Clarksville Community Players

Upcoming Auditions

 The Clarksville Community Players are excited to announce auditions for our Children's Theatre Workshop for the 2017 season directed by Sandra Lowe with musical direction by Emmy Hunt.

 

 

 

MULAN JR. is an action-packed stage adaptation of one of China's greatest stories featuring one of Disney's strongest heroines. Mulan is a young woman who takes her destiny in her own hands, rather than waiting for a man to save her. Defying the village matchmaker, she  disguises herself as a boy so she can serve in the army. The Huns have invaded China, and it's up to the Mulan, her mischievous dragon sidekick Mushu, and a band of her fellow soldiers to save the Emperor. Disney's MULAN JR. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and the fighting spirit. This musical is filled with not to be missed entertaining musical numbers and lots of fun, challenging roles for kids!

 

 Audition dates:      

(ages 6-12)               


March 25, 2017 10am- 12pm

(see our workshop page for workshop dates)

Performance Dates:

August 4 at 7:30pm  & August 5 at 3pm

 

Our director, Mrs. Lowe, will be looking for actors for the following roles:

ANCESTORS: 

MUST BE STRONG SINGERS & ACTORS WHO CARRY THE SHOW:  CAN BE PLAYED BY EITHER A BOY OR GIRL

LAOZI (honor):  leader of the group
LIN (loyalty):  hardest on Mulan who doesn't appreciate challenges to the old world system 
ZHANG (strength):  strong silent type  
HONG (destiny):  Laozi's right-hand man  
YUN (love):  Mulan's greatest advocate; mother figure type  

 

 MUST BE A GIRL:

FA LI:  Mulan’s Mother – needs to be able to sing and act

*GRANDMA:  Mulan’s grandmother – conveys wisdom and humor: character actor with strong acting

MULAN:  needs to carry the show – heavy singing with strong acting

*MATCHMAKER:  comic relief role – character actor

MUST BE A BOY:
FA ZHOU:  Mulan’s Father who exhibits calm strength; strong singer and actor

CHI-FU:  the “bad guy” – character actor, cartoony but confident

*SHAN-YU:  needs to command the stage - believable that he could carry an invasion;  Non-singing role

SHANG:  strong male lead who commands strength but openness to learn from Mulan; heavy singing and acting
 
CAN BE PLAYED BY EITHER A BOY OR GIRL:
MUSHU: needs to have a strong but fun singing voice; character actor with great comedic timing

CRICKET: Mushu’s sidekick; strong character actor  - needs to be small in size

SHANG’S TRIOthink Three Stooges –heavy comedic timing and strong actors who sing with a character voice (nothing too hard) and dance a bit


              YAO: tough guy – character actor
              LING:  scam artist – character actor
              QIAN-PO: sweetheart who would rather have a big meal than fight

*EMPEROR:  character role who sings and acts

*indicates a featured role but also may be cast in the ensemble to sing and dance

ENSEMBLE:  MUST SING, DANCE, and ACT
CAN BE PLAYED BY BOTH BOYS OR GIRLS

From the ENSEMBLE, I will also cast the following roles:

Chinese Army
              Xiao:  villager, willing to fight in the war
              Older Yi:  villager, willing to fight in the war
              Younger Yi:  villager, willing to fight in the war
              Chen:  Chinese soldier
              Liu:  Chinese soldier
              Cheongsam Salesperson: sells Cheongsams 

Hun Army
              Magyar:  featured Hun
              Subar-Tu:  featured Hun

PLEASE NOTE: 
Some of these roles will double so actors must be strong and will play other featured roles
            Fathers
            Mothers
            Daughters
            Sons

Some Mothers/Daughters will also be dressmakers, hairdressers, groomers.

About auditions:

 

 

 

 

 

Often as actors, we can stretch ourselves to play older or younger characters by changing our voice or our appearance.  Acting age refers to our ability to demonstrate this to the director at the time of auditions.  All roles are open and CCP is calling all actors, dancers and singers of all ethnicities and ages.  Everyone will be asked to cold read from the script.  We will also do some fun acting excercises. Actors, including those auditioning for ensemble, will be taught "Honor us All" from the show for auditions and work on it as a group.    Also please dress comfortably for movement/dance exercises. There will be a script available from the library for 24 hour checkout. 

 

 

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The Clarksville Community Players are thrilled to announce auditions for our Youth Theatre Workshop for the 2017 season directed by Johannah Maynard Edwards with musical direction by Dr. Eddy Daniels.

