Come out and audition for 2nd Star's upcoming production of Amélie!
Based on the 2001 romantic comedy film, Amélie is the story of an
extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly
in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of
kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love
comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to
risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Be inspired by this
imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of
connection, and sees possibility around every corner!
Direction/Choreography by Kelsey Meiklejohn
Music Direction by James Huchla
Auditions are Tuesday, May 21st, and Thursday, May 23rd at 7 pm at All Saints Lutheran Church in Bowie (16510 Mt Oak Rd, Bowie, MD 20716). Callbacks will be Friday, May 24th at 7 pm (by invitation only.)
Those who wish to audition may attend either the Tuesday or Thursday dates. Please keep Friday night clear in case you are called back. If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified by phone and/or email by Friday at 10 a.m.
Regular rehearsals will be held on Tuesday nights (7-10 PM), Thursday nights (7-10 PM), and Saturdays (11 AM - 3 PM). Not all actors will be required for all regular rehearsals. Technical rehearsals run each weeknight and each weekend day from August 3rd through 8th.
Performances are August 9th through 24th, Fridays through Sundays, at the Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD). Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 PM, and Sundays are at 3 PM. Our closing performance on Saturday, October 24th is a 3 PM matinee.
-If you have one, please bring a theatrical resume and a headshot (professional quality not necessary) or a clear recent face picture for the casting team.
-Please bring a written list of any and all possible conflicts that you have or may have between May 28th and August 24th.
-Prepare a vocal piece, 16-32 bars in length, that shows your vocal range and provide sheet music in the correct key. Please do not use selections from this show. An accompanist will be provided.
-Please come prepared to learn a short dance/movement combination with clothes and shoes you can comfortably and safely move in.
For additional questions concerning auditions, feel free to e-mail us at 2ndStarBowie@gmail.com.
We welcome non-traditional casting - all roles are open to all races and ethnic diversities. No roles have been pre-cast. Note - many of the roles in this show play multiple characters.
YOUNG AMÉLIE POULAIN – 8-10, Highly imaginative, sees her way through most difficulties, independent-minded in childhood and beyond. Must sing well.
AMÉLIE POULAIN – 20s, Highly imaginative personality mixed with an alluring opacity, highly intelligent, sees the best in things and people, independent, but her independence might be growing into a more permanent state of isolation. Pop/Mix.
NINO QUINCAMPOIX – 20s, A loner and artist, unconventional appeal, independent, private, soulful, intelligent, and unique. Pop/Tenor.
RAPHAEL POULAIN/BRETODEAU - 40s-50s, Amélie's father, a clinical Army physician, orderly, sees the worst in things, finds his daughter incomprehensible. /A middle-aged man with regrets. Baritone.
AMANDINE POULAIN/PHILOMENE de NOIRPOIS – 40s-50s, Amélie's mother, a neurotic teacher, sees eye to eye with her husband. /Airline hostess, a habitué of Two Windmills, frequently away. Mezzo-Soprano.
HIPOLITO JEUNET/ELTON JOHN/BELGIAN TOURIST – 30s-40s, Unpublished writer, habitué of Two Windmills. /Super star./Tourist who jumps from Notre Dame. Tenor.
JOSEPH COTTARD/FLUFFY POULAIN/COLLINGNON'S FATHER – 30s-40s, Gina's misogynistic ex-lover, a plumber, habitué of Two Windmills. /A goldfish, Young Amélie's best friend./Senile father of the grocer. Baritone.
JULIEN DUFAYEL/COLLIGNON – 50s-70s, Elderly recluse with degenerative bone disease. /Local grocer. Baritone.
BLIND BEGGAR/GARDEN GNOME/ANCHORPERSON – 30s-40s, Dyspeptic./ Raphael Poulain’s garden gnome, cast in plaster, knee-high, heavy./Delivers the news about Princess Diana's death. Baritone.
LUCIEN VILLEPARISIS/ADRIEN WELLS/MYSTERIOUS MAN – 20s-30s, A child-like employee of the local grocery. /Gina's dead husband./Frequents metro stations, turns out to be the photobooth repairman. Tenor.
SUZANNE SACRIPANT – 40s-50s, Owner of Two Windmills Café, was a circus artist before an accident, one leg shorter than the other. Mezzo-Soprano.
GINA WELLS – mid 20s-mid 30s, Waitress at Two Windmills, a young widow. Mezzo-Soprano.
GEORGETTE CORNUEL/SYLVIE LEGRANDIN/COLLIGNON'S MOTHER – 20s-30s, Hypochondriacal taboccanist at Two Windmills. /Sex shop worker./Elderly mother of the grocer. Mezzo-Soprano.