Auditions

Audition Information for THE PRINCESS & THE PEA

Stone Revellers are holding open auditions to be on stage in our Christmas production and we want you to be there!

Auditions will be held on Wednesday 21st August 2019 at 7.30-9pm and Saturday 24th August 2019 at 2.30-4pm at St Michael’s Hall, Lichfield Road, Stone. You only need to attend one – and you will see our production team individually and on a first come, first seen basis.

We are looking for the following roles and chorus/dancers. All ages & abilities welcome. If you are away and have been in touch with us, we will let you know a further audition date in the following week that you can attend. (Please message us via this website or on our Facebook page if this also applies to you).

Auditionees will be asked to perform snippets of the script and the Audition Pieces for each character are below, to download as a PDF which should open in your browser and be easy to save and print.

PRINCESS & THE PEA is a Panto, based on the classic tale, but with an excellent brand new script – written by our own Simone Plant. The show will involve acting, singing, dancing and lots of jokes and laughs.

Your production team will be: Simone Plant (Director), Rob Stanway (Asistant Director & Co-Producer) and Nichola Abbott (Co-Producer).

AUDITION PIECES

Rosebud: Click Here for your PDF

Chester: Click Here for your PDF

Dame: Click Here for your PDF

Prince: Click Here for your PDF

Chamerlain: Click Here for your PDF

Eleanor: Click Here for your PDF

Duchess: Click Here for your PDF

Selena: Click Here for your PDF

Travis: Click Here for your PDF

3 Ladies: Click Here for your PDF

Chorus/Dancers: Click Here for your PDF

NOTE: Female chorus/dancers can audition for any of the 3 ladies aswell as being chorus/dancers.

Audition for our next Play – we’re particularly looking for men aged 20-35

Further auditions are to be held for our play: The Admirable Crichton on Tuesday 25th June 2019 from 7.30pm – 9pm at St Michael’s Hall.

All roles are still up for grabs, but we are particularly looking for male actors with a playing age of 20-35 as we have a wide range of brilliant roles available.

Character List:

CRICHTON – A Butler, early 30s, RP
EARL OF LOAM – Master of the Household, 40s/50s (3 grown up daughters), RP
LADY MARY – Loam’s Eldest daughter, approx. 22 years old, RP
THE HONOURABLE ERNEST WOOLLEY – Loam’s nephew, 20s, RP
CATHERINE – Loam’s Second daughter, approx. 20 years old, RP
AGATHA – Loam’s Youngest daughter, approx. 18 years old, RP
TWEENY – Servant, ‘In-between’ maid, late teens to 20s, Cockney or Other (not RP)
LORD BROCKLEHURST – Lady Mary’s Fiancé, approx. 20 years old, RP
LADY BROCKLEHURST – Lord Brocklehurst’s Mother, 50s-70s, RP
REVEREND JOHN TREHERNE – Clergymen, approx. 20 years old, RP
MISS FISHER (ENSEMBLE) – Maid, approx. 20 years old
TOMPSETT (ENSEMBLE) – Male Servant, 20-40 years old
ENSEMBLE – Servants & Other parts, teens-60s

The Admirable Crichton (by J.M. Barrie) will be performed here in Stone on Wednesday 4th September – Saturday 7th September 2019 with a Saturday matinee.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE AUDITION PACK (INCLUDING AUDITION PIECES)

In this Audition Pack you will find a Synopsis, Character List, Character Descriptions and Audition Pieces.

If you would prefer a smaller part, please see the Ensemble section of the Audition Pack. These roles will have a small amount of line learning and movement and are perfect for those who are looking for a smaller role.

Your production team:
Director: Kath Walton
Assistant Director: Charl Andrews
Co-Producers: Rob Stanway & Joanne Whitehurst

Synopsys

The Earl of Loam fancies himself a radical, modern thinker, a true futurist and intellectual, and to prove that class is non-existent and all men are equal, throws a tea for his household staff once a month, and forces his three indolent, fashionable daughters, and any guests
they might have at the time, to serve as hosts.

