2016 Children's SeriesThe 2016 Children's Theatre Series will include the following productions. All Children's Theatre Series productions are performed in the Burdine Johnson Studio Theatre.
Jack and the Beanstalk
A Christmas Carol
The 2016 Children's Theatre Series was brought to you in part by:
September - Measure for Measure
August - A Midsummer Night's Dream
July - Cinderella
June - Shrek: The Musical
March - Aladdin
February - Narnia: The Musical
December - A Christmas Carol
November - To Kill A Mockingbird
September - Snow White & Rose Red (Children's Series)
September - Godspell
August - As You Like It
June - The Wizard of Oz
April - The Frog Prince (Children's Series)
March - Sleeping Beauty (Children's Series)
February - Hamlet
December - A Monster Carol
November - Nuncracker
September - A Midsummer Night's Dream
September - Goldilocks & 3 Bears (Children's Series)
August - Richard III
June - Beauty & The Beast
May - Hansel & Gretel (Children's Series)
March - Rapunzel (Children's Series)
February - Robin Hood
December - A Monster Carol
November - Into The Woods
September - Cymbeline
September - Peter Pan (Children's Series)
August - Julius Caesar
June - Sound of Music
May - Little Red Riding Hood (Children's Series)
March - The Princess & The Pea (Children's Series)
February - The Elephant Man
AuditionsThe EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens is holding auditions for our Spring indoor show, The Secret Garden, the Musical on Monday, September 19th. Character descriptions and vocal ranges listed below.
All roles are open, and all auditioning will need a one minute monologue of their choosing and 12-16 measures of a song, to be performed with either piano accompaniment or a karaoke track, no acapella please. Please email Bridget Gates at email@example.com to set up an audition time. Callbacks will be invite only and will take place on Saturday, September 24th.
This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers", spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
WINNER! 1991 Tony Award® for Best Book of a Musical
NOMINEE! 1991 Tony Awards® for Best Musical and Best Score
WINNER! 1991 Drama Desk Award for Oustanding Book of a Musical
NOMINEE! 1991 Drama Desk Awards for Oustanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics
Characters and vocal ranges (many actors will be playing multiple roles):
LILY - Female, 28-38 (Range: Soprano, Bb3-D6) Mary's aunt and Archibald Craven's wife. Died of a tragic accident within her garden and metaphorically haunts the walls of Misselthwaite Manor.
MARY LENNOX - Female, 10 (Range: Young Voice, Ab3-D5) A ten year-old girl sent to live with her uncle, Archibald, when her parents die from cholera in India. Quite the curious explorer, and often finding herself in trouble. Stubborn and always fighting for what she believes in.
MRS. MEDLOCK - Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Archibald's housekeeper. As cold as the Misselthwaite Manor.
DR. NEVILLE CRAVEN - Male, 35-45 (Range: Baritone, C3-F#4) Archibald's brother. Trapped by the idea that he is responsible for the caretaking of Colin. Even though he was never loved back by Lily, he is still in love with her. This adds to his unwillingness to move on and leave Misselthwaite.
MARTHA - Female, 18-30 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt, G3-D5) A faithful housemaid. Grew up near Yorkshire and has the accent to prove it. Although she is from a lower class family, her wisdom is often far beyond her age.
ARCHIBALD CRAVEN - Male, 35-45 (Range: Baritone, C3-A4) Mary's uncle and lord of Misselthwaite Manor. He has a hunch-back. Haunted by the past and afraid of the future, he locks himself away both physically and mentally. Mary painfully reminds him too much of his wife, Lily, who died ten years ago.
BEN WEATHERSTAFF - Male, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible, E3-D#4) Head gardener. Secretly entrusted to take care of the garden after Lily's death. Knows a great deal about the history of the garden and the grounds it sits on. He has worked for the family for many years. He calls himself "an old man."
DICKON - Male, 16-25 (Range: Tenor, D3-G4) Martha's younger brother. Looks after the sick plants and animals within the Misselthwaite grounds-including Mary. He is a young man who is between the world of child imagination and adult reasoning. Befriends Mary and convinces her to take care of the Garden.
COLIN CRAVEN - Male, 10 (Range: Young Voice, A3-E5) Archibald's ten year-old son. Spent his life in bed due to a heart condition. He is very stubborn and throws temper tantrums to get what he wants. He believes his father hates him for causing Lily's death.
MRS. WINTHROP - Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Headmistress of a private school. Prides herself on nurturing girls with tempers. Mary seems to be more than she can handle.
The Following characters, referred to collectively as the Dreamers, are people from Mary's life in India, who haunt her until she finds her new life in the course of the story. They are free to sing directly to us, appearing and disappearing at will.
ROSE LENNOX - Female, 28-38 (Range: Soprano, A3-D6) Mary's mother. A "dreamer" from the past who doesn't understand how her sister Lily could truly love Archibald. Very loyal to her husband and refuses to leave India during the cholera outbreak that takes her life.
CAPTAIN ALBERT LENNOX - Male, 30-40 (Range: Tenor, D3-A5) Mary's father. Tries to send Rose out of India during the cholera outbreak.
ALICE - Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Rose's friend.
LIEUTENANT WRIGHT - Male, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Officer in Mary's father's unit.
LIEUTENANT SHAW - Male, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Fellow officer.
MAJOR SHELLEY - Male, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Officer.
MRS. SHELLEY - Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Major Shelley's wife.
MAJOR HOLMES - Male, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Officer.
CLAIRE HOLMES - Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Major Holmes' wife.
FAKIR - Male, Age Flexible (Range: Tenor, C3-B4) Itinerant Hindu ascetic.
AYAH - Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Mary's Indian nanny.
The EmilyAnn Theatre is thrilled that they have been awarded the following awards by Broadway World & Austin Entertainment Weekly!
Theatre of the Year (Local)
Best Cast of a Musical (Local) for Beauty and the Beast
Best Featured Actor in a Play for Heath Thompson in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Best Musical (Local) for Beauty and the Beast
Best Young Adult Actress (Local) for Mikayla McIntyre in Beauty and the Beast
Person to Watch (Local) for Bobby DiPasquale
Click here for the full article and full list of awards!