COME BE A PART OF OUR HCT FAMILY!
Come Play a Role by auditioning for a part this production. We look forward to meeting you (or seeing you again)!
Hendricks Civic Theatre is proud to present upcoming auditions for Charlotte’s Web
WHO: Because of the subject matter of this show, it is not recommended that anyone under the age of a current freshman in high school audition. All student roles can be played by adult (over 18) actors who look high school age. The musical is PG-13 due to subject matter, language, and bullying. However, since the production is a musical, delivery of the heavier scenes has a more nuanced impact.
HOW: Please sign up for an appointment time and join us on Sunday, May 21 or Monday, May 22 to audition in the Auditorium at Avon Middle School South, Door 7.
PREPARATION: Please prepare a 32-bar song cut and a dramatic monologue (less than 1 minute) for the audition. An accompanist will be provided. You may also be asked to read. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, May 23. It is only necessary to attend one of the two audition dates.
Rehearsals & Performances
The show will be presented at
December 1-3 and December 8-10, 2017
This will be an extended run with two shows on each Saturday
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it…
Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn’t been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production. Now, the show’s original authors have joined with director Stafford Arima (Altar Boyz) and MCC Theater for a newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision of this gripping tale. Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose)..
CARRIE WHITE: Female Mezzo-Soprano, A painfully shy outsider who, in spite of her best efforts to belong, has been the victim of her classmates’ cruel jokes since childhood, as well as her mother’s strict, biblically-ordained control at home. She transforms from ugly duckling into graceful – and then vengeful – swan. Vocally, she must be capable of lyrical sweetness as well as fierce power.
MARGARET WHITE: Female Soprano, Carrie’s mother: A woman of visceral extremes, she balances her fervent religious convictions with equally sincere true-believer spirituality and tender, maternal love for Carrie. Like Carrie, with whom she shares several duets, her voice must range from expressive and melodic to ferocious and frightening.
SUE SNELL: Female Mezzo-Soprano, A straight-A student who’s been popular her entire life, she’s remarkably level headed for her age. Her unthinking participation in a cruel act of bullying causes a crisis of conscience that leads her on a journey to try to right things. Vocally, she has a pop ballad voice that delivers sweet sincerity and strength.
CHRIS HARGENSEN: Female Mezzo-Soprano, Rich, spoiled-rotten, and wickedly funny, Chris is a popular beauty whose arrogant self-assurance makes her believe that the rules don’t apply to her. Loaded with sexual dynamite, she has serious daddy and anger management issues. Her voice is pop-rock percussive and powerful.
MISS GARDNER: Female Alto, Mid-30’s, this girls’ P.E. teacher can be a strict disciplinarian if necessary, but when Carrie arouses her maternal instinct, she surprises herself by also revealing a protective “fairy godmother” side. Her voice is warm and strong, just like the woman.
TOMMY ROSS: Male Tenor, Popular star athlete, valedictorian, and all around stand-out, he’s the boy that all the girls want to be with, and all the boys want to be. Yet he also has unexpected, quirky sensitivity and is just starting to mine his personal life and feelings – a budding poet. His voice should have an effortless pop quality.
BILLY NOLAN: Male Baritone, Now in his sixth year in high school, Billy’s a sexy, stupid-like-a-fox bad boy whose wise mouth troublemaking has led him to spend more time in detention than in class. All these qualities make it easy for his girlfriend Chris to manipulate him to do her bidding. His voice is that of a wailing rocker.
MR. STEPHENS: Male Baritone, Late-30’s, this well-intentioned English teacher and guidance counselor struggles to help his students realize their potential. A dedicated educator, he’s stretched thin in his duties, woefully underpaid, and a bit overwhelmed as to how to handle the Billy Nolans of the classroom combat zone.
SUE’S INTERROGATORS: Either Gender Ensemble Spoken
FREIDA: Female Mezzo-Soprano, Sue’s brainy pal, she’s an easy-going, get-along follower and a tireless extracurricular committee volunteer.
NORMA: Female Mezzo-Soprano, Mean, gossipy, and a shameless suck-up to authority, Norma is second-in-command to Chris’ queen bee.
HELEN: Female Mezzo-Soprano, Giggly and easily shocked, her immaturity and need to belong make her the perfect example of the herd mentality.
GEORGE: Male Tenor, Tommy’s jock wingman since childhood, George idolizes him. Perhaps a little too much
STOKES: Male Ensemble Tenor, A bit of a nerd, he’s happy to be included as one of Tommy’s posse.
FREDDY: Male Ensemble Tenor, The wise-cracking class clown and official yearbook photographer, he can’t believe any girl would ever give him the time of day.
OTHER KIDS AT SCHOOL: Ensemble