One of the South's Premiere Theatre Companies

AUDITION INFO:

Auditions will be held Saturday, August 17
At the Jessye Norman School of the Arts
10:00 am until 3:00 pm.

We are looking for 7-8 creative and fun-loving Adults who are young at heart, in any combination of 3m, 4/5w or 2m, 5/6w.

Each actor plays 4-5 characters in the retelling of this delightful show.

Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script and the auditionees retelling of any children’s story (Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks….).

Rehearsals are planned for 2 nights during the week and some weekends determined by the availability of the cast.

Tech rehearsals will be at the Kroc Center October 12-14.

ArtReach performances are at the Kroc Center on October 15-16-17, 2024.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Five delightful tales including Peter Rabbit, The Tailor of Gloucester and Jemima Puddle-Duck are interwoven with the fascinating life of their creator, Beatrix Potter, in this enchanting, enlightening entertainment for all ages.

The play moves back and forth from the fantasy world she created to the intriguing story of Beatrix Potter herself, who overcame her lonely, strict childhood—in which her writings and drawings were discouraged in the male-oriented Victorian era—to become the most widely read children’s author of all times. We also meet Beatrix’s governess, Annie (who narrates the play), and Annie’s children for whom many of the stories were originally written.

If you have questions, please contact us at info@augustaplayers.org

Book by: John Caird
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby

Directed and Choreographed by: Christina DeCarlo
Music Director: Lori Van Lenten
Stage Manager: Caroline Smith
Assistant Choreographer: Ava Robinson 
Assistant Stage Manager: Genesis Gabriel 

Auditions: Tuesday, July 23rd 5:00 pm -8:45 pm
Callbacks, if needed: Wednesday,  July 24th  5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Please use the following link to sign up for an audition slot: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B44AEA929A2FECE9-50128610-children

Please note that each auditionee will need to sign up for a solo audition slot and a group dance slot. There are 3 different dance slots available (6:00, 7:00, and 8:30) and dance auditions will be held in groups. If all audition slots are filled on the sign up genius please still come to auditions. We will accept walk-in auditions. 

Please bring in a filled out audition form to your audition.  (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD). 

From musical theatre greats, Stephen Schwartz and John Caird, comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith… not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! An expansive musical, Children of Eden JR. has plenty of roles and life lessons for everyone.

Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. As generations pass, faith and loyalty are tested, but the bonds of family and love remain strong. This moving, foot-stomping musical is perfect for a large cast.

Performance Dates: September 27th at 7:00 pm | September 28th at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm at The Kroc Center

After reading this entire notice, if you have questions please call The Augusta Players at 706-826-4707.

Looking for performers of all types, ethnicities, shapes, sizes. Ages 8-17

Auditions will take place at VOCE Studios

118 N Belair Rd suite 3, Evans, GA 30809

Please do not call VOCE Studios with any questions. 

If you cannot make in person auditions, video submissions will be accepted up until Tuesday, July 23rd at 7:30 pm. Please send video auditions to: C.DeCarlo@augustaplayers.org. Video auditions will need to include a vocal audition and dance audition. 

There is a lot of information listed. Please read VERY carefully:

CoE is a show that is predominantly sung through. This ensemble cast requires strong soloists who can balance and blend while also serving as INCREDIBLE storytellers. We would like for anyone wishing to be considered for a specific role to learn the song for that character, but anyone if you aren’t sure what role you are interested in, feel free to sing any of the songs provided.

Please DO NOT feel compelled to imitate the vocalists on the recordings. We want to hear YOU tell us the story in YOUR authentic voice. Each audition cut includes sheet music marked at the start, a recording with a vocal guide, and an accompaniment recording that will be used at auditions.

Please use the following link to access the audition material:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10F1MV4PByED0hHHcfD8FaIj2xa6-22PQ?usp=sharing

Father – “Let there Be” m.83 – 117 (sing as marked)
Adam – “A World without You” m.6 – end (sing as marked)
Eve – “The Spark of Creation” m.8 – end (sing as marked)
Young Cain, Young Abel, Young Ensemble members – “Perfect” (sing the melody in your octave including all “solo” lines. Follow marks for instructions.)
Cain & Abel -” Lost in the Wilderness” m.8 – end (sing as marked in the music for either character audition)
Noah – “The Hardest Part of Love” m.4 – end (sing as marked including Father solo)
Mama – “Ain’t It Good” m. 4 – 43 (sing as marked)
Japeth – “In Whatever Time We Have” m.1 – 41 (sing the Japeth and Yonah solo lines)
Yonah – “Sailor of the Skies” m. 4 – end
Ensemble/Storytellers – “Wasteland Wilderness Family” m 10 – 52 (sing as marked in your octave

