Mar 8 & 10
Directed by Dennis Canright
Artisan Center Theater announces
Tarzan – The Stage Musical
Based on the Disney Film
Music and Lyrics by Phil Collins Book by David Henry Hwang
Adapted from the story “Tarzan of the Apes” by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Originally Produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical ProductionsDirected by Dennis Canright
Musical Direction – Richard Gwozdz
Choreography – Nathan Blaser and Dennis Canright
Saturday March 8, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday March 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Callbacks Tuesday March 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday April 19, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday April 21, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Callbacks Tuesday April 22, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
- Schedule an audition by calling 817-284-1200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, the date and time you wish to audition and the character you want to audition for. Check in time will start thirty minutes prior to auditions.
- Preliminary auditions will consist of a vocal audition but be prepared to read if asked. Callbacks will consist of readings, vocal, dance and movement as needed.
- Bring your headshot, resume, and filled-out forms (found below).
- Bring list of all conflict dates (May 17, 2014 – August 23, 2014).
- Auditions will be held at 404 East Pipeline Road (Former Belaire Theater lobby), Hurst, Texas.
- Rehearsals will begin Saturday, May 17, 2014.
- Please do not email the director, as all of the information is here in this notice. If you are unable to make a scheduled audition please email your headshot and resume to the attention of Dennis Canright – TARZAN AUDITIONS at email@example.com or drop off at the Artisan Box Office and mark to the attention of Dennis Canright.
Please prepare 16 bars of music from Tarzan the Musical, something by Phil Collins or something that reflects the vocal stylings of the character you are auditioning for. Please be familiar with all of the music from this show in case you are asked to sing something else from the production. PLEASE CHOOSE A SONG THAT REFLECTS THE VOCAL STYLE OF THE CHARACTER YOU ARE AUDITIONING FOR. If you are only auditioning for ensemble please choose something that shows off your vocal abilities and range.
Friday July 11 – Saturday August 23, 2014, with shows on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, and Saturdays also at 3pm.
Principle Parts Available (may be double cast):
- Kerchak – The gruff leader of the gorillas and Kala’s mate. Male 40′s to 50′s Vocal Range Ab2 – Gb4.
- Kala – A gentle mother ape; Kerchak’s mate and Tarzan’s protector. Female 30′s to 40′s Vocal Range E3 – Eb5.
- Young Tarzan – An innocent young boy full of wonder and need for acceptance. Male 8 to 12 Vocal Range C3 – E4.
- Young Terk – A sarcastic adolescent ape; Tarzan’s best friend. Male 8 to 12 Vocal Range G3 – B4.
- Tarzan – A vulnerable but fearless young man raised by apes. Male 20 to 30 Vocal Range B2 to Bb4 (special note – Tarzan MUST be athletically built and have some gymnastic and weight lifting ability. Also it is requested that all men auditioning for Tarzan prepare 16 bars of one of Tarzan’s ballads or a song by Phil Collins).
- Terk – A Sarcastic ape and Tarzan’s best friend. Male 20 to 30 Vocal Range Eb3 to B4 (Terk must have dance and gymnastic abilities).
- Jane – An adventurous, strong willed young English botanist; she falls in love with Tarzan. Female 20 to 30 Vocal Range F#3 to F5.
- Porter – A bumbling English professor of botany and Jane’s father. 50 to 60 Vocal Range B2 to C4.
- Clayton – A brutish, greedy hunter and guide for Jane and Porter. Male 30 to 45. NON SINGING ROLE.
Ensemble Parts Available (roles will be double cast):
- Snipes – Expedition Crewman, Partner to Clayton. Male 20 to 30′s.
- Leopard – A fierce carnivore that threatens both the gorillas and humans. Dance role and must have gymnastic experience.
- Apes and Ensemble – various male and female ape roles comprised of vocalists, gymnasts, dancers and specialty dancers.
- Ship’s crew – combination of singing and non-singing roles and will handle most of the tech crew work on the production as well as act as other characters in the show.
- Tarzan’s Mother and Father will also be a part of the ensemble.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes and the 1999 Disney animated smash-hit film with a powerful musical score by Phil Collins, TARZAN tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan – now a man – encounters strangers like himself for the first time. This is a heartwarming tale of parental love, a child’s need for acceptance, and his search for his place in his family and the world.
