Auditions for ‘Big!’

The Community Players will hold auditions for their fall musical BIG!

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YOUTH Auditions
 Ages 10 -16: Sunday, August 6 at 1 p.m.

(Sign-in beginning at 12:30)
All must be signed in by 1:15

ADULT Auditions
Sunday, August 6 at 5 p.m.

(Sign-In beginning at 4:30)
All Auditioners must be signed in by 5:15 p.m.

 Monday, August 7 at 7 p.m.
(Sign-in beginning at 6:30 p.m.)
All Auditioners must be signed in by 7:15 p.m.

All Auditions will be held at
The Dance Factory,
25 Lower Rd., Lincoln, RI.

Director Paul Nolette,
Assistant Director Joyce Levin
Music Director Justin Simone, and
Choreographer Leslie Vazquez are looking for a diverse cast.

All roles are open

All Auditioners should prepare to sing 16 Bars of a Broadway-Style Song, from a show OTHER than this show. Please bring Sheet Music in the Appropriate Key or a Backup Music Track. An Accompanist or Playback Equipment will be available.

All Auditioners will be taught something to sing as a group.

Please dress to move. A portion of the audition will be devoted to light choreography as well as readings of the script.

Please note: all auditioners will need to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19, along with an official government issued identification.

Please come prepared with potential rehearsal conflict dates (evenings you are not available, any vacation periods, etc.)

The show will be produced at Jenks Auditorium on November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19, 2023

For further information, email producer Leslie Vazquez:
[email protected]

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Character breakdown:

Josh Baskin: 12 year old, awkward, sweet, Boy Soprano or Tenor with a Strong Upper Range

Billy: 12 year old, Josh’s confident, Cocky Best Friend. Actor handles most of the show’s Comic Relief. Young Baritone

Cynthia Benson: 12 year old, Prettiest Girl in school. Sweet

Various Kids Roles, Boys and Girls, Ages 10 -16.
Skateboarders and Acrobats/Gymnasts are encouraged to audition, regardless of Singing or Acting Ability!

Josh Baskin: 30’s. A 12 year old Boy, suddenly finding himself in the body of a 30 year old Man! Must be able to play that Age convincingly. Baritone/Tenor

Susan Lawrence: Attractive, 30’s, Sympathetic despite her character’s tendency to sleep her way up the Corporate Ladder. Alto with a Strong Upper Register

Macmillan: 40’s – 60’s. Dapper, Charming, Sophisticated Toy Co. CEO. Light on his feet. Baritone

Paul: Susan’s Corporate Beau. The Villain. Immediately Unlikeable fellow! 30’s-40’s

ZOLTAR: Commanding Baritone. Appears at the opening and closing of the show but is a constant presence throughout.

Mrs. Baskin: Josh’s Mom. Busy NJ Housewife, fiercely devoted to her missing son. Strong Soprano.

Mrs. Watson: Josh’s Uptight Secretary. Has a Big Production number. 40’s-60’s. Must carry a tune.

Susan’s Friends, Macmillan Toy Company Execs, Carnival Employees, Sales People, Parents, including Josh’s Dad and Billy’s Parents: Multicasting for Men and Women to play Various Roles. Busy Chorus duties.

Show Description:

The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy (featuring Tom Hanks) bursts onto the stage in the unforgettable theatrical experience, Big The Musical. Featuring a witty, moving and insightful book by John Weidman (AssassinsPacific OverturesRoad Show) and a dazzling, energetic, heartfelt, contemporary score by David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr. (BabyCloser than EverStarting Here, Starting NowBig is a perfect show for audiences of all ages!

Josh Baskin is sick of being an awkward kid. At a carnival, he makes a wish to the Zoltar machine to become “big.” To his shock, his wish is granted. After an understandably awkward beginning, Josh is forced to do “adult” things, like getting a job and a girlfriend. In the end, he discovers that there’s much more to being an adult than he bargained for and learns that we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time.

Complete with Zoltar, a giant floor piano and stand-out roles for adults and children, Big is a great choice for theatres that are looking for a family-friendly smash-hit that is full of high-energy singing and dancing.

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