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Audition Information

Fall 2017 Theatre Productions

American Idiot

Audition Dates:  
Auditions:    August 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm 
                  August 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm                 

Callbacks:   August 22, 2017 around 7:00 pm (Following AUDITIONS) 

Where:
FCC Theatre Arts Building - Mainstage Theatre 
Campus Map:  See Building 26

Want more information? 
Contact Chuck Erven at chuckerven@gmail.com  or 559-977-7409

PLAY SYNOPSIS 
American Idiot
follows the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans, led by friends Johnny, Tunny and Will, as they struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world, borne along by Green Day's electrifying score. When the three disgruntled men decide to flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Michael must stay home to attend familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous drug addiction. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.

PERFORMANCE DATES  
October 6 - 14, 2017

TO AUDITION
You have 2-3 minutes to audition:

  1. Prepare one minute monologue.
  2. Prepare a 1-2 minute song.
  3. For callbacks: dress ready to move.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS 

JOHNNY: Male, 20-30. The self-proclaimed "Jesus of Suburbia." Bored of his do-nothing, go-nowhere existence, he takes off for the city to get a new lease on life. He wages an inner war between a budding love for Whatsername and growing dependency on his alter ego, St. Jimmy, and drugs. (Guitar experience preferred) - Baritone Range

WILL: Male, 20-30, Johnny's friend. He ends up staying in Suburbia to take care of pregnant girlfriend Heather. The more he stays on the couch, the more he becomes slowly disconnected from the world and his own relationships. – Tenor Range

TUNNY: Male, 20-30, Johnny's friend who follows him to the city and eventually enlists in the army and is sent to war. Tunny suffers serious injuries. During his rehabilitation, he falls in love with his nurse, Extraordinary Girl, and she returns home with him. - Tenor Range

ST. JIMMY: Male or Female, 20-30, Johnny's rebellious, drug-dealing alter ego. A figment of Johnny’s imagination that eventually convinces Johnny to choose Jimmy and drugs over Whatsername. Tenor – Range

WHATSERNAME: Female, 20-30, A girl in the city who falls for Johnny. A rebellious activist who is willing to follow Johnny to the ends of the earth, but fights to have him embrace their relationship rather than pursue his addiction. - Mezzo Soprano Range

HEATHER: Female, 20-30, Will's girlfriend in Suburbia. She discovers she is pregnant but has difficulty telling her boyfriend of the news. Once she settles down with him, she struggles to maintain their relationship with his despondency and eventually leaves him. - Mezzo Soprano Range

EXTRAORDINARY GIRL: Female, 20-30. A girl in the Middle East who appears as a sexual hallucination to injured Tunny. Attractive and mysterious, she later appears as his nurse and accompanies him home after the war. (Some dance skill preferred) Mezzo Soprano Range

ENSEMBLE: Men and Women, 20-30, will play various roles throughout the show.

 

Silent Sky

Audition Dates:  
Auditions:    August 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm 
                  August 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm                 

Callbacks:   August 27, 2017

Where:
FCC Theatre Arts Building - TA-105
Campus Map:  See Building 26

Want more information? 
Contact Janine Christl at Janine.Christl@fresnocitycollege.edu 

PLAY SYNOPSIS 
Magical. Inspirational. True.
A real hidden figure in America’s scientific world, Henrietta Leavitt worked alongside other female “computers” in the early 20th century at Harvard Observatory.
 
Astonishing discoveries unfold as Henrietta, Margaret and Annie read the stars and find their way in a society designed to keep a woman’s hands off the Great Refractor. As Henrietta attempts to measure the light and distance of the stars, she is forced to also measure and balance her dedication to science with the obligations of family and the possibility of love. In a beautiful blend of science, religion, love and passion we watch a pioneer find her voice in a man’s world.  Told with a captivating poetic and witty tone, “Silent Sky” will transport you to the stars and back and leave you with the gift of our poignant American history.

PERFORMANCE DATES  
Nov 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 pm
Nov 12, 17, 18 at 2:00 pm
Studio Theatre

TO AUDITION
You have 1 minute to audition:

  1. Prepare one minute monologue.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS 

Henrietta Leavitt- 30’s Brilliant, meticulous, excited. She has hearing loss and wears a hearing aid.  A sense of independence is alive in her.

Margaret Leavitt-  A family centered woman who loves her sister Henrietta, but sees life differently. She plays piano and has a sweet disposition. 

Peter Shaw- The head astronomer’s apprentice.  A man that has been so work focsed he doesn’t really see much until he is challenged by Henrietta. There is a classic and proper side to him that comes off as distant. Henrietta helps him loosen the ties.

Annie Cannon- A strong leader. Annie comes across as a tense and sure person. There is some warmth and humor that she has but she covers it to work in a man’s world. A go-getter.

Williamina Fleming- 40’s. Smart as a whip and fun. Scottish. 

Scripts are available for check out in the division office for 24 hours.


 

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