Sign up to join our cast of ANNIE!
and children over 7
We are completed auditions but we are still accepting cast members to fill spots as orphans (for ages up to 16) and ensemble members such as maids/butlers/NYC tourists /other roles (for ages 17 to adult.)
If you would like to join please read all the information and then contact Andy to sign up! You can join the show through September 10.
Email Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Neverland had initial auditions in January 2020 and rehearsed for two months, then Covid hit. We took off several months then resumed rehearsals on Zoom once or twice a month. Three fourths of the cast stayed with us. Now we are back to commence rehearsals again in September and have roles to fill for those that want to join us!
Neverland Theatre requires those unvaccinated to wear a mask.
You can remove it when its time for your actual audition.
For cast members / parents entering the building: We will require vaccines for those eligible.
For audience members unvaccinated: We will require a mask.
We will update you if there are any official changes from The Black Box or Governor.
Regular Orphan Roles (Limited speaking lines. No Solos.)
*Ensemble for Adults and older teens:
Maids / Butlers / NYC Dancers
*Ensemble has potential for some speaking or solo lines. We will know more at auditions. Also some older teen orphans can also be in this ensemble in certain scenes.
Smaller Featured Roles such as BOYLAN SISTERS, CABINET MEMBERS may be open.
REHEARSAL / SHOW INFORMATION:
REHEARSAL / SHOW INFO:
SHOW DATES: November 12 - 21.
Approx 10 performances. If you are on younger side and only want to perform in half the performances, we can arrange that. Roles will be double cast.
REHEARSAL / PERFORMANCE SPACES:
We are still working on these details. We should have more info by audition time:
TECH WEEK / PERFORMANCE VENUE:
The Black Box Theater, 22 Foster St., Peabody, MA
Tuesday Nights: Black Box Theater
Thursday Nights: Either in Beverly or Middleton
Saturdays: (Begin October 2) Mariana's Dancing Studio, Ipswich, MA
BONUS REHEARSALS THAT YOU CAN COME AT THE BLACK BOX TO GET A HEAD START. These cast members will get a little extra to do in the scenes since they are coming to extra rehearsals.
TUESDAY, 31 at 6pm at Black Box
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 8 at 6pm at Black Box
(Ending times are flexible. We will post soon.)
Regular Rehearsal begins Tuesday, Sept September 14
Tuesdays: (Primarily Blocking / Musical Staging Night)
ALL ORPHANS: 5pm - 7:45pm (If you can't get to rehearsal til 5:30pm or 6pm, that's fine. We are starting at 5pm for those interested in extra practicing and doing a little extra in the show.)(Annie can arrive at 6:30pm)
LEADS / ADULT ENSEMBLE: 7:15pm - 10pm
(Includes maid/butler/Hooverville person/Cabinet Members etc)
Thursdays: (Will begin Sept 23)(Singing and Acting night)
LEADS / ADULT ENSEMBLE: 6pm - 9:45pm
(At times we will see if Annie can leave a little early)
Saturdays: (Will begin Oct 2) (A Mix of Singing/ Musical Blocking)
(This is a change from the original Saturday times.)
2:50pm - 6pm - Orphans (Once in awhile, Rina. We can see if we need Annie for the entire time each week. )
4:30pm - 7pm - Adult Leads (and Annie) will be scheduled within this time for either acting, singing, musical staging. We will send out a skid weekly as to our needs. If you can stay later than 7pm, please let me know.
(For Annie: We will try to work it out that you are not at rehearsal all day.)
3pm - 6pm - Adults/Leads that have solos/duets (We will let you know if you don't have to come the entire time.)
TECH WEEK: - Entire Cast
Sunday - Thursday, November 7 - 11
Orphans 1pm - 5:30pm
Leads / Adult Ensemble and Featured Players: 4pm - 8:30pm
Monday: 5:45pm - 10:30pm (Younger orphans can leave at 9:30pm)
Tuesday:5:45pm - 10:30pm (Younger orphans can leave at 9:45pm)
Wednesday: 5:45pm - 10:30pm (Younger orphans can leave at 10pm)
Thursday:5:45pm - 10:30pm (Younger orphans can leave at 10pm)
The budget for this production is approximately $20,000.
Neverland gets its revenue solely from show fees, ticket sales and concessions.
Each cast member/family is responsible for the following:
SHOW FEE for ages 17 and under: $300
(This averages out to approx. $5 an hour to be involved in the production from start to finish.)
Sibling or Parent/Child discount of $25 per family member
SHOW FEE fee for Ages 18 and over: $100
(Reminder show fees are non-refundable)
Show fees are due one week after a role has been offered.)
EXPECTIONS OF PARENTS/CHILD AND ADULT CAST MEMBERS:
Joining the show comes with some expectations that parents/adult cast members will help out in certain areas such as chaperoning/helping back stage and in lobby a minimum of two shows and to help one afternoon during SET UP DAY and to help on STRIKE DAY, the day after the final show.
Once you express interest in auditioning, we will send you our list of expectations This will make it very clear what the expections will be so there won't be any surprises along the way.
If you find you will not be able to participate in these expectations, you can pay an extra $100 in addition to show fee to not participate. (Cast members under 8 years of ages will need a parent present at all times at rehearsals and shows so they would not need to choose this option.)
The majority of the audience comes from friends and family of the cast. We feel that each cast member should be able to bring ten people to the show. We have found that it doesn't always work out to just leave it to chance in hopes that each family will bring ten people so we have the following policy:
Usually we require each cast member to purchase ten tickets to the performance. We are not going to do that for this production since everything has been so crazy with Covid, but please try to help advertise the show and bring 10 family/friends to the show. We appreciate that!
A reminder that Tickets/Show fees are non-refundable.
HERE IS THE LINK to our
NEVERLAND THEATRE PREMIERES A FUN NEW COMIC VIDEO
to help raise funds for its 30th anniversary!
ABOUT OUR PRODUCTION:
Neverland Theatre is premiering its First Fundraising Virtual Cabaret to help with ongoing expenses for our theater company during these challenging times.
The Cabaret features more than a dozen talented adults, teens and children performing songs from Broadway, Disney, Movies and Rock 'n' Roll.
The production has an overall comic tone and is meant to be a spoof of fundraising telethons and features nifty editing techniques.
The production is directed and edited by Neverland Founder Andy Diskes.
(1 hr 5 minutes in length)
Featuring the talents of:
How you can help Support Neverland Theatre:
1. Share this video if you enjoyed it.
Here is our Facebook Event Link
(Towards end of the video, we state how we will use the funds.)
Or if you don't have paypal you can use a debit/credit card by using:
MAIL A CHECK:
Please text or email us for mailing address.
Cell: 978 500-8832 (You can text us.)
You can also find us on Instagram.
ABOUT NEVERLAND THEATRE:
Neverland is in its 30th year of producing year-round musical and non-musical theatrical productions on the North Shore of Boston.
We have produced 250 productions and have worked with over 5,000 local adults, teens and children from all over The North Shore.