The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe Auditions!

AUDITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Audition Call for Alamance Children’s Theatre Production of

Directed by Wayne Leonard

Alamance Children’s Theatre (ACT) will present The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. at the Paramount Theater in downtown Burlington, NC. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is a play written by Joseph Robinette and is adapted from the book by C. S. Lewis. Follow Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy as they embark on a magical mystery tour to the land of Narnia.

Regular performance dates are December 2-4 and 9-11, 2022. There will be at least eight regular performances in total and two school shows. Both school shows will occur during the school day and the date is to be determined.

Auditions are open to youth ages 8 to 18.  A prospective cast member must be a minimum of 8 years old and a maximum of 18 years old on the day that individual auditions for the production.

Auditions will be:

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 6:00-9:00pm

And

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 7:00-9:00pm

 

Location

Alamance Lutheran Church

4008 Highway 62 South

Alamance, NC

Please use the following sign up genus to register for your audition spot. Walk ins will not be allowed.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4ca9ac2caa8-actthe

If you have conflicts with the audition dates above, please send an email to LionWitchWardrobeACT2022@gmail.com. as soon as possible for an alternative method/date to audition.  These arrangements must be made prior to October 5, 2022.

Those auditioning should:

  • Print out and complete the forms provided below prior to arrival at auditions.
  • Be prepared for a cold read with other auditionees from materials provided at the auditions.

Potential cast members need to attend only one night of auditions.

There will most likely not be any callbacks.

A Character List is provided below.

In preparation for auditions, please read these materials and bring the completed forms to the audition.  You may attach your own picture to the Audition Form.  ACT will also be taking individual pictures each night.

ACT Welcome Letter

LWW Audition Form

TECH CREW NEEDED!!

ACT is seeking Tech Crew members for The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. ACT encourages interested individuals to complete the form below and bring it to auditions. In this production, tech crew will be dressed in costume while performing tech responsibilities onstage.

ACT Tech Crew Application

The final cast list will be posted on ACT’s Facebook Page (and potentially ACT’s website) by Friday, October 14th at noon. Those individuals must email Rebecca Hallean to accept or decline their roles at LionWitchWardrobeACT2022@gmail.com by Saturday, October 15th at 12pm.

 

On Monday night, October 17th all of the cast, parents/guardians, directors, and producers will meet at Alamance Lutheran Church at 7:00 pm.  A great deal of important information will be discussed, so it is MANDATORY that each cast member and a parent/guardian attend this meeting.  A $60Participation Fee will be collected from each cast member ($50 for each additional sibling).  This fee helps to cover some of the production’s costs.  Scholarships are available to ensure that no young person is unable to participate.Please email LionWitchWardrobeACT2022@gmail.com  or speak to one of the producers at the parent meeting to make these arrangements.  Scholarship families will be requested to “Pay what they can” and will be asked to contribute additional volunteer hours to the production.

Rehearsals will predominantly occur at Alamance Lutheran Church and will generally occur between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights. There may be a few nights that extend to 9:30 pm, multiple Saturday morning/afternoon rehearsals and potentially a few Sunday afternoon/evening rehearsals.  Some rehearsals with minimal called cast members may be at locations other than Alamance Lutheran.  Not all cast members will be scheduled for each rehearsal but each cast member will be expected to attend all of the rehearsals for which he or she is scheduled.

You must put and potential times your actor may not be able to attend rehearsals on the audition paperwork. This includes weekly classes, scheduled vacations, band concerts, or any reason your actor would need to miss a rehearsal. Failure to disclose conflicts during auditions may be grounds for removal from the production.

Tech week begins on Monday, November 28, 2022 with rehearsals each day/night at the Paramount Theater.  Tech Week rehearsals may extend to 10:30 pm.  All cast members should be present this week with no exceptions!  However, if an auditionee has a mandatory or long term commitment that may conflict with attendance during Tech Week, that conflict should be detailed on the audition form and specifically discussed with production staff at auditions.

Regular performances will be at the Paramount at 7:00 pm on December 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2022 and 2:00 pm on December 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2022. Both school shows will occur one day during the school day. All cast and tech crew members must be present for all performances.

