Upcoming at GP
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
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
Little Boy Blue
Students in Barnaby's school
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.