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Upcoming Auditions and Productions

"Into the Woods"

CALLBACKS POSTED NOW.   CLICK HERE!

Casting 14-19 year olds for this FULL production!

Synopsis: The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk.  When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse.  Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. 

Production Team:
Director - Eric Pertgen
Music Director - Chelsea Carlson

Participation Fee: $250 (due at first rehearsal)
*Financial aid available.

Age Limit: Must be 14-19 years old at time of audition.

Rehearsals: Will take place in Point Pleasant NJ on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings, and Friday & Sunday afternoons starting in May.  Tech week will be Monday-Thursday in Belmar NJ (attendance mandatory).  Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal.

Performances: Friday August 11 (7:00), Saturday August 12 (7:00), and Sunday August 13 (2:00) at Belmar Elementary School in Belmar NJ.


AUDITION INFORMATION

Date: Tuesday May 23, 5:00-9:00 PM

Audition Material: Please sing ONE song in the style of the show that best shows your vocal ability.  (32 bars or up to one minute).  *Please provide a karaoke backing/instrumental track to sing along with on your phone; you will not be allowed to sing a cappella.

Please bring a headshot and theater resume.

Callbacks: Callbacks will be held on
Thursday May 25 (5:00-9:00).  Callback song material will be shared in advance so that you may prepare.  The callback list will be posted on our website by the morning after auditions.  If you receive a callback, plan on being there at 5:00 PM; we will dismiss as we go.  Not everyone who auditions will receive a callback.

Feel free to familiarize yourself with the callback songs here.

CASTING INFORMATION

Please note that "Into the Woods" features a very limited cast and little-to-no ensemble.  We will only be casting 18-20 individuals in this show.  
Character Descriptions:

Narrator: An intellectual and pleasant storyteller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience. (Range: G2-E4)

Cinderella: A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. (Range: G3-G5)

Jack: The feckless Giant killer who is "almost a man."  He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed. (Range: B2-G4)

Jack's Mother: Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed. (Range: Bb3-Gb5)

The Baker: A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family.  He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let other fight his battles. (Range: Ab2-G4)

The Baker's Wife: Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother.  She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maitenance, yet proactive in her endeavors. (Range: F3-G5)

Cinderella's Stepmother: The mean-spirited demanding stepmother of Cinderella. (Range: A3-F#5)

Florinda & Lucinda: Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing Cinderella. (Range: C4-Ab5)

Little Red Ridinghood: A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive. (Range: Bb3-F5)

The Witch: Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive. (Range: F3-G5)

Cinderella's Mother: Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree. (Range: E4-F4)

Mysterious Man: A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler.  He is a good-natured protector and observer.  (Range: G2-Eb4)

Wolf: Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey. (Range: Bb2-Gb4)

Rapunzel: A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely.  She yearns to experience the world. (Range: B3-A5)

Cinderella's Prince: Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing. (Range: B2-F4)

Rapunzel's Prince: Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exciting endeavor. (Range: C#3-E4)

Giant: The Giant's Wife is an angry and vengeful "monster." She is seeking restitution for her loss. (Voiceover)



 
"Into the Woods Jr."
Sign-ups now open here!

Casting 9-14 year olds for this summer theater program!

Synopsis: The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk.  When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse, and wind up changed forever.

Production Team:
Director - Eric Pertgen
Music Director - Chelsea Carlson

Participation Fee: $350 (due at first rehearsal)
*Financial aid available.

Age Limit: Must be 9 to 14 years old at beginning of program.

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE!


Rehearsals: Will take place in Point Pleasant NJ Monday-Thursday from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM starting on June 28.

Performances: Friday August 4 (7:00 PM), Saturday August 5 (3:00 PM) at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Point Pleasant NJ


PROGRAM INFORMATION

Start Date: June 28 (Meet & Greet, Info Meeting, and Audition Workshop)
Audition Date: June 29

Audition Material: Audition material will be posted on our website in advance of the beginning of the program for anyone who wants a jumpstart on learning the material.  Audition material will be taught on the first day of our program and auditions will be held the next day.  Please note: everyone who signs up for "Into the Woods Jr." will be cast; auditions will determine what role each participant receives.

