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Casting Call for MTA’s Elf the Musical JR.

Audition Preparation Workshops Available  

Anthem, Ariz.  September 13, 2016 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for Elf the Musical Jr., based on the cherished holiday film by New Line Cinema, featuring songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.  Auditions for this no-cut production for ages 6-18 will be held October 22-23 at MTA in Anthem.  

A hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy, Elf the Musical Jr. follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Buddy, a young orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth!  With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.   This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make every young performer embrace his or her "inner elf" with plenty of large ensemble numbers featuring elves and (New Yorkers) of every type. The award-winning production staff includes director and stage manager Sarah Brayer, choreographer Lyndsie Clymer, vocal director Karen Blanzy and assistant stage manager Jessica Kishbaugh.  Rehearsals begin October 27, with performances taking place December 8-18.  

General vocal auditions will be held Saturday, October 22 at 11 a.m.  The Dance Call will be on Sunday, October 23 starting at 9 a.m. with Callbacks at 10:30a.m. Auditions, callbacks, and rehearsals will be held at MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.  Those auditioning should prepare a musical theatre song, 16-32 bars or one minute in length.  Bring an accompaniment CD or iPod to sing with; you may also sing a capella if needed.  Please have your registration materials (available on the website) completed prior to coming to the audition.  If you are unable to make the scheduled audition time, please contact musicaltheatreofanthem@gmail.com for an alternate appointment time.  

Audition Preparation Workshops will be held on Thursday, October 20 from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. –  7:30.p.m, as well as Friday, October 21 from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at MTA.  During these 90-minute sessions, participants will be instructed on cold reads, acting technique, characterization and more.  Participants of the workshops will get to audition prior to the general audition time.  Cost is just $35 and space is limited to just 18 participants per session.  There is a 10% sibling discount.  For more information and to reserve your spot, visit www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org.   

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.



Casting Call for MTA’s To Kill A Mockingbird  

Anthem, Ariz. August 21, 2016 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for To Kill A Mockingbird, an American masterpiece by author, Harper Lee, about the power of childhood innocence, morality, and love. Auditions for this “cut” production will be held September 24 for ages 13 to adult, with callbacks on September 25 in Anthem.                     

It's 1935, and racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama. Nonetheless, young Jean Louise Finch - or Scout, as she is fondly called - manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from issues of race. All that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, defend an innocent man, Tom Robinson, against a potential death sentence, which looms threateningly against him because of prejudice due to race. Scout begins to realize that just because society portrays something as being true doesn't mean that it actually is fact. With the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that "growing up" often means doing what is right, even when it comes at great cost. The award-winning production staff includes Director Laura O’Meara and Stage Manager Jessica Kishbaugh. Rehearsals begin September 29, with performances November 10-13 in Anthem.  

General Auditions will be held Saturday, September 24 at 9 a.m. with Callbacks on Sunday, September 25 at 9 a.m. Auditions, callbacks and rehearsals will be held at MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.  Those auditioning should prepare a monologue one minute in length.  Please have your registration materials (available on the website) completed prior to coming to the audition. The tuition and costume fee for this production is $275 (ages 13-19), with a 10% sibling discount.  Scholarships are available for participants who might otherwise not be able to participate.  Please visit our website www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org for more information. If you are unable to make the scheduled audition time, please contact musicaltheatreofanthem@gmail.com for an alternate appointment time.

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.  Supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Audition for "Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang" at Fountain Hills

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Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious"

 

Audition Dates: 
Sunday, July 17th at 6pm and Tuesday, July 19th at 7pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, July 20th if needed


Production dates: Friday, September 2nd - Sunday, September 18th
Possible extension through Sunday, September 25th

Performances: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm

**Click Here To Register for an Appointment**

or call (480) 837-9661 x3
 
Auditioners should prepare:
- 16 to 32 bars of a song that best shows off their voice
- Bring sheet music in appropriate key. No CD’s
- Dress to move for dance audition.
- Headshot and resume if available
- List of possible rehearsal conflicts

