STILL NEED ACTORS!
Need males age 14 to 22 who can dance and stunt fight; also a powerful King age 40+, and a female dancer to play age 35 to 45.
Call Jeannette at 750-9013, please.
a comedy action musical
by Jeannette Jaquish
music by Kevin MacLeod, Tschiakovsky, and Camille Saint-Saens
REHEARSING and PERFORMING
at Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry.
*Please enter on the south side, off Berry street. Auditions are in the Spectators Lounge. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to move in.
Male and female dancers, stunt fighters and actors age 6 through 66 are needed, plus techies and choreographers.
We especially need males age 8 through adult, especially teenage and young men who can learn dance steps and do a choreographed comic fight.
Rehearsals will be by scene at first, averaging two per week. Actors may miss a few rehearsals if they keep up with memorization. All of the lines are logical and catchy - easy to learn. Dances and fights are simple steps with a lot of style.
An I-will-finish-the-show deposit will be required after the 2nd rehearsal, and returned at the cast party.
Performances are matinees on Saturdays in August, probably on these dates:
August 3, 11am
August 10, 11am
-- NOT on August 17 (school starts August 19)
August 24, Noon (for Taste of the Arts)
August 31, 11am
September 7, 11am
Some parts will be double-cast for those who cannot make all performances.
Call Jeannette Jaquish at 750-9013 for information or to try-out.
Cobb (the lead) - age 13 to 22 male, a shoemaker who dreams of marrying a princess, good natured, naive, brave, energetic, average good looks. He is not "cool", not sarcastic. One song, no dancing, choreographed fighting.
Townfolk - Country Bumpkins, one song about marrying off their daughters. (Townfolk can later play Old Lady, Grand Vizier, Bandits & Underworld Brothers, Old Shoemaker or Princes.)
Ugly Girls / Bandits / UnderWorld Brothers - 6 to 12 males age 7 to 24, needed in very funny action scenes. No singing, 2 dances with princess partners, choreographed comedy fight, wear farm dresses and hillbilly teeth and balloon bosoms as Ugly Girls.
Lurk - age 16 to 24. One of the Ugly Girls / Under World Brothers, a tough guy, with extra scenes fighting and pursuing Cobb and Lady Hummingbird.
Old Lady/Potscraper/Lady Hummingbird - appearing to be around age 36-42. One solo interpretive dance, two fight scenes, must be very graceful, slender and strong. Good hearted, beaten down, but still strong of spirit.
King - Brutal ruler, over age 40, with a soft spot for his daughters, one song, one dance, physically powerful.
Grand Vizier - Wily old trickster, physically threatening with a sword, one short song and dance.
Twelve Princesses - age 6 to 22, various personalities, but all mischievous and charming. Five dances -- in two of the dances they are paired with the UnderWorld Brothers, 2 songs. One princess, Jasmine, is paired with Cobb -- hand holding but no kissing.
Servants - age 8 thru adult, male or female, hardworking, abused, sneaky, misbehaving, terrified of the King. They also help change the set. Each has solo moments and can play these other parts:
-- Prince Haagen - nervous young man who is flirted with and tricked by the princesses, a clumsy dance, a terrified escape. (can NOT be played by a Bandit)
-- Prince Duncan - a not too bright, hungry young man, short scene. (can be played by a Bandit)
-- Old Shoemaker - bad tempered old codger, short scene. (can be played by a Bandit)
Click for LOTS of EXCERPTS from the Script!
UGLY GIRLS - Cobb! Don’t leave us!
COBB - Sorry girls, Someone else will come along.
MAYOR - How can you reject our beautiful HobNobbit young ladies?
FARMER - Each one more beautiful, charming, amusing than...
WOODCUTTER - ... any farm animal!
KING LEO - It is extremely important, Prince Haagen, that you do not fall asleep. My daughters are smart, charming, wily, little weasels. Do not trust them an inch!
FIRST PRINCE - Um... Yes, Sir.
KING LEO - So much I have done for them! I have invaded smaller countries with my armies dressed as marching bands. I have signed peace accords and then took their royals hostage. I have spread rumors and false evidence to create rebellions that overthrew other rulers so I could more easily conquer them. I kidnapped the most beautiful loving wife to be my children’s mother! All this to give my children safety, riches and power! And what do they reward me with? Lies and trickery! Still I love them. I fear one night they will disappear and not come back. It will destroy me.