How it works: ACT will be presenting an unabridged version of "Into the Wood Jr." with a cast of 9-14 year olds at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Point Pleasant NJ.  The program will consist of rehearsals, an educational experience, and performances.  ACT prides itself on presenting high-quality productions no matter the age of the cast, and participants of "Into the Woods Jr." can look forward to being part of a challenging, but fulfilling, community theater experience.  Proceeds from ticket sales will help to support Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.


 
Character Descriptions:

Narrator: A storyteller who speaks directly to the audience.  This character helps control the pacing of the show and pops in and out throughout the story. (Range: Bb3-D4)

Jack: An energetic young man who is always looking for an adventure.  He begins this show as a simple little boy (his best friend is a cow), but by the end he learns a few valuable lessons. (Range: A3-E5)

Jack's Mother: Raising a son and running a farm all by herself has made Jack's Mother a bit frazzled and definitely overworked. (Range: Bb3-D5)

The Baker: A good-hearted, likeable person who believes he can take on the Witch's curse all by himself.  At first, this confidence and desire to have a child drives him, but he soon learns he needs his wife's help to accomplish this goal. 

The Baker's Wife: TA strong, determined, and loving woman whose desire to have a child drives the action of the whole show.  Her story helps tie all the characters' storylines together. (Range: A3-E5)

Little Red Ridinghood: Starts the show as a loud, bratty, pushy, glutton who happily manipulates people and situations to get her way.  Eventually, she learns some valuable lessons and softens around the edges. (Range: Bb3-Eb5)

The Witch: An ancient, mysterious, and manipulative woman who will do anything possible to regain her beauty and protect Rapunzel.  While she may seem old and haggard, she still has the strength to control other people. (Range: C4-C5)

Florinda & Lucinda: Spoiled brats who only care able themselves and marrying Cinderella's Prince. (Range: C4-G4)

Mysterious Man: Just like the name suggests, this is one mysterious man!  Everything he does is to help the Baker, but he does not explain his motives until the last moment.

Wolf: A sly and dangerous character intently focused on attacking Little Red. (Range: Bb3-D5)

Granny: A feisty woman who is not afraid to fight the wolf face to face!  

Steward: The servant of Cinderella's Prince.  He is dependable and willing to do whatever Cinderella's Prince asks.

Cinderella's Father: He will not win any Father-of-the-Year awards.  He doesn't care about his daughter's well-being or her actions.

Cinderella's Prince: A conceited man who adamantly pursues Cinderella.  When not chasing her, he is trying to show up Rapunzel's prince. (Range: B3-D5)

Cinderella's Mother: Cinderella's Mother comforts Cinderella.  (Range: D4-D5)

Rapunzel's Prince: The pompous and arrogant brother of Cinderella's Prince.  Sibling rivalry runs rampant between the brothers, including each brother's belief that his lady love is the most beautiful. (Range: B3-D5)

Cinderella's Stepmother: A mean, evil woman who only cares about her birth children, Florinda and Lucinda. 

Cinderella: A simple peasant girl whose one with is to go to the festival.  Unfortunately, when her wish comes true, she learns that wishes sometimes come with consequences. (Range: A3-G5)

Rapunzel: Has been stuck in a tower for the majority of her life.  Finally, she stands up to the Witch in order to get out to see the world. (Range: G4-F#5)



 
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"The Addams Family"
Auditions in August

Casting performers of ALL AGES: adults, teens, and children!

Synopsis: "The Addams Family," a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it's every father's worst 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.

Production Team:
Director - Eric Pertgen
Music Director - TBA
Choreographer - TBA


Age Limit: Casting performers of all ages (adults, teens, and children).

Rehearsals: TBA

Performances: October 29, 21, and 22 in Belmar NJ


AUDITION INFORMATION

Coming soon!
Characters:

Gomez Addams
Morticia Addams
Uncle Fester
Grandma
Wednesday Addams
Pugsley Addams
Lurch
Mal Beineke
Alice Beineke
Lucas Beineke
Addams Ancestors
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