The (Musical!) Beast of Mount Seymour

Production Company
Deep Cove Stage Society
Producer(s)
Chris Stanley, Neil Wilkie
Director(s)
Angie McLeod
Casting Director(s): 
Angie McLeod, Ariyanna Pascuzzi
Union Status
Non-Union
Project Type
Theatre / Live Performance
Student Production
No
Compensation Details

This is a non-union, non-profit production, therefore all roles are volunteer.

Audition Date(s)
Tuesday September 3, Thursday September 5 at 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 or 8:30pm. Callbacks Tuesday September 10, 7-9pm
Audition Location
Shaw Theatre, 4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver, BC, V7G 1L2
Shoot / Perf. Date(s)
Dec 19, 2019 - 07:30PM (Thu) Dec 20, 2019 - 07:30PM (Fri) Dec 21, 2019 - 01:00PM (Sat) Dec 21, 2019 - 04:30PM (Sat) Dec 22, 2019 - 01:00PM (Sun) Dec 22, 2019 - 04:30PM (Sun) Dec 23, 2019 - 07:30PM (Mon) Dec 26, 2019 - 04:30PM (Thu) Dec 27, 2019 - 07:30PM
Shoot / Perf. Location(s)
Shaw Theatre, 4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver, BC, V7G 1L2
Submission Deadline
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Submission Instructions

Please email the director, Angie McLeod, at thebeastofmountseymour@gmail.com to secure a spot for yourself on one of the time slots on either Tuesday the 3rd OR Thursday the 5th. In your email, please give me your full name, which character(s) you are interested in, and indicate your first preference of time slot and one back-up time slot. You will receive a reply email confirming your time slot.

Project Synopsis
It’s time for Deep Cove Stage’s Annual Christmas Pantomime, this year written by Deep Cove’s own Toph Whitmore! The hottest boy band in the world, Six Degrees of Togetherness ("6DOT" for short), is headed to Deep Cove for a concert. But the members of 6DOT are mysteriously disappearing! Could the Beast of Mt. Seymour be behind it? On the case is self-described local actress, bon vivant, and humanitarian Penelope Nelopy. Joining Penelope in her quest is new arrival Caroline Goodness, RCMP detective Jenkins (a horse who worked his way up from the Musical Ride), a police chief, a sinister real estate developer named Hunter Green, a couple of nutty sidekicks (Rosenstern & Guildenkrantz), an evil witch, a “merman,” and Brock Rockton, North Shore Search & Rescue’s best. Will they find the missing boy band members? Is the Beast real? Will anyone find love? And most importantly, will they make it back in time for the big show? (Maybe, maybe, maybe, and maybe…)
Additional Comments: 

Each time slot can accommodate a maximum of 10 auditionees, and will consist of a short dance call, singing, and character work. As a group, you will be taught a short dance sequence and a short bit of song, and then we will try out various characters from the script with a voice and movement exercise. This will focus on character voices and physicality; be prepared to have fun with it and be silly, and don’t be afraid of overacting! This is a Panto, afterall, and we are looking for distinct, exaggerated character types.

Please wear clothes and footwear that is comfortable for moving around in. Arrive early for your time slot, as you will need to fill in some paperwork before entering the audition room, and be prepared to stay for the full half hour. 
*Headshots and resumes are NOT required*

Callbacks will consist of reading scenes from the script. Sides will be emailed to candidates after initial auditions to prepare. Please be prepared to stay for the entire audition, and to read for multiple characters, as we would like to try as many combinations of candidates as possible. If you play a musical instrument, please bring it with you if possible and be prepared to play a short clip of any song of your choosing.

