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The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza

Storybook theatre summer 2022 production

The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza
July 14-16, 2022

The City House, 14300 US Highway 40, Kansas City, MO 64136


Performances:
Thursday, July 14 - 7:00pm 
Friday, July 15 – 7:00pm
Saturday, July 16 – 2:00pm
Saturday, July 16 – 7:00pm


Auditions:
May 16-17 – 6-8pm – sign up to participate + pick an audition time slot HERE.
You may also show up at any time during the open auditions but auditions will be conducted in the order of arrival, once scheduled appointments are completed.
Location –
The City House, 14300 US Highway 40, Kansas City, MO 64136

Synopsis:
Two battling narrators attempt to cover the entirety of Greek mythology using audience participation, cross-dressing, and general theatrical insanity. Famous myths such as Pandora's Box, Jason and the Argonauts (the original Super Friends), and Hercules: Intern God jostle for space with obscure, weird myths such as the myth of Linus and the legend of the Argus. Culminating in a bizarre, musical dance-influenced version of The Iliad complete with a full-scale battle of little green army men, this play is wild, silly, and a complete blast for audiences of all ages.

 

Callbacks (if needed):
May 18 – 5:30-8:30pm (by invitation only)
Callback list will be posted by 10am on Storybook Theatre website and will be emailed to all who auditioned. 

 

Fees:
Production Participation Fee - $215
Fees cover costumes/set/props/rehearsal time/instruction/etc. You will receive a copy of the script that is yours to keep after the production has ended. 

Actors should plan to bring their own makeup and personal items such as tights or basic shirts/pants as needed.

NOTE THAT THERE IS A DISCOUNT OF $50 IF YOU ARE ALSO PARTICIPATING IN A STORYBOOK THEATRE PERFORMANCE CAMP DURING SUMMER 2022. You can sign up for both at the same time when registering, or we will refund this to you if you sign up at two different times. 


Production t-shirts will be available for $15.

Tickets:
Tickets - will be $10 (Adult) / $7 (Kids) if purchased in advance or $12 (Adult) / $8 (Kids) at the door. Children ages 3+ require a ticket. Each participating student receives two (2) free tickets for parents/guardians to attend one performance. 

Who can audition:
Auditions are open to youth ages 7-18. Storybook Theatre students are encouraged to participate, but the production is not limited to those who have been involved here in the past; you may audition even if you have never worked with us before. Ages 4-7 may participate by signing up to be in the Rising Stars class this semester. 

What if I'm not available for these audition dates?
Contact us to make alternate arrangements.

I'm participating in a Storybook Theatre Summer Camp(s) Can I still audition? 
If you have signed up to participate in another Storybook Theatre class during the summer 2022 semester, you are still welcome to audition for this production. If you are participating in a performance camp in summer 2022, you will get a $50 discount on the production fee for this show.

What to Expect at Auditions:
1. Sign up for a 10-minute audition slot. Signup for your time HERE.
2. Prepare a 1-2 minute dramatic or comedic monologue and be prepared to recite it at auditions. We may also ask you to read a scene from the show. Note that this is a play, not a musical - no singing/dancing are required at this audition. Please be prepared to show us lots of character!
3. Fill out the Audition Form (include ALL conflicts from May 23 – July 16).
4. Arrive at audition location at least five minutes prior to your scheduled time. You may be called to audition one at a time or in small groups. Auditions are closed (parents/guardians may wait in our waiting room during your audition).
5. Callback list will be emailed to participants, and posted on Storybook's website. If you are not called back, this does NOT mean you have not been cast in the production. Please check the website on Friday, May 20 for the cast list. It will also be sent via email. 

Please realize that this production has a large time commitment. It will require character work and dedication on the part of every individual who is cast in the show. 


Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: 
Note: Only the Narrators will be needed for every rehearsal until the week of June 27th, when all cast members are called to every rehearsal. Prior to then, all cast members are called only on Monday and Saturday rehearsals. For Tuesday and Thursday rehearsals, the cast will be split and called only to one or the other. 

 

Please bring ALL conflicts to auditions so that we can plan the best schedule based on availability.


These dates and times are subject to change as we realize production needs. 
 

May 16 - 6-8pm AUDITIONS (10 min time slots)
May 17 - 6-8pm AUDITIONS (10 min time slots)
May 18 - 5:30-8:30pm
May 23 - 6-6:30 PARENT MEETING
- 6:30-9 READ THROUGH
May 24 - 6-9pm BLOCKING 
May 26 - 6-9pm BLOCKING 
June 1 - 6-9pm BLOCKING (Narrators only)
June 2 - 6-9pm BLOCKING 
June 6 - 6-9pm DANCE/FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY
June 7 - 6-9pm
June 9 - 6-9pm
June 13 - 6-9pm
June 14 - 6-9pm
June 16 - 6-9pm
June 18 - 10am-2:30pm
June 20 - 6-9pm
June 21 - 6-9pm 
June 23 - 6-9pm 
June 27 - 6-9pm
June 28 - 6-9pm
June 30 - 6-9pm 
July 2 - 10am-2:30pm COSTUME PARADE/SPOT WORK*
July 5 - 5-9pm 
July 7 - 5-9pm 
July 9 - 10am-4pm*
July 10 - SET BUILD TBD*
July 11 - 5-9pm TECH
July 12 - 5-9pm TECH 
July 13 - 1-5pm TECH
July 14 - 1-5pm TECH 
- 7pm Performance TBD*
July 15 - 12:30pm Call Time 
- 2pm Performance
- 5:30pm Call Time 
- 7pm Performance 
July 16 - 12:30pm Call Time 
- 2pm Performance
- 5:30pm Call Time 
- 7pm Performance 

*Subject to change 


Parent Requirements:
Parents will be asked to volunteer to contribute to the production. We will be seeking assistance with hanging fliers, selling tickets/concessions at the production, donating items needed for the production, etc. Each family will be asked to volunteer approximately 2 hours of time. A signup will be sent out a few weeks into the production process.

The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza Characters:
All roles will be cast from auditions; no characters are pre-cast.

Narrator 1
Narrator 2
Cronos
Rhea
Uranus
Zeus
Hades
Aphrodite
Hermes
Child
Mother
Father
Titan
Prometheus
Man
Pandora
Police Officer
Hera
Hercules
Joey
Alcmene
Guidance Counselor
Boss
Woman
TV News Anchor
Jason
Atalanta
Orpheus
Castor
Pollux
Girl
Euphemus
Harpies
Sirens
Lonely Single Women
Medea
Zombie
Brother
Child 1
Child 2 
Linus
Marysas
Apollo
Daedalus
Sue
King
Bob
Icarus
Plant
Eurydice
Charon
Furies
Greeks
Trojans
Trojan Cheerleader
Achilles
Hector
Paris
Athena
Helen
Menelaus
Tricia

Note: Depending on the size of the cast, most actors will play multiple parts.

Please contact us with any questions: 
Julie McKinley - Storybook Director
directorjewels@gmail.com
816.514.2519