Audition for Peter Pan!

August 7, 2017 

Audition for Peter Pan!

PETER PAN – REIMAGINED!

YOUTH AUDITIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND SHOW THIS SUMMER!

WE ARE ALMOST FULL FOR STUDENT SUBMISSIONS! SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO BY APRIL 1st!

  • Classes and rehearsals begin August 7th (Monday-Friday) with possible weekend rehearsal times for group numbers with full cast or leading roles. Rehearsals will be held in the beautiful Emmanuel Episcopal Church (285 Lyons Plain Rd., Weston) Monday-Friday 12-5pm for youth and 6-9pm for adults. Saturday and Sunday times TBD. 
  • August 26 & 27 - Three performances of the musical Peter Pan in Fairfield Theatre Company’s   “Warehouse Theatre”.

Tickets can be pre-purchased by sending an email to info@nptheatre.org with your request for the number of tickets you would like.  Adults $35     Youth $17.50 – Groups 10 and over  ($30 each). Our staff will contact you with instructions on payment.)  

Please view our short video that describes last year’s Oliver! and this year’s Peter Pan production for a complete view on our “Collective Impact” productions!

EXTRA!  EXTRA!  

Participants will also be included in: 

  • Intensive workshops with Broadway pros and rehearsals with adult cast
  • NPT’s professional film documentary
  • Work with “Green Screen” and professional commercial director
  • Classes with professional fight choreographer, makeup artists, stage and lighting craft, producers and agents.

Music Director: Paul Bogaev (Grammy award winning music producer: Film: Chicago, Dreamgirls, Across the Universe; Broadway: Aida, Spiderman, Tarzan, Bombay Dreams, Les Miz, Cats, Chess)

Stage Director:  Marty Marchitto (Yale Repertory Theatre, Clarence Brown Theatre, Lake Erie Ballet, Opera North, Connecticut Musical Theatre, Illinois Repertory Theatre, Illinois Opera, Saybrook Stage Company,  Barrow Civic Theatre, Academy Theatre, Opera North and professor at Manhattan College)

Producers:  Kristin Huffman (Broadway: “Company”- Tony award winning) and Scott Bryce (Film/TV: Emmy award nominee currently in The TV show, “The Good Fight”)

Commercial Producer/Green Screen:  Mark Holleran (Commercial clients: Best Buy, HBO, Kmart, Ebony – winner of two Telly Awards)

THE EXPERIENCE

  • THREE weeks of intensive workshop and rehearsals with Broadway performers Kristin Huffman, and Paul Bogaev and professional director, Martin Marchitto and professional choreographers.
  • Rehearsals will be held in the beautiful Emmanuel Episcopal Church (285 Lyons Plain Rd., Weston) Monday-Friday 12-5pm for youth and 6-9pm for adults. Saturday and Sunday times TBD. Rehearsals will be held in the beautiful Emmanuel Episcopal Church (285 Lyons Plain Rd., Weston) Monday-Friday 12-5pm for youth and 6-9pm for adults. Saturday and Sunday times TBD. 
  • Workshops will be interspersed with master classes by agents and other guest stars from Broadway such as Phantom, Hamilton, Finding Neverland, Frozen, and Wicked.
  • Three shows of the musical Peter Pan at Fairfield Theatre Company’s “Warehouse Theatre” with elements that reflect today’s music and dance as well as a visit to volunteer with Bridgeport Council of Churches soup kitchen and pantry.  Last year this was a highlight!
  • The entire cast will participate as volunteers at a soup kitchen on August 17th.

THE DETAILS

ACTING INTENSIVE

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS DUE APRIL 1st. First round of auditions are video submissions, send to info@nptheatre.org

Ages:  10 years to 19 years old must submit a 2 minute video (from your iPhone or Droid is fine) with:

  1. Introduction by student
  2. Short clip of singing, dancing or acting. Younger students may be admitted by special permission only. 

The first 10 students to apply and be accepted will be considered for scholarships. 

Cost for all of the above:  $799

Applications received before April 1st will receive a discount and only pay $725 

               (Other Partial Scholarships may be available based on talent or need) 

ANYONE who has participated in SO YA WANNA BE A BROADWAY STAR is eligible for partial scholarship.

**Youth will rehearse and attend classes Monday-Friday 12:00-5:00pm starting Aug 7th with some weekends–TBD up to the performance.

In addition to working on Peter Pan with director Martin Marchitto, music director Paul Bogaev, and choreographer Maria Cherniske, the youth will also take part in focused classes.