DANCE AUDITION:

You can choose to learn the “Advance” choreography or “Intermediate” choreography.  The dances will be reviewed the day of the audition. We are looking for performers of all skill levels who are willing to try their best and learn new skillsets. 
ADVANCED Children of Eden Jr dance video 
 
ADVANCED Children of Eden Jr backview 
 
ADVANCED Children of Eden dance Jr explained 
 
INTERMEDIATE Children of Eden dance Jr backview 
 
INTERMEDIATE Children of Eden Jr dance  explained 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Father

Father is the all-knowing, all-powerful creator of the universe. Father has a larger-than-life persona and embodies an authoritative presence, balanced with a fair amount of humor and a sense of fun. Father truly loves his children but expects obedience, and is not afraid to punish them if they don’t follow his wishes. Cast an excellent, advanced actor and a great singer in this role who can truly command the stage. Ideally, this actor will read as older onstage.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Adam/Noah

Adam/Noah should be a versatile performer. Adam embodies the excitement, wonder, and childlike innocence of mankind before the fall, and also the strength and persistence needed after they are expelled from the Garden. He should pair well and have a great relationship with Eve, since he will eventually choose her over Father. Noah is also the leader of his family but is a bit less serious, although he also must make a big decision that affects the lives of everyone he loves. Cast a performer who is a natural leader and has a charismatic stage presence. This performer should be a great actor and a wonderful singer, and be comfortable taking command of the stage.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Eve/Mama

Eve/Mama must win over the audience’s hearts. Eve is bright, precocious, loving, and has an adventurous streak. Ultimately, her curiosity is what leads to her banishment, though she never stops loving Father. Her life gets harder after leaving the Garden, but Eve’s spark never fully goes out. Mama is more subtle than Eve, but has a deep strength that is evident in her love for her family. She is honest, smart, and is not afraid to offer Noah her advice and opinions. This role calls for an exceptional actress and outstanding singer who can make strong character choices. Eve/ Mama should also pair well with Adam/Noah.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Snake

The Snake (Snake 1, Snake 2, Snake 3, Snake 4, and Snake 5) lures Eve to the tree and ultimately convinces her to take a bite of the apple. This is a great place to put excellent movers or dancers who can make the Snake feel cohesive.
Gender: Any
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Young Cain

Young Cain is reminiscent of Eve in the Garden. He is curious, confident, and wants to know the answers to all his questions. Cast a good actor and singer who can work with Cain to create continuity between the character as a child and an adult.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Db4
Vocal range bottom: Gb2

Young Abel

Young Abel is gentle, sweet, and content with their life as a family, even without the Garden. He loves his parents and his brother, and does not have the same need for answers as Young Cain. Cast a good actor and singer who can work with Abel to create continuity between the characters at both ages.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Db4
Vocal range bottom: Gb2

Cain/Japheth

Cain/ Japheth must be comfortable making strong choices onstage. Cain is passionate, curious, longs for adventure, and places the blame squarely at his parents’ feet for giving away his portion of the Garden. He is angry at Adam, Eve, Father, and the unfairness of his circumstances. He doesn’t return from beyond the waterfall with the intention to kill Abel – but, he allows rage to overtake him, and must endure the consequences. Japheth is more polished than Cain, though has a similar rebellious streak that almost results in the same tragedy. His love for Yonah is his driving force, and he is willing to risk everything in order for them to be together. Cast a fantastic singer and a wonderful actor as Cain/Japheth. Remember, these roles require some stage combat, so make sure to cast a mature performer who can be trusted to execute fight choreography safely.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: C#3

Abel/Ham

Abel/Ham should be able to create two completely different characters. Abel is gentle, thoughtful, and obedient. He would never cause trouble on his own, but he is caught between his love for his brother, Cain, and his love for his parents. Though Abel respects his parents and Father, Cain can usually find a way to convince Abel to follow him. Abel reflects Adam’s choice to leave the Garden, and his death is a turning point in the show. Ham is one of Noah’s sons, and Aphra’s husband. He wants to please Father, and is more mild-mannered than his brother Shem. Cast a performer in these roles who is a good singer and solid actor. Keep in mind that these roles must also learn fight choreography, so make sure you cast a responsible actor who will complete the choreography safely every time.
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: F3

Seth/Shem

Seth/Shem should focus mostly on Shem. Seth appears onstage at an important time in the story, but does not speak or sing. Shem is the oldest of the brothers and rather hot-headed. Married to Aysha, he is the first to blame Yonah for the family’s problems aboard the ark. Shem does not have a solo, so he does not need to be a strong singer. Cast an expressive actor with a great stage presence who can make strong character choices.
Gender: Male

