- For shows that aren’t camps or a Children’s Choir production, there is a participant fee & a choice of how to fulfill it: Fee is $55 or a participant may pre-sell tickets priced up to that equivalent.
- Directors set the rehearsal schedule.
- If an audition date and time is outside of your availability, please don’t hesitate to contact the academy or the director directly to schedule an alternative audition date & time. Some directors will accept video auditions.
Camp starts May 28th
Ages: 8 – 18
Theatre camps are designed to immerse the participant in the theatre world and how it all works. Normally auditions would be held before a show rehearses, but participants for this camp are able to sign up first and will be taught the audition process within the 1st day and audition on the 2nd day. Children must be able to use the bathroom unattended and read with little assistance.
- Young Fiona
- Teen Fiona
- Lord Farquaad
- Mama Ogre
- Papa Ogre
- Little Ogre
- The Three Little Pigs
- Big Bad Wolf
- Peter Pan
- Captain of the Guard
- Wicked Witch
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Camp starts June 26th
Ages: 8 – 18
Theatre camps are designed to immerse the participant in the theatre world and how it all works. Normally auditions would be held before a show rehearses, but participants for this camp are able to sign up first and will be taught the audition process within the 1st day and audition on the 2nd day. Children must be able to use the bathroom unattended & read with little assistance.
- Mr. Fox
- Mrs. Fox
- Mrs. Badger
- Mr. Bean
- Mrs. Mole
- Mrs. Rabbit
- Mrs. Weasel
- Four Small foxes
- Four Small Badgers
- Four Small Moles
- Five Small Rabbits
- Six Small Weasels
- Three Children
- Other Children
Auditions: July 22nd at 10 AM
Prepare: 1 short memorized monologue; 1 contemporary musical theatre song (preferably under 2 minutes)
Deb: Role for a character actress with great timing. Deb is in her mid 20s. Quirky grad student, having a hard time focusing on her work. A little cynical and naturally defensive, but has a great sense of humor. Finally has a game plan for her life, and is disappointed that it’s not going well. Mezzo-belter.
Warren: Warren is in his mid 20s. An eternal optimist; sees the beauty in everyday things. Sometimes chipper to the point of being annoying. Generous soul, always looking to meet new people. Tenor.
Jason: Early 30s. Leading man- or average “guy”-type. A romantic; thrilled to be taking the next step in his relationship with Claire. Keeps pushing to get closer, and grows frustrated when she keeps him at arm’s length. Tenor.
Claire: Early 30s. Leading lady-type, with vulnerability. Likes to be in control. Has suffered a tragedy in her life that she has yet to share with her boyfriend Jason, who is moving in with her. While she does love him, she sometimes feels suffocated by the intimacy. Soprano mix/belter
The Enchantress of Ipswich
Auditions: August 19th & August 26th, times TBA
Prepare: 1 dramatic monologue
Cold Read: Yes
THE MAGICAL PEOPLE
Grandfather: the wise one
Megan: his granddaughter; Enchantress First Class
Wilda: a disobedient enchantress; always causing trouble
THE TOWNSPEOPLE OF IPSWICH
Sarah Ingersoll: owner of the Ipswisch Inn
Nathaniel Ingersoll: Sarah’s son
Magistrate Dudley: Mayor of Ipswich
Elizabeth Dudley: Mayor’s wife
Bridget Dudley: Mayor’s Daughter
Peter Dudley: Mayor’s son
Constable Cheever: assistant to the magistrate
George Corwin: member of the village council; brother to Elizabeth
Martha Croley: resident of Ipswich
Timothy Croley: Martha’s son
Robert Stone: Minister of Ipswich
Rachel Stone: Minister’s daughter
Joanna Sheldon: hired girl; friend to Rachel & Anne
Anne Williams: friend to Joanna & Rachel, orphan
Samuel Tompson: friend to Nat
Sherlock Holmes: Baker Street Irregulars
Auditions: Sept 23rd & Sept 30th, times TBA
Prepare: 1 monologue
Cold Read: Yes
Mrs. Hudson: the despairing elderly landlady
Doctor Watson: the despairing best friend to Holmes
Wiggins: the young man with an intellect, 16.