Dialect coaching (British, Cockney, Scottish, etc) with Johanna Morrison: B.Ed degree-with distinction, from the Victoria University of Manchester and is an Associate of the Drama Board of Great Britain, A.D.B. and an Associate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, A.L.A.M. Currently Faculty in the Theater Division of the Hartt School (19 years) where she teaches Voice and Speech and Phonetics and Accents and Dialects and coaches the majority of in-house productions requiring accents.

http://www.hartford.edu/hartt/about-us/faculty/theatre/johanna-morrison.aspx

Movement and ensemble building with Tracey Moore: Two National B’way Tours: Camelot with Richard Harris, and the role of Emma Goldman in Ragtime. Off-Broadway in Señor Discretion by Frank Loesser, I Will Come Back. Tracey’s book, Acting the Song:  Performance Skills for the Musical Theatre is in its second edition. http://www.hartford.edu/hartt/about-us/faculty/theatre/tracey-moore.aspx

Film and TV audition with Scott Bryce: Emmy nominated and currently on the CBS TV show “The Good Fight”.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0117302/

Commercials and Green Screen/Video with Mark Holleran: Owner of Holleran Media Productions, LLC, Telly Award winner as video producer with clients such as Pepsi and Best Buy. http://www.holleranmedia.com

Broadway Auditions with Kristin Huffman: Artistic Director NPT and Broadway performer in the Tony Award winning production of “Company”. Faculty at the Hartt School (Musical theatre division) www.kristinhuffman.com

Stage Combat:  Stephen Amato is a NYC based director, writer, teacher, producer, and fight director with more than fifteen years of experience. He has worked in many of the leading regional theatre’s including Ford’s Theatre, Hartford Stage, and Paper Mill Playhouse, as well as throughout NYC including The Public Theatre, New World Stages, Theatre Row, and many more. He recently directed and co-wrote a new one woman show with and starring TONY Award winner Lena Hall and also co-directed and wrote the first ever narrative short film utilizing a 360 camera and 3D sound.  He is currently in development with a new one man show titled, “Ghostlight,” and is a proud member of SDC.

Puppetry with Linda Wingerter:  Multi-disciplinary artist and graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Her paintings and sculptures are contemplations on the hand-made arts, nature, solitude, wonder, love and longing. She re-spirits natural and reclaimed materials into wistful ruminations and objects of affection.

Miming and Stage Movement with Karl Gestayer: Karl served as the executive director for 4 years at the Klein Memorial Auditorium, a 1400 seat performing arts center in the heart of Bridgeport, CT. One of Karl’s proudest achievements has been the creation of an extensive arts education program free to Bridgeport students.  In the twenty years prior to becoming a teacher at Hamden Hall, Karl was an executive director, a producer for casino shows in Atlantic City, NY and CT, a stage manager, technical director, sound and light board operator, stage carpenter, company manager, theater electrician and is experienced all aspects of theater. He has run two theater companies, taught theater at university, high school and middle school levels, toured with road shows throughout North America, worked as an electrician revamping large and small theater lighting systems all over Connecticut, created new theater spaces, made a living as a working actor, supplied work for other working actors and created new theater pieces as a writer, director, choreographer and is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association. As an educator Karl has served in various capacities. At Quinnipiac University he worked as an adjunct professor teaching performance fundamentals and as the technical director for their shows at The Long Wharf Theater in New Haven CT. Karl is a US Navy veteran who proudly served in a helicopter squadron on the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy.

Makeup by Natives: Professional makeup artist will design the “Natives” makeup for the show in a class with the youth.

Headshots by lorahhaskins.com  and The Studio thestudioperformingarts.com. Each youth will have a professional headshot of their own after this class.

Various Skype “appearances” by working actors TBD!

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

This year we are offering the chance to one non performing student to get an “Assistant Director” credit and to work with both Martin Marchitto and Paul Bogaev personally during the rehearsals and show.  

Cost:  $699 

Must work well with professional guidance and mentoring as well as on own. Please submit a letter of inquiry to info@nptheatre.org detailing your interest.

These positions will be considered “internships” as you will be working closely with professionals.  You will also be involved in all the above activities.

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* Local Adult additions later in the Spring for featured adult roles.


NPT mission statement:  New Paradigm Theatre Company a professional theatre fostering creative problem solvers, leaders, and global citizens through theatre arts education and productions

PETER PAN is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI.

www.MTIShows.com