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BRAVO PRODUCTIONS

PETER PAN AUDITIONS

BRAVO PRODUCTIONS HAS MADE THE ARTISTIC DECISION TO PRODUCE A 60-MINUTE VERSION OF THIS BROADWAY SHOW SO THAT THE TEACHING OF MUSICAL THEATRE CAN THRIVE AT AN AGE APPROPRIATE LEVEL YET REACH PERFORMANCE LEVEL IN A LEGITIMATE THEATRE BEFORE A PAYING AUDIENCE. THE CAST REHEARSES TWICE A WEEK, WORKING WITH PROPS TO SMOOTH THE TRANSITION INTO THE THEATRE WHERE THE TECH ELEMENTS OF COSTUMES, SET, SOUND AND LIGHTS WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO A WORKSHOP PRODUCTION. THE PROCESS IS A FUN-FILLED EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY FOR MUSICAL THEATRE STUDENTS THAT ENHANCES THEIR THEATRICAL SKILLS AND VOCABULARY AT THE SAME TIME MAKING THEM CONFIDENT ONSTAGE PERFORMERS.

BRAVO PRODUCTIONS, INC.

www.bravoproductions.org

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: LAURIE LEVY ISSEMBERT

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: VALERIE ISSEMBERT

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR DANCE: LAURIE NEWTON

WEBSITE DESIGNER EMERITUS: BRYAN STOPAK

SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT: ERICA LOY

 

PETER PAN PRODUCTION TEAM

DIRECTOR:  VALERIE ISSEMBERT

Valerie is the Director of Theater Arts at Alexandria Country Day School in Virginia.  She has directed many of the recent shows for BRAVO PRODUCTIONS including Beauty and the Beast, Legally Blonde, Godspell, The Wizard of Oz and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with adult professional performers.  In 2019 she wrote and directed WITNESS THEATER, a theatrical journey that brings together Holocaust survivors and local students.  This collaboration culminated in a unique stage presentation demonstrating trust, mutual respect, shared understanding, friendship and an important educational legacy.  

MUSIC DIRECTOR:  AIMEE FAULKNER

Aimee is the 4th - 8th grade music teacher at Sheridan School in Washington, DC.  She studied Music Education at Salisbury University and has accompanied and music directed twenty musicals over the past eight years, including The Last Five Years, Hairspray!, Seussical and BRAVO's The Wizard of Oz most recently.

CHOREOGRAPHER:  ALEXANDRIA CLAPP

Alexandria has been a featured dancer in several regional theatre productions including CabaretDrowsy Chaperone, Mame, & Carousel. She was most recently seen as Schwartzy in BRAVO PRODUCTIONS’ 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Previous performance credits also include: Romeo and Juliet, All My SonsArcadia, The Glass Menagerie, Dancing at Lughnasa, As You Like It, & Taming of the Shrew. Offstage, Alexandria trains and develops teachers to deliver COGx cognitive enhancement programs to improve learning. She works with a diverse range of learning abilities, including learning differences e.g. dyslexia, ADHD, executive dysfunction; TBI, and gifted students seeking memory enhancement.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT:  MOLLY SYLVESTER

AUDITION SPECIFICS

For students in grades 4* (younger children see below) through 10**

Some roles may be double cast where appropriate in order to give students the maximum exposure to training and performance opportunities.

Older or younger students may be considered and cast at the discretion of the production team.

No prior experience is necessary but all auditions are competitive and depending on the experience of those who audition and a proposed cast size of 25-30, some students may not be cast.

*Students in grades 2 and 3 may audition with special permission from the Executive Producer.  If their performance skills and ability to focus and follow directions are deemed not sufficiently developed, they will be advised to wait and audition for the next production and BRAVO PRODUCTIONS will return their audition fee.

