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AUDITIONS: Schoolhouse Rock Live


Little Theatre of Virginia Beach
550 Barberton Dr 23451 Virginia Beach United States
BOOK BY: George Keating, Kyle Hall andScott Ferguson
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY: Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, George Newall, Kathy Mandry, Lynn Ahrens and Tom Yohe
Based on an idea by David McCall and television series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe.
Special thanks to Original Cast Members Joseph Beal, Dina Joy Byrd, Shulie Cowen, Dori Goldman and Tom Mizer

Production Dates are July 15 through August 7, 2016. Shows will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2:30pm.

Auditions will be held Monday, and Tuesday, May 16 and 17 at 7pm.

You are asked to have an upbeat, energetic vocal selection prepared that will highlight your singing AND acting abilities. Sheet music is required and a pianist will be present to play your music for you. CDs, iPods, and acapella singing will not be acceptable for your audition.

Callbacks (if needed), will be held on Wednesday, May 18 at 7pm. If called back, you may read for a specific character and
demonstrate your dancing ability. We may also have you work with the Music Director on specific song parts.


History & Synopsis
A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage in Schoolhouse Rock Live! the Emmy Award-winning 1970's Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, and more through clever, tuneful songs is not only making a small-screen comeback, it's lighting up stages everywhere-- from school multi-purpose rooms to university and regional theatres all around the country.

Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as "Just a Bill", "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction."

Character Breakdown

A young teacher who has just received his degree. He has a good heart and is excited about the future, but still unsure and nervous.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal Range Top: A4 Bottom: F2

Tom’s romantic side. Typically sweet and caring.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal Range Top: C5 Bottom: G2

Tom’s cool side. Very slick and laid back, but also fun loving.
Gender: Male
‘Age: 20 to 30
Vocal Range Top: A4 Bottom: G2

Tom’s mature side. She is thoughtful, grounded, and the voice of reason.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal Range Top: E5 Bottom: F3

Tom’s goofy side. Endearing, cute, and very playful.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal Range Top: E5 Bottom: F3

Tom’s sweet side. An earnest and sweet ingénue who plays guitar.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal Range Top: B5 Bottom: G3

ENSEMBLE (Amount of this is TBD)
Gender: Male and Female
Age: 12+
Vocal Range: Varies

For questions or more information, contact director Brandon Monahan at bmonahan621@gmail.com or Assistant Director Jeff Seneca at jjseneca@gmail.com.

We look forward to see you this summer!!!