Yonah

Yonah is a descendant of Cain who works as a servant for Noah’s family. While Yonah finds herself in unfortunate circumstances, she handles adversity with grace and strength. She is kind and selfless, and ultimately wins Father and Noah over with her goodness when Noah finally gives she and Japheth permission to wed. Cast an expressive actress with a wonderful singing voice who pairs well with Cain/Japheth.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Aysha

Aysha is a bit unhappy with their situation aboard the ark. Married to Shem, she also blames Yonah for their troubles, and isn’t afraid to let everyone know exactly what she thinks. Aysha does not need to be a strong singer – instead, look for an animated performer with a good stage presence for this role.
Gender: Female

Aphra

Aphra is a bit of worrywart. Married to Ham, she worries about the flood, and how it will affect their growing family. Like Aysha, Aphra doesn’t need to be a strong singer, but she should be a good actor able to embody Aphra’s sensitive nature.
Gender: Female

Ensemble

Ensemble consists of the Storytellers, Soloist, Soloist (1, 2, 3), Female Soloist, Seth’s Wife, and optional Animals. Feel free to cast as many performers as Storytellers who want to participate in the show. For Soloist, Soloist (1, 2, 3), and Female Soloist, check the vocal range to make sure you cast a performer who can handle the music. Seth’s Wife does not speak and does not need to be a strong singer, so this is a great cameo for a newer performer.
Gender: Any

Female Soloist

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Soloist

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G3
Vocal range bottom: G2

Soloist 1

Gender: Any
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: F#4

Soloist 2

Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: D4

Soloist 3

Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: G3

To learn more about the show please explore the following link: https://www.mtishows.com/children-of-eden-jr

Rehearsal Schedule:

Please note the rehearsal schedule is subject to change.

Auditions: July 23rd 5:00-8:00
Callbacks, if needed: July 24th 5:00-8:00
Parent meeting: July 26: 6:00 pm
July 29th: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
July 30th: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
July 31st: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
August 1st: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
August 3rd: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
August 6: 6:00-9:00
August 7: 6:00-9:00
August 8: 6:00-9:00
August 12: 6:00-9:00
August 13: 6:00-9:00
August 14: 6:00-9:00
August 15 6:00-9:00
August 19:6:00-9:00
August 20: 6:00-9:00
August 21: 6:00-9:00
August 22: 6:00-9:00
August 26: 6:00-9:00
August 27: 6:00-9:00
August 28: 6:00-9:00
August 29: 6:00-9:00
September 3rd: 6:00-9:00
September 4th: 6:00-9:00
September 5th: 6:00-9:00
September 6th: 6:00-9:00
September 7th: 10:00-2:00
September 9th: 6:00-9:00
September 10th: 6:00-9:00
September 11th: 6:00-9:00
September 12th: 6:00-9:00
September 13th:6:00-9:00
September 14th 6:00-9:00
September 16th: 6:00-9:00
September 17: 6:00-9:00
September 18: 6:00-9:00
September 19: 6:00-9:00
Sept 21- Arts in the Heart- TIME TBA
September 22nd: 2:00-9:00 LOAD IN/TECH
September 23: 5:00-9:00 TECH
September 24: 5:00-9:00 TECH
September 25: 5:00-9:00 TECH
September 26: 5:00-9:00 TECH
September 27th: 5:00 CALL 7:00 GO
September 28: 2:00 CALL 4:00 GO and 7:00 GO

 

Opening the 80th Anniversary for TheAP!

Featuring a 40+ piece onstage orchestra, Cast of 20,

Adult Choir of 20, Children’s Choir of 20.

 

Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics: Tim Rice

 

Production Team

Music Director / Co-Director: Scott Seidl

Choreographer / Co-Director: Ashley Chasteen

Associate Director: Shantelle Wheeler

Assistant Director: Casey Cryan

Video Designer: Mike Grigsby

Scenic Designers: Kevin Reynolds, Scott Seidl, Mike Grigsby, Bethany Harwell

Costume Designer: Aaron Kubacak

Asst. Costume Designer: Johanna Groves

Lighting Designer: Ben Rawson

Assistant Music Director / Contractor: Paul Barton-Jones

Children’s Choir Director: Lori Van Lenten

Production Stage Manager: Ashley Gambill

Stage Manager: Amy Patton

Assistant Stage Manager: Lilia Jones

 

Audition Date

May 30th, 2024 – Children’s Choir

 

Performance Dates: October 4, 5, 6 – 2024

(See additional dates below)

 

THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF INFORMAITON HERE

P L E A S E   R E A D   A L L   O F   IT

 

Looking for:

Performers Ages 9 to 12 for Children’s Choir. Young people with a passion for story-telling. Patient. Take direction well.

