Chaffin's Barn

Open Auditions for NEWSIES & ELF: THE MUSICAL

Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre 

announces

OPEN AUDITIONS for the REGIONAL PREMIERES of

NEWSIES

 &

ELF: THE MUSICAL!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28 from 10 AM to 5 PM

at CHAFFIN'S BARN, 8204 hwy 100, Nashville 37221

Auditions will consist of a vocal audition only.

DANCE CALL: Sunday, April 29 at 2 PM.

You must be at least 18 years old to audition.

IF ALL SLOTS ARE FULL, YOU MAY ARRIVE AT CHAFFIN'S BARN ON THE DAY OF THE AUDITION AND PUT YOUR NAME ON THE WAITING LIST. WE WILL MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO SEE EVERYONE WHO SHOWS UP.

Please prepare 32 bars of an up-tempo song.

An accompanist will be provided.

Please make sure your music is in the correct key. No charts.

Please bring a headshot, resume, and all possible rehearsal conflicts with you to auditions. Performance conflicts are not permitted.

NEWSIES will be directed by Martha Wilkinson. Music Direction by Rollie Mains. Choreography by Everett Tarlton. Roles available for 16 men* & 4 women. The role of Medda and one "newsie" is cast. 

*Newsies may be cast as young women. 

Rehearsals will begin September 3, 2018 and be held during the day, typically from 10AM - 5PM.

Performance dates are September 20, 2018 through October 27, 2018.

Performance Schedule: Select Wednesdays at Noon, Thursdays at Noon, select Thursdays at 8PM, Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 8PM, and select Sunday matinees at 2PM. Actor Call is one hour prior to curtain.

SYNOPSIS:

New York City, 1899. Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. But when the prices of “papes” are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but “open the gates and seize the day!” Led by charismatic Jack and independent, young newspaper reporter Katherine Plummer, the Newsies form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of the New York World. Can a group of idealistic newsboys win against a foe as powerful as acclaimed publisher Joseph Pulitzer? Inspired by the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike, Newsies is an ebullient, joyful, and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice. With a funny, poignant book by Harvey Fierstein and stunning music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman -- including the show- stopping Seize the Day, power ballad “Santa Fe” and lovely new songs like Katherine’s “Watch What Happens -- Newsies is a classic with the power to inspire.

 ROLES:

-Jack Kelly: [Lead/Late Teen- Young Adult/Mover/Tenor C3-G4/ New York Accent]

-Katherine Plumber: [Lead/ Young Adult/ Mezzo-Soprano E5- A3/Belt]

-Davey Jacobs: [Supporting/ Late Teen-Young Adult/Dancer/ Tenor G4-C3]

-Les Jacobs: [Supporting/Preteen-early teen /Mover/ Tenor]

-Crutchie: [Supporting/Late Teen-Young Adult/ Mover/ Tenor G4-C3]

-Joseph Pulitzer: [Supporting/ Adult-Mature/ Non-dancer/ Baritone]

-Albert: [Feat. Ensemble/ Late Teen-Young Adult/ Adv. Dancer/ Tenor G4-C3]

-Specs: [Feat. Ensemble/ Late Teen-Young Adult/ Adv. Dancer/ Tenor G4-C3]

Male Doubling Ensemble Roles:

-Henry/Morris

-Finch/ Oscar

-Romeo

-Elmer/ Scab/ Spot

-Mush/ Scab/ Darcy

-Buttons/ Scab/ Bill

-Sniper/ Scab

-Wiesel/ Roosevelt/ Bunsen/ Cop Snyder/ Jacobi/ Seitz/ Cop Mayor/ Nunzio/ Cop

Female Doubling Ensemble Roles:

-Nun/ Bowery Beauty/ Passerby

-Nun/ Bowery Beauty/ News Costumer Hannah/ Nun

 

ELF: THE MUSICAL will be directed by Martha Wilkinson. Choreography by Everett Tarlton, Musical Direction by Rollie Mains. Roles available for 7 men, 1 male teen, 3 women, 5 male and/or female ensemble, & 3 youth ensemble. 

