Accolade Community Theatre Audition Notice
How to Eat Like a Child
Based on the book by Delia Ehron
Music & Lyrics by John Forster
How to Eat Like a Child is a hilarious musical romp through the joys and sorrows of being a child.
Directors: Rachel Cross and Marit Gaspar
CAST OF CHARACTERS
GEORGE - the leader; a rock and roller; must have strong voice
BILLY - George’s Sidekick
COREY - the comedian; does not need to sing well
RACHEL - bossy; dramatic; strong singer
ANDY - a very good singer
REBECCA - does not require much singing
ARLENE - older sister to Kimberly and Arlene
PAULA - younger sister to Kimberly and Arlene
BRANDON - youngest cast member
Saturday, OCTOBER 28th, 9am-3pm
Auditions will be held, in person, at the First Presbyterian Church Richardson, 271 N Walton St, Richardson, TX 75081. Please sign up for auditions on our website. Enter on the south side of the building where the portico is located. We will have a sign and a volunteer at the entrance.
Please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled audition time. Parents may wait in the lobby or come in and watch the audition. We encourage parents to ask their child’s preference prior to auditions. Every student is different and some audition better with parental support and some prefer to audition without their parents present.
Each student should prepare a one minute cut of a song of their choice. They will need to bring a device with backtracks of the song to the audition. Additionally each student needs to memorize one of the provided monologues below.
- Please, Mom, please. Just this once. I'll only ask once. I promise, if you let me watch this show, I'll go to bed the second it's over. I won't complain. I won't ask for a drink of water. I won't ask for anything. Please. If you let me do this, I'll never ask you anything again. Never, Please, Mommy, please. You are the nicest mommy. You are the sweetest, nicest mommy. I promise I won't be cranky tomorrow. I promise I'll go to bed tomorrow at nine. Please. Please. Please. Why not! Just give me a reason. I told you I'll be good. I told you I'II go to bed. Don't you believe me? Don't you trust me? Some mom - doesn't even trust her own kid. Look, I'll just close my eyes and listen. I won't even watch it! Oh, Mom, why can't I?
- Oh, yes, my dessert. Actually, I usually eat my cupcake first. Sometimes I even eat it on my way to school. Like this. It's important to get as much frosting on your face as possible. Kids don't use napkins. Kids use shirts.
- Insist that you don't have to go to the bathroom. If your mother points out that sometimes you think you don't have to go and then it turns out that you do, claim that you just went. Once you're in the car, draw an imaginary line down the back of the front seat, across the floor and up the back seat. Tell your sister not to cross the line. Shortly after the car leaves the driveway, announce that you have to go to the bathroom, and deny kicking your sister.
- Wander around the house trying different seats. Say, "I'm so bored, I've never been so bored, I'm going to die of boredom, there's nothing to do." Your mother will suggest all sorts of games that you might like to play. Say, "Nah, I don't feel like it" to everyone. Open the refrigerator, look inside, close the refrigerator Look in your mother's dresser drawers.
A mandatory parent meeting will be held Wednesday, November 1st at 5:30pm during the first rehearsal. In this meeting we will explain the heart and vision of Accolade Community Theatre, as well give expectations of students and families involved. We will also have a Q & A to answer any and all questions.
REHEARSAL LOCATION AND SCHEDULE
Rehearsals will be held Wednesdays 3:30 to 6pm at First Presbyterian Church Richardson, 271 N Walton St, Richardson, TX 75081. The first rehearsal will take place Wednesday November 1st. Rehearsals will not take place on 11/22, 12/20 & 12/27 due to the holidays. An additional rehearsal will be held Saturday 2/24 from 10am to 3pm.
All performances will be held at Addison Theatre Center, 15650 Addison Rd, Addison, TX 75001
TECH / DRESS WEEK:
Please mark Tech / Dress dates in your calendar as they are mandatory and crucial to the performance. If your child is unable to attend any of the rehearsals listed below, please make sure to list all conflicts on the registration form prior to auditions. Missing Tech/Dress Dates may possibly affect casting. All Tech Week rehearsals will be held at the performance venue.
TECH / DRESS DATES:
Monday, February 26th: Set Load In
Tuesday, February 27th: Tech/Dress 4 to 8pm
Wednesday, February 28th: Tech/Dress 4 to 8pm
Thursday, February 29th: Tech/Dress 4 to 8pm
Friday, March 1st @ 7pm
Saturday, March 2nd @ 2pm
Saturday, March 2nd @ 7pm
Sunday, March 3rd @ 2:30pm
Thursday, March 7th @ 7pm
Friday, March 8th @ 7pm
Saturday, March 9th @ 2pm
Saturday, March 9th @7pm
COST: $50 FOR FIRST TWO CHILDREN, $25 EACH ADDITIONAL CHILD
Our heart is to provide affordable theatre for students so we strive to keep our cost minimal. The cost of the show helps us cover the cost of the show expenses. If your student needs a scholarship or you would be willing to offer a scholarship to another student please let us know. Payment is due prior to the first rehearsal on November 1st. You may pay by check, Zelle, or PayPal. An invoice will be sent to you via email if you wish to pay via PayPal.
Additional costs associated with the show is the cost of costumes. Most costumes should be simple and something your child already has in their closet . Tickets must be purchased anytime you are seated in the auditorium to watch the show. Ticket prices are $12 per show. There will also be an opportunity for students to purchase show t-shirts, accolade ads in the program for students, concessions, etc.
PARENT VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT
Accolade Community Theatre is a volunteer-run organization. We rely on parent involvement to help keep kids safe and ensure that our rehearsals and performances run smoothly. You will be asked to volunteer at 2-3 regularly-scheduled rehearsals, as well as take volunteer shifts during tech week and performances. In total, volunteer time may add up to around 20 hours over the course of the semester. We understand that there are different seasons of life and that there may be special circumstances. We are certainly willing to work with you! But please be aware that participating in a play with Accolade does involve a family time commitment.
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