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Palo Alto Players is holding auditions
for its fall musical,

TARZAN



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Palo Alto Players announces auditions for its fall musical, TARZAN, Book by David Henry Hwang, Music and Lyrics by Phil Collins, Based on the story, Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and the Disney film, Tarzan.

Our production will be Directed by PAP Artistic Director Patrick Klein, Choreographed by Claire Alexander, and will be Musically Directed by Nick Kenrick.   



TARZAN performs September 7 - 23, 2018.  Thursday curtains are at 7:30pm, Saturday curtains are at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday curtains are at 2pm. Please note: Only one Friday evening performance (Preview) on Friday, September 7th at 8pm, and Opening Night on Saturday, September 8th is an 8pm curtain ONLY (no 2pm show that day).  Rehearsals are currently scheduled to begin mid-July.


Auditions are by appointment only and are scheduled for Saturday, May 12 from 9am - 6:30pm, with callbacks scheduled for Saturday, May 19 from 10:00am - 5:00pm.  Auditions and callbacks will be at the Lucie Stern Theater Rehearsal Room, 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto.  All roles are currently open.  This is a non-AEA performance.  Stipend available for all adult roles.


 

WHAT TO PREPARE:
-Please prepare a one-minute pop/rock selection of a contemporary Broadway musical that shows off your vocal and acting range.  An accompanist will be provided, no tapes or recordings please, bring sheet music in your key.

-Bring a headshot/resume stapled together back to back.

-All those auditioning should be prepared to move. Wear flats and, if you need them, knee pads.

-Your calendar of conflicts/potential conflicts from July-September.


 

PLEASE NOTE: If you sign up for a vocal audition between 9:30am - 12:45pm you are required to attend the dance/movement call at 1pm.  If you sign up for a vocal audition between 2pm - 5:15pm you are required to attend the dance/movement call at 5:30pm.


 

A NOTE ON CHOREOGRAPHY: Due to the nature of the show, the choreography will be non-traditional and based in modern dance styles.  The movement will be physical and may require tumbling/heavy ground work.  Wear flat shoes and feel free to wear knee pads if needed.



About the show:

Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan's life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe's territory and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle thick with emotion as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts. Based on Disney's unforgettable animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, TARZAN® features heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins and a book by TONY Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. Swinging excitement and hits like the Academy Award winning "You'll Be In My Heart" as well as "Son of Man" and "Two Worlds" make TARZAN® an unforgettable experience for all ages.


 

We are looking for the following characters to bring this amazing show to life: 


 

Tarzan (Lead): Male, 18-25, the spirited 18-year-old ape man; B2 to Bb4
 

Jane (Lead): Female, 18-35, adventurous British student of botany; G3-F5
 

Kala (Lead): Female, 18-35, a gentle and brave mother Ape, Kerchak’s mate; E3 to D5
 

Kerchak (Lead): Male, 25-46, gruff bull ape, leader of the Tribe; C3 to Gb4
 

Porter (Supporting): Male, 32-64, bumbling British professor of biology, father of Jane; Bb2 to C4
 

Terk (Supporting): Male or Female, 18-30, funny and seemingly self-assured young adult ape; Eb3 to B4S
 

Clayton (Supporting): Male, 18-35, brutish British expedition guide; non singing role
 

Ensemble/Ape Tribe (Chorus / Ensemble): Males & Females, open ages, minor roles
 

 

YOUTH ROLES (will likely not be double cast):
 

Young Tarzan (Supporting): Male, 8-14, innocent eight-year-old human, raised by apes; C3 to B4
 

Young Terk (Supporting): Male or Female, 9-18, sarcastic adolescent ape; G3 to B4

 



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