Wednesday, September 28, 2011

TWO RIVER THEATER ANNOUNCES AN OPEN CASTING CALL FOR CHILDREN AGES 8-14

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AUDITION NOTICE: open casting call

HONK!: A MUSICAL TALE OF ‘THE UGLY DUCKLING

WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, and Wednesday, October 5, between 3:30  and 8:00 PM
WHERE: Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank.
Please call 732.345.1400 ext. 1825 or e-mail jstoller@trtc.org for an audition time, letting them know which of the two audition days you are able to attend, and anytime within the 3:30-8 PM period you are NOT available.
NOTE: A guardian must be present during the time of the audition to review important parent information. No drop offs, please.

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling,” Honk! tells the story of Ugly, a bird whose odd looks lead to bullying and mocking from family and neighbors. Separated from his mother and pursued by a hungry Cat, Ugly must find his way home, and discover his true beauty.

The production includes roles for two boy and two girls, who will play the duck siblings of Ugly, and also a group of froglets. These roles are paid positions.

Two River Theater is looking for young performers who are imaginative, creative and fearless; who are able to use their voices and bodies to create characters and tell stories; and who are able to stay focused in a busy rehearsal environment, take direction well and be good team players. Strong singing ability is required.

Kids should bring 32 bars of an age-appropriate, up-tempo musical theater song of their choosing, with sheet music in the appropriate key. They should also prepare a monologue (which they will receive upon scheduling an audition appointment).  The monologue doesn’t need to be memorized, but they should be familiar enough with it that they can look up from the page often. 

Honk! will rehearse from November 8-December 4. Performances, including both daytime and evening shows, will run from December 6-January 1. For a full performance calendar, visit trtc.org. The production is sponsored by OceanFirst Foundation.

Honk! will be directed by Matt Pfeiffer, who previously staged Two River’s holiday productions of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Charlotte’s Web. Composer George Stiles and bookwriter/lyricist Anthony Drewe won London’s Olivier Award for Best Musical for Honk!, beating The Lion King and Mamma Mia! for the prize.

Two River Theater Company is supported in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Hickory Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Stone Foundation of New Jersey, The Shubert Foundation, and many other foundations, corporations and sponsors.