JACK & THE BEANSTALK
It's time for our second annual Pantomime! We're excited to be bringing this fun British tradition back to Scranton for another season.
What’s a pantomime? A classic tradition that originated in the United Kingdom, Pantomime, or "panto," is a highly stylized theatrical performance rooted in the method of "commedia dell arte." It is celebrated around the holidays and retells classic fairytales through farce, song, dance, and audience participation. Bundles of fun for all the family using comedy and glitz, pantomimes welcome all ages!
AUDITIONS CLOSE NOV 5 AT 6PM EST
We’re seeking to find five roles for our upcoming production:
JACK TROTTER - Hildy Trotters unfortunate son. Handsome and hapless Jack is our hero. Good comedy skills are a must. Singing and Dancing required. Can be played by any gender.
BARRY TROTTER - Hildy Trotters even more unfortunate son. The‘funny guy’ archetype who never gets the girl. Physical comedy is a plus. Singing and dancing is required.
LORD DILLY DALLY - The evil Landlord of Beanville. A malicious and greedy old man who wishes ill on the inhabitants of Beanville. Audience interaction skills are a plus. He will ultimately turn a corner and fall in love with our wonderful Dame.
DAISY DALLY - Lord Dallys eldest daughter, our Ingenue. Sweet and kind to all she encounters. She is under the thumb of her evil father. Hopelessly in love with jack. Singing and dancing skills a plus.
WINNIE THE MOO - Jacks beloved cow. A non speaking role that requires excellent physical comedy skills- potentially a musical number or two involved so singing skills a plus.
This production is running a flexible, “based on availability” rehearsal schedule as follows:
Rehearsals will take place according to actor availability in Scranton, PA between November 29th and December 7th, 2023.
We are seeking local hires, or those with NEPA connections for these roles, all applicants must be able to self report to Scranton, PA for rehearsals and performances. No housing is available. All applicants (except ensemble) must be 18+.
All applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless medically exempt) and able to show proof upon accepting the role.
Stipend circa $500.
Friday, December 8 @ 10:00am [Schools Performance] & 6:00pm
Saturday, December 9 @ 6:00pm
Sunday, December 10 @ 2:00pm
Friday, December 15 @ 6:00pm
Saturday, December 16 @ 2:00pm & 6:00pm
Sunday, December 17 @ 2:00pm
WHAT TO PREPARE
JACK TROTTER: Prepare a short cut of Go the Distance from Hercules.
BARRY TROTTER: Prepare a short cut of Go the Distance from Hercules and the side linked here.
LORD DILLY DALLY: Prepare a short cut of Take a Chance on Me by ABBA.
DAISY DALLY: Prepare a short cut of See the Light from Tangled.
WINNIE THE MOO: Prepare a short cut of Mr Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Submit your audition materials along with a headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6PM EST on Sunday, Nov 5. Applications received after this time will not be considered.
While we appreciate characters may be listed and written in a binary format with he/she pronouns, we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for any roles they most identify with.