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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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