FIRST PRINCE - Have no fear, King Leo. I will watch them like a hawk, with eagle eyes, circling like a vulture, but not pouncing, and if I see them leaving I will raise the alarm, like a cockadoodle rooster --
AZALEA - Poor boy. He tried so hard to stay awake.
BLUEBELL - And now he’s going to the dungeon!
CLOVER - No he’s not. We don’t even have a dungeon. Papa is scared of the dark so he’s never looked inside.
DAHLIA - It’s just the mop closet. A hundred years ago a boy wrote “Dungeon” on it for a joke.
LURK - There you are! PotScraper you crazy old woman!
OLD LADY - I’m crazy all right! Crazy enough to split your head open if you come any closer!
LURK - Give it back and I’ll be gone.
OLD LADY - It’s gone! Long gone! I tied it to a squirrel’s tail and he ran up a tree. I’m sure he made it into a nice nest. Start climbing if you want to find it. Look for the invisible squirrel!
BANDIT 3 - Where’d the twit bloody well go?
BANDIT 4 - Left, right and centre! Find him!
(BANDITS feel around in the center of the circle.)
I’m gormless. Where did he go?
BANDIT 1 - It’s a bad turn, it is. What if we disappears also?
BANDIT 2 - There’s a witch what lives in this wood, that eats children.
COBB (loud Witchy voice) Heehee hee hee! This is my forest! And I’m hungry!
ECSTATIC THEATRIC struts its giant puppet stuff at the St. Patrick's Day Parade at Deer Park Lodge, March 17, 2013!
Actresses Autumn and Carolann Byer joined Zephyr Jaquish with green dogs Spot and Amphetrious. Tom Jaquish is inside giant puppet girl. Jeannette Jaquish also marched and shot this photo.
Since it began in 2011, Ecstatic Theatrics produced:
-- “Don’t Look in the Lake” at Fright Night, Oct 2011
-- “Wizard of Oz” at Library Main Stage March 1, 2 & 4, 2012
-- “Wiz” again at St. Francis South Stage April 28 & 29, 2012
-- “Harry Potter and the Obnoxious Voice ~ the sssPOOF!” at outdoor bleachers at Franke Park, August 2012.
-- “SNAFU in Santa’s Workshop” and “Hansel & Gretel and the Falling Christmas Elves” at Cinema Center the Main Library in December 2012.
Four shows in 12 months, just like Youtheatre.
Absurdly Ambitious Next Project?
Wizard of Oz on Location:
I am working on the screen play of a film-style video of “Wizard of Oz” to shoot spring-summer-early fall 2014?, shot in the incredibly beautiful and potentially creepy Franke Park woods, plus other locations for Kansas, Emerald City, Wizard’s Throne Room and Witch’s Castle.
The script, directing and rehearsals are hard work, but no problem. Been there done that. It is the realistic sets (cardboard scenery won’t do it ), and actual buildings that will require great imagination and hundreds of man-hours to attain. A believable Munchkinland in the woods will require days to create, then we carry it home and then back to set up for the shoot.
I also need a competent technical and support crew such assistant directors, audio & camera operators, costumers, set builders, organizers, scouts and so on.
I could delay this project and do it in 2014, but I would like to do it this year. I have a history of not giving myself enough time to do a project right -- everything takes 3 to 5 times as long as I expect, but usually I was doing most of the work. If I had competent help, if I could hand a sketch to someone and a pile of materials and they put it together, if I told a group of actors to come back on Friday memorized and they did, if people were out scouting the indoor locations for me, well, it could work.
I am working on a shooting script and if I can get everything figured out: script, camera shots and locations, effects such as flying monkeys and witch, Wizard’s giant head, castle corridors, huge Emerald City on a hill, Glinda appearing, TORNADO!!!! -- If I can figure out how we’ll do EVERYTHING, then it will be a go. Because if one thing doesn’t work, the whole thing can’t be finished.
I know I can get actors. What I need assurance of is a technical video and theatrical crew, skilled, dependable, available. I will be able to pay the crew, because this is intended to be a mass distributed production. Maybe not on movie screens but DVD distribution. I write good scripts. The rest is the hard part.
If you are interested in helping, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 260 750-9013.
