Sunday In The Park With George, 2016
Don’t miss out on auditions for our final show of the 2019/2020 season, PUFFS on February 20th & 25th
@ The Milburn Stone Theatre, North East MD 21901
Director: Melissa Redfield
Thursday, February 20th – 7:00pm-9:00pm & Tuesday, February 25th – 7:00pm-9:00pm
The Milburn Stone Theatre, One Seahawk Drive, North East, MD 21901 | (410) 287-1037
CALLBACKS: (By Invitation, as needed)
Thursday, February 27th
June 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
-Rehearsal dates will be based on cast and production team conflicts, please bring all known conflicts to auditions
-Will be held at Cecil College’s North East Maryland Campus at One Seahawk Drive, North East, MD 21901
⁃ Please arrive 10-15 min prior to your time slot to fill out all required paperwork. Late arrivals past 8:45pm may not be able to be accommodated.
⁃ Audition Forms will be available at the door.
⁃ Bring a copy of your theatrical resume & headshot (not required but strongly encouraged.)
⁃ Those auditioning are asked to prepare one thirty second comedic monologue (that does not include material from the show.)
⁃ All sizes, ethnicities, and gender identities welcome to audition.
- Please note: the director is not looking to cast anyone younger than eighteen years of age.
⁃ Prepare to list major conflicts from February - June 2020.
⁃ No conflicts will be approved from June 14th – 18th
Please email all questions to MST Artistic Director, Andrew John Mitchell at: firstname.lastname@example.org
AVAILABLE ROLES/CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:
ALL ROLES OPEN, Non-Union/Non-Paid: We are in search of multi-ethnic and talented cast of actors, singers, and performers for this production.
Wayne Hopkins (Lead): Male
20s-early 30s. The hero. Totally uncool, but full of charm and heart. Loyal to a tee. Likes comic books and video games, knows nothing about magic or this weird magic world he is now a part of. Best friends with Oliver and Megan.
Megan Jones (Lead): Female
20s-30s. One of the main trio; begins the show by only desiring to live up to her mother's reputation: a dark wizard currently in Wiz Priz for being such a bad-ass Death Buddy in her youth. Favorite store: Hot Topic. Favorite color: black. Over time, her tough veneer begins to soften, as a budding romance with Oliver becomes apparent. Defiant and headstrong on the surface, the audience begins to see that her adamance of being completely unique and independent really stems from her desire to be loved and accepted.
Oliver Rivers (Lead): Male
20s-early 30s. One of the main trio. Incredibly smart and cerebral, he is a math wiz, and proud of it; lovingly a nerd from New Jersey. After ending up at wizarding school, he finds out he isn't the top of his class, and instead begins a fantastical journey of friendship and even some love, better than any algebra class could ever promise. Real comic chops, incredibly appealing, youthful.
Susie Bones/Harry/Others (Supporting): Female
20s. Susie: Sad. Gloomy. Think Eeyore from "Winnie the Pooh." Constantly in fear of her or her family dying. Harry: Young, plucky, and famous. Struts around school like he owns it. Gets into a few wacky situations, but it’s nothing the bonds of friendship can’t overcome.
Cedric/Mr. Voldy (Supporting): Male
20s. An appealing comic actor to play the pivotal roles of Cedric in Act I and Mr. Voldy in Act II. Cedric: A champion. Athletic, winning, popular, and charming. Everyone’s favorite, but still loyal, patient, and kind. A leading example of a Puff. Mr. Voldy: Evil. Like, reeeaaally evil. Wants to rule the world in shadows and darkness and terror. (Or, ya know, just an amazing Ralph Fiennes impression.)
Narrator (Lead): All Genders
20s-early 30s. The narrator of the story. She/he guides us through our entire show of Puffy-ness. British accent. Must be a great storyteller, as she/he must keep the audience engaged and updated on all the goings-on. Can be a bit of a know-it-all, but still relatable and appealing. Comedy skills a must, improv background is a plus.
Hannah/Female Teachers/Others (Supporting): Female
20s–early 30s. Requires playing several different roles back to back, so the ability to play a variety of character types a plus. Hannah: Shy. Very shy. Female Teachers: Professor McG, Professor Plants, Professor T, Bath Babbles. Adults of all kind of different personalities. (Maggie Smith impression for McG.)
Ernie Mac/Male Teachers/Others (Supporting): Male
20s–early 30s. Requires an actor capable of doing strong impressions. Ernie Mac: Proud. Loud. Pretty sure he’s the best. Male Teachers: Potions Teacher/ Locky/ Professor Turban/ Mr. Moody. All impressions. Strong comedic ability. (Impressions: Rickman/ Branagh/Gleeson/Whoever played Quirrell in the movie).
J. Finch/Others (Supporting): Male
20s–early 30s. Improvisational skills a plus. Boyish & fun. Chipper and happy except, when his life is in mortal danger.
20s–early 30s. Sally: Nice. In year 3, goes through a bit of a growth spurt that attracts the other student’s attention, if you know what I mean. Bippy: A house elf. Devoted. Loyal. Kind of annoying.
Leanne/Others (Supporting): Female
20s–early 30s. A little distant. A little random. Is possibly a genius or really, really stupid. But has a really strong heart. The Puffiest of the Puffs.
PUFFS, OR: SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC AND MAGIC
June 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 | Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
By Matt Cox
Comedy Play | Recommended for ages thirteen and up.
For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never be destined to save the world. Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic gives you a front row seat to the sidelines of the world’s most famous magical journey. Follow the story of a young wizard named Wayne and the Puffs–a group of well-meaning, loyal rejects with a thing for badgers–in this laugh-out-loud comedy that’s “packed with knowing winks to its source material and a heart all its own!” For POTTERphiliacs who grew up alongside Potter and are eager to revisit that world, ‘PUFFS’ exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry!”
"Exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry." The New York Times
Puffs is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, LTD: A Concord Theatricals Company.