– The Aurora Fox will be holding auditions for our summer youth productions on Saturday, April 21 from 10am – 4pm and Sunday, April 22 from 9am – noon. Auditions will be held at The Aurora Fox. (9900 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, CO 80010). Call 303-739-1970 to schedule an appointment or listen to additional audition information. Callbacks will be held Mon., Apr. 23 & Tue., Apr. 24, 6-10pm by invitation only.
Roles available for: volunteer children (ages 7-18) and adult professional actors (Non-Equity).
All actors must memorize a one minute monologue, appropriate to their age & children’s theatre, preferably from a published play. Actors should dress comfortably & be prepared to move. Please bring a printed photo (school picture or Polaroid is fine) & the family’s Spring & Summer schedules (May, June & July.) Scheduling is extremely important! Roles may include music or dance so actors should let us know if they have any other performance oriented skills, or play a musical instrument. Participation fee is $50 per youth.
Background: Little Foxes Children’s Theatre performs two plays each summer. This year’s plays will run for 3 weeks, Monday through Saturday at 10am and 1pm, for a total of 18 performances.
• Rehearsals are held at the Aurora Fox, Mon. – Sat., for 5 weeks, beginning May 14th.
• In general, May and early June weekday rehearsals are between 4 & 7pm, Saturday and weekday June & July rehearsals are between 9am-1pm (3pm for technical and dress rehearsals).
Casting is based upon schedule, commitment, skill, experience, personality, physical appearance and a desire to learn & work well with others.
The first production is Charlotte’s Web by Joseph Robinette. Based on the book by E.B. White. Rehearsals are May 14- June 11. No rehearsal on May 28th. Performance dates are June 12 – June 28, 2012.
About the Show: The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling theatrical presentation. 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; 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.”
The second production is The Pirate Show by Mark Landon Smith. Rehearsals are June 7- July 9. No rehearsal on July 4th. Performance dates are July 10 – July 26, 2012.
About the Show: The Pirate Show is a family oriented comedy adventure on the high seas with swashbuckling pirates, sea battles, buried treasure and pygmies. Orphaned siblings, Nigel and Virginia , are living under the cruel Miss Persimmon Crudmudgeon. Fed up with their life, the brother and sister flee. Nigel and Virginia hide in pier side barrels, but they are separated as the all-female crew of the Pretty Penelope and the all-male crew of El Bandido Loco accidentally kidnap them. Both crews are in pursuit of the treasure of Captain Mauvebeard and the Caribbean Ruby, buried on Pygmy Island. Great fun for all!