Charlie Brown Auditions

 

Please read all information before registering below:

Charlie Brown – Audition Samples

 

 

The time of the action is an “average day in the life of Charlie Brown.” It really is just that, a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed up with the lives of his friends, (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright, uncertain morning to hopeful, starlit evening. 

All the well-known figures are present; Charlie, of course, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, and even the dog, Snoopy. The vignettes depicting them follow no real pattern, seeming almost as haphazard as their childish world. After an opening paean to Charlie, Lucy dreams of being a queen and bossing the world. Linus sings of his need for a security blanket, Snoopy plans to capture the Red Baron while a baseball game degenerates into a poll gauging Lucy’s popularity. In the end the youngsters and the dog each give his or her idea of what true happiness is with Charlie Brown concluding “happiness is anything and anyone that’s loved by you.”

Rated G

SEEKING:

  • This cast will be comprised of Teens
  • We welcome first time performers and experienced performers. We understand not everyone can sing or dance, we accept all skill levels and work with those who are offered roles to find a way to make you comfortable and shine on stage.
  • If you don’t want to be on stage but still would like to be involved, we have roles you can participate in backstage or with lights and sound.  
  • ​Additionally, we are offering Junior Production Roles for those who would like to shadow/assist the Director, Choreographer, and Music Director. 

ROLLS TO BE FILLED:

  • All Auditionees will be given equal consideration. No roles have been pre-cast. No special treatment shall be given to those who have been in previous shows at Creative Theater.
  • Depending on who we see at auditions, we are considering double casting the show and each cast would perform two of the four performances. This will be determined after auditions.
  • Charlie Brown
  • Snoopy
  • Schroeder
  • Linus Van Pelt
  • Lucy Van Pelt
  • Sally Brown

WHERE:

Creative Theater is Sevier County’s Community Theater
125 Music Mountain Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

WHEN:

Auditions will be held 6:00- 8:30 Monday June 24th and Tuesday June 25th. 

We will make phone call role offers on Wednesday June 26th
Cast List will be posted late in the evening of Wednesday the 26
th.

Thursday the 27th from 6:00 to 8:30pm is orientation, meeting with parents, read through of script, and registration due.


Performance Dates:

  • Thursday, August 1st at 7:00pm
  • Friday, August 2nd at 7:00pm
  • Saturday, August 3rd at 7:00pm
  • Sunday, August 4th at 3:00pm

The Rehearsal Schedule is listed below. It is imperative that you bring to auditions a list of all scheduling conflicts between Thursday June 27th and Sunday August 4th. You are only permitted to miss 2 rehearsals and no absences during final tech week.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:

  • When rehearsals begin, Cast will be given a detailed breakdown that explains who is needed on which days based on the role they are in.
  • Cast is allowed to miss two rehearsals only and cannot miss any rehearsals after July 20th. 
  • In an effort to keep distractions to a minimum, parents are not permitted to wait in the room while auditions or rehearsals are taking place. We encourage parents to spend rehearsal time helping with costumes, props, sets, painting scenery, and other tasks to assist the production.
  • Thursday, June 27th 6:00-8:30 orientation, read through
  • Saturday, June 29th 9:00-12:00
  • Monday, July 1st 6:00-9:00
  • Tuesday, July 2nd 6:00-9:00
  • Saturday, July 6th 9:00-12:00
  • Monday, July 8th 6:00-9:00
  • Tuesday, July 9th 6:00-9:00
  • Thursday, July 11th 6:00-9:00
  • Saturday 13th 9:00-12:00
  • Monday 15th 6:00-9:00
  • Tuesday 16th 6:00-9:00
  • Thursday 18th 6:00-9:00
  • Saturday 20th 9:00-12:00
  • Monday 22nd through Opening Night To Be Announced

WHAT TO PREPARE:

Audition Requirements

All those auditioning shall be prepared with the following:

  1. Present cold reading from the script.  Please review the sample selections from the production provided on this page.
  2. Present a song in the style of musical theater (32 bars of music / a verse  and a chorus).  Music may be on a CD or you may sing along to an IPod, iPhone or iPad. Tracks must be without vocals. No a capella auditions.
  3. Auditioners should be prepared to discuss any dance or movement experience they have, and may be asked to move through basic dance techniques.
  4. Auditioners should be prepared to discuss their understanding of the production and various characters they are auditioning for (It is strongly encouraged that all who audition become familiar with the Peanuts comic strip and general storyline associated with it –Know Your Story)

Audition Tips:

Here are links that may be helpful.
MALE
https://theatrenerds.com/17-comedic-monologues-for-men/

FEMALE (sample)
https://stageagent.com/monologues/674/anne-of-green-gables/anne-shirley

FEMALE
https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/professional-theatre/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/monologues_contemporary_female.pdf

