Chelsea Area Players

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Auditions

 

CAP JR. WINTER MUSICAL AUDITION INFORMATION

 

1/5/21 UPDATE: Junie B. Jones: The Musical, Jr. postponed.

Due to the rising Covid cases, the school has cancelled our performance venue for March.  The loss of the performance space in addition to the difficulty we are having finding rehearsal space has forced us to postpone the musical until we can ensure we have a place to perform and to rehearse.  At this point, we are hoping to reschedule the performances for mid-May.  We are so sorry to have to do this, but we want to make sure we have adequate rehearsal space and time to put on a quality show.  We will keep posting here and on Facebook as we make further plans.  Thanks for your continued support of theater in Chelsea.

 Junie B. Jones: The Musical, Jr.

This is the place to find everything you need to know about auditions for our winter musical for actors in grades 3-8.

This year we are excited to announce that we will be performing Junie B. Jones: The Musical, Jr.  In order to ensure the health and safety of our staff and volunteers, we are requesting that everyone who participates be vaccinated against Covid (minimum of two doses).

Auditions will occur on January 20 and 21 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea.  The sign-up genius is here: Junie B. Jones audition sign-up

Actors need only come to one audition day.

On the day of auditions, participants will be asked to sing a portion of a song and to read from one or more audition scenes.

Acting: The audition scenes are linked here.  Actors are not required to memorize any lines, but becoming familiar with the lines and developing a character is strongly recommended.  The directors will be looking for confidence, a strong character choice, facial expressions, and volume.  Actors may be asked to read any one, two, or three of the following scenes:

Audition scene 1

audition scene 2

audition scene 3

Singing: All actors -- and especially those who want to be considered for leads -- are strongly encouraged to sing one of the songs we have chosen for their audition song.  We choose songs from the show because we need to hear how each singer sounds with the actual material that they will be singing in the show.  We have created practice videos so actors can practice at home and feel comfortable with the material before coming in.  At auditions, we will have versions of the songs both with and without vocals, and each actor can choose which one he/she would prefer to sing to.  These are the choices:

"Top Secret Personal Beeswax" -- for girls only, and especially recommended for anyone wanting to be considered for the role of Junie B.

Song link (version with vocals): Top Secret Personal Beeswax (with vocals)

Link to version without vocals: Top Secret Personal Beeswax (karaoke version)

"Make Lemonade" -- this song can be sung by either boys or girls.

Song link (version with vocals): Make Lemonade (with vocals)

Link to version without vocals: Make Lemonade (karaoke version)

"Sheldon Potts' Halftime Show" -- this song is sung by a boy character, so is a choice for male actors.  However, any girl who doesn't mind playing a boy could opt to sing this song as her choice.

Song link (version with vocals): Sheldon Potts' Halftime Show (with vocals)

Link to song without vocals: Sheldon Potts' Halftime Show (karaoke version)

Link to all the songs (audition playlist): Junie B. Jones Audition Playlist

If you have any questions, please contact Alex at mooreaec@icloud.com

IF THE SHOE FITS

CAST ANNOUNCED!

Marvin: Sean Harmon

Delores: Jennifer Finney

George: Kenneth Finney

Esperanza: Saudia Santure

CONGRATULATIONS to the cast, and thanks to all who auditioned!

 

This is a fun, comedic farce for two men and two women.  The synopsis is as follows:

It all started when Delores, an unhappy housewife, and George, a shoe salesman, met at Shoe Fantasy and it was love at first shoe-fitting. The only thing standing in the way was Delores' doting but half-witted husband, Marvin, who would never agree to a divorce. So there was only one thing left to do—kill Marvin so they can run off together and live a carefree life of passion and romance in a tropical paradise. The lovers come up with a crazy plan to poison Marvin over dinner. Delores invites George to dinner and introduces him to Marvin as a new friend. While Marvin checks on dessert, they slip poison into his wine. But things get out of hand when Marvin doesn't fall for the bait. What was supposed to be a simple foolproof murder turns into a hilarious fiasco when Esperanza, the eccentric Spanish-speaking maid, arrives on the wrong day and she, too, falls for George. Now George and Delores have to devise a way to get rid of the lovesick Esperanza and carry out their plan to kill Marvin—that is without killing each other first! Their attempts get funnier and funnier as the lovers try again and again to finish the job only to have Esperanza and Marvin unknowingly foil their plans each time—resulting in this wacky tale of love, murder, and…shoes!

 

If you have questions, please contact Michael at michaelcicirelli@gmail.com

 

Following the lead of our government officials and the concern for people auditioning for The Only Man in Town, we may have to alter our plan for auditions. Please continue to check our social media for updates.