This social transgression annoys his entire household, especially Crichton, the butler, a man who holds strong opinions about the dignity of the British ruling class, the sanctity of the established order, and the tendency of Nature to have the elite few rule over the many. To
prove his point, Lord Loam takes a group composed of himself, his daughters — Mary, Catherine, and Agatha — his nephew (and suitor to Agatha) Ernest, and Treherne the clergyman (suitor to Catherine) on a sea voyage with only two servants — Crichton and
Tweeny, the humble “between maid” — to take care of them, a form of “roughing it” in the wild Atlantic waters.

When the party is shipwrecked on a deserted island, where a living can be hewn from the wilderness only by those with the skill to do so, the admirable Crichton proves to be the most intelligent, resourceful, and able man to command the party. After a brief resistance on everyone’s part, survival compels them to follow his lead, and after two years’ time, Crichton builds a utopian island home, an ingenious little civilization where he rules, kindly but firmly, believing that on an island, Nature requires him to step into the elite role of
master, and the formerly aristocratic others, now his worshipful servants, live a life composed of healthy exercise and willing labour.

Crichton’s happiness is nearly complete when Lord Loam’s eldest daughter, Mary, happily accepts his proposal of marriage. But when the party is rescued, the new social order crumbles as Lord Loam reasserts himself, Mary returns to her stuffy fiancé, and Crichton
steps back into his former role.

Will Mary’s mother-in-law to-be discover the scandalous events of the past two years? Will Crichton’s sense of self-sacrifice stand up to extreme insult? Will Ernest, who has written a thrilling memoir of the island, starring himself, ruin everything by letting slip the truth?

Hilarity and hypocrisy run rampant, and upstairs/downstairs meets indoors/outdoors in J. M. Barrie’s fantastical adventure comedy The Admirable Crichton, which explores divisions of social class, the strict hierarchical orders in place at the time — and indeed, in many times
— and the effects of Nature on all sorts of behaviours.

Audition Information for The Admirable Crichton

Auditions for the Admirable Crichton will take place at St Michael’s Hall on Thursday 20th and Sunday 23rd June.

This is the Audition Pack for The Admirable Crichton by J.M. Barrie which will be performed here in Stone on Wednesday 4th September – Saturday 7th September 2019 with a Saturday matinee.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS

In this Audition Pack you will find a Synopsis, Character List, Character Descriptions and Audition Pieces.

If you would prefer a smaller part, please see the Ensemble section of the Audition Pack. These roles will have a small amount of line learning and movement and are perfect for those who are looking for a smaller role.

Your production team:
Director: Kath Walton
Assistant Director: Charl Andrews
Co-Producers: Rob Stanway & Joanne Whitehurst

We can’t wait to see what everyone brings to the audition!

Good luck!

The Production Team

Dad’s Army Audition Information

Here at Stone Revellers, we’re always straight on to our next production. As you know for 40 years we have delivered a varied programme of shows – this time it is the comedy classic “Dad’s Army”.

The show is being performed 12th to 15th June 2019 and we will be feeding our audience with Fish & Chips between acts!

We will rehearse at St Michael’s Community Hall, Lichfield Street Stone – Tuesday and Thursday and pre-arranged Sunday’s

We now have audition information
Thursday 11 April 7.30 to 9.30
Sunday 14 April 2.30 to 4.30

Cannot make those dates, need more information or cannot access the link?
email info@stonerevellers.org.uk or reply to this email ASAP – we may be able to add Tuesday 16 April if required

Audition details and script are available by clicking the link button below

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW AUDITION MATERIALS

All auditions are open to all and we welcome you to Stone Revellers whether you are a current member or not. Our current show Director Martin Popov will make a neutral decision in the best interests of the show to deliver an excellent, balanced cast.

He will be ably assisted by his production team:

Co-director: To be confirmed, following auditions

Producers: Rob Stanway, Nichola Abbott and their team.

Good Luck!

Audition Details for THE WEDDING SINGER!

