Auditions

BIG NATE, THE MUSICAL

Director – Carrie Libling
Music Director – Megan Davis
Choreographer – James Meltz
Stage Manger – Aubrey Rothman
Book by Jason Loewith and Lincoln Peirce
Music by Jason Loewith and Christpher Youstra
Music by Christopher Youstra

Electric Moon Theatre Company is holding auditions for a March Break production of Big Nate, The Musical. Shows will be held in the Plaza Suite of the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, as well as weekday tours to schools.

Seeking MEN ONLY age 18 to 40. Must be strong actor, singer, dancers for multiple roles in this small cast, high energy show. Pay for shows is $200 stipend for rehearsals and $30 per show. Non-Union.

Auditions will be held by appointment Tuesday October 17 from 10am to 3pm. To schedule an audition please send headshot and resume to carrie@electricmoontheatre.com. Only successful candidates will be contacted with their audition time and location, as well as the material to prepare.

REHEARSAL INFO/SHOW SYNOPSIS/CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Performances: March 12 through March 15, 2018 at 2:30pm and March 24 and 25 at 11am and 1pm. Rehearsals begin in February. Weekday school tours through the GTA.

Rehearsals: Will begin in early February 2018, with approximately 10 rehearsals over the course of 3 weeks. Schedule TBD.

Story Synopsis: Nate Wright, a detention-riddled sixth grader (and drummer for the greatest garage band in the history of the galaxy, Enslave the Mollusk!) hopes to woo beautiful Jenny away from her boyfriend Artur by winning “The Nickelodeon”, the first prize in his school’s Battle of the Bands. But when Artur and Jenny team up with Nate’s arch-rival Gina to form the sap-pop band, Rainbows and Ponies, he’s gotta take his game to an all-star level. What will he do? Based on the hit comic strip series by Lincoln Peirce a family favourite jumps off the page and onto the stage – live in living colour! ***All roles played by adult actors 18+.

Roles (***All  played by adult actors 18+):

NATE WRIGHT: (Range: Tenor, B2-A4)
You can call him “Big Nate.” The king of detention and mischief, but it’s never his fault. A brilliant cartoonist who is “destined for greatness.” Optimistic about the future but just trying to survive sixth grade.

TEDDY “√” ORTIZ:  (Range: Tenor, C3-F4)
Nate’s other best friend. He has a distinctive laugh (which Nate refers to as a “constipated llama”).

FRANCIS BUTTHURST POPE: (Range: Tenor, C3-F4)
Nate’s best friend since kindergarten. Intriguingly smart, or kind of nerdy, he is excited about the little facts of life. Doubles as Mrs. Hickson, Mrs. Shipulski.

ARTUR PASHKOV:  (Range: Baritone with Falsetto, A2-C5)
The Byelorussian Butthead. Exchange student with a heavy accent who hasn’t quite grasped the English language. Incredibly smart, extremely courteous, and a top rated chess champion. Thinks Nate is a great guy. Doubles as Marty Wright, Mr. Staples, Spitsy, Calvin.

GINA HEMPHILL-TOMS: (Range: Mezzo Soprano, B3-E5)
Nate’s arch-nemesis. A teacher’s pet who lives to get Nate in trouble. A true brainiac and studies during recess. Doubles as Mrs. Czerwicki, Galvinator #1

JENNY: (Range: Mezzo Soprano, B3-F5)
Nate’s soul mate (at least he thinks so), but she’s more interested in Artur. Doubles as Coach John, Pickles, Galvinator #2, Principal Nichols (Voiceover).

ELLEN WRIGHT: (Range: Mezzo Soprano, A3-E5)
Gina and Jenny’s friend. Doubles as Mrs. Godfrey, Galvinator.