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"The Quiltmaker’s Gift" Show Seeking Kids

Folsom, CA, United States
ID: 553608Exp: 10/1/2023
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Kids are being sought for "The Quiltmaker’s Gift" show. For further information, please refer to the details provided below. About the project: A mysterious old woman lives in the misty mountains, making beautiful quilts for the poor. Meanwhile, the greedy king is desperate to find happiness, assuming it will come from one of the many presents he has demanded from his subjects. When the old woman refuses to give the king a quilt, she starts him on a journey of self-discovery that takes them both on a whimsical adventure. Additional info: REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: November 6th – December 7th. Monday through Thursday from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. PERFORMANCE DATES: December 9th – December 30th. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM. Sundays at 7:00 PM. PLUS additional special shows for the holiday season! December 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, & 30 at 4:00 PM. WHAT TO BRING: - A short song with backing tracks on your phone. There will be no accompanist -A headshot and resume if you have them. - A complete list of any conflicts you have during the rehearsal schedule. *There can be no conflicts during tech week or performances.* If you are interested, please apply.

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4 roles

The KingMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

This is a wonderful character role. The King has numerous solos and duets, and the person should be an experienced vocalist. However, even more important than strong vocal skills is the ability to portray the King with a great deal of fun and a range of emotions. This is a non-dancing role, but the person should be able to move easily and smoothly on stage.

The ChildBoth genders7-12 y.o.All ethnicities

This is a non-dancing role with only a few lyrics at the end of the show, but still must be able to carry a tune. Experience on stage is a plus. This character is physically on stage throughout the entire show so the actor should be able to be still for long periods of time.

The BearMale13-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The Bear has a scene of about 8 minutes. It may be cast as one of the chorus members, but I would prefer it to be an individual actor. The bear has one delightful solo. You should be a good vocalist with a baritone or bass range. Some dance experience is desirable but is not mandatory. Tall and stocky is a plus but we will consider any size if you meet the other requirements. This actor will also play the role of the King’s Aid in one other scene.

ChorusBoth genders13-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Soprano, Alto, Bass, Tenor. These four roles are a very important part of the play. They are the King’s ragtag soldiers in much of the show, but also play other roles throughout. They are the thread that keeps things moving. They are usually seen together. Dancing experience is a plus although dancing is minimal. Good vocal skills, particularly within a group, are necessary. We are looking for a wide diversity in physical appearance, size, and personalities in the final grouping.