Auditions for Marie’s Reverie will be held on Saturday October 5th from 1-4pm.
Callbacks will be by invitation only on Saturday October 12th from 9am-12pm.
Auditioners should prepare 1-2 minutes worth of monologues. We would prefer two contrasting pieces, but show us what you’ve got. Please choose contemporary pieces. Shakespeare is not the right call here.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot.
By Shelby Maticic
Rehearses: Nov 4 – Dec 5 (Sun-Thurs 6:30-10, some Sundays from 2-8)
Performs: Dec 6-8, 13-15, 20-21 (Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 2 & 7:30, Sundays at 2)
Synopsis: Marie’s Reverie, is a new adaptation of the classic Nutcracker tale set in Germany in the midst of the Weimar Republic. Marie is a celebrated dancer, haunted by dreams from her past. Her family convinced her that the bizarre adventures with a wooden soldier, through a land of sweets and snow were the musings of an imaginative child…but what if they weren’t really dreams? It’s fairy tale versus reality as Marie must decide if she will rescue her childhood friend from a terrible fate, or succumb to the belief that he never existed at all.
Marie – Early 20’s – (Ideally should be able to dance on pointe) Self-effacing. Naturally gifted artist. She knows she’s meant for something special, but her family believes that her memories of a fantastical world are hallucinations onset by trauma.
Louise – Early 20’s – (Ideally should be able to dance on pointe) Prissy. Beautiful. Marie’s overprotective older sister. She is also a gifted dancer, but has had to train hard for it, unlike her sister. She views ballet as her path to securing a wealthy and elite husband, which is her ultimate goal.
Fritz – Early 20’s – Gregarious. Intelligent. A skilled musician and painter, who loves hobnobbing with various social groups throughout Berlin society. A member of The November Group, he has his finger on the pulse of the storm that is coming for the country.
Clara – Late 30’s-40’s – Elegant. Poised. Reserved. Demanding of her children, but equally proud of their accomplishments.
Drosselmeyer – Mysterious. Eccentric. Mechanically gifted. He’s been a constant presence in the lives of the Staulbaum children, but they still seem to know nothing about his origins.
Nephew – Early-Mid 20’s – Drosselmeyer’s nephew and apprenctice. Kind. Bold. He and Marie find one another familiar, but aren’t sure why.
Young Marie – 13-16 – Dancing required. Marie is much braver and more adventurous when she is younger.
Young Louise – 13-16 – Dancing required. Louise’s focus is primarily on boys and ballet.
Young Nephew – 13-16 – Curious. Mischievous. Bright.
Ensemble (Become party guests, characters in the Land of Sweets, and more)