POLKADOTS: The Cool Kids Musical
Book by Melvin Tunstall III
Lyrics by Douglas Lyons
Music by Greg Borowsky & Douglas Lyons
Direction by Jan Guarino
Choreography by Mallory Keene
Music Direction by Sandy Dacus
SYNOPSIS: Polkadots follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot, the first Polkadot to attend the school in the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. However, Lily, along with her new friend Sky, a shy Square boy who appreciates her for her unique polkadot skin, prove that our individual differences do not make us weird or wrong, they make us awesome. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock Nine, Polkadots is a fun, colorful, and meaningful history lesson for children.
Rehearsals begin week of: June 17, 2019
Performance run: July 12 – August 11, 2019
LILY POLKADOT (female) – an 8-year-old girl whose skin is completely covered in polkadots. She’s the new kid in town and the only one of her kind. She’s polite, talented and extremely intelligent.
SKY SQUARE (male) – an 8-year-old boy whose skin is completely covered in squares. He lives in a world of video games and is secretly captivated by Lily Polkadot. He’s the shy but curious brother of Penelope.
PENELOPE SQUARE (female) – Sky Square’s older sister. She is a 9 year-old girl whose skin is also completely covered in squares. She’s strongly against mixing Polkadot and Square people. She’s overly confident, brassy, and loves the limelight.
MRS. SQUARE (female, 30s-40s) – mother of Sky and Penelope Square. She is also the 3rd grade teacher at Rockville Elementary School. She’s caring, rational and motherly.
Local, Non-Union talent only. All performers paid.
18+ y/o only
Virginia Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Performers of all ethnicities, races, gender identities,and (dis)abilities are strongly encouraged to audition.
To request an appointment:
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Include POLKADOTS – Audition Request in the subject line.
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your full name
Incomplete audition requests will NOT be processed
NOTE: Once your audition request has been processed, you will receive a Confirmation Email that contains further details regarding your audition, including your audition appointment time.
DATE: March 31, 2019
TIME FRAME: 5:00-10:00 PM
LOCATION: Virginia Repertory Theatre’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn
1601 Willow Lawn Drive
Richmond VA 23220
WHAT TO PREPARE
Those auditioning have been asked to prepare 32 bars of an up-tempo pop tune. Songs from the show are also acceptable. Please be sure to bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided.
Callbacks will be held Monday, April 1, 2019. You will be contacted via email to attend the callbacks. No phone calls, please.
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