Pockets: the young woman with a criminal gift, 14.
Check: the young man with contraptions, 12
Tiny: The young man with pencil and brawn, 16
Ash: the youngest girl with sooty hands, 9.
Eliza Mayhew: the young woman without a grandfather, 15
Richard Mayhew: the missing grandfather of Eliza
Peabody: the man keeping Mayhew from sight
Inspector Lestrade: the skeptical policeman
Morris Wiggins: the wicked father of Wiggins
Sherlock Holmes: the missing detective or the memory of him
Moriarty: the greatest criminal mastermind
Various Henchmen, police, passers-by, parents and children
Ages: 7 – 18
Toy Camp will be performed by AFAA Children’s Choral Ensemble. Registration opens in the Fall. Rehearsals (Dates TBA) happen once a week until the production opens.
Choir runs a lot like our summer camps in which the children are immersed in the education of putting on a production. Auditions will happen on the 1st or 2nd rehearsal. Children will only need to sing a song of their choosing, in a comfortable range (memorized preferred but not necessary). Younger children that are willing to sit still for longer periods of time, able to use the bathroom with little assistance, and are fair readers are welcome to join. Parents are welcome to be at rehearsals.
Miss Grouchstick: toys’ teacher…or is she a witch?
Rover: stuffed dog; everyone’s best friend
Cool Cat: studying uup on proper “catiquette”
Ted E. Bear: Teddy bear who is rough around the edges
Princess Ann: doll, but not quite princess-like
Prima Donna: clumsy ballerina doll
Glow Toy: not too bright
Toy Soldier: marches to a different drummer
Jig: one piece of the puzzle
Saw: another piece of the puzzle
Side: coordinator of the puzzle
Wedgely: another coordinator of the puzzle
Jack: jack-in-the-box clown with poor timing
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Auditions: November 11th, time TBA
Prepare: 1 short memorized monologue; 1 pop-style song or (similar sounding style) of the 50s/60s (preferably under 2 minutes). An accompanist will not be provided
Cindy Lou: (18, 28) Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt: E3–F5. Sings melody line on most songs, so the other girls hang their vocals on this voice. Cindy knows she is the prettiest girl at Springfield High. She knows she will be named Prom Queen and acts out against her best friend Betty Jean when things don’t go her way. She makes the biggest change between Act 1 & 2, having learned the lessons of true love and loss.
Missy: (18, 28) Vocal Range: Soprano: G3–A5. Wide range, floating high vocals and belting throughout the show. Missy is the over-achiever of the group. Very controlled, very concerned that everything at the prom turns out wonderful and perfect. Head of the prom decorations committee; and absolutely smitten with her music teacher. Her best friend is Suzy
Betty Jean: (18, 28) Vocal Range: Alto with strong low range: D3–E5.
Betty is the class clown, tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend. It’s also highly probably that Betty Jean wants to be with Cindy Lou herself, but just doesn’t even know what those feelings really are. Cindy Lou steals Betty Jean’s boyfriend away, which causes a lot of the friction at the prom. She holds this grudge against Cindy Lou until they make up at the 10-year reunion.
Suzy: (18, 28) Vocal Range: Mezzo-Alto with both sweet and soulful voice: G3–E5. This role requires an excellent part singer and expert comedienne.
Suzy is the gum-chewing, happy-go-lucky, go-along girl. Super-best friends with Missy, Suzy is always a little giddy and a little silly, and finds great pleasure in everything she does. In love with the lighting operator, completely surprised when named prom queen. Frustrated, sad, hormonal, and pregnant in Act 2.
And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank
Auditions: March 3rd, time TBA
Prepare: 1 dramatic monologue
Cold Read: Yes
Young Ed Silverberg
Young Eva Schloss
SS Border Guards
Character descriptions to be posted.