CASTING:
Caractacus Potts: An eccentric, brilliant, English inventor and loving father and son. His inventions and children are his life.  Age: 40 to 50 

Truly Scrumptious: Daughter of the famous candy maker, Lord Scrumptious. Strong and independent, but gentle. Falls in love with Caractacus.  Age: 20 to 30  

Grandpa Potts: Caractacus Potts's father, who is a former war hero. He loves to tell old War stories. A sort of second father to Jeremy and Jemima.    Age: 65 to 75 

Baron Bomburst: Tyrannical ruler of Vulgaria and a lover of toys. A man-child, he is very immature, needy, and whiney.  Age: 35 to 45  

Baroness Bomburst: Head of the Vulgarian Parliament and a hater of children. Tyrannical and dramatic.  Age: 30 to 45 

The Childcatcher: He makes sure that Vulgaria is child-free. Evil and manipulative. Hates children almost as much as the Baroness.  Age: 45 to 60

The Toymaker: With all children outlawed in Vulgaria, this toy-making genius only works for the child-like Baron. Smart but frightened.   Age: 45 to 60 

Jeremy Potts: Caractucus's son. An adventurous boy with a vivid imagination. A total child at heart who loves his family.  Age: 10 to 13 

Jemima Potts: Caractucus's daughter. She is an adventurous girl with a vivid imaginations. A total child at heart who loves her family.  Age: 10 to 13 

Boris:  A member of the two-person Vulgarian gang that works for the Baron and Baroness. Though he is not very smart, he is the leader.  Age: 35 to 45  

Goran: One member of the two-person Vulgarian gang that works for the baron and Baroness. A dumb oaf.   Age: 35 to 45  

Lord Scrumptious:  Owner of the Scrumptious Sweet Factory. Extremely busy, important, and decisive. Age: 40 to 55

Ensemble
Kids; Inventors; Soldiers; Townspeople; English Crowd

 

Audition for "Charlotte's Web" at Fountain Hills

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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." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing musical about friendship.
 

Audition Dates: 
July 18th, 25th, and 26th at 5:45pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, July 27th if needed


Production dates: Friday, September 23rd - Sunday, October 9th
Performances: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm
Possible Saturday matinees will be added if needed

**Call To Register**
(480) 837-9661 x3
 

Auditioners should prepare:
- 16 bars of an upbeat song that best shows off their voice
- Bring sheet music in appropriate key. No CD’s
- 1-2 minute comedic monologue
- Dress to move for dance audition.
- Headshot and resume if available
- List of possible rehearsal conflicts

CASTING:
Fern Arable - A young girl
John Arable - Her father
Martha Arable - Her mother
Avery Arable - Her brother
Homer Zuckerman - Her uncle
Edith Zuckerman - her aunt
Lurvy - A hired hand
Wilbur - A pig
Templeton - A rat
Charlotte - A spider
Goose, Gander, Sheep, Lamb - Farm Animals
Ensemble - Reporters, Photographers, Spectators, Townspeople, Judges, Fairgoers, Fair Personnel, Owl, Bat, Uncle (a pig), and Spiders.


The Young Actors Guild 

announces

AUDITIONS
for "Tilly the Trickster"!

When: July 7th, 4:30-7:00 pm

Where: First Christian Church, 3501 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, 72918

Who: Open to ages 6-14.

What: You will read from the script and sing a short song a capella. Pick a song that shows off your personality! We want to see you show off YOU!

Molly Shannon (of SNL fame) has created numerous unforgettable characters on Saturday Night Live and in movies such as SUPERSTAR and NEVER BEEN KISSED and now introduces young readers to her latest hilarious creation. TILLY THE TRICKSTER, the MUSICAL!

Tilly is a mischievous girl who loves nothing more than causing a little trouble. From leaking cups to toothpaste-flavored cookies, Tilly has a trick for everyone: her mom, dad, brother, classmates, and even her teacher. But when the tables are turned and her family does some scheming of its own, will Tilly decide to change her trickster ways?

Showdates: September 8-10, 2016.
Directed by: Audra Bocksnick
Music Director: Gini Law

Questions? Email missygipson@weareyag.org