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Summer 2021 Online Auditions

Auditions Schedule

May 4
 - May 16

Callback Schedule

TBD

Performance Schedule

June 9 - June 23 (How I Became a Pirate)
July 7 - July 21 (Junie B. Jones)

SYNOPSIS

How I Became a Pirate

Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew. Braid Beard and his mates enlist young Jeremy Jacob as they look for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds that adventuring can be lots of fun, but also learns that love and home are treasures you can’t find on any map! The whole family will love this delightful and swashbuckling musical adventure.

SYNOPSIS

Junie B. Jones

Created by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, the team that brought you Dear Edwina, comes Junie B. Jones, The Musical – a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, brought to life in a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) musical developed by TheatreworksUSA. Awaken a young person’s desire to read with the sassy little diva, Junie B. Jones, and her adventures in first grade.

It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.

PREPARATION

Elm Street Cultural Arts Village is deeply committed to building an inviting and inclusive arts community that celebrates individuality and diversity and treats everyone with fairness and respect. We invite artists of all races, ages, sexual orientations, and gender expressions as well as artists with disabilities to participate. We want to represent diverse communities in our organization and welcome your interest.
 
Elm Street is taking extreme measures to ensure your safety and well-being. We want to make this experience as comfortable, safe, and fun as possible for everyone involved.
 
We are currently adhering to the following procedures:
– screening temperatures upon arrival
– requiring masks during the rehearsal and performance process
– reducing physical contact
– washing hands regularly
– disinfecting spaces after usage
– maintaining social distancing requirements when applicable
– monitoring COVID-19 related symptoms throughout rehearsals
 
Please be sure to read over Elm Street’s full COVID In-Person program procedures before applying to audition: http://bit.ly/in-person-escav. Auditions will only be through online submissions through Sunday, May 16th at 11:59pm.
 
Please upload two YouTube/Dropbox video links: one video of yourself singing 32 bars in the style of the show and another video of a 60-second contemporary monologue. If unable to upload the videos to this audition form, please email brian@elmstreetarts.org with your video submissions.
 
If needed, additional online callback material may be requested separately or in-person callbacks will take place TBA. Information about callbacks will be emailed separately.
 
Rehearsals will take place on a condensed schedule format; they will always take place between Sunday and Thursday from no earlier than 6:00PM to no later than 10:00PM. A full schedule will be available to view prior to first rehearsal. Rehearsals are subject to change and may vary due to conflicts and Elm Street’s discretion.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS - HOW I BECAME A PIRATE

Note: With the exception of Jeremy Jacob, all roles will be played by adults ages 16+; Jeremy Jacob can be played by a boy or girl ages 10+.

3 male, 5 gender flexible featured roles

JEREMY JACOB – a boy of about 10

BRAID BEARD – the Pirate Captain – a man of girth with a “braided beard” on his chin

SWILL THE PIRATE – slight build with wire-rim eyeglasses – philosophical – intellectual – who gets blamed for everything that goes wrong

SHARKTOOTH THE PIRATE – foreboding – scowling grin – wears a patch on eye – but yet – he’s a “sensitive guy”

PIRATE PIERRE – talks with a French accent – the ship’s cook – enjoys fine French cuisine

MAX THE PIRATE – he wears a stuffed Parrot on his shoulder – “he’s only a stuffed, plush Parrot but we don’t have the heart to tell ‘im ‘ees not real”

PIRATE SEYMOUR BRAUNSCHWAGGER – A typical Pirate First Mate

PIRATE SCURVY DOG – A typical Pirate Second Mate – with a tendency to “bark”

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS - JUNIE B. JONES

Note: All roles will be played by adults ages 16+; Cast doubling subject to change.

Junie B. JonesA quirky, energetic first grader with comedic flair. Loves having adventures and writing about them in her journal. Gets upset when things don’t go her way. Wildly precocious, yet completely endearing.
Gender: Female
Age: 6 to 7
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G#3
 
LucilleJunie B.’s former best friend, also in first grade. The ultimate child diva. Rich girl, well-dressed. In Mr. Scary’s class with Junie B. Enthusiastic. Can be double cast as BOBBI JEAN PIPER and JOSE.
Gender: Female
Age: 6 to 7
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3
 
HerbJunie B.’s new best friend. A cute boy, slightly shy. Endearing and charming. Can be double cast as CHENILLE.
Gender: Male
Age: 6 to 7
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
 
MayAnother first grader in Mr. Scary’s class with Junie B. Bossy, know-it-all. Junie’s nemesis. Can be double cast with MOMMY and GRACE.
Gender: Female
Age: 6 to 7
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A#3
 
SheldonAnother first grader in Mr. Scary’s class with Junie B. Nerdy, lactose intolerant, and gets a bit of stage fright. Excited about playing music. Can be double cast with CAMILLE and LENNIE.
Gender: Male
Age: 6 to 7
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B2
 
