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Audition Information / Announcements

Auditions: Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

08/16/2021


Raleigh Little Theatre is seeking performers for its upcoming production of Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” This show will be presented in our outdoor Stephenson Amphitheatre.

Important Dates

Auditions: Monday, August 30, and Tuesday, August 31, at 7:00 PM. Registration from 6:30 PM. In the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.
Callbacks: Wednesday, September 1, at 7:00PM in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, September 7
Tech rehearsals: October 16 – 21
Preview Performance: October 22
Performances: Opens October 23 and runs through October 31 with possible rain dates/extension through November 7

About the Show

In this vaudevillian romp, Elephant and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense. An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, “bestus” (a word Gerald and Piggie made up that means “very best”) friends, but Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all. She’s even happier and more excited than usual. That’s because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time. And so begins a day when anything is possible. Based on the Elephant & Piggie book series by Mo Willems.

About the Roles

For the safety of volunteers, staff, and students, all performers and crew members for the production of Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” must show proof of vaccination in order to participate. Other safety measures include: a mask requirement inside the building, a fully vaccinated staff, and an ongoing commitment to reduced class, crew, and audience sizes. RLT remains committed to prioritizing the health and safety of everyone who is working inside our facility and our community. You will be required to show proof of vaccination at the auditions. Special exemptions can be made for anyone with a medical condition that prevents them from receiving the vaccine.

Raleigh Little Theatre encourages actors of any ethnicity, identity, ability, etc. to audition for any role. If the script requires strict adherence to any characteristic(s), those will be listed in the character description. For this production, performers must be 12+.

If you need any specific accommodations to audition, please contact Artistic Director, Patrick Torres, to make your request. Examples of accommodations made in the past are: wheelchair accessible audition space, large print materials, prompters in the audition room, volunteers to help fill out forms, and auditions by appointment. All choreography for the audition and the production will be designed to include actors of all abilities.

GERALD
A lumbering, somewhat formally attired elephant; prone to melancholy. Best friends with Piggie.
Gender: Male identifying
Age: 18+
Vocal Range: Tenor A2-F4

PIGGIE
An ebullient, inquisitive pink pig. Best friends with Gerald.
Gender: Female identifying
Age: 18+
Vocal Range: Mezzo or Soprano with mix/belt, G3-A5

THE SQUIRRELLES
A trio of back-up singing squirrels; friends with Gerald and Piggie. 60s-style girl group a la the Shirelles and the Supremes. Must be excellent at tight harmonies – they sing in 3-part harmony almost the entire show.
Gender: Female identifying
Age: 18+
Soprano 1 vocal range: Ab3-Ab5
Soprano 2 vocal range: Ab3-Eb5
Alto vocal range: E3-D5

DOG
A dutiful delivery dog.
Gender: Any
Age: 12+
Non singing role. Dog and Penguin will be our head mischief makers.

PENGUIN
A sarcastic ice cream seller.
Gender: Any
Age: 12+
Non singing role. Dog and Penguin will be our head mischief makers.

*Choreography for this production will accommodate all abilities.

About the Production Team

Director: Laura Bess Jernigan

Choreographer: Nancy Rich

Music Director: Katherine Anderson

Stage Manager: TBD

Costume Designer: Elspeth McClanahan

Set Design: Kylee Silvas

Props Design: Katie Moorehead

About the Auditions

This is a high energy show. Those auditioning are asked to wear comfortable clothing which allows for freedom of movement and shoes suitable for dancing. For general auditions, we will be seeing actors in small groups to maintain social distancing. All performers must wear a mask for the duration of their audition, except when they are actively auditioning when they will be properly distanced for safety.

To sign up for an audition slot, please register HERE!

Auditions: Please prepare a 1 min long comedic monologue and a 16 bar cut (approx. 30 seconds) of a fun musical theatre song that showcases your voice, ideally up-tempo. Bring sheet music in the correct key – accompanist will not transpose. No a capella singing or singing to tracks. An accompanist will be provided. If you are only interested in auditioning for the roles of Dog and/or Penguin, you do not need to prepare a song selection.

If you would prefer to submit a video audition for this production, please email Patrick Torres for those instructions.

Perusal copies of the working script will be available for a 48 hour checkout from the RLT business office. The office is located in the rear of our facility and is open from 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday thru Friday. Please call the RLT office at 919-821-4579 to check on availability.

Audition Forms

Interested in auditioning? Here are some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions:

Callbacks

A callback list will be posted by noon on Wednesday, September 1. In preparation for the possibility of being called back for this production, the creative team has supplied the following sheet music that will be used that evening. Please be familiar with these songs if you are needed at callbacks:

Don’t Go (Gerald) and Ice Cream Hero (Squirelles)

Elephant in the Room (Gerald and Piggie)

Toy Breaker (Piggie)