Broadway Jr

Broadway Jr – The Phantom Tollbooth Jr.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FEBRUARY 15TH, 2017

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(Ages 6-12)

Enrollment in our 18-week winter/spring Broadway Jr. Program includes role auditions, technique based classes and Wednesday evening rehearsals. This program allows students 2 hours of class time per week (separate from production) and participation in a staged production of The Phantom Tollbooth Jr requiring a 1 day/week time commitment for rehearsals. Monthly tuition and one time show fee includes 2 academy classes (dance, music, acting or tech placed by Executive Director), costumes, music, script, class workbook and 80+ hours of performing arts instruction. Rehearsals are Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm. Directed by Will Johnson. Music Direction and Choreography by Kristen Heller.

Cost- $135/month
Show Fee- $50.00 (one time)

Auditions Please prepare a 1 minute musical theater audition song with an instrumental track (CD or mp3). Auditions for role placements are Wednesday, February 15th starting at 5:30pm.

Rehearsal Schedule Wednesdays 5:30pm-7:30pm.
February 22nd
March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
April 12th, 19th, 26th
May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
June 7th, 14th (dress rehearsal)

Performances June 16th & 17th at the Vancouver Community Library


About the Show
Norton Juster’s beloved children’s book is adapted for the stage in this modern tale of a boy who must save the princesses Rhyme and Reason and reunite the brother Kings who rule over the cities of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis. Aided by a trusty time-keeping dog, Tock, Milo successfully brings harmony to the Land of Wisdom, finding that everything we learn has a purpose and whatever we do affects everything and everyone. There is never a reason to be bored in a world full of so many things to discover!

Characters

Milo
Milo is a boy who is completely understimulated by everything around him. Cast an extremely likeable actor who has a solid voice and acting chops. This actor should be able to remain focused over a long period of time as the character almost never leaves the stage.

Demons
Demons are dark and scary entities that persuade Milo into not doing anything. They are sinister and love to be in control. They should all be good physical actors with strong acting skills and terrifying, evil laughs!

The Tollbooth
The Tollbooth is the perfect role for an excellent singer who has solid musical skills. The role can be performed equally successfully by a male or female performer. Select a performer who has a powerful and confident voice. The role is usually performed offstage and unseen by the audience, but it does have two large feature moments in the show. This is a great place to feature a student who is studying opera.

Narrators
Narrators are non-singing parts that require focus and good public speaking skills. They are a great way to feature ensemble members! These boys and girls are neighborhood kids that want to play with Milo. They are all non-singing roles.

Whether Man
Whether Man is an eccentric individual not to be confused with a “weather man”! This is a great part for an actor with good physical comedy chops.
Lethargarians
Lethargarians are slow motion, unmotivated, incredibly lackadaisical beings. That said, make sure you use ensemble members with lots of energy or risk your audience falling asleep with them!
Tock
Tock is an extremely energetic, lovable dog with an alarm clock in his or her belly. Cast a very physical actor comfortable crawling and sliding across the floor on his or her knees. The actor should also have a solid voice and a strong ability to focus onstage.

Azaz
Azaz is the king of words! While he deeply misses the Princesses, he doesn’t want to work with his brother, the Mathemagician, to save them. Cast an actor with a classic “king” presence and strong acting chops.

Mathemagician
Mathemagician is the king of numbers. Much like Azaz, he secretly misses the Princesses but refuses to save them with his brother. This is a great part for an energetic actor with a good sense of rhythm and comedic timing.

Rhyme
Rhyme and Reason are the Princesses banished to the Castle in the Air. They are great classic ingenue roles and require actresses with strong voices.

Reason
Rhyme and Reason are the Princesses banished to the Castle in the Air. They are great classic ingenue roles and require actresses with strong voices.

Adjective Sellers
The Vendors are marketplace sellers of all types of words in Dictionopolis. These are great roles to feature your ensemble members with solo singing, and they require excellent character work. These are non-speaking roles.

Adverb Sellers
The Vendors are marketplace sellers of all types of words in Dictionopolis. These are great roles to feature your ensemble members with solo singing, and they require excellent character work. These are non-speaking roles.

Noun Sellers
The Vendors are marketplace sellers of all types of words in Dictionopolis. These are great roles to feature your ensemble members with solo singing, and they require excellent character work. These are non-speaking roles.

Pronoun Sellers
The Vendors are marketplace sellers of all types of words in Dictionopolis. These are great roles to feature your ensemble members with solo singing, and they require excellent character work. These are non-speaking roles.

Verb Sellers
The Vendors are marketplace sellers of all types of words in Dictionopolis. These are great roles to feature your ensemble members with solo singing, and they require excellent character work. These are non-speaking roles.

Royal Subjects
The Guard, Page, Advisors and Lackeys are all subjects of the royal kingdom of Dictionopolis, led by King Azaz. These roles are a great opportunity to feature your ensemble members who have strong physical comedy skills. They are all non-singing roles.

Miners
Miners are the subjects of Digitopolis. These are great physical comedy roles! Cast ensemble members who aren’t afraid to be ridiculously silly onstage.