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Tuck Everlasting the Musical
COVID-19 Policy: The Waterville Opera House is requiring all performers in the 2021-2022 season to be fully vaccinated. Anyone auditioning for Tuck Everlasting will need to bring a copy for their vaccination card and a photo ID (a picture of the card will be acceptable).
Audition Dates: December 18 at 1:00pm & December 20 at 6:00pm
Auditions Location: WOH Rehearsal Studio, Hathaway Creative Center, 10 Water St, Waterville. (East Entrance, First Floor)
Show Dates: April 1, 2, 8 at 7:30pm; April 3, 9, 10 at 2:00pm
Description: What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-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.
Available Roles: Tuck Everlasting was in production and set to take the stage in April 2020. Some cast members are returning for the April 2022 run, but there are select roles that need to be filled.
Winnie – (13-18) Lead, Soprano (A3-E5). Actor should be able to play 11 (Must be shorter/play younger than Jesse Tuck). A little girl who has lost her father, too skeptical for her age, but with an unknown longing for romance and adventure. Must sing very well and be a subtle actress with the ability to hold a stage. Comic timing and ability to move a plus.
The Man in the Yellow Suit (45-69) Lead, Tenor (G3-B4). A mysterious, persuasive, and nefarious leader of a traveling carnival, in search of the fountain of youth. He is a man with an obsession and holds onto a secret.
Hugo (16-22) – to play 17, Supporting, tenor (G3-C5) painfully shy, awkward, and goofy. Smart and eerily observant; his father (Constable Joe) knows this. The two of them have a routine that fools most of the people all the time.
Nana – (50-72) Supporting, Alto (A3-C#/Db5). Winnie’s Grandmother and Mother to Betsy Foster. A loopy old woman, but a loving grandmother and mother.
Thomas – part of 9-11 ensemble
Ensemble (Up to 6 members) character roles/singers/dancers/movers including: Carnie | Various Memories, Spirits, Travelers, Townsfolk, Carnival Workers, and Patrons. The chorus functions as the audience’s gateway into the past and future, representing the passage of time by singing and dancing the physical expression of the joy and energy we all have when we are most alive and free. Successful candidates should be strong singer/dancers/movers. Seeking M/F pairs of the following:
2 – 9-11yr olds (One will play ‘Thomas’ in the Dream sequence)
2 – 16-18 yr olds
1 – 20-35 yr old
1 – 40-50 yr old
Auditions will be announced on this page, in the Waterville Opera House email newsletter, and on Facebook. Character descriptions and audition materials will be available on this page.
Candidates must complete an audition form and return it to the production team. Candidates may also receive an audition number and are required to have their photo taken upon arrival. Please have your scheduling conflicts available. Candidates should review the audition materials and come prepared to perform as an individual and in group work.
Auditions will likely involve singing, book work, and dancing. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
Depending on the show, there may be a specific audition time for children only. All parents will be required to wait outside of the audition space as part of the audition is demonstrating to the production team that a child can take direction without a parent present.
Performing in a show at the Waterville Opera House requires a serious time commitment. Performers should be prepared for 3-4 rehearsals per week (often 6:30pm-9pm on weekdays, and a weekend day). A detailed rehearsal schedule will be published once the cast has been finalized. Rehearsals will take place at the Opera House Dance Studio in the Hathaway Creative Center (10 Water St, Waterville). Due to limited rehearsal space, parents will be asked to wait in the Hathaway lobby during rehearsals.
Each performer receives 2 complimentary tickets to the production. Performers should call our Box Office to reserve their complimentary tickets.
Waterville Opera House performers are required to provide their own undergarments, shoes, and basic hair and makeup products.
We are always looking for people to join our dedicated team of volunteers! Volunteering is a rewarding way to give back to your community and gives you the opportunity to see Opera House performances for free.
Theatre events typically require a minimum 3 hour commitment, while concerts can run as long as 4 – 5 hours. Keep time requirements in mind when choosing which events to volunteer. All volunteers should plan to stay throughout the entire performance to help clean up the theatre once patrons have left.
Volunteers are required to arrive 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to event time. Arrival time is listed when you sign up. New volunteers should take care to arrive early so you can be trained prior to patron arrival.
Upon arrival, please meet in the Opera House lobby on the second floor of City Hall. You may keep your coat and personal items in the office adjacent to Concessions. A pre-show meeting will take place prior to all performances so volunteers can receive event-specific instructions.
In order to maintain a consistent and professional appearance, please observe our simple dress code by wearing: black and white clothing (patterns are acceptable), your Opera House name tag (provided), and a welcoming smile!
The following clothing is not allowed: T-shirts, jeans, mini-skirts, athletic apparel, brightly colored athletic shoes, and any graphics with political or controversial meaning.
Positions include ushering (directing patrons to their seats), scanning tickets, selling merchandise and concessions, among others. We ask that new volunteers sign up for Floor Usher.
We use an online service called SignUp.com to manage our volunteers. There may be limited volunteer opportunities and sign ups are first come first serve.
If this is your first time volunteering with us or you need additional information about an event, please contact our Box Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, Emilienne Ouellette, at [email protected]SignUp.com
We rely on more than 200 volunteers annually! All of our community performers are volunteers, please see the Auditions section for more information. If you are interested in working backstage during a show, painting scenery, sewing costumes, playing in the orchestra, or getting involved in other ways, please contact us.Inquire