Primary Players NEWS

Our Summer 2018 Production: 

Fairy Tale Courtroom, by Dana Proulx

Audition Dates for Summer 2018 Production: Saturday, May 5th at 9 a.m. at First United Methodist Church-Maryville, 804 Montvale Station Road.

(Please contact the director, John Cherry,  (jcsavol@gmail.com), if you want to audition but cannot at that time & date.)

Performance Dates for our Summer 2018 Production: July 19 – 22 at William Blount High School

A letter from our director- important details:

Hello actors and Primary Players families – 
We are holding auditions for our summer production, Fairy Tale Courtroom, by Dana Proulx.
 
Auditions are on Saturday, May 5th at 9 a.m. at First United Methodist Church-Maryville, 804 Montvale Station Road.
(Please contact the director, John Cherry, at jcsavol@gmail.com, if you want to audition but cannot at that time and date.)
 
Auditions will consist of a short monologue:
– Memorized
– No longer than 1 minute
– Comedic is preferred
– Age appropriate
 
Casting:
– We will cast between 25-30 actors for roles in this production.
– Characters are listed below.
– There is a $20 per child production fee for this show to help offset costs and fees.
– Summer scheduling is a challenge, please see notes in the next paragraph.
 
Performance dates are July 19 – 22 at William Blount High School.
 
Rehearsals will begin Monday, June 4th. Rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m. NOT ALL ACTORS WILL BE CALLED FOR ALL REHEARSALS (it is paramount you bring a calendar with conflicts with you to auditions). We will have the ability to work around summer travel schedules if we know in advance when actors may be on vacation. There will be NO rehearsal on Tuesday, July 3rd. 
 
About Fairy Tale Courtroom:
This extremely adaptable comedy shows the other side of several familiar fairy tales, when two of their biggest villains, the Big Bad Wolf and the Wicked Witch, are brought to trial. Both the Wolf and the Witch have been frolicking from fairy tale to fairy tale, wreaking havoc as they try to prevent the general public from living happily ever after. Hear the personal accounts of what happened, told in testimonies and flashback sequences, from characters such as Snow White, Dorothy, Sleeping Beauty, the Three Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and many others, including the Witch and the Wolf themselves, as each trial unfolds. The audience is the jury, so each trial has two endings, depending on the verdict. 
 
Characters:
JUDGE 
BAILIFF  
DISTRICT ATTORNEY (D.A.) 
CLERK
WOLF 
PIG #1 
PIG #2
PIG #3
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD 
BOY WHO CRIED WOLF 
GRANDMOTHER 
BADGER
SHORT ORDER CHEF  
DEFENSE ATTORNEY  
SCARECROW 
FLYING MONKEY
DOROTHY 
WITCH 
HANSEL 
GRETEL  
SLEEPING BEAUTY 
PRINCE  
SEVERAL DWARVES   

 
We hope to see you on May 5th. All the best.
John Cherry, Primary Players Artistic Director

 

 

Missy joined the Primary Players Board of Directors in March, 2017. She served as Properties Mistress for our 2017 production of Aladdin, JR, and will have a repeat performance of that role for our 2018 production of Beauty & the Beast, JR.