Congrats to the cast of Charlotte’s Web!

Charlotte’s Web has been cast – congratulations!

The Cast:
Fern Arable Madisyn Zachar
John Arable Erin Moniger
Martha Arable Savannah Stookey
Avery Arable Aidan Alvarado
Homer Zuckerman Ronan Smith
Edith Zuckerman Marijke Nielsen
Lurvy Veda Fitzpatrick
Wilbur Maddie O’Donnell
Charlotte Willa Martin
Templeton Lilly Vogts
Goose Sammi Falduto
Gander Tommy Kerns
Sheep Maya Wald
Lamb Amelia Marquardt
First Chorus Member Laurel Preston
Second Chorus Member Alina Davis
Third Chorus Member Teya Kerns
Uncle/Crowd Davis Nepple
Joy the spider/Judge/Crowd Rana Saba
Aranea the spider/Judge/Crowd Laila Zastrow
Nellie the spider/Judge/Crowd Piper Falduto
First Spectator/Crowd Jake Endahl
Second Spectator/Crowd Nicholas Davis
First Fairgoer/Crowd Briar Martin
Second Fairgoer/Crowd Jocie Bozarth
Third Fairgoer/Crowd Ella Vakiner
Announcer/Voice/Crowd Anneke Nielsen
Photographer Jinann AbuDagga
Reporter Grace Bartlett

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AUDITIONS FOR CHARLOTTE’S WEB directed by Matthew Falduto

SUMMARY

Charlotte’s Web, adapted from the best selling book by E.B. White by Joseph Robinette and directed by Matthew Falduto, is a beautiful knowing play about friendship.  Actors and audience alike will be reminded about what it means to be a good friend and be inspired by the play’s messages about the power of love.

LIST OF CHARACTERS

The animals:
Wilbur – a pig
Charlotte – a spider
Templeton – a rat
Goose
Gander
Sheep
Lamb
Uncle – a big pig

The humans:
Fern Arable – a 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
Chorus Member 1
Chorus Member 2
Chorus Member 3

Various other humans and animals.

PRODUCTION  INFORMATION

Charlotte’s Web rehearsals will run from July 24-September 7. The director’s plan is to have Monday-Thursday rehearsals from 6 to 8:30 pm and Sunday rehearsals from 1-5 pm, though that may change depending on the cast’s availability. Rehearsals will run  5 days per week, but depending on the size of your role, you may not be required to attend every rehearsal.

Performances are September 8, 9, 10. Tech week starts Sunday, September 3 and there will be rehearsals every day. Note that this includes Labor Day. Tech week and all performances are mandatory! Previous commitments that will conflict with tech week and performances must be rearranged. Do not commit to any Young Footliters Production unless you can make it a priority and honor the guidelines and rules.  Be sure your family can support you in your schedule.

 

AUDITION  INFORMATION 

CASTING ACTORS IN 5TH GRADE TO 12TH GRADE ONLY!

Auditions are Friday, July 14 from 3 pm – 6 pm and Saturday, July 15 from 9 am to 12 pm @ The Coralville Public Library.   A short memorized monologue or poem is recommended, but not required, particularly if the actor feels confident in their ability to do a cold reading. It is likely everyone will do cold readings in addition to any memorized monologues. Please fill out this AUDITION FORM  to secure an audition appointment.  Once you fill out a form, our producer, Liz Tracey, will contact you with your appointment time.  If you do not hear back from us within a couple of days, please email etracey@coralville.org.

 

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MUSIC MAN HAS BEEN CAST!

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HAROLD HILL……………………….…Ely Kleinsmith

MARIAN PAROO…………………….…Lauren Rude

MARCELLUS WASHBURN………..Ben Chapman

ETHEL TOFFELMIER…………..…..Teagen Bollers

MRS. PAROO……………………………Macayle DeVore

WINTHROP PAROO…………………Santiago Perez

AMARYLLIS……………………………Claire Lawler

MAYOR SHINN……………………….Andrew Thomsen

EULALIE SHINN………………………Carolina Icardi

GRACIE SHINN……………………….Lilly Vogts

ZANEETA SHINN…………………….Clara Hibbard

TOMMY DJILAS……………………….Elliot Manjoine

THE QUARTET:

JACEY SQUIRES….…………………….Beau Leavenworth

OLIN BRITT……………………………..Jack Paradee

OLIVER HIX…………………………….Dane Christians

EWART DUNLOP……………………..Gray Christians

ROCK ISLAND TRAIN:

