DECISION HEIGHT MARCH 2-11, 2018

 

From the winner of the 2013 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, comes a story about friendship and the complex though essential role of women in wartime. Virginia Hascall has left her home and fiancee to become a Women Airforce Service Pilot, and do her part to help defeat the Axis powers in the Second World War. Through triumph and tragedy, she and her sisters in flight suits learn as much about themselves as they do about airplanes. As the war rages over there, the women form a sisterhood that cannot be broken, and Virginia must make a decision that will change her life forever. With a cast of nine vibrant female characters, Decision Height offers a look into an underrecognized subset of American heros and revises history into herstory.

SEEKING the following roles:

VIRGINIA HASCALL – early 20’s. The empathetic observer.
EDITH “EDDIE” HARKNELL – mid 20’s. The blunt and quick witted “hot pilot.”
NORMA JEAN HARRIS – late 20’s. The confident teacher.
ROSALIE HARTSON – late teens/early 20’s. The brave dreamer.
ALICE HAWKINS – late 20’s. The cool intellect.
CAROL HENDERSON – late teens/early 20’s. The brazen and earnest runt of the litter.
MRS. DEATON – late 30’s/early 40’s. The government-employed den mother.
ZIGGIE LEWIS – early to mid 40’s. A rare woman indeed.
MILDRED SIMMONS – late 20’s. A woman of few loyalties.

ENSEMBLE MEMBERS – A Singing and Dancing Ensemble will be featured. Please note if you’re interested in this.

 

 

LITTLE WOMEN :: A BENEFIT CONCERT MARCH 23-25, 2018

 

“The Sounds of a young America finding its voice.”

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit. This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical concert under the stars on the Elm Street Event Green. The powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope.

 

SEEKING the following roles: **

AMY MARCH – The youngest, most energetic sister with a rather pompous air about her. She later marries Laurie.  Female, 14-18 yrs old.  Range: Cb4 – Gb5
BETH MARCH – The second youngest sister who tragically dies of Scarlet Fever. She is the peace-maker, lover, and an optimist who is always encouraging her sisters to dream.   Female, 17-21 yrs old.  Range: A3 – G5
MEG MARCH ​- The world-weary, yet hopeful, oldest sister who yearns for a great life. She marries John and has twins with him.   Female, 23-25 yrs old.  Range: A#3 – Gb5
MARMEE MARCH – The girls’ mother. She is the strong backbone of the family, who is courageous in spite of the difficult odds she faces.  Female, 45-55 yrs old.  Range: Eb3 – Eb5
AUNT MARCH – A formidable, over-bearing matron and great-aunt to the March sisters. The wealthy socialite in town.  Female, 45-60 yrs old.  Range: E3 – F5
LAURIE LAURENCE – The bright-eyed boy-next-door, charming. He loves Jo but later falls in love with Amy.  Male, 18-23 yrs old.  Range: Bb2 – Bb4
MR. JOHN BROOKE – Laurie’s tutor and a rather stiff man; shows very little emotion. He later marries Meg and changes.  Male, 30-40 yrs old  Range: C#3 – F#4
MR. LAURENCE – Laurie’s grandfather who lives next door. Slightly crotchety. (Vocal Range D3-E4 (Baritone), Age Range 55-70)
MRS. KIRK –The woman who runs the New York boarding house where Jo lives. Slight Irish accent. (Vocal Range D4-G4 (Soprano), Age Range 45-60)
WEEKLY VOLCANO PRESS CHARACTERS (Troll, Clarissa, Rodrigo II, Knight, Rodrigo, Hag, Braxton) – May be cast as separate roles within the ensemble or double cast with Amy, Meg, Beth, Mr. Laurence, Laurie, Aunt March and John Brooke (Various Vocal Ranges, Age Range 14+)

 

**The Roles of Jo March and Prof. Bhaer have been cast