LICM Theater is holding auditions for our 2017-2018 season! All of our productions are ensemble based, where everyone contributes to the action on stage. Puppetry, movement, and dance skills are helpful in all productions. Pay is based on an hourly rate of $13. Please keep in mind our rehearsals and performances noted below are held during daytime hours.

AUDITION DATES

October 4, 5, and 6

AUDITION TIMES

10:30 - 11:30 am
1:00 - 2:00 pm
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Please contact us to schedule an audition time. You may schedule an alternative day or time if these times do not work.

ARRIVE PREPARED

  • Have a two-minute monologue from a children’s book or play
  • Have a song from musical theater (Please provide sheet music for our Musical Director)
  • Wear movement clothing to work through some puppetry and movement exercises

To schedule an audition or questions; please contact James Packard, LICM Theater Manager at his office phone, (516) 224-5845, or by email at jpackard@licm.org.

ABOUT THE SHOWS

Mouse on the Move – Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 1

By Kathryn Chase Bryer and Janet Stanford, Music Composed by Timothy Guilot
2 Actors, 1 Stage Manager

Two adventurous mice are ready to explore the world beyond their little mouse-hole. They decide to go to the moon because they believe it is made entirely of delicious, mouth-watering cheese. The pair learns to be resourceful, creative, and brave as they discover a beautiful garden, navigate uncharted waters, and travel through space in search of cheese. Created especially for young audience members, this multisensory and fantastically physical experience offers a wonderful introduction to the world of theater. The audience members become active in the storytelling as they use props and their imagination to help the mice.
Presented with permission of Plays for Young Audiences, A partnership of Seattle Children’s Theatre and Children’s Theatre Company-Minneapolis
Rehearsals from Wednesday, October 11, 2017 to Friday, November 3, 2017 (weekdays only)
Performances of Mouse on the Move (36 shows, 2 per day) run Saturday, November 4, 2017 to Saturday, November 25, 2017 and Monday, February 19, 2018 to Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Happy as Clams, The Musical - Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 4

Music and Book by Lena Pennino Smith; Musical arrangements by Brian Smith
7 Actors, 1 Stage Manager, 3 Musicians
Back by Popular Demand! A live musical adventure set in Long Island’s Great South Bay. Meet Clammy the clam who confesses she is not “happy as a clam”. Clammy and her best friend Grabby the fiddler crab set out to seek happiness by wishing on a star. They learn about creating friendships on their journey where they meet a love-struck fluke, and float with a jelly. This new quartet meets up with the hungry rock performer, Sea Star, and her Stomach. Then the chase begins, but will friendship prevail? Written by award-winning family performer/journalist and Long Islander, Lena Pennino Smith, this popular show gets everyone singing, dancing and “CLAMoring” for more (while sneaking in some local environmental science and geography).
Presented with permission of Songs By Lena
Rehearsals Monday, November 20, 2017 to Monday, December 11, 2017 (weekdays only)
Performances of Happy as Clams, The Musical (34 shows, 2 per day & 8 shows 1 per day) run Tuesday, December 12, 2017 to Thursday, January 25, 2018


Elephant & Piggie’s We’re in a Play! – Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 2

Book & Lyrics by Mo Willems; Lyrics by Deborah Wicks La Puma
5 Actors, 1 Stage Manager, 1 Musician
Enjoy a musical adventure, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems' beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books. His classic characters Elephant and Piggie storm the stage in a rollicking musical romp filled with plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense perfect for young audiences. Carefully cautious Gerald and spirited playful Piggie share a day where anything is possible in an imaginative explo- ration of the meaning of friendship. The comedic duo addresses such important questions as, what do you wear to a fancy pool costume party, should you share your ice cream, and how can two friends play with one toy? Together with nutty back-up singers, The Squirrelles, our duo even gets the audience in- volved in the action. Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" is a perfect way to introduce young people to theatre.
A joint production of LICM and Plaza Theatrical, with permission of Music Theater International
Rehearsals Thursday, March 8, 2018 to Friday, March 30, 2018 (weekdays only)
Performances of Elephant & Piggie’s - We’re in a Play! (24 shows, 2 per day) run Monday, April 2, 2018 to Saturday, April 21, 2018


GRUFF! The Musical - Kindergarten – Grade 4

Concept and Text by Ora Fruchter and Christopher Scheer, Music by Toby Singer
6 Actors, 1 Stage Manager, 1 Musician
GRUFF! is an interactive, family-friendly and puppet-filled musical about saving the world from environmental disaster! In this reinvention of The Three Billy Goats Gruff fairy tale, audiences learn the importance of environmental stewardship. In a world where goats have transformed their home into a junkyard, nothing green grows. The elder goats send the young goats, Gruff, Clancy, and Grif to seek food which grows from the ground. In the Valley of the Trolls, Aquifer and the troll community are protecting green plants from invaders. Gruff and Aquifer meet on the bridge between their two lands and discover they have much in common. Can the elders see the benefits of working together for a new future?
Presented with permission of Doppelskope
Rehearsals Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (weekdays only)
Performances of GRUFF! The Musical (34 shows, 2 per day) run Wednesday, May 16, 2018 to Saturday, June 9, 2018.