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Audition Information

 

Third Door Theatre presents You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

Based on the Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner

 

Audition Details

Auditions will be held on Sunday 23rd February & Monday 24th February at Crossway Church, 2 Vision Drive, Burwood East (Lower Chapel Room)

 

Please book your audition online here at https://www.trybooking.com/BIJRZ

Auditionees are required to prepare two contrasting musical theatre numbers in the style of the show which best showcase your vocal range and character ability. Please consider the character you would like to audition for when selecting your song. You may select a song from the show if you wish. (Please no longer than 2mins per song. Please also note you may not be required to sing your whole song.) 

Please bring your own backing music (to be played on a Bluetooth speaker which we are happy to provide).

Auditionees should bring an acting resume and headshot to the audition.

 

Please familiarise yourself with the characters and world of the play (e.g. Peanuts, accents etc.) prior to auditions to optimise your audition time. You will also be asked to read a short monologue and/or scene at your audition for the character you are auditioning for, which will be available at your audition. (Please arrive early to familiarise yourself with the text)

 

We may consider you for roles that you do not specifically audition for.

Call Backs

Call backs will be held on Wednesday 26th February if required.

*Auditionees must be available for the entirety of the rehearsal and production season. Please highlight any potential clashes on your audition sign up form*

Cast of Characters

Sally Brown (Female)
Lucy Van Pelt (Female)
Snoopy (Female or Male)
Schroeder (Male)
Charlie Brown (Male)
Linus Van Pelt (Male)

 

Cast Requirements

All actors must be 18+ with a recommended age range of 18-40. 

All characters require a broad vocal range, with the ability to solo and harmonise.

Actors should be physically fit and comfortable dancing. Actors may be required to learn moderately complex choreography.

Actor playing age range must have a “child-like” quality.

 

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown Synopsis


Act I

The time of the action is "an average day in the life of Charlie Brown." It really is just that, a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine's Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening.

It seems to start off all right. After some brief comments on the nature of his character by his friends, Charlie Brown is swept into their center by a rousing tribute of only slightly qualified praise, in the song "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." He is then left to his own musings as he eats his lunch on the school playground, complicated unbearably by the distant presence of his true love, the "little redheaded girl," who is always just out of sight.

True love also seems to be the only unmanageable element in Lucy's solid life, which we discover as we watch her try to bulldoze her way through to her boyfriend's sensitive, six-year-old musician's heart, in "Schroeder." The little scenes then begin to accumulate, and we learn that Lucy's little brother, Linus, is thoughtful about many things but fanatical when it comes to the matter of his blanket; that Patty is sweet and utterly innocent; and that Charlie Brown's dog spends much if not most of his time thinking of being something else-a gorilla, a jungle cat, perhaps a handsome trophy or two-but that mostly his life is a pleasant one ("Snoopy").

The events continue to trickle on. Linus enjoys a private time with his most favorite thing of all ("My Blanket and Me"), Lucy generously bothers to inform him of her ambition-of-the-moment, to become a queen with her own queendom, and then Charlie Brown lurches in for still another bout with his own friendly enemy, "The Kite."

Valentine's Day comes and goes with our hero receiving not one single valentine, which brings him to seek the temporary relief of Lucy's five-cent psychiatry booth ("The Doctor Is In"). We then watch as four of our friends go through their individual struggles with the homework assignment of writing a hundred word essay of Peter Rabbit in "The Book Report."

 

Act II

Act Two roars in with Snoopy lost in another world atop his dog house. As a World War One flying ace, he does not bring down the infamous Red Baron in today's battle but we know that someday, someday he will.

The day continues. We learn of the chaotic events of the Very Little League's "Baseball Game" as Charlie Brown writes the news to his pen pal. Lucy is moved to conduct a personal survey to find out just how crabby she really is, and all the group gathers for a misbegotten rehearsal of a song they are to sing in assembly.

It is "Suppertime," and Snoopy once more discovers what wild raptures just the mere presence of his full supper dish can send him into. And then it is evening. The gathered friends sing a little about their individual thoughts of "Happiness" and then they go off, leaving Lucy to make a very un-Lucy-like gesture: she tells Charlie Brown what a good man he is.

None of the cast is actually six years old. And they don't really look like Charles Schulz's Peanuts cartoon characters. But this doesn't seem to make that much difference once we are into the play, because what they are saying to each other is with the openness of that early childhood time, and the obvious fact is that they are all really quite fond of each other.

 

Musical Samples

 

https://open.spotify.com/album/1LpzcTUzuRoDCCUEREcqkX 

https://music.apple.com/au/album/youre-a-good-man-charlie-brown/258630220

Creative Team

Producer/Choreographer – Colette MacLaren

Director – Cale MacLaren

Music Director – Ben Taylor

Costuming – Barbra Vernon

 

Rehearsals

Rehearsals will take place at Crossway Church, 2 Vision Drive Burwood East on Sunday evenings and Wednesday nights. Please note some additional and alternative rehearsals have been planned due to Easter and closer to the performance season.

 

Rehearsal Schedule

Sunday 1st March, 3 - 7pm

Wednesday 4th March, 8 - 10pm

 

Sunday 8th March, 3 - 7pm

Wednesday 11th March, 8 - 10pm

 

Sunday 15th March, 3 - 7pm

Wednesday 18th March, 8 - 10pm

 

Sunday 22nd March, 3 - 7pm

Wednesday 25th March, 8 - 10pm

 

Sunday 29th March, 3 - 7pm

Wednesday 1st April, 8 - 10pm

 

(Construction Team Set Build Monday 30th - Thursday 2nd 9:30am - 4pm TBC. Cast attendance optional)

 

Saturday 4th April, 10 - 4pm Intensive Rehearsal Day

 

Sunday 5th April - No rehearsal

 

Sunday 12th & Monday 13th April - Easter. No rehearsal

 

Wednesday 15th April, 8 - 10pm

 

Sunday 19th April, 3 - 7pm

Wednesday 22nd April, 8 - 10pm

 

Sunday 26th April, 2 - 8pm FULL DRESS RUN

Wednesday 29th April, 6 - 10pm FULL DRESS RUN

Thursday 30th April, 8 - 10pm FULL RUN

 

Sunday 3rd May, No Rehearsal

Wednesday 6th May, 6 - 10pm FULL DRESS RUN

Thursday 7th May, 8 - 11pm FULL RUN

 

Production Season Details

Performance Venue: Knox Community Arts Centre, Bayswater Wednesday 13th – Sunday 17th May (6 shows)

 

Bump In - Sunday 10th

Tech - Monday 11th

Dress - Tuesday 12th

Preview - Wed 13th 7:30pm

Shows - Thurs 14th 7:30pm, Fri 15th 7:30pm, Sat 16th Matinee 1:30pm and Evening 6:30pm, Sunday 17th Twilight 5:00pm
 

Contact

Please email thirddoortheatre@gmail.com with any questions regarding the audition process or call 0414 643 077.

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