Congratulations to the Cast of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest!

 

 

    

 

 

 


 

 

 

Missed the first audition date for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?

 

No worries! You have one more chance to audition, Saturday, Sept 10th at 1PM!

 

 

  

 

 

The audition is for the following characters only:

 

Chief Bromden (Native American role, M, Patient ‐ 20’s to 50’s):

The huge, bull‐muscled, half‐breed son of an Indian Chief. He has been in the hospital for more than ten years, longer than any other patient in the ward.

Bromden sees modern society as a huge, oppressive conglomeration that he calls the Combine, and the hospital as a place meant to fix people who do not conform

 

Aide Warren-(M, Staff ‐ 20’s to 40’s):

The Day Time Aides. Cruel and demeaning, he is Nurse Rached’s stooges. (Fight scenes, uses foul language)

 

Aide Williams- (M, Staff ‐ 20’s to 40’s):

The Day Time Aides. Cruel and demeaning, he is Nurse Rached’s stooges. (Fight scenes, uses foul language)

 

Martini- (M, Patient ‐ 25 to 60) A little Italian man who lives in a world of delusional hallucinations.

 

Aide Turkle- (M, Staff ‐ 50s to 70’s): The nighttime orderly for Nurse Ratched’s ward. He is An elderly Tech / night watchman who smokes marijuana.

McMurphy bribes him to help arrange the novel's final party.

 

Sandy Gilfilliam- Candy's older and less‐physically attractive friend; comes with her to the party on the ward

 

 

Rehearsals: Monday-Thursday August 29th-September 29th, 6pm-9:30pm.
Tech: October 2nd-6th.
Shows Dates: October 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Congratulations to the Cast of Nutcracker Twist!

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

  

 

 

 

We are still accepting video submissions!

 

If you want to be a part of this spectacular Christmas production, please complete the audition form here:

 

https://forms.gle/g4Bzo1SVYUzJXJhR7

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Auditions

 

 

  

 

Those auditioning should prepare a monologue and be ready to do a cold read as well. 

 

 


ABOUT THE SHOW:

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

By Dale Wasserman

Based on the novel by Ken Kesey


Directed by Kylie Ritter 

Assistant Director Lee Dukes


“This stage adaptation of Ken Kesey's celebrated novel explores the brutality of life in a mental institution with humor, candor and unforgettable characters.”


CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

 

12 Males & 4 Females. Ethnically diverse cast desired. Flexible age ranges for all characters. 


RANDLE P. MCMURPHY – (M, Patient ‐ 20’s to 40’s) A gambler, a con man, and a backroom brawler. Has a devilish grin and has a wide open extroverted air which is in harsh contrast to the environment of the ward. Will have kissing scenes and a choreographed fight scene. Wears just a towel in another scene. Uses foul language.   


NURSE RATCHED – (F, Staff ‐ 30’s to 50’s) The head of the hospital ward. She masks her humanity and femininity behind a stiff, patronizing façade. She weakens her patients through a psychologically manipulative program designed to destroy their self‐esteem. Ratched’s emasculating, mechanical ways slowly drain all traces of humanity from her patients. Will have a choreographed fight scene.  


CHIEF BROMDEN – (M, Patient ‐ 20’s to 50’s) The huge, bull‐muscled, half‐breed son of an Indian Chief. He has been in the hospital for more than ten years, longer than any other patient in the ward. Bromden sees modern society as a huge, oppressive conglomeration that he calls the Combine, and the hospital as a place meant to fix people who do not conform.   


AIDE WARREN and AIDE WILLIAMS – (M, Staff ‐ 20’s to 40’s) The Day Time Aides. Cruel and demeaning, they are Nurse Rached’s stooges. (Fight scenes, both use foul language)   


NURSE FLINN – (F, Staff ‐ 20’s To 60’s) A vapid woman with apprehensive eyes. The wears a gold cross at her throat, a sign of her strict Catholic upbringing. She is fearful of the patients’ sexuality. She is fearful in general.   


DALE HARDING – (M, Patient ‐ 40 plus) College‐educated with a sharp mind and tongue. He is President of the Patients’ Council. Although he is married he is effeminate and questions he’s own masculinity .   


BILLY BIBBIT – (M, Patient ‐ 20’s to 30’s) Shy and has a bad stutter. He seems younger than his age. Dominated by his mother, one of Nurse Ratched’s close friends. Billy is voluntarily in the hospital.   


