AUDITIONS: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised) is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic, based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schultz.

Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and Snoopy in this charming revue of vignettes and songs. Two new songs, “Beethoven Day” and “My New Philosophy,” have been added to the twelve numbers from the original version, which include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Baseball Game,” “Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.”

The show is “an average day in the life of Charlie Brown.” It really is just that, a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening.

Auditions will be held on:

Monday, March 25, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Stage)

Tuesday, March 26, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Stage)

 

Callbacks will be held on Thursday, March 28 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm (Stage)
You will be notified by email on Wednesday, March 27 if you will be needed for callbacks.

 

No appointment needed. Actors only need to attend one day of auditions.

 

All auditions and any necessary callbacks will be held at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre.

 

All actors must be between the ages of 8-18.

 

Street parking available.

Venice Family Clinic’s parking lot is available on weekends and on weekdays after 6:00pm. Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed.

Prepare 32 bars (verse and chorus) of an uptempo song in the standard broadway musical style with accompaniment on a CD, iPhone, iPad or equivalent.

We would prefer songs not from the show.

Please do not sing pop songs, liturgical music, or country western.

In addition, please do not sing “Popular”“Let It Go", or “Good Morning, Baltimore”.

Be prepared to dance.

May 18 – June 2,

Saturdays & Sundays at 11:00am.

PLUS…

Morning School Shows on

Tuesday, May 21 and Thursday, May 30.

School Shows will require actors to miss their morning classes, but they can receive community service credit. Please note that actors MUST be available for all performances, including school shows.  

This is non-negotiable!

Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, March 30 and are held

 

Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 6:30pm,

Saturdays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm,

and possibly Sundays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm or 6:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Actors are not called for all rehearsals, only rehearsals where they are being used for a scene.

Since we are dealing with Spring Break, there will be a one week hiatus from rehearsal from April 7 to April 14.

Due to the limited rehearsal period, actors cast must be available from March 30 to April 5, and have very limited conflicts after April 15th.

Rehearsals will be worked around actor schedules as much as possible.

As always, we consider homework a priority!

  • A picture (a school picture or snapshot is fine).

  • A resume or list of shows done.

  • A list of your conflicts for the rehearsal period.

All conflicts MUST be submitted prior to callbacks. Please check with your school choir/band/theatre director, your soccer/baseball coach, or any other adult who schedules your time, about all conflicts PRIOR to auditioning.  

In addition, please check with your schools for any graduation related activities.
If additional conflicts arise after casting, it may result in an actor being replaced.

In reference to the character descriptions that follow—most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following descriptions. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderfluid, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with.
We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities.

In addition, we will list disability when specific to a character, but are otherwise seeking actors with disabilities as well as non-disabled actors for all roles.

Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.

We are actively committed to casting an inclusive show that reflects the community.

Charlie Brown

14-18, High Baritone

An inveterate worrier who frets over trifles (but who's to say they're trifles?). There are few sharp edges of wit in his repertoire; usually he's the butt of the joke, not the joker. His friends call him "wishy-washy," but his spirit will never give up in his quest to triumph over adversity.

Lucy Van Pelt

13-18, Mezzo/Alto Belt

Works hard at being bossy, crabby and selfish. She is loud and yells a lot. Her smiles and motives are rarely pure. She's a know-it-all who dispenses advice whether you want it or not. As she sees it, hers is the only way. The absence of logic in her arguments holds a kind of shining lunacy. When it comes to compliments, Lucy only likes receiving them.

Snoopy

11-18, Gender Open, Tenor or Mezzo

An extroverted beagle with a Walter Mitty complex. A virtuoso at every endeavor- at least in daydreams atop the doghouse. Fearless though prudently cautious about "the cat next door". A one-dog show with superior intelligence and vivid imagination.

Sally Brown

12-18, Mezzo/Alto Belt

Always looks for the easy way out, particularly at school, where her view of life reflects much of the frustration and confusion kids experience. Her speech is riddled with malapropisms. Uninhibited, and precocious.

Linus

12-18, Baritone

Inspired the term "security blanket" with his classic pose. He is the intellectual of the gang, and flabbergasts his friends with his philosophical revelations and solutions to problems. He is a paradox: despite his age, he can put life into perspective while sucking his thumb.

Schroeder

13-18, High Baritone/Tenor with gospel sound

Idolizes Beethoven, reserved and usually unruffled, Schroeder reacts only when his grand piano is threatened, or Lucy seeks to make it her courting grounds.

Ensemble

12-18, All vocal types

We are adding a maximum of 4 people to the cast as the ensemble. They will all have lines and vocal solos.

All must sing and dance well.

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Non-Equity, there is no pay.

Questions? Email the director Anne Gesling at amgesling@yahoo.com.

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