James and the Giant Peach audition information

Hey everyone!

Auditions will be held on Saturday May 23 at the Boltenhouse Heritage Centre in the upstairs of the Octagonal House (29 Queen’s Road) from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.. No experience or advance preparation is required.

Below is a sample of a short monologue from the show in case actors want to read it for their audition, but as always, auditionees are welcome to prepare anything they want! Note that we are not producing the musical version of this show, so no singing is required.

James: We’d need hundreds of yards of string to make this work.. Silkworm! And Spider! You can spin! Can you make enough between you? And would it be strong? We’re going to lift this peach clear out of the water! We can use the seagulls! I’m going to take a long silk string and loop one end of it around the seagull’s neck. And then I’m going to tie the other end to the stem of the peach. Then I’m going to get another seagull and do the same thing again, and then another… there’s no shortage of seagulls. I will simply go on hooking them up to the stem until we have enough to lift us. It’s like balloons. You give someone enough balloons to hold, I mean really enough, then up he goes. And a seagull has far more lifting power than a balloon. But we’ve got to hurry! Look down there! Action stations! There’s not a moment to lose!

For more information, email productions.willothewisp@gmail.com

AUDITIONS: Alice in Wonderland 2014

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Mark your calendars! We are pleased to announce that this year’s auditions for W.O.W’s production of Alice in Wonderland will be taking place Saturday, May 24th.

Auditions will take place over one day (the 24th) from 10a.m. – 12p.m., 2p.m. – 6p.m. and 8p.m. – 10p.m. in the Sackville Public Library basement. They are open so anyone is free to audition and you don’t have to sign up for a spot in advance.

If you absolutely cannot make this day, then please email us at productions.willothewisp@gmail.com and we will do our very best to set up an alternative time for your audition!

Here are the suggested audition monologues:

WHITE RABBIT: Attention, attention, inhabitants and subjects and all other direct or indirect objects of Wonderland: fall to your knees and tremble before her majestic majesty, her royal regality, yes, folks, your favorite monarch of mean and mine, The One, The Only, Queen of Hearts!!!…. And, uhm, well, let’s not forget the King of Hearts. Yeah, him too.

ALICE: Why, how impolite of him. I asked him a civil question, and he pretended not to hear me. That’s not at all nice. [Calling after him] I say, Mr. White Rabbit, where are you going? Hmmm. He won’t answer me. And I do so want to know what he is late for. I wonder if I might follow him. Why not? There’s no rule that I mayn’t go where I please. I–I will follow him. Wait for me, Mr. White Rabbit. I’m coming, too!

QUEEN OF HEARTS: And just what do we have here, hmmmm? .. Silence! We speak the Queen’s English here, you nameless little whelp! .. You’ll be who I say you are and no one else, do you understand? Furthermore, you will not go anywhere until you beat me in Wonderland’s favourite pastime. And I don’t mean a game of croquet using upside-down flamingos instead of croquet mallets. My dear young girl, croquet is so nineteenth century. I want to play Simon Says!

Will O’ the Wisp 2014: Alice in Wonderland

1book24It is with great pleasure that Will O’ the Wisp can announce its upcoming adaption of Alice in Wonderland this summer!

Our show dates are set for July 17-20 with matinees on both Saturday and Sunday, in the historic Sackville Music Hall.

Rehearsals will begin around the first week of July with auditions and casting in May.
For more information on auditions, contact productions.willothewisp@gmail.com
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