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WILLY WONKA JR Runs July 8-10

VOB_Willy Wonka Jr logoWILLY WONKA JR Runs July 8-10
Voices of Broadway
July 8-10
First Baptist Church [Greendale Ind.]

Directed by Fred Tacon
Music direction by Susan Herrick
Produced by Voices of Indiana

The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight

Cast: Xander Pittenger as Willy Wonka / Candy Man, Maddox Shackelford as Charlie Bucket, Bill Pittenger as Grandpa Joe, Savannah DeMent as Grandma Georgina / Oompa-Loompa, Mariska Sams as Grandma Josephina / Oompa-Loompa, Noah DeMent as Grandpa George / Oompa-Loompa, Jordan DeMent as Mr. Bucket / Oompa-Loompa, Marisa Larson as Mrs. Bucket / Oompa-Loompa, Morgan Lyttle as Phineas Trout / Oompa-Loompa, Kristin Whiteford as Oompa-Loompa, Hannah Feller as Augustus Gloop, Svenya Hollan as Mrs. Gloop, Maryne Conner as Veruca Salt,
Claire Ferraris as Mr. Salt, Taci Hughes as Violet Beauregarde, Trinity Shackelford as Mrs. Beauregarde, Tyler Chambers as Mike Teavee, Darci Garibay as Ms. Teavee, Dashiell Suess as Matilda & Philip Liss as James
Ensemble: Ethan Jarvis, Emma Walker, Avery Walker, Moriah DeMent, Marlee Selmeyer, Jarrett Holderby, Ella Scribner, Molly Turner, Avery Lansing, Zipporah Silvas & Gittie Silvas

  • Thurs-Fri, July 8-9 at 7pm
  • Sat, July 10 at 3:30pm & 7pm

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Auditions Announced for WILLY WONKA JR! at Voices of Broadway

VOB_logoVoices of Broadway is excited to announce auditions for their summer 2021 musical, Willy Wonka Jr.!  Please note: this VOB production is open to all ages (per COVID-adjusted licensing agreement with MTI), but emphasis will be on a youth-centered cast. Cast will be selected – not all that audition will be invited to participate.

Voices of Broadway is an educational program, offering a fully-staged theatrical experience, with instruction for both what goes on onstage and backstage. There is a $100 fee to participate. Cast members will receive a show t-shirt (included in the fee). Limited tuition assistance and scholarships are available. $25 minimum deposit as a script fee upon acceptance of role. Cast members keep their script book for this show.

Auditions and rehearsals will be at Firmly Rooted Ministries, 495 Ludlow St, Greendale, IN 47025 and Community Fellowship Church, 505 Bielby Rd, Lawrenceburg, IN.

APRIL 10: 10:30-2 PM Auditions (CHANGE!) AT FIRMLY ROOTED MINISTRIES

APRIL 13: 6-8 PM Auditions AT COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH

For questions, contact info@voicesofindiana.org

Slots are to help with managing the audition times, but be prepared to wait as needed. Walk-ins will be seen as time allows.

To reserve a slot, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944adaa29aafb6-willy.

For your audition, please prepare 16-32 bars of a song that is NOT from the show. Bring your sheet music for the accompanist, as a cappella singing is discouraged. (No pre-recorded tracks, either.) An accompanist will be available.

Auditionees will be asked to read from the script. No dance audition required. No call backs.

Bring a resume, if you have one, and a list of known conflicts from May 17 through July 17.

Production dates are July 8-10.

Show synopsis:

The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Now in the updated Binder format!

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory — or suffer the consequences.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. has a flexible cast size with many featured and ensemble roles, including the singing and dancing Oompa Loompas.

(From https://www.mtishows.com/roald-dahls-willy-wonka-jr-0)

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PIRATES OF PENZANCE Postponed to 2021 at Voice of Indiana

VOI_logoHello all: Hope you are healthy and safe.

Due to COVID-19 situation, we have decided to postpone our PIRATES OF PENZANCE production until SUMMER of 2021. Target will be the last weekend in June. Our team determined this was the best option in this time of uncertainty.

Thank you for the care and energy each of you put into your audition video. I had mentioned before that our director was quite pleased with what he saw, and our whole team sincerely hopes EACH OF YOU will audition next Spring. We have the makings of an incredible cast…

Making an audition video was a new experience for us, and possibly for you. We learned from the process, and hope you did too. As VOICES OF INDIANA is at its heart an educational organization, our director is willing to provide constructive feedback to anyone that is interested. This is likely not the last time video auditions will be used by us or other groups, so we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.

If interested in video audition feedback, please reply to this email.

Again, thank you, and we look forward to working with you next year.

Kristin Suess
Executive Director
Voices of Indiana

P.S. There are community groups who are mid-production and have had to suspend or delay their performances. Our team is offering up ourselves to assist if our time or skills would be helpful. If you know of a group that is seeking assistance, have them contact us. We are all in this together.

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Auditions Announced for THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Voices of Broadway

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3/16 11:46am – Thank you for your interest in auditioning for PIRATES OF PENZANCE. Included in this email are the instructions for your video audition. There is also a form to submit – on that form, you can upload your video.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we seek to navigate these unprecedented circumstances.

