Auditions

The Magic Flute - The Panto

Company: White Rock Players’ Club

Director: Dianna Harvey

Production dates: November 30th - December 23rd, 2022

Audition Date:

Saturday, August 6th: 2pm-4pm at THE PLAYHOUSE 1532 Johnston Road!

 

Please bring a resume & headshot if you have one. Please prepare a short song to sing for us! Bring a backing track or recording to sing along to

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Everyone aged 17 and up is welcome!

We encourage submissions from artists with a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. We encourage anyone to audition for any role as we will be casting on who is best for the role. No roles have been pre-cast.

It is preferred that all members of the cast and crew be fully vaccinated to ensure the safety of all concerned. All provincial Public Health Orders will be strictly adhered to. This is a non-Equity production (all participation is on a voluntary basis), but we are open to casting Equity actors. It is up to the individual to apply to Equity and obtain an exemption.

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Synopsis:

Tam, our clumsy and nervous hero, is thrown into a surprising adventure, along with his pal Poppi, who is always looking for true love. Together, they cross paths with a mysterious Queen, a lovable King, a spooky giraffe, a beautiful girl, a feathered friend, and a helpful fairy who watches over all their shenanigans. Toe-tapping songs and spectacular dance numbers add to the fun!

 

Character breakdown:

 

Mama Dayus: 30+ The Dame: Usually cast Male. Mama knows best, and she can’t wait to tell you all about it. She’s bold and brassy, but kind-hearted. Improv skills a must. Large acting/singing role and an average amount of dancing.

Buttons the Cat: Any age, any gender. Mama Dayus’ sidekick, Buttons is sassy and sarcastic, but is always the voice of reason. They talk directly to the audience, and take part in several songs/dances.

Tamino: 18-24, The Lead Boy: Any gender. Tam is handsome and faithful, but terminally clumsy and nervous. Requires good comedic timing and physical comedy. Strong singer.

Pamina: 18-24, The Lead Girl. Female: Pam is smart, brave and true. She cares about the environment and is an independent young woman.  Strong singer. 

Papageno: 20-30, A Birdcatcher. Male: Poppi is Tamino’s companion. Jaunty and playful, he cares only about food, comfort, and finding a girlfriend. Strong singer & dancer.

Papagena: 18, A beautiful bird lady: Pippi is searching for friends and self-worth. Strong singer & dancer.

 

Queen of the Night: 30+, The Surprise Villain, Female: The Queen is very smart and cunning, and a bit scary. She’s also Pamina’s mom, and the enemy of Sir Rascal. Strong singer and strong stage presence needed.

 

Sir Rascal: 40+, King of the Sun, Male: Benevolent, kind and reassuring, Sir Rascal is the ultimate father figure. Strong singer, minimal dancing required.

 

Fairy Piccolo: Any age, any gender: The traditional Panto fairy, they are sweet, helpful, and speak directly to the audience. Minimal singing, no dancing required.

Chorus: Any age, any gender: Chorus members play many roles: villagers, Sir Rascal’s men, forest animals. They sing and dance in many of the big numbers. Strong singers and dancers. Chorus members will also act as Understudies for various lead roles.

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