SCANLON – (M, Patient ‐ 20’s to 60) Involuntarily committed to the hospital. He has fantasies of blowing things up. Uses foul language.  


 CHESWICK – (M, Patient ‐ 30 ‐ 60) Eager and quick to argue or fight. Aggressively defiant yet cringing. All talk, no action.  


MARTINI – (M, Patient ‐ 25 to 60) A little Italian man who lives in a world of delusional hallucinations. 


 RUCKLY – (M, Patient ‐ 25 to 50) A Chronic patient. Was once curable, but was transformed into a Chronic due to a botched lobotomy. Uses foul language.  


DR. SPIVEY – (M, Staff ‐ 40 to 70) The administrator and psychiatrist of the mental institution. He doubts that anything is wrong with McMurphy’s mind, but he defers to the opinion of Nurse Ratched.   


AIDE TURKLE – (M, Staff ‐ 50s to 70’s) The nighttime orderly for Nurse Ratched’s ward. He is An elderly Tech / night watchman who smokes marijuana. McMurphy bribes him to help arrange the novel's final party.  


CANDY STARR – (F, Other ‐ 21 to 40) A prostitute from Portland with a "heart of gold." She is physically attractive and passive, and relieves Billy Bibbit of his virginity. Will have kissing scenes.  


SANDY GILFILLIAM ‐ (F, Other ‐ 30 ‐ 45) Candy's older and less‐physically attractive friend; comes with her to the party on the ward – (F, Other) A prostitute who comes with Candy to the late‐night party. Will have kissing scene. 


Rehearsals: Monday-Thursday August 29th-September 29th, 6pm-9:30pm.

Tech: October 2nd-6th.

Shows Dates: October 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.




See you at the theater!

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Nutcracker Twist Auditions!

 

August 13 & 14, 2022

 

1pm

 

  

Saturday, August 13, 2022 1-5:30pm

&

Sunday, August 14, 2022 1-5:30pm

 

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2022


YOU MUST COMPLETE THE AUDITION FORM IN ORDER TO SELECT AN AUDITION TIME.

(Please read character descriptions and requirements below before signing up.)

 

VIEW THE AUDITION PACKET HERE:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1TfJ8A_IrKBv1-eXkFuBT7QbjOWCEB5-g?usp=sharing

 

SIGN UP FOR THE AUDITION HERE:

https://forms.gle/g4Bzo1SVYUzJXJhR7

 

 


AUDITION INFO:

 

OPEN CASTING. ALL ROLES AVAILABLE.

THOSE AUDITIONING MAY BE CAST IN MORE THAN ONE ROLE.

 

This is a dance call. All auditionees should come prepared to dance and learn a section of choreography.


"Call backs" will tentatively be the same day and will include a vocal audition at the end of the dance portion.

Please be prepared to sing 32 bars of any up-tempo musical theater song you wish.

(Try to choose a song that shows off your acting as well as your vocal ability!)

Accompaniment WILL NOT be provided. Please arrive with an accompanying track for your song already prepared

on a device that can connect directly to a speaker or Bluetooth.

We will provide a Bluetooth compatible speaker to play your track.

 

*Auditions Will Be Closed.*

No parent or guest will be allowed in the theater during auditions, but should wait in the lobby area.

Audition time slots will have limited numbers and only 1 parent per child will be allowed in the lobby.

 

 


Children's Ensemble Audition (ages 8-12):

Saturday, August 13 & Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 1-2:30PM

(you will select a day and time slot at the link in the audition form)

 

Attire: form fitting clothes, tights and leotards preferred, ballet shoes and/or jazz shoes are preferred but sneakers or bare feet are acceptable.

Please see character description & requirements in the audition packet at the link below.


Ensemble & Large Group Audition (ages 13 & up):

Saturday, August 13 & Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 2:30-4PM

(you will select a day and time slot at the link in the audition form)

 

Attire: form fitting clothes, tights and leotards preferred, ballet and jazz shoes are preferred but sneakers or bare feet are acceptable.

Please see character description & requirements in the audition packet at the link below.


Lead Cast, Soloists & Small Group Auditions (ages 13 & up):

Saturday, August 13 & Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 4-5:30PM

(you will select a day and time slot at the link in the audition form)

 

Attire: form fitting clothes, tights and leotards preferred, ballet shoes, bring pointe shoes if you have them.

