Nutcracker Auditions Sat. Sept. 10

As a reminder, the Players’ “Foundations” will hold auditions for our annual holiday show, The Nutcracker’s Adventure, this Saturday morning, September 10, 2016, at Middlebury Union High School Auditorium, 73 Charles Avenue, Middlebury 05753. Register 9:00-9:30am. Audiitons 9:30 to noon.

See previous posts HERE and HERE.

See more about the story (as written by Sarah Stone) as well as a list of characters below.

Questions? Contact Director Sarah Stone at sstone7716@gmail.com or Producer Mary Longey at mary.longey@gmail.com

The Nutcracker’s Adventure Story and Characters

The Nutcracker’s Adventure is the musical story of a young girl named Marie and a magical nutcracker that she dreams she received as a Christmas gift from her Uncle Drosselmeyer. Right before her eyes, her enchanted present turns out to be a prince who battles king-sized mice and takes Marie on the adventure of her lifetime! She’ll see dolls and toy soldiers come to life, as well as meet dancing snowflakes and a Snow Queen. She’ll see a castle made of candy, and dance with the royal family and citizens who lives there (all of whom look very familiar!). Most of all, though, she will learn that whether one is in an enchanted land or standing in your living room, things are not always as they seem and that magic is in the eye and heart of the beholder.

NOTE: In the character list below, all ages are as related to stage age, but children must be 7yrs old by October 1 in order to audition.

MARIE: A young girl between the ages of 12-16. A major speaking role.
FRITZ/BUTTERSCOTCH THE PAGE: A young boy age 8-10, a speaking role, ensemble singing, no dancing
FATHER/THE KING: A man age 35-45, speaking role, ensemble singing and dancing
MOTHER/ THE QUEEN: A woman age 35-45, speaking role, ensemble singing and dancing
DROSSELMEYER/BITTERSWEET THE GATEKEEPER: The toymaker, an eccentric man, age 50-70, no singing or dancing
AUNT FREIDA/PRIME MINISTER TUTTIFRUTTI: Woman (or man in drag), age 40-70, solo singing and dancing
SNOWFLAKES: Children age 7-10, dancing

TAFFY THE PAGE: Boy or girl, age 10-14

SNOW QUEEN: A girl age 10-16, minor speaking part, ensemble singing and dancing
SOLDIERS: Children age 10-16, some speaking, ensemble singing and dancing
NUTCRACKER/PRINCE: Boy age 12-16. Major speaking role, dancing, no singing
SPANISH DANCERS: Children age 10-15, ensemble singing and dancing

ARABIAN DANCERS: Children age 10-15, ensemble singing and dancing
CHINESE DANCERS: Children age 10-15, ensemble singing and dancing

RUSSIAN DANCERS: Children age 10-15, ensemble singing and dancing
ENSEMBLE/CHORUS: Children age 7-16, ensemble singing and dancing