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AUDITIONS


Come Audition for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!
The classic musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip, Peanuts.

Direction by John Wakefield
Produced by Mary Wakefield and Allison Baudoin
Music Direction by Karen Monteith

AUDITION/CALLBACK INFO:
Auditions are Tuesday (12/10) and Wednesday (12/11) at 7 pm at the Bowie Playhouse (16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD 20715). Doors open at 6:40 pm, please arrive by 7 pm if at all possible. Callbacks will be Thursday (12/12) at 7 pm (by invitation only).

Those who wish to audition may attend either the Tuesday or Wednesday auditions. Please keep Thursday night clear in case you are called back. If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified by phone and/or email by Thursday at 10 a.m.

Regular rehearsals will be held on Tuesday nights (7-10 PM), Thursday nights (7-10 PM), and Saturdays (11 AM - 3 PM). Not all actors will be required for all regular rehearsals. Technical rehearsals run every night of the week leading up to opening (2/1 - 2/6)

Performances are February 7 - 22, Fridays through Sundays, at the Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD). Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 PM, and Sundays are at 3 PM. Our closing performance on Saturday, February 22nd is a 3 PM matinee.

AUDITION PREPARATION:
-If you have one, please bring a theatrical resume and a headshot (professional quality not necessary) or a clear recent face picture for the production team.
-Please bring a written list of any and all possible conflicts that you have or may have between December 16th and February 22nd.
-Prepare a vocal piece, 16-32 bars in length, that shows your vocal range and provide sheet music in the correct key. Please do not use selections from this show. An accompanist will be provided.
-Actors may be placed into groups of 2 or more and asked to do a cold reading from the script.

We welcome non-traditional casting - all roles are open to all races and ethnic diversities. No roles have been pre-cast.

For additional questions concerning auditions, feel free to e-mail us at 2ndStarBowie@gmail.com.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
We welcome non-traditional casting - all roles are open to all races and ethnic diversities. No roles have been pre-cast.

Charlie Brown (lead) Male Baritone (low A high F)
Charlie Brown has very little self-confidence and does not succeed at anything, even though he keeps trying. He is a kind and generous person. Charlie Brown wins your heart with his losing ways.

Sally Brown (supporting)-Female Soprano (low A - high Bb)
Charlie’s younger sister. She has an easy-going approach to life, and does little work as possible; Her speech is riddled with malapropisms. Uninhibited, and precocious, she has a schoolgirl crush on Linus, her "Sweet Babboo." She may never win Linus' heart, but she has her big brother wrapped around her little finger.

Lucy Van Pelt (supporting)- Female Alto/Mezzo (low G - high F#)
Linus' older sister; a bossy, direct, and opinionated girl. She is tough and always wants her way. She is infatuated with Schroeder. As she sees it, hers is the only way. The absence of logic in her arguments holds a kind of shining lunacy. When it comes to compliments, Lucy only likes receiving them. If she's paying one--or even smiling--she's probably up to something devious.

Snoopy (supporting) Male Tenor (low A - high D)
Although he is Charlie Brown's dog, Snoopy many times has more wisdom and human qualities than the people around him.
Snoopy is an extroverted beagle with a Walter Mitty complex. He is fearless though prudently cautious about "the cat next door."

Schroeder (supporting)-Male Tenor (low A - high Ab)
A virtuoso piano player with a child's mind and body, Schroeder is a disciple of Beethoven. Although Lucy is infatuated with him, he sees her mainly as a nuisance.

Linus Van Pelt (supporting)-Male Baritone (low A - high F#)
Lucy's brother, Linus always carries a blanket as his security and comfort. He is usually mild, but can become quite vocal and aggressive if someone takes his blanket. He is the intellectual of the gang, and flabbergasts his friends with his philosophical revelations and solutions to problems.