Here’s all you need to know about our upcoming auditions for THE WEDDING SINGER – to be performed in the first week of April 2019 with a 13 week rehearsal process prior.

Audition Workshop – Monday 10th December at 7.30pm

  • Come and meet the team
  • A quick introduction to the show and some of the music
  • A basic dance so that you can see what we’ll be doing in certain numbers if you’re a dancer!

AUDITION #1 – Tuesday 11th December 7.30-10pm

  • Simply turn up, fill out an audition sheet.
  • First come, first served.

AUDITION #2 – Sunday 16th December 2.30pm-5pm

  • Simply turn up, fill out an audition sheet
  • First come, first served.

All the above takes place at St Michael’s Hall and we welcome all members and non-members, whatever your age or ability – if you like the idea of being part of this enjoyable production then come to audition.

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN and are judged on the auditions only. There is no bias or clique in our production team.

What’s it all about?

SYNOPSIS

It’s 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Heart, who still lives in his grandmother’s basement, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his fiance, Linda, leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie is so distraught that he makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. When he meets an Julia, an admiring young waitress, Robbie falls madly in love. The only trouble is that Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. With a score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the 1980s, The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just have been the coolest guy in the room.

Roles & Audition Pieces

ALL AUDITION PIECES ARE HERE IN PDF FORMAT and are referred to below by their page numbers. Simply follow this link, choose your character and you will find the relevant PDFs. You will also find the YouTube links to use below.

Robbie Hart

The lead singer of a band. Handsome and charismatic. A truly ‘nice’ guy that has the classic lead singer aura and personality. Also a bit of a dreamer. In love with love until Linda leaves him at the altar and breaks his heart.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Lead
Tenor
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: B3

Audition Piece – Pages 3-5 “Robbie’s Introduction”.

Audition Songs:
It’s Your Wedding Day

Pages 105-110

Grow Old With You

Pages 226-229

Julia Sullivan

Waitress. The pretty “girl next door” in looks and personality. Engaged to Glen but falls in love with Robbie and is conflicted as to who to choose. Empathetic, caring, and brave.
Gender: Female
Lead
Soprano
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Audition Piece: Pages 77-78 “Julia trying on her dress”.

Audition Song: Come Out of the Dumpster

Pages 146-149

George

The wedding band’s keyboardist and one of Robbie’s best friends. Based on Boy George. He is sensitive and somewhat flamboyant. The foil to Sammy’s super guy attitude. He’s not-so in the closet, but the other guys seem oblivious.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 35
Supporting Lead
Tenor
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Supporting Lead

Audition Piece: Pages 26-27 “Robbies Lost It”

Audition Song: Georges Prayer

Pages 153-154

Holly

Julia’s cousin. Sexually promiscuous and always up for a good time, but wants to be loved and is looking for romantic fulfillment in all the wrong places. She is in love with Sammy.
Gender: Female
Supporting Lead
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Audition Piece: Pages 64-67

Audition Song:
Saturday Night In The City

– Look at Holly’s last note in the song, that is the highest note of the show.
Pages 163-174

Sammy

The bass player in the wedding band and one of Robbie’s best friends. A total guy’s guy, but beneath his pretending to love being a bachelor he is actually in love with Holly. A smooth operator – at least he thinks he is.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 35
Supporting
Tenor
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Audition Piece: Pages 72-73 “At The Bar”

Audition Songs:
Single

Pages 194-201

It’s Your Wedding Day

Pages 105-110

Glen Guglia

Julia’s fiancé. A Wall Street broker. He is rich, shallow, and materialistic. Constantly tries to buy Julia’s love with money. He is a womanizer.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Supporting Lead
Baritone
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: D4

Audition Piece: Pages 13-14 “Glen’s Phone Call”

Audition Song: All About The Green

Pages 175-186

Rosie (Grandma)

Robbie’s grandmother who raised him. Motherly but adventurous and always trying to remain “hip” despite her age.
Gender: Female
Supporting
Soprano
Acting Age: 50 to 80 (We will make someone older)
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Audition Piece: Pages 14-16 Rosie & Robbie
Pages 68-70 – Rosie & Julia