Rehearsals will begin October 29, 2018 and be held during the day, typically from 10AM - 5PM. NOTE: some rehearsals may take place in the evenings

Performance dates are November 15, 2018 through December 29, 2018.

Performance Schedule: Select Wednesdays at Noon, Thursdays at Noon, select Thursdays at 8PM, Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 8PM, and select Sunday matinees at 2PM. Actor Call is one hour prior to curtain.

SYNOPSIS:

William "Buddy" Hobbs, a young orphan child, mistakenly crawls into Santa Claus' bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. After discovering the baby, Santa and his elves decide to raise the child as an elf. Years later, Buddy finds out that he's actually a human being and, at Santa's prompting, heads off to New York City in search of his father, Walter Hobbs.

Faced with the harsh reality that Walter is on the naughty list and his half-brother, Michael, doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his birth family and help New York City remember the true meaning of Christmas.

ROLES:

Buddy

Born a human but raised at the North Pole as a Christmas Elf, Buddy is eager to find his place in the world. He is a child at heart and that child-like curiosity makes him both endearing and gets him into trouble.

Gender: male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Jovie

Buddy's girlfriend. She works at Macy's and has a bit of a cynical outlook on life and love because of the men she's dated. She is caught off guard by Buddy's genuinely big heart.

Gender: female

Age: 25 to 30

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Walter

Buddy's workaholic father. He is a Children's book writer but lacks any of the childlike spirit that Buddy has. He is selfish, tense, and generally angry with life.

Gender: male

Age: 55 to 65

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Emily

Walter's wife. Though she is sweet and willing to take him in, she thinks Buddy is crazy at first. Wishes her husband would spend more time with the family.

Gender: female

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Michael

Buddy's stepbrother who is excited to have a new friend and brother. Unlike his mother, he doesn't take much convincing to have Christmas spirit, but like his mother, he wishes his father would spend more time with the family.

Gender: male

Age: 12 to 16

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Deb

Walter's secretary. Takes an instant liking to Buddy simply for the novelty of it. Though she aims to please and is a bit of a suck-up, she feels under appreciated.

Gender: female

Age: 25 to 55

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: D4

Manager

A heavy-set manager at Macy's. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by.

Gender: male

Age: 35 to 40

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Greenway

Walter's boss. He is what Walter will become if he continues down the path he is on. A tyrannical, workaholic who cares nothing about the people around him or who work for him.

Gender: male

Age: 55 to 65

Santa

Just another workingman. Loves his job and Christmas, but also likes to kick-back and watch the game when a rare opportunity arises. A natural storyteller.

Gender: male

Age: 65 to 80

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Chadwick

One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job, and perhaps the dumber of the two.

Gender: male

Age: 40 to 50

Matthews

One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job and is the schemer of the two.

Gender: male

Age: 35 to 40

Ensemble

Mrs. Claus, Elves, Charlie, Shwanda, Mr. Narwhal, Teenager, Employees, Security Guard 1&2, Customer 1&2, Saleswoman, Store Elf 1&2, Fake Santa 1&2&3, Boy, Mother, Policeman 1&2, Sarah, Jim, Vendor, Waitress, Charlotte, Man, Woman

ALL ROLES ARE PAID.

Please email Martha Wilkinson at [email protected] with any questions.

Full and fair casting considerations will be given to ethnic minorities, women, seniors, and actors with disabilities.

 

Date: 04/28/2018 (Sat.)

