AUDITIONS FOR FALL 2017 SEASON

Due to Irma's unknown impact on our State and community we will not be holding any rehearsals or classes 9/8-9/15. We will postpone the start of all acting classes until 9/18.

All casting and distribution of materials for Shrek and Willy Wonka will be held September 16 - not before. 

Thank you so much for respecting our decision to hold all programming off until after we are certain all is safe and we can resume our programming as originally planned.

Prayers for all of our families that we weather this storm without much impact!



AUDITIONS FOR FALL 2017 SEASON
Still casting for SHREK AND WILLY WONKA via video submissions. 

Register on REGISTRATION PAGE and Email video submissions to: katie@shineinthelimelight.com





Auditions Must-Haves: 


1. Please come prepared with a memorized one minute monologue and 16 bars of a musical theater song.
2. Please bring the following with you to the audition: 
- 8x10 HEAD SHOT
- PERFORMANCE & TRAINING RESUME (if you have one)
- THE REGISTRATION FORM
- KARAOKE TRACK ON CD. PLEASE DO NOT BRING A TRACK WITH PROFESSIONAL SINGERS ON IT


3. When you arrive, please sign in. Parents do not enter the audition room. Actors are seen 4-5 at a time by appointment. Each session last 15-25 minutes.

4. Tips for SHINE IN THE LIMELIGHT Admission Success....

a. Please be sure you have looked over all dates carefully and you are available for all rehearsals and all performances. Do not ask for any exceptions in attendance, including any requests for leaving early or coming late to any event.

b. Please be aware of age limits per production. If we need an actor or two younger than the requirement for a show, we will invite them.

c. When completing the Registration Form, check which productions you are available for and eligible for.  Indicate if you would like to do both. There is a $50 discount if you do more than one. We will cast you in the production in which you will receive the best role. Being open to more than one choice increases your opportunities for better roles! 

d. All production program tuition must be paid in full prior to or at auditions. Space is in this program is limited and auditions are for casting purposes only - not admission into the program.  

e. All new SHINE In the Limelight students must also pay the one time $25 registration fee. This includes a SHINE tee shirt.

f. Please contact us privately if you need to be considered for partial scholarship due to financial need.

g. All roles will be assigned at the start of the rehearsal process, and call backs will be scheduled by invitation only. Do not ask for your role prior to the first rehearsal.

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WILLY WONKA JR.

Open to Grades K-12

Rehearses Saturdays from 9am-1pm in Windermere/Gotha Area.

Casting 24 Roles in Auditions: August 19 by appointment. Email katie@shineinthelimelight.com for appointment time. Prepare 1 minute monologue and 16 bars of musical theater song.

Call Backs by Invitation: August 26

Rehearsals (No conflicts, please): September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18 (No Rehearsal 11-25)

Tech Week: November 27-30. Performances December 1, 2, 3. Venue TBA.

Professional musical theater production training program: $450 due prior to or at audition. Audition is for casting purposes only. Program registrations are first come, first serve and space is limited.  

SHOW SYNOPSIS

Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure.

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences. 

Character Breakdown (24 ROLES)

Willy Wonka / Candy Man

Willy Wonka is an enigmatic character; at once mysterious and mischievous but also charismatic. There are a number of directions to take with Wonka, ranging from Gene Wilder's version in the original film, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, to Johnny Depp's portrayal in the recent film, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, and everything in between. Young man or young woman who is charismatic, engaging and has a great voice The actor should be able to be funny and serious and change between the two on a dime. It is preferred that Wonka double as the Candy Man, as it helps reinforce that Wonka has staged the Golden Ticket competition and is somewhat controlling this contest along the way.

Gender: Male/ Female

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Charlie Bucket

The role of Charlie Bucket is the emotional heart and soul of the musical. The actor performing Charlie should have an unchanged voice and lots of pluck and enthusiasm. Think a male "Annie." Charlie is in nearly every scene, so make sure you select an actor who can handle the demands of a sizable role.

Vocal range top: F#5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Grandpa Joe

Grandpa Joe is the grandfather we all wish we had when we were Charlie's age. He is caring, patient, sweet and always reminds Charlie to remain cheerful. Cast an actor who can be kind and funny. The role sings a bit, but the singing is secondary.

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Mr. Bucket

This is a great role for a young person who has a nice voice, and is a natural nurturer. Mr. Bucket performs the number "Think Positive" with Charlie. Mr. Bucket can double as an Oompa-Loompas in the second half of the show.

Vocal range top: F#5

Vocal range bottom: D#4

Mrs. Bucket

This is a great role for a young person who has a nice voice, and is a natural nurturer. Mrs. Bucket sings "Cheer Up, Charlie" with Mr. Bucket and Grandpa Joe. Mrs. Bucket can double as Oompa-Loompas in the second half of the show.

Vocal range top: Db5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Phineous Trout

Phineous is the reporter who announces the winners of the Golden Ticket contest throughout the show. The role requires some singing, and can be doubled by Wonka or played by another actor. In addition, either a boy or a girl can play the role.

