Audition Opportunities

The Castaways Repertory Theatre is a volunteer organization, a member of the Prince William County Arts Council, NVTA (formerly the Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance) and WATCH (the Washington Area Theatre Community Honors).  Castaways  is a community theatre, there is no pay involved.  Partial funding is provided by a grant from Prince William County.

AUDITION INFORMATION

We do color-, gender-, and age-blind casting. The actor’s abilities are more important than their race, gender, and age for every role in the show. The only exception is when children are required or where historical accuracy or traditional roles outweigh blind casting. Both seasoned actors and first timers are encouraged to audition.

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Summer 2020 Youth Theater

Castaways

Production of Disney’s

THE LITTLE MERMAID

Music by ALAN MENKEN
Lyrics by HOWARD ASHMAN & GLENN SLATER
Book by DOUG WRIGHT

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film
produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker
and written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements

Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions

Director Lucas Berg

Auditions: Wed, May 6, 2020, 6:00 – 9:00 pm; Sat, May 9th, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm.
Callbacks: Mon, May 11th, 6:00-10:30 pm.


Mainstage* Performances: Jul 31, Aug 1,7, 8, 14, 15,  2020 at 8:00 pm.
Aug 2, 9, 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

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Fall 2020

Director Michelle Matthews

Email to: littlewomendirector@castawaystheatre.org

Auditions: Thu, Jul 9th 6:30-10:00 pm; Sat, Jul 11th, 2020 4:00-6:30 pm.
Callbacks: Tue Jul 14th, 6:30- 10:30 pm.

The Story:
All the charm of Louisa May Alcott’s classic coming-of-age 1869 novel. This delightful and intimate play will be a treat for mothers, daughters, and granddaughters. Little Women focuses on the four teenaged March sisters and their mother, Marmee, who live in a new neighborhood in Concord, Massachusetts in genteel poverty. Having lost all his money, their father is acting as a pastor, miles from home, involved in the American Civil War. The women face their first Christmas without him.

According to literary critic Sarah Elbert, when using the term “little women”, Alcott was drawing on its Dickensian meaning; it represented the period in a young woman’s life where childhood and elder childhood were “overlapping” with young womanhood. Each of the March sister heroines had a harrowing experience that alerted her and the reader that “childhood innocence” was of the past, and that “the inescapable woman problem” was all that remained. Other views suggest that the title was meant to highlight the unfair social inferiority, especially at that time, of women as compared to men, or, alternatively, describe the lives of simple people, “unimportant” in the social sense.

The Cast: 7 women, 3 men

WOMEN
Jo March: The second of the four sisters. A passionate and determined young author, struggling to find her place in the world.

Amy March: The youngest sister who yearns for a sophisticated life. Amy is the baby of the family and is used to getting her own way.

Meg March: The eldest and the most traditional of the sisters. Prim and proper, but romantic and sweet natured.

Beth March: The second youngest of the sisters. Timid and musical, Beth encourages and helps her sisters selflessly.

Marmee March:  As mother, Marmee is the backbone of the March family and manages to remain strong in spite of the difficulties she faces.

Hannah:  March’s long time housekeeper and dear friend.

Aunt March:  A formidable and haughty great-aunt to the March sisters, exasperated by Jo’s lack of propriety.

MEN
Theodore “Laurie” Laurence:  Lonely and charming boy next door who becomes firm friends with the March family.

Mr. March:  Father of the March girls, Mr. March is a kind, soft spoken family man who serves in the war as a Chaplain.

Mr. John Brooke:  Laurie’s tutor. A reserved and hard working young man who only shows his tender side when he falls in love with Meg.

Mainstage* Performances: Sep 25, 26, Oct 2, 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm.
Sep 27, Oct 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

* the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building auditorium, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191

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If you have any questions or would like to volunteer and help out in any capacity (training is available), please email  the Show Director at the email address above or email info@castawaystheatre.org or call the Castaways number 703-232-1710.

Rehearsals: Ferlazzo Building, Woodbridge.

• Rehearsals Schedules will be based on cast availability. Actors are called only when needed.
• Dates may be subject to change according to Weather, Space Availability, Etc.
• Any conflicts not listed after final production schedule has been developed is on the actor/actress to resolve; otherwise attendance is still required.
• Closed Rehearsals:  Cast, Crew, and Production Staff Only. No guests allowed without Director authorization.

Note: Rehearsal dates may be subject to change. Keep checking this page and/or Facebook Specific Production cast page for more specific information as the audition date approaches.

*Ferlazzo Mainstage Location Map and Directions: Please see Directions under the “Productions” tab above.

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Volunteer Opportunities: If you are not interested in acting, we are always looking for technical help, skilled and unskilled; training will be provided. Persons interested in helping should contact the director.

For every production we need Audition Staffing, Producer, Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, Set Designer/Construction, and Props.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A PERFORMER TO GET INVOLVED!!

We welcome all interested participants into our membership.

Technically experienced or willing to learn, we can hook you up!

Interested in doing or learning about design, stage management, directing, crew, front of house or other areas of our organization?

Interested in working on the technical side of one of our productions this season?
Please contact our technical director: td@castawaystheatre.org

We require everyone that is cast in, or working on our productions, join as members. Please contact our membership chair: membership@castawaystheatre.org (See Membership page.)

For a complete list of contacts click here on Contact us
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This local community theater is known for such productions as Fiddler on the Roof, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, The Great Gatsby, Godspell, My Fair Lady, The Miracle Worker, South Pacific, Hello Dolly, Raisin In The Sun, The Music Man, the Neil Simon comedy Barefoot in the Park, and Shakespeare’s Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, and Romeo and Juliet.

Date published: March 18, 2020