 

 

 

 Before there was Hamilton, ADAMS was showing Broadway how it was done!

 

 WE ARE SHAKING THINGS UP! Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Tony Award winning 1776 the Musical recounts the history of the birth of a nation as our forefathers struggle to craft the Declaration of Independence. YTW is taking it back to where it all began and with a truly exciting TWIST! These Revolutionaries will be represented by modern all American creative casting with guys AND girls performing the roles of the members of the Continental Congress in the style of the Broadway sensation “Hamilton!” All roles are open to any gender and all ethnicities unlike the original Broadway production of 1776. This is a dream show for any young actor wanting to spread their wings in one of the many amazing featured roles this show has to offer, not to mention the imaginative approach to costumes and sets this production is getting as a reflection of the personalities of our teens!

 

 Audition dates:      

(ages 13-21)               


April 1, 2017 2pm

(see our workshop page for workshop dates)

Performance Dates:

June 30 at 7:30pm  & July  at 7:30pm

 

  

Our director, Mrs. Maynard - Edwards, will be looking for actors for the following roles:

CAN BE PLAYED BY EITHER A BOY OR GIRL:

 JOHN ADAMS: loud, intense, hard-headed champion of Independence; “Obnoxious and

Disliked” by many members of Congress

 

BENJIMAN FRANKLIN: witty and ingenious; JOHN ADAMS’ partner in getting resolution for

Independence pushed through Congress

THOMAS JEFFERSON: quiet and brooding; architect of the Declaration of Independence

 

 

 

RICHARD HENRY LEE: wise-cracking, confident, proud delegate from Virginia; great comedic

character with singing and dancing

 

 

 

JOHN DICKERSON: stern, conservative delegate from Pennsylvania; despises Adams and strongly

opposes Independence

 

 

 

 EDWARD RUTLEDGE: gentlemanly delegate from South Carolina; strong presence; leader of the

southern states

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABIGAIL ADAMS: sharp, strong-willed, yet angelic wife of JOHN ADAMS

 

 

MARTHA JEFFERSON: dreamy, youthful, devoted wife of THOMAS JEFFERSON

JOHN HANCOCK: serious, at times exasperated President of the Continental Congress; tries to be fair, but strongly supports Independence

 

 

 CHARLES THOMSON: dutiful Congressional Secretary; reads General Washington’s dispatches with awe and dread; great speaking role for a non-singer has some great lines

 

 

ANDREW MCNAIR: Congressional custodian; great comic relief; perfect for an actor who can editorialize

with facial expressions and body language

 

 

 

 STEPHEN HOPKINS: hot-blooded and red nosed delegate from Rhode Island

 

ROGER SHERMAN & ROBERT LIVINGSTON: members of Independence Committee; comedic singing roles from NY

JAMES WILSON:sycophantic disciple of DICKINSON who plays a pivotal role in declaring

Independence

 

 

 

COURIER: young, weary; sings powerful solo about losing his friends in battle

 

JOSIAH BARTLETT: 

LEWIS MORRIS:  a dynamic character with some comedic scenes who is moves the others to action from NY

SAMUEL CHASE: a judge with a rep for fairness who is often led by the nose who thinks for himself in the end and changes the course of history

 GEORGE READ: prim, loyal, and  willing to do what it takes for his cause

JOSEPH HEWES: stands behind his beliefs but will listen, a man to have on your side

LYMAN HALL: novice, mellow, logical from Georgia

THOMAS MCKEAN: a strong willed Scot fro Delaware who keeps the delegates in line when things get out of hand

 Casar  senior delegate from Delaware and bleeds red, white and blue, a true statesman

 

About auditions:

 

 

Often as actors, we can stretch ourselves to play older or younger characters by changing our voice or our appearance.   All roles are open and CCP is calling all actors, dancers and singers of all ethnicities and ages.  Everyone will be asked to cold read from the script.  Everyone will need to prepare 32 bars of a showtune in the style of the show or a patriotic song (many started out as showtunes).  An accompanist will be provided.  Also please dress comfortably for movement/dance combinations.  There will be a script available from the library for 24 hour checkout. 

 

Please email us any questions or message on our Facebook page!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drop us an email if you have questions about auditions 

clarksvilleplayers@hotmail.com

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Remember we are just 35 minutes from Roxboro, 20 from South Boston and 30 minutes from South Hill and 45 minutes from Littleton. See you at auditions!   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

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