AUDITION FOR A SHOW
Are you ready to grace the stage at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild?
Come audition in a positive and supportive environment.
Remember, if this show isn't for you, there are great ways to get involved like stage management, props, costumes, make-up, and more!
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Congratulations to our Cast!
John Stallings Theseus
Evan Percin Lysander
Jordan Light Demetrius
Ray Balsamo Egeus
Corey Koepke Philostrate
Virginia Moreaux Hermia
Meghan Foxley Helena
Marcella Croteau Puck
Brandon Riggs Oberon
Lisa Dascoli Titania
Mason Harvey Nick Bottom
Elijah Michael Peter Quince
Angus Sutherland Francis Flute
Larissa Peterson Tom Snout
9 to 5: The Musical
Congratulations to our Cast!
Violet Newstead Sara Gordon
Judy Bernly Julia Glunt
Doralee Rhodes Stewart Marshall
Franklin Hart, Jr. Jeff Edwards
Roz Keith Jude Lemoncelli
Joe Shane Carter
Margaret Kelly Clemenzi
Kathy Bekah Barrow
Maria Angel Young
Missy Hart/Ensemble Jen DiNapoli
Dwayne Rhodes/Ensemble John Stallings
Dick Bernly/Ensemble Brandon Riggs
Tinsworthy/Detective/Ensemble Ray Balsamo
Josh Newstead/Ensemble Hunter Palmieri
Female Ensemble Emily Burch, Sandi Hellstrom-Leonard, Samantha Silver, Mikaella Torres
Audition Dates for Charlie Brown
Performance Dates: May 3 - 19
FEBRUARY 23, 6:30 pm
FEBRUARY 24, 2pm
FEBRUARY 25, 6:30 pm
MARCH 3, 6:30pm - ONLY FOR CALLBACKS (if needed)
For Auditions :
Actors need 16-24 measures of a song they think best shows off their voice for the roles they are interested in.
We MAY be adding some Charlie Brown Friends as well to the cast.
Cold reading will be provided at the audition.
You MAY be put through a minor dance audition, so please dress comfortably
Actors must be 18 years of age or older to audition.
The ages below are there to help you figure out how to act like the character.
Charlie Brown - Age 8 (male)
The sometimes optimistic, sometimes self-deprecatory main character. The show is a day in the life of Charlie Brown. A loveable loser, his main characteristics are either self-defeating stubbornness or admirable determined persistence to try his best against all odds. He can never win a ballgame, but continues playing baseball; he can never fly a kite successfully, but continues trying to do so.
Dominated by insecurities, this lovable blockhead is affable, humble but smart and vulnerable.
Strong singing and acting skills.
bari-tenor who can speak/sing fast and memorize well - B-flat2 to F4.
Sally Brown - Age 6 (Female)
A highly articulate, charismatic, lovable, sometimes eccentric and argumentative younger sister to Charlie Brown. Despite being portrayed as innocent and adorable, she is noticeably intelligent for her age. She is absurdly intense, balancing angst with innocence, sweet but a skeptic. She has a crush on Linus.
Strong singing and acting skills.
soprano/mezzo belt - B3 to A-flat5.
Linus Van Pelt - Age 6 (Male)
The thumb-sucking, blanket-dependent younger brother to Lucy - and Charlie Brown's best friend. Though young, he is the most educated character in the bunch. He is unusually smart and he acts as the show’s philosopher. Despite his mature vocabulary, juvenile aspects of his character are also displayed; for example, Linus is almost always depicted holding his blue security blanket and often sucking his thumb. Acutely sensitive with brains and warmth, although he is the second youngest in the group he is the most mature.
Strong singing, acting, and soft shoe or tap experience would be great. must have the ability to dance or move well;
baritone/tenor - B-flat2 to E4.
Lucy Van Pelt - Age 8 (Female)
The crabby, opinionated, manipulative, self-important older sister to Linus who bosses Charlie Brown around and perpetually offers arm-chair psychiatric advice for her rate of five cents. This actress will have dimension in her performance - she will have the ability to be a brute but also allow her compassion to shine when necessary. She is actually a friend to Charlie Brown and is constantly looking for ways to help him and Linus, though she is often misguided and pushy in her attempts to help. She has a strong, unrequited crush on Schroeder.
A strong-willed comedian with a great sense of timing.
Strong actress and belter.
mezzo/alto belt - G3 to Fsharp5.
