The Performing Arts for Children and Teens (PACT) of South Jackson Civic Association is producing “Pinocchio” (Prince Street Players version) July 12-13 and 18-20 at South Jackson Civic Center, 404 South Jackson Street, Tullahoma.
They are looking for a cast and ensemble of all ages to participate! Auditions will take place Monday, April 22, and Tuesday, April 23, at 6:00 in Warren Auditorium at the Civic Center. Callbacks are scheduled for Thursday, April 25, at 6:00 p.m.
For more information, please call Erica Wonder, PACT Director, at 865-548-9935.
To prepare for this audition you need:
1) a 30-45 second monologue to show your skills in speaking and acting.
2) a one-minute selection of a musical theater song (a capella or with cd accompaniment) to show your skills in singing.
The available roles for this show are as follows:
Keep in mind that most of the character ages are flexible!
We also plan to double cast where appropriate.
Some male roles can be cast as females.
(the following are summarized from character descriptions in the script)
Antonio (Baritone) a carpenter around age 35. He narrates the story so he must have warmth and a good sense of pace.
Balloon Seller (Baritone) an Italian street vender; any age.
Pizza Maker (Baritone) typical Italian cook; any age.
Candlewick (Baritone) a teenage street urchin. He plays at being a “tough guy” who enjoys getting into trouble. He should be a good dancer.
Gino (Tenor or Baritone) a teenage street urchin younger than Candlewick, whom he follows and tries to keep up with. He should be a good dancer.
Angelina (Mezzo-Soprano) a housekeeper and cook for Gepetto. She is 40ish, good-natured, and always concerned for Gepetto’s welfare. She should be played for comedy but not as a caricature.
Gepetto (Baritone) a puppet maker. He is elderly. He is kind, generous, has a twinkle in his eye, and becomes the protective parent to the boy-puppet Pinocchio.
Pinocchio (Tenor) a puppet. First appearing on strings. The actor must be able to create the effect of moving like a puppet, and be able to dance. He is boyish, energetic, and easily led and influenced.
The Blue Fairy (Soprano) a beautiful lady with an ethereal and enchanted quality. She also has a touch of the mother image. She should always move gracefully. Somewhat demanding vocally.
The Coachman (Bass-Baritone) an evil coachman who lures children to the Land of Toys. He is a dynamic, whip-cracking villain; and must be able to move well and twirl a huge cape.
Signore Volpone, the Fox (Baritone) is a fox-like character who passes himself off as a singing teacher. He is comedic, crafty, fast-talking, and glib. One who takes advantage of all situations.
Signore Gato, the Cat (Tenor) is a cat-like character who is both companion and conspirator with Volpone. He is eager, silly, and a bit dumb, but always lovable.
Chorus of Townspeople (small town in Italy)
Land of Toys People (clowns, ballerinas, toy soldiers, dancing animals, etc.)