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SHOW SYNOPSIS

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

CHARACTER DESCRIPTION

Aaron (male lead) – uptight yuppie still hung up on his ex

Casey (female lead) – edgy, hip young woman who keeps choosing partners who can’t possibly give her what she wants

Maitre d’ – gay man who has seen LOTS of first dates in his bar, also plays Casey’s father

2 women & 2 men playing multiple minor roles

AUDITION INFO

DATES & TIMES:

Friday, November 4th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, November 5th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

CALLBACKS:
Sunday, November 6th at 1:00pm

LOCATION:

Corn Stock Theatre Center
1606 N Park Road
Peoria, IL 61604
Located just down the road from the Tent!
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WHAT TO PREPARE:

Please prepare an audition song with an upbeat tempo and that is 32 bars.

Rehearsals will begin with a first read through on November 9th.
Rehearsals start on November 14th.

If there are any questions Erika via email at epoch0807@gmail.com.

PRODUCTION CREW

Director– Erika Johnston-Poch
Choreographer – Aliesha Graves
Music Director/Orchestra Director – Nichole Fauser
Stage Manager – Riley Reynolds
Production Secretary – Donna Brown
Costumer – Adrian Yoder
Light Design – Riley Reynolds
Props – Kristin Whitaker, Theresa Black
Set Design- Jack Clifford
Hair/Makeup – Megan Johnston
Graphic Designer – Kenney Delaney

SHOW SYNOPSIS

This production is a work of fiction inspired by real events and people. The setting is a local civil rights office in Richmond, Virginia, the year 1963. This is a story about civil rights and what was required to obtain equality for all people.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTION

Rachel – a southern Black woman who is polished, poised, witty and proud

Abby – a southern Black woman who is sharp, unapologetic and driven by her own personal goals

Dee – a southern Black woman grounded in personal constitution, mature and sophisticated

Sarah – a southern White passing female, protective, down to earth and optimistic about the future

All characters are between the ages of 21 to 40.

AUDITION INFO

DATES & TIMES:

Saturday, November 12 at 1:00pm
Sunday, November 13 at 6:00pm

CALLBACKS:

Monday, November 14th

LOCATION:
Corn Stock Theatre Center
1606 N Park Road
Peoria, IL 61604
Located just down the road from the Tent!
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WHAT TO PREPARE:

Please be prepared to read parts of the script. If you’d like to read the script before auditions, you may email the Staff at tickets@cornstocktheatre.com. You can also email any questions to director, Paula Graves, at paulagraves89@gmail.com.

PRODUCTION CREW

Director– Paula Graves
Stage Manager – Paul Gordon
Production Secretary – Sarah Beth Leasor
Set Design – Charles Killen
Light Design – Wayne Carey
Graphic Designer – Kenney Delaney

SHOW SYNOPSIS

The year is 1995, and Agnes Evans, a boringly average young high school English teacher, is preparing to move out of the family home and in with her boyfriend. A few years earlier, the rest of her family died in a car crash. While packing the house up, Agnes finds a Dungeons and Dragons module written by her nerdy teen sister, Tilly, and realizes that this may be her only chance to find out what her late sibling was really like. She talks a local Dungeonmaster into teaching her to play by running the module, a decision that leads her down a rabbit hole of fantasy adventure in which she discovers far more about Tilly…and herself…than she thought.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTION

  • Agnes Evans – Female, 24-26. AKA “The Girl Who Never Left Home.” High school English teacher, Tilly’s older sister, and Miles’ girlfriend. Afraid of doing anything controversial. Role requires physical
    intimacy (kissing).
  • Tilly Evans/Tillius the Paladin – Female, 15-16. Spunky, sarcastic,
    dynamic. Agnes’ little sister. Deceased, but appears as a character in her own adventure module. Role requires physical intimacy (same-sex kissing).
  • Chuck Biggs – Male, 18-22. Game store manager and accomplished Dungeon Master. Utter nerd who talks big, but who is genuinely caring and surprisingly good with people.
  • Miles – Male, 25-30. Agnes’ long-term boyfriend. Practical, spontaneous, supportive, and a bit clueless. Role requires physical intimacy (kissing).
  • Lilly/Lilith Morningstar – Female, 17-18. Lilith is a demon princess character and ally to Tillius the Paladin in Tilly’s adventure. Confident, aggressive, deadly, but still every bit a teenage girl. Lilly is her real-world counterpart, and is shy and a little repressed. Role requires body positivity (revealing costume) and physical intimacy (same-sex kissing).
  • Kelly/Kaliope Darkwalker – Female, 17-25. Kaliope is a dark elf
    warrior and ally of Tillius the Paladin in Tilly’s adventure. Athletic, acrobatic, but emotionally neutral. Kelly is her real-world counterpart: genuine and warm, with fashion model beauty. She is also Ronnie’s sister.
  • Ronnie/Orcus – Male, 16-20. Orcus is the Demon Lord of the
    Underworld and a reluctant ally of Tillius the Paladin in Tilly’s
    adventure. He’s not as scary as his game statistics would suggest. Ronnie is his real-world counterpart: slacker, not entirely all there, and no internal monologue. He’s also Kelly’s brother.
  • Steve/The Great Mage Steve – Male, 17-18. The Great Mage Steve is one of the characters in Tilly’s adventure, though not one of the core party. He is all about flash and style, but is unbelievably unlucky. Steve is his real-world counterpart: a brainy dork high school student who is worried about his upcoming college applications.
  • Vera Miller – Female, 24-30. High school guidance counselor. Agnes’ best friend, though she doesn’t much care for Miles. Speaks her mind, will do what she thinks is best for Agnes.
  • Gabbi/Tina/Evil Gabbi/Evil Tina – Female, 17-18. Gabbi and Tina are high school cheerleaders and classic Mean Girls, sweet in front of the teachers but always on the lookout for prey among the students. They appear in Tilly’s adventure as Evil Gabbi and Evil Tina, a pair of vicious succubi. Modern dance skill a definite plus.
  • Monster Crew – Any. In addition to the above, we will be looking to establish a crew to serve as incidental monsters. They will also assist with scene changes and backstage needs–possibly while dressed as monsters.

AUDITION INFO

DATES & TIMES:
January 7th at 11am to 4pm
January 8th at 11am to 4pm
CALLBACKS:
January 9th at 6:30pm
LOCATION:
Corn Stock Theatre Center
1606 N Park Road
Peoria, IL 61604
Located just down the road from the Tent!
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WHAT TO PREPARE:

Auditions will consist of reading scenes from the show. Sides and character details will be available through the audition event page on Facebook.

Prior to auditions, actors should review the character breakdowns and
become familiar with their requirements. We also strongly encourage you to ask questions about the show, its characters, and our expectations.

Due to the young cast and tone of the show, actors who will be younger than age 18 at the start of rehearsals will require written parental consent to be considered. A form will be available on the audition event Facebook page. Parents are also encouraged to contact the director with questions via email at rocketguy_61761@yahoo.com.

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ADDITIONAL NOTES ABOUT THE SHOW:

  • No roles will be pre-cast.
  • Potential actors under age 18 will require written parental approval to be cast. The director will be available to answer any questions by
    actors and/or their parents prior to auditions.
  • Though the roles are, by necessity, gender specific, they may be any ethnicity.
  • The show carries strongly pro-LGBTQIA+ themes.
  • The show utilizes profanity, adult language, and some adult situations. There is no overt sexuality, however.
  • Certain scenes may be triggering to anyone who has experienced
    bullying or domestic abuse.
  • The show includes armed and unarmed combat. No prior experience is necessary, and all combat will be conducted with the safety of the cast and crew as paramount.
  • Named characters may be called on to double as monsters.
  • Some moments will be filmed, which may require filming dates/times outside of the regular rehearsal schedule, per actor availability.

PRODUCTION CREW

Director– Kevin Paul Wickart
Asst. Director/ Choreographer – Michelle Tipsword
Stage Manager – Chris Peterlin
Costumer – Carrie McMillion
Puppeteer – Robin Marie Hasty
Graphic Designer – Kenney Delaney