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Steve Martin's The Underpants
By Steve Martin
Adapted from Carl Sternheim
Directed by Scott J. Strasbaugh
Produced by April Bridgeman

January 27, 28, 29, Feb. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12
Tickets $14, $16
www.FCTstage.org
PG 13
 
Synopsis:
The renowned comic actor and author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile, Steve Martin, provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise's bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise's momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Markes' home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac.

 

Auditions for The Secret Garden

Music and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon 

 

 

Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Directed by Ivy Elizabeth
Assistant Directed by Walt Loope
Mu sic Directed by Ivy Elizabeth 

Produced by Ricardo Padilla 

 

Audition Dates:
Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 pm
Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 am
Call Backs by invitation Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 pm
 
Audition Location:
Hope Christian Fellowship
4173 Bludau Dr. Warrenton (in Vint Hill)

 

Performance Dates: 
May 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21

 

  Be Prepared: 
Auditioners need to bring sheet music in the correct key with their 1 min to 1 min 30 second cut  of music.  No Tracks and No Acapella. The music should be a Musical Theatre piece in the style of The Secret Garden that best demonstrates their vocal range and abilities.  Please no songs from The Secret Garden.  Also asking for a 30 second to 1 minute monologue demonstrating your strengths. Please bring this completed audition form with you to the audition date of your choice.
 
Characters are listed below, but be aware that ages are subject to the discretion of the vision of the director.  Don't limit yourself, go for what you want.

 

Characters:
LILY -  Female, 28-38 (Range: Soprano, Bb3-D6) Mary's aunt and Archibald Craven's wife. Died of a tragic accident within her garden and metaphorically haunts the walls of Misselthwaite Manor.

MARY LENNOX - Female, 10 (Age range 10-13) (Range: Young Voice, Ab3-D5) A ten year-old girl sent to live with her uncle, Archibald, when her parents die from cholera in India. Quite the curious explorer, and often finding herself in trouble. Stubborn and always fighting for what she believes in.

MRS. MEDLOCK - Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Archibald's housekeeper. As cold as the Misselthwaite Manor.

DR. NEVILLE CRAVEN - Male, 35-45 (Range: Baritone, C3-F#4) Archibald's brother. Trapped by the idea that he is responsible for the caretaking of Colin. Even though he was never loved back by Lily, he is still in love with her. This adds to his unwillingness to move on and leave Misselthwaite.

MARTHA - Female, 18-35 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt, G3-D5) A faithful housemaid. Grew up near Yorkshire and has the accent to prove it. Although she is from a lower class family, her wisdom is often far beyond her age.

ARCHIBALD CRAVEN - Male, 35-45 (Range: Baritone, C3-A4) Mary's uncle and lord of Misselthwaite Manor. He has a hunch-back. Haunted by the past and afraid of the future, he locks himself away both physically and mentally. Mary painfully reminds him too much of his wife, Lily, who died ten years ago.

BEN WEATHERSTAFF - Male, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible, E3-D#4) Head gardener. Secretly entrusted to take care of the garden after Lily's death. Knows a great deal about the history of the garden and the grounds it sits on. He has worked for the family for many years. He calls himself "an old man."

DICKON - Male, 16-25 (Range: Tenor, D3-G4) Martha's younger brother. Looks after the sick plants and animals within the Misselthwaite grounds-including Mary. He is a young man who is between the world of child imagination and adult reasoning. Befriends Mary and convinces her to take care of the Garden.

COLIN CRAVEN - Male, 10 (Age range 10-13) (Range: Young Voice, A3-E5) Archibald's ten year-old son. Spent his life in bed due to a heart condition. He is very stubborn and throws temper tantrums to get what he wants. He believes his father hates him for causing Lily's death.

MRS. WINTHROP - Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Headmistress of a private school. Prides herself on nurturing girls with tempers. Mary seems to be more than she can handle.

The Following characters, referred to collectively as  the Dreamers, are people from Mary's life in India, who haunt her until she finds her new life in the course of the story. They are free to sing directly to us, appearing and disappearing at will.

ROSE LENNOX -  Female, 28-38 (Range: Soprano, A3-D6) Mary's mother. A "dreamer" from the past who doesn't understand how her sister Lily could truly love Archibald. Very loyal to her husband and refuses to leave India during the cholera outbreak that takes her life.

CAPTAIN ALBERT LENNOX - Male, 30-40 (Range: Tenor, D3-A5) Mary's father. Tries to send Rose out of India during the cholera outbreak.

ALICE - Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Rose's friend.

LIEUTENANT WRIGHT - Male, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Officer in Mary's father's unit.

LIEUTENANT SHAW - Male, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Fellow officer.

MAJOR SHELLEY - Male, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Officer.

MRS. SHELLEY - Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Major Shelley's wife.

MAJOR HOLMES - Male, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Officer.

CLAIRE HOLMES - Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Major Holmes' wife.

FAKIR - Male, Age Flexible (Range: Tenor, C3-B4) Itinerant Hindu ascetic.

AYAH - Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Mary's Indian nanny.
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