Little Shop CircleALAN MENKEN’S

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken

Featuring students in grades 8-12*

*Some roles may be multicast and others may be played by performers outside 8-12 grade at the discretion of the production team.

CLICK HERE to register an audition for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

CLICK HERE to download the LITTLE SHOP paperwork

AUDITIONS
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 6:30-10:00 PM at 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850. Anyone not available to audition on December 4, 2018 should email ovationstheatre@gmail.com to make alternative arrangements.

There is a non-refundable $150 tuition deposit payable at the time of audition that will be applied to your tuition balance. Please make checks payable to OVATIONS THEATRE. If you are NOT selected to be a member of the cast (which includes both a principal role or ensemble) the tuition deposit will be refunded.

CALLBACKS
Callbacks will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018, 6:30-9:30 PM at 401 S Horners Ln, Rockville, MD 20852.

TUITION
Tuition for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will be $950. There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact ovationstheatre@gmail.com.

AUDITION INFO
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in and submit your completed paperwork. Please bring a current photo, resume and check payable to OVATIONS THEATRE in the amount of $150.00.

The cast list will be emailed by 4 PM on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Prospective cast members must email ovationstheatre@gmail.com indicating acceptance or rejection of their roles by 8PM on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Rehearsals will begin Sunday, December 9, 2018. Full tuition payment is required at the first rehearsal unless payment arrangements are made in advance with the Production Liaison at ovationstheatre@gmail.com.

AUDITION PREPARATION
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. Please remember to bring sheet music copied in a three-ring binder; an accompanist will be provided. NO ACCAPELLA SINGING WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your selection should demonstrate both your vocal range and acting abilities.

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS
SEYMOUR:Our insecure, naïve, put-upon, florists’ clerk hero. Above all, he’s a sweet and well-meaning little man. Earnest and kind. Strong acting and singing.

AUDREY: If you took Judy Holiday, Carol Channing, Marilyn Monroe and Goldie Hawn, removed their education and feelings of self-worth, dressed them in spiked heels and a short black dress, and then shook them up in a test tube to extract what’s sweetest and most vulnerable – that’d be Audrey. Strong acting/comedy and singing. Must have strong mix and belt.

MR or MRS MUSHNIK:  Seymour’s boss. A failure of an East Side florist. His accent, if (s)he has one, is more that of middle-class New York than of Eastern Europe. (S)He seldom smiles. Strong character actor.

ORIN: A tall and handsome dentist with a black leather jacket and cruel tendencies. He is not, however, a leftover from the movie version of Grease. Think instead of an egotistical pretty-boy – all got up like a greaser but thinking like an insurance salesman and talking like a radio announcer. Strong character actor and singer.

VOICE OF AUDREY II: Provided by an actor on an offstage microphone, lip-syncing to the movements of the puppets. His voice is a cross between Otis Redding, Barry White and Wolfman Jack. Think of the voice as that of a street-smart, funky, conniving villain – Rhythm and Blues’ answer to Richard the Third. Strong character singer. VOCAL RANGE: BARITONE/BASS

CRYSTAL, RONNETTE and CHIFFON: A group of ‘street urchins’ who function as participants in the action and a Greek Chorus commenting and narrating the action. They’re young, hip, smart, and the only people in the whole cast who really know what’s going on. In their “Greek Chorus” capacity, they occasionally sing to the audience directly. And when they do, it’s often with a “secret-smile” that says: “we know something you don’t know.” Strong harmony and dancing skills a must.

FEATURED ROLES
DOO WOP BACK UP: As we are presenting the 2004 Broadway revival there is constant harmony throughout the show. We will be utilizing a small group of back up DOO WOP singers to join Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon throughout the show.

THE PLANT (AUDREY II): An anthropomorphic cross between a giant Venus flytrap and an avocado. It has a huge, nasty-looking pod which gains a shark-like aspect when open and snapping at food. The creature is played by a series of four increasing large puppets, manipulated by one non-speaking Puppeteer hidden invisibly inside. The plant grows from a few inches tall, to almost filling the stage. The role requires someone with physical acting skills to portray character and emotion purely through movement, and stamina to operate the large, heavy puppet.

HOMELESS MAN/WYNO
CUSTOMER
RADIO ANNOUNCER
BERNSTIEN
MRS. LUCE
SKIP SNIP
PATRICK MARTIN

ENSEMBLE: We will be looking for an ensemble to appear in various scenes and numbers. Our production will take place inside a movie theatre allowing us to feature the ensemble in new ways throughout the entire show including the following numbers: SKID ROW, DA-DOO, YOU NEVER KNOW, CLOSED FOR RENOVATION, DENTIST, CALLBACK IN THE MORNING, FINALE.

