Oak Ridge Playhouse auditions are open to everyone. No experience is required, although it is helpful. Please carefully check audition requirements, as they may differ from production to production.
PINOCCHIO - Junior Playhouse
|DATES AND TIMES||
MONDAY and TUESDAY, August 26 and 27
Male and female youth performers approximately 11-17 years old. MANY opportunites for male performers.
PINOCCHIO: Small stature. Innocent. Curious. Prone to lying.
G. PETTO: A lonely toymaker who wishes he had a son.
MADAME AZURA: A fortune-teller. Big personality. Comical.
BROHPY: A tough police detective.
MR. KURTZ: Grumpy owner of a candy store.
SYLVESTER FOX: A slick, untrustworthy, opportunist. Always looking for a way to make money.
ALLIE KATZ: Fox's assistant and partner in crime. Manipulative.
MR. BOSCO: The owner of a cheap seedy theater. Cheats his performers.
DONATO: A crime boss. Runs a nightclub,
KNUCKLES: Donato's bodyguard. Not bright. Large physical stature
FIORELLO: Operator of a run-down amusement park
CARLOTTA: Fiorello's right hand. Helps him lure boys into labor. She's a bit crazy.
FRANKIE: The tough leader of a gang of boys. Serves as a narrator of the story.
FRANKIE'S GANG: Tough boys of various ages and sizes
ALDO (The baby of the gang. Not as tough as the others.)
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS IS NOT A TYPICAL VERSION OF "PINOCCHIO". IT TAKES ON THE STYLE OF OLD HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE MOVIES FROM THE 1930s AND 1940s. IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO BE FAMILIAR WITH THE STYLE.
When a woodcarver’s beloved puppet, who is like a son to him, turns up missing, the classic children’s tale becomes a comical take on Hollywood true detective stories. Lured astray by a slick Fox and Cat duo, Pinocchio’s troubles with the truth only continue to grow, setting off an unpredictable chain of events, driven by bigger and bigger lies.
|PRODUCTION RUN||SEPTEMBER 26-29 (There will be TWO DAYS of daytime performances for school groups).|
|REHEARSALS BEGIN||September 3|
Cold reading from script. Use a New York or New Jersey accent, if possible. Please bring a recent headshot or photo and be prepared to provide rehearsal conflicts.
*PLEASE USE GREEN ROOM ENTRANCE AT REAR OF BUILDING AT 27 E. TENNESSEE AVE.
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