Auditions for The Search for Delicious, original work by Natalie Babbitt, adapted by Mark Frattaroli.
Wednesday, March 8th and Thursday, March 9th with potential callbacks on Friday, March 10th.
4105 E Turnagain Blvd. Ste. G-2
Anchorage, AK 99517
We are so excited to be performing at the Fine Arts Building of UAA, on the Harper stage. Show dates are
Load will out immediately follow the last performance.
School shows** are still TBD, but will likely be Tuesday, April 27th, Tuesday, May 2nd, and Thursday, May 4th at 10AM. Actors are called roughly an hour and a half before the show.
**Students will need to speak with their teachers about missing a half-day of school on show days. This hasn’t been a problem in the past, and teachers are typically really supportive!
Breathe, you got this! We want you to do well. Nerves are totally okay, we get it!
About the show:
In this magical adaptation of Natalie Babbitt’s classic tale, a troupe of actors recreate a mythical medieval kingdom in the midst of a fierce disagreement over the most “delicious” food. To avoid a civil war, the kingdom sends 12-year-old Gaylen (and his loyal horse, Marrow) on a journey to settle the definition once and for all. On their quest, Gaylen and Marrow must face the evil Hemlock who wants to overthrow the King and Queen, seek the help of enchanted characters (a mermaid, dwarfs, and the 900-year-old woldweller), and calm the increasingly scared villagers of the kingdom. Defining a word has never had higher stakes. Music, comedy, and a look at human foolishness come together in a joyous conclusion.
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Rehearsals will be held Monday - Friday, between 5-7 PM. Rehearsals will be held in two spaces depending on the day -- the ATY Studio and also at the UAA Fine Arts Building in our performance space, the Harper studio. Actors will most likely not be called every day, just when we work on scenes that involve their character.
As we get closer to our show dates, the frequency of actors being called will most likely increase, as we do full runs of the show. Once Tech week starts, rehearsals will go from 5-8:30. You can view a copy of our tentative rehearsal calendar here.
WHAT TO PREPARE:
The director has selected a few monologue options for your audition. Please pick one to prepare, and familiarize yourself with it to perform during your audition slot. Memorization is encouraged but not required.
Please also prepare 16 measures (about 30 seconds) of a song to sing a cappella. You can choose any song that makes you happy and that you feel comfortable singing!
Once you arrive, you’ll be asked to fill out an audition form online if you haven’t already. Link for the audition forms is available here.
Please arrive at least five minutes before your scheduled audition slot so we have as much time with you as possible!
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
A troupe of Actors who become...
MINSTREL, a narrator
GAYLEN, a page
MARROW, a horse
DECREE, the prime minister
HEMLOCK, the villain
BALLYWRACK, an evil horse
MEDLEY, his daughter
MUZZLE, a dog
WHIMSEY, a wife
MILDEW, a husband
MRS. COPSE, an old woman
MAUNDER, a crow
PITSHAFT, a dwarf
THWART, a dwarf
BEVEL, a dwarf
THE WIND, many voices
MURK, a bad guy
RANKLE, another bad guy
ARDIS, a mermaid
Gender Identity – The characters are a variety of creatures, real and fantasy, who mostly take their gender identity from the original cast. We can adjust genders to your preference of identity.