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Elise

Peter and the Starcatcher

 

 

We are so excited to announce our 2021 Summer Production as Peter and the Starcatcher!  This Tony award winning “play with music” is a cute, comedic origin story of the beloved characters of Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and Captain Hook.  Join in the summer musical fun by auditioning for an opportunity to be a part of a unique theatrical cast!

 

AUDITIONS: 

Audition dates are:
Friday, April 30
Saturday, May 1
Sunday, May 2

 

 

This year, auditions will be done on a “sign up ahead” basis versus our usual open call auditions, to follow COVID safety precautions.  Again, auditions WILL NOT be open call.

 

To sign up for an audition slot, please email echarny@artsofsky.org .  Audition slots are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis. 

 

If you are unable to attend an in-person audition, we are welcoming audition video submissions! All submissions will need to be emailed to echarny@artsofsky.org no later than 5pm on Sunday, May 2nd.

 

We are looking to cast actors ages 14-adult.  There will be a select amount of roles available for actors ages 9-13.  

 

Please read the below Cast of Characters so that you are familiar with the various characters of the show.

Note that the Cast of Characters is from MTI and our casting choices may vary. For example, Mrs. Bumbrake could be cast female not male as is suggested.  While yes, that would be funny, we know we will have a lot of females come out and audition and need to keep that in mind when casting.

Cast of Characters

 

 

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Video Audition Instructions:

  1. Please record your audition side, your song, and your movement in three separate videos.  Please send all videos via a link (ie. Google Drive, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) and NOT as an attachment as this causes issues with sending when videos exceed email attachment size capacities.
  2. Please slate (name & audition side selection/song choice) at the beginning of each video.
  3. Please have a reader, off camera, who can read the other roles in the audition side that you select.
  4. Please fill out and return with your Audition Package an Audition-Form.
  5. Email all of Audition Package to echarny@artsofsky.org.

 

Audition Sides:  Please select ONE side of your choice.  You do NOT have to be memorized for this audition.

Audition Side 1- Smee, Stache, Aster

Audition Side 2- Molly and Aster

Audition Side 3- Molly and Boy

Audition Side 4- Mrs. Bumbrake, Molly, Alf

 

Music: Please select a song from the musical theatre repertoire that has an air of pirates/youth/adventure about it.  Please use a 32 bar cut.  You will need to provide your own live accompaniment or track (without vocals) when you record your song.

 

Movement: Please watch Brook’s provided movement video. https://youtu.be/7kv98RvAP8A    .  At your own leisure, before the submission deadline, when you feel ready, record yourself doing the combination Brook teaches in the video.

 

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In-Person Audition Instructions:

 

***Please note that IN PERSON/VIDEO sides & movement choreo WILL BE DIFFERENT!***  

****Again, you need to sign-up ahead of time for an in-person audition time slot.****

 

Audition Sides: Audition sides will be provided to you AT YOUR AUDITION time.  This will be a cold read.

 

Music: Please select a song from the musical theatre repertoire that has an air of pirates/youth/adventure about it.  Please use a 32 bar cut.  You will need to provide your own accompaniment track (without vocals) OR the sheet music of your cut.  We will have an audition accompanist available.

 

Movement: Brook will teach an in person movement combo.

 

 

 

Peter and the Starcatcher 

 

PERFORMANCES at SKyPAC’s Mainstage: 

Friday, July 30 at 7pm
Saturday, July 31 at 2:30pm AND 7pm
Sunday, August 1 at 3pm

Past BG OnStage Productions:

Lessons Information:

Contact us to get set up with one of our instructors for one-on-one lessons.

 

Our lessons rates are $30 for half an hour and $40 for an hour.

 

Call 270-904-5008 or email echarny@artsofsky.org .

Instructors:

Elise Charny- Audition & Monologue Prep

Elise graduated Cum Laude from Marymount Manhattan in New York with a BA in Theatre Arts, concentration in Performing. Continuing with her education and experience, Elise obtained her Masters in Theatre Education from Emerson College in Boston.