**BRAVO PRODUCTIONS is opening up the auditions and casting to PARENTS of current and former BRAVO students, as well as other area adult actors who want to participate.  Any adults who participate will be asked to pay a production fee of $250 which will cover costumes and administrative fees associated with the production.  It is up to the discretion of the production team IF they are cast (perhaps not all will be) and HOW they are cast (which roles are appropriate that don't interfere with BRAVO's mission which is primarily focused on children).  

FEES

$950 (includes costume fee and audition fee) 

Once tuition is paid, except if not cast, it is non-refundable. Payment plans will be considered and arranged. Please contact the Executive Producer at [email protected] for further information.

If you are unable to schedule an appointment and need an alternate time because you will be out of town or have an unavoidable prior conflict, please contact the Executive Producer at [email protected]

AUDITIONS

Sunday, March 1 (15 students per hour)  Newcomers should sign up for the 12:00 slot if possible and come at 11:40 am to meet the directors before the actual auditions. 

The Dancing Club, 5050-D Nicholson Lane, Rockville, MD

Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment (there is really no waiting room except outside) with your completed paperwork (audition sign in and conflict form) as well as a check for $150 made out to BRAVO PRODUCTIONS. Please attach a current photo if you are new to the BRAVO PRODUCTIONS community.

If you are selected to be a member of the cast and choose to do the show, your audition fee will be applied to your production fee and you will owe a balance of $800, due at the first rehearsal.

If you are selected to be a member of the cast and choose not to do the show, the audition fee is non-refundable.

If you are not selected to be a member of the cast, your audition fee will be refunded.

CALLBACKS

Callbacks will begin at 4:30 pm on Sunday, March 1.  These will be cold callbacks that require no prior preparation.  Not everyone will be called back.  The cast list will be emailed after the callbacks are complete and an acceptance or rejection by prospective cast members must be communicated by email to the Executive Producer at [email protected] by Monday, March 2 at noon.  If an acceptance/rejection is not received, alternate casting will be considered.  

DRAMATIC PREPARATION

Be prepared to "perform" your audition song. Performing means memorizing your selection if at all possible, thinking about "who" you are when singing the song, "who" you are singing to, "what" the song is all about (love, jealousy, fear, sadness, happiness, triumph etc.) and "what" you are trying to accomplish by singing this song. Songs appear in musical theatre to advance the story line of the show. Anyone singing a song in an audition setting is "performing" totally out of context and so the task is made more difficult. You have to create the "world" of the song with interpretation and delivery and "sell it" to those sitting behind the production table.

Check youtube.com for recent productions of PETER PAN and the internet to see the classic televised 1959 version with Mary Martin as Peter Pan.  Note:  BRAVO is mounting this ORIGINAL version of Peter Pan, in the condensed form of an MTI Junior show, but with the iconic songs and script that have become a beloved part of American culture. 

DANCE PREPARATION

Auditioners are requested to wear appropriate dance attire (black leotards and black jazz pants preferable with a  T-shirt) but no T-shirts with any writing or pictures of any kind, plus appropriate footwear (jazz slippers, jazz sneakers, ballet slippers). Auditioners will learn a short dance/movement combination.

MUSICAL PREPARATION

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song, any style or tempo but not from PETER PAN.   Bring sheet music, preferably in a 3-ring binder and an accompanist will be provided. Your selection should demonstrate your vocal range and abilities, but it is most important to choose something you love and that you are comfortable singing. Note: you may be asked to sing scales or other vocal exercises- no preparation required.

REHEARSALS (21 sessions) at the Dancing Club in Rockville (subject to change or update)

Sunday afternoons: 3:00 - 5:30 pm 

Monday afternoons: 4:30- 6:30 pm 

MARCH: 1 (auditions), 2 (first rehearsal), 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 

APRIL: 13, 19, 20, 26, 27  

MAY: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 25, 31

NOTE:  Due to the shortened rehearsal schedule, both the Monday at the end of MCPS Spring Break, April 13 and the Monday at the end of Memorial Day Weekend, May 25, are rehearsal dates and cast members are expected to be available.