Mar 24 & 25
Directed by Eve Roberts
Book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
New Songs by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Based on the MGM film and The Sobbin’ Women by Stephen Vincent Benet
MALE ROLES – 16
FEMALE ROLES – 9
TECH POSITIONS – 8
May 16 – June 28, 2014
AUDITIONS (Singing and Dancing):
Monday and Tuesday, March 24 – 25, 2014
418 E Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas 76053 (Belaire Shopping Center).
Auditions Begin at: 7:00 PM (prepare to stay long enough to sing and dance at auditions)
Please call 817-284-1200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a slot.
Allow 15 minutes BEFORE your audition to complete paperwork.
CALLBACKS (by invitation)
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 7:00pm – by invitation
AUDITION PREPARATION (bring headshot and resume if you have one):
Paperwork Online – SAVE TIME and Complete paperwork and bring to audition.
Singing Audition – Be prepared with 16 bars of a Broadway Standard song that best shows off your voice and ability. Songs from 7 BRIDES are acceptable. Bring your own sheet music, marked and in your key. An accompanist will be provided.
Dance Audition – Be prepared to learn and execute a dance combination; bring or wear clothes and shoes that you can move comfortably in. No tennis shoes or flip-flops.
Please send email and any experience you may have to Bethany@artisanct.com
April 7 – May 15, 2014
(Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 7pm – 10pm and Sat 10am – 2pm with possible Wed rehearsals)
Set in Oregon in 1850, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the 1850′s Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original film, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.
ADAM PONTIPEE – The oldest of seven brothers. Tall, good looking hunk. A farmer and hunter. Vigorous. Confident. All male, with a twinkle in his eye. Falls in love with Milly. Range B3 – A5
MILLY – A feisty, beautiful frontier woman with a vibrant sense of humor. Falls in love with Adam. Range G3 – E5
THE PONTIPEE BROTHERS – (6 male; 17-30; Range C4 – F5)
BENJAMIN – 2nd eldest/in command take-charge brother; falls in love with Dorcas.
CALEB – hunter and levelheaded; falls in love with Ruth.
DANIEL – rough and tumble, like a twin with Ephraim; falls in love with Liza.
EPHRAIM – rough and tumble, like a twin with Daniel but less talkative; falls in love with Martha.
FRANK – hot head always ready to erupt; falls in love with Sarah.
GIDEON – youngest brother; shy & sensitive; falls in love with Alice.
THE BRIDES – (6 female; 17-25; Range A3 – C5)
ALICE – sweet naïve, hopeless romantic, falls in love with Gideon.
DORCAS – feisty; rebellious nature; falls in love with Benjamin.
LIZA – homebody sister of Martha; superstitious; falls in love with Daniel.
MARTHA – bit of a goody two-shoes does everything with Liza; falls in love with Ephraim.
RUTH – buttoned-down teacher; practical with sensuality; problem solver; mother-type; falls in love with Caleb.
SARAH – gardener “tom boy” raised in family of boys; fiery sense of exuberance to match her red hair; falls in love with Frank.
THE SUITERS (6 male; 17+)
JEB – a carpenter; in love with Alice
NATHAN – young lawyer; in love with Dorcas
LUKE – general store; in love with Ruth
MATT – blacksmith; in love with Liza
JOEL – blacksmith; in love with Martha
ZEKE – a carpenter; in love with Sarah
THE TOWNSPEOPLE (3 male 2 female)
MR HOALLUM – owner of general store; Mayor; Dorcas’ dad, guitar/banjo
MRS. HOALLUM – his wife, Dorcas’ mother, accordionist
MR SANDER – owner of local restaurant, Ruth’s father, guitar/banjo
MRS SANDER – his wife, Ruth’s mother, plays “jug”, “washboard bass”, autoharp
PREACHER – Sarah’s father, violinist
LUMBERMEN (played by suiters)
TOWNSBOYS (played by suiters)
TOWNSGIRLS (played by brides)
Jul 5 & 12
Directed by Taffy Geisel
Aug 11 & 12
Directed by Nate Davis
Sep 22 & 23
Directed by Eve Roberts
ABOUT THE THEATER:
Artisan Center Theater is a non-profit, non-equity community theater-in-the-round located at 420 East Pipeline Road in Hurst, Texas. Artisan produces 9 main stage and 9 children’s shows a year and has an eleven year track record of high quality, entertaining, award winning, family-friendly musicals, comedies, and dramas. It is one of the highest-attended community theaters in the country.