Auditions

The Snow Queen – Auditions

Our next production is “The Snow Queen”, 30th November – 2nd December 2017.

Kay and Gerda are best friends – until Kay falls under the spell of the Snow Queen, who freezes his heart and takes him to her palace at the back of the North Wind. But Gerda’s not giving him up that easily! As she journeys north, with her friends the crow and the reindeer, the freezing cold isn’t the only thing she’ll have to fight if she’s to bring Kay back home. Are all witches bad? Who is the mysterious Green Man? Most of all how on earth can Gerda hope to defeat the Snow Queen?

There more than 20 parts for all ages, including some non-speaking parts and some for children. We are holding auditions on Sunday 25th June in the Darby & Joan Small Hall. Because of the numbers involved, auditions will be work-shop style, so you don’t need to prepare anything in advance – just come along and join in. However if there is a part you are particularly interested in, please let us know at the beginning of the audition so we can bear that in mind. Auditions for children will start at 2pm, adults at 3pm.

If you can’t make that date, and/or if you’d like any more information, please contact the director, Rachel White, on 01482 841030. Hope to see you there!

 Characters

Grandmama Appears in the first and last scene and in pre-recorded voiceovers. Elderly. Mother to Flora, Max and Jack, she is the calm centre of the household.
Alex Appears in the first and last scene and in pre-recorded voiceovers. Can be a boy or girl, pre-teens. Typical younger brother/sister – cheeky, but caring.
Gertrude Doubled with Gerda, so appears in most scenes. Can be from mid to late teens, as long as matches Kenton/Kay. Feisty, determined, never gives up on her friends.
Kenton Doubled with Kay so appears in half the scenes. Can be from mid to late teens, as long as matches Gertrude/Gerda. Clever, ambitious, but with a good heart.
Aunt Flora Appears in the first and the last scene. Middle –aged, unmarried, her nieces and nephews mean the world to her. Fussy, overprotective.
Father Doubled with The Green Man so appears in almost every scene. Father to Gertrude and Alex. Middle-aged. Wise, brave, hopeful – despite life’s sorrows.
Uncle Max Appears in the first and last scene. Middle-aged, father to Kenton. Kind, wise, intensely loyal.
Wilson Appears in the first and last scenes. Can be male or female (butler or housekeeper). Elderly. Has been with the family for many years. Kind, tolerant, loyal.
Albert Appears in the first & last scenes. Can be any age. Enthusiastic. In love with Ethel.
Ethel Appears in the first and last scenes. Can be any age. A bit giddy. In love with Albert.
Cook Appears in the first and last scenes. Can be any age. Feisty but motherly.
Rose Appears in the first and last scenes (non-speaking) but doubles with Rose Flower. Can be any age. A bit sharp, but kind and well-meaning underneath.
Lily Appears in the first and last scenes (non-speaking) but doubles with Lily Flower. Can be any age. Kind, wise, firm.
Mother Appears in the last scene, but doubled with The Snow Queen so appears in around half the scenes. Mother is loving, fragile, courageous.
Gerda See Gertrude.
Kay See Kenton
The Snow Queen See Mother. The Snow Queen is clever, brittle, cold, but brave too.
The Green Man See Father. The Green Man is warm, wise, a bit of a mystery.
Witch Appears in one scene. Any age. Appears scary but is warm, fussy, overprotective.
Rose Flower See Rose
Lily Flower See Lily
Crow Appears in around 25% of the scenes. Any age. Chirpy, funny but brave and with a kind heart.
Prince Appears in two scenes. Any age, as long as he matches the Princess. Appears flippant and vacuous, but is actually no-one’s fool.
Princess Appears in two scenes. Any age as long as matches Prince. Appears soft, but is actually a tough cookie.
Mal (a robber) Appears in two scenes. Any age. Tough, scary, lives in fear of Ma.
Ken (another robber) Appears in two scenes. Any age. Tough, scary, also lives in fear of Ma.
Ma (chief robber) Appears in one scene. Any age. Terrifying, vicious , heartless– but soft as butter where her daughter is concerned.
Ruby (her daughter) Appears in one scene. Teenager. Spoilt, daughter of a violent gang leader, no sense of right or wrong, mood swings, likes Gerda, bit of a nutter.
Bac (the reindeer) Appears in half the scenes. Any age. Wise, kind, brave, intensely loyal.
Wise Woman of the North Appears in one scene. Any age. Feisty, protective, a bit ‘alternative’.

 

 

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