Thursday, May 12, 3:00 - 6:00 pm.
Friday, May 13, 4:30 - 6:30 pm.
Saturday, May 14, 10:00 - 12:00 am.
From the author of The Wizard of Oz comes a delicious fantasy featuring a life-size gingerbread man named John Dough. All John Dough has to do is avoid being eaten by a crowd of gingerbread-loving characters! The tasty fellow journeys to the Isle of Phreex where he meets a charming child. Together they escape the island in an incredible flying-machine. But they still have to survive the mischievous Mifkets, a den of hungry Pirates, and many other characters with a passion for gingerbread! Joined by a bouncing rubber bear called Para Bruin they finally reach a marvelous land where they might just find a home!
The Yorkshire Playhouse Children's Theatre is for children who have completed first grade to those who have completed their junior year in high-school. Rehearsals will begin on Monday May 30 and run through the month of June, beginning each morning at 8:30 a.m. and going until 11:30 a.m. The performances are schedule for June 23, 24, and 25 at 7:00 p.m., and June 26 at 2:00 p.m. The aim of the Yorkshire Playhouse Children's Theatre is to teach children about theatre, performance skills, and to give the children of York County an enjoyable artistic experience.
There are roughly 40-50 parts in John Dough and the Cherub. Due to a limited number of roles in the production children are required to audition for apart in the production.
Auditions will be held at the Yorkshire Playhouse May 12 3:00-6:00 pm, May 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday May 14 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. An audition time can be reserved by calling the Yorkshire Playhouse at 402-362-3678 Monday May 9, Thursday May 10, Wednesday May 11 between 12:30-5:00 pm. and, Thursday May 12 and Friday May 13between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Please do not call for a reservation except at the times listed.
Walk in auditions are welcome, however if you show up at the door without a reserved time your child will be given the nearest time available. Please arrive 15-minutes before your scheduled audition time to fill out an audition form.
Each participant in The Yorkshire Playhouse Children's Theater must pay a joining fee of $45.00 to be in the production. The fee includes the production script, production T-shirt and two tickets for the production. Fees are only paid by those who make the production. Scholarships are available for families who cannot afford the fees.
Unfortunately, not all children who audition can be selected for the production. Please prepare your children for the possibility of not making the production after auditioning. Those who make the production are expected to be at all rehearsals, and ready to work on the show. Theater is team art. Every cast member is important, and without complete cast commitment, the final production suffers.