Oddfellows Playhouse is pleased to announce upcoming auditions for actors of all ages for asummer children’s theater production of Jack and the Beanstalk by Marjorie Sokoloff. This is a multi-generational production for actors of all ages with a slighty different take on the traditional folktale. Jack and the Beanstalk tells the story of a young boy with a tough life. He and his mother have no money, no food, a run-down house, and an opera-singing cow that won't give milk. Just as he's about to be sent off to an orphanage, Jack meets a mysterious stranger, who gives him three magic beans, along with an even more mysterious piece of advice that sets Jack climbing up a beanstalk and into the clouds. There, he meets a Giant who would do anything to change places with him. With the help of a wise-cracking hen and a self-absorbed cow, can all of their problems be solved?
There are 10 roles available. The characters in the show are as follows:
Jack: Male, the main character, needs to be a moderately athletic performer
Jack's Mother: Female, preferably older age range.
Jack's Father/Stranger: Male, preferably older age range.
Cow: Non-gendered, will have to work with a puppet head, needs to have moderate vocal/singing ability.
Albert “the Giant”: Male, might involve some work with stilts or extended false limbs;
Albert's Mother: Female, preferably older age range.
Hen: Male, will have to work with a puppet, must be capable of performing in “stand-up comedy” style.
Auditions will be held Thursday June 21st from 6:00-9:00pm and Saturday June 23 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street in Middletown, CT. Actors of all ages, genders and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Performances will take place on Friday mornings at 10:00am on July 27, August 3 and August 10. Rehearsals will take place at the Playhouse on weekday evenings from 7-10pm and on weekend afternoons according to cast availability. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.