 

TECH WEEK

JUNE 1 - 5, 2020

PERFORMANCES at THE RANDOLPH ROAD THEATER

JUNE 6, 2020 at 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM

JUNE 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM

CONFLICTS
Please review and complete the conflict form at the end of this notice prior to auditioning. All conflicts will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will be taken into consideration for the casting of the show. There can be no conflicts allowed during the week prior to tech week as well as during the actual tech/performance week without special permission from the Executive Producer. If a performer is forced to withdraw because of too many conflicts, no tuition will be refunded. It is important to the success of the production that families be totally upfront as to their availability. A reasonable effort will be made to accommodate all conflicts.

AUDITION SIGN IN (please review below - a pdf of the audition and conflict forms will be sent a few days prior to the actual auditions for completion because downloading this form online is difficult)

Remember to attach a photo if you are new to BRAVO PRODUCTIONS and bring sheet music in an appropriate key.

There is a $150 audition fee payable at the audition. Checks should be made out to BRAVO PRODUCTIONS.

If you are selected to be a member of the cast and choose to do the show, your audition fee will be applied to your production fee and you will owe a balance of $800 ($100 IF AN ADULT PERFORMER) at the first rehearsal.

If you are selected to be a member of the cast and choose not to do the show, the audition fee is non-refundable.

If you are not selected to be a member of the cast, your audition fee will be refunded.

Please print clearly and fill out completely.

Name________________________ Age____ Birth date____________

Grade (September 2019) ____ School__________________________

Home address_____________________________________________

City____________________State_____________Zip_____________

Home phone________________ Home parent email______________

Mother's name______________ Mother's cell phone_______________

Father's name______________ Father's cell phone________________

Other Parent_______________ Other Parent cell phone_____________

Performer's email_____________ Performer's cell phone___________

All production correspondence is handled through emails - ie rehearsal schedule changes. If parents want to include work email addresses, please list here _____________________________________

How did you learn of this audition?_____________________________

Are you currently taking voice lessons? Y/N Teacher______________

Are you currently taking dance lessons? Y/N Teacher_____________

Do you play a musical instrument? Which one?__________________

Do you have any special skills? (ie juggling, gymnastics)___________

CONFLICT FORM

Auditioner's Name__________________________________________

Auditioner's Email__________________________________________

Auditionee's Cell Phone____________________________________

Parent Email______________________________________________

Parent Cell Phone__________________________________________

I understand the rehearsal and performance schedule as set forth in the audition notice. I further understand that rehearsals are an essential part of performing and that BRAVO PRODUCTIONS is requiring casts members to attend ALL rehearsals, barring illness or a family emergency. All conflicts listed on this form will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will be taken into consideration in the casting of the show. No conflicts, however, are permitted during the week of the show.

All known conflicts must be stated at the time of the audition, and should a performer be forced to withdraw because of too many conflicts once the rehearsal process has begun, no tuition will be refunded.

Please mark one of the following statements:

____My child has no known conflicts at this time.

___My child has the following conflicts. Please list:

PETER PAN

Broadway's timeless classic musical that whisks you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up!

Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years and is now adapted for young performers.

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

Featuring the iconic songs, "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up" and "Never Never Land," and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan JR. is the perfect show for the child in all of us... who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up. 

CHARACER BREAKDOWN

 

Peter Pan

Peter Pan is a boy without a care in the world. Originally written for and cast as a female, this role is for a girl with a soaring can-do spirit who most certainly “won’t grow up!”  and who can do it all: act, sing, and be as physical as the part demands.

Wendy

Wendy is the eldest of the Darling children and has a certain maternal quality. Wendy is very bright, ever-practical and ready for an adventure with a warm presence and great singing voice. 

John

John is the middle Darling child and has an amicable and open presence. A little more proper than his younger brother, this actor is a singer who is the perfect complement to his siblings. 

Michael

Michael is the youngest Darling boy and seems to have unlimited energy coupled with good acting skills who easily portrays the youngest and most stubborn of the Darling children. 

