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AUDITIONS – Charlotte’s Web & The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] [again]

November 12 - November 13

The Company OnStage is excited to announce that we are hosting auditions for “Charlotte’s Web” and “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] [again]”.

Auditions will take place on Sunday, November 12, and Monday, November 13, 2023 beginning at 7pm at 5720 Bellaire Blvd, Suite G, Houston, TX 77081. We ask that participants arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork and introduce yourself to the stage managers. If you have a headshot and resume, please bring it (not required). There are no audition appointments, and actors will not need prepared monologues. The evening will cover the auditions for both shows, beginning with “Charlotte’s Web”. During each show’s audition, all actors will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in a group setting with the director selecting sides and combinations of participants to read together or independently. Please be prepared to move and make bold choices!

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YOUNG AUDIENCES PRODUCTION

“Charlotte’s Web”

Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Based on the book by E.B. White.

Directed By Ricky Rojas

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PULISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

DATES OF NOTE

  • First Rehearsal: Sunday, December 3, 2023
  • Rehearsal Schedule: Sunday and Tuesday Evenings Beginning @ 7pm.
  • ***Additional Dates: January 1, 7 (@ 3pm), 21, and 25, 2024***
  • ***No Rehearsals on January 23, 2024***
  • Performance Dates: Saturdays, January 27, February 3, 10, and 17, 2024 @ 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 4, 2024, @ 2:00 p.m.
  • Strike Date: Sunday, February 18, 2024

CASTING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Total Number of Actors: 7
  • Age Range: 16 through 50s
  • Number of Men: 4-5
  • Number of Women: 2-3
  • All ethnicities are welcome.
  • Actors must be comfortable with physicality, playing multiple high energy roles (including animals), and be comfortable lifting up to 25 lbs to help with set changes.
  • There are no roles for anyone under 16 in this production.

LIST OF CHARACTERS, AGE RANGES, AND GENDERS:

  • Wilbur: A pig. Male 16+ -young 20s (young presenting)
  • Charlotte: A spider. Female 16+ -50, able to climb
  • Fern Arable/Goose/Spectator/Judge: Female 16+ – young 20s
  • John Arable/Templeton/Lurvy: Male 25+ -50s
  • Homer Zuckerman/Avery/Sheep/Spectator/Judge: Male 25+ -50s
  • Gander/Reporter (Carter)/Uncle (Pig)/President of the Fair-Male 20+ -50s
  • Narrator: 16+ to 50s voice role. Male or Female

 

SYNOPSIS:

The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web in which she writes, “Some pig.” This is a beautiful and knowing play about friendship.

AUDITIONS FOR THIS PRODUCTION WILL CONSIST OF COLD READING FROM THE SCRIPT AND PHYSICALITY.

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EVENING THEATRE PRODUCTION

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] [again]”

Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. New Revisions by Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield

Directed by Aaron Garrett

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (abridged) is performed by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing In c, New York, NY

DATES OF NOTE

  • First Rehearsal: Monday, December 4, 2023
  • Rehearsal Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings Beginning @ 7pm.
  • ***Additional Dates: January 5, 6 (@ 3:30pm), 13 (@ 3:30pm), 19, 20 and 23, 2024***
  • ***No Rehearsals on December 7, 2023, and January 4, 11, 18, and 22, 2024***
  • Performance Dates: Fridays and Saturdays, January 26, 27, February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, and 17, 2024 @ 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 11, 2024 @ 2:00 p.m.
  • Strike Date:  Sunday, February 18, 202

CASTING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Total Number of Actors: 3
  • Age range 18 – 60
  • Number of Men or Women: 3
  • All ethnicities are welcome.
  • There are no roles for children in this production.

DESCRIPTION OF CHARACTERS:

All three roles are open to any gender, and all actors will play multiple parts. Roles are highly physical, and actors will need to run, jump, climb, carry, be carried and fall. Actors will need to be comfortable with stage combat and close contact such as hugging and kissing. If you have experience with a string instrument, that would be a bonus, but not required.

COS will have an Intimacy Coordinator for this production.

SYNOPSIS:

The cultural touchstone that is THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) is one of the world’s most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike. The original version was followed by the 2010 REVISED version, and this latest REVISED AGAIN version includes changes that celebrate and encourage greater diversity and inclusivity in today’s theater!

AUDITIONS FOR THIS PRODUCTION WILL CONSIST OF COLD READINGS FROM THE SCRIPT AND IMPROVIZATION. AUDITIONERS SHOULD DRESS READY TO MOVE.

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The Company OnStage, Inc. (COS), is an all-volunteer Texas nonprofit corporation with tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and can be reached by visiting www.companyonstage.org or by calling 713-726-1219 and leaving a message.

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Houston, TX 77081 United States
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