EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES, Steel River Playhouse, 01/11/2018

Show: EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES
Theater: Steel River Playhouse
Theater Website: http://www.steelriver.org
Theater Phone: (610) 970-1199

Start date of auditions: 01/11/2018


This production will pay a stipend due to daytime, during the week performances for school children in the local area that travel to the theatre. A generous grant allows 1000 children to see this performance free of charge and delight in live theatre, an experience they may not normally have. Additionally, this grant enables a stipend to be paid to the actors who must make themselves available to perform during normal weekday work hours.

Rehearsals will be January 29 – March 29 approx. 2 times per week, and tech week will be in the evenings from April 2-6.

Performances are April 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 2 pm. As mentioned above, there will also be a few daytime weekday performances for elementary schools that will be traveling to the theatre. Those dates will be announced soon.

This is a wonderful outreach program that services under privileged kids from the local area. There will be approx. 5 daytime during the week performances, with the possibility of performing twice on the same day. This grant enables a stipend to be paid to actors to compensate their time for those daytime during the week performances.

Audition:
Thursday, January 11th at 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sunday, January 14th at 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Please contact casting for an appointment.
Please no walk-ins

Prepare:
32 Bars of Music, please bring sheet music for the accompanist
Monologue
Combined should not be more then 5 minutes in length

Callbacks:
Monday, January 15th at 6:30 pm
Callbacks by invitation only

This production will audition, rehearse and perform at Steel River Playhouse.

Steel River Playhouse is located at:
245 East High Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

Character Breakdown:

Arno
The palace’s scrub boy who is outgoing and impulsive. He says the first thing that comes into his head.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 25
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Swindler
Makes the “Magic” clothes for Marcus. He is a conniving, imaginative showman extremely skilled at his art of trickery.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Deena
The Royal Clothesmaker who is motherly, level-headed, bossy and nervous.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

William
The Royal Advisor who is fatherly, and a little henpecked. He tries to be authoritative and responsible, but generally fails.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Marcus
The Emperor and our story’s protagonist. He has a powerful imagination and is very intelligent, however he lacks self-confidence.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 25
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

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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, web development and digital marketing 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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