Weds., Sept. 4 and Thurs., Sept. 5, from 3:30 to 6:00 pm
The Academy of The Company Theatre (A.C.T.) announces auditions for youth actors ages 8 to 15 for their upcoming production of the original musical, America’s Next Top Monster, on Wednesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 5, from 3:30 to 6:00 pm at The Company Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. America’s Next Top Monster has book, music, and lyrics by Melissa Carubia. The production is directed by Kevin Mark Kline, with music direction by Melissa Carubia, and choreography by John Crampton.
Monsters creep out from under the bed in this original musical about friendship, acceptance, and things that go bump in the night! Shelley Academy is the place where young vampires, zombies, werewolves and witches learn more than reading, writing, and arithmetic — they learn how to scare! When the students are announced as finalists on the hit reality series, “America’s Next Top Monster”, they can’t wait to finally take down their rivals — Bram Stoker Prep. When the school principal reveals that, for the first time in history, humans will be allowed to attend the formerly monsters-only school, the students of Shelley Academy worry about their chances for victory getting staked right through the heart. With a pop-rock score and snappy dialogue by A.C.T.’s own Director of Education, Melissa Carubia, America’s Next Top Monster entertains while delivering a strong message about bullying and inclusion.
Actors, singers, and dancers are needed and should plan to attend both days of auditions, which includes learning a song, movement, and character work. Students of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to audition. Not all audition candidates will be cast.
The Werewolves (Jocks)
ARIA – sarcastic, doesn’t really like Lorelei because she is always correcting her
ANTHONY – goofy jock, leader of the werewolves, likes Lorelei despite her being a nerd
LINC – Anthony’s best friend, also likes to goof around, makes fun of other cliques
The Fairies (Artists/Weirdos)
SIDRA – carefree fairy, wants real friends, not enchanted friends
ROBIN –trickster, Puck-like, likes to pull practical jokes
The Zombies (Mean Girls)
MCKENNA – judgmental, fashionable, too cool for school, leader of the Stillhearts, the undead clique of popular girls
MADISON – member of the Stillhearts, has a hunger for fashion, brains
MIRI – member of the Stillhearts, loves gossip
SKYLAR – member of the Stillhearts, has a fiery temper
NICOLE – member of the Stillhearts, overly enthusiastic and optimistic
The Creatures (Nerds)
LORELEI – mermaid who came to the surface and became obsessed with learning, has a crush on Anthony, takes things way too literally
LISA – a Dr.Jekyll/Ms. Hyde mad scientist character, her Dr.Jekyll side is Lisa, her Ms.Hyde side is Miss Fortune, controls it by constantly chugging potions
NIXIE—sweet, naïve unicorn who loves puppies and rainbows and molecular biology
The Vampires (Preps)
GABRIEL-suave, rich, secretly worried that vampires are going out of fashion
NIKKI –always wears sunglasses, wants fame and fortune, vain
ROSE – obsessed with her hair, twin sister to Rowan
ROWAN –a vegetarian vampire, is sometimes teased for it
The Witches (Goths)
KIERAN – dark, brooding, serious to a fault, constantly trying to summon the ghost of Old Lady Franklin
LUCY – cheerful in contrast to her goth looks, is helping Kieran try to summon the ghost
The Humans (New Kids)
GINA- President of the vampire’s Fang Club, smart, driven, has ideas on how to make them more famous
RITCHIE –can’t wait to be on television, already sees himself as a star, says things like ‘let’s do lunch, have my people call your people’, obsessed with werewolves
MEENA—writes stories about fairies, quiet and shy, but smart and sensitive
CHARLOTTE – an expert on zombies and fashion, wants to join the Stillhearts
MRS. MILDRED POOLE – classic overly strict teacher, is also a sea monster
PRINCIPAL ELAINE LANCASTER – beloved by all the students, wants to help the humans integrate well, also, is a witch
MISS RILEY CLARKE – free-spirited art teacher. Also happens to have snakes instead of hair
The ANTM Judges and Crew
BRIAN SCREAMCREST (Boogeyman) – slick-haired, attractive television host, known all for hosting Brian Screamcrest’s All Hallows Scream Bash and his various radio shows and specials
MAULA AGHOUL (Zombie) – Former cheerleader turned pop star turned reality TV judge. The nice judge.
MYRON HOWL (Werewolf) – Former record producer, Brit, the mean judge
JAKE SKELTON (Skeleton) – Undead country singer, talks a lot about moonshine, shooting, trucks, etc.
FRANKENSTINA (Frankenstein)-total diva constructed from the body parts of other divas
TINK THE PIXIE – overenthusiastic makeup artist
RYA THE PIXIE – overenthusiastic camera operator
Classes rehearsing the production are held from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays during the production season, beginning Monday, September 9. Rehearsals during production week are held from October 27 through 30 in the afternoons or evenings. Halloween will not be a rehearsal day. A complete production week schedule will be available at auditions.
A non-refundable audition fee of $20 is payable upon arrival. Tuition for the classes and production is $425 per student. Some financial assistance is available. Tuition is due following the casting announcement. A headshot is helpful but not required, and students should come dressed for movement. A completed emergency form must accompany audition candidates, available HERE or upon arrival.
America’s Next Top Monster performances are November 1 through 3, from Friday through Sunday, matinee and evening performances are available. Tickets are $18 for students, $22 for adults, available at www.companytheatre.com.
A.C.T. was founded in 1987 with the mission to discover the creative spirit in each child in an enjoyable and challenging atmosphere and to build self-confidence through the experience of the arts.
For more information about auditions, please call or email Director of Education Melissa Carubia at (339) 469-1776 or email@example.com . For more information about A.C.T.’s after school classes and workshops, The Company Theatre, or to order tickets, visit www.companytheatre.com, or follow The Company Theatre Center for the Arts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.