Play the Glad Game...
Auditions: February 13
First Rehearsal: March 11
Shows: April 27-30
The title character is named Pollyanna Whittier, a young orphan who goes to live in Beldingsville, Vermont, with her wealthy but stern and cold spinster Aunt Polly, who does not want to take in Pollyanna, but feels it is her duty to her late sister. Pollyanna's philosophy of life centers on what she calls "The Glad Game," an optimistic and positive attitude she learned from her father. The game consists of finding something to be glad about in every situation, no matter how bleak it may be.
With this philosophy, and her own sunny personality and sincere, sympathetic soul, Pollyanna brings so much gladness to her aunt's dispirited New England town that she transforms it into a pleasant place to live. The Glad Game shields her from her aunt's stern attitude: when Aunt Polly puts her in a stuffy attic room without carpets or pictures, she exults at the beautiful view from the high window; when she tries to "punish" her niece for being late to dinner by sentencing her to a meal of bread and milk in the kitchen with the servant Nancy, Pollyanna thanks her rapturously because she likes bread and milk, and she likes Nancy.
Soon Pollyanna teaches some of Beldingsville's most troubled inhabitants to "play the game" as well, from a querulous invalid named Mrs. Snow to a miserly bachelor, Mr. Pendleton, who lives all alone in a cluttered mansion. Aunt Polly, too—finding herself helpless before Pollyanna's buoyant refusal to be downcast—gradually begins to thaw, although she resists the glad game longer than anyone else.
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Based on the popular classic children's book.
Ages: We will accept auditions from ages 8-18 yr old
Cast size: Small (10+) but Flexible
Cast Type: Children in Cast, Ensemble Cast - Featured roles
Dance requirements: Minimum
Pollyanna - Show Dates and Times
Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 5:30pm & 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 5:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 2pm
Tentative Rehearsal Schedule
These are general times we are practicing. Most actors will not be scheduled to be at each and every practice. We will be scheduling more specific times for each actor, by scene/story.
March 11, 2017 - First Rehearsal with Mandatory Parent Meeting
Tentative Weekly times will be:
Saturdays 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Sundays 1:30 pm - 5 pm
Mondays 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, April 21: 5 pm – Until TECH PRACTICE (Tech Crew Only)
Saturday, April 22: 9 am-12 pm ALL CAST & PARENTS
Sunday, April 23: 1:30 - 4:30 – ALL CAST – Full Run through
Monday, April 24: 4:30 - 9:00 – ALL CAST Full Dress
Tuesday, April 25: 4:30 – 9:00 – ALL CAST Full Dress
Wednesday, April 26: 4:30 – 9:00 – ALL CAST, Final Dress Rehearsal
Thursday, April 27: Call at 6:30 pm! Fully dressed with makeup by 7:15pm
Friday, April 28: Call at 4:30 pm! Fully dressed with makeup by 5:15pm.
Show should run 1 hour and then next show at 7:30pm. Be back stage by 6:45 for makeup touch up and meeting.
Saturday, April 29: Call at 4:30 pm! Fully dressed with makeup by 5:15
Show should run 1 hour and next show will begin at 7:30pm. Be back stage by 6:45 for makeup touch up and meeting.
Sunday, April 30: Call at 1pm! Fully dressed with makeup by 1:45pm
Show should run 1 hour.
After show on Sunday at 4pm: STRIKE! ALL CAST, CREW and Parents!