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My Son Pinocchio Jr. Auditions

DISNEY’S MY SON PINOCCHIO, JR.

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by David Stern

“When You Wish Upon a Star” & “I’ve Got No Strings”
Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Ned Washington
from the Walt Disney Motion Picture PINOCCHIO

Directed by: Tyler Daddario
Choreographed by: Katie Kiessling
Musical Direction by: Walter A. Webster
Stage Managed by: Domonic Barnes

This new musical, based on the 2000 made-for-television movie “Geppetto,” retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective. It features the beloved classic songs “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside new songs by Oscar & Grammy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz. Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toy shop to discover the true meaning of family. When the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto’s wish to bring his beloved puppet to life, he struggles to make his son “the perfect boy.” 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 presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com

AUDITION DATES:
Monday, January 15th, 2018 – 6 pm – 9 pm (by appointment)
Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 – 6 pm – 9 pm (by appointment)
(Walk-ins will be accepted and seen between appointments.)

CALLBACK DATES (by invitation only):
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 – 6 pm – 10 pm (if necessary)

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Friday, April 20th, 2018 @ 8 pm
Saturday, April 21st, 2018 @ 2 & 8 pm
Sunday. April 22nd, 2018 @ 3 pm

The Levoy Theatre, Home of The Off Broad Street Players Theatre Company, announces auditions for the second show in our 2018 Broadway season, DISNEY’S MY SON PINOCCHIO, JR. Join us at The Levoy Theatre on Monday, January 15th, 2018 from 6 pm – 9 pm or Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 from 6 pm – 9 pm for auditions. The Levoy Theatre is located on 130 N. High St., Millville, NJ.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an all-kids production. You MUST be between the ages of 7 and 17 in order to be a part of this production.

Please be prepared with 16-32 bars of a song of your choice in the style of the show. Please do NOT sing a song from DISNEY’S MY SON PINOCCHIO, JR. An accompanist will be provided. Please provide piano sheet music for our accompanist. If needed, you can also bring an audio file with NO background vocals on an iPod or phone. An auxiliary speaker will be provided. NO acappella auditions will be allowed. You may be asked to sing scales by our accompanist.

Be prepared to fill out a conflict sheet at auditions (be as specific as possible about conflicts.) Please make sure you can fully commit to the rehearsal and performance schedules before auditioning.

Please use the provided link to schedule an audition appointment:www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B4EAAAE2AA3FB6-disneys1

Walk-ins will be seen between appointments. This is a non-equity, non-paid production. All roles are available.

Rehearsals will begin in early February 2018. Rehearsals will typically be held on Sundays from 2 pm- 6 pm, Mondays from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, Wednesdays from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, and Saturdays in the morning. Rehearsals may be held on other days of the week as needed. Tech week will run from Saturday, April 14th through Thursday. April 19th, 2018. No absences will be accepted during tech week or performances. Rehearsals will be scheduled to suit cast availability. Not all performers will be asked to attend all rehearsals.

If you have any questions, please email production@levoy.net or call Tyler Daddario at 856-327-6400, ext. 108.


CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

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. Must be a strong singer, as Geppetto has several solos. Male. Vocal range Bb3- F5.

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. Male/Female. Vocal range: G3-E5.

BLUE FAIRY The Blue Fairy is convinced of her own perfection and does not like having it called into question. Must have good comedic instincts and a solid singing voice. This role does not require excessive dancing. Female. Vocal range: G3-E5.

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. They each of their own individual distinctions. Female. Vocal range: G3-E5.

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. Female.

STROMBOLI: Stromboli is a bumbling, loud, incompetent puppeteer who has at least a few screws loose. Must be a versatile performer who can create silly voices to take this character and his marionettes over-the-top. Stromboli’s songs are challenging, so this performer must be comfortable solos and can’t shy away from silliness. Male. Vocal range: Bb3-F5

PROFESSORE BUONRAGAZZO: Professore Buonragazzo is a passionate, mad scientist obsessed with building perfect children. While some solos are required, strong character work is most important for this role. Male. Vocal range: Bb3-C#4.

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. Male/Female. Vocal range: Bb3-C#5.

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 for a dancer. The Ringleader can be played by a boy or a girl, but either way must be able to commit to the character’s mischievous ways. Male/Female. Vocal range: A3- E5.

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 may become a part of the ensemble in other group numbers. Female/Male.

BERNARDO: Bernardo & Maria are married residents of Idyllia who are looking to purchase a “perfect” daughter from Professore Buonragazzo. These roles require group singing only. These performers may become part of the ensemble in other group numbers. Male.

MARIA: Bernardo & Maria are married residents of Idyllia who are looking to purchase a “perfect” daughter from Professore Buonragazzo. These roles require group singing only. These performers may become part of the ensemble in other group numbers. Female.

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 for a featured dancer. Female. Vocal range: C3- C4.

BOY 1: Boy 1 is the first replacement for Pinocchio, created by Professore Buonragazzo’s machine. This performer must be able to mimic a comedic version of the famous puppet. Male.
Vocal range: C3-C4.

BOY 2: Boy 2 is the second replacement for Pinocchio. He should be even more wooden than Boy 1. Male. Vocal range: C3-C4.

MARIONETTES:Marionettes are the stringed puppets in Stromboli’s show. Male/Female. Vocal range: Bb3-E5.

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 may sing in groups. Male/Female

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 may sing in groups. Male/Female.

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. Male/Female.

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. Male/Female.

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

DELINQUENTS
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. Male/Female.