AUDITIONS: FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY

Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles – from scrubbing them with soap to caking on makeup... and even wearing a ski mask to school! Will her schoolmates realize that it's her under the mask? Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror? With the help of her loveable schoolmates, including an amazingly talented ballerina, a cutie jock, a charming ditz and a totally kooky teacher, Freckleface learns that everyone is different – and that's what makes everyone special.

Specifically created to perform for young audiences, families can step inside of the book's pages with Freckleface and friends as they learn to "love the skin they're in".

AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held on:

Monday, February 03, from 4:00pm – 6:30pm

Tuesday, February 04, from 4:00pm – 6:30pm

 

Callbacks will be held on Thursday, February 06 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm
You will be notified by email on Wednesday, February 5 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.

 

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

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

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.

PERFORMANCE DATES

March 28 – April 12,

Saturdays & Sundays at 11:00am.

PLUS…

Morning School Shows on

Tuesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 9.

School shows will require actors to miss their morning classes on those days.

They can receive community service credit.

Please note that actors MUST be available for all performances, including school shows.

This is non-negotiable!

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, February 8,

and are held:

 

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

Saturdays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, and

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.

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

As always, we consider homework a priority!

BRING
  • 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.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

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.

Strawberry

Female, 10-16, Alto belt with good mix: B3 - G5

An energetic girl who is self-conscious about her freckles since she is teased about them constantly, she is defiant, imaginative, and caring.

Excellent singer/dancer/actress who appears in almost every scene. 

Danny

Male, 12-18, Bari/Tenor: B3 - G5

An All-American sports star who secretly wishes he was smarter. Envious of Jake's smarts.

Basketball player is a plus.

Harry

Male, 10-18, Bari/Tenor: A3 - A5

He is goofy and boyish, and idolizes Danny and his popularity with everyone. 

Jake

Male, 12-18, Bari/Tenor: A3 - G5

One of Strawberry's best friends who is loyal and kind. He is very book smart, but idolizes Danny for his athletic abilities. He is unapologetic about who he is and is comfortable in his own skin.

Ballet Girl

Female, 10-18, Alto belt with good mix: B3 - G5

A pretty, hardworking and flawless dancer. Her competitive attitude can be polarizing, however.

Must have solid ballet training.

Jane

Female, 10-18, Alto belt: F3 - G5

Jane is a bookworm mature for her age. Somewhat awkward.

Emily

Female, 12-18, Alto belt: C4 - G5

Pretty and popular and adores boys, especially Danny. Makes fun of Strawberry’s red hair and freckles.

Teacher

Female, 14-18 or adult mentor

A zany and energetic educator at school. Uses rap to excite her students. May double in the role of Mother.

Mother

Female, 14-18 or adult mentor, Mezzo with good mix

Loving to Strawberry and understanding of her embarrassment. Kind, nurturing, motherly.

Don Fontaine

Gender Open, 12-18

The smooth-talking leader of a gangster squad. A cross between Marlon Brandon and Don Corleone.

Frankie Freckle

Gender Open, 12-18

A slick gangster from Brooklyn.

Fredo Freckle

Gender Open, 12-18

An over-enunciating gangster. 

Francine Freckle

Female, 10-18

A squeaky member, with a Brooklyn accent, of the freckle gangster squad, ability to do the splits is a plus.

Baby Brother

Male, 7-10

Strawberry's younger brother. 

Ensemble

9-18, All vocal types

Will be in all non-solo numbers with the principal characters.

Good singers and dancers.

Tap and or ballet training is a plus, but not required.

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Non-Equity, no pay.

Y.E.S. does not charge tuition or fees to participate.

Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Anne Gesling at anne.gesling@morgan-wixson.org.

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