Auditions Announced for YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Fairfield Footlighters

fflFairfield Footlighters would like to announce auditions for YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN!

Directed by Nicholas Brown
Choreography by Kait White-Ross
Vocal Direction by Sam Downs
Produced by Dan Schindler and Abby James

Auditions:
Monday, November 18th at 6:30PM-9:00PM
Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30PM-9:00PM

Auditioning will be held at the Fairfield Community Arts Center
Address: 411 Wessel Dr, Fairfield, OH 45014

If necessary, Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, November 20th at 6:30PM

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theater song that best displays your vocal capabilities. An accompanist will be provided, and it is preferred that you bring sheet music. There may be a small dance requirement at the audition, so plan accordingly.

It is also preferred that auditionees sign up for an audition slot before the audition dates.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050449ADAD2EA0F58-auditions

Walk-ins will be accepted. Additionally, if auditionees have a headshot and resume, they should bring it along with a filled out version of the audition form, which will be provided at the audition or can be found at the link below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JaOLOCerW1HypwpIPUhGmRiQZrDqgg0-/view?usp=sharing

Rehearsals:
When auditioning, please have a list of conflicts readily available so if cast, the production team can work out when rehearsals will be. Two rehearsals will occur before Christmas, dates TBD. After January 6th, rehearsals will take place Monday-Thursday depending on cast availability. Actors will be expected to have NO conflicts on tech week (February 10th-13th).

Show Dates:
TWO weeks of performances
Friday February 14th, Saturday February 15th, Sunday February 16th
Friday February 21st, Saturday February 22nd, Sunday February 23rd

Synopsis:
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
Based on the Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schultz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

This musical is set in the average day in the life of Charlie Brown. Made up of various little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening.

Roles:

  • Charlie Brown (Lead, male) Vocal Range: Baritone
    A young boy lacking self confidence, but making up for it in persistence. Kind and compassionate, he is lead by his friends to discover ‘Happiness’
  • Lucy Van Pelt (Lead, female) Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano
    The older sister of Linus. She is bossy and tough. Also in love with Schroeder.
  • Sally Brown (Supporting, female) Vocal Range: Soprano
    The younger sister of Charlie Brown. She is young and childish, and very impressionable. Has a crush on Linus.
  • Linus Van Pelt (Supporting, male) Vocal Range: Baritone
    Linus is the younger brother of Lucy and Charlie Browns best friend. He constantly carries around his security blanket. Linus is deceptively intellectual.
    *Preferred Tap Dance Experience, but NOT Required*
  • Schroeder (Supporting, male) Vocal Range: Tenor
    Schroeder is very passionate about music. Usually very reserved. Schroeder needs to have a very “show-off” voice.
  • Snoopy (Supporting, male/female) Vocal Range: Tenor
    Snoopy is Charlie Brown’s loyal dog. A very extroverted beagle. This actor will have to be very dynamic in their acting, as Snoopy has many personalities he portrays and is a very melodramatic character himself.

*All characters can be played by actors of any age, 17+*

If you have any questions about the audition, please contact the director at nicholasanthonybrown1@gmail.com or the stage manager Ali Lander at a_lander@outlook.com.

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