AUDITIONS: BEDTIME STORIES 
(AS TOLD BY OUR DAD) (WHO MESSED THEM UP)

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It's Dad's turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative: a prince with a snoring problem spices up The Princess and The Pea, The Boy Who Cried Wolf cries “dinosaur” instead, and Rumpelstiltskin helps turn all that pesky gold into straw.

All actors must be fully vaccinated.

AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held on:

Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Sunday, May 1 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
 

Callbacks will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 am-12:30 pm
You will be informed by email if you are needed for callbacks.

 

Advance appointments are not necessary. 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 p.m. Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed.

PREPARE

Please have 1-2 comedic monologues ready, no longer than 2 minutes each. Please be prepared to participate in some improv exercises too!

PERFORMANCE DATES

Saturdays & Sundays at 11:00 am on
July 9 & 10; July 16 & 17; July 23 & 24
Please note that actors MUST be available for all performances. This is not negotiable.

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals will begin with a read-through on Thursday, May 12 and will be held on Monday through Friday from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm and Saturdays from 9:30-2:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm time frames (depending on theatre availability). Actors are not called for all rehearsals, only rehearsals where they are being used for a scene. Rehearsals will be worked around actor’s schedules as much as possible, although we do have to avoid an actor being out on a long summer trip.

BRING

A photo (school picture or snapshot is fine), resume or list of shows done, and your conflicts for the rehearsal period. All conflicts MUST be submitted prior to callbacks. Please check with your summer school choir/band/theatre director, your sports coach, or any other adult who schedules your time about all conflicts PRIOR to auditioning. 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. However, 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; we encourage Arab, Asian, Black, Caucasian, Latino, Native, and Multiracial actors to audition for all roles. 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.
 

Dad: open to gender. Ages 13-18. An overwhelmed parent of three children; befuddled, tired, unsure. Wants what is best for the family.

Wally: open to gender. Ages 8-14. Young child. Rambunctious. Energetic. Strong bond with other siblings. Persistent. Tells it like it is. 

Katie: open to gender. Ages 8-14. Young child. Rambunctious. Energetic. Strong bond with other siblings. Demanding and a little manipulative.

Ashley: open to gender. Ages 8-14. Young child. Rambunctious. Energetic. Strong bond with other siblings. Follows siblings’ lead. Bit of a tattletale. Very insistent.

8 Ensemble Actors: Ages 8-18. Will play multiple speaking roles in the following tales: The Princess and the Pea, The Boy Who Cried Dinosaur, and Rumplestiltskin. Ensemble actors must be versatile and able to make quick changes into multiple quirky characters. 
 

Non-Equity, there is no pay.
Questions? Contact the director,
Eve Keller at eve.keller@morgan-wixson.org.