Auditions


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Specific show auditions are usually announced several months prior to the show via eblast, website, social media and local newspapers. Once we have details and character descriptions we will post a link here. Shows are listed in order. Be sure to scroll down.



2018 Audition Dates (subject to change)




 



Seeking 10-Minute Play Submissions for 2018 Boos and Brews Play Festival

Calling all playwrights! Davidson Community Players is seeking submissions for its 2nd annual Halloween Play Festival, Boos and Brews. Boos and Brews will feature six to seven 10-minute plays at the DCP Actor’s Lab in Cornelius on Oct. 25-27.

Submissions should ina cover page with the play’s title, the author’s name, e-mail and phone number. Subsequent pages should only have the title along with the page number to ensure a blind submissions process by the judging committee. Other requirements for submissions include the following:

  • Play should be approximately 10 minutes in length
  • Themes should feature a Halloween or Ghost/Spirit-oriented comedy or drama.
  • There should be no more than five characters.
  • Because the festival will take place in a black-box setting, set should be minimalistic, i.e. no refrigerators or similar heavy objects.

E-mail submissions to the Boos and Brews event coordinator, Jim Esposito, at jmthea@gmail.com by Aug. 25, 2018.

Playwrights whose work is selected will receive two complimentary tickets to one of the festival’s three performances in October. Boos and Brews will also include Patron’s Choice Awards this year. Audience members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite plays during each performance. The playwright whose work receives the most votes will receive $100, with the author of the audience’s second choice winner receiving $50.

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. (Show runs Nov. 2-11)
Sept. 4 from 5-7 p.m. and Sept. 5 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Armour Street Theatre, Davidson



Youth ages 8-20 are invited to audition. Callbacks will be held on Thurs., Sept. 6 from 5-7 p.m. Auditionees should plan to arrive at the start of the audition and stay for the entire session. Actors need only attend one audtition session and all levels of experience are welcome. Please bring 16 bars of a song that shows off your vocal range and ability to act through a song, as well as a recent picture, resume, or list of theatre experience, and a list of conflicts for the September through November time frame. Rehearsals typically run Monday-Thursday from 5-7 p.m.
The audition will consist of cold readings from the script, a song and a short dance routine. Please note: an accompanist will be provided. A capella singing is not encouraged. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for dance. 

Character Breakdown:

Ariel

Ariel, the heroine of our story, is a little mermaid who longs to be human. Looking for a strong singer and dynamic performer in this role. Ariel has some beautiful solos but must be able to convey meaning through gesture once she loses her voice.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3


Prince Eric

Prince Eric is the adventurous prince who captures Ariel's heart. Looking for a strong actor and charming performer with a sensitive nature.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Sebastian
Sebastian is the meticulous and anxious crab who tries to keep Ariel safe while getting to lead some of the most memorable songs in the show! Looking for a strong singer who can also handle Sebastian's emotional range. Sebastian can be played by a boy or girl.

Gender: Both

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Flounder

Flounder is Ariel's sincere and sensitive best friend who is loyal to the end. This spunky fish also has a show-stopping solo in "She's in Love." Flounder can be cast with a girl or a boy with an unchanged voice. This may be a wonderful role for a younger performer who is ready to take the next step into the spotlight.

Gender: Both

Vocal range top: Db5

Vocal range bottom: G3

King Triton
KING TRITON rules the sea and is a force to be reckoned with. This non-singer needs to command the stage as a strong leader but also show the tenderness of a parent. Looking for a mature performer who feels comfortable playing father to Ariel and the Mersisters.

Gender: Male

Mersisters

The Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel's siblings and full of personality and sass. These are great roles to showcase talented singers and dancers who can create and play six distinctive characters.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Ursula

Ursula is the manipulative sea witch who tries to overthrow King Triton. She is cunning and devious and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Looking for a mature performer who can bring out this villain's humor while finding texture in Ursula's complexity. Ursula's songs can be challenging, so we are looking for a singer who will feel comfortable with these solos.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: C#5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Tentacles

The Tentacles are extensions of Ursula, perhaps the poor unfortunate souls who are now trapped in her lair. Looking for six or eight performers who work well together and can move as a unit.
G
ender: Both

Vocal range top: C#5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Flotsam

Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula's slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky, so we need performers who can be underhanded and devious while still being heard on stage. Flotsam and Jetsam can be played by boys or girls.

Gender: Both

Vocal range top: C#5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Jetsam

Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula's slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky, so we need performers who can be underhanded and devious while still being heard on stage. Flotsam and Jetsam can be played by boys or girls.

Gender: Both

Vocal range top: C#5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Scuttle

Scuttle is the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel's expert on humans. He is funny and off-beat. While a good singer will rock "Human Stuff," this song can easily be spoken in rhythm. Looking for a performer with good comedic timing who is willing to have fun with Scuttle's eccentricities.

Gender: Both

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Gulls

The Gulls are Scuttle's flock of zany "back-up singers" who help explain human stuff to Ariel.

Gender: Both

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: B3


Grimsby

Grimsby is Prince Eric's prim and proper valet. He is rigid in personality and constantly trying to guide Prince Eric towards the throne. While Grimsby does have some singing to do, strong acting trumps singing ability for this role.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: E4

Chef Louis

Chef Louis is the over-the-top head chef in the palace. He is always wild and frenetic. This is an excellent featured role for a comedic performer.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Chefs

The Chefs are Chef Louis's assistants. The music in "Les Poissons" can be challenging, so good choral singers are a plus for this group. Chefs can also double as members of the Sea Chorus.

Gender: Both

Carlotta

Carlotta is the headmistress in Prince Eric's palace and Ariel's greatest human ally. This non-singing role needs to be warm and maternal to make Ariel feel welcome.

Gender: Female

Princesses

The six Princesses try everything they can to win the heart of Prince Eric. Since none of them possesses the voice Prince Eric is searching for, we are looking to cast actresses who can create an exaggerated and comedic personality through song. The six Princesses can double as the six Mersisters.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: E4

Pilot

The Pilot is the head sailor on Prince Eric's ship. This nautical expert who entertains the sailors with wild tales of the sea presents an opportunity to highlight a developing performer. The Pilot has a few speaking lines, but his singing voice is most important.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Sailors

The Sailors are the crew of Prince Eric's ship. They are eager for adventure and ready to tackle a storm. The Sailors can be played by boys or girls and can double as Sea Chorus.

Gender: Both

Seahorse

The Seahorse is the court herald for King Triton. This non-singing part is a good role for a young performer with a clear speaking voice.

Gender: Both

Sea Chorus

The Sea Chorus is responsible for creating each world within the show. Looking for performers who can move gracefully and are capable of being part of a scene without drawing focus. This can also be an opportunity to showcase more skilled dancers. The Sea Chorus can double as Merfolk, Sea Creatures and Lagoon Animals.

Gender: Both

Sea Creatures

The Sea Creatures are the ensemble under water animals in King Triton's court. There are several moments to showcase both dancers and singers in "Under the Sea."

Gender: Both

Merfolk

The Merfolk of King Triton's Court and can double as Sea Creatures.

Gender: Both

Lagoon Animals 

The Lagoon Animals try to convince Prince Eric to kiss Ariel. This ensemble can double as the Sea Creatures.

Gender: Both