ROCKIN’ ROBIN HOOD – Youth Theater Musical

Audition Dates

Thursday January 10 promptly starting at 4:30pm
Monday January 14 promptly starting at 4:30pm
Actors need only attend one audition day

Audition Location

Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church
743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49201
Please park behind the church and enter the southwest door, which will be marked.

About this Musical

Nottingham rocks in this exciting take on the legend of Robin Hood — fresh yet traditional and loaded with female roles! Told as an origin story, we begin in a happier time when Nottingham is wealthy and prosperous. A young orphan Robin and his twin sister Hazel arrive with big hopes to open an archery shop, but immediately run into trouble. Loaded with action, chase scenes, prison breaks, and an archery tournament, you’ll love the timeless spirit of our outlaw hero!

Performances

March 15, 16, 17, 2019
Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
The Middle School at Parkside’s Kiesel Auditorium
2400 Fourth Street, Jackson MI 49203

Performance Date Change Note

The performance dates of this musical have been changed from March 22-24, 2019 to March 15-17, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may cause.

This production calls for…

Center Stage Jackson’s Youth Theater program is for Jackson County students that are in 3rd through 9th grade (no exceptions). See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more info about the Youth Theater program.

What actors should expect at auditions

Actors will do short vocal and dance auditions (no prep needed) as well as a cold reading from the script with other actors.

A “cold reading” means reading from a script without seeing it or being able to practice it beforehand. Please note that the production team will not have actors read for every character (or even the character the actor might want to play). The purpose of the reading is to find out how much volume and expression the actor can read with, as well as how they adjust to direction.

Parents: Please be prepared to list any rehearsal conflicts (January 17-March 14) when filling out the audition form at your audition.

What actors should prepare for auditions

No preparation necessary. Newbies welcome!

Production Team

Director……….Melissa McElhone
Music Director……….Sarah Baldwin
Choreographer……….Aimie Smith
Producer……….Doug Meyers

Character List

  • Robin: Idealistic young man who grows to be a hero (92 lines)
  • Hazel: Robin’s clever twin sister (41 lines)
  • Avalee: Widow who’s a bit touched; sells chickens and eggs at the market (24 lines)
  • Violet: Flower vendor (10 lines)
  • RoseMary: Sells herbs and spices (10 lines)
  • Linnaen: Cloth merchant (18 lines)
  • Little John: Blacksmith with a pacifistic nature (46 lines)
  • Sayra: Little John’s daughters; longs to be a warrier (28 lines)
  • Friar Tuck: Jolly local friar; enjoys a good laugh (36 lines)
  • Beggar Woman: Poor soul; the only one in poverty at the outset (9 lines)
  • Mother Mary: Nun in charge of the convent and the orphans (13 lines)
  • Sister Patience: Ever-so-patient (9 lines)
  • Sister Forthright: Tells it like it is (11 lines)
  • Ginny: Oldest orphan; Mother Mary’s right hand (8 lines)
  • Sam: Youngest orphan; playful and imaginative; good-hearted (37 lines)
  • Ruth: Pious orphan (9 lines)
  • Pete: Strong-spirited orphan; wants to be a tough guy (12 lines)
  • Maybe: Another orphan; Pete’s non-committal sidekick (11 lines)
  • Sheriff: Self-interested ward of Nottingham; longs for more power and relevance (119 lines)
  • Marian: Sheriff’s adopted daughter; one of his top spies (70 lines)
  • Regan: Another spy (14 lines)
  • Sir Guy of Gisbourne: Sheriff’s enforcer; an assassin who’s a bit unhinged (10 lines)
  • Sir Divvy: Another strong arm; blissfully daft (11 lines)
  • Guard: Watches the dungeon; dozy (6 lines)
  • Ellen-a-Dale: Minstrel; ousted by Prince John (12 lines)
  • Lady Blackwood: Widowed landowner; weds Sheriff to expand her power; calls the shots in Nottingham (65 lines)
  • Scarlet Will: Spy with a secret; tasked to watch over Marian (23 lines)
  • Tax Collectors (31 lines)
  • Prisoners (10 lines)
  • King Richard: Good King who’s gone abroad (18 lines)
  • King’s Guards: Protect the King
  • Sir Brahme: Skilled archer
  • Chorus
 

Rough Rehearsal Schedule

Read-through & Mandatory Parent Meeting will be held Thursday January 17 at 4:30pm. Regular rehearsals will be Monday-Thursday 4:30pm-6:00pm starting Monday January 21 at Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church, 743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49201. Rehearsals will move to the Middle School at Parkside’s Auditorium in March 2017, date TBA.

Please Note: During Tech Week (March 18th-21st,)rehearsal times will change to 6:00pm-9:00pm and are mandatory for cast. Further details to be announced.

Rockin’ Robin Hood

Book by Brian D. Taylor
Music by Eric Rockwell
Lyrics by Joanne Bogart
Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver, Colorado

Contact

Youth Theater Chair & Producer Doug Meyers at drmeyers14@sbcglobal.netor (517) 783-1468.