OPEN AUDITION NOTICE:
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Director: Eric C. Schwarz
Music Director: Jim Sabo
WHEN: Monday, October 16th, 7 PM - 9 PM; Tuesday, October 17th, 7 PM - 9 PM
WHERE: Historic Edison Valley Playhouse, 2196 Oak Tree Rd, Edison, NJ 08820
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your audition appointment or to get further information. No phone calls please as it will delay your response.
Performances: December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 2017. Friday & Saturday at 8pm Sunday at 2pm.
Rehearsals: begin mid-October. Rehearsal schedule will be based on performers' availability.
Seeking 4 Men - age 16 and over, portraying children ages 5-9. All actors who can portray this range will be considered. All cast members must be able to harmonize for ensemble numbers.
Please prepare 32 bars of a song that best shows your voice. Please bring sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided. There will also be readings from the script.
- Charlie Brown: male baritone/tenor; a sometimes optimistic, sometimes self-deprecatory lovable loser who will one day get the little red haired girl to notice him, get his kite to fly, and pitch one winning baseball game. His confidence comes from optimism. His insecurity comes from not being able to find his niche in life. Strong singing and acting skills.
- Linus Van Pelt: male baritone/tenor; the thumb-sucking, blanket-dependent younger brother to Lucy. The irony with Linus is that he appears at once to be a 5 year old but is really the most educated character in the bunch. His confidence comes from his intellectualism. His insecurity comes from a sense of the world as a political entity. Strong singing, acting, and soft shoe or tap experience would be great but not required.
- Snoopy: male tenor/baritone; a clownish, vaudevillian scene stealer who can really "sell it." Snoopy is at once a dog with many animal behaviors and some barking, whimpering and growling, but can dance circles around everyone else. Some barking, whimpering and growling required. His confidence comes from joy. His insecurity comes from a fear of being forgotten. Strong comedic timing and musical theatre style dance required.
- Schroeder: male high baritone/tenor; Lucy's love interest; spends most of his time practicing the piano. His love is his piano and Beethoven. That said, he comes out and shines in his one number, "Beethoven Day," which can be a show stopper. His confidence comes from his passion. His insecurity comes from his self-perceived (and quite possibly other-perceived) nerdiness. Strong acting and singing skills. Schroeder does not actually play the piano during the show.
Based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz. Charles Schulz's beloved characters come to life in this wonderfully entertaining musical by Clark Gesner. Everyone's favorite 'blockhead' - Charlie Brown - is joined by his sister Sally, blanket-hugging Linus, know-it-all Lucy, Beethoven devotee Schroeder, and of course his best friend Snoopy, for adventures and life lessons that include flying a kite, writing a book report, playing baseball, and combating the Red Baron.