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


Bridge to Terabithia info

( Posted: March 12, 2015 )

TICKETS TO BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.  ALL SEATS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION.  Cash, check or credit/debit.

 

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Augusta Jr Players announces auditions for Tarzan, the Musical

( Posted: March 4, 2015 )

The Augusta Jr Players Announce Auditions for Tarzan!

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Tarzan is the stage musical based on the Disney film.  The synopsis can be found here: http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000368

AGES: 14-19 all roles except Young Terk and Young Tarzan
8-13 for Young Terk and Young Tarzan
AUDITION DATES: Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3
AUDITION TIME: 1-4 pm
AUDITION LOCATION:  Crossbridge Baptist Church
3130 Wheeler Road
Augusta, GA

 

The show will tentatively be performed July 31, August 1 & 2.  No conflicts allowed after July 24.   Director–Laura Butler, Assistant Director–Eric Lloyd Mills, Musical Director–Paul Jones.
For your audition, prepare 32 bars of a song from the show or similar genre.  An accompanist will be provided, but you must bring sheet music for them to follow. Singing with cd is allowed, but you must bring your own cd player or other device. There will possibly be a cold reading from the script.
NAMED CHARACTERS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
CLAYTON: A brutish, greedy hunter and guide. Leads Jane and Porter’s expedition. Speaking Role.
JANE: An adventurous young English botanist. She falls in love with Tarzan.
KALA: A gentle mother ape. Kerchak’s mate and Tarzan’s protector.
KERCHAK: The gruff leader of the gorillas and Kala’s mate.
LEOPARD: A fierce carnivore that threatens both gorillas and humans.
PORTER: A bumbling English professor of biology. Jane’s father.
TARZAN: A vulnerable, fearless young man raised by apes. Terk’s best friend who falls in love with Jane. Our story’s protagonist.
TERK: A sarcastic ape and Tarzan’s best friend.
YOUNG TARZAN: An innocent young boy. Loses his parents and is raised by the apes.
YOUNG TERK: A sarcastic adolescent ape. Tarzan’s best friend.
ENSEMBLE:  Apes and Expedition Crew
There is no fee to be in an Augusta Players show, but if cast, there are opportunities to purchase tshirts and duffel bags.  You may also be asked to provide some costuming.
Please do not call the church as they are just providing space.  If you have questions not addressed here, please call (706)-826-4707.

Bridge to Terabithia Cast announced!

( Posted: February 11, 2015 )
I want to thank everyone who came out and auditioned for “Bridge to Terabithia” this past weekend. You all had such wonderful auditions and made mine and Marian’s job very very hard. You should all be very proud of yourselves! I know I am! We had almost 90 kids audition for a smaller cast so If you did not get cast this time, please come back and audition again and remember that someone else’s success does NOT mean it is your failure. What amazing talent we have in Augusta! I hope to see you at future auditions and at our theater camp this summer…Laura
If your name is on this list,, there is a mandatory parent meeting on Monday February 23rd at 6:30- 8:00pm at Crossbridge Baptist Church.  It is imperative that a parent/guardian is at this meeting because we will be handing out schedules, talking about the rehearsal process, taking up money for scripts, and giving other important information.  Scripts will be $10.00.  T-shirts $20.00 each.  There is a Jr Players shirt for those who have never participated in a Jr Players show as well as a Bridge to Terabithia shirt.  Script and 1 shirt–$30.00. Script and 2 shirts–$50.00. Script only–$10.00.
Our First Rehearsal will be Tuesday February 24th from 6:30-8:00 at Crossbridge Baptist Church.
Bridge to Terabithia Cast List
Mrs Aarons: Tatiyana Lewis
Mr. Aarons: Christopher Connor
Jesse Aarons: Bennett Wright
MayBelle Aarons: Brynna Hedgecock
Brenda Aarons: Eliza Lambson
Leslie Burke: Heidi Coughenour
Miss Edmunds: Kiara Heffner
Boy 1: Gray Nickel
Boy2: Jacob Yeager
Girl 1: Adaire Hill
Girl 2: Ava Mueller
Janice Avery: Bella Wood
Gary Fulcher: T.J. Cox
Billie Jean: Wendy Westerberg
School Children/Terabithians:
Claire Jackson
Ella Kuhlke
Mia Wood
Asher Luckey
Bubba Connor
Faith Bullington
Mary Bryson Wright
Amelia Richardson
Ava Yeager
Lainey Weinberger
Taylor Muns
Kinsley Muns
Again, Thank you all for auditioning!