MOMOTARO: PEACH BOY HERO
This lively play for family audiences is part of the UNH Theatre season and will run April 17-20. Rehearsals will begin at the end of February. There are two types of parts, those for actors and those for puppeteers. You can audition for either type or for both if you would like to play multiple roles. Momotaro the hero, his parents and the characters of the village are played by actors. The Ogres and Momotaro's three animal companions are performed with life-size puppets.
The open audition will be held between 5:30 - 8:00 on Wednesday, Jan 30 in M213 in the PCAC Music wing, 2nd floor. Anyone auditioning can sign up ahead for a time slot or come at any time during the audition without preregistering and take an open time available. The sign-up sheet is in the hall next to the Hennessy Theatre in PCAC. Audition forms are available online or at the door prior to the audition. You can also arrange a different audition time during the week of 1/ 28 if you are not available during Wednesday's audition .
Prepare a 1 minute monologue for a storybook character or non-contemporary character. You can just make it up from a character from a storybook, (ex. Jack from Jack and Beanstalk talking about his adventures with the giant) or you can actually pull from the script which is available to borrow from the UNH Theatre office. Momotaro can be played by any gender.
Prepare a 1 minute monologue for an ANIMAL storybook, movie or TV character. You can just make it up based on character from a storybook, (ex. The Cowardly Lion talking about his adventures with Dorothy) or you can actually pull from the script which is available to borrow from the UNH Theatre office. Find a character voice for the chosen character. You will be given a simple hand and rod puppet to perform with during the audition.
You can choose to audition for either or both types of roles! Email Carol Fisher at Carol.Fisher@unh.edu for more information.