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BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA

February 15 and 16, 2016 at 7 p.m; Performances: April 8-17, 2016

This powerful adaptation, supported by a lyrical score, focuses the humor, warmth and emotional intensity of Katherine Paterson’s Newbery Award winning novel. Jesse, alienated from the pragmatism of his family and rural Virginia culture, draws and dreams of becoming something special. Leslie, the new girl from the city and the ultimate outsider, opens a world of imagination, art and literature for him. Together they create Terabithia, a fantasy kingdom where they are safe from those who don’t understand them. Their friendship grows as Jesse’s world expands. When tragedy strikes, the strength gained in Terabithia takes Jesse forward on his own and lets him share the magic of his dreams. 

3 male, 6 female, extras

Those auditioning must come prepared to sing a song of their choosing, with sheet music in hand. An accompanist will be provided.

Roles are available for children and adults.  Must be 10 years old or older to audition.

Jesse Aarons – a Virginia farm boy who draws and runs.

Leslie Burke – newly arrived from Arlington, a lover of reading and fantasy

May Belle Aarons – Jesse’s little sister. (must be 10 years old or older to audition)

Mrs. Aarons – a farm wife and mother with little education and some religion

Mr. Aarons – part time farmer and day laborer

Brenda – the Aarons’ teenager, interested in clothes, boys and television

Janice Avery – school bully, Large, unlovely and slow

Miss Edmunds – young, pretty, liberal and caring, she teaches fifth grade and music at Lark Creek Elementary

Gary Fulcher – supposedly the fastest runner in the fifth grade.

Assorted other fifth graders

 

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

February 27 and 28 – by reservation only

The Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave. (Highway 38), is scheduling auditions by appointment on February 27 and 28 for “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” to be performed on three weekends, from May 13-29.

“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” is a musical about Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions, as outside influences encroach upon the family’s lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love, as each one’s choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith. The musical was nominated for ten Tony Awards, winning nine, including Best Musical, score, book, direction and choreography. It spawned four Broadway revivals and a highly successful 1971 film adaptation, and the show has enjoyed enduring international popularity.

Those auditioning must come prepared to sing a song of their choosing, with sheet music in hand. An accompanist will be provided. Tape recordings and unaccompanied singing are not permitted. In addition to singing, there will be cold readings from the script and dancing in a group. Scripts may be checked out in advance from the Guild’s box office.

Auditions take place at the Racine Theatre Guild and Holy Communion Church.  Auditions are being booked into specific time slots. On Saturday, February 27, at Racine Theatre Guild, appointments are available at 11am, Noon, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. On Sunday, February 28 at Holy Communion Church, audition times are 1pm, 2pm, 3pm. 4pm and 5pm.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 262-633-4218, or stop by any weekday from noon to 6 p.m. The Racine Theatre Guild is a nonprofit community (amateur) theatre now in its 78th season.

Here are the character descriptions:

Tevye: As the narrator and main character of this story, Tevye is the father of five daughters, an impoverished milkman, a leader in his Jewish community, and husband to the headstrong Golde. He is faced with struggles to uphold the traditions of his people, especially through the marriages of his daughters. Tevye is a likable, hard-working, pious man who sees the positive side of life, although when pushed he can show stubbornness and, at times, rage.

Vocal Range: Bass

Singing: Many songs

Dialogue: A LOT.

Golde: As Tevye’s wife of 25 years and mother of his five daughters, Golde is the real strength behind Tevye and the one who keeps the household going. She is very concerned that her daughters make good matches and have easier lives than she and Tevye have had. Golde has a sharp tongue and quick wit. Her love of family helps her face the challenges that her family encounters.

Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano

Singing: Many songs

Dialogue: A lot.

Tzeitel: Tevye and Golde’s eldest daughter, Tzeitel is in love with Motel, whom she desires to marry instead of Lazar Wolf, the man that her parents and the town matchmaker have picked out for her.

Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano

Singing: Many songs

Dialogue: A lot

Hodel:  Tevye and Golde’s second daughter, Hodel becomes intrigued with the radical young student Perchik and desires to defy tradition by not seeking her father’s permission to marry but only his blessing.

Vocal Range: Soprano

Singing: Many songs

Dialogue: A lot

Chava: Tevye and Golde’s third daughter, Chava is scholarly and loves to read. She falls in love with Fyedka, a Russian soldier, and breaks her father’s heart.  The actress playing Chava must be a wonderful dancer as well.

Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano

Singing: Many songs

Dialogue: Quite a bit

Motel, the Tailor: Motel is a rather meek and miserably poor tailor who seeks the hand of Tevye’s eldest daughter, Tzeitel, and comes into his own in the process.

Vocal Range: Tenor

Singing: Several songs

Dialogue: A lot

Perchik, the Student: Perchik is a visitor to Anatevka and therefore an outsider, bringing with him radical new ideas that challenge the traditions. He falls for Hodel, the second eldest daughter. Perchik show great intensity and an unfailing commitment to his beliefs.

Vocal Range: Baritone

Singing: Several songs

Dialogue: A lot

Yente, the Matchmaker: Yente is a middle-aged widow who matches up the young people of the village. She is the village busybody and knows all the news of the town.

Vocal Range: Alto

Singing: Some songs

Dialogue: Quite a bit

Lazar Wolf, the Butcher: Lazar is the town’s wealthiest citizen and is the same age as Tevye (maybe even older). He wants to marry, by traditional parental arrangement, Tevye’s daughter, Tzeitel, promising to give her a good and secure life.

Vocal Range: Bass

Singing: One big song

Dialogue: Quite a bit

Fyedka, a Russian Soldier: Fyedka, a strong, young soldier, sees past his military obligations and falls in love with Chava. He challenges Tevye’s imposed silence towards him.

Vocal Range: Tenor

Singing: A bit

Dialogue: Quite a bit

The Constable: This Russian military official stationed near Anatevka knows the villagers well and even likes some of them, particularly Tevye. But these superficial relationships don’t prevent him from carrying out violence against the people.

Vocal Range: N/A

Singing: None

Dialogue: Some

Mordcha, an Innkeeper: Mordcha is world-weary and prone to sarcasm. He also is the town’s M.C. at weddings.

Vocal Range: Bass

Singing: Several songs

Dialogue: Quite a bit

Mendel, the Rabbi’s Son: The rabbi’s son is not very interested in changing traditions in the world.

Vocal Range: Bass

Singing: Several songs and a solo in “The Rumor.”

Dialogue: Quite a bit

Avram, a Bookseller: He is always the one who brings news to the town about what’s going on in the outside world … but the news is usually bleak.

Vocal Range: Bass

Singing: Several songs and a solo in “The Rumor.”

Dialogue: Some

Shprintze & Bielke: These are the fourth and fifth daughters of Tevye & Golde.

Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano

Singing: A few songs

Dialogue: Just a bit

Fruma Sarah: Fruma-Sarah is a ghost figure who appears in the Dream Scene. She is Lazar Wolf’s departed first wife who becomes enraged that her husband plans on marrying Tzeitel.

Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano

Singing: One big song as Fruma-Sarah

Dialogue: A bit

Grandma Tzeitel: She is also a ghost figure who appears in the Dream Scene and encourages the marriage of Tzeitel and Motel the Tailor.

Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano

Singing: One big song as Grandma Tzeitel

Dialogue: None

The Rabbi: The elderly rabbi of the town.

Vocal Range: Baritone

Singing: A bit

Dialogue: A bit

Shaindel, Motel’s mother: A woman of the village who is very proud of her son.

Vocal Range: Alto/Soprano

Singing: Several songs

Dialogue: A bit

Constantine, A Russian Soldier: Fyedka’s friend who sings a solo in “To Life.”

Vocal Range: Tenor

Singing: One song (plus ensemble songs)

Dialogue: A few lines

 

 

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