Please see character description & requirements in the audition packet at the link below.


*Those auditioning for the role of Narrator will be asked to read a few lines from the script and sing 32 bars of any uptempo song of their choice.

 

Character Descriptions & Requirements


LEAD CAST

 

Clara (age 9 &up)

Description: A young girl with an adventurous spirit that journeys through a magical world after meeting a Nutcracker Prince, should have some dance experience/ability, ballet experience preferred

 

Drossela (age 17 & up)

Description: A mysterious woman who is the town alchemist and toy maker, Clara’s Godmother, should have movement ability or dance experience

 

Nutcracker Prince (age 17 & up)

Description: The young Prince of the Land of the Sweets, takes Clara on a journey through magical lands, should have some dance experience/ability, ballet experience preferred

 

Narrator (age 18 & up)

Description: Guides the audience through the story, but is not a part of the story, non-gender specific

 


PRINCIPAL DANCER

 

Sugar Plum Fairy (age 17 & up)

Description: Princess of the Land of the Sweets, oversees the palace with her magical powers of enchantment, must have ballet/pointe experience

 


SUPPORTING CAST

 

CHILDREN’S ENSEMBLE (ages 8-12)

Includes acting and dancing

 

Party Children (Party Scene)

Cherub Angels (Journey to the Land of the Sweets)


SOLOISTS & SMALL GROUP DANCES (ages 13 & up)

Snow Queen

Description: Soloist in Waltz of the Snowflakes, Queen of the Winter Forest, must have dance/ballet experience


Dewdrop Fairy

Description: Soloist in Waltz of the Camellias, Leader/Protector of the Camellia Garden, must have dance/ballet experience

 

Marzipan Princess

Description: Soloist, Princess of the Turkish Empire, must have dance experience


Angels/Gypsies

Chinese Phoenix Dance

Arabian Dance 

Candy Cane Kickline

Spanish Dance


ENSEMBLE & LARGE GROUP PERFORMANCE (ages 13 & up)

May include acting, dancing, and singing


Party Goers (Party Scene) - includes acting, singing and dancing

Drossela’s Dolls/Mardi Gras Harlequins - dance experience preferred

Nutcracker Soldierettes (Battle Cry) - must have contemporary and jazz dance experience

Snowflakes (Waltz of the Snowflakes) - must have dance/ballet experience

Camellias (Waltz of the Flowers) - must have dance/ballet experience 

 

 


ABOUT THE SHOW:

A new twist on a timeless holiday classic...experience the magic of Nutcracker Twist!

For the first time ever, Slidell Little Theatre presents a beloved holiday classic…with a twist!

Nutcracker Twist is a theatrical dance work and modern adaptation of the timeless classical ballet, The Nutcracker.

Written, directed and choreographed by Tianna Pourciau Sykes, this old tale is brought to life with a modern twist,

taking us into the holiday season with Clara as she embarks on a magical, musical journey to other lands.

Bring your family to the theater to witness the magic being brought to life this holiday season! 


Director/Choreographer: Tianna Pourciau Sykes


Show Dates:

December 9 at 8pm

December 10 at 2pm & 8pm

December 11 at 2pm

December 16 at 8pm

December 17 at 2pm & 8pm

December 18 at 2pm


Rehearsals:

Rehearsals will generally be held on Saturdays & Sundays.

Rehearsals the last 3 weeks before opening night when the entire cast is called may run longer,

but we will be mindful of not keeping the kids out late.


Rehearsals will tentatively begin 2-3 weeks after auditions.

 

Attendance is MANDATORY for Tech week rehearsals and ALL shows.

 


VIEW THE AUDITION PACKET HERE:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1TfJ8A_IrKBv1-eXkFuBT7QbjOWCEB5-g?usp=sharing

 

SIGN UP FOR THE AUDITION HERE:

https://forms.gle/g4Bzo1SVYUzJXJhR7

 

 


Questions? 

Email: vpproductions@slidellitlletheatre.org or nutcrackertwist2022@gmail.com

 

 

 


 

 

 

Congratulations to the Cast of The Little Mermaid!

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

Thank you to all who auditioned!

 

 


 

 

 

 

Little Mermaid Auditions!

