Summer 2016 Play for Children and Youth, ages 6-14
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Directed by Candice Woloshyn
Vocals by Carrie Lemke
Auditions will be held at Ecole Au-Couer-De-L’ile
566 Linshart, Comox
on May 14 and May 15.
We will be limiting our cast numbers this year to 35 and so there is a possibility that your child may not be cast in the show
This version of Snow White is NOT the Disney version. Disney has not released the rights to do their version of Snow White. It is however very similar to the Disney version with all of the familiar characters: Snow White and her father, the good-hearted king; her stepmother, the wicked queen who likes to admire herself as she chants, "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all;" the dwarfs and of course the gallant prince.
We will be participating in the July 1st Canada Day Parade as this is a wonderful marketing opportunity for our show. This is not a requirement for any cast member, because our actual rehearsals will not start until the following week, but we are asking for any actors that are available on that day to participate in the parade. We will have a short mini practice on June 30 from 1-3 to learn a very simple song in preparation. As usual we also need parent volunteers for the parade.
The Meet n Greet will take place on May 21 at a location yet to be determined.
Family annual membership fees are 40.00
Production fees will be 125.00 per child. Any second or third child will be 75.00. If there is an issue with paying the production fees than, please speak to a Producer. RYT will never turn away a child for inability to pay.
Parents are required to volunteer 20 hours or to pay a fee of 200.00. The 20 hours are very easy to accomplish as there is a lot of work needed to put on a show. No experience necessary.
Karae White and Linda Hampshire are your producers and so please contact us with any questions you may have:
Children ages 6-8 arrive at 11:30 AM on May 14 for a ½ hour group dance warmup to be followed by individual auditions. The individual auditions will be 5 minutes long each. Please sign up for those time slots when you arrive at 11:30. For the individual auditions please prepare a nursery rhyme to sing: Baa Baa Black Sheep, Hickory Dickory Dock, Mary Had a Little Lamb, or even Happy Birthday - just something short. The Director will then ask you a few questions which you will answer out loud with the goal of being able to hear your stage voice (and the Director will explain what that means when you arrive). Come with water and a snack, and something to occupy yourself if you need to wait. Wear clothes and shoes that you can move freely in. There will not be an accompanist so be prepared to sing acapella. Bring a recent picture of yourself and an audition form which can be found on our website. Also bring a membership form and the $40.00 family membership fee if you have not already signed up.
Children ages 9-14 arrive at 1:30 on May 14 for a group dance followed by individual auditions. The individual auditions will be 5 minutes long each and you can sign up for a time slot when you arrive at 1:30. For the individual auditions, please prepare a short song and a short monologue. You can choose any song or monologue of your choice but please make it short and a musical theatre song would be preferred. Come with water and a snack and something to occupy yourself if you need to wait. Wear clothes and shoes that you can move freely in. There will not be an accompanist so be prepared to sing acapella or you may bring in a karaoke track on your device (phone). If you also bring a plug we can play it over our computer speakers. Bring a recent picture of yourself and an audition form which can be found on our website. Also, bring a membership form and the $40.00 family membership fee if you have not already signed up.
Callbacks for the lead roles will happen on May 15 at 1:00. You will be informed on the evening following the initial auditions whether you will be required for a callback.
The rehearsals for Snow White will run from July 4 to July 22. The rehearsals will be from 9 to 12 every weekday for the ensemble and 9 to 2 for the leads. The format will be as follows: group warmup followed by group scenes followed by individual scenes. There will be downtime for your children, and so please ensure that they have enough to eat and something to do quietly. We will not allow any tech devices during either the rehearsals or the shows, and accessing the internet is strictly forbidden, and so please have that discussion with your children beforehand. There will always be someone at the rehearsals with a cell phone which can be used to make any necessary calls.
