Date: August 25, 2017 at 4 PM.
Doors open at 3:30 PM.
Grades 4 – 8 Tuition is $210
To audition, prepare a 30-secont song (musical theatre preferred and a 30 second monologue (memorized).
Participants receive an 8-week course of instruction in singing, acting, and dancing. A special show t-shirt is included
Please bring recorded music or have sheet music to provide to the accompanist.
Nate Wright, a detention-riddled sixth grader (and drummer for the greatest garage band in the history of the galaxy, Enslave the Mollusk!) hopes to capture beautiful Jenny’s heart by winning “The Nicholodeon”, the first prize in his school’s Battle of the Bands. But when Artur and Jenny team up with Nate’s arch-rival Gina to form the sap-pop band Rainbows and Ponies, he’s gotta take his game to an all-star level. Using his superior cartoon skills, Nate concocts a super-charged, spectacular dedication to Jenny during his song’s climax, which will blow Rainbows and Ponies away and make Jenny realize her mistake. But since it’s Nate Wright, the plan backfires, and Enslave the Mollusk gets disqualified. Nate manages to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat with a little honest help from Artur. Nate and his band win The Nicholodeon, but Jenny rewards Artur for his honesty by agreeing to “have steadiness” with him.
NATE WRIGHT: Male (Range: Tenor, B2-A4)
You can call him “Big Nate.” The king of detention and mischief, but it’s never his fault. A brilliant cartoonist who is “destined for greatness.” Optimistic about the future but just trying to survive sixth grade.
TEDDY ORTIZ: Male (Range: Tenor, C3-F4)
Nate’s other best friend. He has a distinctive laugh (which Nate refers to as a “constipated llama”).
FRANCIS BUTTHURST POPE: ale (Range: Tenor, C3-F4)
Nate’s best friend since kindergarten. Intriguingly smart, or kind of nerdy, he is excited about the little facts of life. Can double as Mrs. Hickson, Mrs. Shipulski (Voiceover).
ARTUR PASHKOV: Male (Range: Baritone with Falsetto, A2-C5)
The Byelorussian Butthead. Exchange student with a heavy accent who hasn’t quite grasped the English language. Incredibly smart, extremely courteous, and a top rated chess champion. Thinks Nate is a great guy. Can double as Marty Wright, Mr. Staples, Spitsy, Calvin.
GINA HEMPHILL-TOMS: Female (Range: Mezzo Soprano, B3-E5)
Nate’s arch-nemesis. A teacher’s pet who lives to get Nate in trouble. A true brainiac and studies during recess. Can double as Mrs. Czerwicki, Galvinator #1
JENNY: Female, (Range: Mezzo Soprano, B3-F5)
Nate’s soul mate (at least he thinks so), but she’s more interested in Artur. Can double as Coach John, Pickles, Galvinator #2, Principal Nichols (Voiceover).
ELLEN WRIGHT: Female,(Range: Mezzo Soprano, A3-E5)
Can double as Mrs. Godfrey, Galvinator.
Ensemble roles may also be available.