Aloha Theatre will be conducting open auditions for volunteer performers from age 8 to 88 for Wonderland, the final production of the current season, on May 6 and 7. Wonderland is a new script by California playwright Susie Burke, based on the works of Lewis Carroll. Aloha Theatre’s production will be the world premiere of the play. Perusal copies are available for checkout, by arrangement with the Aloha Theatre office.
Director Jerry Tracy is planning for a cross-generational cast of approximately 25 performers. He is looking for children, teens, adults, and seniors. Children must be at least age 8, and be able to read well. Older actors will be encouraged to serve as mentors for specific younger performers. It is hoped that this “buddy system” will help the entire experience go as smoothly as possible for all participants. All roles are available, and include: Alice, Red Queen and King, Dodo, Duck, Lory, Eaglet, Caterpillar, Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, March Hare, Dormouse, Duchess, White Queen and King, White Knight, Pig Baby, Tweedledum, Tweedledee, Humpty Dumpty, Twin Alice, Daisy, Lily, Rose, and the Executioner. Some actors will play more than one character.
Auditions will be conducted at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, and Monday, May 7. Candidates need attend only one of the evening sessions. A possible invitational callback audition may be held on Tuesday, May 8, if necessary. Those auditioning should arrive on time and expect to stay two hours. Closed toe shoes are required and comfortable clothing and a water bottle are recommended. Each candidate will be asked to introduce themselves and deliver either a one to two minute memorized monologue or share a one to two minute account of a personal adventure. The remainder of the audition will consist of readings from the script.
Rehearsals will begin Monday, May 14 and will generally be conducted Monday through Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Not every actor will be needed at every rehearsal. Time commitment varies, according to the role. Cast members must be available for the rehearsal schedule with a minimum of conflicts, and must commit to the entire performance run, which is June 22 through July 1. The rehearsal and performance calendar will be posted at auditions. For more information, or to request a perusal script, call 322-9924.
Audition Schedule for the 2017-2018
|Show||Audition Dates||Callbacks (if needed)|
|24th Original Play Festival||July 8 & 9, 2017||TBD|
|Arsenic and Old Lace||August 21 & 22, 2017||August 23, 2017|
|The Rocky Horror Show||August 28 & 29, 2017||August 30, 2017|
|Miracle on 34th Street||October 21 & 22, 2017||October 23, 2017|
|Disney’s Beauty and the Beast||December 12 & 13, 2017||December 14, 2017|
|Pruning the Family Tree||March 5 & 6, 2018||March 7, 2018|
|Wonderland||May 6 & 7, 2018||May 8, 2018|