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General Audition Requirements
Unless otherwise noted in the following show-specific information, all auditions require a:
- Completed Audition Form
- Headshot – can be a body-length picture as long as the face is clearly visible
Directed by Dan Ashlock
For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.
Sunday June 23rd, 2019
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Bring head shot and resume
Cold Reads from the script
Rehearsals begin June 30th
SHOW DATES & TIMES:
August 16 – September 29, 2019
Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
ROLES TO BE CAST:
Wayne Hopkins (male, 20s-early 30s) The hero. Totally uncool, but full of charm and heart. Loyal to a tee. Likes comic books and video games, knows nothing about magic or this weird magic world he is now a part of. Best friends with Oliver and Megan.
Megan Jones (female, 20s-30s) Begins the show by only desiring to live up to her mother’s reputation: a dark wizard currently in Wiz Priz for being such a bad-ass Death Buddy in her youth. Over time, her tough veneer begins to soften, as a budding romance with Oliver becomes apparent. Defiant and headstrong on the surface, the audience begins to see that her adamancy of being completely unique and independent really stems from her desire to be loved and accepted.
Oliver Rivers (male, 20s-early 30s) One of the main trio. Incredibly smart and cerebral, he is a math whiz, and proud of it; lovingly a nerd from New Jersey. After ending up at wizarding school, he finds out he isn’t the top of his class, and instead begins a fantastical journey of friendship and even some love, better than any algebra class could ever promise. Real comic chops, incredibly appealing, youthful.
Susie Bones/Harry/Others (female, 20s) Susie: Sad. Gloomy. Think Eeyore from “Winnie the Pooh.” Constantly in fear of her or her family dying. Harry: Young, plucky, and famous. Struts around school like he owns it. Gets into a few wacky situations, but it’s nothing the bonds of friendship can’t overcome. Also plays Colin, Hermeoone #2, Ric Gryff, and Myrtle.
Cedric/Mr. Voldy (male, 20s) An appealing comic actor to play the pivotal roles of Cedric in Act I and Mr. Voldy in Act II. Cedric: A champion. Athletic, winning, popular, and charming. Everyone’s favorite, but still loyal, patient, and kind. A leading example of a Puff. Mr. Voldy: Evil. Like, reeeaaally evil. Wants to rule the world in shadows and darkness and terror.
Narrator (anyone, any age) The narrator of the story. She/he guides us through our entire show of Puffy-ness. British accent. Must be a great storyteller, as she/he must keep the audience engaged and updated on all the goings-on. Can be a bit of a know-it-all, but still relatable and appealing.
Hannah/Female Teachers/Others (female, 20s–early 30s) Requires playing several different roles back to back, so the ability to play a variety of character types a plus. Hannah: Shy. Very shy. Female Teachers: Professor McG, Professor Sproutty, Professor Lanny, Bath Babbles. Also plays First Headmaster, Xavia Jones.
Ernie Mac/Male Teachers/Others (male, 20s–early 30s) Requires an actor capable of doing strong impressions. Ernie Mac: Proud. Loud. Pretty sure he’s the best. Male Teachers: Potions Teacher/ Locky/ Professor Turban/ Mr. Moody. All impressions. Strong comedic ability. Also plays Seamus, Sal, Second Headmaster.
J. Finch/Uncle Dave/Others (male, 20s–early 30s) Improvisational skills a plus. Boyish & fun. Chipper and happy except when his life is in mortal danger. Also plays Goyle, Clumsy Longbottom, Hermeoone#3, Viktor and Mr. Bagman.
Sally/Bippy/Others (female, 20s–early 30s) Sally: Nice. In year 3, goes through a bit of a growth spurt that attracts the other student’s attention, if you know what I mean. Bippy: A house elf. Devoted. Loyal. Kind of annoying. Also plays Malfoy, Rowena and Rita Scooter.
Leanne/Ginny/Others (female, 20s–early 30s) A little distant. A little random. Is possibly a genius or really, really stupid. But has a really strong heart. The Puffiest of the Puffs. Also plays Helga and Frenchie.