AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

 


 

"Twelfth Night"

Auditions: Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 6:30pm  @ SLT 

Directed By: Julie Generes

Duke Orsino of Illyria is in love with Olivia, but his advances are rejected. A shipwrecked Viola arrives on his shores, and with the help of a Captain, disguises herself as a boy, calling herself Cesario, and enters Orsino’s service. Orsino takes to Cesario, and sends ‘him’ to woo Olivia for him. Viola, however, is already falling in love with Orsino.Cesario arrives to woo Olivia, and Olivia falls in love with ‘him’. She rejects Orsino’s approach, but asks Cesario to return. Orsino discusses the nature of love with Cesario, and sends ‘him’ again to Olivia, who confesses her love for Cesario, much to ‘his’ dismay. Meanwhile, Viola’s twin brother Sebastian, also a casualty of the shipwreck, arrives in Illyria with the help of Antonio, a sea-captain and former enemy of Orsino. Sebastian looks around the town, and Antonio gives him his purse to use, deciding to stay at the inn for safety.Staying with Olivia is her uncle Sir Toby, who is encouraging Sir Andrew, his drinking-companion and source of funds, to woo Olivia. While carousing with Olivia’s fool Feste late one night, they quarrel with Malvolio, and with the help of Olivia’s maid Maria, they decide to trick him. Maria writes a letter to Malvolio, forging Olivia’s handwriting, to make Malvolio think Olivia loves  im. The letter asks Malvolio to dress and behave in eccentric ways.Toby, Andrew, and Fabian observe Malvolio opening the letter and absorbing its contents. He approaches Olivia according to the letter’s instructions, and she thinks him mad. Toby arranges for him to be confined in a dark room. Later, he gets Feste to disguise himself as a priest, Sir Topas, to taunt Malvolio. Malvolio writes a letter of complaint to Olivia.Meanwhile, Andrew prepares to leave the house, having seen Cesario apparently being more successful with Olivia, but Toby persuades him to stay, and to challenge Cesario to a duel. Sir Toby separately informs Andrew and Cesario that the other is a ferocious fighter, and they approach each other with trepidation. They are about to fight when Antonio arrives, intending to defend Cesario, whom he has mistaken for Sebastian. Antonio is arrested by officers who recognize him as Orsino’s enemy. He asks for his purse from Cesario, who of course professes no knowledge of it.Feste is sent to bring Cesario to Olivia, but encounters Sebastian instead. They meet Andrew, who strikes Sebastian, thinking him to be Cesario, and Andrew is beaten for his pains. Olivia arrives to stop a fight between Sebastian and Toby. Sebastian is immediately taken with her. Thinking him to be Cesario, she is delighted that he has finally responded to her advances, and they go off to be married.Orsino is told by Cesario of Antonio’s arrival, but when Antonio is brought before him and asserts that he has been with Cesario for some time, Orsino thinks him mad. Olivia arrives, and again rejects Orsino’s advances. As he and Cesario prepare to leave, Olivia insists on Cesario staying, and calls him her husband. When Cesario denies it, she presents the priest as confirmation. Orsino is enraged, thinking Cesario has betrayed him. Toby and Andrew pass by, having just been severely beaten by Sebastian. Sebastian then arrives, and the twins delightedly recognize each other. Everyone is amazed, Viola’s true identity is revealed, and she and Orsino decide to be married.Feste delivers Malvolio’s letter to Olivia, and he is brought from his cell. Fabian reveals the nature of the trick played upon him, and Malvolio leaves vowing revenge on them all. They all prepare for celebration, leaving Feste to bid the audience farewell.

 

Character Plot for Twelfth Night:

 

There is no age range listed because ALL ages will be considered for all roles. From 17 to 105.

Orsino- Duke of Illyria, in love with Olivia. For now.

Sebastian-Twin to Viola, accidentally marries Olivia

Antonio- a sea captain, hopelessly infatuated with Sebastian

Curio/Sea Captain/Priest/Officer- One person will play these roles, ensuring less boredom

Sir Toby Belch- Uncle to Olivia. Almost always drunk. Prankster

Sir Andrew Aguecheek- Ridiculous and funny pompous ass and friend to Sir Toby. Like Hugh Laurie in Blackadder. Exactly like that.

Malvolio- Steward to Olivia and in love with her. Puritanical, cranky, self involved, and absolutely insane.

