Monday, December 10, 2018

Strollers Issue multi-ethnic casting call for adults, teens and children (over 7)


The Day the Rainbow Broke Up

An original children’s show by Casey Bell

WHEN & WHERE: Sun, Dec 16, 2-4pm Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts); Tue, Dec 18, 7-9pm 10 Durand Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040

Performance dates: Feb 1 & 8, at 7pm, Feb 2 & 3 and 9 & 10, at 1pm and 3pm (double matinees on Saturday & Sunday)

Rehearsals will begin immediately, as holiday conflicts allow, and will be three times per week until Jan 20 (not all cast will be called for every rehearsal). From Jan 21, all cast members need to be available weekday evenings and weekend afternoons for full cast rehearsals.

About the show:

The seven colors of the rainbow have a big fight and break up. As each color goes off to be the rainbow on its own, they encounter creatures from nature who try to show them the error of their ways. But will the colors learn the lesson? Can the rainbow be saved?

With a little music, a little dance, plenty of comedy, and a whole lot of heart, this show is a fantasy of color and costumes that is a hit with the whole family.

Characters (double casting is possible):

The color (kids & teens; gender neutral)

  • Red  (a happy loner)
  • Orange  (a dramatic worrywart) Yellow  (a natural leader)
  • Green  (a peacemaker)
  • Blue  (a chill dude)
  • Indigo  (snooty but lovable)
  • Violet  (high-key emotional)

The creatures (adults & teens; gender neutral)

  • Indigo bunting bird(s)
  • Tree (and shrubs)
  • Butterfly(ies)
  • Lion (and other safari animals)
  • Fish (and Tiny Bubbles)
  • Rose & Bud
  • Bee (and swarm)

The personalities and creativity of the cast members will contribute to characterizations. This is a collaborative project where kids can learn stagecraft as well as explore ideas and, keeping with the theme of the play, celebrate cooperation and diversity. 

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