Congratulations to our cast, and thank you to everyone who auditioned!
Scrooge: Joseph Lapire
Narrator 1: Lucy Kaskie
Narrator 2: Elise Seery
Narrator 3: Lauren Siems
Narrator 4: Margaux Maurus
Jake Marley: Sam Nester
Bob Cratchit: Sean Harken
Bed-Headed Fred (Scrooge’s Nephew): Akash Choudhury
Miss Blakely (Solicitor 1): Aleigha Ausman
Mr. Forrest (Solicitor 2): Quincy Coghill-Behrends
Ghost of Christmas Past: Emma Furlong
Young Scrooge: Massimo Biggers
Belle: Asjah Weber
Belle’s Husband: Charlie Wait
Ghost of Christmas Present: A.J. Murdah
Mrs. Cratchit: Kyra Helmuth
Timmy Loo Hoo: Zoe Smith
Fred’s Wife: Mia Olson
Party Guest 1: Teagan Bollers
Party Guest 2: Beatrice Kaskie
Party Guest 3: Hanah Kitamoto
Party Guest 4: Valerie Teets
Ghost of Christmas Future (nonspeaking): Frannie Ogilvie
Girl: Maya Marquardt
Maid: Bryn Russell
Ensemble (Street people, rock band members, party guests, etc.): Isabel Murdah, Amelia Marquardt, Clive Guidry, Matthew Teets, Riley Uthe
Student Director: Serena Collins
Reader’s Theatre Pre-Performance Entertainment
Team Blitzen – Friday, December 5 evening
Team Dasher – Saturday, December 6 matinee
Team Comet – Saturday, December 6 evening
This winter’s Hoover Library production is Peter Bloedel’s A Seussified Christmas Carol. This comedic take on the Dickens tale is told in rhymed verse, inspired by a certain children’s author. Directed by Tara Acton.
Anyone grades K-12 may audition. Those auditioning should be prepared to do a cold reading from provided scripts; they may also recite or read a short rhyming poem. Please bring a list of all conflicts from October 13 through December 6. Note that tech week (December 1-6) and performances will be mandatory for all participants.
Auditions at the Coralville Public Library (Schwab Auditorium):
Friday, September 26 from 4-6pm
Saturday, September 27 from 11-2pm
Performances: December 5 and 6, 2014
Participation fee: $40. Each participant must have an up to date family membership ($30 per year).
Questions? Contact Tara at email@example.com or (906) 458-1544.
Ghost Xmas Past
Ghost Xmas Present
Timmy Loo Hoo
Bed-Headed Fred’s Wife
Voices at Party #1-4
Sven, Ghost Future
Street people, rock band members, party guests
Susan – Emma Bluder
Peter – David Bluder
Edmund – Sean Harken
Lucy – Samantha Croco
Aslan – Mira Bohannan Kumar
White Witch – Shanthi Chackalackal
Mr. Beaver – Sasha Chackalackal
Mrs. Beaver – Mary Vander Weg
Fenris Ulf – Emma Furlong
Mr. Tumnus – Elizabeth Davis
Father Christmas/Bear – Quincy Coghill-Behrends
Elf/Skunk (Newcomer 1) – Sammi Falduto
White Stag/Rabbit (Newcomer 2) – Chase Horning
Unicorn – Heidi Vogts
Centaur – Trevor Phillips
Dwarf – Sam Nester
Wood Nymph 1 – Mia Olson
Wood Nymph 2 – Emily Kucera
Leopard 1 (Animal 1) – Anna Lindower
Leopard 2 (Animal 2) – Marijke Nielsen
Fox 1 (Animal 3) – Callista Robertson
Fox 2 (Animal 4) – Sophie Dahlstrom
Dog (Animal 5) – Thomazin Jury
Eagle (Animal 6) – Laurel Preston
Wraith 1 (1st army member) – Valerie Teets
Wraith 2 (2nd army member) – Caroline Mascardo
Hag – Katrina Tanner
Orkny 1 – Luca Chackalackal
Orkny 2 – AJ Murdah
Cruel 1 – Morgan Etscheidt
Cruel 2 – Beatrice Kaskie
Horror 1 – Julius Perez
Horror 2 – Jeffrey Pratt
This fall’s Young Footliters production is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, directed by Matt Falduto. Rehearsals from run July 28-September 11. Performances are September 12-14 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.
Auditions are at the Coralville Public Library, Schwab Auditorium on July 9 and 10 from 6pm-8pm. Please use the underground parking.
Click here to sign up for an audition slot.
Click here for the audition form.
