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Audition Notice: The Enchanted Bookshop

Enchanted Bookshop Auditions

The Enchanted Bookshop
by Todd Wallinger
Directed by Caryn Rehm

Audition Dates:​ February 24 & 25 at 7:00pm (please only attend one evening of auditions)
​Location:​ ​Community Theatre League - 100 West Third Street, Williamsport

​Performance Dates:​ April 12-14, 2019

Auditions are for actors age 8 - 16 as of the performance dates.

Play Summary:

During the day, A Likely Story may look like any other used bookstore.  But at night, it’s a place where magic happens.  That’s when the characters inside the books come alive.  Six of those characters — Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer — long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store.  But they’re not allowed to leave the building or be seen by human eyes.  So when a pair of smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters are torn.  Should they warn Margie and risk disappearing forever?  Or can they find a way to defeat the crooks without being seen?  Featuring additional appearances by such beloved literary characters as the Queen of Hearts, Long John Silver, and Doctor Dolittle, this charming comedy celebrates the joy of reading in a fresh, fun-filled way.

 

         

CHARACTER LIST

* doubles as at least 1 other character

 

“REAL” CHARACTERS                                                                                                  # of lines

MARGIE………………bookshop owner; scatterbrained, eternally hopeful                                140

EDDIE……………jewel smuggler; bossy and dumb                                                                    90

FINGERS………………jewel smuggler; just dumb                                                                       61

MOM…………………bored bookshop customer                                                                         24

TIMMY………………kid; hates books                                                                                          10

LADY IN RED*………………mysterious bookshop customer                                                      24

 

“BOOK” CHARACTERS

DOROTHY…………………Kansas farm girl; fearless, clever “The Wizard of Oz”                         64

SHERLOCK HOLMES………………brainy British detective “Sherlock Holmes”                           58

ROBIN HOOD………………vain Medieval English outlaw “Robin Hood”                                    54

POLLYANNA………………New England schoolgirl; annoyingly optimistic “Pollyanna”             42

HEIDI………………Swiss mountain girl; melodramatic “Heidi”                                                 38

TOM SAWYER……mischievous Missouri schoolboy “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”  36

BOOK FAIRY………………brings the book characters to life; overbearing                                 29

OFFICER KETCHUM………………confused police officer                                                           24

LONG JOHN SILVER………………English pirate; treacherous “Treasure Island”                        17

DOCTOR DOLITTLE*………………English veterinarian; talks to animals “Dr. Dolittle”             16

FAGIN*……………… English pickpocket “Oliver Twist”                                                             13

QUEEN OF HEARTS*………………ruler of Wonderland; hothead “Alice in Wonderland”         9

WICKEN WITCH OF THE WEST*………Dorothy’s nemesis; smart aleck The Wizard of Oz”      8

HOPALONG CASSIDY*….noble cowboy “Hopalong Cassidy”                                                 7

 

 

“ANIMAL” CHARACTERS

BOMBALURINA….Margie’s cat; likes to steal things                           8 (plus action)

TOTO……. Dorothy’s dog; not as brave as he thinks he is                 (all action)

FRANKENSTEIN*…….monster; grunts a lot                                         (all action)

Please familiarize yourself with these readings ahead of auditions. Other "cold readings" may be given during the audition.

Cold Reading 1

Cold Reading 2

Cold Reading 3

Cold Reading 4

Cold Reading 5 

​The Enchanted Bookshop​ is produced by special arrangement with ​Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. 

CTL encourages anyone who is interested to audition and is always eager to welcome new faces and fresh talent to its stage. Except as specifically required by the author for certain roles, The Community Theatre League has a non-discrimination casting policy, open to members of all races, sexes, creeds, orientations, and abilities. We encourage members of diverse backgrounds and abilities to audition for our productions.

Audition Notice: To Kill a Mockingbird

Mockingbird Auditions

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
Adapted by Christopher Sergel

Directed by Marie Fox

Audition Dates:​ March 3 & 4 at 7:00pm (please only attend one evening of auditions)
​Location:​ ​Community Theatre League - 100 West Third Street, Williamsport

​Performance Dates:​ 3 & 4, 7*, 9-12, 2019
*May 7 private performance

Play Summary:

In 1935, Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town, is about to experience dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life. As her father, Atticus Finch, defends a young black man, wrongfully accused of a terrible crime, Scout and her brother notice people of the town becoming hostile. Wondering why her father would take on a seemingly hopeless fight, she learns a valuable lesson about what it means to be a good and decent human.

Auditions are open to any person who feels they are able to fill the following roles. People auditioning should be familiar with the characters and the play. Readings from the script will be provided at auditions, and actors may be led through a variety of exercises in the audition process.

