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Auditions for

Babes in Toyland

Music by Victor Herbert,

arranged by William Ryden

Book by Louise T. Guinther

Audition Dates: Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 am–noon

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2–4 pm

Location: St. Luke's Church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills

**Open to Adults and Children age 8 and up**

 

All roles are open:

Little Bo-Peep, a shepherdess

Tom Tom, the piper's son, her beau

Minnie & Winnie, Bo-peep's best friends

Barnaby, Bo-peep's greedy guardian

Toymaker

Rodrigo & Gonzago, Barnaby's henchmen

Polly, Tom Tom's pig

Mother Hubbard, Bo-Peep's nanny

Mary, Mary, a gardener

Mary's Trio, her backup group

Raggedy Ann, a rag doll

Dolly, the Toymaker's prize creation

Jumping Joan

Flower Girls

Little Boy Blue

Bobby Shaftoe

Toy Soldiers

Students in Barnaby's school

Villagers

Be prepared to sing and read from the script. Prepared songs are welcome, but you can also audition with "Happy Birthday." Excellent choral singers (skilled at singing harmony) needed for the ensemble. This is an operetta, and the chorus is one of the stars!

 

Plot: The budding romance of Bo-Peep and Tom Tom is threatened by the greed of her guardian, Barnaby, who wants to marry her himself for her dowry. The amorous couple encounters the kindly but mysterious Toymaker, who has forgotten his past. Barnaby's selfish schemes are abetted by Rodrigo and Gonzago but foiled by Bo-Peep's many friends. After some close shaves, the mysteries are unraveled, peace is restored, and all live happily ever after.

Rehearsals, mainly on weekend afternoons, begin in early January for performances April 25–May 3.

For further information, contact the director Louise Guinther via info@gingerbreadplayers.org.

“The most child-friendly community theater group in Queens ...” — Mark Lord, Queens Chronicle 

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