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All auditions take place at the New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat
Street, Brattleboro, VT.  802-246-6398

Directed by Stephen Stearns

NOVEMBER 15TH at 1:00 pm
AGES 13 – 19

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 4:00-6:30
(Please Note: there WILL be rehearsals the week of February 16th/school vacation)
PERFORMANCES: March 20 - 29

Civil war time: Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girls father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by their beloved Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie. The play focuses primarily on Jo March and her relationship to the world as a creative independent young woman.

Audition material.
Bring a speech - 60 to 90 seconds maximum that is YOU. A personal statement of you.


SHERLOCK HOLMES: the adventure of the Speckled Band
Directed by Harry Poster

NOVEMBER 29th at 2:00pm
AGES 9 -12
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 3:30-6:30
PERFORMANCES: February 13 - March 1st (no shows week of February 16th/school vacation)

Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective first came to life in 1887 and still is a great inspiration for story after story today. The unstoppable Sherlock Holmes is on the hunt for his next mystery. Master of disguise and deduction, with encyclopedic knowledge and the ability to unlock a clue from a muddy footprint, Holmes has yet to be confounded by a mystery. With house companion Dr. John Watson at his side, there is no adventure that has out ventured him. Now a new kind of villain is on the loose and London's police have lost the scent. Down every shadowy alleyway lies another trick, another trap. Is Sherlock above the case, or is the opponent leading his every move? Travel back to the origins of Doyle’s distinct detector and find out if he can stand up to the challenge. The game's afoot.

Audition material. Please choose one of the “Fractured Fairytales” (available in the office) and prepare it for reading. No need to memorize. Pay extra attention to the contrast between the narrator’s voice and the voices of each character. Play big and feel free to make each character as eccentric or distinguished as you wish.




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