Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime Auditions

Please come prepared to perform 16 to 32 bars, one (1) verse and one (1) chorus, of a song of your choosing.  Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. No pre-recorded music will be accepted.  Come dressed to move!  All those auditioning will learn and then perform approximately 32 counts of basic choreography.

Auditions for Panto are coming up! The British Players will be casting its annual pantomime, a family musical comedy show, with adults and children over the age of 12. Auditions for “Jack and the Beanstalk” by Ben Crocker will be held Monday, August 26 from 7:00pm to 9:45pm and Tuesday, August 27 from 7:00pm to 9:45pm at Bannockburn Community Clubhouse, 6314 Bannockburn Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817. Call backs, if needed, will be held Wednesday, August 28 at Bannockburn.

“Jack and the Beanstalk” Panto Production Information

Productions Run: December 6, 2024 – January 11, 2025.  (There is a break Dec. 16-Jan. 1)

Brush-up Rehearsal:  Thu., Jan. 2, 2025

Load-in is Friday, November 29 – the day AFTER Thanksgiving!

Written by Ben Crocker
Directed by Laura W. Andruski
Produced by Lauren Pacuit and Michelle Hessel
Music Directed by Valerie A. Higgs
Choreographed by Nancy Scales

If you have any questions, please email Laurenjay@gmail.com.

Synopsis

Jack Trot and his mother, Dame Trot live in a village called Merrydale. Jack is in love with King Bertram’s daughter, the lovely Princess Demelza. The village is being terrorized by the Giant who lives Up-In-The Clouds. He demands increased taxes and the hand of the Princess in marriage. In order to pay the Giant, Dame Trot and Jack are forced to sell their cow Daisy. However, Jack is tricked by Slimeball, the Giant’s henchman, who pays him in beans instead of cash; and who abducts the Princess and takes her to the Giant. Jack throws the beans away in disgust, but magically they grow into a huge beanstalk allowing him to climb up into the clouds to rescue the Princess. Will it end happily ever after?

Available Roles

EDENA THE ECO FAIRY – A homespun, country girl.  Any age.
SLIMEBALL – The Giant’s henchman.  A petty criminal.
JACK TROT – Principal Boy. Male or Female.
PRINCESS DEMELZA – Principal Girl.
KING BERTRAM – Officious, pompous, more confident in is abilities than he has a right to be.
TRUMPET  – The Royal Herald.  Male but could be played by a female.  Well-meaning.
DAME TROT – Warm-hearted, rambunctious dame.
SIMPLE SIMON – Dame Trot’s cowman.  Loveable and slightly vulnerable.
DAISY THE COW – Full of bovine mischief.
GIANT BLUNDERBORE – Genuinely believes himself in love with Demelza – but lacks a moral compass!
SARGE – Cameo role. Could be played by a child.
COCKROACH SMITH – Cameo role. Could be played by a child.
COCKROACH JONES – Cameo role. Could be played by a child.
COCKROACH Chetwyn-Douglas-Scott  – Cameo role. Could be played by a child.
CHORUS – will play villagers, fairies, cockroaches, ghosts, etc.