Auditions for Sleeping Beauty, The Panto version 9
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A Family Show with music, dance and acting
roles for 27 adults, teens and children!
Thurs. June 13th 6:30 p.m. OR Fri. June 14th 6:30 p.m.
Reading - cold reading from selected parts of the play. You will be given time to read or have help with reading
Vocal - select a song - do only a short verse & chorus - Bring accompaniment (karaoke disc or data key or CD) as we will have the equipment
Dance - short dance sequence - you'll be taught it and will do it in groups with the choreographer
This is a great show for adults and teens to get on stage!
What It's About
A magical tale of Fairies, true love, curses and spinning wheels! The Princess Rose is about to celebrate her eighteenth birthday and the end of a long-standing curse put on her by the evil fairy Malicia. The future looks bright but the wicked fairy is not to be thwarted! Can Rose’s friends Nurse Nelly Nutmeg and court jester Jingling Jerry save her? Will she find true love with the dashing Prince Rhod? Can the good but somewhat scatter-brained fairy Forget-me-not remember how to aid the goodies? A traditional family pantomime packed with jokes, silliness and oodles of audience participation!
PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS - 9
(brackets indicate lines and involvement in songs)
Princess Rose - principal girl (girl or woman) (64 lines, 2 songs)
Prince Rhod - principal boy (the hero, usually a girl or woman in men's clothing) (84 lines, 4 songs)
Nurse Nelly Nutmeg - panto Dame (traditionally a middle-aged man dressed up) (215 lines, 5 songs)
Jingling Jerry the Jester - King Rowan’s fool and Nelly's sidekick (179 lines, 4 songs)
King Rowan of Floribunda - Rose’s father (27 lines, 1 song)
Queen Iris of Floribunda - mother to Princess Rose (14 lines, 1 song)
King Boris - father of Prince Rhod (56 lines, 1 song)
Malicia - evil fairy (man or woman) (122 lines, 2 songs)
Forget-me-not - good fairy (111 lines, 3 songs)
CHORUS - 18
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - Villagers (one line, 4 songs)
Chorus 7, 8, 9, 10 - Guards (one line, 2 songs)
Chorus 11 - CREATURE (Villager) (no lines, 4 songs)
Chorus 12 - Old/Young Guard (15 lines, 3 songs)
Chorus 13 - CHIRI (also Villager) (28 lines, 2 songs)
Chorus 14 - Fairy Tulip (2 lines, 5 songs)
Chorus 15 - Fairy Marigold (3 lines, 5 songs)
Chorus 16 Fairy Daisy (2 lines, 5 songs)
Chorus 17 Poof of Smoke
Chorus 18 Puff of Smoke
WHAT THE HECK IS A PANTO?!
Pantomime (informally panto) is a type of musical comedy stage production designed for family entertainment. It was developed in England and is still performed throughout the United Kingdom and (to a lesser extent) in other English-speaking countries, especially during the Christmas and New Year season. It is done is Canada!
Elements of a Panto
The pantomime today
Today the pantomime is traditionally performed at Christmas. It is a show for children, but grownups like it as well. Usually a well-known story is told, e.g. Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Pinocchio, The Three Little Pigs, Puss in Boots, The Musicians of Bremen, Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Snow White etc. There is a lot of spoken dialogue but there are also songs, and sometimes the audience join in. There are many traditions in pantomime. These are some of the main ones: