OVATIONS THEATRE’S 2020
TEEN SUMMER INTENSIVE
Back for our fifth summer OVATIONS THEATRE’S SUMMER TEEN INTENSIVE continues to be the only local program producing rarely-produced, contemporary and thought-provoking musical theatre for young people each summer. Past summer productions include Next to Normal, Carrie, Heathers and RENT. This summer we will produce the Tony Award-nominated musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and book by Alex Timber.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson follows America’s seventh president from his early days as a child on the wild frontier to his controversial reign in the White House. With the country divided into rich and poor (and with continued skirmishes with the Native Americans upsetting pieces of the new world), Jackson begins his steady climb from military strategist to populist rabble-rouser to President of the United States. Along the way, he meets his wife, Rachel, takes on the Founding Fathers — and rocks like no political figure has ever rocked before. A truly raucous blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and an infectious rock score. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is an actor-driven, rather than design-dependent, musical; it encourages breaking the fourth wall, audience participation and rocking out!
Our SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVE program is audition-based; selecting students who excel in voice, acting, and movement. The intensive is an in-depth “process focused” rehearsal period. Unlike with large cast shows, we will be able to truly feature all performers while pushing them to strengthen their skills in all aspects of musical theatre. All students involved will spend time:
Auditions will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6:30-9:30 PM with location TBA. Anyone not available to audition on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, should email email@example.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.
Sign-Up for auditions will be available on Friday, January 31.
Callbacks will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020, 6:30-9:30 PM at location TBA.
Tuition for our 2019 SUMMER TEEN INTENSIVE will be $900. There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition for BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON will be split up into two payments:
Payment 1 $375: Monday, March 30, 2020
Payment 2 $375: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
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 4PM on Saturday, March 26, 2020. Prospective cast members must email email@example.com indicating acceptance or rejection of their roles by 8PM on Saturday, March 26, 2020. Rehearsals will begin Sunday, March 29, 2020.
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the styling of the show (think Rock Musical/Operettas). 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.
Rehearsals will primarily be held at 401 S Horners Ln, Rockville MD 20850. Summer rehearsals are generally held Monday-Friday from 10:00-4:30pm.
Sunday, March 29
Wednesday, May 6
Wednesday, May 13
Wednesday, May 20
Monday, June 15 Tuesday, June 16
Wednesday, June 17
Thursday, June 18
Friday, June 19 Monday, June 22
Tuesday, June 23
Wednesday, June 24
Held at 401 S Horners Ln, Rockville, MD 20852.
Thursday, June 25 5:00-9:00pm
Friday, June 26 5:00-9:00pm
Held at 401 S Horners Ln, Rockville, MD 20852.
Saturday, June 29 1:00pm & 7:30pm Performances
Sunday, June 30 1:00pm & 7:30pm Performances
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Andrew Jackson A roguish, man’s president who is deeply charming and sexy, yet is also an extremely violent, arrogant, bigoted idiot that fights for what he believes in.
Martin Van Buren Jackson’s right-hand man who is in over his head. He is a well-intentioned buffoon who is utterly lovable.
Rachel Jackson Jackson’s deeply religious and devoted wife who is strangely alluring, yet not overtly sexual. Can double as other roles.
The Storyteller A milquetoast, oppressively good-natured, history-loving narrator that has not had much excitement in her life.
John C. Calhoun A sinister, good-looking, charming, and brilliant gentlemen senator from the South who is a vain mastermind. Can double as other roles.
Henry Clay An over-the-top, vivacious, tall, cadaverous, and villainous senator with greasy hair who wears weasel pelts. Can double as other roles.
James Monroe Foppish and overwhelmed old-school President of the United States. Can double as other roles.
John Quincy Adams The former President’s whiney, spoiled, and demanding son who really wants to be president. Can double as other roles.
Black Fox Native American chief who is intelligent and somber with a hint of danger. He used to have an alliance with Jackson.
Lyncoya Adopted Native American son of Andrew Jackson who has a sweet disposition with a wild streak.
Ensemble Various Frontiersmen; Indians; Soldiers. This show has MANY opportunities for solo and feature music. The full cast will be used for majority of the show as many different roles!
Photo Credit: Lock & Company HEATHERS 2017