 

​Jean Louis Finch (Scout)​ - a young girl about to experience the events that will shape the rest of her life. She should, ideally, seem as young as nine (9). Scout is courageous and forthright. If a question occurs to her, she'll ask it.
​Jeremy Finch ​(Jem)​ - her older brother, a few years older than his sister. Perhaps even more than his sister, he's reaching out to understand their unusual and thus not conventionally-admirable father. Probably the strongest undercurrent in Jem is his desire to communicate with his father.
​Atticus Finch​ - their father. He's tall, quietly impressive, reserved, civilized, and nearly fifty. He wears glasses and because of the poor sight in his left eye, looks like with his right eye when he wants to see something well. It's typical of Atticus that when he found out he was an extraordinary shot with a rifle, he gave up shooting - because he considered it gave him an unfair advantage over the animals. He's quietly courageous and without heroics, eh does what he considers 'just.' As someone comments about him - 'We trust him to do right.'
​Calpurnia​ - the housekeeper. Black, proud, and capable, she has raised the motherless Scout and Jem. She's a self-educated woman and she's made a good job of it. High standards and her discipline, as applied to Scout and Jem, is uncompromising.
​Maude Atkinson​ - a neighbor; younger than Atticus but of his generation, she's a lovely sensitive woman. Though belonging to the tmie and place of the play, she has a wisdom and compassion that suggests the best instincts of the South of that period.
​Stephanie Crawford​ - a neighbor. She's a neighborhood gossip and she enjoys it to the hilt. There's an enthusiasm in her talking over the people of her town that makes it almost humorous. Sometimes, she says things that are petty, but partly it's because she simply can't keep herself from stirring things up.
​Mrs. Dubose ​- a neighbor; an old woman - ill, walking with difficulty, her pain making her biting, bitter, and angry. However, she's fighting a secret battle within herself, a battle about which few people are aware, and her existence has in it a point of importance for Jem and Scout.
​Arthur Radley (Boo)​ - a neighbor; he is a pale recluse who hasn't been outside his house in fifteen years. It takes an extraordinary emergency to bring him out, and once out, he's uncertain about how to deal with people, and with his mission accomplished, he's eager to return to his sanctuary.
​Charles Baker Harris (Dill)​ - a young boy. Small, blonde, and wise beyond his years, he is about the same age as Jem. Dill is neater and better dressed than his friends. There's an undercurrent of sophistication to him, but his laugh is sudden and happy. Obviously, there is a lack in his own home life, and he senses something in Atticus that's missing from his own family relationship.
​Heck Tate​ - the sheriff; a complex man. He does his duty as he sees it, and enforces the law without favor. The key to this man's actual feelings is revealed in his final speeches to Atticus, and this attitude should be an undercurrent to his earlier actions.
​Judge Taylor​ - the judge; a wintry man of the South who does what he can within the context of his time to see justice done in his court. While he tries to run his court impartially, his sympathy is with Tom.
​Reverend Sykes ​- a minister; black. Reverend of the First Purchase Church, called that because it was paid for with the firs tmoney earned by the freed slaves. He's an imposing man with a strong stage presence. He should have a strong 'minister's' voice.
​Mayella Ewell ​ - a young woman; The oldest daughter of Bob Ewell, she's a desperately lonely and overworked young woman whose need for companionship - ​any​ companionship - has overwhelmed every other emotion. However, when her effort to reach out explodes in her face, she fights just as desperately for what she thinks is survival.
​Bob Ewell​ - her father; a little bantam-cock of a man, who lives with his large family by the town dump. As Harper Lee describes their situation - "The town gave them Christmas baskets, welfare money, and the back of their hand." Bob thinks this trial will make him an important man, and when Atticus destroys his credibility, Bob's rage and frustration border on paranoia.
​Walter Cunningham​ - a farmer; hard-up, shares the prejudices of the time and place, but is nevertheless a man who can be reached as a human being. He also has seeds of leadership, for when his attitude is changed during the confrontation with Atticus, he takes the others with him.
​Mr. Gilmer​ - the public prosecutor; doing his job in trying to convict Tom. In many ways, his manner is cruel and hurtful. And yet, under all this, he too has unexpressed doubts as to Tom's guilt, and his heart isn't really in this conviction. Still - he goes after it, and it's a hard thing.
​Tom Robinson​ - a young man; black, handsome, and vital, but with a left hand crippled by a childhood accident, and held against his chest. He's married to Helen and they have young children. He faces up to a false charge with quiet dignity. There's an undercurrent in him of kindness, sensitivity, and consideration.
​Clerk​ - of the court

​To Kill a Mockingbird​ is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstrock, Illinois.

CTL encourages anyone who is interested to audition and is always eager to welcome new faces and fresh talent to its stage. Except as specifically required by the author for certain roles, The Community Theatre League has a non-discrimination casting policy, open to members of all races, sexes, creeds, orientations, and abilities. We encourage members of diverse backgrounds and abilities to audition for our productions.

 

Audition Notice: The Enchanted Bookshop

Dates for 2018-2019 Auditions!

 All auditions will be held at 7pm, unless otherwise advertised. Information on what to prepare will be put out 2-3 weeks in advance of auditions.

​Guys & Dolls​ - April 28 & 29, 2019

​West Side Story (Summer Youth Intensive) - May 19 & 20, 2019

​The Glitter Girls ​- July 7-8, 2019