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Open to all actors, singers and dancers ages 12 to adult.

AUDITIONS: Sunday, July 10 @ the Lawrence Arts Center, Mainstage Theatre

  • Youth (ages 12-18), 3-4pm
  • Adults (ages 18+), 4-5pm

CALLBACKS:  Monday, July 11, 6-8 pm @ 10th & Mass Studios, Studio A


How do I prepare for auditions?

  1. Sign Up: Fill out this Audition Form
  2. Vocal: Prepare approximately 16 measures of music to sing. BRING SHEET MUSIC. An accompanist will be provided.
  3. Reading: Auditioners will be asked to read passages from Fancy Nancy the Musical.
  4. Monologue: Prepare a monolouge for this audition.
  5. Clothing: Wear clothing good for movement and dance.
  6. Other: Bring a water bottle.

What is the rehearsal & performance schedule?

Lead players will be called to most rehearsals, while ensemble members will have staggered calls at the beginning of the process.

REHEARSALS:  Tuesday, Sept. 6 – Sunday, Oct. 9

TECH WEEK:  Monday, Oct. 10- 13

PERFORMANCES:

Friday, Oct. 14 | 6 pm

Saturday, Oct. 15 | 11 am & 2 pm

Friday, Oct. 21 | 6 pm

Saturday, Oct. 22 | 11 am & 2 pm


What is the show about?

The musical is based on the book, Fancy Nancy and The Mermaid Ballet. Nancy is going to be in her first ballet show. She is hoping to be cast as a mermaid, but is disappointed when she learns she is going to be a tree. Savannah gets the part of the mermaid instead. Savannah is then injured in an accident that renders her unable to be in the show (she was on a bicycle when a cat jumped into her path.) Bree, her best friend, is awarded the part of the mermaid, leaving Nancy feeling jealous and confused. It all ends well — Nancy, with help, pulls herself together and is able to be happy for Bree and enjoy performing in her first ballet.

Click here to listen to the music from Fancy Nancy


The Cast

Nancy — Lead

A precocious little girl who loves tea parties, French, mermaids and teaching others how to be fancy; when her dreams of playing a mermaid in her first dance recital are crushed, she learns an even more important lesson.

  • Ages 14-35, to play an eight-year-old girl
  • Vocal Range: Strong mezzo-soprano mix

Bree — Lead

Nancy’s best friend; shares Nancy’s love of fanciness and tea parties; does her best to be a loyal friend, even when she wins the coveted mermaid role.

  • Ages 14-35, to play an eight-year-old
  • Vocal Range: Sweet mezzo-soprano mix

Rhonda

Wanda’s twin sibling; need not actually be twins; very into sports and competitive with each other.

  • Ages 14-35, to play twin eight-year-old
  • Vocal Range: Belter with great comedic timing

Wanda

Rhonda’s twin sibling; need not actually be twins; more tomboyish than Nancy; very into sports and competitive with each other.

  • Ages 14-35, to play twin eight-year-old
  • Vocal Range: Belter with great comedic timing

Lionel 

Friend of Nancy, Wanda, and Rhonda; an energetic class clown; not nearly as excited about fanciness as his friends but always ready for fun; leads the audience in a Shark Rap during the school dance recital.

  • Ages 14-35, to play an eight-year-old
  • Vocal Range: Tenor with great comedic timing

Mom 

A very plain mother, in comparison to her fancy daughter, who is always patient, kind and in awe of her marvelous girl. Works hard to keep her daughter happy and confident

  • Ages 25-45, to play Nancy’s mother
  • Vocal Range: Strong Soprano mix

Youth Ensemble

The Youth Ensemble will support various scenes, songs and dances throughout the musical.

  • Ages 12-18

Questions? Email Elizabeth Sullivan, Director of Performing Arts at elizabeth@lawrenceartscenter.org

Details

Date:
July 10
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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