North Texas Performing Arts celebrates the 12th anniversary of their Page to Stage Series of professional daytime children's programming with a production of Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale
The Page to Stage series develops literacy through the performing arts by bringing beloved books to life for local school and children’s groups. Children and teachers alike are delighted by fully-staged musicals performed by a professional troupe of actors. All shows in the Page to Stage series are approximately 1hr and perfect for preschool-5th grade.
Rapunzel! Rapunzel! will be directed by Bethany Bourland, who has been directing and teaching children’s theatre for nine years and holds Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama: Acting Emphasis from the University of Oklahoma Peggy Dow Helmerich School of Drama.
North Texas Performing Arts is looking for diverse, non-union actors over the age of 18, and high school graduates, to star in their Daytime Theatre for Young Audiences production of Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale.
Auditions will be held at NTPA’s Willow Bend Center of the Arts, 6121 W Park Blvd, Suite B216, Plano, TX on January 15 and 16 from 1:00-4:00 PM. Actors should bring a headshot and resume. Actors should prepare and memorize a one-minute Theatre for Young Audiences monologue and a one-minute musical theatre song. If actors play a musical instrument, they should bring it and play a short song on it.
Rehearsals will be held Monday-Friday, 10 AM-3 PM, starting February 11. Actors must come to the first rehearsal memorized. Final Tech will be Tuesday, February 26 in Fairview with an additional Tech in Plano on Monday, March 4.
Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale will perform at Fairview Youth Theatre (302 Town Place, Fairview, TX 75069) February 27-March 1 and at North Texas Performing Arts – Plano (6121 W. Park Blvd. B216, Plano, TX 75093) March 5-8 and 11-14. There will be a minimum of 12 performances. Additional performances may be added based on audience needs. All performances will be held at 10:00 AM or 12:15 PM.
All actors will be expect to show up to the first rehearsal memorized. All actors cast will be responsible for every aspect of the production, including load-in and out of all props, costumes and set pieces. The actors may be asked to help find costume and prop pieces for the production. All actors will be paid a flat rate rehearsal stipend of $200, and an additional $40 per performance. All actors will report to the performance locations via their own transportation and therefore must have reliable transportation. All rehearsals and performances will be held during the day- actors who are unavailable during the day should not audition. Please note that all rehearsals, tech rehearsals, and performances are mandatory. Actors who fail to be on time on a regular basis or make all of the rehearsals will be compensated less than the above rate.
Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy is written by Books Alive!
Book, Music and Lyrics By Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman
RAPUNZEL - A princess with extremely long hair trapped in a tower, who loves to sing and longs to be free. A3 to A5
SOCRATES - An enchanted dragon, an older, bespectacled dragon worse for wear - with an English accent he has been enchanted so he cannot fly or breathe fire and must stay near to Rapunzel's tower all because of a spell cast by Za Za. A2 to A4
LADY ZA ZA (aka LADY ZAZALINSKY) - Rapunzel's Aunt, secretly the Wicked Enchantress who is outrageously dressed with over the top hair and makeup (in the style of Lady Gaga) and who always wears large a bright purple jewel on a necklace around her neck. She has been running the Kingdom as the Duchess but is obsessed with being Queen. A3 to A5
SIR RODERICK - A handsome young man seeking a worthy quest, he just doesn't know what it is yet A2 to A4
EDGAR - The greatest hair stylist in the kingdom and Sir Roderick's best friend. A2 to A4
MAN EXTRA / KING - A peasant, who in the final scene - is revealed to be the King, Rapunzel's father. A2 to A4
WOMAN EXTRA 1 / QUEEN - A peasant, who in the final scene is revealed to be the Queen, Rapunzel's mother. A3 to A5
GYPSY WOMAN / WOMAN EXTRA 2 - A mysterious woman living in the forest, a cross between an older Fran Drescher and a hypochondriac Jersey Housewife plus other doubled roles. A3 to A5
Questions may be directed to Bethany Bourland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actors should go to ntpa.us/rapunzel to schedule an audition slot.
ABOUT NORTH TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS
North Texas Performing Arts is a 501(c)3 organization that provides educational theatre programs to North Texas communities. NTPA is dedicated to developing the character of youth through quality performing arts education and family entertainment. For more information on the organization and programs, visit our website at northtexasperformingarts.org or call the offices at 972-422-2575.