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Auditions: Grace for President


Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Grace for President by Joan Cushing on Monday, August 7th and Tuesday, August 8th with call backs on Wednesday, August 9th.

Important dates

Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, August 7th and 8th, at 7:00pm in the Gaddy Goodwin Teaching Theatre. Registration begins at 6:30pm.

Callbacks: Wednesday, August 9th, starting at 6:30pm in the Gaddy Goodwin Teaching Theatre.
First cast meeting: Monday, August 28th
No conflicts after September 8th, 2017
No more than 3 conflicts for the entire duration of the rehearsal process.

Preview: Thursday, October 12th
Opening: Friday, October 13th
Performances: October 13th – October 22nd
Strike: October 22nd following the 5:00pm show. All actors are expected to participate in strike.

Location note: Rehearsals will be at RLT until tech, when they will then move to the NC Museum of History. The show will be performed at the NC Museum of History.

About the show

One day in class, Grace Campbell discovered that there has never been a female president. “Where are the girls?” she asked, as her third-grade teacher rolls out a poster of all 44 U.S. presidents. Frustrated by the lack of female faces in the White House, Grace decides she wants to be president and inspires a school election.

She seems the likely winner until the most popular boy runs against her. Through the throes of campaigning and pep rallies, service projects and posters, Grace and her classmates discover what it takes to be the best candidate and find the fun and hilarity in the wonderful world of politics!

Based on the book by Kelly S. DiPucchio, book illustrations by LeUyen Pham
Book, music, and lyrics by Joan Cushing

For more information and tickets, see the Grace for President show page.

About the roles

We are looking for teen actors who can comfortably play both a third-grader and an adult. No one younger than teens will be considered. We will consider actors ranging from 13 up to age 21.

Mrs. Barrington/Clara (alto/mezzo) – 3rd grade teacher/3rd grade student

Grace Campbell (alto) – African American student, a leader, focused, heroine

Robbie (baritone) – student

Sam (tenor) – student – shy, tentative, not popular, kind of nerdy, smart

Rose/Mrs. Phillips (soprano) – 3rd grade student/Mrs. Phillips the librarian

Anthony/Mr. Waller (baritone) – 3rd grade student/3rd grade teacher

Thomas Cobb (tenor) – overly confident super achiever who runs for 3rd grade president

About the auditions

Please prepare a monologue no longer than one minute in length to perform for the general auditions. If you do not have a monologue, please be prepared to speak for one minute on why you should be elected President of the United States.

Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song in the style of the show; accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music.

Dress comfortably in close-toes shoes for movement audition.

Callback list will be posted on the RLT website by Noon on Wednesday, August 9th.

Callbacks will be Wednesday, August 9th at 6:30 PM in Gaddy Goodwin Teaching Theatre and will involve readings from the script and further singing auditions.

About the production team

Director: Judy M. Dove
Music Director: Craig Johnson
Choreographer: Cindy Carbone
Set Designer: Jen Leiner
Costume Designer: Jenny Mitchell
Lighting Design: Alyssa Petrone
Stage Manager: Alyssa Petrone

Audition forms

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

Contact Judy Dove at judy_dove@nullbellsouth.net with any questions.