REHEARSALS
Rehearsals will primarily be held at 601 Harrington Road, Rockville MD 20850. Rehearsals are generally held Sunday afternoons from 4:30-8:30pm and week nights from 6:30-9:30pm. Some rehearsals will be held at neighboring Rockville Community Centers and will be made clear once the full rehearsal schedule breakdown is sent out to the cast.

Sunday, December 9
Monday, December 10
Sunday, December 16
Monday, December 17

Sunday, January 6
Monday, January 7
Wednesday, January 9
Sunday, January 13
Monday, January 21
Wednesday, January 23
Sunday, January 27
Monday, January 28
Wednesday, January 30

Sunday, February 3
Monday, February 4
Wednesday, February 5
Sunday, February 10
Monday, February 11
Wednesday, February 13
Sunday, February 17
Monday, February 18
Wednesday, February 20
Saturday, February 23

TECH WEEK
Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Sunday, February 24           4:00-9:00pm
Monday, February 25          5:00-10:00pm
Tuesday, February 26          5:00-10:00pm
Wednesday, February 27    5:00-10:00pm
Thursday, February 28        5:00-10:30pm (Extended time due to rehearsal photos)

PERFORMANCES
Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Friday, March 1                   7:30pm Performance
Saturday, March 2               2:00pm & 7:30pm Performances
Sunday, March 3                  1:00pm Performance

CONFLICTS
Each cast member will be allowed a total of four conflicts.

Ovations Theatre reserves the right to change the theater venue or cancel the production before rehearsals begin for any reason, returning the audition fees.  Full payment of the tuition by all cast members will be due at the first rehearsal. There are no refunds.


OvationsWizardCircleHAROLD ARLEN & E.Y. HARBURG’S

THE WIZARD OF OZ YOUNG PERFORMERS EDITION

Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken

Featuring students in grades 3-9*

*Some roles may be multicast and others may be played by performers outside 3-9 grade at the discretion of the production team.

CLICK HERE to register an audition for THE WIZARD OF OZ YOUNG PERFORMERS EDITION

CLICK HERE to download the WIZARD OF OZ paperwork

AUDITIONS
Auditions will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 12:00-4:00 PM at 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850. Anyone not available to audition on Sunday, January 27, 2019 should email ovationstheatre@gmail.com to make alternative arrangements.

There is a non-refundable $150 tuition deposit payable at the time of audition that will be applied to your tuition balance. Please make checks payable to OVATIONS THEATRE. If you are NOT selected to be a member of the cast (which includes both a principal role or ensemble) the tuition deposit will be refunded.

CALLBACKS
Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 6:30-9:30 PM at 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850.

TUITION
Tuition for THE WIZARD OF OZ YOUNG PERFORMERS EDITION will be $950. Additionally, we are casting students in Grades Pre-K through grade 2 for Munchkins for a reduced tuition of $500.There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact ovationstheatre@gmail.com. Please note there are NO refunds.

AUDITION INFO
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in and submit your completed paperwork. Please bring a current photo, resume and check payable to OVATIONS THEATRE in the amount of $150.00.

The cast list will be emailed by 4 PM on Wednesday, January 30 2019. Prospective cast members must email ovationstheatre@gmail.com indicating acceptance or rejection of their roles by 8PM on Wednesday, January 30 2019. Rehearsals will begin Thursday, January 31 2019. Full tuition payment is required at the first rehearsal unless payment arrangements are made in advance with the Production Liaison at ovationstheatre@gmail.com.

AUDITION PREPARATION
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. Please remember to bring sheet music copied in a three-ring binder; an accompanist will be provided. NO ACCAPELLA SINGING WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your selection should demonstrate both your vocal range and acting abilities.

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS
DOROTHY GALE: Young Kansas girl, earnest, expressive, and strong-willed, in search of something more. Very strong singer who moves well.

HUNK / SCARECROW:Plucky and clever in a pinch, even while lacking a brain. Strong actor with an honest quality. Excellent dancer – acrobatic skills a bonus. Male or Female.

HICKORY / TIN MAN:Desperate for a heart. A kind-hearted romantic. Singing and dance required. Tap experience a plus. Male or Female.

ZEKE / COWARDLY LION: A mix of bravado and cowardice. Should move well. Cuddly actor with excellent comic timing. Male or female.

ALMIRA GULTCH / WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST:Character villain with an over-the-top stage presence. Excellent comic actress, has a killer cackle.

PROFESSOR MARVEL / THE WIZARD: Father figure with an eccentric flair.

GLINDA:Good Witch of the North. Benevolent and beloved. Strong singer.

AUNT EM: Demanding, but loves her niece.

