Daddy Long Legs
Auditions & Rehearsals
SHOW: Daddy Long Legs
DIRECTED BY: Ally Shore
BOOK BY: John Caird
MUSIC DIRECTION BY: John Rowehl
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY: Paul Gordon
PRODUCED BY: Pro-Arts Playhouse
STAGE MANAGED BY: Lina Aiko Krueger
Based on the classic novel, this charming two-hander filled with soaring melodies is a “rags-to-riches” tale of newfound love.
Jerusha Abbott is the “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” until a mysterious benefactor decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs. Although she knows that he will never respond to her letters, she grows more and more fond of this elusive and kindly “old” gentleman. But another relationship soon begins to develop in Jerusha’s life. Jervis Pendleton is the well-do-do, “youngish” uncle of one of Jerusha’s roommates, who introduces her to a world of literature, travel and adventure. Through her correspondence with Daddy Long Legs and her growing intimacy with Jervis, Jerusha’s letters chronicle her emergence as a delightfully independent “New American Woman.” Yet, there is one startling fact that Jerusha has yet to uncover – a fact that will change her life forever.
If you are unable to attend the audition, please contact us at [email protected] or 808-463-6550 to discuss possible alternatives.
ALL ARE OPEN and will receive a stipend. The director is seeking actors of all ethnicities and genders, 18 years of age or older. All character ages are stage-ages and are flexible.
PERSONNEL IN THE ROOM
Before arriving, please thoroughly review the audition page for the show you are auditioning for below, complete the Audition Form for that show, and email your head-shot or a clear photo of yourself and resume, to [email protected], if you have these materials available.
COVID SAFETY MEASURES
Please be aware that for any productions that involve intimate contact between cast members, or scenes of emotional and physical violence, Boundary Training, Intimacy Direction, Fight Choreography, and coping exercises will be implemented in the staging of these scenes during the rehearsal process.
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ProArts Playhouse 1280 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753 on the Makai side of Azeka Plaza
DATE & TIME
Saturday, November 11, 2023
11:00am – 2:00pm: 15 minute slots
WHAT TO BRING
- Jerusha Abbott, (female-identifying; 18-30), pop musical theater voice with belting and good vocal technique. The oldest orphan in the John Grier Home, who goes on to university. Intelligent, witty, vibrant, optimistic, she finds much passion in life. She thrives in academia and reaching out towards all that “The New American Woman” can be. We see her grow up into a confident woman before our eyes. Vocal range G3 to Bb5
- Jervis Pendleton, (male-identifying; 28-40), pop musical theater voice with belting and good vocal technique. Jerusha’s anonymous benefactor. Intelligent, reserved, socially reclusive, mature. A shy, highly educated East Coast aristocrat. A man of business and privileged upbringing who longs for more connection and to make a difference. We see him connect with his emotions through knowing her. Vocal range G3 to G#4
WHAT TO PREPARE
MUSIC: Please prepare at least 24 bars of a song and bring sheet music or a track. Our music director will be available to play piano. You may be asked to do a few vocal exercises to determine your range.
ACTING: You may be asked to read a side with a reader. You may access the sides HERE.
If call-backs prove necessary, they will be held at 3pm on Sunday, November 12th at 3pm at Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) in Wailuku.
This Season we will be rehearsing shows for longer periods of time but with fewer rehearsals per week. We’ve found that this makes doing shows accessible for more people and allows people the time they need to work on lines and music at home.
Mid-November to February 18th: We are casting this show early to allow the 2 actors plenty of time to learn their music. Performers will be expected to work with our Musical Director approximately once a week for the first few weeks (meetings can be set per available schedules of performer and musical director) and to work on their music on their own, so that they are prepared when we begin a more regular rehearsal schedule in mid-December. We hope to work no more than 3-4 days a week for the majority of the rehearsal period until tech week.
- February 12-17 Tech Week
- February 18 Preview
POSSIBLE REHEARSAL TIMES
Once dates are determined, although variations may happen depending on the actors’ availability:
- Evenings 6:00pm – 9:30pm and Saturdays 11:00am – 3:00pm (or occasionally 10:00am to 2:00pm
- Day rehearsals are possible if that suits the actors’ and director’s schedules
- Tech rehearsals, particularly cue-to-cue, will be longer, but will never go past 11pm
ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. A secondary space in either Kihei or Wailuku may be used at times.
Please verify your availability for all performances and list any conflicts for potential rehearsals. Conflicts beyond January 10th are not possible.
- 11 performances between January 19th and February 4th, 2024
- Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
- The final rehearsal of tech week on Thursday, January 18th will be a “preview” performance with a small invited audience. This audience will be instructed that “holds” and tech fixes may still occur during this performance.
Azeka Plaza-Makai/Ocean Side
1280 South Kihei Rd
Kihei, HI 96753
PO Box 2017
Kihei, HI 96753