CONDUCTOR……………………………Mason Irving

SALESMEN………………………………Scott Dill, Aaron Schultz, Joseph Polyak

NEWSPAPER READERS……………Whit Jury, Noah Pavelich, Ryne Eyestone

CHARLIE COWELL…………………..Sam Sunderland

ALMA HIX……………………………….Gabby Finlayson

FARMER…………….……….……………Ethan Hill

FARMER’S WIFE………………………Olivia Russell

CONSTABLE LOCKE……………..…..Joseph Polyak

MAUD DUNLOP…………………….…Emily Hill

MRS. SQUIRES……………………….…Kaia Burkum

THE PICK-A-LITTLE LADIES:

Ivy Angela-Wardell, Kaia Burkum, Reese Hill,  Laura Schilling

THE OLD BIDDIES:

Chase Horning, Ava Pence

WA TAN YE GIRLS:

Madeline Austin, Grace Bartlett, Maeve Christians, Tali Clements, Grace DeVore,

Maple Miller, Avery Nepple, Taylor Pence, Bryn Russell, Rowen Russell,

Lovella Varner, Madisyn Zachar

BOYS BAND:

Texton Bollers, Will Brentlinger, Tayden Clements, Jack Furlong, Blake Gordley,

Adam Schultz, Zane Lee, Oliver Miller, Cooper VanCleave

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AUDITION WORKSHOP!

MAY 6TH  (1PM – 4PM )    CORALVILLE LIBRARY

This is a wonderful opportunity to help prepare for Music Man, Jr. auditions.

Join two theatre professionals, Krista Neumann and Mary Denmead, as they guide you through the process of picking audition material, what to expect at auditions, what to wear and how to present yourself.  Please register for one appropriate age slot. The class is free but there is a participation limit so sign-up early!

  • 1pm – 1:50pm (K – 3rd grade)
  • 2pm – 2:50pm  (4th – 6th grade)
  • 3pm – 3:50pm (7th – high school)

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AUDITIONS FOR THE MUSIC MAN DIRECTED BY LIZ TRACEY

S U M M A R Y

Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure?  The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.

C H A R A C T E R   B R E A K D O W N

Harold Hill – a smooth talking, charming traveling salesman.  Despite his long history of being a con man, he has a heart of gold and really does want to make a difference.

Marian Paroo is Winthrop’s sister and the proper town librarian. She believes the town people would be better off if they just read a little more!  She doesn’t trust Professor Hill at first – but eventually sees the good side in him.

Charlie Cowell  – comedic role, loud, a bit of a ham.

Marcellus Washburn – sidekick to Harold Hill. Natural comic.  Big number is “Shipoopi” so he has to sing reasonably well and dance.

Ethel Toffelmier – is Marcellus’s girlfriend. “A nice comfortable girl and the bosses’ niece. Also one of the solo Pick-a-Little ladies.

The Quartet – Barber shop singers as well as members of the School Board. These guys don’t get along at first until brought together by the Professor. Ewart Dunlop (F#5 – E4), Oliver Hix (F#5 – E4), Jacob Squires (A5 – B3), Olin Britt (D5 – A3).

Traveling Salesmen – strong character actors with good enunciation who can patter/sing (old time rapper). Will consider girls dressed as guys.

Mrs. Paroo – Marian’s Mom. She is sweet and always cheerful.  Mrs. Paroo wants the best for everyone, which includes finding a boyfriend for Marian.  Must be able to do an Irish accent.

Winthrop Paroo – Marian’s little brother (looking at 2nd to 5th grade) – he has a lisp and doesn’t talk much because of it – at least to start!

Amaryllis – Sweet, young (2nd to 5th grade) piano student (real piano skills a plus but can work around).

Mayor Shinn – Self-important, full of himself. Gets lots of things wrong, but doesn’t trust Harold Hill.

Eulalie Shinn – Society lady – knows everyone in town and wants to be the center of attention. Needs to be a little whacky!

Tommy Djilas – is the teen heartthrob. Rebel.

Zaneeta Shinn – daughter to the mayor. Tommy’s love interest.  Strong female dancer.

Gracie Shinn – Zanneeta’s little sister. First soloist in “Wells Fargo Wagon”. Has dialogue.

Town Ladies – The town ladies follow Eulalie everywhere! Each one has a unique character – gossipy or cheerful or friendly.

Townspeople – Small town folks in Iowa are proud people. Not always super friendly, usually suspicious of outsiders, like salesman.  But want the best for their kids.  All ages – looking for a little movement and good voices.

River City Kids – just want to have fun – high energy. Sing and dance.

P R O D U C T I O N   I N F O R M A T I O N

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming production of The Music Man, Jr.      PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE 5 PERFORMANCES. If you audition, you must be able to commit to this.

  1. Friday, July 21 @2pm
  2. Friday, July 21 @ 7pm
  3. Saturday, July 22 @2pm
  4. Saturday, July 22 @ 7pm
  5. Sunday, July 23 @ 2pm

If you audition, you must be able to commit to the rehearsal process. Rehearsals run Sunday – Thursday from 6pm to 9pm. Rehearsals start May 30th.  Tech week begins with loading in to the theatre on July 16. There will be occasional absences permitted but not  tech week. Please list all conflicts on your audition form.