Thanks! -- Jeannette Jaquish
Our Most Recent Show:
Dec. 15, 20* & 29, 2012!
Two Modern Children's Holiday Classics!
SNAFU in Santa's Workshop!
Hansel and Gretel
Falling Christmas Elves!
* The dopey duo of Hansel & Gretel drive Santa's Elves to madness and send their parents into The Awful Offspring Protection Program. Only the Narrator knows a happy ending is in store!
*SNAFU in Santa's Workshop: Will Quigley's invention save Christmas even after it is short circuited by hot cocoa??? It's the Raucous Reindeer to the Rescue -- so you'd better RUN!
--- FREE SANTA PHOTOS after the show! We shoot 'em and email them to you free!
Dec 15: Cinema Center off Clay, between Berry and Main: 11 am
Dec 20: Main Library Meeting Room A: 7 pm --*Special Needs get in FREE!
Dec. 29: Cinema Center: 11 am
After the 1 hour show: FREE PHOTOS with SANTA! We shoot them and email them to you free!
TICKETS: $4. Free for Special Needs Dec. 20 at the Library show.
NO RESERVATIONS necessary. Questions??? -- Call 260 750-9013!
HANSEL & GRETEL and the FALLING CHRISTMAS ELVES
READER - Michelle Bonahoom
HANSEL - Walker Andrews
GRETEL - Sona Andrews
STEPMOM - Brenna Watson
FATHER - Brandon Johnson
WITCH - Brittney Bressler -Dec 15, 29. Jeannette Jaquish -Dec 20.
ELF 1 – Bossy - Nina Robinson
ELF 2 - Smelly - Scott Sarrazin
ELF 3- Sassy - Grace Sarrazin
ELF 4 - Clumsy - Ani Andrews
ELF 5 - Narcolepty - Emily Dini
ELF 6 - Whiny - Emma St. Peters
ELF 7- SNEEZY – Emma Robinson
FAIRY DOG MOTHER - Amber Antonios
FAIRY FROG MOTHER - Megan Antonios
SNAFU in SANTA'S WORKSHOP
Reader - Jeannette Jaquish
Elves: --1 Scooter - bossy- Amber Antonios
--2 Twinkle - cutsey- Megan Antonios
--3 Quigley - nerdy- Sona Andrews
--4 Snicker - sarcastic- Ani Andrews
Santa - Brian Stoner
Rudolph - Grace Sarrazin
Reindeer 1 – Dasher - Scott Sarrazin
Reindeer 2 – Dancer -Emma St. Peters
Reindeer 3 – Prancer -Nina Robinson
Inside Duplicator: Toy Thrower - Walker Andrews
Inside Duplicator: Box Shaker - Emily Dini
Sleepy Pajama Child -Walker Andrews
Excited Pajama Child -Emily Dini
Backstage Manager - Brittney Bressler
Smoke Machine - Brenna Watson
Duplicator FX Sounds- Michelle Bonahoom
Duplicator FX Lights - Brandon Johnson
Voice of Mom - Michelle Bonahoom
Voice of Dad - Brandon Johnson
Set Changers - Brenna, Emma R, Michelle, Brittney B/
------To see our past shows, please go to History!
Assistant Directors - take on a scene or group of actors in rehearsals, help decisions and work of the production
Lighting Tech - learn to run the Library stage light board
Audio Tech - learn to run the Library audio board
Stage Crafters - set up scenery and figure out set changes
Helpers - at auditions, rehearsals, backstage during shows - to fit your schedule
Publicity Helpers - take flyers to school, church, school
- Call a few businesses to offer discounts for the employees
- Making scenery and props, scouting purchases, organizing storage
- Measure actors, help actors try on costumes, assemble costume sets and label them and their storage area
- Give opinion on costume design
-Sew if you have the skill
- Take each volunteer's availability schedule and schedule them into the production. Send the schedule to volunteers.
Filming Wizard of Oz on Location in 2013!
Postponed one year to get everything ready.
in the beautiful, spooky
Franke Park Woods.
Scenes in Kansas, Witch's Castle and Wizard's Throne Room to be shot at other locations.
Filming over the Spring, Summer & early Fall of 2013.
Auditions beginning of April 2013.
We need volunteers to help. Also hiring underpaid crew.
Please call Jeannette at 260 484-5946 or email email@example.com.
See Jeannette's old Firehouse Theater website.