'The Night of the Iguana' - March, 2011

The Night of the Iguana
March, 2011

Audition Notices

ACT 1 is thrilled to announce auditions for its fourth production in their 30th season, Jack and the Giant, a world premiere musical by Andrew Barbato and James Larsen, directed by Jacob Heinz.

Auditions will be Saturday, February 23rd from 10am-4pm at the Darkhorse Theater. Registration is required to sign up: signupgenius.com/go/508094cafae2aa2fe3-jack.

About the show: Jack and the Giant is a joyous, heartfelt, and family-friendly new folk musical. This new spin on the classic fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk has a dynamic score and intriguing new characters. This production will delight children and adults alike.

Synopsis: The scrappy orphan Jack has never left his tiny village on the fjord, but when a terrible storm delivers a curious sailboat to the shore, he embarks on an epic adventure to slay a mysterious giant and reclaim an enchanted golden harp.

Characters available: (please note, all roles are for adults)

  • Moon: A contemporary take on "the man in the moon." Simple, humble, and sincere with a dry sense of humor. Warm and wise spirit guide and confidant to Jack. Male, any age. High Baritone.
  • Jack: A scrappy orphan with a wide-eyed wonder and a keen sense of empathy. Curious, energetic, and marches to the beat of his own drum. Male or female to play male, to play ages 11-13. High Baritone.
  • Mr. Pickwick: An eccentric old man who owns a rundown bookshop on the edge of a bay. Sees Jack as a surrogate grandson. Lively and impulsive. Male, to play age 70s. High Baritone.
  • Amelia: A manic, uptight, princess with a passion for fantastical literature. Must have excellent comedic chops. Female, to play ages 11-13. Mezzo-Soprano/Strong Mix.
  • Luna: A teenage voyager on an epic quest to save her homeland. An adrenaline junky with an indomitable spirit and an adept sensitivity to the flow of the universe. Proud and fiery. Female, to play older teen. Mezzo-Soprano.
  • Giant: (same actor as Moon) A mysterious shut-in. Appears volatile at first, but his deep sadness suggests there's more to him than meets the eye. He reveals himself to be an orphaned young prince. Male. High Baritone.

Jack and the Giant is directed by Jacob Heinz. Performances will be April 5-20, 2019 at the Darkhorse Theater.

For additional information, please see our Facebook event.