Actors entering 4th grade through 12th grade this fall may audition. Those auditioning may prepare a short monologue or be prepared to do a cold reading from provided scripts. Please bring a list of all conflicts through September 14. Note that tech week (September 7-11) and performances will be mandatory for all participants. Indicate any dance experience on your audition form (dance experience is not required). We are open to cross-gender casting of many roles, including Aslan.
If you cannot make any of these audition times, contact the director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending on availability, we may be able to arrange another audition time. You may also email the director will questions about the auditions.
Participation fee will be $40 per child, and all families with children participating need to have an up-to-date Young Footliter membership.
Thank you to everyone who auditioned! The turnout for auditions was amazing, and our director had to make some difficult choices. We are thrilled to announce our cast:
Dorothy Gale: Alison DeVore
Auntie Em: Alexandra Eldridge
Uncle Henry/Emerald City Guard: Dylan Davenport
Scarecrow/Hunk: Piper Wenzel
Tin Man/Hickory: Nysio Poulakos
CowardlyLion/Zeke: Joseph Lepire
Miss Almira Gulch/ Wicked Witch: Emma Furlong
Glinda: Kate Vanderleest
Professor Marvel/Wizard of OZ: Quincy Coghill-Behrends
Nikko the Commander of the Flying Monkeys: Raif Schaffner
Mayor of Munchkinland: Owen Smith
Veronica Abreu *
Alexandra Eldrige Owen Smith Raif Schaffer
Quincy Coghill-Behrends Mackenzie Voigt Gianna Smith
Ana Van Beck Elizabeth Davis Regan N. Lamb
Thomazin Jury Olivia Russell Mia Olson
Kara Thomas Sienna Schaffner Marijke Nielson
Tehya Miles Logan Norfleet Shelby Zukin
Tristan Schaffner Trevor Phillps Pieper Stence
Emma Arp Teagen Bollers Ashlynn Dale
Sasha M. Tyler Katey Halverson Abbie Callahan
Emma Bluder Heidi Voyts Nola Femino
* Dorothy understudy
Whit Jury Clive Guidry Bryn Russell
Julianna Mascardo Johnny Ziegelbein Ellie Ziegelbein
Tali Clements Zoe Smith Jack Furlong
Rowan Russell Will Jackson Lauren Vogts
Anna Prieskorn Lilly Vogts Lily Schloss
Rachel Swack Sebastian Robertson Claire Lawler
Grace DeVore Emma McMahon Alyssa C. Lamb
This summer’s Young Footliters production is The Wizard of Oz, directed by Krista Neumann!
Performances are July 25-27 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.
Auditions are at the Coralville Public Library, Schwab Auditorium. Please use the underground parking.
Children and teens entering first grade this fall through those graduating high school this spring may audition. Auditioners should prepare 16 bars of a song and bring sheet music; singing something from The Wizard of Ozis encouraged but not required. An accompanist will be provided; musicnotes.com is a great source for sheet music. Auditionersmay be asked to read from sides as part of their audition. All auditioners will be asked to dance.
Please note the audition structure. Those auditioning from 9am-10am on Saturday will be asked to stay for a dance audition at 10am. Those auditioning from 10:30am-11:30am will have their dance audition at 11:30am. On Sunday, those auditioning from 12:30-1:30pm will dance at 1:30pm, and those auditioning from 1:30-2:30pm will dance at 2:30pm. For the dance audition, be dressed to move and be prepared to learn some basic choreography.
Call backs will be Wednesday, May 21, by invitation only.
The participation fee for The Wizard of Oz is $75 per child.
Click here to sign up for an audition slot.
Tickets are now on sale for Young Footliters’ production of Hansel and Gretel! Tickets are available online, by phone at 319.248.9370, and in person at the CCPA box office (1301 5th Street) and Coralville Rec Center (1506 8th Street).
This wonderfully entertaining version of the classic tale, penned by Vera Morris, is guaranteed to delight young audiences. When Hansel and Gretel are sent into the woods, they encounter some marvelous folk — an arrogant troll who fiercely guards his little wooden bridge, a talking owl, a forest sprite and two hobgoblins in the service of the nasty (and hilarious) witch.
Tremble for Hansel as he’s locked in a cage and fed nothing but fudge and cake. Cheer Gretel as she outwits the crone and sets free all the lost children who have been turned into cookies! All the moments are here, from the night spent in the woods to the discovery of the candy-coated little cottage.
Directed by Dave Helmuth and featuring a cast of local children in grades 1-8. Performances are Friday, May 9 at 7pm, Saturday, May 10 at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, May 11.