Auditions are open to ages 8-18. No previous experience necessary. We encourage new students.
Scripts are currently available for perusal at the Reference Desk of the Wood County District Public Library. They cannot be checked out, but they can be read on site if you want to read the script before auditions.
Students can come to either audition on Sunday or Monday. They do not need to come to both, but they should expect to stay the whole two hours.
Callbacks will be held on Tuesday. The list for callbacks will be sent out Monday night. Being called back or not is not an indication of casting. Some parts will be able to be cast without needing a callback.
Sunday, April 17th 4:30-6:30 pm
Monday, April 18th 6:30–8:30 pm
First United Methodist Church
Upstairs music room
1526 East Wooster Street
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Performances will take place at First United Methodist Church. 1526 East Wooster Street
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students.
Friday, June 17th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 18th at 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 19th at 2:00 pm
About The Show:
This delightful adaption of one of the most beloved fables of all time is a quackingly good time.
Since it first hatched in 1993 Stiles & Drewe’s musical Honk! has winged its way around the world in over 8000 productions and in many different languages. Winner of multiple awards, including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, this heart-warming celebration of being different is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit and memorable score.
WHAT THE DIRECTORS ARE LOOKING FOR:
Can you be heard? The directors wants to know if the audience can hear and understand you. Use your strongest voice.
Are you making choices with the text that show off a character? Engage the audience. Use expression!
Most importantly, have fun!
HOW TO PREPARE:
Students should prepare a short song for auditions (a minute or a verse). They can sing a capella or bring sheet music. An accompanist will be available. Students may also prepare one of the monologues below if they wish. They will be asked to do some simple movement exercises and to participate in cold reads. Callbacks will involve further cold reading, singing in small groups from the show, and short dance auditions. The songs and dances will be taught at callbacks.
The cast list is listed below. Characters with significant solos are marked with an *.
*Drake, the father duck (male)
Henrietta, a hen (female)
*Maureen, a moorhen (female)
*Ida, the mother duck (female)
Grace, a duck (female)
Billy, a duckling (either)
Beaky, a duckling (either)
Downy, a duckling (either)
Fluff, a ducking (either)
*Ugly, the ugly duckling (either)
Maggie Pie, a chatty newsanchor (female)
*Greylag, a goose (male)
*Dot, a goose (female)
Barnacles, a goose (either)
Pinkfoot, a goose (either)
Snowy, a goose (either)
*Lowbutt, a domesticated hen (female)
*Queenie, a domesticated cat (female)
Penny, a swan (female)
Mother Swan (female)
Bewick, a swan (either)
Father Swan (male)
Boy, Girl, Old Woman, Farmer
Greek Chorus (Barnyard animals)
Once the cast lists are decided, they will be emailed and posted on our website. If a child is not cast, they are invited and encouraged to audition for the next show.
Call Karen Walters at 419-308-0813.
Rehearsals are about 4 weeks long and a schedule will be provided. Occasionally, a Saturday or Sunday may be required. Actors are expected to be at all rehearsals and performances unless pre-approved by the director. Unexcused absences may result in dismissal. Be sure to communicate with the director.
There is a $40 participation fee to perform in the musical Honk. A discount may be given to siblings and scholarships may be available. No additional fees will be required. One script is provided for each actor. Students may be required to provide some of their own costume pieces. HYT asks for parent participation by handing out programs, ushering, costumes, helping with performances, advertising, refreshments, or snacks. Sign up opportunities will be provided.
Monologues are not required from auditioning students. However, if they would like to prepare one for auditions, they are more than welcome to.
Oh that, it’s just those wretched children from the farm playing ball. Do they come and play with me? Do they buffalo! I don’t suppose they even remember that they own a cat. Some people just shouldn’t keep animals — and eight out of ten cats who expressed a preference would agree with me. What are people? Oh, you don’t want to get mixed up with them! Bad news, that’s what people are. Just think yourself lucky, Ducky, that I am going to spare you from ever having to encounter them.
2. DOT (a goose):
Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen. My name is Dot, I am your Senior Flight Attendant and, on behalf of Captain Greylag, I would like to welcome you to this afternoon’s flight from Boggy Marshland to some far-flung farm. We will be cruising at an altitude of several feet and flying in a rather attractive V-formation. In the unlikely event of an emergency landing, we ask that you observe the safety procedures that we’ve been through so many, many times before. We hope you have a pleasant journey, and thank you for choosing Goose Air, “The Fluffy Skies.”
3. MAGGIE PIE (chatty newscaster):
Six months on, and still no sighting of the duckling, who, as you will remember from the photograph released at the time, has what can best be described as a rather unforgettable appearance. Now, our experts believe that he may already have undergone certain changes and they have put together this photofit of what they believe he might look like today. Some viewers may find this image disturbing.
Now that’s just downright anti-social. Hang on. (Clears his throat) I’ve got a human in my throat. (BULLFROG goes into hysterics but soon realizes that he is laughing alone) Oh well, I know how you feel, but you mustn’t let it depress you. I started out as a blob of jelly and it’s been downhill ever since. I say to myself, “I’m just a handsome prince in frog’s clothing and one day someone’s going to come along and kiss me and release my inner beauty.” And then I say to myself, “Nah, get real — who wants to snog a frog?”