Kids Casting for Pangdemonium’s FUN HOME
Getting cast in this Tony-winning Broadway musical could be a dream come true for any young musical theatre actor!
Pangdemonium’s “FUN HOME” is holding auditions on 4 February 2017 for three child roles. That includes protagonist Alison Bechdel’s youngest stage incarnation and her two child brothers: Christian and John.
For those unfamiliar with this coming-of-age hit…
CHRISTIAN is the oldest Bechdel child. Young male actor aged 10–12.
JOHN is the youngest (age 7–9), and described as being full of energy and having a quirky imagination.
Both roles call for a young singer-actor with a natural sound, good sense of harmony, and pitch.
YOUNG ALISON (age 9-11) holds much more heft in the show than her two stage brothers—original cast member Sydney Lucas earned a Tony nomination for the role, after all! She’s “on the cusp of finding herself and forming her own views on how a girl her age should behave and dress”. We are looking for a young girl who is both confident and intelligent. The right candidate’s singing abilities will require moving “seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song” and a range of B to B.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
4 February 2017
* If you auditioned with us previously on 29 December, you do not need to book an audition slot this time.
5 February 2017
- Please bring sheet music for ONE short contemporary musical theatre song, OR choose one song from the suggested list:○ “Ben” – Michael Jackson
○ “Rockin’ Robin” – Michael Jackson
○ “I’ll Be There” – Jackson 5
○ “Who’s Lovin’ You” – Jackson 5
Please note that we will NOT transpose on the spot. Minus-1 will NOT be accepted.
- Prepare a short monologue (memorized) in an American accent
- Bring picture and resume
- FUN HOME Boot Camp (learning songs) – 12 – 16 June 2017
- First Rehearsal – 28 August 2017
- First Performance – 29 September 2017
- Last Performance – 15 October 2017
- To book an audition slot please email – firstname.lastname@example.org
* Please note that in the story, SMALL ALISON is considered a “tomboy”, and becomes aware that she is not like most other girls her age. She sings a song “Ring of Keys” (https://youtu.be/pMAuesRJm1E) about this growing awareness, but otherwise does not understand, much less know how to act upon, what she is sensing. It is not until she reaches her late teens (MEDIUM ALISON) that she dares to come out as gay.
With this in mind, auditionees (and their parents/guardians) have to be comfortable with the subject matter of the story.