5/20 & 27 - AUDITIONS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN in BUD, NOT BUDDY (show dates April 19-29, 2018; director is away for winter months and is planning ahead.)
2 Saturdays, May 20 and 27, 10 am to 2 pm at Riverwalk Theatre
Bud, Not Buddy is the story of ten-year-old Bud Caldwell who is on the run from abusive foster homes in a quest to find his father, and gets into all kinds of trouble along the way. In this story filled with uncanny wisdom and humor, Bud navigates a world of confusing expectations. Set in Michigan during the depression, Bud, Not Buddy is a coming-of-age tale for young and old alike.
(All characters are African-American unless designated otherwise. Ages are approximate.)
Bud Caldwell – 9-14, orphan, intense and searching for his father
Billy – 9-14, orphanage bully
Bugs – 8-13, orphan, Bud’s best friend, talkative, adventurous
Jerry – 6-10, orphan frightened and growing up fast
Todd Amos – 9-14, spoiled bully
Young Momma – 8-12
Deza – 10-12, female, nice, confident, takes an immediate liking to Bud
The audition will consist of short readings from the script and role-playing. Perusal Scripts available at the theatre office, Tues-Friday, 10am-5:30pm
Adult auditions for this show are Sunday/Monday September 9-10; seehttp://www.riverwalktheatre.com/auditions.html for role listings.
5/20-21 - AUDITIONS & CREW SIGNUP FOR CORALINE
presented by Riverwalk’s Young Artisan Workshop for actors and crew volunteers aged 10-18
Young Artisan Workshop production
Directed by Sadonna Croff
Audition Dates: Sun & Mon, May 21&22 at 6:30 pm.
Audition forms will be given to parent/guardian to be completed and signed at the audition parent orientation on May 21 and 22.
Show Dates: July 20-23, 2016 (4 days only!)
Synopsis: Adapted from the beloved novel Coraline by Neil Gaiman, this original musical by Stephen Merritt & David Greenspan tells the story of Coraline Jones, a young girl who has just moved with her parents into a new flat in an old house. Bored by her colorless surroundings and her busy parents, Coraline goes exploring and discovers a door unlike any in the house – a magic door that, when unlocked, reveals a passage to a strange world like her own, but with one key difference: all the grownups have black buttons for eyes. This new world seems to offer all she wants: parents who are keenly interested in her, toys that sing and dance, neighbors who get her name right. But as this parallel world becomes increasingly unsettling, Coraline must learn the true meaning of bravery to save her parents and herself.
Cast of Characters:
Coraline: a girl
Mother: Coraline’s mother
Father: Coraline’s father
Cat, a cat- he can talk (in the other flat)
Miss Spink: Coraline’s downstairs neighbors, former actresses, elderly, round
Miss Forcible: Coraline’s downstairs neighbors, former actresses, elderly, round
Mr. Bobo: Coraline’s upstairs neighbor, circus background, East European
Other Mother: a gruesome entity
Other Father: a thing made by Other Mother
Other Miss Spink: parodies made by Other Mother, thin
Other Miss Forcible: parodies made by Other Mother, thin
Other Mr. Bobo: parody made by Other Mother, fetid
Policeman: a genial if understandably skeptical public servant
Winged Girl: children behind the mirror, souls discarded by Other Mother
Dogs: belonging to Miss Spink and Miss Forcible- Angus, Hamish, Andrew, Jock and Bruce
Other Toys: inventions of Other Mother
Other Dogs: parodies made by Other Mother, they can talk
Rats: creatures of Other Mother- black, brown or gray
Mice: musicians in Mr. Bobo’s mouse circus, white
Important Information: For the audition, children will read from the script and be taught a song. Please do NOT prepare a song for the audition.
Perusal Scripts available at the theatre office, Tues-Friday, 10am-5:30pm