AUDITIONS

GINGERBREAD : a Hansel & Gretel Story

Junior Playhouse

 

SYNOPSIS:
A whimsical new adaptation of the classic tale by the Brothers Grimm takes us deep in the forest where a lost pair of siblings happen upon a strange house, seemingly made of candy and treats.  Little do they know that the kindly old woman who lives there has enchanted the home and may have particular plans involving her young guests.  Can Hansel and Gretel escape her greedy clutches?

CASTING 6 -8 YOUTH ACTORS , middle school and high school ages, all ethnicities.

Mother  – a bossy, impatient, and selfish woman.  Thinks only of herself.

Father – a hard-working woodcutter who is devoted to his family.  His children are the most important things in his life.

Hansel – a good-natured boy.  Not very bright. His curiosity can lead to trouble.  Preferably slender.

Gretel – a natural leader, she is somewhat headstrong and clever.  She is protective of her brother.  Preferably a little plump.

Old Woman – kindly grandmotherly type on the surface.  But deep down she is calculating and quite sinister.

Ensemble – various roles.  People that Hansel and Gretel encounter in the forest.

AUDITION CALL DATES AND TIMES:

Auditions will be first come / first-served.  No appointments are necessary.

MONDAY, DECEMBER  12 and 13

6:00 PM either day (do not come both)

Be prepared to stay at least an hour, depending on the number in attendance.

PREPARATION

Auditions will consist of cold readings from script.

Please bring a recent photo or headshot and be prepared to provide rehearsal conflicts.

A couple of rehearsals may be held before the Christmas holiday.  But, there will be no rehearsals December 20 – January 3.

PLEASE ENTER GREEN ROOM DOOR FROM REAR PARKING LOT BEHIND THE THEATRE OFF TENNESSEE AVENUE.  DUE TO INCREASE IN COVID AND FLU CASES, MASKS MUST BE WORN IN WAITING AREA.  MASK MAY BE REQUIRED IN REHEARSALS.

 

PRODUCTION RUNS FEBRUARY 2- 5, with daytime school performances on February 2 and 3.