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G&S presents Snoopy!!! – The Musical 

DIRECTOR – Darryl Spijkers
MUSICAL DIRECTOR – Kathy Lin

ABOUT THE SHOW

Tuneful! Charming! Hilarious! Yes, SNOOPY!!! – the musical sequel to YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN – deserves each of its three exclamation points.

Based on the beloved Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz, the show sparkles with wit and warmth as it depicts life as seen through the eyes of Schulz’s unforgettable characters. Musical numbers include “Just One Person,” “Poor Sweet Baby,” “Don’t Be Anything Less (Than Everything You Can Be),” “Edgar Allen Poe” and “Daisy Hill.”

The London Version of SNOOPY!!! includes all the songs from the Original Version, plus four more: “Hurry Up, Face,” “Mother’s Day,” “Dime A Dozen,” and “When Do The Good Things Start?”

Please note that this is a community theatre production an no performer will be remunerated for their involvement.

Click here for the Cast Recording: https://drive.google.com/open…

Click here for the Script: https://drive.google.com/open…

Click here for the Vocal Score: https://drive.google.com/open…

CHARACTER ROLES

Snoopy is Charlie Brown’s pet beagle. has become one of the most recognizable and iconic characters in the comic strip. The original drawings of Snoopy were inspired by Spike, one of Schulz’s childhood dogs.

GENDER – Male
AGE RANGE – 16 to 35
PART – Lead
VOICE – Tenor

Woodstock is a bird who quickly became Snoopy’s best friend. The only non-bird character who can understand Woodstock’s speech is Snoopy. This is a non-speaking character making characterisation challenging.

GENDER – Male/Female
AGE RANGE – 16 to 35
PART – Support
VOICE – Silent

Charlie Brown is characterized as a person who frequently suffers, and as a result is usually nervous and lacks self-confidence. He shows both pessimistic and optimistic attitudes: on some days, he is reluctant to go out because his day might just be spoiled, but on others, he hopes for the best and tries as much as he can to accomplish things.

GENDER – Male
PART – Support
AGE RANGE – 16 to 35
VOICE – Tenor

Peppermint Patty is noted for her persistent habit of profoundly misunderstanding basic concepts and ideas that most people would consider obvious, then blindly ignoring any counsel against her latest fixation, which leads to ultimately embarrassing situations for which she blames everyone who warned her. For a long time she seemed unaware that Snoopy was a dog, referring to him as “the funny looking kid with the big nose.”

GENDER – Female
PART – Support
AGE RANGE – 16 to 35
VOICE – Alto

Linus is very intelligent and very wise and acts as the strip’s philosopher and theologian, often quoting the Gospels. Juvenile aspects of his character are also displayed; for example, Linus is almost always depicted holding his blue security blanket—for which he is often mocked by other characters—and often sucks his thumb. He invented his own legendary being, the Great Pumpkin, who, Linus claims, appears every Halloween at the most “sincere” pumpkin patch, bearing gifts.

GENDER – Male
PART – Support
AGE RANGE – 16 to 35
VOICE – Tenor/Baritone

Sally is the complex little sister of Charlie Brown. On one hand, she is good-hearted, sweet, and innocent. However, on the other, she can be lazy, naive, slow, obsessive, greedy, insecure, and sometimes even self-centered and manipulative.

Sally has a “take it easy” approach to life, preferring to slide by while doing as little work as possible. Her favorite pastime is sitting in her beanbag chair watching TV.

GENDER – Female
PART – Support
AGE RANGE – 16 to 35
VOICE – Soprano/Alto

Lucille “Lucy” van Pelt is the older sister of Linus. Lucy is characterized as a “fussbudget”, crabby, bossy and opinionated girl who bullies other characters, particularly Linus and Charlie Brown.

GENDER – Female
PART – Support
AGE RANGE – 16 to 35
VOICE – Soprano/Alto

INITIAL AUDITION PROCESS AND INFORMATION

Initial auditions will start from 9am onwards Saturday 4th November at the Artscape. Auditions will be in small groups – please reserve an audition time (duration approx 45mins) by filling in this online form:

https://goo.gl/forms/MNky6rUnT4QbpVeB2

Notes for everyone auditioning for all characters in Snoopy – The Musical:

  • Please prepare a song of your choice from Snoopy – The Musical that allows you to show your vocal range and acting ability for the role/s you are auditioning for.
  • Reading in an American accent will be a requirement.
  • The entire show depends on a balance between humorous character definition and belting harmonies.
  • The audition process will be relaxed and include a brief warm up along with the ensemble song, and maybe some solo work. There will be some choreography, dialogue and games. This is an opportunity for us to assess potential.
  • The warm-up song for each group to sing from the show will be ‘The World according to Snoopy’. Please have a look at the song and practice it prior to arriving.
  • Versatility is an advantage for this production. Please feel free to audition for any role/s that you feel you are suitable for. You may also be asked to sing/act for other roles during the audition process. However, please do not be put off if you feel you are only suitable for one particular role – we encourage you to audition for that, you might be surprised.
  • A pianist will be available to play audition songs.

CALLBACK AUDITION WORKSHOP

A group callback audition workshop will be held on Tuesday 7th November at 18:30pm. The collaborative ensemble nature of this production requires an integrated approach during the audition process. The purpose of this workshop will be to work with prospective cast members as a group; to extend the performers and to mix-and-match characters in order to find the unique and most appropriate configuration of performers for this production. Once you have completed your audition, you will be given as much notice as possible if you will need to attend the recall audition workshop. Please make every effort to be available for this group workshop.

OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE

  • Music and acting rehearsals will begin as soon as possible after the auditions are completed. Commitment: this is an integrated ensemble production, with most performers in the majority of scenes throughout. A rehearsal schedule will be developed based around general cast availability, you will need to make an effort to attend all rehearsals as required.
  • This production will be on stage for 11 performances from 9th February 2018 to 18th February 2018 at the Artscape Arena. You must be available for all performances and relevant technical/dress rehearsals in the weeks prior.

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