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BY  |  Saturday, Nov 06, 2010 12:00pm

Do you have a mini-thespian at home? There are auditions coming up for three great productions.

Studio Players in Montclair will hold auditions for its production of Beauty and The Beast:

Beauty and the Beast: THIS IS NOT THE DISNEY MUSICAL VERSION. It is the Studio Players annual junior production, directed and produced by area teenagers, and supervised by adult mentors.
Sun. Nov. 14th at 7:00pm 
Wed. Nov. 17th at 7:00pm

No appointments, fees, or headshots required.

Florabunda (Female, 15-18): The narrator/enchantress who provides the magic
that brings the story to life. 
Prince Philip (Male, 13-18): A selfish boy who cares about no one but himself. As
punishment, he is turned into the Beast. 
Belinda (Female, 13-18): A beautiful, kindhearted bookworm who, with time, befriends
the Beast. 
Henry (Male, 15-18):  Belinda’s father, who wants to see her happy.
Fernando/Eduardo/Ramon (Male, 10-18): Young men in the village who seek
Belinda’s love.  
Town official (Male/ Female, 8-18): Announces to Henry and Belinda that their bank is
closed and their money is gone.
Darlene/Charlene (Female, 8-18): Girls who try to win the Prince’s attention
Mindy /Quincy (Male/Female, 8-18): The prince’s advisors
Milly Mae/Clemmie Jo/Billy Bob (Male/ Female, 10-18): Country folk Boris and Igor (Male/Female, 10-18): Guards at the castle
Theodore/Penelope/Calliope/Pemberton (Male/Female, 8-18): Servants 
Alfredo Fettucini (Male/Female, 8-18): The castle cook. 

Performance dates: February 12, 13, 19, 20, 2011

Studio Players
14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair

JCC Musical Theatre Company, a Perry Award-Winning adult community theatre group, will be holding auditions for its production of Annie for children ages 15 and under on Sunday, November 28 and Monday, November 29. They are also auditioning adults.

Audition will be held at The Leon and Toby Cooperman JCC, Ross Family Campus, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ.

Most of the characters require light to medium dancing skills, while Rooster & Lily should have high dance ability. The style of dance required reflects the era in which the show is set: jazz training is excellent preparation.  Annie & Oliver should also have tap dance training for their soft shoe number.

We rehearse weeknights and Sunday afternoons.  Those auditioning should bring their own sheet music (written in the correct key) and be prepared to sing a song. An accompanist will be provided. All roles are open.

Children under 15
Sunday, November 28 – 2:00PM-5:00PM
Monday, November 29 – 5:30PM-7:00PM

Monday, November 29 – 7:00PM-9:30PM
Tuesday, November 30 – 7:00PM-9:30PM

Thursday, December 2 – 6:00PM-9:30PM

Performance Dates
Sat, Feb 12 at 7:00 PM
Sun, Feb 13 at 2:00 PM
Sat, Feb 19 at 7:00 PM
Sun, Feb 20 at 2:00 PM
Mon, Feb 21 at 11:00 AM
Mon, Feb 21 at 3:00 PM

For more information, email or visit here.

Also putting on a production of Annie, is Gas Lamp Players. They hold audition on November 15:

Gas Lamp Players Auditions for Annie
Thespians in grades 3 – 6.
What: Auditions for Gas Lamp Players’ production of Annie. Children should bring a snap-shot, if possible.  All girls auditioning should be prepared to sing “Maybe.”  All boys auditioning should be prepared to sing a song of their own choosing and bring music in the correct key.  An accompanist will be provided.  All children should be prepared to learn a dance combination to “It’s A Hard Knock Life.” 
Where: Ridewood Avenue School  Auditorium, 235 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ.
When: Monday, November 15. Registration begins at 5 pm and audition start at 6 pm SHARP.
Cost: Free.

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