Audition Songs:
A Note From Grandma

Page 138

Move That Thang

Pages 217-221

Linda

Robbie’s fiancé who leaves him at the altar. Keeps Robbie around as a back-up plan. Is more in love with the idea of Robbie being a rock star than she actually is with Robbie.
Gender: Female
Supporting
Age: 18 to 30
Mezzo-Soprano
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Audition Piece: Pages 83-85 “Robbie is indesposed”

Audition Song: Let Me Come Home

Pages 208-211

COMPANY

SONG: It’s Your Wedding Day (Finale)

Lyrics: Pages 97-100

GENTS Company Pages 9-10 “The Boys, Talking”
LADIES Company Pages 64-67 “The Girls, Hungover”

We also have Couples (Harold & Debbie, Shane & Donatella, Crystal & Mookie); their various Wedding Guests; Stockbrokers; and impersonators.

Impersonators are company members overall and will double up as wedding guests, couples and stockbrokers – but bring your best impression if you’d like to be considered for one of the celebrity impersonators! Small roles will be split between company throughout the show.

Mr. T
Male
Featured
Spoken

Tina Turner
Female
Featured

Imelda Marcos
Female
Featured

Billy Idol – Audition Pages 93-94
Male
Featured
Baritone

Cyndi Lauper
Female
Featured

Company roles include: David/Drunk Guy, Angie (Julia’s Mum), Cousin Steve, 2 Male Waiters (a couple).

All Audition Pieces are available on PDF here

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO STONE REVELLERS!

YOUR PRODUCTION TEAM:

Director: Rob Stanway
Musical Director: Carl Gratty
Co & Staging Director: Dan Rich
Choreographer: Angela Whitney
Producer: Craig Chesters

Come and AUDITION for the Panto – this week!

Audition Information PANTOMIME 2018

This year Stone Revellers present Al Baba and the Forty Thieves – 5th to 8th (inc Sat Mat) December 2018.

We have planned the auditions, to be held at St Michael’s Hall, Lichfield St Stone on;
Sunday 2 September 10.00 until 12.30
Wednesday 5 September 7.30 until 9.30

Arrive at St Michael’s Hall between these times, on either date, prepared to ‘wow’ the audition panel with your ‘performance’ of the part you would like and to also sing ‘Thank you for the Music’

The Character Information, Music and Audition pieces can all be accessed from the link below.
What If you cannot access the link or you want further information? Email info@stonerevellers.org.uk – we will then email you any information you require.

Your production team this year;
Director – Alec Voss
Musical Director – James Duckworth
Producer – Craig Chesters
Choreographer – Simone Plant

Rehearsals;
Tuesday – 7.30 to 9 All cast, 9 to 10 – principal Adults
Thurday – 7.30 to 10 Adult Principals
Sunday – All Cast 2.30 to 5.00
subject to change.
The Director will ensure any cast know who is called when.

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR AUDITION PIECES

Audition Information for One Man Two Guvnors

Auditions will take place at St Michael’s Hall, Stone on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th June 2018 for our next production:

One Man, Two Guvnors

To be presented between 12th – 15th September 2018.

The hall will be open from 7.30pm – 10.00pm on both evenings and the auditions operate on a “first come, first seen” basis! We are a friendly society that aims to produce community theatre to a high standard. We rehearse over a 12 week period. Newcomers are not only welcome, but are the lifeblood of our society. You are extremely welcome to audition for this, or any of our productions.

Audition Pieces are below in PDF format and are linked for each character . Simply click the link to load each piece. It is very helpful, but not essential, to look at the audition pieces in advance of your audition. If there are two audition pieces for the character(s) you are auditioning for, we’d like to see you read/perform them both!

Synopsis:

In the British seaside town of Brighton, Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. Despondent and desperate for fish and chips, Henshall ends up in the employment of Roscoe Crabbe, a small time gangster from the East End of London. But it turns out that “Roscoe” is really his twin sister Rachel in disguise, because Roscoe was murdered by Rachel’s boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

As fate would have it, Stanley is also hiding out in Brighton and whilst waiting to be reunited with Rachel, employs Henshall as well. In order to keep both his jobs Henshall, who is also working on a romance of his own, must keep his two guvnors from discovering each other.

