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Auditions Scheduled For Villagers’ ‘Emma And The Lost Unicorns’

Emma and UnicornThe Villagers Theatre, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, will hold auditions for its March performances of “Emma and the Lost Unicorns” on Jan. 13 and 14.

Callbacks as necessary will be held Jan. 16.

The show will be directed by Jerome John, produced by Marie Fiorello and staged managed by Laura Christine.

According to the Villagers’ Web site, the story is about “Rainey, a unicorn, is really a bewitched prince who has been banished to the Fabled Forest by the warlock, Kodak. The prince can only return home if someone solves more riddles than the warlock and discovers Kodak’s secret weakness. A surprise twist ending makes this modern fable appealing to adults and children alike. Mythical creatures, scary henchmen, a warlock, a Fairy Queen, faeries, all living in the enchanted forest. Giggles are provided by Stare, a rhetorical owl and Cheets, a naughty elf.”

Following is the character breakdown:

  • Emma: (Age 8-12) 10 year old girl; wears a brace on her deformed leg. She is lonely and doesn’t have many friends because of her crippled leg. She spends her time in the forest with the wild creatures.
  • Cleo: (Age 20+) Queen of the Faeries; she reigns over the forest and she and her band of faeries care for the unicorn.
  • Rainey: (Age 8+) A white and silver Unicorn; the guardian angel of the true Prince. He has been banished to Emma’s forest with his Prince by the evil Lord of the Underworld. Rainey has no lines but speaks eloquently with his head and body gestures.
  • Kodak: (20+) Warlord of Hazard, Lord of the Underworld. He is powerful, tall and strong. Hazard, having fallen in love with Rainey’s mother, centuries ago and being rejected, cast a spell on the real Prince into Kodak. Only one thing can break his spell: pickles.
  • Stare: (8-12) The rhetorical owl.
  • Cheets: (8-12) The mischievious elf; always in trouble with Cleo. He is jealous of Cleo’s attention to Rainey and Emma.
  • Donald: (8-12) The good and kind faerie; Donald is devoted to Emma. He will do anything to help her and Rainey.
  • Scarlet/Yellow/Orange/Purple/Green/Blue: (6-13) Young handmaidens to the Queen.
  • Henchman (3): (Ages 6-13) Soldiers of Kodak.
  • Dog creatures: (Ages 6-13) Played by two actors/dancers
  • Various Faeries and Small creatures of the Forest: (Ages 6-12) Rabbits, skunks, squirrels, cub bears

Performances will be noon and 3 p.m. on March 8 and 15 and noon on March 9 and 16.

For more information, call (732) 873-2710.

 

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