Spookley The Square Pumpkin

Performances: October 7-30, 2022 at Valley Youth Theatre

ONLINE AUDITIONS OPEN NOW

AT THIS TIME, THERE WILL BE NO IN-PERSON AUDITIONS.
CALLBACKS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN-PERSON.

Please read the following information in its entirety before submitting your audition.

 

Valley Youth Theatre's mission is to inspire young people to be the best they can be through a variety of performing arts opportunities.  All roles will be played by young people unless otherwise noted. Our performers are not charged fees to be in our shows. There are no ticket quotas, costume or script deposits, ad sales or financial requirements of any sort to be in our mainstage shows. Valley Youth Theatre welcomes all young people to audition. If you or your child need assistance auditioning, and your answer is not covered in this page, please contact VYT's Production Stage Manager, Morgan McCall at stagemanager@vyt.com

Spookley the Square Pumpkin The Musical Synopsis:

Based on the wildly popular books and animated special, Spookley The Square Pumpkin: The Musical combines the spectacle and joy of Halloween with delightful songs that people of all ages will love! Airing every year on Disney, the animated television special, adapted from the bestselling Spookley book series, has been a long time Halloween tradition for families all across the country!

Spookley The Square Pumpkin: The Musical tells the story of a square pumpkin living in a round pumpkin patch on Holiday Hill Farm. Shunned by the other pumpkins, Spookley is befriended by Edgar, Allan and Poe, three hilarious spiders who convince him that, square or not, he has a right to be the Pick of the Patch. Encouraged by kindly Jack Scarecrow, Spookley tries his best, but he isn't sure he has what it takes until a mighty storm threatens Holiday Hill Farm. Spookley realizes it is up to him and his square shape to save the day. As a result, all the pumpkins in the patch learn that the things that make you different make you special.

Character Breakdown:

Spookley The Square Pumpkin: Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a friendly, sweet, and kindhearted oddly-shaped pumpkin. Spookley will be portrayed on stage by an actor with a puppet.
Jack Scarecrow: Jack is a kind-hearted, gentle giant to the pumpkins in the patch on Holiday Hill Farm. 
Big Tom: Big Tom is a lovable, gentle pumpkin but has a hard time making his own decisions. Big Tom will be portrayed on stage by an actor with a puppet.
Little Tom: Little Tom is opinionated and outspoken, even when he shouldn't be, which sometimes leads to trouble. Little Tom will be portrayed on stage by an actor with a puppet.
Bobo: Bobo is a vain pumpkin who knows that she’s the pick of the patch! Bobo will be portrayed on stage by an actor with a puppet.
Mimi: A watermelon who is always up for a song with Lala. Mimi will be portrayed on stage by an actor with a puppet.
Lala: A watermelon who is always up for a song with Mimi. Lala will be portrayed on stage by an actor with a puppet.
Edgar: Edgar the spider is a lovable, yet gruff little spider, who acts as the leader of the spider friends. Edgar will be portrayed on stage by an actor with a puppet.
Allen: Allen the spider is a good friend and a great team player. The strong silent type, Allen will speak up when there is something to be said. Allen will be portrayed on stage by an actor with a puppet.
Poe: The lovable, sweet spider of the group, Poe is a good-natured yet simple spider. Poe will be portrayed on stage by an actor with a puppet.
Farmer Hill: The owner and farmer of Holiday Hill Farm

Rehearsals and Time Commitment:

Approximate rehearsal dates are August 30 - October 6, 2022, Monday through Thursday evenings and Saturdays. Before tech, evening rehearsals will be 5p - 9p; tech rehearsals will be potentially until 10pm. We understand that some students may have conflicts where they may miss rehearsals, must arrive late or leave early. However, cast members will not be able to miss rehearsals during tech week or the run of the show. Tech rehearsals start October 1, opening night is October 7, 2022 and runs through October 30, 2022 with several weekday matinees for schools in addition to the traditional evening and weekend performances.

DOWNLOAD OUR TENTATIVE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE HERE TO SEE IF YOU WILL HAVE ANY CONFLICTS. We will ask about the specific dates of your conflicts in the audition form. Again, cast members will not be able to have any conflicts between October 1 and October 30, 2022. 

What to prepare for the audition: 

  1. A headshot. It doesn't have to be professional. Just a good photo that looks like you! you can take it with a camera phone if you'd like. Make sure you have good lighting so we can see your face.
  2. An acting or theatre resume. You don't have to have one all fancy and ready to upload (although you certainly can). We just want to know what you have done performance-wise and in a theatre. If you worked on the stage crew, put that in there too!
  3. Online only- A short monologue that is appropriate for you and the character you are auditioning for.
  4. A song that will show off your voice and is appropriate for you and the character you are auditioning for.

How long should the monologue and song be? Good question. The answer is: as long as it needs to be for you to feel that you have shown us how amazing you are! Chances are that's around 2 or so minutes, but it may be longer or shorter.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT AN ONLINE AUDITION

If you still have questions, you can contact our Production Stage Manager, Morgan McCall, at stagemanager@vyt.com or 602-253-8188 ext 308

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