Character Breakdown (12-­‐14 roles)

Charlie “the Duck” Clench (Male 50s-­‐60s)

Charlie Audition Piece 1 (Click Here) | Charlie Audition Piece 2 (Click Here)

Small-­‐time London gangster that runs a scrap metal company. Streetwise, but not intelligent. Father to Pauline. Cockney accent.

Pauline Clench (Female 20s-­‐30s)

Pauline Audition Piece (Click Here)

Daughter to Charlie. Young, pretty, full of life and VERY stupid. Was engaged to Roscoe (before he died) and now engaged and utterly in love with Alan Dangle. A broad cockney accent.

Alan Dangle (Male 20s-­‐30s)

Alan Audition Piece 1 (Click Here) | Alan Audition Piece 2 (Click Here)

A young aspiring and terribly over dramatic actor with little common sense. Hot-­‐headed and passionate, but ineffective. Engaged to Pauline. Middle-­‐class London accent.

Harry Dangle (Male 40s-­‐60s)

Harry Audition Piece (Click Here)

Father to Alan Dangle and partner in a shady law firm-­‐ the stereotypical fat crooked lawyer. Constantly trying to sound higher brow than he really is. Posh RP accent, which occasionally dips into cockney.

Lloyd Boateng (Male, 40s-­‐50s)

Lloyd Audition Piece (Click Here)

A London/Jamaican ex-­‐con and friend to Charlie Clench. Charismatic, working class with an air of charm. Loyal, warm and owner of “The Cricketers Arms” pub.

Francis Henshall (Male, 20s-­‐40s)

Francis Audition Piece 1 (Click Here) | Francis Audition Piece 2 (Click Here)

*Note* Audition Piece 1: Ignore top of pg27 and last line is “Good. You Started It” pg 30

An Essex boy driven by his stomach. A bit rough around the edges, but very charming and lovable. A brilliant physical and verbal comedian who is confident with improvisation and audience interaction (and A LOT of lines).

Dolly (Female 20s-­‐40s)

Dolly Audition Piece (Click Here)

Charlie’s busty feminist bookkeeper. Smart and sassy, she’s had her fair share of men and is a true match for Francis. Northern accent optional.

Rachel Crabbe (Female 20s-­‐30s)

Rachel Audition Piece 1 (Click Here) |Rachel Audition Piece 2 (Click Here)

London girl from a criminal family. Sharp and quick-­‐witted, driven by her love for Stanley. Spends the play pretending to be her dead twin brother so must be able to play the caricature of a man.

Stanley Stubbers (Male 20s-­‐30s)

Stanley Audition Piece 1 (Click Here) | Stanley Audition Piece 2 (Click Here)

A posh public-­‐school boy from the Home Counties. Utterly confident and steeped in the arrogance of the upper classes.

Alfie (Male/Female, 18+)

Alfie Audition Piece 1 (Click Here) | Alfie Audition Piece 2 (Click Here)

The slow and doddering “elderly” waiter played by a younger actor. A great physical comedian. Must be able, willing, and ready to do several prat falls and engage in challenging, choreographed physical comedy. May be double cast as ensemble.

Gareth (Male/Female, 40+)

Gareth Audition Piece (Click Here)

Supercilious, efficient head waiter. Physically adept – helps out with quite a lot of “business”. RP (Received Pronunciation) accent. May be double cast as ensemble.

Ensemble (Open)

One or two actors will be cast as an old woman, a vicar, a taxi driver, police officers and more.

These are mostly non-­‐speaking roles, but essential. For the audition please read Gareth’s Audition Piece (Click Here) and the Cab Driver Audition Piece (Click Here).

 

Any Questions?

If you have anything to ask, please do. You can e-mail us on: info@stonerevellers.org.uk or via the contact details on this website.