Written by Don Zolidis
Produced by Jerri Wiseman
Directed by Claire Coker
Production Assistant/Mentor: Joe Campanella
The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.
AUDITIONS – open to ages 14 – adult
October 3 from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Prepare a two-minute monologue of your choice and a one-minute monologue from the script, both preferably memorized but that’s not required. (Sample scripts can be accessed here. Full scripts will be available at the readthrough for those cast.) Please be comfortable enough with the monologue so you can use the space to audition with it and not just read it. There will also be cold readings from the script.
To reserve an in-person audition time between 10:00am and 1:00pm, please use Sign-Up Genius. Walk-ins will be seen as schedule permits. Zoom auditions will be scheduled from 1:00 – 2:00pm. Masks MUST be worn by all those attending the auditions. Temperatures will also be taken. Specific COVID guidelines will be sent to you prior to the auditions. Please watch your emails for notices. Masks and safety precautions will be taken during rehearsals and performances. The safety of our guests, staff, and actors are our highest priorities!
Please complete this online audition form prior to attending the audition.
All auditionees who reserve an audition time should email a CURRENT photo or headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos do not need to be professionally taken; we just need to recognize you!
Performances will run from January 22 – 31. Everyone cast will need to be at ALL performances and at ALL rehearsals during the two weeks prior to opening. This will include late nights – teens and parents should plan accordingly.
Cast of Characters:
ACTORS MAY PLAY MULTIPLE ROLES
NARRATOR 1: One of the two narrators facilitating the Brothers Grimm 209 fairy tales whose rather proper and quick-witted. Accountable for keeping the stories rolling whether that means lecturing the characters or becoming one. Also responsible for making Narrator 2 stay in line. (Note: has many lines)
NARRATOR 2: The other narrator commentating on the Brothers Grimm’s tales interacting with both the actors and audience providing comedic insight for most everyone to enjoy (maybe not Narrator 1) but has a tendency to interrupt. (Note: has many lines)
ACTOR: Among “the greatest troupe of actors the world has ever seen” according to Narrator 1. Mostly devoted to the show’s catering services but involved nonetheless.
GIRL: Innocent and trusting; the definition of naive. Making deals with only the Devil, Enchantress, and Rumpelstiltskin knows who leading to her daughter’s containment but trip to Hawaii with her hunk of a prince.
DIRT MERCHANT: A merchant experienced in his/her trade unwilling to sell to a Girl.
RUMPELSTILTSKIN: A not very attractive salesman offering a Girl riches in exchange for her daughter: reasoning unknown.
ENCHANTRESS: Magical being known for disappearing. Has intentions that play out to keep the Girl’s daughter trapped in a tower.
THE DEVIL: The creator of babies known for getting his/her way and maniacally laughing.
PRINCE 1: The Girl’s supportive husband who occasionally golfs and likes traveling. Wouldn’t say childcare is his forte.
RAPUNZEL: Spoiled brat exhibiting the traits of a stereotypical teenager. Look where karma got her: trapped in a tower.
PRINCE 2: Has a thing for hair, so guess it worked out for him going off of appearance. Some say love at first sight, others call it shallow.
HANSEL: German brother of Gretel. He likes food and despite better judgment, eats an unfamiliar witch’s candy house.
GRETEL: German sister of Hansel. She follows her brother pretty much everywhere including into the doors of a peculiar looking house.
WITCH 1: A hungry witch who lives in an appetizing house but doesn’t have the sense to eat it, so she turns to two wandering siblings.
GIRL WITHOUT HANDS: A girl without hands.
MOTHER: User and positive reviewer of What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Live in a Fairy Tale.
FATHER: Another user and positive reviewer of What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Live in a Fairy Tale.
FISHER GIRL: A patient fisher girl with a self-preservation instinct who catches an usual species of fish.
TALKING FISH: A genie of sorts just in the body of a fish.
CRAB PERSON 1: All crabs unite against humanity!
CRAB PERSON 2: All crabs unite against humanity!
HOST: Host rehashing Talking Fish’s origin.
GIANT (off-stage voice): S/he can’t fit into the studio. While s/he doesn’t get mad, maybe it’s for the best s/he doesn’t “get even” with Talking Fish.
FROG PRINCE: Arrogant prince who wants to be “friends” with the Princess.
ELF COBBLER: A feisty elf loyal to his/her fellow elves who jumps to conclusions.
PLANT: The guesser of who turned Talking Fish into Talking Fish.
PRINCESS: A clumsy princess who goes to her Dad, the King, for advice on her new “friend”.
KING: Girls fell for him as soon as he became King, but he wasn’t always a ladies man. When he was younger, he was… a dork. So now, he’s looking out for all the dorks out there.
DWARF 1: All over the place with weird facts and suggestions and briefly takes the story into his/her hands.
DWARF 2: Fine being a dwarf, but lights up when he/she is presented with his/her dream role as Snow White.
SNOW WHITE: Unsure of which story she’s in at first, but she quickly assumes the position of narrating Dwarf 2’s Snow White.
WITCH 2: Snow White’s stepmother whose sole goal in life is to be the fairest of them all even if she has to resort to plastic surgery.
PRINCE 3: Looking for a girl in a coma but finds a chickfight instead.
THE DEVIL 2: Has a close relationship with his/her grandmother. When his/her grandmother develops Alzheimer’s, they decide to go on a road trip together.
THE DEVIL’S GRANDMOTHER: Has a close relationship with her grandson/daughter, The Devil, but as she ages, develops Alzheimer’s and doesn’t recognize him/her.
DOCTOR: Fully qualified professional doctor who diagnoses The Devil’s Grandmother.
GOD (off-stage voice): Powerful, just, and compassionate but doesn’t like the Devil.
LITTLE RED: Sweet Little Red is bringing treats to her poor old Grandma but runs into a wolf along the way, and suddenly, doesn’t seem so sweet anymore.
THE WOLF: A top-notch con artist who happens upon Little Red with treats.
GRANDMA: A poor old Grandma who can really put on the guilt trip.
WOODCUTTER: The Wolf’s nemesis who becomes Little Red’s love interest… later.
CINDERELLA: An over-actor who wants to be a star and won’t stop at anything until her story is preformed.
WICKED STEP SISTER 1: Cinderella’s step sister whose hobby is being mean to her.
WICKER STEP SISTER 2: Cinderella’s step sister whose hobby is swooning over Prince Charming. Celebrity crush much.
WICKED STEPMOTHER: Cinderella’s unsympathetic stepmother.
THE BIRDS: Cinderella’s friends who help her out in times of need.
MAC: The Scottish pirate bouncer guarding the ball.
HERALD: Announcer at the ball.
PRINCE CHARMING: A not terribly observant prince who goes on a search to find the girl that fits the lost slipper.
WALT: The one and only creator of the Mouse.