Production Information

SEEKING: 

Strong Singers, Dancers, and Actors of all ages and ethnicities. 

Friday, September 24th – DANCE CALL 

ALL AUDITIONEES MUST ATTEND

6pm – 7:30pm: General Dance Combination (All called, including older actors and those with less dance experience) 

7:30pm – 9:30pm: Dance Callback Combination (For auditionees with more dance experience and actors auditioning for Jesse and/or Hugo)

* Some will be asked to stay for the dance callback combination

* Please wear appropriate form-fitting dance attire; ballet shoes and dance heels for ladies, character  shoes for men.

Saturday, September 25th – VOCAL AUDITIONS 

BY APPOINTMENT (Walk-ins may be seen if time allows)  12pm-5pm 

Please prepare a brief song (under two minutes) in the style of the show. Singing from the show is  accepted. Bring your book in case you are asked to sing a second selection, and a current headshot/resume  stapled together. An accompanist will be provided. 

Sunday, September 26th – CALLBACKS 

12pm-5pm

 

REHEARSAL DATES: 

Music/Character Work: October 10th – 27th

Staging/Choreo: October 28th – December 9th

 

TECH/PERFORMANCE DATES: 

Tech: December 11th – 16th 

Performances: December 17th – January 9th

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2 PM

December 17-19, 23, 26, 30 and January 1-2, 7-9

All Auditions, Rehearsals, and Performances will be held at: 

The MTS Center for Theatre Black Box, 6230-B Domingo Rd NE 

Synopsis: 

What would you do if you had all eternity? 11-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure  beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family  does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s  unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at  eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue  with the Tucks on their infinite journey.

Director/ Choreographer, Devon Frieder

Music Director,  Madi Frost

Stage Manager, Madeline Bilan

Character Breakdowns

WINNIE FOSTER: (Female, 11-17, to play 11) Our story’s protagonist who has recently lost her father;  too skeptical for her age, but with an unknown longing for romance and adventure. Must sing very well;  subtle actress with strong comic timing and the ability to hold a stage. Soprano/Belt, A3-E5. Excellent  mover.  

JESSE TUCK: (Male, late teens-20’s, to play 17) The youngest of the Tuck family, he is eternal youth  personified; fun loving, optimistic and goofy, but with heart and a sense of adventure. Pop Tenor/Belt,  F3-C5. Dancer. 

MAE TUCK: (Female, 40’s-50’s) The matriarch of the Tuck family. Warm and caring, her homespun  wisdom is leavened by her humor and girlish delight. Mezzo- Soprano/Belt, A3-E5. Moves well. 

ANGUS TUCK: (Male, 40’s-50’s) The patriarch of the Tuck family. Deeply caring and vibrant, but  frustrated and complicated. Sincere performer with great comic timing. Bari-Tenor E3-B4. Moves well. 

MILES TUCK: (Male, 20’s-30’s) The oldest son of Mae and Angus. Bitter and wounded, he resents his  immortality, as it has cost him his family. His natural sweetness has been shut away and he is doomed to  live with regret. Bari-Tenor F3-C5. 

MAN IN THE YELLOW SUIT: (Male, 30’s-70’s) Nefarious leader of a traveling carnival, in search of  the fountain of youth. Conniving and persuasive, a man with an obsession. Bari-Tenor G3-B4. Spry/ Agile Mover. 

HUGO: (Male, late teens-20’s) Constable’s Joes sidekick and deputy in training. Very shy, awkward and  goofy; but smart and eerily observant. Tenor G3-C5. Excellent Mover. 

CONSTABLE JOE: (Male, 40’s-60’s) Head of police force. Seemingly a buffoon, his simple manner  belies a sharp wit and kind heart. Baritone F3-B4. Moves well. 

BETSY FOSTER: (Female, Late 20’s-40’s) Winnie’s mother, a widow who recently lost her husband. A  gentle woman, broken by grief, fear, and loss. Mezzo- Soprano A3-E5. 

NANA: (Female, 50’s-70’s) Grandmother of Winnie. A loopy old woman, but a loving grandmother and  mother. Excellent comic timing. Alto A3-C#5. 

LITTLE BOY/THOMAS: (Child, 8-12) Appears three times in the show in different featured roles.  Dancer/Excellent Mover. 

MALE & FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Excellent dancers and strong singers. In this show, the ensemble  represents the passage of time and is the gateway into various characters’ pasts and futures; they appear as  forest spirits, memories, carnival workers, and townsfolk. Some will portray past and future versions of  the leads in dance solos. Ballet technique and partnering experience a plus.

SPECIAL EXCEPTION AUDITION VIDEO INFO

We are adding virtual auditions if you are not able to make it in person. We highly encourage you to participate in the in-person auditions but we want everyone interested to have an equal chance. The deadline for submissions is September 22nd at 12 pm. Both of videos (vocal audition and dance combo) should be uploaded to your audition form. If called back you will be sent material that will be due on September 26th at 5 pm.

Here are some general guidelines to follow when creating and uploading your videos for auditions. These videos will remain private, and will not be shown to anyone outside of the audition team.

* Upload your audition videos to your own Youtube channel under Unlisted with the title FULL NAME / VOCAL or CHOREO AUDITION / MTS TUCK EVERLASTING

Example Jay Doe / Vocal Audition / MTS Tuck Everlasting

* Set the music loud enough to be heard on the video

* Set your front facing light bright enough to see all of your face and body

* Keep your body in frame as much as possible throughout the entire video

* Slate at the beginning of each of your videos. This means introducing yourself, and the song you’ll be signing for the vocal audition

* HAVE FUN! Do your best!

VOCAL AUDITION INFO

Here is some information specific to your vocal audition.

* Prepare a song in the style of the show, keep it under 2 minutes

* Singing from the show is accepted 

* Make sure that your vocals are louder than the music in the song

CHOREOGRAPHY AUDITION INFO

Here is some information specific to your choreography audition.

* Wear something that allows the choreographer to see your body move. No jeans or baggy clothes.

* Make sure you are in a space that you feel comfortable moving in

COVID GUIDELINES

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures—for you, our volunteers, and those working at MTS. You must follow all safety instructions while participating in any project at MTS. Here you can look at a breakdown of our guidelines that everyone at MTS is required to abide by.

* All vaccinated members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before being allowed to remove their masks when entering the building

* All unvaccinated members or those who choose not to provide proof of vaccination will be required to wear a face mask during their visit

* All members are required to wash their hands or use the hand sanitizer provided every time they enter the building, including after any outdoor / smoke breaks

* MTS staff will be responsible for sanitizing all high touch points before and after every rehearsal

* MTS will provide a color coding band system to help individuals understand everyone’s comfort level, including social distancing guidelines

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By participating at MTS you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

We thank you for taking the time to read through this audition call, and look forward to seeing your videos.