“Emma – A Pop Musical”
By Eric Price
Directed by Chandler Dalton
Emma, a senior at Highbury Prep, is certain she knows what’s best for her classmates’ love lives, and is determined to find the perfect boyfriend for shy sophomore Harriet by the end of the school year. But will Emma’s relentless matchmaking get in the way of finding her own happiness? Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, this sparkling new musical features the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers from The Supremes to Katy Perry. Girl power has never sounded so good!
Saturday, May 11
1:00 – 4:00 – SoDo Theatre. Please use 114 S. Neil entrance
Please prepare a short comedic monologue and 32 bars of a pop song. Sing acapella or bring your
own digital accompaniment.
Sign up for an audition time here
Print and complete audition form and bring to audition.
Rehearsal Locations: May 15 – June 13: Lincoln Square, Urbana
June 16 – July 7: SoDo Theatre – 114 S. Neil, Champaign
Rehearsals will be scheduled from Monday – Thursday, 6:30– 9:00 PM
Parent Meeting & Read Thru: Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Rehearsals: Monday – Thursday, 6:30– 9:00 PM
Load-In: Sunday, June 16, from 9 – Noon and 1 – 5 PM
Tech rehearsals: Sunday, June 23 – Thursday, June 27, 6 – 10 PM.
Performance dates: June 26. 27, 28 and July 5, 6, 7.
Pick-up Rehearsal (if needed): Wednesday, July 3
Performance location: SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St, Champaign IL
No conflicts will be accepted for technical rehearsals or performances.
Casting 9 females and 5 males
EMMA WOODHOUSE – Female
A beautiful and smart high school senior who exudes confidence, especially when it concerns what other people should do with their lives. When it comes to her own life, she is not so sure, but she covers that up with witty banter, energy, and humor.
HARRIET SMITH – Female
A sophomore who is sometimes shy, easily swayed, and incurably romantic. Although her emotions can vary wildly, her sweetness never goes away.
JEFF KNIGHTLEY – Male
A super-smart, clean-cut senior who finds himself enlisted as a substitute teacher for the freshman and sophomore science classes. He is witty and has a good sense of humor, but he’s sometimes a know-it-all.
FRANKIE CHURCHILL – Male
A world famous pop star who attended Highbury during his freshman year before he got a record contract and left school. He’s sometimes uncomfortable having such a glamorous persona and wishes his life could be a little more normal.
JANE FAIRFAX – Female
A junior from Ohio who is considering transferring to Highbury. She is rebellious and occasionally gives off a feeling of entitlement. But when she lets her guard down, she’s caring and genuine.
PHILIP ELTON – Male
A junior running for President of next year’s Student Council. He is snobby, arrogant, and a true politician, in the worst sense of the word.
MARTIN – Male
A sweet, shy, semi-dorky sophomore at the local public school. In his spare time, he works in the kitchen at Highbury as a dishwasher/busboy. His two favorite things are his bowling team and Harriet.
ASHLEY – Female
An exuberant and narcissistic junior who begins dating Philip. She’s an ambitious social climber who also wants to be an actress and a singer and is ready to perform for anyone at any time.
MISS BATES – Female
Highbury Prep’s Head of School. She is sometimes overly imposing, sometimes overly emotional, and sometimes overly enthusiastic.
MR. WESTON & MISS TAYLOR (LATER MRS. WESTON) – Male & Female
Two teachers at Highbury who get married in the first scene and leave for their honeymoon. They return in the final scene and kiss. These roles could possibly be cameos for two brave and lucky faculty members.
THE WELCOMING COMMITTEE SINGERS – Females
A trio of captivating female singers, like a 1960s girl group.
Questions? Email email@example.com.