YOUTH THEATRE AUDITIONS: BLATHER, BLARNEY AND BALDERDASH (Folk and Fairy Tales from the Emerald Isles)
DIRECTOR: David Rodriguez
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 7- 8:30 pm
Please register for an audition appointment online at http://verovoce.com/audition-form
We will accept walk-ins as slots are available.
WHERE: Vero Voce Theatre, 951 State Ave., Ste F, St Charles, IL 60174
PREPARATION: One monologue 30-60 seconds in length. Potential cold-read or improv.
PEFORMANCE DATES: March 15-23, 2014 Sat at 3 pm and 7 pm / Sun at 3 pm
Rehearsals will be held Tue & Wed 4:30-7:00 pm and Sat 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Any students interested in helping with directorial duties must attend auditions.
(This is a tuition based program)
Three hilarious and action-packed Irish folk and fairy tales collide in raucous laughter when a trio of wild and crazy leprechauns try to help tongue-tied shepherd Fin O’Grady learn to tell a story and win the hand of his one true love. Assisted by the wee folk of Ireland, Blather, Blarney and Balderdash enact ’The Hunchback of Knockgrafton,’ in which a simple man’s gentle nature wins him an unexpected prize and a cruel counterpart learns that it’s not a good idea to mess with little people. In ’The Griffin’s Feather,’ young Aidan bravely encounters a sneezing girl, a frenzied farmer and a bombastic boatman before snatching three feathers from a hen-pecked griffin in order to cure a sleeping beauty. In ’The Bird, the Mouse and the Cricket,’ a courageous lass and three magical animals risk their necks to help a sour prince regain his lost laughter. At last, the shy Fin discovers that a story is a treasure that increases the more you share it. This uplifting, easy-to-produce ensemble comedy combines clever dialogue with slapstick humor and features numerous ’showcase’ roles so that everyone, even the least experienced, has a chance to shine.