Looking for Teens for “Romeo and Juliet” Show
Teenagers ages 13-18 are being sought for the show "Romeo and Juliet." Kindly refer to the details provided below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. About the project: The prologue of Romeo and Juliet calls the title characters “star-crossed lovers”—and the stars do seem to conspire against these young lovers. Romeo is a Montague, and Juliet a Capulet. Their families are enmeshed in a feud, but the moment they meet—when Romeo and his friends attend a party at Juliet’s house in disguise—the two fall in love and quickly decide that they want to be married. A friar secretly marries them, hoping to end the feud. Romeo and his companions almost immediately encounter Juliet’s cousin Tybalt, who challenges Romeo. When Romeo refuses to fight, Romeo’s friend Mercutio accepts the challenge and is killed. Romeo then kills Tybalt and is banished. He spends that night with Juliet and then leaves for Mantua. Juliet’s father forces her into a marriage with Count Paris. To avoid this marriage, Juliet takes a potion, given her by the friar, that makes her appear dead. The friar will send Romeo word to be at her family tomb when she awakes. The plan goes awry, and Romeo learns instead that she is dead. In the tomb, Romeo kills himself. Juliet wakes, sees his body, and commits suicide. Their deaths appear finally to end the feud. Additional info: September production and 2023-2024 season opener. Preceding auditions, a reading of the play will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the theater. Callbacks will be held the following weekend. The play has more than 25 parts. The play also requires a few musicians (ideally playing mandolins) with small or no speaking parts. The directors would like teen actors to play the title roles. Please see the attachment for details. If you are interested please apply.