The Growing Stage Studio Series – The Big Bad Musical: A Howling Courtroom Comedy
Audition Dates: Wednesday, April 26th, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. for young performers ages 10-18
Auditions will be held in-person at The Historic Palace Theatre – 7 Ledgewood Ave. Netcong, NJ
As per The Growing Stage’s Health & Safety Policy, all staff are fully vaccinated. All auditioning must be fully up to date on vaccinations for COVID-19 in order to be considered for a role.
The Growing Stage celebrates and encourages diversity in all of our productions. The Growing Stage is a professional company dedicated to presenting quality theatre for the entire family.
Seeking a cast size of seventeen or more young performers ages 10-18.
All cast members need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the safety of the cast and the production team.
Open call, no appointment required. All auditioners should prepare a 16 measure selection of an upbeat show tune that not only showcases their vocal abilities, but also their storytelling skills. Please bring marked piano sheet music of the song for the accompanist.
Auditions will also include a dance piece and a musical selection to sing from the show taught by the director. In addition, auditioners may be asked to read some scenes from the script which will be provided at the audition. Please wear dance shoes or sneakers, no boots or sandals.
Please bring a headshot (or current photo) and resume, if applicable.
Rehearsal schedules are generally two or three evenings during the week and a weekend afternoon. All cast members are expected for all performances, with no exception since the company does not cast understudies.
June 2nd-7th, 2023
Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 10th at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 11th at 2:00 p.m.
About the Show:
Book by: Alec Strum
Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur
Director: Matthew Fralley, TGS Production Manager
Everyone has heard of the Big Bad Wolf, but was he really always bad? The jury must decide the outcome of the biggest trial ever in the fairy-tale world! The notorious Big Bad Wolf is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by storybooks of quirky characters who want to get even: Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs, and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. With the two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest, the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother clash in a trial that will be remembered forever after. As our wronged fairy tale characters testify, the wolf seems deserving of all that’s coming. Yet, Mr. Wolf makes a good case for himself. Was he born a criminal, or made one?
About the Studio Series Program:
Our Studio Series are all youth productions that engage our young, developing artists and patrons alike. While targeted for specific-aged audiences the Studio Series offers the creative opportunity to “try out” experimental works under the director of emerging professionals in theatre, music, and dance. The Studio Series allows our company to both cultivate new talent and challenge audiences.
Please contact Matthew Fralley at email@example.com with any questions.