Snoopy (Male or Female)
Charlie Brown’s dog. A clownish, vaudevillian scene stealer who can really “sell it.” Snoopy is more human-like than dog. His character is that of a dog who pretends to be a person (or who sometimes forgets he is a dog). He can dance circles around everyone else. He is smart, wise-cracking, and joyous. This role is physically demanding both in innovation and execution.
Actor who can portray a dog, physicality a must.
Strong comedic timing and musical theatre style dance required. Possible female role, but must fit vocal range.
Tenor/baritone - C3-A4.
Schroeder - Age 8 (Male)
A friend to Charlie Brown, he is distinguished by his precocious skill at playing the toy piano, as well as by his love of classical music and the composer Ludwig van Beethoven. He is Lucy’s love interest but he could care less about her. His love is Beethoven and he is very serious about his musical hobby. That said, he comes out and shines in his one number, “Beethoven Day,” which can be a show stopper.
Strong acting and singing skills.
Ability to play piano a plus, not mandatory; high baritone/tenor, B-flat2 to A-flat4.
Ensemble - see roles below
4 to 10 male and female singer/dancer ensemble roles who will likely take on the looks and mannerisms of the other Peanuts characters.
Various vocal ranges.
Small but scrappy, Woodstock has a big presence for a little bird! She’s a tad inept, flittering around in erratic fashion, often upside down, and frequently crashing into things. She is Snoopy’s closest friend and confident, and is always game for jumping into any of his fantastical daydreams. http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/Woodstock
Peppermint Patty has a unique spirit. Tough, but kind. A bad student (probably due to her tendency to sleep through class!) she has a habit of profoundly misunderstanding basic concepts and ideas, making it easy for the others to prey on her lack of sense. A freckle-faced tomboy who loves Charlie Brown; calls him 'Chuck'; leader of a baseball team and one of Charlie Brown's rival managers. http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/Peppermint_Patty
The bespectacled hanger-on to Peppermint Patty, Marcie is Patty’s opposite in many ways. calls her "Sir". Though naïve and gullible, she is also under a great deal of pressure from her parents to excel in school, and thus her schoolwork is of a very advanced nature. A mild-mannered and bookish girl; secretly likes Charlie Brown. http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/Marcie
Best-known for the cloud of dirt and dust that follows wherever he goes, Pig Pen has learned that there’s simply no point in trying to wash it off! Rather than getting upset or frazzled, he handles jibes about his hygiene with humor, letting them just roll off his back. http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/%22Pig-Pen%22
The Little Red-Haired Girl
The object of Charlie Brown’s crush. She likes being admired, which is probably why she never actually speaks to him – thinking that if he really knew her he might not like her as much as he likes the dream of her from afar. http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/Little_Red-Haired_Girl
African-American, was initially bemused by the strange things in Charlie Brown's neighborhood; has smarts comparable to Linus; plays on Peppermint Patty's baseball team. http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/Franklin
Younger brother of Linus and Lucy; frequently rides on the back of his mother's bicycle; often takes his siblings' places and roles. http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/Rerun_van_Pelt
Lucy’s best friend, Peggy Jean backs Lucy up any chance she gets, in an effort to keep on Lucy’s good side - safe in the company of the most powerful kid on the block. She’s a little bit afraid of standing on her own two feet, but can be strong and harsh at Lucy’s side. She shares songs with Lucy. Charlie Brown's girlfriend in the 1990s after the Little Red-Haired Girl. http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/Peggy_Jean
Sally's best friend; a girl she met at a camp who then moved down the street. described as even ditzier than Sally, Eudora has been known to go to school on Saturdays! She has a favorite knitted hat, and shares a lot with Sally. http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/Eudora
Violet is Patty and Lucy's best friend. Perhaps a stereotypical rich kid, she places a lot of importance on her father’s wealth and status, never missing a chance to remind the others that she is in a higher social class. a mean and snobby girl; served as an early love interest of Charlie Brown. http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/Violet_Gray
Shermy is a bit of a foil to Charlie Brown - superior at the things that mattered to Charlie Brown, especially athletics. Shermy's major physical characteristic was his short, dark hair, which he usually wore in a crew cut. http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/Shermy
though generally goodhearted, Frieda’s preoccupation with appearances reveals a more complicated side of her nature. She wants to be admired for her conversational skills (which the others see as chatterbox- ness) and for her "naturally curly hair,” which she always manages to mention! http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/Frieda