Friday, January 15, 2010

Auditions! Auditions! Auditions!

Announcing Auditions for Tokyo Theatre For Children’s Spring Traveling Show!
This year we are “clowning around” with the classic and beloved story
Jack and the Beanstalk.

This is a traveling production for International Schools throughout the Tokyo area.
Performances will be in April (TBA) and times are during school hours.
Rehearsals will be held on weekdays from 9:00 am -12:00 pm about 3 days a week.
We are looking for a cast of eight to "clown" around with us.

Audition Information:
January 29th Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Azabu Community Center "Hall" (in the basement)

5-16-45 Roppongi, Minato-ku 106-0032
Subway Hibiya Line, Oedo Line :Roppongi Station #3 exit, 8minutes walk
Subway Nanboku Line, Oedo Line : Azabu Juban Station : #7 exit 14minutes walk

*Scroll down for directions from Roppongi Intersection

Cold reading
(you will be given sections from the script to read - no advanced preparation necessary)

Contact: Gerri 090-9325-5162

Ushers, dressed as clowns, escort the young people to their seats in anticipation of a performance of the age-old classic, Jack and the Beanstalk. But it's time for the show and the group that was supposed to present the play has phoned to say that their van has broken down and they are not going to make it. The clown ushers gather on stage to decide what to do. Should they send the audience home? With the help of the youngsters, they decide to act out the story themselves using their clown characters as the basis for their improvisation of "Jack and the Beanstalk." Utilizing what they can find backstage, asking for help from the audience when they get stuck, and capitalizing on the unique talents of each of the clowns, they play out the story, discovering thereby the meaning of being a clown.

*Walking Directions to Azabu Community Center from Roppongi Intersection
Walk towards Tokyo Tower.
Turn right at 2nd stoplight (Roi Building).
Walk on left side of street for a block or so. The Azabu Community Center will be on your Left.
Coin parking will be kitty-corner across the street.
Azabu Hall is down in the basement.