Our tech week will begin on July 25th and the show will be performed from Thursday July 28 to Monday August 1. (BC Day holiday). There will be four evening shows; Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sunday and two matinees; Saturday and Monday. During tech week and on the actual performance days, we might require your children to be at the theatre for large parts of the day, and it is possible that rehearsals will move from mornings to afternoons. This is unavoidable during this crucial time period and so please be aware that you might need to be very flexible during that one week. We will do our best to let you know the exact schedule the week before as we understand how busy everyone is.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Synopsis
A young girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to be known as "the fairest in the land," and Snow White's beauty surpasses her own.
Cast of Characters
Young Snow White
Older Snow White
Wicked Queen Enviana/ Wicked Witch – these roles will be played by two different actors
Fairies – who are mini-narrators of the play
The chorus roles include small speaking parts throughout the play as well as singing and dancing
Fall 2016 Production on stage at the Sid Williams Theatre for Teens and Adults, ages 12+
Directed by Brian Mather
Musical Director: Denise Marquette
Choreographer: Candice Woloshyn
Auditions will be held at Ecole Au-Couer-De-L’ile
566 Linshart, Comox
on May 27, 28 & 29.
Friday, May 27 - 7:00-9:30pm
There will be some introductory activities followed by a dancing evaluation (both tap & general).
There will be some group work to complete the evening. If you have tap and/or character shoes, please bring them. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water.
You will be able to sign up for an audition time on the Saturday. Auditions will be 10 minutes long.
We will post the monologues and songs for these so you can learn them.
Saturday, May 28 - 9:30-4:30pm Individual Auditions
Please be 10-15 minutes early so we do not run late.
Please understand that by auditioning, you MAY be offered the part of a named character. We may also have to limit the size of the ensemble.
You will be informed either after your audition or early in the evening if you are required for a call-back.
Sunday, May 29 - 10:00-3:30pm (approximately) Call-backs
You will be asked to participate in one or two scenes from the show and to sing specific songs either in a group or as a solo. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water and food!
Rehearsal/Show Times and Dates
Rehearsals start Monday, August 22. They will run 6 hours per day, Monday to Friday until September 2. The exact times have not been set because we want to accommodate individual timetables as much as possible. Tentative time is 10am-4:00pm.
There will be singing practise, choreography and scene work every day. Detailed schedules will be posted regularly throughout the process.
Once school starts, rehearsals will be Friday evening 6:30-9:30pm, Saturday 9:30-5:00pm, Sunday noon-5:00pm. Every effort will be made to end on time, but as we get closer to performance dates, some flexibility will be necessary.
We move into the Sid on Sunday, October 16. Tech week starts then! This will be a busy week and we will post a detailed schedule early in October.
Opening night is October 20 with performances on October 21, 22 (matinee and evening) and 23 (matinee).
Anything Goes Synopsis
The S.S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically colourful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker who has come aboard to try to win the favour of his beloved Hope Harcourt (who is engaged to another passenger, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh), and a second-rate conman named Moonface Martin, aka "Public Enemy #13." Song, dance, and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy win the love of his life.
Cast of Characters
RENO SWEENEY, a sexy evangelist turned nightclub singer
HOPE HARCOURT, a beautiful debutante
EVANGELINE HARCOURT, her mother, a widow
LORD EVELYN OAKLEIGH, a wealthy Englishman
ELISHA WHITNEY, a google-eyed tycoon
BILLY CROCKER, Whitney's young assistant
MOONFACE MARTIN, a hapless gangster, Public Enemy #13
ERMA, a sexy gangster's moll
LUKE & JOHN, two Chinese converts
SHOWGIRLS WITH RENO'S ACT:
ANGEL #1 - PURITY
ANGEL #2 - CHASTITY
ANGEL #3 - CHARITY
ANGEL #4 - VIRTUE
MALE QUARTET - SAILORS
FRED - a Bartender, HENRY T. DOBSON - a Minister, Two Reporters, A News Photographer, Two F.B.I. Agents, An Old Lady in a Wheelchair, Various Sailors and Various Men and Women Passengers.