Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
Sopranos, Second Sopranos, and Alto's with extended mix/belt range. Vibrant, energetic, charming performers, with superior voices. Movement and dance will be needed. The narrators must be adept at both being the focal pint and then “blending” into the scene. The narrators are onstage almost the entire show. Must be an animated storyteller.
Jacob's favorite son. Joseph early on shows a talent for interpreting dreams and telling the future. Singer/actor. Honest and likable with good intent. Humble but proud and able to transition to the leader of a nation. Must believe in himself and his convictions. Vocal range high tenor.
The father of 12 sons, his favorite being Joseph. At times he may appear unfair and shallow, but he is, more importantly, the prophet who recognizes the future and calling of Joseph, thus saving the House of Israel.
Joseph's 11 brothers, Jacob's other sons:
High energy and very active. Singers/dancers/actors. Need to be able to develop strong unique characters. Able to portray wide range of performance styles. Although acting usually as a group, they each have their own different personalities, talents and flaws. They sing and dance their way through many situations and paces. Conniving, self-centered and jealous of Joseph. They change their ways in the end.
Reuben: Eldest on of Jacob: Sings “those Canaan Days” Needs good comic timing.
Simeon: Second Son
Levi: Third Son
Naphthali: Sixth Son
Isaachar: Ninth Son
Asher: Eighth Son
Dan: Fifth Son, sings “One More Angel in Heaven” in a country western style.
Zebulon: Tenth Son
Gad: Seventh Son
Benjamin: Twelfth Son
Judah: Fourth Son, Sings “Benjamin's Calypso” in a reggae style
Pharaoh: The most powerful man in Egypt, Pharaoh is considered a God on earth. Should be an outgoing, engaging entertainer, able to take the stage and connect with an audience. Singer/Actor with a good comic timing. Done in an “Elvis Presley” style.
Potiphar: A powerful and rich Egyptian and Joseph's employer.
Potiphar's Wife: Beautiful and scheming, dancer.
36 Brother's Wives/ Dancers for:
Jacob and Son's
One More Angel in Heaven (Also need an Angel to fly)
Go, Go Joseph
Poor, Poor Pharaoh
Stone the Crow
Those Canaan Days
Butler: Singing role male or female
Baker: Singing role male or female
Posted by Karma at 1:53 PM
- WILLY WONKA/CANDY MAN
Willy Wonka is an enigmatic character; at once mysterious and mischievous but also charismatic.
- 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.”
- 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.
- MR. AND MRS. BUCKET
These are great roles for young people who have nice voices, and are natural nurturers. Both sing solos; Mr. Bucket performs the number “Think Positive” with Charlie and Mrs. Bucket sings “Cheer Up, Charlie” with Mr. Bucket and Grandpa Joe.
- PHINEOUS TROUT
Phineous is the reporter who announces the winners of the Golden Ticket contest throughout the show. The role requires some singing, either a boy or a girl can play the role.
- OOMPA-LOOMPA CHORUS
- AUGUSTUS GLOOP
Augustus is the overachieving eater who represents the evils of eating too much. Augustus sings “I Eat More!” along with his mother and Phineous Trout.
- 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.
- 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”.
- MS. TEAVEE
Ms. Teavee is a take on all television moms of the distant past. She’s perfectly put together and a bit vacant. She sings “I See It All On TV”.
- 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.
- 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”.
- GRANDMA JOSEPHINA, GRANDMA GEORGINA, and GRANDPA GEORGE
Charlie’s three grandparents are mainly non-singing character roles.
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.
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.
- The CANDY MAN Willy Wonka's eyes and ears on the outside of his chocolate factory. Sings " The Candy Man".
- THE CANDY MAN KIDS
These kids sing and dance in “The Candy Man”
- CHORUS OF COOKS
The Cooks appear during “I Eat More!” presenting Augustus with a smorgasbord of food choices.
- 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. Her accent should match Violet’s.
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.
The squirrels are non-speaking, non-singing roles.
Posted by Karma at 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Dress rehearsal is tomorrow Thurs. June 15th. Please wear your black shoes, black socks, and Jeans. Don't worry about makeup we will put a bit on their cheeks. Performance times on Fri. 11:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Fri. is regular class time. Come 1/2 hr early for the 4 & 7
Posted by Karma at 11:59 AM
Sunday, June 11, 2017
We will have 3 Performances on Friday June 16th 11:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m. And 7:00 p.m. (for the 4:00 and 7:00 please be there 1/2 hour early).
All youth will need to wear a nice pair of jeans, black socks and black soft soled shoes. Have your child come with hair combed and curled. They will wear their Youth Arts Festival T-shirts as part of their costume Please help them keep them nice and clean. We want them to look a awesome while they perform!!!
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Alice: Brooke Grant
White Rabbit: Lily Tessem
Dodo: Rylan Wilkins
Ryatt Allen, Cash Bolyard, Alex Butler, Mark Champneys, McCade Hancock, Zach McHoes, Spencer Oliver, Archer Olson, Tyson Pope, Trumann Simmons, Danny Valenzuela, Milo Thompson, Maverick Thompson, Kamden Brockbank
Tweedle Dee: Brianna McHoes
Tweedle Dum: Eden Smith
Rose Red: Merilynn Pulsipher
Rose White: Nada-Lynn Pulsipher
The flowers: Madeline Anderson, Paige Bowman, Aubrie Brouwer, Paisley Bryan, Sofia Colton, Kate Fillmore, Emily Gedeborg, Sarah Green, Gwen Justice, Lucy Messenger, Sophia Paxman, Celeste Perrins, Kylee Pope, Hannah Richards, Lily Salisbury, Jayde Seal, Ashlyn Sievers, Mia Stevenson, Londyn Tafoya, Grace Tessem, Olivia Tessem, Clara Valgardson, Linden Valgardson, Layla Sherratt, Sara Miller, Rose Pulsipher, Alice Brockbank, Gwen Brockbank, Erin Gubler, Hailey Gubler, Avery Thompson
Caterpillar: Elijah Lewis
Cheshire Cat: Adelaide Olson
Mad Hatter: Michael Pulsipher
March Hare: Mason Dansie
Dormouse: Ethan Welch
Tyler Baisch, Joseph Champmeys, Nate Hill, Edward Simmons, Connor Brockbank, Henry Pulsipher, Hailey Aguero, Alea Bateman, Brooklyn Batty, Daphne Bryan, Alyssa Butler, Holly Cherepovich, Kaitlyn Christensen, Joy Coxson, Abby Fillmore, Audrey Justice, Emma Spencer, Sydney Anderson
The Queen of Hearts: Ariana Whatcott
The King of Hearts: Derek Bundy
Posted by Karma at 7:40 PM