Mid-Season Trouper Auditions

Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95822 United States
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The Elly-Award winning Fairytale Town Troupers will be holding auditions for actors—and your child can be part of the fun! The program is open to youth ages 5 to 18. No theatrical experience is required. Parents and guardians are welcome to accompany minors.

Audition appointments are required and will be scheduled on the hour at 4, 5, and 6 PM. To make an appointment, or for questions about the Troupers, please contact John Lee at mrlee@fairytaletown.org.

For Auditions: Actors should prepare a one-minute monologue—preferably memorized. Monologues can be sonnets or speeches from Shakespeare, passages from favorite books, plays or poems. Popular choices include selections from Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss, and Lewis Carroll. Please do not memorize a speech from a movie, TV show, or any video or audio recording. After presenting your monologue, be ready for cold readings of scenes from the scripts and possibly some group movement exercises.

The auditions are for the Troupers upcoming production of Anansi

Anansi the spider is the hero of hundreds of folktales from Africa and the Caribbean—and his adventures are being dramatized by the Troupers for the first time ever on our Fairytale Town Children’s Theater stage. Visitors can watch as Anansi matches wits with Leopard, Python, and the Hornets in his quest to gather all the world’s stories and keep them safe.

Rehearsal Schedule: Selected Weeknights from 4 – 7 PM

  • June 12, 13, 14 &15
  • June 19, 20, 21 & 22
  • June 26, 27, 28 & 29
  • (break)
  • July 16, 17, 18 & 19

Performances: Saturday & Sunday Matinees at 11 AM, 12 PM & 1 PM

  • July 21 & 22
  • July 28 & 29

The Fairytale Town Troupers is a theatre arts program that teaches the essentials of live stage production in a practical rehearsal and performance format. The Troupers program is open to young actors ages 5 to 18. Internship opportunities are also available for ages 18 to 21. In this unique program, novices work side-by-side with seasoned veterans to gain invaluable hands-on experience in the art of producing live theatre. The Troupers program is led by Fairytale Town’s Education & Theatre Arts Specialist John Lee, an award-winning local playwright, director and actor.