AWESOME ALLIE: First Kid Astronaut
Director: Tracy Arnold
Music Director: Veronica Ryan
Choreographer: Sarah Anne Dam
Stage Manager: Courtney Satterfield
The Georgetown Palace Theatre Education Department announces auditions for our Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) production of Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut. The production is scheduled to open Tuesday, October 25, 2022 and close on Friday, November 11, 2022.
Being a TYA production, rehearsals and performances will happen during daytime hours. Performances will be scheduled for Tuesday – Friday at 10:00am and at NOON. Cast members MUST be available for all performance dates and times. However, actual performances are confirmed based on reservations from schools for group field trips. Actual performance dates/times will be confirmed for the cast and crew 2 weeks prior.
There will also be two performances with ticket sales open to the public on Saturday, October 29, 2022 and on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 11:00am.
ABOUT THE SHOW!
Yesterday Allie was just a normal kid, but today she’s headed into outer space! With the help of her trusty talking dog Captain Chaos and Rover the Dancing Robot from Mars, Allie’s on a mission across the solar system to save Earth, and maybe learn some things about science along the way. But she’d better be home in time for dinner! Grab your space suit and get ready for an adventure that’s out of this world!
Allie was just your typical eight year old girl from Skokie, Illinois, until one day she was chosen for a very special mission. At the farthest edges of our solar system, a space alien lands on Pluto looking for something very important from Earth. But it won’t speak with the President. It claims it won’t speak with anyone. Anyone, that is, except Awesome Allie. Called from across the sky and tapped by the President himself, Allie soon sets out in her dance-powered spaceship on a journey through the stars, soaring from Earth to Pluto with only a trusty, talking dog named Captain Chaos by her side. Along the way, she’ll meet unlikely challenges and unlikelier friends, from the disco dancing land rover stranded on Mars, to the world’s smartest supercomputer, PAL 9000. She’ll learn the order of the planets and lots of fun facts about the solar system, and she’ll need the whole audience’s help if she’s going to dance her ship all the way to Pluto. But what does this Alien want? What is it that’s worth crossing the entire solar system to find? Allie’s about to discover that friendship just might be the most important thing in the whole universe—but only the audience can help her figure it out!
Show Run Time is approximately 50-55 minutes.
What we’re looking for:
We’re looking for talented and diverse performers who will have a lot of fun bringing this educational musical to life for young audiences. We are seeking talented performers of all ethnicities for all roles in this production, ages 18 and up.
*ALL roles will be performed by adults.*
AWESOME ALLIE Character Breakdown
ALLIE (F) – An energetic eight year-old go-getter, she loves outer space and is looking for a best friend
ALIEN (F; Doubles as PAL) – A cute and friendly extra-terrestrial who has crash landed on Pluto with a mysterious secret
MOM (F) – Allie’s mom, a down-to-earth, loving single parent
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (M) – An excitable, clumsy man, kind, confident, but often overwhelmed
SECRET SERVICE AGENT BOB (M; Doubles as ROVER) – A very serious Secret Service agent who works for the President
PAL 9000 (F) – The calm and practical supercomputer in Allie’s spaceship
CAPTAIN CHAOS (M) – A talking dog in a spacesuit who loves everything that begins with the letter “C”
ROVER (M) – A land rover sent by the Russians to explore Mars in 1971, he loves disco dancing and is looking for a way home
Please record a video of yourself singing one or two selected vocal sides from the show using the accompaniment tracks provided. Submit your audition video to your theatreforms audition form by 10:00pm on Sunday, September 24, 2022.
Sign up for Auditions HERE
The in-person part of auditions will be at the Doug Smith Performance Center (206 W. 2nd St.) on Tuesday, September 27th from 11:00am to 2:00pm. We will ask everyone to attend for the entire time. This part of the audition will consist of sides and possibly a dance/movement assessment.
*We do not anticipate needing additional callbacks.*
Awesome Allie will begin rehearsals on or around Monday, October 3, 2022. Scripts and Scores will be available for pick up before the first rehearsal to those who are offered roles in our production.
Rehearsals are typically held Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am to 3:00pm and possibly Saturday afternoons from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. (Not all hours of these rehearsal times would necessarily be required for all cast members).
Performances are tentatively scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10:00am and at NOON. Cast members MUST be available for all performance dates and times. However, actual performances are confirmed based on reservations from schools for group field trips. Actual performance dates and times will be confirmed for the cast and crew two weeks prior.
There are also two Saturday performances with ticket sales open to the public on October 29, 2022 and November 5, 2022 at 11:00am.
Due to the truncated rehearsal period, we will be looking for actors who generally have daytime availability with limited conflicts. We are unable to accept any performance conflicts at all. Please make sure to notate any and all conflicts that you are aware of on your conflict sheet when filling out your audition form. Adding all of your conflicts after casting could result in removal of the production.
Casting will be done in the following days by the Awesome Allie production team and send their cast list to be approved by the Executive Artistic Director. Once approved, emails will be sent to the actors that will be offered a role in the production. Once a full cast has accepted, an email to all remaining actors who auditioned will then be sent.
For this TYA show, performers will be paid a weekly stipend of $200.00 for each week of the rehearsal and performance period (October 3, 2022 – November 11, 2022). This stipend will be paid at the same amount for all performers regardless of the actual number of rehearsals and/or performances completed per week. The intent is to help offset the cost of reduced availability for other work hours/job opportunities due to the scheduling commitments of daytime rehearsals and performances.
Health and Safety Protocols:
Masks are currently optional for all patrons, front of house staff, performers, crew, and musicians during rehearsals and performances.
Everyone should self-monitor for symptoms and stay home if they do not feel well. You should also wear a mask if you have direct exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, and get tested on the 5th day following the exposure.
We’re constantly monitoring and evaluating our policies and will update them based on guidance from the CDC.
The Georgetown Palace is committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment in which all community members feel a sense of belonging, and does not discriminate in casting practices on the basis of an individual’s ethnicity, age, gender, physical and cognitive ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, country of origin or other factors. We strongly encourage candidates of all ages, abilities, gender, and ethnicities to audition.
Background checks: Everyone involved with the production must submit to a background check at the Palace’s expense. If you are cast, you will receive a secure link where you can fill it out. There is no cost to you.
The Georgetown Palace Theatre is 501c3 Non-profit organization.
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