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Oompa-Loompa Chorus

The Oompa-Loompa Chorus can be as small as a handful of performers or as large as your stage and theater can accommodate. Consider casting your youngest performers as Oompa-Loompas and augment them with a handful of older students who can take the lead and serve as Oompa-Loompa wranglers.

Augustus Gloop

Augustus is the overachieving eater who represents the evils of eating too much. Be extremely sensitive in casting this role as it is tempting to cast an overweight young person and that can be scarring-especially if the child struggles with this issue. Consider casting a thin child and creating the illusion of size via the costume. Either a boy or a girl acting like a boy can play Augustus. Augustus sings "I Eat More!" along with his mother and Phineous Trout. The song is on the difficult side, but does not need to be sung with a polished pretty voice, in fact, the more character the better.

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Mrs. Gloop

Mrs. Gloop is Augustus' mother who has overindulged her son with food. She accompanies Augustus on the tour of the factory, and sings "I Eat More!" which is one of the more difficult songs in the score for young people. The role requires a character actress who isn't afraid to take positive risks both in her acting and her singing.

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Mike Teavee

For this adaptation Mike is not just a TV junky. He is also addicted to video games, the Internet and any other mindnumbing technological device. Mike is bratty, loud and obnoxious. He does not know the word "no." Mike and Ms. Teavee sing "I See It All On TV" so he should be a reasonable singer, but does not need to be phenomenal. Mike could also be portrayed by a girl playing a boy, but generally works best with a male actor.

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Ms. Teavee

Ms. Teavee is a take on all television moms of the distant past. Think June Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver) or Marion Cunningham (Happy Days) or even Carol Brady (The Brady Bunch). She's perfectly put together and a bit vacant. She sings "I See It All On TV" but does not require a polished voice.

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Violet Beauregarde

Gum chewer extraordinaire, Violet hails from Snellville, Georgia, so it's nice if she has a Southern American accent, but not necessary. Violet should stand in stark contrast to Veruca Salt. Veruca is a wealthy refined brat; Violet is more of a bluecollar, middle class brat. She sings "Chew It" along with Willy Wonka. The song is a tour-de-force for the right voice, so cast a young lady with strong voice.

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Mrs. Beauregarde

Mrs. Beauregard is a teacher of geography and has invested a great deal of hard-earned money on therapy for her orally fixated daughter, with less than stellar results. The role is virtually non-singing. Her accent should match Violet's.

Veruca Salt

Veruca is the wealthy, class-conscious, spoiled brat. She is often portrayed with a high British accent that is by no means required (brats come in all nationalities). Veruca's solo number "I Want It Now" is deceptively tricky and comes late in the show, so select a young woman with a strong voice. Veruca should contrast sharply with Violet Beauregarde in terms of look and physical type.

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Mr. Salt

Mr. Salt's solution to most problems is to buy his way out. He is upper class, and usually portrayed with a high British accent. (But this accent is not necessary-just make sure Veruca and Mr. Salt sound like they hail from the same place.) He sings very little. A female actress playing male may also play the role.

Grandma Josephina

Charlie's three grandparents are mainly non-singing character roles. Cast performers that are innately interesting, who have good comic timing and are solid actors. These actors can double as Oompa-Loompas in the second half of the show.

Grandma Georgina

Charlie's three grandparents are mainly non-singing character roles. Cast performers that are innately interesting, who have good comic timing and are solid actors. These actors can double as Oompa-Loompas in the second half of the show.

Grandpa George

Charlie's three grandparents are mainly non-singing character roles. Cast performers that are innately interesting, who have good comic timing and are solid actors. These actors can double as Oompa-Loompas in the second half of the show.

James

James is Charlie's friend from school. He has a few lines and sings the introduction of "The Candy Man" along with Matilda and Charlie.

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: A3

Matilda

Matilda is also a schoolmate of Charlie's, but she's a bit of bully. Matilda has a few lines and sings the introduction of "The Candy Man" along with James and Charlie.

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: C#4

The Candy Man Kids

Sophie, Danny, Alfie, Billie and additional kids as needed are the Candy Man Kids. These kids sing "The Candy Man" and their numbers may be expanded as you see fit and your program will allow. The names of the characters have been drawn from other Roald Dahl books. Feel free to assign additional names to match the number of performers you cast.

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Chorus Of Cooks

The Cooks appear during "I Eat More!" presenting Augustus with a smorgasbord of food choices. Double the Candy Man Kids Chorus and Oompa-Loompa Chorus

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Squirrels

The squirrels are non-speaking, non-singing roles and you can cast as many as necessary. This is a great part for beginning actors.

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

SHREK JR.

Open to Grades 3-12

Show Dates: December 7, 8, 9 at the ME Theatre

Rehearses Saturdays from 1pm-5pm in the Windermere/Gotha Area

Casting 35 Roles in Auditions: August 19 by appointment. Email katie@shineinthelimelight.com for appointment time. Prepare 1 minute monologue and 16 bars of musical theater song.

Call Backs By Invitation: August 26

Rehearsals: September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 8:30-11:30 on Dec. 2 (No Rehearsal 11-25)

Tech Week: December 4-8. Performances December 8, 9, 10. ME Theatre.