 

CHILDREN’S CHOIR – AUDITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE MAY 30th, FROM 4PM to 8PM

This will be an open call. Singers will be seen in the order that they arrive and sign-in.

Auditions will take place at VOCE 118 N Belair Rd suite 3, Evans, GA 30809.

The song HOASANNA from the show will be used.

 

Please read this whole audition notice before calling The Augusta Players.

 

If you cannot attend the in-person auditions:

Video submissions accepted until 4PM on MAY 30th

Please email video submissions or YouTube links to: s.seidl@augustaplayers.org

Videos should include:

 

SINGING:

Please prepare the audition section of the song HOSANNA. You can download that sheet music here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Fp9LMdE4EhOuUUiVOXkb-_C_KMd3H4Nq?usp=share_link

 

You can find accompaniment tracks for the entire show here: https://soundcloud.com/matt_adcock/sets/jesus-christ-superstar-full

 

Please bring personal calendars and be prepared to list all conflicts over the summer and (Mondays-Sundays) beginning with August 11, 2024 – October 6, 2024. Please do not assume that we know when any general holidays are (ie., school breaks, etc) and plan to list those as conflicts if you will be out of town or otherwise engaged. Conflicts must be noted at the audition and will influence casting. Only conflicts noted at the audition will be taken into consideration. NO CONFLICTS ALLOWED FROM September 19 – October 6.

Conflicts added after the show is cast will not be accepted.

 

MORE:

To learn more about the show explore these links:

https://www.concordtheatricals.com/p/44748/jesus-christ-superstar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Christ_Superstar

 

ABOUT TheAP80 PRODUCTION OF JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

This production will open the 80th Anniversary Season: “Finding Home” for The Augusta Players.

Rehearsals will vary depending on the role in which someone is cast.

 

The rehearsal schedule will be built around the conflicts of the cast to the best of our ability. Dancers will rehearse over the summer. Cast rehearsals will begin mid-August. Choir and Children’s Choir rehearsals will begin late August.

 

The full company will be needed with no absences on these dates:

September 19, 20, 22 – 25: Rehearsals

September 26: Special Run-through

September 29 – October 2:  Technical / Dress Rehearsals

October 3: Special Dress Rehearsal

October 4, 5, 6: Performances.

 

The production will feature:

  • The full symphonic version of the musical score.
  • An onstage orchestra of 40 + musicians.
  • A cast of 20
  • An additional adult choir of 20 singers.
  • A children’s choir of 20 singers.
  • + 6 dancer-only roles.
  • Video content projecting onto the walls and ceiling of the theater and onstage.
  • Scenic design that is packed with surprises.

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

Borrowing from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the musical tells the story of Judas through the last seven days of Jesus Christ’s life. As the show opens, apostle Judas Iscariot is growing concerned that Jesus’ followers will be perceived as a threat to the occupying Roman Empire. Indeed, priests Caiaphas, Annas and more gather and agree that Jesus and his movement must be crushed. An exalted Jesus arrives in Jerusalem only to find the temple filled with unsavory merchants and money lenders. Overrun by a flood of people needing his help, he tells them to heal themselves, and his confidante Mary Magdalene has to calm him down.

 

Judas, fearing the movement is getting out of Jesus’ control, goes to the Romans and tells them Jesus will be in the Garden of Gethsemane the following night. He receives 30 pieces of silver as payment. At the Garden, Judas arrives with Roman soldiers and identifies Jesus. Jesus is then arrested and sent to Caiaphas, then Pontius Pilate and finally King Herod, who condemns him to death.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

 

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

20 young voices. Limited rehearsals. Singers with a passion for the story. Good intonation.

Auditionees are encouraged to sing #7 “Hosanna” from letter A to letter B.

 

ALL ADULT ROLES HAVE BEEN FILLED

ORCHESTRA of 40+ These chairs have all been filled.

 

If you still have questions, please contact The Augusta Players at

706-826-4707, M-F, 10AM-4PM

The Augusta Players is thrilled to announce the cast for the EPIC production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR opening our 80th Anniversary Season “Finding Home”

ADULT CHOIR:
Jewett Mukenge, Lindsey Chatfield Siegel, Katrina Chandler, Amy Joy Lenz, Monica Dainer, Tif Chatfield, Jessica Wilkerson, Allison Johnson, Faith Harroun Gibbs, Julie Brackett, Kris Rolle, Matt Kridel, Adam Austin, John Transue, Jonathan Porter, Michael Clark, McKayla Lee, Ernesto Barquet Sr.

