[See Auditions for PIPPIN below Dr. Wonderful]
Sunday Feb 6, 2022
THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF DR WONDERFUL (AND HER DOG!)
Book and Lyrics by Lauren Gunderson
Music by Bree Lowdermilk
Directed by Moira O’Sullivan
Musical Direction by Robert Tomasulo
Dates: First rehearsal: 4/4/2022
Synopsis: THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF DR.WONDERFUL (AND HER DOG!) is a play with original music that will take families on a fun and exciting journey through space. This educational and entertaining detective noir follows a young diva of discovery and her diligent dog as they explore the world of science from her bedroom and beyond! Today, Dr. Wonderful gets a message that a famous “super star” will go missing, and they are hired to save them. Who is the super star (the sun), why are they missing (solar eclipse), and how will they save them in time (by traveling throughout the solar system?) While solving the mystery Dr. Wonderful, Newton, and Ben cruise the solar system, save the day going the speed of light, and get back in time for dinner (and dessert.)
SEEKING: An ensemble of actors aged 18-35 with strong pop/rock vocals and movement experience to bring this scientific adventure to life. Looking for performers with high energy and good comedic timing, with a flair for the dramatic. Ability to rock out like it’s Madison Square Garden while also teaching important lessons to young audiences. As it is a short rehearsal period, actors should be able to learn complex music quickly.
Dr. Wonderful – A young girl with glasses and lab coat. Curious, energetic, ambitious, and incredibly intelligent. Truly values her friendships.
Newton – A dog dressed like her, a loving but hyper friend. Goofy and loyal, can be a bit territorial. A great partner-in-crime.
Ben – Her best human friend, also loving and hyper. Smart, sweet, and maybe a little sweet on Dr. Wonderful…
Mom – So kind, cool, and clever. She’s a mom with moxie. Incredibly supportive of her daughter and her ambitions.
Female Swing – To cover Dr. Wonderful/Mom, and potentially Newton/Ben. Will be asked to provide live background vocals during performances.
If you would like to schedule an audition time and to receive audition materials, please send your headshot and resume to Sean Harris at Sharris@playhousetheatregroup.org
LOCAL AUDITIONS FOR PIPPIN
LOCAL AUDITIONS FOR PIPPIN ARE ON MARCH 6, 2022. AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO AUDITION, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR HEADSHOT AND RESUME TO SEAN HARRIS AT SHarris@PlayhouseTheatreGroup.org YOU WILL THEN BE GIVEN AN AUDITION TIME, INFORMATION AND MATERIALS.
Location: Playhouse on Park, West Hartford CT
Director: Sean Harris, Darlene Zoller
Musical Director: Colin Britt
Choreographer: Darlene Zoller
Rehearsal Date(s): 06/14/2022-07/05/2022
Preview Date(s): 07/06/2022, 07/07/2022
Opening Date(s): 07/08/2022
Closing Date(s): 08/21/2022
As told by an ensemble led by the manipulative and charming Leading Player, Pippin is the story of a young man who is searching for his own “corner of the sky.” Pippin returns from the university certain that he will find a fulfilling purpose in life. He dabbles in bloody battle, licentious and lusty sexual entanglements, and saavy political maneuvers, only to discover that true happiness is more complicated than he thought.
Rate: AEA: GAA: $646/wk plus h and p
NON AEA: $490/week
Local housing and transportation a plus.
The roles of Pippin and Charlemagne are cast.
We are a fully vaxxed and boosted company and require the same for our guest artists. All CDC and AEA guidelines in regards to Covid are followed.
This show requires that you must be comfortable wearing body conscious clothing and open to close physical contact with other cast members. This is a very interactive show and the director/choreographer will ensure everyone feels safe with the blocking and concerns have been heard.
[ LEADING PLAYER ] 30 to 60 years old, all ethnicities male or female.The ultimate LEADER. Masterfully charming and manipulative, borderline conniving. Confident. Full of wisdom but uses it for the wrong reasons. The Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. Excellent mover. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience. Vocal Range: Db3 - Ab4 OR Ab3-F5. Strong Dance Skills a MUST. AEA or NON AEA
[ FASTRADA ] 35 to 55 years old, all ethnicities female. Pippin’s conniving stepmother, she is both beautiful and smart. Devious, crafty, cunning, untrustworthy. Dedicated to gaining the throne for her darling son, Lewis. Vocal Range: A3 - F5. Strong Dance Skills Required. AEA or NON AEA
[ BERTHE ] 35 to 75 years old, all ethnicities female. Pippin’s saucy grandmother. A brassy woman full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest. Vocal Range: E3 - C5. Moderate Dance Skills Required. AEA or NON AEA
[ CATHERINE ] 18 to 36 years old, all ethnicities female. A young widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him. Vocal Range: F#3 - D5. Strong Dance Skill Preferred. NON AEA.
[ LEWIS ] 18 to 27 years old, all ethnicities male. Charlemagne and Fastrada’s son. Strong and not bright. Pippin’s half-brother and after Pippin, heir to the throne. Addicted to the physical, Lewis loves weightlifting, Lewis loves wrestling, but most of all, Lewis loves Lewis. Requires good physicality. Strong Dance Skills Preferred. NON AEA.
[ PLAYERS ] 18 to 40 years old, all ethnicities male or female. Followers of the Leading Player. Willing to step into any role to help lead Pippin to the ultimate finale. Looking for a diverse ensemble of strong dancers and singers with the skills to bring something unique to the table. Dark. Edgy. Sexy. Tumbling a plus. A collaborative personality a must. NON AEA.
PLEASE SUBMIT HEADSHOT AND RESUME BY FEBRUARY 20, 2022 to Sean Harris at Sharris@PlayhouseTheatreGroup.org with the role for which you would like to be considered.