Nana

Nana is a dog played by a human cast member.  This performer should have a knack for physicality and be comfortable making bold acting choices. 

Mrs. Darling (adult will be considered)

Mrs. Darling is the mother of Wendy, John and Michael, and she is the perfect picture of a mother who is a good actress and singer.

Mr. Darling (adult will be considered)

Mr. Darling is the father of Wendy, John and Michael, and he is a man with one concern: keeping his house in order.

Liza

Liza is the Darling’s housekeeper who always seems to be in a bit of a frenzy as she tries to keep everyone pleased. This is a great cameo role for a strong actress.

Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily is the fearless leader of the Brave Girls and is a good singer, dancer and actress.

Brave Girls

The Brave Girls, including Brave Girl #1, Brave Girl #2, Small Brave Girl and others are a group of Neverland inhabitants. They are a fun bunch of girls who dance and are as strong as they are kind.  

Lost Boys 

The Lost Boys are a group of lads who live in Neverland without a care in the world! Strong singers and actors will be cast in the roles of Nibs, Slightly, Curley, Tootles, Twin #1 and Twin #2 (identical or not) and others.

Pirates (adults will be considered)

The Pirates are a gaggle of villains who are looking to cause some trouble.  Noodles, Cecco, and Starkey are all are cameo roles

Captain Hook (adult will be considered)

Captain Hook, the leader of the Pirates, has a bone to pick… or rather a Peter Pan to hook! and must have great comedic timing. Though Captain Hook is the villain of the show, he’s also a bit of a clown who just can’t seem to get what he wants. He has to be as treacherous to the Lost Boys as he is a complete wimp around the Crocodile.

Smee

Smee is Captain Hook’s sidekick who wants nothing more than to see Captain Hook succeed in his evil plotting.

Crocodile

Like Nana, the Crocodile is a silent part for a young performer who can take a leap and become the wickedest beast that ever was!

Date: 03/01/2020 (Sun.)

Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

Location: THE DANCING CLUB - 5050 Nicholson Lane, Rockville

Created by:   Laurie Levy Issembert
 
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Available Slot

12 noon (first timers should audition now) (15)

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7 of 15 slots filled
Felix Bernstein
age 9, grade 4
Maeve Toomey
Maeve Toomey age 9 3rd grade
Julie Noskow
Sophie Noskow (age 8/ 2nd grade)
Nava Silverman
Bethanne Bond (2)
Eden Gerstenblith

1:00 pm (15)

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4 of 15 slots filled
Ellie Strisik
Ellie, Grade 6, Age 12
Baila Churilla
Alexandra White
Waverly White Thoppil
Monica Conroy
6th grade -12 year old

2:00 pm (15)

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14 of 15 slots filled
Sage Ossman
Sage, 3rd Grade
Paige Korb
Bethany, Age 10, Grade 5
Reyna Farber
Nadia 5th grade/age 10
Ayla Gerstenblith
Age 9, 4th grade
Kailey Zuckerman
Grade 5
Sharon Alexander
Izzy Alexander, 7th Grade
Shara Zuckerman
Grade 8
Lexi Rogers
10 5th
Betsy Schuman Dodek
Becca Dodek, 11, 5th Grade
Gabrielle Scherr
11 yrs/6th grade
Kylie Scherr
8yrs/3rd grade
Stacy Cantor
Ethan Cantor, 9 in April, 3rd grade
Elie Eyal
9, 4th grade
Ellen Spiegel
Chloe Spiegel 5th grade

3:00 pm (15)

adults only

 
3 of 15 slots filled
Adam Gerstenblith
Sharon Alexander
Sharon Alexander
Naomi Gerstenblith

AUDITIONS FOR THOSE WITH MARCH 1 CONFLICTS (15)

we may ask you to submit a video audition - details to follow

 
3 of 15 slots filled
Lindsey Bragin
Mackenzie Bragin
Jordan Block
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