DANCERS:
Kristina Mahaney, Kaitlyn Dunaway, Tashawn Yeldell, Savannah Mahoney, Kosygin Huff,
Tres Taylor, Reese Johnson, Davon Dorsey

MULTIPLE ROLES:
Anicia Brown, Aron Shanley, Maggie Christine, Nichole Kuehl, Ben Parten, Anissa Cordova,
Will Renfro, Cori Daniels, Aidan Rolle, Marcelle Tudhope, Tyler Barr, Tom Reed

OTHER MULTIPLE ROLES:
John Rutt, Chris Carter, Luke Crown, Andrew Clough

SIMON: Shay Thames
ANNAS: Josh Anderson
CAIAPHAS: Casey Johnson
PETER: Matthew Cortez
PILATE: Sol Baird
MARY MAGDALENE: Ashley Rivera
HEROD: Cliff Bennett
JUDAS: Ryan Abel
JESUS: Luke Amerson

CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Auditions May 30

ORCHESTRA:
Evan Read, Stacy Reynolds, Amera Fischer, Paul Barton-Jones, Gail Jarrell, Adrianne Johnson, Will Seigler, Angelyn Dorn, Jeannie Butler, Katie Bennett, Andy Johnson, Blake Allen, Deryck Clarke, Joey Johnson, Parker Lewis, Gene Marnell, Beverly Marnell, Greg Gillespie, Bryan Yonn, Ben Resendez, Tif Chatfield, Jessica Wilkerson, Chris Vaill, Isaac Brinberg, Carol James, Phyllis Sparks, Patrik Reagan, Dan Smith, Kevin Reynolds, Troy Plooster, Jeff Bussey, Dr. Laura Tomlin, Amy Ellington, Angela Shaw, Antonika Colbert, Jahnell Williams, Brent Hooper, Chris Connolly, Asjah Spann, Tyler Milford and more…

Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics: Tim Rice

Production Team
Music Director / Co-Director: Scott Seidl
Choreographer / Co-Director: Ashley Chasteen
Associate Director: Shantelle Wheeler
Assistant Director: Casey Cryan
Video Designer: Mike Grigsby
Scenic Designers: Kevin Reynolds, Mike Grigsby, Scott Seidl, Bethany Harwell
Costume Designer: Aaron Kubacak
Asst. Costume Designer: Johanna Groves
Lighting Designer: Ben Rawson
Assistant Music Director / Contractor: Paul Barton-Jones
Children’s Choir Director: Lori Van Lenten
Production Stage Manager: Ashley Gambill
Stage Manager: Amy Patton
Assistant Stage Manager: Liliana Jones

PUBLIC PERFORMANCES
October 4 at 8PM
October 5 at 8PM
October 6 at 3PM

Season Tickets on sale now.
Single Tickets on sale June 3.
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The Neverland You Never knew! Peter and the Starcatcher is a wildly theatrical adaptation, upending the classic story of the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. This tale explores the depths of greed and the bonds of friendship.  From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the world of make believe. Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.

Boy/Peter: Lucas Patterson
Molly Aster: Lily Paine
Black Stache: Justice Blakeman
Smee: Aidan Leonard
Bill Slank: Kosygin Huff Jr.
Prentis: JD Hatcher
Ted: Symms Schweser
Lord Aster: Brody Lantz
Grempkin/Hawking Clam: Tyler McCuistian
Fighting Prawn: Kendall Smith
Bumbrake: Abbey Strickland
Alf: Raleigh Daniel
Captain Robert Falcon Scott: Madelyn Baker
Teacher: Karis Williams
Mack: Myles Waid 

Pirates/Seamen/Mollusks/Mermaids/Others:
Jeremiah Padgett 
Ella Jane Anderson
Vanessa Drake
Rosalie Brune
Sara Jane Bloodworth
Sophia Herz 

Creative Team:
Directed by: Christina DeCarlo 
Assistant Director: Matt Kridel
Music Director: Jeannie Butler
Student Music Director: Mary Bryson Wright 
Stage manager: Caroline Smith
Assistant Stage Manager: Gensis Gabriel
Set Designer: Richard Smith
Assistant Set Build: Brice Wright
Props Master: Tiffany Chad
Costume Designer: Susana Brucker
Assistant Costume Designer: Aspen Swanson
Lighting Designers: Trisha Sikes and Alex Thomas
Percussion: Carol James
Keys: Jeannie Butler
Sound Technician: Bill Wilson 
Fight choreographer: Casey Johnson

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