Elise has served as a performer/director/educator in the theatre community for the last twenty years. In 2013, Elise established the John F Kennedy School Drama Club in Somerville, MA, which still running today. For the last five years, Elise has served as Artistic and Education Director of BG OnStage, creating various programming and directing all of the theatrical productions. She has also aided students in achieving their goals of attending GSA and musical theatre/drama college programs, past students have been accepted at The New York Film Academy, University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music, Northern Kentucky University, Southern Illinois University, Austin Peay State University, and Western Kentucky University. With this new chapter of her career, Elise is very excited to be joining the SKyPAC family to continue to bring quality theatre education and theatre opportunities to the community!

Sam Tuggle- Voice Instructor

Sam is an accomplished young vocal performer with diverse stage experience, including recitals, musicals, plays, and operas. Sam has held principal roles in three mainstage summer shows with BGOnstage, as well as multiple performances with WKU. Sam is also an experienced choral singer, having performed with award winning choirs on the international level. He will graduate in the Spring of 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance. Sam has significant pedagogical experience and has taught privately for over a year. He is excited to make BGOnstage his new work home, and cannot wait to learn with new singers!

Hasum Morfin-Gandara- Voice, Beginning Piano, Beginning Guitar Instructor

Hasum is a native to Bowling Green, KY and is a senior studying Vocal Music Education at Western Kentucky University. Hasum has been musically involved with band and choral programs since age 11 and is interested in expanding his musical horizons by connecting musical styles, genres, and cultures from his classical foundation. Since Hasum began at WKU, he has gained experience by performing in operas, vocal masterclasses, student research, singing in the shower, and more!

Most recently, Hasum has conducted research in Seattle, where he learned about the art of vocal Jazz. This past summer, Hasum had the amazing opportunity to work at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan, where he worked with students involved in the Performing Arts (He even took dance classes himself!) Hasum is most passionate and excited about working with his community as he grows and learns alongside them.

DiDi Turley- Voice Instructor

DiDi is a mezzo soprano based out of Bowling Green, Kentucky. She has a rapidly growing repertoire of both musical theatre and operatic roles, along with 10+ years of choral experience. DiDi currently sings with the WKU Chorale, and acts as the student ambassador for the WKU Department of Music. An active church musician, she maintains an internship with the Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green and performs regularly in church services of all sorts. She’s also active on the classical voice competition circuit, and is an alumna of the Kentucky Center’s Governor’s School for the Arts (Vocal Music ‘15). Along with her love of performing, DiDi is passionate about teaching voice lessons, preparing students for auditions, and studying voice pedagogy.

DiDi has performed all over the world, from Carnegie Hall in NYC, Costa Rica, and Salzburg, Austria to regionally with Western Kentucky University, The Cumberland County Playhouse, and a number of other theaters across Kentucky and Tennessee. She is incredibly excited to be working with BG OnStage to bring her knowledge and love of music to the Bowling Green theatre community!

 

Claire Smith- Voice Instructor

Claire Smith is a soprano from Lexington, Kentucky. In her time as a performer, she has participated in multiple choirs, musicals, plays, and one opera. She has performed as a soloist in several major works at WKU, put on a recital, and is currently working on her Mahurin Honors College Capstone Thesis Experience in composition. In Spring 2020, Claire placed first in the National Student Auditions Classical Junior Women Category in the Kentucky and Tennessee region. Currently, she is the president of WKU’s Students of the National Association for Teachers of Singing and served as a secretary in the past. She will graduate with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from WKU in the Spring of 2021.

 

Claire recently completed vocal pedagogy, an intensive course that goes through the anatomy and physiology of the voice, as well as effective vocal technique and instruction. She is excited to apply the many techniques she studied to her teaching methods. 

 

Olivia Duvall- Voice Instructor

Olivia is a Bowling Green native and a soprano Vocal Music Education major at Western Kentucky University. Olivia has been immersed in both the theatrical and classical musical field since her 5th grade year and is intently involved in the WKU Music Department. Olivia currently acts as Vice-President and soon-to-be President of the American Choral Directors Association chapter at WKU and has been a member of the WKU Chorale since her Freshman year. Along with an academic participation in music, Olivia is also heavily embraced in the church music community as well, shown through her involvement in the worship ministry at her local church. Olivia also holds experience through the Kentucky Center’s Governor’s School for the Arts as an alumna of the 2017 Vocal Music class, and plans to obtain a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting to aid her passion of taking charge of an ensemble.

 

Olivia is ecstatic to begin teaching with BG OnStage at SKyPAC and both provide knowledge to those she is teaching and learn from them at the same time.

 

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