Co-director Addi Leppit
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown Auditions!
Sat May 24, 2014 11:36

Perhaps to the surprise of RMI’s general population, fliers regarding musical auditions appeared considerably early into the school year. This year, however, things were going to be different. But Addi and Garen had a plan for RMI’s theatre department this year, a hypothetical crossing into reality with unpredictable reactions.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown was a rather small show, certainly much smaller than Addi had any knowledge of ever being produced at RMI. Generally, the directors picked big-cast shows to give as many students as possible the opportunity to get involved. But this time, there would be other outlets.

The date proclaimed on the fliers rolled around more quickly than Addi had expected, but perhaps that was because of how early everything was. Available upon the students’ entrance were the audition sheets. For those wishing to be in the cast, the sheet was the most extensive:

Voice part (if known):
Desired role(s):
Previous experience:

RMI had the distinct opportunity for the musically talented, offering a pit band to orchestrate the songs for the show. The musicians’ sheet was a lot shorter.

Number of years experience:

Of course, no show could function without backstage assistance, and techies had even less to fill out.

Technical specialty:

“Welcome to auditions,” she smiled to the students. “I imagine most of you know me, but for the benefit of newcomers, I’m Adisynne Leppit. Feel free to just call me Addi.” She enjoyed the ring Director Adisynne had, but it was a waste of time to utter all of those syllables every time she was needed--and as director, she was needed rather often.

“Over here,” she continued, “is a wonderful fellow named Garen Tennant. He and I are your co-directors.” As she spoke, Garen was to hand out the synopsis and character descriptions to all those in possession of the green sheet indicative of the actors. (Addi ran a proud color-coded operation.)

“If you’ve had any interaction with the Muggle world, you’ve probably encountered Charlie Brown,” stated the twenty year old. “But most people do so in the form of the comic strips, not through a musical. You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown is adapted from the comics in the Muggle newspapers.” She distinctly remembered reading them with her twin brother in their childhood. In fact, she had probably stolen the insult of “blockhead” to use against Andy once or twice.

“Now, this is a very small cast. Traditionally, it’s only done with six characters: Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy, Linus, Sally, and Schroeder,” Addi admitted. “But it can be done by adding a few more characters from the comic, or we can double-cast, depending on what we have to work with, so don’t worry about it too much.”

“Additionally, this won’t be RMI’s only production this year,” she amended with a sneaky grin. “We’re doing this early so we have time in the spring for a talent show. We’re hoping between the two of us, we can get this all done.” Adisynne sent a hopeful glance at her partner and mentor; if there was anyone who could manage a musical and a talent show in one term, it was the well-versed Garen “Tennant Man” Tennant. And she was sort of his prodige.

A pause hung in the air. Then Addi nodded, mostly to herself, and said, “All right then. Feel free to practice here until you're ready. When you are, come on back to the directors’ room backstage; the door will glow green if we're open for business or red if somebody's in there already. Musicians and techies, there's a box for your papers on the door. Everybody break a leg!"

OOC: Remember that you must use the forms in your audition/signup. A full post is not necessary for techies and musicians, but you're welcome to give one to earn more points for your House.For the purposes of this audition, you are allowed to directly use lyrics from real life musical numbers, and you may include a video of the song if you want to, but it is not necessary. Please remember that younger actors’ voices have not changed yet, and keep your character's show experience reasonable. Stick to site rules—length, rating, etc—and have fun! For an example of a good audition, check this out.

Additionally, we have to adhere to a strict schedule to fit the musical and talent show into the term. Therefore, all auditions must be in by 7 June. The cast list will go up that day. Give us your best shot before that, and we’ll all be fine.

So let’s see some great stuff here, guys! Happy posting!

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    • Signing upBen Brogren, Thu May 29 12:43
      Name: Ben Brogren Technical specialty:Set construction
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      Name: DeMarcus Brogren Year:4 Instrument(s):Drums Number of years experience:Three with real drums, lots of banging on pots and pans before that.
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