One of the South's Premiere Theatre Companies

Augusta Junior Players

Creative dramatics is extremely beneficial as it serves to broaden and enrich the lives of young people by sharpening their talents, increasing self-confidence, communication skills, and promoting a sense of cooperation and teamwork. The Augusta Players fosters the artistic and creative development of young people through its active Jr Players (age 6 to 19.)

Through this vibrant and innovative program, children and teenagers are motivated by the desire to have fun in an atmosphere that is both comfortable and stimulating. We always have a fun-filled season planned with a variety of productions promising to appeal to young people of all ages!

Participation is encouraged through open auditions. For more information about how to become involved please call 706-826-4707 or email us at jrplayers@augustaplayers.org


Augusta Jr Players announces auditions

( Posted: January 28, 2014 )

The Augusta Jr Players is millieproud to announce auditions for ages 14-19 for Thoroughly Modern Millie  to be produced July 31-August 2, 2014

LOCATION:   Crossbridge Baptist Church, 3130 Skinner Mill Road

DATES:            Friday, April 18 @ 7:00 pm and Saturday, April 19 @ 10:00 am

Possible callbacks Saturday, April 19 in the evening.

Directed by LAURA BUTLER

Musical Direction by PAUL JONES

Choreography by TAYLOR SIMON

Out of town college students who wish to audition, but can’t make the April auditions, may  email your interest and availability by April 19 to  jrplayers@augustaplayers.org for a possible alternate audition date.

WHAT TO PREPARE

Auditioners will prepare a 32 bar song from the show.  An accompanist will be provided.    Auditioners should also be prepared to read from the script and should wear comfortable clothes for the dance audition. If you are a tapper, bring your tap shoes.

Please also bring your conflict calendars to the audition.  This will include vacations, summer school, other performances, etc.  No conflicts are allowed during production week which begins  July 27.  Parents must sign the audition form, so please do not drop your children off without reading and signing.

For information not provided here, please call 706.826.4707.

NO ROLES ARE PRE-CAST

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Millie Dillmount:  A sweet, charismatic girl with a great sense of humor, sharp comedic timing, and a zest for life.  Needs a strong voice with lots of stamina. Mezzo/belt low Ab3 to E5, optional F5. Tap dancing a must.
 
Jimmy Smith: Self-assured, quick-witted, and charming with a good sense of comedic timing. Tenor with solid high A. Good mover; dancer a plus.
Dorothy Brown:  She’ll only be referred to as Miss Dorothy, befitting her wealthy status; a refined and sophisticated yet naïve, lady. Soprano to A5, optional C6. Tap and ballet or ballroom skills a plus!
Trevor Graydon:  Handsome and debonair, Trevor is an executive at the Sincere Trust Insurance Company; a strong leading man. Comedic in his “straight man” role. Baritone A2 to G4. Good mover.
Mrs. Meers:  Deceptive and conniving, she’s a former actress from Brooklyn who fakes a Chinese accent and motherly instincts to lure unsuspecting tenants into her trap. Alto/belt with a low E.
Ching Ho & Bun Foo:  Brothers; immigrants from China. Will be speaking in Cantonese and singing in Mandarin. Must sing and be good movers.  Fun roles!
Miss Flannery:   A stern, no-nonsense kind of gal. The Sincere Trust Insurance Company’s Office Manager, she runs a tight ship. Strong singer. Tap dance a plus.
Gloria, Alice, Rita, Ruth, and Ethel:  Energetic, fun-loving young ladies, all looking for their big break in NYC. All must sing. Looking for different ranges. Tap and ballet a plus!
Muzzy Van Hossmere: [ALTO RANGE. Low: G sharp below middle C. High: D an octave above middle C]). Glamorous, big-hearted, fun loving, and wise with lots of soul. A diva who knows how to have a good time while never losing sight of what really matters in life & love. Must be a good mover.
Male and Female Ensemble to play multiple roles: All should be able to  sing and be excellent movers, tap dance a plus.