Academy of Community Theatre (ACT II)

AUDITIONS: The Legend of Robin Hood
Adaptation by J. L. Abplanalp

Director: Lynn M. Hamilton
Assistant Director: Erinn Graves
Fight Director: Tori Hamilton

Auditions: May 3 – May 8 (By appointment)

Audition Call Backs: May 12 
Performances: October 19-27

IT IS IMPORTANT TO READ ALL THE INFORMATION POSTED ON THIS PAGE.

Auditions 

AUDITION & CAST DETAILS

Audition Information

Auditions: May 3-8* (By Appointment Only)
*If you are unable to attend any of the audition dates listed, please contact us at Director@ACTcolorado.net 

Location: 2314 Vickers Dr.

Casting Eligibility:  Anyone from 11-adult may audition.  

Tuition: There is no fee to audition.  IF cast, tuition will be charged.  (See section on tuition for further details.)


Cast Information
The Legend of Robin Hood was written for ACT II, so it is unique in many ways. First of all, the playwright did extensive research on the history and the legend surrounding Robin Hood, so the storyline is more historically accurate.  For example, the “outlaws” were not just men.  Whole families lost their lands and ended up on the run, so our “merry men” consist of men, women, and children.

Also, many scripts are written with just a few interesting, main characters.  This script was written with many complex and integral characters for both males and females.  It is not just about Robin Hood and Maid Marion, but many characters interwoven within the story.

Male Only Roles:
Robert of Locksley – Robin Hood
John Little – forest refugee
Will Scathlock – forest refugee
Friar Tuck
Much the Miller’s Son – young boy (around 11-14)
King John
Sir Guy of Gisbourne
Eustace de Ludeham – Sheriff of Nottinghamshire
Baldrick Oil de Larrun – Baliff
Henry Stutely – townsperson (around 11-14)
Bernard de Glanville – nobleman
Francois de Glanville – young noble (around 11-14)
Llywellyn of Wales

Female Only Roles:
Lady Marion Fitzwarin (Maid Marion)
Jane Downey – forest refugee
Cecily Scathlock – forest refugee
Agnes Stutely – townsperson
Hilda Stokes – townsperson

Sybil Garrett – townsperson
Clorinda – townsperson (around 11-14)
Mathilda – townsperson (around 11-14)
Gertrude Beaumarchais – noblewoman
Jeanette de Glanville – noblewoman
Nicola de la Haye

Male OR Female Roles (Names may change dependent upon gender cast.)
Alan A’Dayle – Minstrel (actor & vocalist)
Logan – forest refugee
Albert/Albree – forest refugee
Dunstan – forest refugee
Miles de Perys – Seneschal to King John
Gerard – deputy
Fergal – deputy
Coggins – baker
Hobbes – townsperson


THE AUDITION PROCESS

The Audition Process

1.  Schedule your audition time.

Auditions: May 3-8* (By Appointment)
*If you are unable to attend any of the audition dates, please contact us at Director@ACTcolorado.net

Once your audition has been scheduled you will receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours. If you do NOT receive a confirmation e-mail please contact us at director@ACTcolorado.net to confirm we received your audition time.                                

2.  Complete audition form (Bring to AUDITION)

Robin Hood Audition Form

3.  Fill out consent form. (Bring to AUDITION)

Robin Hood – Parental Consent Form
Robin Hood – Adult Consent Form

4.  Audition (30 minutes)A maximum of 5 people will be scheduled for each 30 minute audition time.

Acting Audition: Memorize 1 character from 1 acting scene in the audition materials tab. 

Vocal Audition: If you are interested in auditioning for Alan/Alana A’Dayle, please prepare the monologue AND the song listed in the audition materials tab.  (The vocal and background music are posted. Since it is an original song, we do not have sheet music.)

5.  Bring your completed audition form, your consent form and a recent photo of you to your audition.

6.  By May 10, you will receive an email letting you know if you are being called back for a second audition or not.  (If you are not called back, you are not in the running to be cast.)

8.  Callbacks will be held on May 12 (Saturday) from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM.  (We will be calling back actors in groups depending upon the roles for which they are being considered. Those who are called back will be given a schedule for the day and acting scenes to read over.)

9.  The show will be cast by May 14. All performers who are called back will receive an email announcing if they were cast or not.

10.  There will be a cast and parent meeting May 17 at 5:30 PM in the studio.  If cast, your tuition payment will be due at this time.

11.  Once cast, each performer will schedule a 20-minute costume fitting appointment for May 21.

SCHEDULE AUDITION

Schedule Audition

Audition Dates: May 3-8 (By Appointment)

Those interested in auditioning, will schedule one audition time of 30 minutes.  There will be 5 people scheduled for each 30 minute audition slot.  If you are unable to attend any of the audition dates, please contact us.

Once your audition has been scheduled, you will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days. If you do NOT receive a confirmation email, please contact us at director@ACTcolorado.net.  

AUDITION MATERIALS

Audition Material

Memorize ONE of the scenes for ONE of the characters posted here.
Not all characters are included in these audition selections.  No matter which piece you choose, you will be considered for every role. (It would be wise to be familiar with all the scenes, but only 1 needs to be memorized.)

Robin, Marion

Robin, Little John, Will

Marion, Clorinda, Mathilda

Dunstan Monologue

Gertrude de Glanville Monologue

Hilda Stokes Monologue

Logan Monologue

Much, Cecily, Will, John, Robin, Jane

Fergal, Gerard, Coggins, Mathilda, Clorinda

Seneschal, King John, Sheriff, Sir Guy, Baliff, Marion

Sheriff, Sir Guy, Baliff

Friar Tuck, Maid Marion, Robin, Logan

Alan A’Dayle If interested in this role, please prepare this monologue AND song.

People’s Plight lyrics

Tuition

TUITION DETAILS

Tuition

The Academy of Community Theatre (ACT II) strives to not only produce a high-quality show, we also focus on training each actor in the process, hence the name “Academy.” Since this is an academy for training, as well as performing, a tuition is charged if you are cast in the show.

Tuition: $300 (If paid in full at the first cast meeting on May 17.)

Tuition Payment Option: 

  • $100 due on May 17
  • $60 due on July 1
  • $60 due on August 1
  • $60 due on September 1
  • $60 due on October 1

What is included in the tuition:  

  • Training during “Intensives”
  • Stage Combat Training
  • Scheduled Rehearsals
  • All Performances
  • Script (to keep)
  • Costume usage
  • Stage make-up usage

What is not included in the tuition:

  • Tickets to the performances
  • Robin Hood T-shirts or Hoodies (These may be ordered at the initial cast meeting, if desired.)
  • Shoes (Actor will provide inexpensive shoes for our costume designer to transform. ACT II will keep finished shoe.) 
  • Eye liner, mascara, and chapstick.  (These cannot be shared, so you will need to provide your own.)
  • Females: Nude color leotard for under the costume.
  • Males: Undershirt and shorts for under the costume.

Rehearsals

REHEARSAL DETAILS

Rehearsals

First Meeting (Cast & Parents)

Thursday, May 17: 5:30-7:30 PM

Costume Fitting (By Appointment):

Monday, May 21: 3:00-8:00 PM

Stage Combat Training

Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 from June 6-August 1*

*IMPORTANT: Fight training MAY be switched to a different day of the week. Day and time will be finalized in early May. 

NOTE: Stage combat is not required for all cast members. Characters who don’t fight in the show are invited to learn stage combat during the month of June, but are not required to do so. Those who fight in the show are required to attend stage combat training, but are allowed to miss 2 training sessions over the summer. (Please note any conflicts in your audition form.)

Dialect Training

Jacque Abplanalp, the playwright, will be coming to town the week of July 10-17.  We will be arranging a day that week to have her work with the cast on dialects, as well as allow the cast to ask questions to her about the script.  The day and time will be determined.

MANDATORY Intensives

Please note that not all performers will be scheduled for every rehearsal, but actors must be available for all intensives.  A calendar of who is called for each rehearsal will be given out at the first intensive.

Thursday, August 2: 5:00-7:30 PM
Saturday, August 4: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Monday, August 6: 4:00-8:00 PM
Tuesday, August 7:  4:00-8:00 PM
Wednesday, August 8: 4:00-8:00 PM
Thursday, August 9: 4:00-8:00 PM

Friday, August 10: 4:00-8:00 PM
Saturday, August 11: 11:30-5:00 PM

Weekly Rehearsals (August 14-October 9)
Please note that not all performers will be scheduled for every rehearsal.  A calendar of who is called for each rehearsal will be given out at the first meeting.

Tuesdays: 5:45-8:15 PM
Thursdays: 5:45-8:15 PM

Promotional Photo Shoot (Select Performers)

        Saturday, August 18: 1:00-8:00 PM

Tech Rehearsals

Friday, October 12: 4:00-8:30 PM
Saturday, October 13: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Monday, October 15: 4:00-8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 16: 4:00-8:30 PM
Wednesday, October 17: 4:00-8:30 PM
Thursday, October 18: 4:00-8:30 PM

Load-In & Strike (ALL PERFORMERS REQUIRED)

Thursday, October 11: 4:00-8:30 PM
Saturday, October 27 (after last show)

Performances

PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Performances

There are 8 performances: Cast will need to miss 1 day of school or work (October 26) to perform for local schools.

Friday, October 19: 6:00 PM (Public Show) 

Saturday, October 20: 2:00 PM (Public Show)
Saturday, October 20: 6:00 PM (Public Show)

Friday, October 26: 9:15 AM (School Show)
Friday, October 26: 12:00 PM (School Show)

Friday, October 26: 6:00 PM (Public Show)

Saturday, October 27: 2:00 PM (Public Show)
Saturday, October 27: 6:00 PM (Public Show)

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