AUDITIONS AT POISON APPLE PRODUCTIONS
THE LITTLE PRINCE THE MUSICAL
Book and Lyrics by John Schoullar
Music by Rick Cummins
Based on the Book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Casting Adult Actors and 8 Child Ensemble roles for ages 5 and up.
AUGUST 20 (Tuesday) 5-8 pm.
(Callbacks by invitation only Wednesday August 21)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday's 6:30-9:00 pm.
Beginning August 27-September 20
Mandatory Tech Schedule:
Sunday September 22 3pm-10 pm
Monday 23 - Thursday 26 6-10 pm
Friday September 27, 7:30 pm
Saturday September 28, 7:30 pm
Sunday September 29, 2:00 pm
Friday October 4, 7:30 pm
Saturday October 5, 7:30 pm
Sunday October 6, 2:00 pm
Friday October 11, 7:30 pm
Saturday October 12, 7:30 pm
Sunday October 13, 2:00 pm
ABOUT THE LITTLE PRINCE MUSICAL:
This beloved classic now comes alive on stage in a magical full-length family musical. Filled with enchanting music and heart-felt lyrics, it has been touted by critics around the country for its sophisticated appeal to all ages. It tells the story of a world-weary aviator whose malfunctioning plane strands him on the Sahara Desert. When a mysterious, regal little boy appears and asks him to draw a sheep, the aviator is annoyed and distracted from his crisis—unaware that he is about to have a transforming experience. During their week in the desert the little prince tells him stories about his adventures through the galaxy and about his strained relationship with a special flower on his own tiny planet. He encourages the alienated aviator to document these tales by drawing once again as he had when he was a boy. By learning that "what is essential is invisible to the eye," the aviator comes to a new understanding of how to laugh, cry, and love again. This show with its unique features of live drawing as part of the action and a planetarium environment—provides a great deal of room for directorial concepts, allowing for either the most elaborate or simplest of productions.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John Michael Tebelak
Music and Lyrics by Kristin Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Book by Jennifer Lee
and 2020 JUNIOR THEATRE FESTIVAL TROUPES
for youth ages 9-18.
SEPTEMBER 7 and 8 (Saturday or Sunday)
Auditions Saturday September 7 10 am-2 pm OR Sunday September 8 1-4 pm
(Callbacks by invitation only Monday September 9 6-9 pm, Tuesday September 10 6-9 pm, Wednesday September 11 6-9 pm)
ABOUT GODSPELL JR:
The original Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winner, Stephen Schwartz, and it took the world by storm. Boasting a score with chart topping songs, Godspell JR. is a sensation that continues to touch audiences.
A group of disciples help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, are employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
ABOUT FROZEN JR:
The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!
DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
Adapted for the stage by Wendy Kesselman, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett
for Adult Actors and 3 youth between ages 11-18.
JANUARY 14 (Tuesday) 6-9pm
(Callbacks by Invitation Only Wednesday January 15 and Thursday January 16 6-9pm)
ABOUT THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK:
The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th Century. The memoirs of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history. Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the original, Pulitzer Prize award-winning script by Goodrich and Hackett draws from previously unpublished parts of Anne Frank’s real-life diary, allowing the audience to experience Anne in a way that breathes life into this passionate, complex young woman, allowing us to share her relatable experience of adolescence as a familiarly modern teenager. For nearly two years, Anne, her father, mother, and sister, joined with the Van Daan family, to hide in a secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam, as the Nazis deported the Jews of Holland to their deaths. In her secret attic, Anne comes of age: she laughs, plays, fights with her mother, and falls in love for the first time. In spite of her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Anne’s spirit transcends, as she voices her belief, “in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” Anne’s dynamism, her luminous spirit, and her story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary first was published.
GUYS AND DOLLS (Full Length)
Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swirling
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
For Teen and Tween actors ages 9-18.
MARCH 1 (Sunday) 1 pm-4 pm
(Callbacks by Invitation Only Sunday March 1 6-9 pm)
ABOUT GUYS AND DOLLS:
Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers.
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.
LES MISERABLES (SCHOOL EDITION)
Based on the Novel by Victor Hugo
Music by Claude-Michel Shonberg
For actors ages 10-18.
TBA April/May 2020
ABOUT LIS MISERABLES:
Les Misérables is the world’s longest running musical — a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo's novel and featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time.
In nineteenth century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter.
Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables School Edition packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through piece is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours while beautifully maintaining the integrity of this musical masterpiece.
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