Auditions for High Springs Playhouse 2017–2018 Season
August 3-12 2018
AUDITIONS ARE JUNE 10th and 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the High Springs Playhouse
All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web in which she writes, “Some pig.” It’s the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will give your actors a great opportunity and your audience an evening of enchantment.
This show is for youth aged 8-18! All roles will be filled by youth participants so whether you want to be on stage or behind the scenes we would love to see you at auditions June 10th and 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the High Springs Playhouse. The auditions will consist of cold readings from the play. Please be prepared to give your past experience and what position that you hope to fill.
AUDITION CHARACTER INFORMATION
CHARLEY’S AUNT – FALL 2018
Saturday June 23 at 10 a.m. and Monday night 7:30 p.m. June 25th
Colonel Sir Francis Chesney, London chap, late forties to 55 but looks much younger. Tall, military look, smart, cheery and ‘young’ at heart. Very British manner and appearance. (146 lines)
Stephen Spettigue; Solicitor, Oxford: Well-to-do, about 45-60 yrs. Very genuine either
when furious or charming. Can’t help liking him, even though he is occasionally
pompous, self-righteous, assertive, not open to argument. (103 lines)
*Jack Chesney: Tall, dark, good-looking, college student., fun-loving, self-confident,
sets the pace of the play. (433 lines)
*Charles Wykeham: College student., fair, charming, a bit shy, not awkward, medium
height, well-mannered, athletic. (188 lines)
*Lord Fancourt Babberley: Looks to be 20-35 years old, small in stature, humorous
face, good looking, NOT effeminate, physically fit and flexible, good comic timing,
willing to put yourself out there when needed. (294 lines)
Brassett; A College Scout (manservant): About 35-60 yrs., always polite, never
‘familiar’ in manner. British etiquette to the bone. Should be able to ‘play’ to the
audience for reaction. (47 lines) Many exits & entrances and requires good timing skills!
Donna Lucia D’Alvadorez; From Brazil: well preserved, kindly middle-aged woman
with young face, keen sense of humor, able to take command of and often dominates a
situation. Light-hearted and comedic. (119 lines)
Kitty Verdun; Spettigue’s Ward: An equal to Jack in character, but more of a quiet
intellect, very proper. Age appropriate for her suitor. Seems to catch on quickly, but she
plays along to him and to the audience. Amy follows her lead. (127 lines)
Amy Spettigue; Spettigue’s Niece: A bit of a coquette, intrigued and happy playing the
courting game; not the least bit pretentious. Age appropriate for her suitor. A quiet
bolster to Charley’s shyness, but at times, is a bit ‘lost’. (62 lines)
Ela Delahay; An Orphan: Unpretentious, younger, innocent. Good sense of humor and
high spirits. Knows her place, but she shines there. (54 lines)
= Undergraduates at St. Olde’s College, Oxford
Audition information for Charley’s Aunt
Name: ______________________________________ Date of Birth: _____________
Height: _____ Aprox. Weight: ______ Physical description: ____________________
Home Ph: _____________ Work Ph: ______________ Fax: ______________
Cell/ Mobile: ___________ E-mail: _______________ Other: _____________
Previous Theatre (or theatre-like) experience, starting with most recent:
Other creative talents (include family) that could be of use in theatre setting:
Please indicate the character parts above which you are interested in, or willing to accept
as a role, if offered:
Please list any and all dates in August through performances in October that may
conflict with regular rehearsals (rehearsal schedules will conform to the needs of the
particular cast that is selected for this production at the first read-through – TBA).
Anything else you would like us to know?
Auditions will be held at the High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE 1st Ave. (use for GPS navigation), High Springs, FL 32643
Rehearsals are typically weekday evenings but may vary by director. Show dates are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
The High Springs Playhouse is a ‘Community Theater’ and we encourage anyone to audition for our season productions. Experience in theater is not required. We welcome theater enthusiasts from all walks of life.
When planning to audition for an HSP production, please consider researching the particular play to see which role(s) you would be interested in and to have an understanding of the story being told. Performers should plan on providing basic information about themselves to the show director and production staff and may be asked to ‘read for’ various roles during the audition. If possible, please print out the Audition Form below and bring it to the audition already filled out with your information.