AUDITIONS:

Friday, May 19, 5:30pm – 9:00pm OR Saturday, May 20, 9:00am – 5:00pm

LOCATION:

THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST CHURCH, 2121 S RIDGE DR., CORALVILLE

CALLBACKS:  (by invitation only) Sunday, May 21, 1pm – 4pm at the Coralville Library

Children in grades K-12 are eligible to audition.

 A U D I T I O N   M A T E R I A L S

K – 2nd Grade  

  • You will be asked to sing “Happy Birthday” or “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and an accompanist will be provided. No need to prepare a monologue.  You will be asked to do a little improvisation.

3rd – 12th Grade

  • Please prepare up to 32 bars of a musical theatre song of your choice that shows off your voice, and demonstrates your ability to tell a story. Bring sheet music and an accompanist will be provided.
  • Prepare a one to two minute monologue; a good monologue lets a character open their heart and spill out their inner turmoil or makes us laugh!

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE DIFFICULTY FINDING YOUR OWN AUDITION PIECES       I will have sheet music for some songs from the musical available in the lobby of the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street behind the box office table.

  •  “Gary, Indiana”
  •  “Goodnight My Someone”
  •  “Seventy-Six Trombones”
  •  “Till There Was You”
  • “Wells Fargo Wagon”
  •  “Iowa Stubborn”

If you are having trouble finding a monologue, I will also have monologues from the show made available in the theatre lobby, free for the taking.

“Age breakdowns are only a guideline.  Younger children are welcome to memorize a monologue and sing from the show. Older children can sing “Happy Birthday”! If you only want to sing and do not want individual lines, you do not need to memorize a monologue. I am looking to get a sense of who you are and what you are comfortable doing!   If you have any questions or concerns about auditions, please feel free to email me.  Thanks!” –  Liz etracey@coralville.org

If cast, Young Footliters does have a $30 annual per family membership fee and a $75 participation fee for this production to help cover costs (such as costumes, sets, props, painting, royalty rights, performance & rehearsal facitilites). Thank you for your understanding and support.  We understand that participation fees may make it difficult for your child to be involved in a show.  Please let us help.  Scholarships are available through the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts for families with financial need.

F O R M S

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Auditions for “The Music Man”

Auditions for our summer musical, “The Music Man” will be held May 19-20.  Check back here soon for audition sign-up information!

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Young Footliters Summer Musical – The Music Man, Jr.

SAVE THE DATES!

In case you haven’t heard… our summer musical this year will be The Music Man, Jr.!
Performances will be July 21-23 at the CCPA!!
It will be a fun show with a large cast – auditions are planned for May 19-20, more details to follow soon.

Also we hope to announce our upcoming Young Footliters Summer Drama Camps over the next couple of days! Lots of fun activities for the young actor in your life!

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Congratulations to the cast of “The Velveteen Rabbit”

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT CAST:

VELVETEEN RABBIT SPIRIT: Briar Martin
ANDREA (ANDREW in script): Josephine Bozarth
NANA: Veda Fitzpatrick
MOTHER: Maddie Struthers
UNCLE BRAD: Clive Guidry
SKIN HORSE SPIRIT: Ava Prickman
MODEL BOAT SPIRIT: Grace Bartlett
TIMOTHY LION SPIRIT: Niles Granfield
TRAIN ENGINE SPIRIT: Claire Lawler
DOCTOR: Davis Nepple
PEAVEY THE GARDENER: Max Lynch
NURSERY MAGIC FAIRY: Madisyn Zachar
BROWN RABBIT: Maddie O’Donnell
WILD RABBIT 1: Maeve Christians
WILD RABBIT 2: Leah Langfitt
WILD RABBIT 3: Finnley Bonfig
WILD RABBIT 4: Amelia Marquardt
WILD RABBIT 5: Rowan Russell
WILD RABBIT 6: Harper Uhl
WILD RABBIT 7: Maya Cheng
WILD RABBIT CHORUS: James Haack, Cora Beland, Parker Beck, Georgie Mirabella
SUMMER TREE SPIRIT 1: Blaise Guidry
SUMMER TREE SPIRIT 2: Rachel Haack
SUMMER TREE SPIRIT 3: Gigi Goodvin
SUMMER TREE SPIRIT 4: Blake Gordley
SUMMER TREE SPIRIT 5: Rana Saba
SUMMER TREE SPIRIT 6: Maya Marquardt

There was such a great turnout of talented kids at auditions – thank you! Our director, Tara Acton had a very tough job!
Be looking for more audition opportunities coming in the future, including for our summer musical “The Music Man”.
And please come out to see “The Velveteen Rabbit” on April 7 & 8 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts!

