Auditions for Honk!, Eden Prairie Players

Eden Prairie Players is holding Auditions for our Summer Musical!

Honk!

Music by George Stiles
Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe

Directed by Stephen Houtz
Musical Director Melissa Warhol
Choreographer Brianna Belland

Since it first hatched in 1993, Stiles & Drewe's musical, Honk!, has winged its way around the world in over 8,000 productions and in many different languages. Winner of multiple awards, including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, this heartwarming celebration of being different is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit and memorable score.

Honk! is a free, donation-supported, outdoor production that is presented at the Staring Lake Amphitheater in Eden Prairie.

When

Auditions will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14 and 15, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. We will open at 6:30 PM to begin checking people in. Auditioners will be seen in the order they arrive, but you can check in any time until 8:30 PM.

We do not set appointments for auditions.

Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Thursday, March 16.

Where

Auditions are held at Eden Prairie's Central Middle School, 8025 School Road (Map). 

Park in the lot at the end of School Road, enter through the main entrance, and walk straight down the hall all the way to the back of the building. Signs will be posted in the lobby.

Who

Adults and children aged 10 and up (as of the date of the first rehearsal, April 24) are welcome to audition for roles in the show. There are ensemble parts for children and adults. There are featured and lead roles available for ages 15 and up.

Preparation

Auditions will have dance and vocal components, including both reading and singing.

Prepare 16 measures of a "traditional" show tune. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. No a cappella.

No preparation is required for the reading portion of the audition. We will supply material, or you can bring a short (less than a minute) monologue if you prefer.

Dress for movement. The dance portion is done in small groups.

Brianna Belland, our choreographer, has prepared videos of the dance combinations that will be used in auditions. She will teach these combinations in the auditions, so it is not required to view these, memorize these, or prepare them in advance. But for those who would like to, you can view them on the Honk! Dance Audition Playlist.

Please fill out and submit an audition form. Our audition form is an online form. You will be asked to upload a picture of yourself and a theatrical résumé if you have one. The picture can be a headshot or informal photo of just you, preferably of just head or head and upper torso, in portrait orientation. It must be a JPEG file. The résumé must be a PDF file. If you don’t have either of these files you can still submit the form. You can return to the site and upload either file later. You will get a link for this after filling out the form. If you have a picture or a résumé but cannot upload it in the required format, you can bring a printed copy to the audition. Check your calendar and enter all rehearsal conflicts you know about. Students and parents of students should check for end-of-school-year events.

Click here to go to audition form.

ROLES

Ugly - Our story's youthful protagonist. Gawky and odd-looking, he is shunned for his odd appearance. Possesses a heart of gold. Male, Bb2 - G#4.

Cat - Our story's antagonist. Sly and cunning, he is a very hungry cat who preys on his next meal. Male, C3 - Bb4.

Drake - Ugly's father who detests his son. Male, A2 - G4.

Greylag - A goose and the Admiral of the squadron charged with Ugly's safe return. He is Dot's husband. Male, A2 - G4

Turkey - The School Headmaster who is self-basting, self-boasted prime specimen. Deathly afraid of Thanksgiving. Male, A2 - F#4.

Bullfrog - A laidback, self-confident frog who is encouraging, light-hearted, and optimistic. Male, A2 - F#4.

Father Swan - Penny's loving, protective, and caring father. Male, A2 - F#4.

Ida - Ugly's loving mother and the only person who is supportive of the outcast child. Female, F3 - F5.

Grace - Most distinguished duck on the lake and the school governor. Proud, honest, and genuine. Female, A3 - Gb5.

Dot - Greylag's composed, respectful wife. Female, A3 - Gb5.

Lowbutt - Queenie's BFF, a chubby, domesticated chicken. She and Queenie are both rather haughty characters, and disdain the "great outdoors." Female, Mezzo/Alto.

Maureen - Ida's friend, but best friends with Henrietta too, a little conceited; a moorhen. Female, Mezzo/Soprano.

Queenie - Very domesticated, humorous, snobby cat who lives the "high life." Female, G#3 - F5.

Mother Swan - Tender, compassionate, loving, and caring. Mother to Penny. Female, G#3 - F5.

Henrietta - A friend of Maureen and Ida's, she is somewhat of a busybody. Female, C4 - F5.

Penny - A beautiful Swan that is kind, compassionate, and caring. Ugly's unlikely love interest and friend. Female, C4 - F5.

Ensemble - Ducklings; Fish; Froglets; Greylag's Flock; Goose Squadron

Production Schedule

Rehearsals begin April 24, Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM before Memorial Day, and from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM after Memorial Day.
Some Friday night rehearsals may be called.
Tech week is June 12 through 15.
Performances June 16-18, 22-25 at 7:00 PM.

No conflicts will be accepted for tech week or performances.

 

Contact information

Eden Prairie Players
Liz Michaelson
Email/contact
Web site

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