CamilleLucille’s new best friend and Chenille’s twin sister. A follower. Can be double cast with SHELDON and LENNIE.
Gender: Female
Age: 6 to 7
 
ChenilleLucille’s other new best friend and Camille’s twin sister. Coordinated and cute. Can be double cast with HERB.
Gender: Female
Age: 6 to 7
 
GraceJunie B.’s other former best friend. She rides the bus with Junie B. and is now best friends with Bobbi Jean Piper. Can be double cast with MOMMY and MAY.
Gender: Female
Age: 6 to 7
 
Bobbi Jean PiperGrace’s new best friend. Can be double cast with LUCILLE and JOSE.
Gender: Female
Age: 6 to 7
 
JoseAnother first grader in Mr. Scary’s class. Speaks both Spanish and English. Can be double cast with LUCILLE and BOBBI JEAN PIPER.
Gender: Male
Age: 6 to 7
 
LennieAnother first grader. Can be double cast with SHELDON and CAMILLE.
Gender: Male
Age: 6 to 7
 
Mr. ScaryJunie B.’s first grade teacher, a warm man, despite his name. Can be double cast with GLADYS GUTZMAN and DADDY.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: D#4
Vocal range bottom: A#2
 
MotherJunie B.’s mom. Exasperated, but understanding. Can be double cast with GRACE and MAY.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: D#5
Vocal range bottom: A3
 
DaddyJunie B.’s dad. Encouraging and knows how to juggle. Can be double cast with MR. SCARY and MRS. GUTZMAN.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 50
 
Mrs. GutzmanThe kids’ favorite lunch lady at Junie B.’s elementary school, also known as “Gladys Gutzman, Queen of Snacks.” Can be double cast with MR. SCARY and DADDY.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 55

AUDITION APPLICATION

  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, jpeg.
    The file must be a JPG, PNG, PDF, or JPEG no larger than 10mb.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    The file must be a PDF no larger than 10MB.
  • Please post a link to YouTube or Dropbox: one video of yourself singing 32 bars in the style of the show.
  • Please post a link to YouTube or Dropbox: one video of a 60-second contemporary monologue.
  • Please list all conflicts, vacations, etc. between the dates of May 1st and July 21st. Mandatory Dates are NON-NEGOTIABLE. There may be additional promo/events or appearances you will be called to, but those will be discussed once cast is in place.

    Rehearsals will take place on a condensed schedule format; they will always take place between Sunday and Thursday from no earlier than 6:00PM to no later than 10:00PM. A full schedule will be available to view prior to first rehearsal. Rehearsals are subject to change and may vary due to conflicts and Elm Street's discretion.

    *MANDATORY DATES HOW I BECAME A PIRATE*
    Tech Rehearsals:
    Tuesday, June 1st: 6:00pm-10:00pm
    Wednesday, June 2nd: 6:00pm-10:00pm
    Thursday, June 3rd: 6:00pm-10:00pm
    Sunday, June 6th: 6:00pm-10:00pm
    Monday, June 7th: 6:00pm-10:00pm
    Tuesday, June 8th: 6:00pm-10:00pm
    (PREVIEW)

    Shows:
    Wednesday, June 9th 10:00am GO (8:30am CALL)
    Saturday, June 12th: 2:30pm GO (1:00pm CALL)
    Sunday, June 13th: 2:30pm GO (1:00pm CALL)
    Wednesday, June 16th 10:00am GO (8:30am CALL)
    Saturday, June 19th: 2:30pm GO (1:00pm CALL)
    Sunday, June 20th: 2:30pm GO (1:00pm CALL)
    Wednesday, June 23rd 10:00am GO (8:30am CALL)

    *MANDATORY DATES JUNIE B JONES*
    Tech Rehearsals:
    Tuesday, June 29th: 6:00pm-10:00pm
    Wednesday, June 30th: 6:00pm-10:00pm
    Thursday, July 1st: 6:00pm-10:00pm
    Saturday, July 3rd: 9:00am-5:00pm
    Monday, July 5th: 6:00pm-10:00pm
    Tuesday, July 6th: 6:00pm-10:00pm
    (PREVIEW)

    Shows:
    Wednesday, July 7th 10:00am GO (8:30am CALL)
    Saturday, July 10th: 2:30pm GO (1:00pm CALL)
    Sunday, July 11th: 2:30pm GO (1:00pm CALL)
    Wednesday, July 14th 10:00am GO (8:30am CALL)
    Saturday, July 17th: 2:30pm GO (1:00pm CALL)
    Sunday, July 18th: 2:30pm GO (1:00pm CALL)
    Wednesday, July 21st 10:00am GO (8:30am CALL)

    Please list all conflicts in the box below, or type "NONE".

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