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


Playboy of the Western World

Senior NEYT actors:  Auditions for the famous Irish comedy "Playboy of the
Western World," directed by Peter Gould and scheduled for this fall, will
take place on Monday June 2, at 4:00. Spread the word: this play is
awesome--the most influential Irish play of all time; it premiered in
Dublin in 1907, causing riots in the audience and head-banging on the
street. It will be a small ensemble in a gorgeous box set with wonderful
word play, and theme music to remember your whole life. Come out and bring
a short piece from any Irish play or story. Learn your
minute-or-two-minute piece by heart, or read it well, we will hold a
mutually-supportive audition, and we'll form a troupe to take much delight
in, come September!    --Peter


NEYT Summer Senior Shakespeare: HAMLET
June 23- July 11 10-5pm; ages: 14-19
directed by Rebecca Waxman with Keely Eastley
Audition required

Performances: June 11-13 (4 shows)
Tuition: $500

AUDITIONS:  Friday, March 14.  4 - 5:30

Prepare a memorized Shakespeare monologue around 2 - 3 minutes long.
Understand clearly what is happening in the scene, whom you are
talking to, and what your character wants.
Please look up any words you don't understand or only vaguely
understand, so that you can fully connect to and talk about your piece.

NEYT Summer Musical: SEUSSICAL JR  for ages 12-18

Book by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Co-Conceived by Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Director - Alisa Hauser
Rehearsal begins July 21st
Performances - August 8-16
Tuition: $500

Auditions - Friday February 28th 4pm - 7pm (Please be prepared to stay the entire time)
Callbacks - Sunday March 2nd 4pm-6pm

Please prepare and memorize 16 bars of a song from a musical. Whatever shows you and your voice the best. It does not have to be a song from Seussical, but it is fine if it is. Please have sheet music in the correct key with the 16 bar cut clearly marked. Accompanist provided.  

Also prepare to stay for a dance audition, so bring or wear clothes you can move in.

Material will be handed out for callbacks at the end of of Friday's audition day. Any questions please contact HYPERLINK "mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seeking a company of strong singers, dancers and actors for Seussical JR. Dr. Seuss's most beloved characters come to life in this high energy, heart warming musical. Seussical Jr is a story of loyalty, perseverance and acceptance with a non-stop fantastic musical score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Character Breakdown
Gertrude Mcfuzz is very self-conscious and aware that her one-feather tail isn't perfect. Gertrude changes during the show from a neurotic, nervous and shy bird into one with the power to protect and care for a baby elephant bird and commit herself to Horton. In other words, she stops worrying about her looks and grows up.
F3 - Eb5

Horton The Elephant is a gentle giant. Think of him as a big-hearted blue-collar guy who is steadfast, responsible and always tries to do the right thing for his friends. He is imaginative and receptive to the world around him. He is very unselfconscious. Horton's view of the world never changes - he believes in its goodness. By the end of the show, without even realizing it, he is ready to become a parent.
A4 - E6

Jojo is a "Thinker", a smart child with a wild imagination. By the end of the show, he learns what it means to be a responsible member of his world, using the power and possibilities of his own Thinks. Strong singer.
Ab4 - D6

The Jungle Creatures are real people at heart, just like us, even though they may be described as animal characters.
Mayzie La Bird is self-centered, selfish, and vain. Mayzie will never admit to her own flaws. She manipulates anyone she can into doing what she wants. But Mayzie isn't all bad. In giving up her egg to Horton once and for all, she has a moment of generosity–she realizes she isn't the kind of person who would be a good parent, and she does the best thing she can for the egg.
G#3 - E5

Mr. and Mrs. Mayor are Whos who are parents trying hard to raise a difficult child in a difficult world. They may get aggravated with Jojo, but they love him dearly and try to do the right thing, even if it turns out to be a mistake.
C5 - A6 (MR.) A3 - D5 (MRS.)

Sour Kangaroo isn't really sour at all. She's just got a lot of attitude. She's loud, brassy, and a lot of fun.
A3 - Eb5

The Cat In The Hat is the essence of mischief, fun, and imagination. The Cat stirs things up, causes trouble, but always sets things right again, helping Jojo to discover the power of his own imagination as they create the story for the show together. Must have good physicality and be comfortable with improv. He is really the band leader of the show.
Bb4 - D6

Three great featured roles.

The Whos are a lot like you and me, only so small as to be invisible.

The Wickersham Brothers are a lot like kids who tease, play pranks, and get a kick out of making mischief, although often at others' expense.  A4 - G6







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