I am looking for an ensemble of only 15 people to play 92 parts though out the play. Creating the places our scenes travel to. We need vagrants, rich people, reporters, NYers, Hollywood types, seagulls, shark puppeteers, plants who come alive and dance, and more.
The ensemble makes the environment of the play come alive. They fill the space with each of the personalities they play. The Ensemble in some places gets a bad name because often they are made to feel they are less than people that are “leads”. Not at GO-FAME! We are all part of the ensemble that gathers to tell the story.
Dictionary .com defines an ensemble in theatre as “an approach to acting that aims for a unified effect achieved by all members of a cast working together on behalf of the play, rather than emphasizing individual performances.”
We choose shows that have our ensemble interacting in many scenes with the entire cast.
James and the Giant Peach is a great example of an ensemble piece!
You will be playing at least 4 different characters. Some with songs, some with dances, a few with lines. Each a defined person or animal with a different costume. Can you say quick change?
You are joining us with only four weeks left of rehearsal so we will need you to attend every rehearsal you are scheduled for. This along with a discounted participation fee makes it the perfect time to join us for the first time or join us again for a great show experience.Schedule, fees, and more information you need is available on this link
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Auditions are free of charge and open to the public. All auditioners must be at least 8 and under 19 years old at time of audition.
1. Participation Fee
Major Musical: $225 per participant
Studio Show: $150 per participant
(discounted rates are available for families with 3 or more participants)
2. You will also need to write a Volunteer deposit check for your volunteer hours.
Major Musical: $200 deposit
Studio Show: $150 deposit
Add'l Performers: $50 deposit
3. We are able to offer a limited number of scholarships through grants and the generosity of donors. Payment plans can also be arranged. Please contact us for more information.
Costume rental fee is included in your participation fee and covers rental, cleaning and materials to build your child's costume. All costumes remain the property of GO-FAME.
To keep participation fees affordable, we ask for your time as a volunteer.
* Preshow: Tasks such as costumes, props, set construction, and more.
* Show: Cast supervision, stage crew, concessions and more.
* Load-in: bringing sets, costumes to performance facility
* Strike: clearing everything out of the performance facility
Major Musical (two parts)
(1) 20 hours Preshow or 4 Show shifts
(2) Load-in OR Strike
(1) 10 hours of Total Work (can be combination of Preshow and Show)
(2) Load-in OR Strike
Studio Show (two parts)
(1) 15 hours of Total Work (can be combination of Preshow and Show)
(2) Load-in OR Strike
If you have more than 1 performer in the show, we ask you to work either 5 additional preshow hours or 1 additional show shift for each additional performer.
GO-FAME is committed to the safety and protection of all participants, volunteers, audience members, and staff. We conduct criminal background checks of all volunteers and staff who have direct, supervisory contact with minors participating in our programs. All production staff members are cleared using LiveScan fingerprint-based background checks. Volunteers are cleared through Verified Volunteers.
GO-FAME does not require a certain number of ticket sales but we depend on ticket sales to fund the shows. You will want your family and friends to see your show.
*New this show we will reward a prize to the person who has sold the most tickets for each week. Flyers will be sent home with details!!
Attendance at all rehearsals you are scheduled for is mandatory unless we cast you with excused absences on your calendar. We are unable to cast performers who have too many conflicts. Unexcused or last minute absences may result in removal from a lead role or exclusion from the scene rehearsed while absent.
GO-FAME is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation.
Office address:2005 Palo Verde Ave, #218, Long Beach,CA 90815
Dress nicely for your audition. Clean and comfortable.
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Print this and bring to Rehearsal on Tuesday
Ladahlord M/F - Mysterious magical person. Seems to control what's happening. Serves as narrator though out the story.
Needs to be charismatic and can sing and dance well sings G3 to Gb5
James- M or F (must be played as boy.) A Young boy on an epic quest sings G#3 to E5
Lady Bug - F motherly figure with a regal demeanor and great singing voice A3 to D5
Grasshopper - M Leader of the Insects. Fatherly to James. Sing and Dance sings A3 to C5
Spider - F Clever older sister type Spunky sings B3 to C5
Earthworm- M/ F? a coward that has a crazy song and dance number. quite the character sings B3- A5
Centipede- M grouchy pessimist about everything. sings G3 to F#5
Spiker and Sponge - F the scary aunts Spiker is described as the brains, tall and thin and Sponge shorter and loves to eat.
Great character roles. sings F3 to E5
Zoo crowd 3 have lines M/F
Matron Nurse at orphanage F
Billy and Bobby Bobby Cops of Scotland Yard played as Male
The Vagrants 4 have lines M/F
Garden chorus all
Reporters m/F 1 has lines
Ladies F 1 has lines
Hollywood Agents 1 with lines
Willy Wonka, and Oopa-Loompas
Sharks and Seagulls need dancers and movers
The New Yorkers 4 speaking and group of screaming women