia, Rico) love the toys in Geppetto’s shop. The performers cast in these roles should be able to create individual personalities for their characters. There are opportunities for solos, but performers can sing in groups.

TOWN PARENTS – Town Parents (Signora Lisi, Signore Fucito, Signora Mancini, Signor Alcamo, SIgnora Sommelia, Signora Contrastana, Signora Rosati, Signore Proto, Signore Marino) are the beleaguered mothers and judgmental fathers of the town children. The performers cast in these roles should be able to create individual personalities for their characters. There are opportunities for solos, but performers can sing in groups.

CHILDREN OF IDYLLIA – Children of Idyllia (Amelia, Salvatore, Carla, Lucia, Giuseppe, Boy 1, Boy 2) are the perfect children created by Professore Buonragazzo. Performers cast in these roles should be able to sing in groups, with featured speaking lines. There are great opportunities for movement and dance.

ANIMALS – Animals (Pig, Foxes, Horse) serve as voices of reason for Geppetto’s journey. Performers cast in these roles do not have to sing; however, comic timing and deadpan delivery are essential. These performers should be comfortable inhabiting the mismatched animals they portray.

ROUSTABOUTS – Roustabouts are the sidekicks to Pleasure Island’s Ringleader. When performing these roles, personality is key. Group singing is required.

DELINQUENTS – (Malvolio, Brutto, Sporco, others) can expand to include more performers and are great roles for non-singers. Also, they must be comfortable turning into donkeys.


The Addams Family: School Edition
AUDITIONS: AUGUST 20 (TEEN)

Inspiration Stage proudly presents open auditions for THE ADDAMS FAMILY: SCHOOL EDITION!

AUDITIONS: Tuesday, August 20, 5:30pm-9:00pm

AGES: 13*-19. Auditions are open to anyone meeting the age requirement. *We also invite boys ages 10-14 interested in the role of Pugsley Addams to audition.

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director/Choreographer: Mandy Seymore-Sensat
Music Director: Sarah Patterson
Stage Manager: Brianna Escobedo

WHAT TO PREPARE: 32 bars (about a minute and half) from a published musical with instrumental/karaoke accompaniment on a smart phone, tablet, or mp3 player. No piano accompanist available. No a capella singing. Dress comfortably for choreography and expect cold readings from the script. All actors are encouraged to be familiar with the music of the show as they may be called upon to also sing for certain characters. The School Edition only has slight content/musical changes from the Broadway musical, so please listen to the cast recording as a reference.

Please stay for the duration of auditions. Auditions are closed to parents and anyone not auditioning.

FOR THE REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE, CAST OF CHARACTERS, & AUDITION MATERIALS, please visit our Audition Event Facebook Page.

TUITION
Tuition for this production is $375 and is not due until after casting. Payment plans, tuition assistance, and work/study programs available. For more information, contact sarah@inspirationstage.com


101 Dalmatians KIDS: a “mini-Troupe” Production
AUDITIONS: OCTOBER 12 (YOUTH)

Mini-troupe productions allow actors new to the stage a chance to participate in an audition-based production on a smaller scale. Productions are 30 minutes in length and feature two public performances on our Sugar Land Auditorium mainstage.

AUDITIONS: Saturday, October 12 9:00AM-12:30PM

AGES: 4-12

WHAT TO PREPARE: TBA

TUITION: $295

REHEARSALS: Saturdays

PERFORMANCES: Saturday, November 23 at 1pm & 6pm


Disney’s Frozen JR
AUDITIONS: October 22 (YOUTH / TEEN)

AUDITIONS: Tuesday, October 22 5:30pm-8:30pm

AGES: TBA

WHAT TO PREPARE: TBA

TUITION: TBA

REHEARSALS: Tuesdays/Thursdays

PERFORMANCES: December 6-15, 2019


Lyle the Crocodile: The Musical
AUDITIONS: January 9 (YOUTH / TEEN)

AUDITIONS: Thursday, January 9 5:30pm-8:30pm

AGES: TBA

WHAT TO PREPARE: TBA

TUITION: TBA

REHEARSALS: Tuesdays/Thursdays

PERFORMANCES: February 28-March 1, 2020


Harriet the Spy: The Play
AUDITIONS: February 1 (YOUTH/TEEN)

AUDITIONS: Saturday, February 1 9:00AM-12:30PM

AGES: TBA

WHAT TO PREPARE: TBA

TUITION: TBA

REHEARSALS: Saturdays

PERFORMANCES: April 3-5, 2020


Honk! JR
AUDITIONS: February 12 (YOUTH/TEEN)

AUDITIONS: Wednesday, February 12 5:30PM-8:30PM

AGES: TBA

WHAT TO PREPARE: TBA

TUITION: TBA

REHEARSALS: Mondays & Wednesdays

PERFORMANCES: April 17-19, 2020


A Chorus Line: High School Edition
AUDITIONS: February 12 (TEEN/YOUNG ADULT)

AUDITIONS: Tuesday, March 3 5:30PM-9:00PM

AGES: TBA

WHAT TO PREPARE: TBA

TUITION: TBA

REHEARSALS: Tuesdays & Thursdays

PERFORMANCES: May 1-3, 2020

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