UNCLE HENRY:Dorothy’s pleasant uncle.
EMERALD CITY GUARD: Strong comic actor, big presence.

**Please note we will be using a real dog as Toto

FEATURED ROLES
CROW TRIO
TREE TRIO
NIKKO
OPTIMISTIC VOICES

MUNCHKIN FEATURED ROLES
MUNCHKIN MAYOR
MUNCHKIN CORONER
MUNCHKIN FIDDLER
THREE TOUGH MUNCHKIN KIDS
THREE MUNCHKIN TOTS

ENSEMBLES
MUNCHKIN, POPPIES, SNOWFLAKES, WINKIES & JITTERBUGS

REHEARSALS
Rehearsals will primarily be held at 601 Harrington Road, Rockville MD 20850. Rehearsals are generally Sunday afternoons 12:30-3:30pm and weeknight evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. Some rehearsals will be held at neighboring locations and will be made clear once the full rehearsal schedule breakdown is sent out to the cast.

Thursday, January 31

Sunday, February 3rd
Thursday, February 7th
Sunday, February 10th
Thursday, February 14th
Sunday, February 17th
Thursday, February 21st
Sunday, February 24th
Thursday, February 28th

Sunday, March 3rd
Thursday, March 7th
Sunday, March 10th
Thursday, March 14th
Sunday, March 17th
Tuesday, March 19th
Thursday, March 21st
Sunday, March 24th
Tuesday, March 26th
Thursday, March 28th
Sunday, March 31st

Tuesday, April 2nd
Wednesday, April 3rd
Thursday, April 4th
Saturday, April 6th

TECH WEEK
Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Monday, April 8                  5:00-9:00pm
Tuesday, April 9                  5:00-9:00pm
Wednesday, April 10          5:00-9:00pm
Thursday, April 11              5:00-9:30pm (Extended time due to rehearsal photos)

PERFORMANCES
Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Friday, April 12                  7:30pm Performance
Saturday, April 13              2:00pm & 7:30pm Performances
Sunday, April 14                1:00pm Performance

CONFLICTS
Each cast member will be allowed a total of four conflicts.

Ovations Theatre reserves the right to change the theater venue or cancel the production before rehearsals begin for any reason, returning the audition fees.  Full payment of the tuition by all cast members will be due at the first rehearsal. There are no refunds.

ANNOUNCING OUR 2018-2019 SEASON
Once again we at OVATIONS THEATRE have endeavored to create a season that will push the envelope artistically by immersing ourselves in thought-provoking theatre. In a time where elements in our society are trying to silence art, it is important to give our students not only a distraction from tough circumstances around them but also empower them with a voice- A voice that will be heard and celebrated.


JUNIOR COMPANY SEASON | Grades 3-9

Mary Poppins CircleDISNEY & CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S MARY POPPINS JR

Auditions September 2018 | Performances January 18, 19 & 20, 2019

Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers. Practiclly Perfect for vetern perfomers and new alike; Mary Poppins Jr is sure to be a Jolly Holiday for OVATIONS students and audience!
 
OvationsWizardCircleHAROLD ARLEN & E.Y. HARBURG’S THE WIZARD OF OZ 
Auditions January 2019 | Performances April 12, 13 & 14, 2019
This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. This production is a celebration of that classic 1939 MGM film though presented with a refreshed and lavish rendition of the beloved classic. Audiences young and old, seeing it for the first time or the fifth, will be dazzled and charmed by its timeless score. Whether it creates new memories or conjures them up from the past, everyone deserves to experience or relive the wonderful, whimsical and enduring story, The Wizard of Oz: Young@Part.
 
SENIOR COMPANY SEASONGrades 8-12

Les Miz circleCLAUDE-MICHEL SCHONBERG’S LES MISERABLES: SCHOOL EDITION

Auditions September 2018 | Performances November 30 – December 2, 2018
 

Les Misérables is the world’s longest running musical – a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo’s novel and featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time. Les Misérables is the world’s longest running musical – a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo’s novel and featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time.  Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world; young and old. This beautiful score’s powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made Les Misérables a popular masterpiece.

Little Shop CircleALAN MENKEN’S LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Auditions December 2018 | Performances March 1, 2 & 3, 2019

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, Little Shop Of Horrors the charmingly tongue in cheek comedy provides the perfect   escape for OVATIONS audiences.   

HAIR CircleGALT MACDERMOT’S HAIR
Auditions March 2019 | Performances June 14, 15 & 16, 2019

It is not new for OVATIONS to bring shows to our young people that relate to what is actually going on in their lives. When students are being threatened and punished for speaking out for what is right, OVATIONS takes seriously the responsibility to provide a safe place where young people can hone their voice and actually be heard. Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, HAIR remains relevant as ever, as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.