AUDITIONS: THE VELVETEEN RABBIT

Although it is the most modest toy in the nursery, the Velveteen Rabbit earns the love of a young boy and learns about the joys and pain of becoming "real." Margery Williams' classic book springs to magical life in this enchanting musical about love, loss and self-esteem, with music by the composer of the smash Off-Broadway revue I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change.

Auditions will be held on:

Monday, December 04, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Tuesday, December 05, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

 

Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, December 07 from 4:00pm – 6:30pm
You will be notified by email 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, in the Rehearsal Hall.

 

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 musical comedy style with accompaniment on a CD, iPhone, iPad or the Android equivalents.  
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.

February 3 through February 18, 2018:
Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am, 
including 2 school show performances on February 6th and 15th.
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 Monday, December 11 and are held Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 6:30pm, and Saturdays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

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

Rehearsals will be worked around actors' schedules as much as possible, although if you are going to be out of town for 2 full weeks, you will probably not be cast. As always, we consider homework a priority!

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

  • A resume or list of shows done.

  • 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.  
If additional conflicts arise after casting, it may result in an actor being replaced.

Steve

Male, 10-12, Boy Soprano

A boy who looks up to his older brother, and wishes he would like him more, imaginative, playful, and curious.

(Will consider a girl in this role.)

Ben

Male, 12-18, Baritone

Steve's older brother, a bully filled with angst, thinks himself to be very cool and claims to hate having a nerd for a brother, but secretly loves him, spends most of his time engrossed in his skateboard and girlfriend (must be able to skateboard or be willing to learn).

Velveteen Rabbit

Female, 10-18, Mezzo to F

A naïve, wide-eyed stuffed animal who desperately longs for attention from Steve and later becomes his best friend; adventurous, loyal and loving.

Rocking Horse

Female, 12-18, Mezzo to E

An older toy, she was once Ben's favorite but has now been replaced by other, newer toys, wise and patient, a little sad.

Boat

Female, 10-18, Mezzo to E

The shiny new toy, proud and cocky about that fact that she is Steve's latest and greatest toy.

Wild Rabbit

Female, 10-18, Mezzo to E

A real rabbit who makes fun of the Velveteen Rabbit for not being real; possesses all of the abilities a real rabbit has.

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Ensemble

 9-18, all voice types

To play a variety of other toys and wild rabbits.  Must sing and dance well.

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Non-Equity, there is no pay.

Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Anne Gesling at amgesling@yahoo.com

2627 Pico Blvd.