  • Don’t be late.
  • Follow directions.
  • Smile.
  • Have an open mind.
  • No gum, eating or drinking during the audition.
  • Relax and breathe before, during and after the audition.
  • Turn your phone off or turn the ‘Airplane mode’ setting on.
  • If you make a mistake, keep going.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Wear the correct clothing and footwear for the auditions, especially dance calls.You may choose to bring a change of clothes if asked to stay for the dance portion.  Dance shoes or sneakers are recommended, along with clothes that you feel no restriction from. Singers and actors who have no dance experience as well as trained dancers are considered for all appropriate roles in the cast. Several auditionees will be grouped together to learn a short dance routine. DON’T WORRY if you have never taken a dance class before, we just want to see how well you move to music and learn choreography. 

Have fun!
Keep in mind, everyone in that audition room, as well as the entire theater community, wants you to have fun!

COST:

  • A $40.00 registration fee for all cast and junior directors is due at the first rehearsal to cover a portion of the cost of sets, props, costumes and marketing.
  • To attend the performances, we have reserved seating with a suggested donation of $8.00 for children and $12.00 for adults.  Each performer and production staff shall receive two complimentary tickets.  Please see the Volunteer counter for details on how Volunteers and parents may receive additional tickets.
  • For costumes, depending on the style of the show, we may ask actors to provide certain pieces of clothing that they most likely already have such as blue jeans, T-shirt, long sleeve white shirt, black pants, coat, shoes, etc.

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT:

  • There are many ways for you to volunteer and connect with your teen or child.
  • We will ask for Parents to lead up committees such as Costumes, Props, Backstage, Scenery, Lighting, Dressing Rooms, Concessions, Cast Party and others.  If you do not feel comfortable leading the committee, we ask you to please consider helping by donating your time to be a part of these committees.   We invite you to learn new skills and share your talent.
  • In order to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for everyone, all adults over the age of 18 must have a background check.  A Creative Theater Board Member will gather information from you and will then run the Background Check at the Theater’s expense.  This is the same procedure required in the Sevier County School District for all parents who volunteer to help at school or go on field trips.
  • We strive to be respectful of everyone’s time. At rehearsals, we practice specific scenes and you will only be needed if you are in the scenes taught that day.
  • A detailed rehearsal schedule will be given to each cast member with a specific breakdown of who is needed each rehearsal. Every cast member may not be required to attend every rehearsal, however, it is crucial to the success of the rehearsal process that everyone attends on required days.
  • Participants may not miss more than two rehearsals or will be removed from the production. The final week of rehearsals (called Tech Week) we will rehearse each day through the opening show.

PRODUCTION BIO:

Christopher Wood -Director

Chris was introduced to the theatre when he was taken by his parents to his first live production in London, England when he was six.  From that point on he was hooked on visual storytelling, and has served in most aspects of theatre presentation from in front of the foot lights to pretty much every crew position imaginable.  Chris obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Studies from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, and his Masters in Production from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. 

In 2006, Chris formed Drawbridge Entertainment – providing theatrical consulting services for public and private entertainment groups.  Chris had the honor of working with two Universities in North Carolina, one as an adjunct professor and the other as resident professor and Director of Theatre Productions. He has conducted instructional programs for film and stage performers, and regularly free-lances as a Producer and/or Director for both film and stage projects.  In addition to his love for visual storytelling, Chris’ passions include his love for God, his family (wife Valerie and 2 children), and riding horses.

Chris appreciates the opportunity to work with Creative Theatre and looks forward to working with the young talent in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.

REGISTRATION PROCESS:

To receive an audition slot, we ask for you to register for a time slot that works for you. Arrive 20 minutes early before your scheduled time. If you are only available to audition at a certain day or time on Monday, June 24th or Tuesday June 25th and that day/time is already full, please call or text our Casting Director at 865-851-1147 and she will find a way to get you in the schedule. We will find a way to make sure everyone has an equal amount of time to be seen by the Audition Team.

Upon arrival you will fill out an information sheet. Please bring a list of ALL of your conflicts between now and August 4th.  Unless special permission is given by the Director, cast cannot miss more than two rehearsals. No rehearsals can be missed Tech Week.

We will then take a photograph of you so the Casting team can remember your fantastic audition.

You will then be taken into a private room away from the other auditionees and present cold reading and sing your song for the Production Team. There may be several Directors in the room to cheer you on.
For the dance/movement audition several auditionees will be grouped together to learn a bit of movement. DON’T WORRY if you have never taken a dance class before, we just want to see how you move and follow direction. 

AUDITION REGISTRATION:

After reading all information above, fill out the form below.

(sign up list specific to Charlie Brown 6-8:30 increments of 5 min)