BEEF & BOARDS - 2019 AUDITIONS FOR KIDS

THE LITTLE MERMAID -  A CHRISTMAS STORY  -  A CHRISTMAS CAROL

SEEKING for THE LITTLE MERMAID
1 BOY for the role of FLOUNDER (Mover, Tenor, Treble/Boy Soprano, 9 yrs. – 14 yrs.)

SEEKING for A CHRISTMAS STORY, Elementary and Middle School ages
1 BOY for the role of RALPHIE PARKER (Mover, Alto): A little boy who wants a Red Ryder Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock and thing that tells time.
1 BOY for the role of RANDY:  Ralphie’s kid brother
1 BOY for the role of SCHWARTZ (Mover):  Ralphie’s foul mouthed friend; his family is Jewish.
1 BOY for the role of FLICK (Mover):  Ralphie’s dim friend who gets his tongue stuck to a flag pole.
1 BOY for the role of SCUT FARKUS (Mover):  The class bully who gets beaten up by Ralphie.
1 BOY for the role of GROVER DILL (Mover):  Scut’s right-hand man.
1 GIRL for the role of ESTHER JANE (Mover):  Ralphie’s love interest.
1 GIRL for the role of MARY BETH (Mover):  Esther Jane’s best friend

SEEKING for  A CHRISTMAS CAROL

1 BOY for the role of TIM CRATCHIT
1 BOY for the role of BOY SCROOGE/PETER CRATCHIT/TURKEY BOY
1 GIRL for the role of FRAN/BELINDA CRATCHIT



AUDITION DAY
SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
(with potential callback on Sunday afternoon March 17th, at a time to be announced)


Audition Location:   Audition location will be provided when your appointment time is assigned.  Note the auditions WILL NOT take place at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre


Audition Preparation:
1-Please prepare one song, not more than 24 bars in length. Select a song that demonstrates your voice, that you know well and that you enjoy singing. Bring your sheet music in the correct key. A piano accompanist will be provided (no cds or pre-recorded music )
2-Bring a current photo - a school picture or snapshot is fine (photos will not be returned.)
3-Bring a brief informal bio listing recent performing experience, if any (bio helpful but not required to audition).
4-Children should dress comfortably, sneakers or dance shoes (no costumes or make-up).


Call backs:
There will be required call backs for finalists on Sunday afternoon March 17, which likely will include dancing and movement. Following your audition, we will let you know if we would like you to return for the call back audition the following day.

Payment:

Children cast in shows receive a small performance stipend and a limited number of complimentary tickets.

Availability:

We appreciate that this is a large time commitment for young performers and their families. To be considered, you must be available for all rehearsals and all performances. Shows are not double cast, and not all roles have understudies. We are unable to accommodate schedule conflicts. Every effort is made to ensure as little school missed as possible, but some missed school will be unavoidable. If offered a part, it will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that their child’s school is amenable to all missed school time. Those young performers who are offered parts will be given time to talk with school officials to see if missed days of school are permissible before accepting. You will also want to consider transportation arrangements, as this commitment will affect the schedule of your family.

Rehearsal schedule:
Rehearsals for THE LITTLE MERMAID will be held May 8 – May 23, 2019. Rehearsals for A CHRISTMS STORY will be held November 6 – November 21, 2019. Rehearsals for A CHRISTMAS CAROL will be held November 23 – December 3, 2019. A finalized rehearsal schedule will be distributed to all cast members no less than two weeks prior to the start of rehearsal for each show.

Performance Schedule:
There are 6 weeks of performances of THE LITTLE MERMAID and 5 weeks of performances of A CHRISTMAS STORY. Evening shows start at 8pm every TUE, THU, FRI, SAT and 7pm on SUN. In addition, Matinee shows start at 1pm every WED and 1:30pm every SUN, plus added matinees on selected THUR & SAT. A CHRISTMAS CAROL has 10 total performances scheduled between December 3rd – 23rd on select days and evening.  The most current and complete performance calendar for all shows can be found at www.beefandboards.com

Audition Day is SATURDAY, MARCH 16th only, and by appointment only.
Sorry, there are no alternate dates offered at this time for those who cannot attend on March 16th.

The deadline to submit an online audition request is 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Click HERE to request audition appointment