Don Zolidis' The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
May 14 - 15, 2017 4:30pm St. Ambrose Church Social Hall
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We need you! We are looking for a Company of approximately 20 actors that are creative problem solving team players ready to have some fun! Auditions will begin promptly at 4:30 pm. We will be dispensing considerable information, answering questions, asking you to fill out paperwork, etc., so please arrive early to do this. This audition will consist of multiple rounds of cold readings from the script. The Director will assign you a scene and a scene partner, give you some time to work, and then you will perform it for the Director.
Plot Synopsis: Don Zoldis' The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon is a mash up of modern attitude and old world folklore that explodes as two narrators attempt to link all of Grimm’s fairy tales into one by asking the question, “Where did that character come from?” The narrators launch into the story of a poor girl who wants it all and makes a deal with supernatural forces (a Devil, an Enchantress, and Rumplestiltzskin) for cash and prizes, including a prince! Later the girl’s daughter is taken away to a tower where her hair grows so very, very long…but where did this girl, Rapunzel’s Mom, come from? Hansel and Gretel get the horror movie treatment (with some help from the audience) as we follow their encounter with a hungry witch and find out how they are related to Rapunzel! But where did that witch come from? Snow White and two dwarves take the stage and each present a screwball variation on how her story could have ended. In the second, Snow White has an epic battle with a witch, which brings up another question. Where did this one come from? Cinderella and the Narrators are unable to resolve their artistic differences when Cinderella finds out that there is no Fairy Godmother in the original story. Will the Narrators be able to finish the story of Cinderella without Cinderella? Will they be able to string all of these stories together? Do we have enough actors to pull this off? Stay tuned...
Narrator 1 is a cool, calm, theatrical professional who wants to put on a lovely show.
Narrator 2 is a very excitable performer who wants to ROCK THE AUDIENCE’S WORLD!!!
Both Narrators need to be able to work the audience, as there is a lot of audience interaction.
Girl is the young lady who trades everything to marry a Prince, become rich, and have a child.
Enchantress is a magical woman who takes Rapunzel away in exchange for providing the Prince.
Devil is an infernal type who make a deal with the Girl so the Girl can have a child, Rapunzel.
Rumplestiltzskin is a talkative and repulsive person whose deal provides the Girl’s riches.
Rapunzel is a totally misunderstood teenager, willful and dramatic.
Girl’s Prince is a bit of a deadbeat dad much more interested in golf than raising a family.
Hansel is the very hungry brother of Gretel. Not a very bright young man.
Gretel is the slightly more cautious sister of Hansel. She is quick thinking and ready for action.
Candy House Witch is the Witch who has a delicious candy house and an appetite for children.
Snow White is a self confident young woman who challenges traditional roles.
Dwarf 1 is a mean and hungry angry little man.
Dwarf 2 is a man who loves to look pretty and wear beautiful gowns and plays Cinderella briefly
Jealous Witch is Snow White’s Stepmom and though good looking, jealous of Snow White.
Snow White’s Prince is a laid back kinda guy looking for a Princess.
Cinderella is a young woman hoping for the fairy tale ending. She gets mad when it doesn’t.
Wicked Stepsisters 1 + 2 are vain and vicious women who will do anything to get the Prince.
Prince Charming is not bright, but persistent in his quest to find the foot that fits the slipper.
Actor is someone who just wanted to play the “Birds” role, but owing to a shortage of actors is forced to play the Wicked Stepmother part in Cinderella’s story.
Before the Audition:
• Get all of your summertime scheduling in one place. We will be asking about dates and times and need to know when you are visiting grandma or playing in a soccer league, etc.
• Find out everything you can about The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon written by Don Zolidis and published by Playscripts, Inc. The internet tubes might be helpful.
• Be advised, I have cut the script for time and content. Some characters and scenes are cut.
• Get together with your friends and work on the items that the director is looking for (below).
• Relax! It’s called a play for a reason. If you are having fun everyone else will, too.
• Realize that the Director wants you to be brilliant, so he has lots of brilliant people to work with, so just be brilliant.
• If the Director gives you a chance to pick a scene or a role, jump on it.
• The Director is looking for several things during your audition.
o Can you be heard from 30 feet away? Can you project your voice?
o Can you be understood from 30 feet away? Can you articulate your voice?
o Is your body and its movements helping you tell your story?
o Are you making vocal and physical choices on an artistic level?
o Are you and your scene partner working together to create the scene?
Sunday, May 14. Please arrive by 4:30 for informational meeting. Done by 6:30
Monday, May 15. Please arrive by 4:30 for informational meeting. Done by 6:30
St. Ambrose Church Social Hall
1628 E G Ave, Parchment, MI 49004
Callbacks: (if necessary) Wednesday, May 17 from 4:30 until 6:30
Our first company meeting/rehearsal is on Tuesday, May 30 at St Ambrose Social Hall
Normally we rehearse Mondays through Thursdays from 4:30-6:30
There is ONE Friday rehearsal – July 7, 4:30-6:30
We will NOT rehearse on July 1-2-3-4
We will have technical rehearsals on July 5-6-7 and July 9-10-11
July 12 – 16
Two narrators attempt to recreate all 209 of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in a wild, fast-paced extravaganza. To make it more difficult, they attempt to combine them into one gigantic fable using Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and other more obscure stories like Lean Lisa and The Devil's Grandmother.
Stay tuned for audition times and location
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