DEAR EDWINA JR., Methacton Community Theater, 06/07/2017

Show: DEAR EDWINA JR.
Theater: Methacton Community Theater
Theater Website: http://www.methactoncommunitytheater.org/
Theater Phone: (610) 486-6449

Start date of auditions: 06/07/2017


Auditions are on 6/7 and 6/8 from 7-10 and by appointment only. Use this link to sign up

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4baeaa2aa5f85-dear

The director is looking for actors and actresses from ages 8-16 for the following roles:

Edwina Spoonapple

The creator, director and choreographer of The Dear Edwina Show and is the main-staple of the play. Her character goes through a tremendous arc throughout the series of events in the play; from frustration to relief, anger to joy, horror to happiness, all within one afternoon in her own garage! The role of Edwina demands a talented actor to pull off her bossy yet lovable character. Edwina’s music is also a bit challenging. The actor should have a strong, clear voice with good diction. A musical background would be helpful. Vocal Range: A3 – C5

Scott

A neighbor boy who is helplessly in love with Edwina. He dotes on her every move and is always conniving a way to gain her attention. Should be a strong actor who feels comfortable being bold with his emotions. A good singer is a must for this role. Scott’s song requires vocal dexterity and is demanding in style. An actor with strong comedic timing will be helpful during Scott’s ‘transformation.’ Vocal Range: C4 – Ab5

Becky

Edwina’s enthusiastic friend and the top of the cheerleading pyramid for the Paw Paw Wildcats. Cheerleading consumes her life and creating new cheers for everyday occasions brings her great joy. This girl even cheers her anger! Becky is a vocally non-demanding role with only a few vocal lines. Stage presence is more important when it comes to Becky. Looking for the loudest, most outgoing un-shy person for this role. Athletic ability, if not cheerleading experience, would be helpful, but not necessary.

Kelli

Edwina’s neighbor and Paw Paw, Michigan’s resident ballerina. Looking for a cast member with a background in ballet. Actress also needs to have comedic timing.

Bobby

Edwina’s new next-door neighbor. He is a friendly and compassionate character who goes out of his way to help others. The character of Bobby will be able to get away with imperfections throughout the show, as he is a last minute replacement for Lars. Looking for an outgoing, friendly actor.

Lars Vanderploonk

One of the Vanderploonk triplets and a neighborhood friend of Edwina. He is incredibly accident-prone and twists his ankle in the first scene. Lars has many prat falls before he actually twists his ankle. Looking to cast an actor with good physical comedy skills.

Billy Vanderploonk

One of the Vanderploonk triplets and a neighborhood friend of Edwina. He works double duty on The Dear Edwina Show by performing onstage and serving as Box Office Manager.

Cordell Vanderploonk

One of the Vanderploonk triplets and a neighborhood friend of Edwina. He works double duty in The Dear Edwina Show by performing onstage and serving as House Manager.

Annie

Edwina’s friend and the Girl Scout of Paw Paw. Annie works for and collects her Girl Scout badges like they were buried treasure. No matter what problem may arise, she is prepared with the know-how and resources to solve it in a flash – A MacGyver for the new generation! She is perky, energetic and helpful…. maybe even too helpful.

Katie Spoonapple

Edwina’s little sister and a math wiz. Although she arrives at the end of the play, she has the very important role of influencing Edwina’s thoughts and feelings. It is Katie that brings about the climax of the play, showing Edwina the “best advice of all.” Actress needs to look younger than Edwina.

The following solos may be played by the roles listed above or by members of the ensemble.

Aphrodite – One of the ‘letter readers’ in The Dear Edwina Show. They explain their dilemmas in hopes of receiving Edwina’s advice. Vocal Range: A3 – Eb5

Carrie – One of the ‘letter readers’ in The Dear Edwina Show. They explain their dilemmas in hopes of receiving Edwina’s advice. Vocal Range: B3 – D5

Abigail – One of the ‘letter readers’ in The Dear Edwina Show. They explain their dilemmas in hopes of receiving Edwina’s advice. Vocal Range: B3 – D5

Periwinkle – One of the ‘letter readers’ in The Dear Edwina Show. They explain their dilemmas in hopes of receiving Edwina’s advice. Vocal Range: Bb3 – C5

Ziggy – One of the ‘letter readers’ in The Dear Edwina Show. They explain their dilemmas in hopes of receiving Edwina’s advice. Vocal Range: Ab3 – Ab4

Vladimir – Edwina’s scary uncle from afar. Impeccable diction is a must for this character as Vladimir’s lines are written with a Transylvanian “Dracula” accent. Vocal Range: A3 – F5

Frank – A rude, self-centered, bratty, offensive, disrespectful, socially inept child and the subject of Vladimir’s song, “Frankenguest”. Need an “over the top” actor. Lines are spoken, not sung.

Chef Ludmilla -Part of a team to instruct the rest of the company on how to set a table in “Fork, Knife, Spoon.” Vocal Range: A3 – F5

William -Part of a team to instruct the rest of the company on how to set a table in “Fork, Knife, Spoon.” Vocal Range: Eb4 – F5

Sonoma -Part of a team to instruct the rest of the company on how to set a table in “Fork, Knife, Spoon.” Vocal Range: Eb4 – F5

Susie & The Napkins -Susie and The Napkins are a local band who have just come from a Battle of the Bands concert at the Paw Paw Community Center to sing “Say No Thank You.” Susie and The Napkins should be able to move well. Vocal Range: Bb3 – D5

Johnny and Queen Of Boola Boola – Johnny and The Queen act out the story to “Say No Thank You.” Vocal Range: A3 – F5

Lola – New to America, Lola expresses her shyness in the song, “Hola, Lola.” It would be helpful if this actress speaks Spanish or has a good ear for languages. Vocal Range: B2 – A4

Harry – Lola’s cousin and the reason she flies from Lima, Peru, to Honolulu. He is a fun, happy-go-lucky character and just wants to make sure his favorite cousin is having a good time. Vocal Range: Ab2 – C#4

Mary Sue Betty Bob – Mary Sue Betty Bob is the soloist for “Put it in the Piggy.” Should be able to act like she’s from the farm or country. Vocal Range: C4 – D5

Ensemble

Will play many acting and singing parts in the show.

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Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She has performed, directed and produced theatre throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Ms. Bradford is founder and Managing Artistic Director of Bare Stage Theatre. Leading STAGE Magazine has become a consuming passion - one which combines her many artistic skills, theatrical contacts and administrative abilities. She is thrilled to be carrying on the vision that was begun by Holley Webster over 30 years ago, and leading STAGE to new levels of success.

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