June 15th and 16th, from 7-10pm
Callbacks if necessary on June 17th at 7pm at 3823 VSt Sacramento, Ca95817
*Please prepare approximately 32 bars of a song from a musical. Please bring sheet music with you. An accompanist will be provided.
*There with be cold and warm readings from the script. Elements of storytelling and improvisation will be explored.
* There is no dance audition for this show however a high degree of movement is required.
* Be ready to work with PUPPETS!
***THINGS TO CONSIDER***
1. This is an ensemble show. Be ready to work within a highly coordinated team.
2. The material is disturbing. It involves the death and often maiming of young people.
Rehearsals Start on June 22nd and will be held Sundays-Thursdays from 7:30-10:30 at Green Valley Theatre Company.
Show runs from August 7 — August 30, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm.
***Tech Week will be August 2-7 and you must be able to make it to all rehearsals during tech week. There are no allowed conflicts during tech week or the run of the show.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Shockheaded Peter is a 1998 musical based on “The Struwwelpeter,’’ an 1845 German children’s book of tales meant to terrorize and instruct in roughly equal measure. The show is played out with a series of vignettes under a larger umbrella story of a family who rejects their own child and banishes him to live under the floorboards — the titular Peter. The musical’s anecdotal tales of thumb-sucking, playing with matches and shooting guns are also explorations of our society’s relationship with creativity and the individual.
The main character is the Narrator (can be either male or female), who tells the stories as they unfold onstage with the use of puppetry and pantomime. Other characters include Peter’s mother and father. Actors (besides the Narrator) will most likely play many characters.
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Additional details about the show and the number of actors we are looking for will be posted here in a few days. Stay tuned to this page for details! If you want to audition but can’t make it to auditions at the times listed above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.