Auditions
A Year With Frog and Toad, Get A Life, Cans

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A Year With Frog and Toad

Open to ages 13-17. There will be a $300 production fee to participate. Need based scholarships are available.

This is a student directed production, with oversight from Upside Arts leadership. All participants are strongly encouraged to participate in our Teen Theatre Lab class, which will focus on acting technique as well as allow students to explore all facets of a production.

AUDITIONS: Sunday October 2, registration required

Individual Auditions: 12-2pm

Dance Call (all must attend): 2-3pm

Callbacks: 4-7pm

REHEARSALS: Based on actor availability, more frequent in December

PERFORMANCES: December 16-18 at New Hampshire Theatre Project

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Please sing a 16-32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. You may sing a cappella (no music) or provide your own accompaniment.

Directed by Max Cavanaugh

Music Directed by Nick Tavares

Choreographed by Lilly Hirsch

Based on the books by Arnold Lobel

Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale

Music by Robert Reale

 

Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe... all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons. 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

  • Frog – Caring and loyal. Always looking out for his friends. The calmer, more zen of both he and Toad. Simultaneously adventurous and assured.

  • Toad – A hard worker, but impatient for results. Self-conscious. Stubborn. A good friend to Frog. Timid.

  • Birds – The Birds communicate the passage of time and set the stage for the story to follow.

  • Snail – Snail will deliver without fail "in the rain or sleet or snow." 

  • Turtle – Turtle is a "rabble-rouser" and loves to get the whole gang to tease Toad in fun!

  • Mouse – Mouse is always able to ask all the right questions like a talk-show host.

  • Lizard – Lizard is definitely the most confused of the Turtle, Mouse, Lizard trio, but eventually joins in the fun.

  • Father Frog

  • Mother Frog

  • Young Frog

  • Moles

  • Squirrels

A Year With Frog and Toad TYA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

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Get A Life!

Open to ages 7-18. There will be a $300 production fee to participate. Limited scholarships are available. This is a workshop process, with a focus on collaboration and the creative process. All actors will be cast!

 

AUDITIONS: Week of December 5

REHEARSALS: Weekday afternoons and weekend mornings

PERFORMANCES: January 21-29 at The Players Ring, Saturdays & Sundays at 10am

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Please prepare part of a song to sing a cappella (no music) and a short poem or monologue to recite (something that shows character).

Written and Directed by Joshua Goldberg

Franklin is in trouble... Cats have nine lives, but he's down to his last one- and in the dark and dangerous streets of Kittyton, the shadows are closing in. With the help of some newfound friends, does Franklin have what it takes to win his nine lives back... before it's too late?

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Cans: A Billy Goats Gruff Story

Open to ages 7-18. There will be a $300 production fee to participate. Limited scholarships are available. All actors will be cast! This is a workshop process, with a focus on collaboration and the creative process. All actors will be cast!

AUDITIONS: Week of February 6

REHEARSALS: Weekday afternoons and weekend mornings

PERFORMANCES: March 18-26 at The Players Ring, Saturdays & Sundays at 10am

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Please prepare part of a song to sing a cappella (no music) and a short poem or monologue to recite (something that shows character).

Written and Directed by Miles Burns

When the Three Billy Goats Gruff learn of the new town dump, all they can think of is the cans they will find there: shiny cans, big cans, square cans, round cans... Cans! But what they discover at – or under – the bridge to the dump is much, much more than they had bargained for.