Fairy Tale One Acts – Youth Theater Play (concluded)

Dates & Times

September 9 & 11, 2019
Starting promptly at 4:30pm

Audition Location

Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church
743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49201
Please park behind the church and follow the signs to the southwest door.

Directors

Aimie Smith – Trio
Bob & Pam Bullock – Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)

About this Play

Trio! is a fast-paced adventure through a trilogy of storybook favorites. Narrated by a triumvirate of ringmasters and giddily guided by a threesome of circus clowns, Trio! races through the three tales of The Three Bears, The Three Pigs, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff, with a twist!

In Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up), it’s Dad’s turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative: a prince with a snoring problem spices up The Princess and The Pea, The Boy Who Cried Wolf cries dinosaur instead, and Rumpelstiltskin helps turn all that pesky gold into straw. You may think you know your fairy tales, but not the way Dad tells them. Trio! is a fast-paced adventure through a trilogy of storybook favorites. Narrated by a triumvirate of ringmasters and giddily guided by a threesome of circus clowns, Trio! races through the three tales of The Three Bears, The Three Pigs, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff, with a twist!

Performances

November 22, 23, 24, 2019
Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church
743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49201

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

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. 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.

What actors should prepare for auditions

No preparation necessary. Newbies welcome!

Character List – TRIO

  • Beetle: Ringmaster
  • Bartle: Ringmaster
  • Bo: Ringmaster
  • Clown One: Hyper and silly. Helps with set changes.
  • Clown Two: Hyper and silly. Helps with set changes.
  • Mama Bear: Voice of reason to her two whiny boys.
  • Papa Bear: Very whiny about his fear of spiders.
  • Baby Bear: Very whiny about his hatred of porridge.
  • Goldilocks: Destroys things.
  • Mama Pig: Wants her little piggies to make something of themselves.
  • Pig One: Wants to be a tightrope walker.
  • Pig Two: Wants to be a juggler.
  • Pig Three: Wants to reduce climate change.
  • Wolf: Loves bacon…and duckies and strawberry tarts.
  • Peter: Scared of wolves.
  • Red Riding Hood: Not so scared of wolves.
  • Mini Goat: The runt of the litter (ideally played by two actors).
  • Bearded Lady Goat: Normal-sized lady goat with a magnificent flowing beard.
  • Strongman Goat: The biggest goat (ideally played by two players).
  • Troll: A danger that lurks in green pastures.

Character List – Bedtime Stories

  • Dad
  • Wally: One of the kids.
  • Ashley: One of the kids.
  • Katie: One of the kids.
  • Prime Minister
  • Queen
  • Prince 1
  • Princess 1
  • Princess 2
  • Mindy
  • Wilbur
  • Sheep
  • Horace
  • Mayor
  • Mom
  • Father
  • Captain
  • The Militia
  • Prince 2
  • Poor Old Woman
  • Daughter
  • Rumpelstiltskin

Rough Rehearsal Schedule

To be announced.

All rehearsals and performances will be held at Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church, 743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49202.

Contact

Youth Theater Committee Chair Doug Meyers at drmeyers14@sbcglobal.net or 517-539-4118.