The Historic Edison Valley Playhouse

2196 Oak Tree Rd

Edison, NJ 08820-1072

(908) 755-4654

An Edison Historic Landmark

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Auditions

Open auditions for the musical

"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown"

 

Auditions are by appointment.  We are still seeking male performers, contact us now!!

 

Auditions will be held at Historic Edison Valley Playhouse 2196 Oak Tree Rd, Edison, NJ 08820 (908) 755-4654 evplayhouse.com or https://www.facebook.com/groups/edisonvalleyplayhouse

Performances are: December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 2017. Friday & Saturday at 8pm Sunday at 2pm. Rehearsals to begin mid October. Rehearsal schedule will be based on performers’ availability.

Director: Eric C. Schwarz

Music Director: Jim Sabo

 

Seeking 4 Men - age 16 and over, portraying children ages 5-9. All actors who can portray this range will be considered. All cast members must be able to harmonize for ensemble numbers.

 

Please prepare 32 bars of a song that best shows your voice. Please bring sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided. There will also be readings from the script.

 

Cast Breakdown: 

Charlie Brown: male baritone/tenor; a sometimes optimistic, sometimes self-deprecatory lovable loser who will one day get the little red haired girl to notice him, get his kite to fly, and pitch one winning baseball game. His confidence comes from optimism. His insecurity comes from not being able to find his niche in life. Strong singing and acting skills.

 

Linus Van Pelt: male baritone/tenor; the thumb-sucking, blanket-dependent younger brother to Lucy. The irony with Linus is that he appears at once to be a 5 year old but is really the most educated character in the bunch. His confidence comes from his intellectualism. His insecurity comes from a sense of the world as a political entity. Strong singing, acting, and soft shoe or tap experience would be great but not required.

 

Schroeder: male high baritone/tenor; Lucy's love interest; spends most of his time practicing the piano. His love is his piano and Beethoven. That said, he comes out and shines in his one number, "Beethoven Day," which can be a show stopper. His confidence comes from his passion. His insecurity comes from his self-perceived (and quite possibly other-perceived) nerdiness. Strong acting and singing skills. Schroeder does not actually play the piano during the show.

 

Synopsis: Based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz. Charles Schulz's beloved characters come to life in this wonderfully entertaining musical by Clark Gesner. Everyone's favorite 'blockhead' - Charlie Brown - is joined by his sister Sally, blanket-hugging Linus, know-it-all Lucy, Beethoven devotee Schroeder, and of course his best friend Snoopy, for adventures and life lessons that include flying a kite, writing a book report, playing baseball, and combating the Red Baron.

 

Please email info@evplayhouse.com to schedule your audition appointment or to get further information. No phone calls please as it will delay your response.

 

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No additional auditions scheduled at this time

 


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