Feste- Clown and servant to Olivia. Sings in the show. He can cut you off at the knees with mere words.

Olivia- Will be played as slightly overdramatic possibly, or perhaps in a constant sarcastic manner. In love with Cesario, who is really Viola disguised as a man.

Viola - sister to Sebastian, in love with Orsino. She is disguised as a man through most of the show (Cesario)

Maria- Olivia’s maid, friend to Toby and Andrew. Wonderful manipulator and the reason for a lot of the mayhem. Hates Malvolio. But who doesn’t?


 

“The Trial of the Big, Bad Wolf”

 

Auditions: Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 6pm at SLT

Directed by: Renee Saussaye

Slidell Little Theatre announces the return of their Theatre for Young Audiences program with a presentation of two productions, the first in the Fall of 2018.  The Trial of the Big, Bad Wolf is a fairy tale musical comedy by Bob Bruce and David Cuthbert, the authors of the Spring 2017 Theatre for Young Audience’s hit production of Cinderella Battistella, with music by Danny Rubio.

 

Local Sheriff Fogey and Deputy Doux have brought The Big Bad Wolf to justice for crimes against the residents of Fairy Tale Land. The case of B. B. Wolf vs. The Three Pigs, Red Riding Hood, Peter, and Granny will be take place with the audience as the jury. Many other favorite fairy tale characters will sing and dance their way into the hearts of your whole family. Each musical number pays tributes to The Andrew Sisters, Cab Callaway, Al Jolson as well as styles that celebrate Gospel, Western, Vaudeville and many others genres.

 

Ginny Award Winning Director/Actor/Producer Renee Saussaye will be holding auditions on Sunday, September 16th at 6pm at Slidell Little Theatre (2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell, LA, 70458).  If needed additional auditions will be held on Monday, September 17th at 7pm.

 

People wanting to audition should prepare 32-bars of an up tempo comedic show tune and bring sheet music (pianist will be provided), and likewise come prepared to dance.  Cold readings from the script will also be part of the audition process.  The Trial of the Big, Bad Wolf runs for two weekends at Slidell Little Theatre, November 2-11, 2018. 

 

“The Trial of the Big, Bad Wolf” – Cast of Characters & Descriptions

 

Let me just preface with this phrase about these characters.  “Over the top” as a description may be too mild!!  The bigger the personality, the better.  Remember……you will be preforming for small children, trying to hold their attention for 45 minutes to an hour.  Bring it on at auditions!!!

B.B. Wolf – Continually declares his innocence, despite all of the evidence and testimony against him!  Prefer older male for this role.

Judge Bopner – Rules the courtroom with an iron fist!!  Prefer an older woman for this role.

Sheriff Fogey – Goofy stereotypical “good ol’ boy” cop.  Male or Female will be considered for this role.  Age range of older teenager and up.

Deputy Doux – Even MORE goofy stereotypical “good ol’ boy” cop.  Male or Female will be considered for this role.  Age range of older teenager and up.

Peter B. Peterson – As in the story of “Peter and the Wolf”.  Prefer older teen or young adult male for this role.

Roseanne Hamm – One of the Three Little Pigs.  Well, they’re not so little!  Parody of Roseanne Barr.  Prefer plus-sized woman for this role.

Luzianne Hamm – Another one of the Three Little Pigs.  Parody of a Southern Belle.  Prefer plus-sized woman for this role.

Gargantu-Anne Hamm – The third of the Three Little Pigs.  Another Southern Belle parody, but a bit more boisterous.  Prefer TALL plus-sized woman for this role.

Granny Gabor – As her name states, she is a parody of Zsa Zsa Gabor.  Google her if you don’t know her!  Prefer a glamorous, older woman for this role.

(F)Red Riding Hood – Yes, you read it correctly.  In this version, Red Riding Hood is actually Fred Riding Hood.  His song is actually in the rap/hip-hop style.  Prefer older male teenager for this role.

Ensemble Fairy Tale Characters (as many or few as desired, both male and female of all ages):

Little Bo Peep

Pinocchio

Peter Pan

Aladdin

Alice in Wonderland

Snow White

Cinderella

Prince Charming

Tinker Bell

Farmer in the Dell

ETC.

 


 

ANNIE CAST

Director Larry Johnson is thrilled to announce the cast for Annie!