AUDITIONS for THE DOLL- A Magical Christmas


AREA PREMIERE!!

WHERE:
Fellowship United Methodist Church
704 Garden Street
Haddon Heights NJ 08035

DATES:
August 18 and August 19th at 7:00 PM
(Callbacks August 21st at 7:00 PM)

This is an original two act musical written by local playwright Rob Kristie. It was nominated for a PERRY AWARD in 2011. Based on critiques and the advice of both Broadway and Denver Producers, it has been rewritten, reworked and converted into a Christmas story and soon to be a children’s book.

SYNOPSIS
Our story takes place in South Philadelphia, present day.
It’s the story of a widow and her blind daughter. The blind girl is given a gift of a rag doll which comes to life and soon our adventure begins.
2 - 4 - ? …What does it mean? I can tell you this, it’s something so simple, yet so profound.
This story is a gluten-free roller coaster ride for the entire family. This musical is guaranteed to make you smile, laugh, tap your foot and maybe even shed a tear or two.
One thing for sure, you’ll learn that “Dreams and Imagination have no boundaries”

CAST:
All parts require singing and some dancing but some require stronger vocals and are noted accordingly.
(Ages are approximate)
Samantha - blind girl age- 10-15 (strong vocals)
Doll – age 10-15 (Strong Vocals)
Ann, Samantha’s Mother - age 28-40 (strong vocals)
Adam store owner - age 28-44 (Strong vocals)
Three Gossip ladies - (3) three parts available - ages 28-60 (2 with strong vocals 1 minimal vocals)
Lil Ann – age 9 – 14 (strong vocals)
Four neighborhood girls – (4) four parts available ages 5-17 (ensemble vocals)
Four neighborhood boys – (4) four parts available ages 5-17 (ensemble vocals)
Dr. Strath/ Police Officer neighborhood man – age 28-45 (minimal ensemble vocals and no dance required)
Nurse – age 28-45 (minimal ensemble vocals and no dance required)
NOTE: Some additional children and adults may be used as ensemble so come one, come all.

You can see a short montage of the 2011 performances on FACEBOOK staring such talented performers as Danielle DiPillo (Post), Tyrone Fuimaono, Amanda Peacock, Liz Rodriquez, Guinevere Sherlaw, Tara Romanelli Samantha Kristie and a few others. Watch it and get a feel for the vocal ranges.

Be prepared to sing, dance and read. Bring piano music, CD or ipad/iphone with cord.

If you wish to learn and audition singing one of the original numbers from the show, contact Rob at kristiewriter@gmail.com Put “Doll audition song” in subject line and let me know which part(s) you are interested in, even if ensemble.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
The show Opens on Friday November 29 (black Friday) but there will be NO rehearsal on Thursday November 28, Thanksgiving Day.

Rehearsals will be Sunday, Tuesday and Thursdays at 7:00 - 9:30
TECH WEEK – November 24-25-26-27 (NOT on 28th) show will open on November 29

PERFORMANCES:
November 29 (Friday) November 30 (Saturday) at 8:00 PM, December 1 (Sunday) at 5:00PM
December 6 (Friday) December 7 (Saturday) at 8:00 PM and December 8 (Sunday) at 5:00 PM

PRODUCTION TEAM:
Director- Rob Kristie
Assistant Director – John Blackwell
Producer - Steve Allen
Musical Director - Mark Kozachyn
Choreographer – Kelley Romanuski
Sound and Lights -Jack Bozz
Set design- Gary Kochey and Rob Kristie
Costumes- Leslie Romanuski /
Props – Denise Lallier
Stage Manager – Paul Becker

Download an audition form.