 

July 18 & 19, 2022

 

7pm

 

  

 

Audition Info:

 

JULY 18 & 19 7pm @ Slidell Little Theatre


Director: Scott Sauber
Co-Director & Choreographer: Katie Peck | Vocal Director : John Giraud | Music / Orchestra Director: Justin Blanchard


PERFORMANCES: August 26, 27, 28, 2022 September 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 2022 @ Slidell Little Theatre

 

Sign Up to AUDITION: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A4AADA62EAAFB6-little

 

CALENDAR: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xhJkYGKNOfxKKv3wfl9ih3QGQBps1YFK/view?usp=sharing

 

 

AUDITION PREP:

 

Choose the track from the AUDITION list and prep that song. These cuts will be used for the AUDITION process.

Accompanist is provided, so prepare accordingly.

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1C-aRlXZIPbqt-pmUZ0h0FjPpjeei69sI?usp=sharing

 

Non-Specific – just include me: “Under the Sea”
Ariel & Sisters: “World Above”
Ursula & Eels: “Daddy’s Little Angel”
Triton, Sebastian, Prince Eric: “Her Voice”

 

*all cast members will be expected to sing

*the prince & princess do exchange a kiss on the lips. Cast members interested in Ariel should be 16 years old and up.

 

 

How to Dazzle the Directing Team:

 

1. Know the show. With YouTube and Spotify out there, you can listen and even watch certain elements. Come in with knowledge of the Broadway beyond the movie.
2. Sing where you fit. The Broadway voices present in a more operatic tone than the movie soundtrack. The voice styles are specific. Find your voice...
3. Use the tracks to rehearse and audition. Tracks will be provided for you to choose from. They are specific to roles.

Ariel should have a lyrical soprano sound – please no “Part of Your World.” Use the audition tracks.

4. After you prepare your vocals - watch yourself in the mirror or film your audition on your cell phone. In the COVID year of video submission – we all learned the time it takes to prepare and adequately capture an audition by video. It is a great training ground for your face and hands.
5. Use the SignUpGenius to reserve a slot. In order to maximize your time and minimize the hassle, we ask that you sign up in advance.
6. Show up early, dress appropriately (like a job interview, not in costume, shoes and clothes you can move in, not workout wear.)

7. Relax. Breathe. Do a cartwheel (to physically relax you) and know that we need you as much as you want this.
8. Manage your expectations. Yes, we all go to that audition with a dream in mind. But we also learn from every experience and gain from every production. Ensemble is a great way to do a show, dance all the numbers, and have no lines to learn! It is also a great stepping stone.
9. Be honest on your audition forms: about CONFLICTS (know in advance when you are leaving town) and the ROLE you are most interested in. When people list many, I have no idea what to consider them for. By nature of the audition and the involvement in community theatre, I know you will accept any role in the show.
10. Celebrate the show, the cast, your role, and the experience. If you want to succeed in this business on the community, educational, camp, church, and even professional level - you have to be sincere. I cast a lot of shows, teach a lot of kids, and work in a lot of theatres. Your reputation is as important as your audition.

 

--see you at the theatre Scott, Saub, & Mr. Sauber!

 

 

 


 

 

Congratulations to the Cast of Twisted, The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier!

 

 

  

 


 

Summer Audition Notice!

 

June 11th, 4-6pm

 

  

 

Calling all humorous actors and Disney loving fans!

 

Saturday, June 11th!

 

Slidell Little Theatre will be hosting an open ensemble call for members to join the regional premier of STARKIDS production,

Twisted, the untold story of a royal Vizier!

“Hop on your flying carpet, because this musical parody retells the classic tale of Aladdin...

from the villain's point of view!

 

Here is a link to director, Hagan Harkins' audition pack to help you prepare:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11LjRX5fOTy62seXDt07kDMW90FrgQNg1?usp=sharing

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Long ago in a Magic Kingdom, one misunderstood Royal Vizier will go on a quest to save his city

from its bumbling sultan, an invading prince, and the most notorious thief to ever live!

With the help of the Kingdom's free-spirited, teenage Princess,

the Vizier must find a magical lamp containing a wish-granting Djinn (who's really funny, by the way)

and defeat the city's most-wanted criminal... Aladdin!
This musical adventure celebrates and lovingly pokes fun at everyone's favorite series of hand-drawn, animated films.”

See you at auditions Saturday, June 11th!