Auditionees should be aware that participation in other productions or other activities that overlap and/or create conflicts with rehearsals for The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. may be considered in casting decisions.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Aslan – A great lion

White Witch – an evil queen

Lucy, Edmund, Susan, Peter – children

Mr. & Mrs. Beaver –forest animals

Unicorn, Centaur – forest animals

Tumnus – a faun

Fenris Ulf – a wolf, head of Witch’s secret police

Dwarf – a servant to the Witch

Father Christmas – a bringer of gifts

Elf – Father Christmas’ helper

White Stag – an elusive omen of good fortune

Aslan’s Followers – forest animals

Witch’s army – evil villains

Wood Nymphs – tech crew members

 

The Addams Family

Alamance Children’s Theatre Production of

The Addams Family

March 11-13 and 18-20, 2022

at the Paramount Theater, Burlington, NC

Directed by Kelly Durfey

Music Direction by Meredith Gornto

Choreography by Mikaila Adams

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Disney Frozen Jr

December 3-5 & 10-12, 2021

Director: Jennifer Matthews

Music Director: Lynette Rowley

Choreographer: Connie Rae

Stage Manager: Abbey Hopkins

Costumes: Nancy James

Costume Assistant: Rebecca Halleen

Sets: Mat McDonald

Producers: Mollie Vaughan, Misty Jones, Rebecca Halleen, Mat McDonald, Carol Cachafeiro

Location: Paramount Theater

Frozen Jr.

Game of Myths

June 26-27, 2021 (note: pre-recorded show was streamed online)
Directed by: Sydney Fischer and Savannah Blackburn (youth board)
Producers: Rebecca Halleen, Jennifer Steelman, Rachel Hopkins
Filming Location: St. Mark’s Community Church, Burlington NC

Crazy For You

March 13-15 & 20-22, 2020 (note: show only ran on March 12-14 due to Covid-19)

Directed by Tami Kress

Music Direction: Meredith Gornto

Choreographer: Alicia Curtis

Fight Choreographer: Eliana Tate

Producers: Jennifer Newsome, Michelle Mertz, Lisa Chester, Mandy Ealy, Andy Kielty

Location: Paramount Theater

Crazy For You

A Christmas Carol

December 6-8 and 13-15, 2019

Directed by Rachel Ealy

Mentor: Say Sink

Stage Manager: Timothy Duggins

Assistant Stage Manager: Nick Chester

Producers: Rebecca Halleen, Jason Matthews, Tiana Kane, Misty Jones, and Michelle McGee

Location: Paramount Theater

Honk!

October 4-6 and 11-13, 2019

Directed by: Wayne Leonard

Music Director: Jennifer Gibbons

Asst. Music Director: Abby Chester

Choreographer: Alicia Curtis

Producers: Jennifer Steelman, Leslie Council, Michelle Mertz, and Johanna Smith

Location: Paramount Theater

“Emotion through Acting and Singing” Workshop

Alamance Children’s Theatre Workshop Announcement

Emotion through Acting and Singing

 August 10, 20199:00am-12:00pm (Noon) 
(Please arrive at 8:45 am if possible)

Alamance Lutheran Church
4008 Highway 62 SOUTH

Alamance, NC

Just in time for auditions for ACT’s productions of Honk! A Musical Comedy, A Christmas Carol and Crazy for You, please join us for a workshop led by Kelly Durfey.

 

During the workshop, you will:  

  • Learn how to increase your emotional range in acting and singing
  • Learn how to bring a personal quality to your performance/audition
  • Address the Stanislavsky and Strasberg methods of acting (will include exercises/games)
  • Focus on adding emotion to your next audition
  • Work on creating truthful characters and adding emotion in movement, voice, and expression

 

Kelly Durfey currently teaches theater at Eno River Academy High School in Hillsborough.  Prior to teaching theater, she taught private piano and voice lessons for 15 years.  Local theater credits include, Shelby in Steel Magnolias, Diana Nichols in California Suite, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Appassionata in Lil Abner, and Mrs. Correy in Mary Poppins(Orange Community Players – OCP); Tatiana Racon in A Comedy of Tenors(Studio 1); Evelyn Burnett in Miracle on 34th Streetand Sitting Pretty (Odyssey Stage); recently seen in Women’s Theatre Festival in Raleigh, NC 10 by 10 Play Festival in both Carrboro and Cary, and The Ballad of Coley Cainat the Paramount Theater. She most recently directed Thoroughly Modern Millieand also directed music for OCP’s production of Annie. Originally from Knoxville, TN, she resides in Durham with her husband and two teenage daughters.

 

The workshop will be from 9:00am-12:00pm at Alamance Lutheran Church in the town of Alamance just south of I-85/I-40.  Participants are asked to arrive by 8:45 am if possible. Please bring a water bottle and a monologue and/or song to work on.

 

The workshop is open to youth ages 8-18 and advanced registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited and is expected it to fill up.  Cost is $10 per participant.  Payment is non-refundable unless the workshop is cancelled by ACT.

 

To register, email the completed form below ACTWorkshop2019@gmail.com.  Payments should be made via PayPal and are due by August 3, 2019.  Log into PayPal and send money to actinfo@alamancechildrenstheatre.com.

Emotion through Acting and Singing_Workshop Registration Form