Location: Chaffin's Barn

Created by:   Chaffin's Barn
 
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10:00am - 10:05am  

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10:05am - 10:10am  

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10:10am - 10:15am  

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Kayla Petrille
Newsies and Elf
10:15am - 10:20am  

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10:20am - 10:25am  

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Jessica Medeiros
ELF: The Musical
10:25am - 10:30am  

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Cruz Elliot
Newsies
10:30am - 10:35am  

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Abby Wyatt
10:35am - 10:40am  

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Kate Pierson
10:40am - 10:45am  

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Sarah Farrell
10:45am - 10:50am  

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Carlie Breese
Carlie Breese
10:50am - 10:55am  

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Megan Castleberry
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Noah Clark
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Chilton Stewart
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11:25am - 11:30am  

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Amy Holt
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11:30am - 11:35am  

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Jared Miller
Jared Miller
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Lauren Proctor
Lauren Proctor
12:00pm - 12:05pm  

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Caleb Wertz
12:05pm - 12:10pm  

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Bobby Hogan
12:10pm - 12:15pm  

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Molli Kate Vinson
Molli Kate Vinson
12:15pm - 12:20pm  

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Lexi Nimmo
Lexi Nimmo
12:20pm - 12:25pm  

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12:25pm - 12:30pm  

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Alan Smith
12:30pm - 12:35pm  

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Rebecca Weiler
12:35pm - 12:40pm  

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Pacer Harp
Pacer Harp
12:40pm - 12:45pm  

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Jacob Young
12:45pm - 12:50pm  

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Gia Nappo
1:00pm - 1:05pm  

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Nessa Survant
Nessa Survant
1:05pm - 1:10pm  

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Brittany Louie
Brittany
1:10pm - 1:15pm  

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Hallie Beth Long
1:15pm - 1:20pm  

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1:20pm - 1:25pm  

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Kimberly Wolff
1:25pm - 1:30pm  

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Abigail Nichol
1:30pm - 1:35pm  

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Jordyn Poston
Elf: The Musical Only
1:35pm - 1:40pm  

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Peri Barnhill
Peri Barnhill
1:40pm - 1:45pm  

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Joy Greenawalt-Lay
1:45pm - 1:50pm  

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Megan Roberts
Megan Roberts
1:50pm - 1:55pm  

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Brianne Waters
Brianne W
2:00pm - 2:05pm  

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Cameron Bortz
2:05pm - 2:10pm  

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Bekah Purifoy
2:10pm - 2:15pm  

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Lacy Hartselle
2:15pm - 2:20pm  

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Jessica Holtan
2:20pm - 2:25pm  

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Savanna Sokolnicki
Savanna Sokolnicki
2:25pm - 2:30pm  

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Kyle McCurry
2:30pm - 2:35pm  

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Delaney Gold
2:35pm - 2:40pm  

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Emily Seifert
Emily Seifert
3:00pm - 3:05pm  

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Beth Anne Musiker
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Matthew Benenson
3:15pm - 3:20pm  

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James Bare
3:20pm - 3:25pm  

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Adele Miller
Newsies
3:25pm - 3:30pm  

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Karen Dumont
3:30pm - 3:35pm  

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Lindsey Duggin
3:35pm - 3:40pm  

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Shannon Brooks
3:40pm - 3:45pm  

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Kelly Hoppenjans
3:45pm - 3:50pm  

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Sam Hallum
S Hallum
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Maxwell Millay
4:05pm - 4:10pm  

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Maddi Kilgore
Maddi Kilgore
4:10pm - 4:15pm  

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Howard Snyder
4:15pm - 4:20pm  

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Holly Butler
4:20pm - 4:25pm  

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Gibson Carney
4:25pm - 4:30pm  

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Stephen Bredfeldt
4:30pm - 4:35pm  

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Miranda Pepin
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Caitlin Del Casino
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Alaina Smith
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Brandon Hamilton
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Charlotte Myhre
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Brian Russell
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Tara Tioaquen
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Seth Brown
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Brooke Bucher
5:25pm - 5:30pm  

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Heidi Waters
5:30pm - 5:35pm  

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Myka Pacheco
5:35pm - 5:40pm  

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Gabriel Pacheco
5:40pm - 5:45pm  

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peri Barnhill
5:45pm - 5:50pm  

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Katie Riggs
5:50pm - 5:55pm  

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Iordanis Ekimogloy
Newsies and Elf
5:55pm - 6:00pm  

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Hannah Laham
Elf The Musical


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