Casting Call – Now booking auditions for Fancy Nancy and Big Nate!

Electric Moon Theatre Company is holding auditions for a December production of Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas and a March Break production of Big Nate, The Musical. Both shows will be held in the Plaza Suite of the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

Seeking strong actor, singer, dancers for multiple roles in both small cast, high energy shows. Must be 18 or older to audition. Pay for shows is $200 stipend for rehearsals and $30 per show.

Auditions will be held by appointment Tuesday August 29 from 10am to 3pm and Wednesday August 30 from 5pm to 9pm. To schedule an audition please send headshot and resume to stagemanager@electricmoontheatre.com. Please indicate whether you would like to be considered for a specific show or both productions. You will be contacted with the date, time and location of your audition as well as the material to prepare. Both shows are Non-Union.

REHEARSAL INFO/SHOW SYNOPSIS/CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

FANCY NANCY SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS
Book by Cara Lustik
Lyrics by Matthew Hardy
Music by Randy Klein.
Directed by Carrie Libling
Musical Direction by Nicole Stocks
Choreography by James Meltz

Performances December 2, 2017 through January 6, 2018 Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm with additional performances on December 28 and 29 and January 4 and 5 at 11am and 1pm. Possible additional school tour performances during the week from December 4 to December 22. Tentative rehearsal schedule (subject to change):

Tuesday Nov. 14 – 10:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday Nov. 15 – 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Sunday Nov. 19  – 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday Nov. 21 – 10:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday Nov. 22 – 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Sunday Nov. 26 – 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday Nov. 29 – 10:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday Nov. 30 – 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Friday Dec 1 – 6:30pm to 10:00pm
What could be fancier than Christmas? Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles – and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Ooh la la! This year, Nancy is especially excited. After selling some of her old gowns and accessories, Nancy has enough money to buy a brand-new sparkly tree topper. She can’t wait to decorate the Christmas tree. But when things don’t turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous? ***All roles played by adult actors 18+.

FANCY NANCY is a young elementary school girl who adores being fancy. For Nancy, fancy doesn’t mean expensive. It means overstated, colourful, or anything French! She loves making everything fancier… especially Christmas time! Soprano.JOJO is Nancy’s younger sister. She can be a handful and is known to have the occasional temper tantrum. She loves her family, especially her big sister, Nancy. Soprano.

FATHER MR. CLANCY is Nancy’s dad. A doting father who loves his family. A voice of reason when Nancy tries being too fancy, as well as a shoulder to lean on when things go wrong. Tenor.

MOTHER MRS. CLANCY Nancy’s mom, is the soothing presence in the family. Mrs. Clancy turn disagreements into compromises. She adores her family and lovingly passes along the traditions of Christmas to her daughters. Soprano.

MRS. DEVINE/GRANDPA CLANCY Mrs. Devine is the Clancy’s next door neighbour and a lady in every sense of the word. A former ballroom dance teacher, she is over the top but not in a snobby way. Mrs. Devine is friendly to everybody and has a genuine joie de vivre. This actor also doubles as Grandpa Clancy, Fany Nancy’s Grandfather. A widow, he spends every Christmas with his family doting on his granddaughters. When things go wrong, it’s Grandpa Clancy who knows how to make things better. Alto.

BIG NATE, THE MUSICAL
Book by Jason Loewith and Lincoln Peirce
Music by Jason Loewith and Christpher Youstra
Music by Christopher Youstra

Performances March 12 through March 15, 2018 at 2:30pm and March 24 and 25 at 11am and 1pm. Rehearsals beginning in February.

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+.

NATE WRIGHT 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. Tenor.

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

FRANCIS BUTTHURST POPE 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. Tenor.

ARTUR PASHKOV 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. Baritone but can also do a convincing Falsetto.

GINA HEMPHILL-TOMS 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. Mezzo-Soprano.

JENNY 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). Mezzo-Soprano.

ELLEN WRIGHT Nate’s mom, doubles as Mrs. Godfrey, Galvinator. Mezzo-Soprano.