Character 1
Penelopy Nelopy
Age
Dame
Gender
Female
Description
Penelope is the “Dame” archetype. She plays narrator, tour guide, talk-show host, and RCMP officer. She knows everyone and everything, can command a room easily, and has an ego bigger than her bra. Ad-libbing and audience interaction ability is a must. Look at ‘Moira Rose’ from “Schitt’s Creek” for some inspiration.
Character 2
Caroline Goodness
Age
Mid-teens to mid -twenties
Gender
Female
Description
Caroline is the “Principal Girl” archetype. Sweet and innocent, she is new to town, and smitten with 6DOT leader Liam. Although a tad naive, she knows what she wants (Liam) and is determined to get it.
Character 3
6DOT
Age
Teens to twenties
Gender
Male
Description
Six Degrees of Togetherness, or 6DOT for short, is the biggest boy band in the world. There are six members (surprise!) who move and pose together as a group. They ooze coolness and are accustomed to fame and fortune. They speak in an overly-affected way, with their inflection going up at the end of a sentance as if they are asking a question even when they’re not. Think dude-bro, surfer, or ‘The Californians’ sketches on Saturday Night Live. Have poses and ‘band album-cover faces’ ready!
Character 4
Witchitanya
Age
Any
Gender
Female
Description
Witchitanya is the “Evil Witch/Demon King” archetype. She is Deep Cove’s resident evil spirit and speaks (only partially successfully) in rhyme. Fierce, bitter, and subject to mood swings, she allies herself with evil Hunter Green. Oh, and she used to date Karl, back before she came evil. But we don’t talk about that.
Character 5
Karl the Merman
Age
Any
Gender
Male
Description
Karl is the “Good Fairy” archetype. He is the renowned Merman of the Cove and self-described ‘friend of the animals, protector of nature, and part-time barista’. He speaks in an off-hand, matter-of fact way, with a certain air of masculinity that contradicts his magical appearance and kind hobbies. Think ‘Kronk’ from “The Emperor’s New Groove” , and mix that with the ‘Old Spice Guy’ and a dash of ‘Captain Hammer’ from “Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”
Additional Characters

Liam
6DOT member: Liam is “the pretty one” and the leader of the group. Not the sharpest tool in the shed, but charismatic and accustomed to having people follow him. Has probably never been told ‘no.’ Think Derek Zoolander.

Zac
6DOT member: Zac is “the serious one”

Chad
6DOT member: Chad is “the thoughtful one” . His catchphrase is “I’m Chad” - be prepared to say this one line in multiple ways.

Nick
6DOT member: Nick is “the one with the toque”

Other Liam
6DOT member: Other Liam is “the other one named Liam”

Murray
6DOT member: Murray is … “just Murray” . He is anachronistically balding and middle aged, something that is never explained and makes him stick out like a sore thumb from the other band members. He is considerably less suave than his bandmates, always a bit too slow or a bit too loud and his poses are always a little … off. The band’s 6th wheel.

Ducky McGee
Ducky is an intrepid cub reporter for the Deep Cove Crier, eagerly looking for his big break. He falls hopelessly in love with Caroline Goodness and makes many unsuccessful attempts to win her heart. This character has lots of energy and interaction with the audience, improv skills an asset!

The Beast
The Beast is a Sasquatch that lives on Mt. Seymour. He is feared but misunderstood, with a range of hobbies such as cooking and music. Strong physical movement will be needed, and the ability to rap would be ideal.

Hunter Green
Hunter Green is the “Bad Guy” archetype. Australian accent required! This accent inspires some interesting entrance music. Hunter is, of course, a hunter, set on adding the Beast’s head to his wall of trophies. He is also a real estate developer who wants to flatten and pave Mount Seymour to build condos. He is loud, mean, selfish and angry. Think ‘Gaston’ from “Beauty and the Beast”

Rosenstern & Guildenkrantz
These are the ‘sidekick duo’ archetype. They are sidekicks to Hunter Green, and constantly seek his approval. Neither of them are very bright, or brave. Rosenstern is braver than Guildenkrantz, but not by much.

Jenkins
Jenkins is a detective who just happens to be a horse. Despite his unusual appearance, he is the smartest and most normal character in the production. Tap dancing skill an asset.

The Chief
Chief is ornery, cranky, and direct, like every TV police chief ever. He runs the local RCMP detachment with his sleeves rolled up, frequently pounding the desk in anger. (“Darn it, Jenkins, we’ve got to find that boy band!”) Tap dancing skill an asset.

Brock Rockton
Brock is a full-time vollunteer with North Shore Search and Rescue. He enters by rappelling. He speaks in a deadpan, direct delivery - think ‘Puddy’ on “Seinfeld” or ‘Joe Friday’ on “Dragnet”. (“Just the facts, ma’am.”)

Ensemble
There are multiple roles in the ensemble who will participate in musical numbers. Each person cast in the ensemble will likely play mulitiple roles, including deep covers, mounties, a roadie, and a TV announcer