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Auditions for “The Velveteen Rabbit”

 

Young Footliters is pleased to announce auditions for our next production:

The Velveteen Rabbit

Directed by Tara Acton

Based on the story by Margery Williams                                                                                                     Adapted by Anita Larsen

With a Victorian flavor, this fun and heartwarming play captures the magic of the original story about a stuffed animal made real by a child’s love. The magic begins as the toy cabinet comes to life when the lights go out in the nursery.  Timothy Lion, Train Engine, Skin Horse, Model Boat and Velveteen Rabbit all spring to life with actors representing the “spirit” of each toy in their entertaining and touching interactions onstage.

Cast of Characters

THE PEOPLE

Andrew…………………………a young boy (can be played by a girl)

Nana……………………………his elderly nursemaid

Uncle Brad……………….….…his uncle

Mother……………………………. his mother

Doctor………………………..….attends to Andrew

Peavey………………………..….servant

 

THE SPIRITS

Timothy Spirit……………..….represents a wood-jointed toy lion

Train Engine Spirit…………. represents a toy train

Skin Horse Spirit……………. represents a toy horse

Model Boat Spirit……………represents a toy boat

Rabbit Spirit………………..….represents a stuffed rabbit

Summer Tree Spirits……….represent the forest (about six)

Nursery Magic Fairy……..…makes rabbit toy real

THE FOREST CREATURES

Wild Rabbit One

Wild Rabbit Two

Wild Rabbit Chorus…………at least two

Brown Rabbit………………….female; wise about the world

Performances are at The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

REHEARSALS BEGIN FEBRUARY 13 and will typically run Monday through Thursday from 6pm to 8pm at The Coralville United Methodist Church.

TECH WEEK (April 2 – April 6) Rehearsals will be held at The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Participation in Tech Week and all performances is mandatory to participate in the show. Detailed rehearsal schedules will be given upon casting.

PERFORMANCES:

Friday, April 7 – 7:00 pm

Saturday, April 8 – 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

AUDITIONS ARE OPEN TO KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 5th GRADE. Auditions will be held in the lower level of the Coralville Library during the following scheduled times:

Friday, February 3 from 4pm to 6pm

Saturday, February 4 from 9:30pm to 4:30pm

To sign up for auditions, click here.

What you will need to bring to the audition:

  1. A completely filled out audition form click here.
  2. A memorized 1 to 2 minute monologue if you are interested in a larger speaking role.
  3. You may be asked to read from the script or do some improvisation. You do not have to prepare for that.
  4. Walk ups are always welcome but priority will be given to those who sign up for a time slot.

If cast, Young Footliters Youth Theatre does have an annual per family membership fee and a participation fee for this production. For information about memberships and fees, please go to our website by clicking here.

Scholarships are available.

Questions? Contact Liz Tracey, Programming Supervisor at etracey@coralville.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to the Cast of “A Christmas Carol Fairy Tale”

Congratulations to the cast of A Christmas Carol Fairy Tale!

Thanks to everyone who came out to audition. You were all amazing and made it very tough on director Sharon Falduto to cast the show. There will be many more opportunities in the near future for some great shows – so be on the look out for more audition announcements.

We are looking forward to starting rehearsals!  The show is December 2-3 at the Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch.

Scrooge/Big Bad Wolf ……….Kiva Meeks-Mosley

Mother Goose…………………..Jaclyn Pitcher

Philip/Prince Charming……..Ronan Smith

Cinderella Charming………….Willa Martin

Hansel………………………………Tommy Kerns

Gretel……………………………….Veda Fitzpatrick

Tabitha……………………………..Chelsea VeDepo

Bale………………………………….Maddie O’Donnell

Twig…………………………………Sammi Falduto

Brick…………………………………Mimi Marquardt

Black Sheep……………………..Astrid Carlson

Bo Peep……………………………Rigley Ohrt

Elf…………………………………….George Mirabella

Fan…………………………………..Piper Falduto

Fezziwig……………………………Amira Qidwai

Goldilocks………………………..Lilly Vogts

Humpty Dumpty………………Parker Beck

Jack………………………………….Landon Mohr

Mary………………………….…….Summer Saylor

Medium Wolf…………………..Rachel Swack

Little Wolf………………………..Luke Rechkemmer

Meriweather……………………Kufre Ituk

Old King Cole…………………..Teya Kerns

Queen of Hearts………………Alina Davis

Midas………………………………Jack Furlong

Miss Muffet…………………….Rowan Russell

Peter Piper…………….……….Bryn Russell

Rumpelstiltskin…………..…..Eno Ituk

Snow White……………..……..Lucy Abbas

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