Video Auditions Announced for PEACE, LOVE, AND CUPCAKES JR. at Virtual Venue Theatricals

VVT_logoDates & Info
Director: Abby Parr
Choreographer: Katelyn Parish
Music Director: TBD

Audition due date: Sat, Aug 22, 2020 @ 8pm EST/5pm PDT
Invited callback due date: Weds, Aug 26, 2020 @ 8pm EST/5pm PDT
1st Rehearsal: Saturday, September 12th @ 7pm EST/4pm PDT
Filming Day: Saturday, October 3rd @ 10am EST/7am PDT
Performances: October 9, 10, 11 @ 7pm EST/4pm PDT
Tuition fees: $200 per child
(includes workshop course, as well as final digital copy of production)

Production Description
Based on the bestselling children’s book series, “The Cupcake Club,” this musical celebrates kid power, friendship, and standing up for who you are and what you believe in. Now casting roles for young actors between 9-18 years old as well as one role for adult actors 18+.

In addition to rehearsing for the production, cast members will focus on character development, breaking down scenes, self-tape skills, and learning from professionals in the industry. Virtual productions combine Musical Theatre and On-Camera, which gives young actors a brand new way to create.

All roles performed remotely with performances to stream on virtualvenuetheatricals.com.

How to Audition
32 bar contemporary MT song
*singing from the show is encouraged
Record video horizontally
*neutral background
Label clearly
*full name_song title_role desired
*full name_resume, full name_headshot
Due date August 22, 2020 @ 8pm EST/5pm PDT

Submit video, headshot, resume & contact information to virtualvenuetheatricals.com/plcauditions

Roles

  • Kylie Carson (Lead): Female, 9-17 WORK FROM HOME
    Leader of The Cupcake Club. A quirky, slightly awkward, nervous new girl–described as having “weird taste in clothes and freckles on her nose.” The butt of everyone’s jokes, she struggles with self-doubt and finding a place she fits in amidst the school social scene. Kylie goes on an emotional journey to unapologetically own who she is. Role requires strong acting skills and vocals.
  • Lexi Poole (Lead): 9-17 WORK FROM HOME
    One of The Cupcake Club members. A shy, demure girl, who “tends to disappear” around her peers until she finds her voice and her power as a member of PLC. She is sensitive and artistic; the person responsible for turning the club’s cupcakes into mini works of art. In the end, she has no trouble asserting herself if it means sticking up for her friends. Lexi should have strong acting skills and vocals.
  • ​Jenna Medina (Lead): Female, 9-17 WORK FROM HOME
    One of The Cupcake Club members. “Do I talk a little loud?” Jenna is vivacious, loquacious, and the “golden tastebuds” of PLC–she knows everything about flavors and ingredients. She loves Oreos, a metaphor for her own personality: hard on the outside, soft on the inside. She tries to be tough and pretends like things don’t hurt her…but they do. Her family doesn’t have a lot of money or live in a fancy house (she’s always wearing her sisters’ hand-me-downs), which is why the popular girls look down on her. Yet she won’t back down when a bully challenges her–and tries to show Kylie how to do the same.
  • ​Sadie Harris (Lead): Female, 9-17 WORK FROM HOME
    One of The Cupcake Club members. Captain of the Blakely Bears Basketball team, she yearns to be looked upon as something other than a “dumb jock.” When she finds PLC, she discovers talents she never knew she had–i.e. the ability to crack an egg with one hand. She is physically tall and athletic; skilled with dribbling a basketball or twirling it on her finger.
  • ​Meredith Mitchell (Lead): Female, 9-17 WORK FROM HOME
    Leader of The Blah Girls (popular girls). Think Regina George from “Mean Girls.” Snide, snarky and self-absorbed, Meredith is Blakely’s Queen Bee who rules by fear, intimidation and a massive Instagram following. She preys on Kylie, appearing in her nightmares as the Wicked Witch. But Meredith isn’t just a bully; at her core, there is insecurity, vulnerability and the need–as much as anyone else–to feel loved. Her “minions” a.k.a. The Blah Girls (Blakely Ladies for the Advancement of Hip Hop) follow every command that she barks. Physically, she is stylish and a dancer, capable of both highly-charged emotional scenes and evoking a mean girl that is not a cliché.
  • Juliette/Kylie’s Mom (Supporting): 18+ WORK FROM HOME
    A teacher at Blakely School and fierce advocate for her students. Loves her job and is in complete and total support of Kylie’s pursuit to branch out and find her path within the social constructs of Blakely.
  • The Blah Girls (Ensemble/Supporting): Female, 9-17 WORK FROM HOME
    Meredith’s “minions” very popular girls and they know it. Think Gretchen and Karen from “Mean Girls.” bullies but always with an innocent smile, all 3 girls are very proud to be a part of Meredith’s exclusive clique. They follow every command that she barks. Physically, they are stylish and dancers, capable of both highly-charged emotional scenes and evoking a mean girl that is not a cliché.
  • ​Ensemble: Male/Female, 9-17 WORK FROM HOME
    Strong singers and movers.

Visit virtualvenuetheatricals.com/plcauditions for more information or email info@virtualvenuetheatricals.com with any questions.

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