Professional musical theater production training program: $450 Due prior to or at audition. Audition is for casting purposes only. Program registrations are first come, first serve and space is limited.  

Everyone's favorite ogre is back in this hilarious stage spectacle, based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film and outrageous Broadway musical.

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Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

With abundant opportunities for imaginative sets and costumes, and a host of over-the-top roles for an expandable cast, there's a part for everyone in this dazzling adventure story.

Character Breakdown (35 ROLES)

Storytellers

Wonderful roles for performers with natural stage presence and big, clear voices. These characters are important for setting up the world and moving the story forward, so cast some bold, energetic young actors.

Gender: Both

Shrek

He may be a big, scary, green ogre to the rest of the world, but as the story reveals, he's really just a big fellow with a big heart. It is great if Shrek is a solid singer, but most importantly, snag a young man who is an excellent actor with comedic chops.

Gender: Male

Fiona

She may appear to be an ideal princess straight from the fairy tale books, but there is more to her than that stereotypical image. She is an audacious young lady with a wonderful sense of humor and - surprisingly - manners akin to those of a teenage boy. Cast a girl who can do it all: act, sing and dance. This is a premiere role for an experienced performer with a loveable spirit.

Gender: Female

Young Fiona

Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.

Gender: Female

Teen Fiona

Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.

Gender: Female

Lord Farquaad

A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible. This is a role for a good singer, but most importantly, your very best comedian who isn't afraid of making bold choices or looking silly.

Gender: Male

Donkey

A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of "quiet time." Cast an experienced performer who can sing well and has a whole lot of presence and character. Be sure to choose a performer who complements Shrek well as his loyal and ever-faithful sidekick.

Gender: Both

Dragon

A breakout role for a young girl with a lot of soul and spunk. She is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey. Cast a performer who has tremendous presence and a good pop singing voice.

Gender: Female

Mama Ogre

Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Make sure to cast good singers.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Papa Ogre

Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Make sure to cast good singers.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: C3

Little Ogre

A role just right for a smaller, younger performer who is new to the stage. He may not have lines but he is very important to the storytelling.

Gender: Both

Pinocchio

The wooden boy who cannot tell a lie without being belied by his growing nose. Pinocchio begins in a sour mood about his second-class status but ends the story as a natural leader among the Fairy Tale Creatures. Cast a young performer with a lot of personality who can sing well.

Gender: Both

The Three Little Pigs

 Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist. It isn't necessary that they look identical; focus on finding a fun and dynamic trio.

Gender: Both

Ugly Duckling

He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts. This is a fun comedic role for a new performer.

Gender: Both

The Three Bears

Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear. Great cameo roles for young performers who make a complementary group.

Gender: Both

Vocal range top: C4

Vocal range bottom: D3

Wicked Witch

A great role for a young performer destined to be a character actress. She has a big personality, so find a performer who is up to the task.

Gender: Female

Big Bad Wolf

He doesn't need to be a scary, threatening big-bad-wolf type. At this point, he's a pretty tame wolf who is reduced to wearing Little Red Ridinghood's grandmother's dressing gown.

Gender: Both

Gingy

A great cameo role for a young performer who is as earnest as can be. Gingy is based on the Gingerbread Man who runs away like a fugitive from his baking captors. Find a performer with great energy.

Gender: Both

Peter Pan

The boy who never grew up, and he continues to act the part in this story. Cast a boy (or girl, if you want to give a nod to the traditional theater casting) who will have fun physicalizing the character.

Gender: Both

Captain Of The Guard

This role is just right for an actor with some inherent strength and authority. Cast somebody who has a big, booming voice and who isn't scared to put all the Fairy Tale Creatures in their place.

Gender: Both

Knights

The Dragon's background singers who all tried at some point to save Fiona from her tower but were held hostage by the Dragon. Performers who can sing well and have some soul just like the Dragon.

Gender: Both

Dwarf

Farquaad's comparably short and grumpy father.

Gender: Male

Ensemble

The Fairy Tale Creatures make up the heart of the show. These characters are taken from the story books but have a bit of a comedic twist. Be sure to cast a diverse group of kids with lots of personality and different strengths. Your performers should be proficient singers but most importantly, great actors. Other standout ensemble roles include : The Guards, Duloc Performers, Puss in Boots, Rooster, Pied Piper, Rats and the Bishop. Ensemble roles like Birds, Trees, Deer, Woodland Creatures and Fairy Tale Creatures help make up the backbone of the musical. Remind your actors that the story demands everyone jump on board as you create the hilarious and lovely world of Shrek The Musical JR.

Gender: Both

SPRING 2018

Auditions

ANNIE JR.

Rehearses Saturdays

April 13, 14, 15 at the ME Theatre

SOUND OF MUSIC

Rehearses Saturdays

April 20, 21, 22 at the ME Theatre

SEUSSICAL JR.

Rehearses Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm

June 15, 16, 17 at the ME Theatre

CAROUSEL

Rehearses Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm

June 29-July 1 at the ME Theatre


* All roles will be assigned at the start of the rehearsal process, and call backs will be scheduled on an as needed basis.
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