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Kid Actors Needed for "Secret Garden" Auditions

Idaho Falls, ID, United States
ID: 571339Exp: 8/6/2024
Description:

Audition for the Fall production of "The Secret Garden". Seeking cast. Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. Additional info: Audition requirements: Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song done in the style of the show. An accompanist and speaker hookup will be provided. If you choose to use a prerecorded accompaniment please have it downloaded on your device. Please also prepare a 30-second monologue preferably utilizing an accent. Please Note: there is a production fee. Callbacks for those invited: Saturday, August 10, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Performance dates: October 17th, 18th, 19th, 21st and 22nd If you are interested, please apply.

22 roles

Mary LennoxFemale9-11 y.o.All ethnicities

One of the novel's two protagonists, Mary Lennox is a ten-year-old (in the book) girl who, after the death of her parents in India, is sent to live with her uncle in Yorkshire, England. Mary changes drastically over the course of The Secret Garden: she evolves from a spoiled, unloved and unloving creature to a girl who is full of spirit and surrounded by friends.

Colin CravenMale9-11 y.o.All ethnicities

Archibald Craven's ten-year-old (in the book) son and heir. He was born shortly after the death of his mother. It is feared that he will grow to be a hunchback like his father, and he has been treated as an invalid since his birth. Colin's childhood has been entirely bedridden, and his servants have been commanded to obey his every whim.

Dickon SowerbyMale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Dickon is alternately described as "a common moor boy" and "a Yorkshire angel"; he is both. Two years older than Colin and Mary (in the book), Dickon has lived on Missel Moor his entire life, and has a nearly magical relationship with the land and animals. He is the brother of Martha.

Martha SowerbyBoth genders15-17 y.o.All ethnicities

Mary's friend and maidservant, Martha is distinguished by her charming frankness and levelheaded approach to all aspects of life. Her simplicity and kindness are a great help to Mary upon the latter's arrival at Misselthwaite. In her very ordinariness, Martha represents the goodness of all the people of Yorkshire.

Ben WeatherstaffMale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ben Weatherstaff is a gruff elderly gardener who is only permitted to stay at Misselthwaite because he was a favorite of the late Mistress Craven. Although he is rather rough, Ben's essential kindness is fundamental to his character.

Archibald CravenMale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The master of Misselthwaite Manor, who suffers from a crooked spine. He has been in a crushing depression ever since the death of his wife, ten years before the story begins.

Lily CravenFemale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Archibald's late wife, who died ten years before the outset of the novel. She is described by all who knew her as the gentlest, sweetest, and most beautiful of women. Her spirit now haunts the manor.

Mrs. MedlockFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The head of the servants at Misselthwaite Manor, Mrs. Medlock is distinguished by her punctilious obedience of all of Master Craven's odd rules. Beneath her rigid exterior, she, like all the people of Yorkshire, is basically kind, but living in the gloom of the house has affected her ability to be compassionate to Mary when she first arrives.

Dr. Neville CravenMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Archibald's brother and Colin's uncle, he tends to Colin during the latter's illness. He is a bit stuffy and officious. Described as a weak man, he half-hopes for Colin's death so that he might inherit Misselthwaite. He’s a bit more of a villain in the musical than the book.

Mrs. WinthropFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Teacher/headmistress from a girls school.

FakirMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A Dreamer first seen alive in India. Speaks in Farsi. Muslim, “wonder worker,” lives off alms. Represents magic/miracles as Mary knew them.

AyahMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Indian nursemaid. As a dreamer (spirit), she may represent Mary’s memories of India, also a safe, caretaker role- compared to Martha, but the two are VERY different.

RoseFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Mary’s unmotherly mother. Likes to be admired and flirt and “party.”

Captain Albert LennoxMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Mary’s father. Makes more of an effort with Mary, but focus is primarily on Rose.

Lieutenant Peter WrightBoth genders17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Lieutenant Ian ShawBoth genders17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Major Holmes and ClairBoth genders17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

AliceMale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Rose’s friend

3-5 “spirit children”Both genders8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

ServantsBoth genders17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Colin’s nurseBoth genders17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Housemaid “Jane”Both genders8-18 y.o.All ethnicities