Archive for February, 2011

17
Feb

Box Office Opens to the Public April 4, 2011

“The Velveteen Rabbit”
Book, lyrics and music by Barnes Boffey and Paul Pilcher.
Additional music by Bob Love.
Based on the book by Margery Williams.
Directed by Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss

Margery Williams’ classic tale of the little stuffed bunny who longs to be a real rabbit has been delighting audiences for decades. Often outrageously humorous but at times profoundly touching, The Velveteen Rabbit tells the story of a stuffed bunny, a birthday present for a young boy, who finds himself in a toy closet surrounded by rude and unfriendly toys. Though he loves the young boy that owns him, he dreams of scampering off with real, live rabbits.
“What is real?” the Velveteen Rabbit asks the Skin Horse. “Does it hurt?” Often humorous to the point of absurdity, at times profound without being heavy, this musical adaptation of this literary classic follows the adventures of the toy rabbit. On his way, the rabbit must deal with the Top Banana Nana, who rules the nursery with an iron hand, and the other more haughty toys. The story is sprinkled with songs which bring responses from total laughter to misty eyes. The Velveteen Rabbit is special because his message will never diminish as long as people search for the magic of love. Even though hailed as a “children’s classic”, The Velveteen Rabbit is pertinent to all of us who have experienced friendship, love and sacrifice.

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17
Feb

INSTRUCTIONS

Finding out that you are cast?
EITHER: in person @ the theatre door
OR: by looking on-line…..
WHAT TO DO NOW!

1) If your child wishes to accept the role offered,
EITHER: put their initials beside their name
OR: email “We accept” to shaynie@academyoftheperformingarts.com
To decline
EITHER: draw a line through their name
OR: email “We decline” to
shaynie@academyoftheperformingarts.com

2) Please plan to attend the parent meeting where you will receive a complete schedule of rehearsals and activities – bring your personal calendar and a pencil.
Each child must have an adult representative at this meeting to avoid confusion and miscommunication.
1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 26th
at Macon Little Theatre
The cast members should also attend the parent meeting!

3) The Boy, Velveteen Rabbit and Skin Horse should contact Ms. Haynie to set up private voice appointments. All other cast members will meet for the first time after the parent meeting.

CAST LIST

Narrator …. T.B.A.
Aunt Sally…. T.B.A.
Uncle Fred…. T.B.A.
Nana…. T.B.A.
Doctor…. T.B.A.
Good Fairy…. Savannah Savage
The Boy…. Matt Newberry
Velveteen Rabbit…. Grey Faulkner
Toy Boat …. Amelia Boland
Clown …. Sadie Frame
Jack in the Box…. Evan Correa
Spinning Top…. Samantha Walton
Baby Doll …. Sophie Leicht
Fire Truck…. Evan Thompson
Skin Horse…. Matt Case
Lion…. Jack Finkelstein
Mouse…. Ella Fenimore
Race Car…. Marcus Fire
Block #1…. Gillian Harvin
Block #2…. M.J. Boland
Block #3…. Cassidy Hall
Block #4…. Carly Moore

TOY SOLDIERS: (speaking parts assigned at first rehearsal )
Mia Pendergast, Cammie Frame, Kenzie Coussons, Abigail Smith, Cason Moore, Anna Thompson, Langley Anne Faulkner, Zoie-Alexis Davis, Emma Mae Smith, Bella Caldwell, Gabrielle Thomas, Lacie Kunselman, Callie Hamilton, Crystal Lynn O’Neal

The REAL Rabbits
Muggsy…. Bailey Vincent
Buggsy…. Madelyn Harvin
Huggsy…. Hayli Hall
Suggsy…. Casey Kaplan
Luggsy…. Delaine Crutchfield
Wuggsy…. Kathryn Spinks
Duggsy…. Sydney Everett
Tuggsy…. Jourdan Miller
Thuggsy…. Edna Rutland

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14
Feb

A BAD YEAR FOR TOMATOES
Written by John Patrick
Directed by Cindy Hill
Comedy

3 Males and 4 Females Needed
Play runs May 20 – 29

AUDITIONS:
Sunday, April 10 – 6:30 PM
Monday, April 11 – 7:30 PM

THE STORY:
Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house in the tiny North Georgia hamlet of Beaver Haven, and settles down to write her autobiography. She is successful in turning aside the offers pressed on her by her long-time agent, but dealing with her nosy, omnipresent neighbors is a different matter. In an attempt to shoo them away, and gain some privacy, Myra invents a mad, homicidal sister–who is kept locked in an upstairs room, but who occasionally escapes long enough to scare off uninvited visitors. The ruse works well, at first, but complications result when the local handyman develops an affection for “Sister Sadie” (really Myra in a fright wig) and some of the more officious ladies decide it is their Christian duty to save the poor demented Sadie’s soul. In desperation Myra announces that her imaginary sibling has suddenly gone off to Boston–which brings on the sheriff, and the suspicion of murder! Needless to say, all is straightened out in the end, but the uproarious doings will keep audiences laughing right up to the final curtain.

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