Raleigh Little Theatre announces auditions for “Beanstalk! The Musical!”

Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Beanstalk! The Musical!, Book by Ross Mihalko and Donna Swift, Music by Linda Berg, Lyrics by Ross Mihalko, on Tuesday, January 16th and Wednesday, January 17th with callbacks on Friday, January 19th. The production will be performed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre and will be directed by Kathleen Rudolph.

Important dates

Auditions:

  • Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, January 16-17, 2018 (you only need to come one of these nights)
  • Registration: 6:30pm-7:00pm in the lobby of the Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre
  • Audition begins: 7:00pm

Call Backs: Friday, January 19 starting at 7:00pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre.
First cast meeting: Monday, January 22

No conflicts after: March 9. No more than 5 conflicts for the entire duration of the rehearsal process.

Preview: Thursday, March 15th
Opening: Friday, March 16th
Performances: March 16 – April 1, 2018

Note: We have two performances on April 1 which is Easter Sunday.

Strike: April 1st following the 5:00pm show. All actors are expected to participate in strike.

School Day Performances: Wednesday, March 21 at 10:00am and 12:30pm
Actors must be at theatre at 9:00am. Actors must be able to take off from work/school. Actors should be able to leave at 2:00pm. It is extremely important for students to check this date to verify that it does not conflict with school commitments.

Two show days: March 17-18, 24-25, 31 – April 1. Shows at 1:00 and 5:00pm.
Actors are required to stay at theatre. We will feed you!

About the show

This fun, family show follows the adventures of Jack, a young boy with his head in the clouds and his nose in a book of fairy tales. Filled with hilarious characters, toe-tapping tunes and more twists than a climbing vine, this is one show that’s guaranteed to grow and grow right into your heart.

For more information and to buy tickets, see the the Beanstalk show page.

About the roles

All characters sing. Characters with a * have solos and must be strong singers.

2 Narrators – (male or female, 15 to adult) The tellers of the tale.

Jack* – (male, 11 to 18) A kind-hearted boy who believes in fairy tales.

Jack 2* – (male, 11 to 18) Jack in disguise.

Jack 3* – (male or female, 11 to 18) Jack in another disguise.

Mother* – (female, adult) Jack’s mother, grumpy old woman who used to be rich and happy.

Cow – (female, 11 to adult) Jack’s best friend.

Skunk Merchant – (male or female, 13 to adult) A seller of skunks.

Cheese Merchant – (male or female, 13 to adult) A seller of cheese.

Potpourri Merchant – (male or female, 13 to adult) A seller of potpourri.

Beanseller* – (male, adult) A mysterious bean merchant with a secret past.

The One That Got Away – A fugitive in the magical land above the clouds.

The Giant* – (male, adult) A big man with a big appetite for little people.

Giant’s Wife* – (female, adult) A big woman with a big heart.

Hen – (female, 11 to adult) An enchanted and exhausted hen that lays golden eggs.

Harp* – (female, 14 to adult) A magical singing harp who acts like an opera star and diva.

About the auditions

Actors ages 11 and older are eligible to audition.

All those auditioning should be ready to sing 16 bars of an upbeat show tune, unaccompanied. In addition, please come prepared to move – this means no skirts, sandals, flip flops or restrictive clothing. Please wear sneakers or jazz shoes and comfortable clothes.

All roles involve singing and movement, so we are looking for unique physical talents that you may have (ex: gymnastics, dance, juggling). Auditions may also involve improvisation and ensemble-building exercises.

Cold readings from the script will be done during the call back process.

Headshots and resumes are welcome but not required. Please remember to fill out the Conflict Calendar.

The callback list will be posted on the RLT website by 2pm on Thursday, January 18.

Callbacks will be Friday, January 19 at 7:00pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre and will involve singing and readings from the script.

Perusal copies of the scripts will be available for a 48 hour check out before the audition date from the RLT office which is located in the rear of the building and opened from 9:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri. Please call the business office to check on availability (919) 821-4579.

About the production team

Director: Kathleen Rudolph
Musical Director: Yvonne Koch
Choreographer: Sue Hill
Scenic Designer: Elizabeth Newton
Sound Designer: John Maruca
Costume Designer: Jenny Mitchell
Stage Manager: David Watts
Assistant Stage Manager: Gerrie Kouri

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning? Here are some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions: