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The Great Cookie War A Training Show Production
Featuring performers ages 5–9
This show is Rated G
THE GREAT COOKIE WAR
Book and Lyrics by Richard Wilson
Music by Lynne Cimorelli
Director: Rick Wilson Assistant Director: Emily Fritz
Choreographer: Anjie Rose Wilson Assistant Choreographers: Nittany Biggs and Jocelyn Haney
Vocal Director: Kyra Schneider
Performances March 9–12, 2017
at Golden Hills School, El Dorado Hills (Each cast will perform three shows; shows and times noted on PERFORMER’S CALENDAR.)
Producer: Sommer Clary Costumer: Kelie Eitel Technical Director: Zach Wilson
It is that time of the year – the time when Kid Scouts all over America have their big fundraising cookie sale. The neighborhood of Eagle Creek has not one, but two Kid Scout Troops: Troop 49 and Troop 94. Each intends to be the top selling troop in the region. But is the neighborhood big enough for two top troops? Find out as they go into battle in The Great Cookie War.
REGISTRATION Online registration begins December 13, 2016 at 8:00pm on this page. If you try to register after the cast is full, you may add your performer’s name to a waiting list. Please bring the conflict calendar and copy of the birth certificate with you on audition day. The calendar may be downloaded from this web page.
PREPARING FOR YOUR AUDITION
The purpose of the audition is to determine how well students can sing or dance and to determine who can best perform each role. Students are not expected to arrive fully versed as a performer since that is what they are learning in the class.
Please prepare a one-minute song to sing for the artistic staff. You may bring a background music CD or sing by yourself. (Some people have sung “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” Some come prepared to sing a selection from a Broadway show.)
Dress comfortably for a dance audition. (Clothes and shoes that allow you to move easily, NO sandals or clunky boots.) Everyone is expected to participate in the dance audition as well as the singing and line reading portion of the audition.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 9. (Age as of the date of auditions.)
Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The maximum number of students in a cast is 35. If 44 or more students enroll, the class will be expanded to support two casts. (Referred to as a “Double Cast.”) This will allow the class to expand to a maximum of 60 students. If 75 or more students enroll, the class will be expanded to support three casts. (Or a “Triple Cast.”) This will allow the class to expand to a maximum of 105 students. Students who apply after the first 105 spots are filled will be placed on a waiting list.
Auditions will be Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 9:00 am at EDMT. Training show productions are open to performers between the ages of 5-9 (as of audition day).
The cast list will be posted on the EDMT website on Wednesday, January 11th by 5:00 pm.
ABOUT THE EDMT TRAINING SHOW PROGRAM
Training Shows are an ideal way for young people to start learning about performance and theater. For young people who already have some theater experience, it is a unique opportunity to gain further experience acting, singing, and dancing on stage.
Our Training Shows start with the key theater terms and performing. Student performers then progress through actually staging a performance. The show itself is a “lighter” production that is perfectly suited to younger performers.
The first class is a real audition that parallels the audition process used by El Dorado Musical Theatre and most other stage performance groups. Since all students who enroll in the class participate and perform on stage, auditions are for determining who will perform each specific role.
There will be a $225 Tuition Fee for everyone in the show. This is paid online by credit card at the time of registration. Additional expenses may include the purchase of personal items such as shoes, changing leotard, or a wig; and those which are completely optional, such as a cast photo or t-shirt, etc.
REFUND POLICY – Registered cast members will receive a full refund of tuition, minus a $40.00 processing fee if they remove themselves from the cast at least 48 hours prior to Auditions.
– NO refunds of tuition will be made once the cast list is posted on the EDMT website except in extenuating circumstances such as death in the family, medical injury, serious illness, or surgery not known about prior to auditions.
– NO refunds of tuition will be given to cast members removed from the cast by EDMT staff for behavioral reasons.
Note: Auditionees and their parents are aware that rehearsals are strenuous and require the cast member to have the ability to focus for 30-45 minutes at a time.
The parent participation deposit will be refunded in full. NO refunds of tuition or parent volunteer deposits will be given to cast members removed from the cast by EDMT staff for behavioral reasons.
Note: Auditionees and their parents are aware that rehearsals are strenuous and require the cast member to have the ability to focus for two-and-a-half hours, with one break.
REHEARSALS Saturdays 9:00 am – 11:00 am (everyone)
Saturdays 9:00am-12:30 pm (leads)
The first rehearsal is the Saturday after auditions (January 14th).
It is extremely important that you download a calendar from the website and mark any schedule conflicts and present them on audition day. Please DO NOT REGISTER if your schedule has more than 2 conflicts on NON-mandatory dates or ANY conflicts with Dress Rehearsal day or Performances. NO absences are allowed during Dress Rehearsal or Performances. Missing any of these important dates may result in being dropped from the show.
Your help is vital for a successful production. Plan on attending the first full cast rehearsal on Saturday, January 14th at 9:00 am at EDMT. There will be an opportunity to meet and hear from the artistic staff, sign up for volunteer roles, and have all of your questions answered.
CAST OF CHARACTERS NOTE: All roles can be cast with either a boy or a girl.
The Narrator — The storyteller who guides the audience through the story. He/she hopes to narrate for Disney and Pixar movies someday. They are doing this show just to fill out their resume.
The Narrator’s Apprentice — A current enrollee at the Narrator’s Institute who is doing an internship with our official Narrator.
Carey/Carrie — The Leader of Troop 49. Number Two — The Assistant Leader of Troop 49.
Talker — A member of Troop 49 who is willing to strike up a conversation with anyone, on any subject, at any time.
Monster — The highest cookie selling scout in the region for the past three years. Troop 49 recruits Monster when he/she moves into the neighborhood.
Jordan — The Leader of Troop 94.
Jayhawk — The Assistant Leader of Troop 94. He/she moved from Kansas to the neighborhood a few years ago – hence the name.
Lil’ D — A member of Troop 94 who believes in making a positive difference in the world.
Face — A member of Troop 94 who has mastered the art of using a cute expression for selling cookies by the case.
It’s Cookies! — Full Cast
The Latest, Greatest, Newest Cookie — Full Cast
You’ve Just Gotta Use Your Face — Face
Change Our Ways — Carey/Jordan
Sell Some Cookies for a Panda — Carey/Jordan/Full Cast
Cookies! (reprise) — Full Cast
For any additional questions or information about The Great Cookie War, please contact call the EDMT office at (916) 941-SING (7464).