Comic Book Artist – North Star Academy School Play Auditions


Comic Book Artist

North Star Academy School Play Auditions

Register to Audition Main Cast

Register for Ensemble

CREDITS

Written by Pat Lydersen
Directed by Eron Block
Publisher Pioneer Drama Services

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

3rd-8th grade
Must be a student at North Star Academy to audition for this show
One-minute monologue optional, but strongly recommended.
Please see our Audition Tips  for more information.
**Main Cast – All actors will be cast in a role as long as they 1) sign up; 2) turn in all paperwork and registration fees; and 3) audition.
*Ensemble – No audition needed for  Ensemble roles.  Paperwork and fees must be turned in by August 28 in the NSA Office to Anna.
Note that girls and boys will be considered for all roles and we will modify character genders accordingly.

AUDITION DATES

Main Cast
August 28 or 29
NSA Staff Room

REHEARSALS

Main Cast
September 13 – October 23, Monday and Wednesdays 3:15-6:00 pm
September 15 & October 13 & 27, Fridays 3:15-6:00 pm
No rehearsal October 9
October 4 – Costume Parade 5-7 pm

Ensemble
Sept 13th and 27th, Oct 11th, and 27th –  3:15-6:00 pm

TECH REHEARSALS

Main Cast and Ensemble
October  28 & 29, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
October 30 & November 2, 5:30-9:00 pm
November 1 , 3:15-7:15 pm

MANDATORY FAMILY MEETINGS

Main Cast and Ensemble
September 13, 6:00-7:30 pm & October 18, 6:00-7:30 pm

PERFORMANCES

Main Cast and Ensemble
November 3, 4 & 5
Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm. Call time for cast 5:30 pm.
Sunday at 1:00 pm. Call time for cast 11:30 am.

LOCATION

Rehearsals and meetings at North Star Academy.  Auditions in staff room.
Tech rehearsals and shows at McKinley Auditorium, 400 Duane Street, Redwood City.

SYNOPSIS

Bring the incredibly popular comic-book genre to life with this hilarious action-packed superhero saga!  Stanley Leonardo Sappovitz wants nothing more than to become a comic book artist.  When he gets a job as a janitor at Wonder Comics, he anxiously awaits the day that his boss, D.C.  Wunderman, will notice his drawings and discover his artistic genius.  It seems like that day will never come until Wunderman invests in a shipment of magical pens, guaranteed to bring to life any character his artists create.  When the staff artists unwittingly unleash the dreaded Doctor Shock Clock, it is up to Stanley to create his own team of superheroes.  Will they have the superpowers to conquer this dastardly super-villain, who can stop time with the snap of his fingers?  Only time will tell!  Doctor Shock Clock is off to where else but Times Square to pull off the greatest heist of all time.  Watch as the egotistical Star Guy and his “Charisma Ray,” Triple Time with his super fast speed, environmentally correct Blossom with her magical sleeping potion flowers and the slightly grouchy but goodhearted Wombat Woman combine their special powers to try to stop the dastardly deed!

 FEE AND REQUIREMENTS

**Main Cast roles – registration is $120 and the mandatory family job time commitment is 30-35 hours minimum. Registration fee due at audition. All actors who sign up for an audition, audition, pay the registration fee and turn in all paperwork at the audition will be cast.

*Ensemble roles – registration is $95 and the mandatory family job time commitment is 15-16 hours minimum. No audition. Registration fee due in NSA office by August 28th. Must register online.

Family Job Buy-out Option – fee is $500 (on top of the usual participation fee) but there is no family job time commitment; participation in strike still required. Limited availability, arranged on first-come first-served basis.  Please contact Kay Louie ASAP if interested at kaylouie@yahoo.com

All registration fees will be processed two days after cast list is posted. No registration fee, including family buy-out, will be refunded beyond 2 days after cast list is posted.

*Ensemble roles – these are non-speaking roles for kids who would like to participate but would like a smaller commitment.  There will be fewer rehearsal hours, a smaller parent volunteer commitment, and reduced fees.  For example, these roles might include a group of villagers. Ensemble is a great way to be part of the fun without the full commitment.  Any grade can join the ensemble.  Note – ensemble roles will only be assigned to students who specifically sign up for the ensemble; these students will not audition.
**Main cast roles – are all other roles not meeting the ensemble role description.  Anyone who signs up to audition, auditions, pays fee and submits required paperwork at audition will be cast in a main cast role.
Scholarships available: Please contact Principal Sara Shackel for more information.

All information subject to change.