Director/Choreographer: Richard Stafford
Music Director: Michael Duff
Producer: Wally Jones
You only need to make one appointment. If you are a singer who dances, a vocal appointment would suite you best. If you are a dancer who sings, make a reservation for the dance call.
Wednesday, August 23 2017 – Singers who dance
By appointment only!
Vocal appointments begin at 1:00pm
If called back, you may be asked to attend the dance call on Thursday, August 24.
Thursday, August 24, 2017 – Dancers who sing
Men’s Dance Call begins promptly at 10:00 am. Must reserve spot in advance. Character Shoes or Jazz shoes recommended.
Women’s Dance Call begins promptly at 12:00pm. Must reserve spot in advance. Character shoes recommended.
If called back, Dancers may be required to sing.
All auditioning must bring a headshot, resume, and sheet music in your key for 16-32 bars in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided.
Auditions will be held at Casa Mañana Theatre Rehearsal Studio, 3101 West Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76107 (located directly behind the theatre).
Saturday, August 26, 2017
One audition will cover both shows. At check in, notify the monitor if you are auditioning for one or both. Mr. Popper’s Penguins requires 16 bars in a classic musical theatre style. Santa Claus requires 16 bars in a contemporary style. If you are auditioning for both, choose the style that best suits your voice.
All auditioning must bring a headshot and resume stapled back-to-back. Callbacks, if warranted, will be the same day and will require movement and/or puppetry.
Auditions begin at 10:00 am by appointment only. Sign up for an audition here:
Mr. Poppers Penguins
(Casa Manana stage and U.S. tour)
Ages 21 and up only
Rehearsals begin on/about September 16 and shows run at Casa Manana September 26 – October 15. The tour runs November 29 – April 30, 2018. Must be available for both.
ACTOR 1: Male, plays 20-45. Actor 1 plays Mr. Popper who dreams of being an explorer! Mr. Popper is the main character of the show. Seeking an actor who can sing and move well with puppet experience.
ACTOR 2: Female, plays 20-45. Actor 2: Mrs. Popper/ Chorus 3/ Mrs. Callahan/ Balloon Seller/ Lollipop Lady/ Mother/ Operator 2/ Earhart. Seeking female who can take on many roles and move well. Experience with puppets highly encouraged.
ACTOR 3: Male, plays 20-40. Actor 3 – Chorus 1/ Dog Walker/ Neighbour/ Delivery man/ Captain Cook/ Operator 3/ Vet/ Darwin/ Shackleton/ Greenbaum
Must be able to move and sing well. Actor will also need to puppeteer.
Seeking actor who can play multiple roles. Experience with puppets is highly encouraged.
ACTOR 4: Female, plays 20-40. Actor 4: Chorus/ Admiral Drake/ Girl with Kite/ Neighbor/ Dog Walker/ Scooter Child/ Policeman/ Operator 1/ Scott/ Greta/ Soprano/ Miss Anastasia. Seeking actress who moves and sings well. Experience with puppets is highly encouraged.
Santa Claus: A New Musical
Adults (18+) and Students (8 – 17)
Rehearsals for Santa Claus A New Musical start on/about November 13, 2017. Performances of Santa Claus A New Musical are at Casa Mañana Theatre, November 24 – December 23, 2017. Children’s Cast may be double cast if needed. There are morning matinees November 28 – December 15 and afternoon matinees December 19 – 23. Weekend performances are Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 1pm and 5pm and Sundays at 2pm and 5pm.
Available Adult Roles:
Seeking Equity and Non Equity singers and dancers for multiple roles.
Available Children’s Roles:
Beatrice (Bee) – Nicholas’ daughter. A smart, confident young woman who helps her dad find faith in himself and Christmas. Looks age 12-14. Mezzo/mix belt
Elves – A Chorus of happy Elves with tons of Christmas spirit. Looking for great singers who move well.
REINDEER– Santa’s eight Reindeer. Looking for great singers who move well.