Any aspiring thespians in the Baltimore, Maryland area there are open auditions for actors to play the roles of the characters from the A.A. Milne classic, Winnie the Pooh.
Auditions will we held on Saturday June 26th from 12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. and on Monday June 28th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 29th. Location is the Fellowship Hall Little Theatre of the Dundalk United Methodist Church, 6903 Mornington Road, Baltimore, MD 21222.
The show will run Friday to Sunday, September 17th to September 26th. Showtimes are Friday at 7:00, Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and Sunday at 12:30 (8 total perfs).
Actors will be asked to read from the script, sides will be provided. Character list is below:
Christopher Robin (9 to 12, male or female) – a small boy, must be able to speak in a convincing British accent.
Winnie the Pooh (Late teens to adult, male or female) – a furry bear who always is thinking about his next meal.
Piglet (9 to 14 male or female) – Pooh’s best friend; a small, loveable pig lacking in self confidence.
Owl (Male adult, any age. May double as the voice of the narrator) – authoritative figure who thinks he is smarter than he really is.
Eeyore (Male or Female, any age) – Pooh’s donkey friend, always in a funk.
Kanga – (Female, adult) – New animal to the 100 Acre Wood, mother to Roo. Overbearing, but well meaning.
Roo – (8 to 12, male or female) – Child of Kanga, desperate to make friends.
Rabbit – (Adult, male or female) – Neighbor and friend of Pooh. Easily annoyed.
Please bring a headshot and resume (if you have them) as well as a list of potential conflicts.Rehearsals will begin in late July and run until the opening of the show. Rehearsal schedule will be set once the show is cast.
Reservations for audition slots are not required. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about The Mornington Players, check out our website at http://www.morningtonplayers.com.
The auditions seem like a great opportunity for anyone, Winnie the Pooh fan or not, to have the opportunity to perform onstage. There are parts available for people of all ages. Sometimes just the joy of acting is what an actor needs, not be famous, but to just practice his/her craft. If it does lead to recognition, that would just be a product of the great work that they do produce. Many actors have started in in local and smaller productions, and this is