AUDITION FORM (can upload video as attachment here): https://forms.gle/h2vY5v7HBLeUfMTe8 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pTVr43jYdkQ1iXvW4Ly-7JCQgh4POmxHPaM6iZkcVC0/edit?usp=sharing 

SCRIPT SNIPPETS:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/16SqVWIyvgtUHbk1pEJCHvbMM9PPys-vuQ8Tr8uYzaeo/edit?usp=sharing

You are welcome to share this packet of links with your networks, as not everyone has signed up on the SIGN UP GENIUS:
PLEASE SUBMIT BY 5:00 PM, TUESDAY, MARCH 17.

Stay safe!



Previous announcement – Now that there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the area, we have made the decision to take our PIRATES OF PENZANCE auditions virtual, at least for this first go.

I will be reaching out individually to anyone signed up through our Sign Up Genius page via email in the next 24 hours with what script clips we would like you to include in your video, in addition to vocal exercises to show range and at least 32 bars of a song selection that demonstrates your ability. There will also be a form you can submit electronically.

Please continue to spread the word to your networks.

Thanks for your patience.

We are also accepting VIDEO AUDITIONS, if you are uncomfortable coming to the audition. If you are interested in this option, please email info@voicesofindiana.org, and I will send requirements. A video shot on a cell phone is acceptable.

Voices of Broadway is excited to announce auditions for their summer 2020 musical, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. Please note: this VOB production is recommended for participants in high school (age 14) and up due to the complexity of the music. Cast will be select – not all that audition will be invited to participate.

Due to generous underwriting of this year’s production, Voices of Indiana is pleased to announce that the participation fee for the 2020 Voices of Broadway production of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE will be reduced from $100 to $35. As always, need based scholarships will be available where appropriate.

Voices of Broadway is an educational program, offering a fully-staged theatrical experience, with instruction for both what goes on onstage and backstage. There is a $35 fee to participate. Cast members will receive a show t-shirt (included in the fee). Limited tuition assistance and scholarships are available. $25 minimum deposit as a script fee upon acceptance of role.

Auditions will be at a location TBA.

  • MARCH 15: 2:30-6 PM Auditions
  • MARCH 17: 6:30-8 PM Auditions

Directed by Fred Tacon.

For your audition, please prepare a song or excerpt from an operetta or musical theater show that best represents your singing voice. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. Please note: do not expect to sing a cappella or with pre-recorded music.

Auditionees may be asked to read from the script at auditions.

Please bring known conflicts between March 31 and June 28, 2020.

Show synopsis and character descriptions can be found here:

https://www.mtishows.com/the-pirates-of-penzance

For questions, contact info@voicesofindiana.org

Slots are to help with managing the audition times, but be prepared to wait as needed. Walk-ins will be seen as time allows.

If needed, Call Backs will be on March 18, 6:30-8 PM.

Rehearsals will start in late MARCH; performances are JUNE 25 & 26 (evening) and 27 (matinee and evening) at Lawrenceburg High School (LHS) Auditorium.

Draft of the rehearsal schedule: Rehearsal Schedule

ALSO NEEDED:

Stage/Tech Crew, General Volunteers. No participation fee for these positions, but $15 requested for t-shirt. VOB has a new microphone system, and the LHS Auditorium is a traditional proscenium theater with a fly rail system for lighting and scenery. If interested, please sign up here: Tech Pirates

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Auditions Announced for GETTING TO KNOW…THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Voices of Broadway

VOB_logoAuditions to participate in the Voices of Broadway production of GETTING TO KNOW…THE SOUND OF MUSIC are a requirement for participation.

Please note: this VOB production is only open to participants 18 or under. Cast will be select – not all that audition will be invited to participate.

Voices of Broadway is an educational program, offering a fully-staged theatrical experience, with instruction for both what goes on onstage and backstage. There is a $100 fee to participate. Cast members will keep their script and a show t-shirt (included in the fee). Limited tuition assistance and scholarships are available. $25 minimum deposit as a script fee upon acceptance of role.

This production is open to ages 18 and under.

Auditions will be at Community Fellowship Church, 505 Bielby Rd, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.

  • APRIL 3: 4:00-7:30 PM Auditions
  • APRIL 4: 4:00-7:30 PM Auditions

For your audition, please prepare one verse of a Broadway or Disney song. Selection does NOT need to be from THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

Scripts will be available for cold readings.

Slots are to help with managing the audition times, but be prepared to wait as needed. Walk-ins will be seen as time allows.

Click here to reserve an audition slot.

If needed, Call Backs will be on a different day, TBD (target is Friday, April 5).

Rehearsals will start in MAY; performances are JUNE 28 (evening) & 29 (matinee and evening) at Lawrenceburg High School (LHS) Auditorium.

Rehearsal Schedule will be based in part on the availability of the participants; after school lets out for the summer, rehearsals will be primary in the mornings during the week.

ALSO NEEDED:

Stage/Tech Crew, Pit Musicians, General Volunteers (all ages welcome for these!) No participation fee for these positions. VOB has a new microphone system, and the LHS Auditorium is a traditional proscenium theater with a fly rail system for lighting and scenery.

 

 

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