Monthly Archives: December 2013

Crew Applications Due Mon, Jan 6

Reminder: Applications for the “Once Upon a Mattress” crew are due Monday, January 6.

Note that a brief teacher recommendation is required.

Here’s the Crew Application Packet. Hard copies are available in the choir room.

Thanks to all of you who have already turned in applications! We’re looking forward to working with an excellent crew on this production.


Cast List

Congratulations to all the cast of “Once Upon a Mattress”!!! This a fantastic group of performers, and we are thrilled to work with you all on this production. It’s going to be a superb show!

Cast: Please check your email in the next few days for info on upcoming assignments and January’s rehearsal schedule.

We can’t wait to get started working with you!

Congratulations again, and Happy Holidays to all.

Cast List (in order of appearance)

Minstrel Evan Brown (Luke Sullivan, understudy)
Princess No. 12 Nina Schenk
Wizard Aaron Townsend  (Chris Kuchler, understudy)
Lady Larken Sophie McHugh (Willa Capper, understudy)
Queen Aggravain Ali Ormsby (Olivia Charendoff, understudy)
Prince Dauntless David Geron-Neubauer (Luke Sullivan, understudy)
King Sextimus the Silent Greg Davis (Joe Reilly, understudy)
Jester Austin Warr (Joe Reilly, understudy)
Sir Studley Chris Kuchler
1st Knight Sheldon Walker
2nd Knight Joe Reilly
3rd Knight Oliver Snook
1st Lady-in-Waiting: Lady Rowena Willa Capper
2nd Lady-in-Waiting: Lady Merrill Batya Reich
3rd Lady-in-Waiting: Lady Lucille Autumn Angelettie
Sir Harry Noah Clouse (Chris Kuchler, understudy)
Princess Winnifred Willa Douglas  (Nina Schenk, understudy)
Lady H Shayla Gaither
Lady R Hanna Smyles
Emily Maddie August
Sir Harold Luke Sullivan
Lady Beatrice Rebecca Neckritz
Kitchen Wench Abriana Gonzalez
Wench #2 Tito Badejoko
Wench #3 Natalie James
Sir Luce Luke Sullivan
Luce’s Lady Sydney Griffin
Studley’s Lady (1.8)  Lindsay Hopewell
Lady Mabelle Olivia Charendoff
Lady (2.1) Ruby DeMaio
Studley’s Lady (2.5)  Abriana Gonzalez
1st Lady Tito Badejoko
2nd Lady Rebecca Neckritz
3rd Lady Maddie August
Nightingale of Samarkand Lilo Blank
Ladies-in-Waiting: Nakairah Scott, Agnieszka Simon, Tekla Simon

Please note, everyone, that auditioning and casting are complex processes. Here are two great articles about reacting to audition results realistically and productively. We hope you take some time to read and consider these ideas.

Article: Why Didn’t I Get the Part

Article: Handling Rejection

Callbacks List

The complete “Once Upon a Mattress” cast list will be posted on this website Saturday, December 21. We encourage you to subscribe to/follow this website by entering your email on the right. Then you’ll get an email notification when a new post goes up. All auditionees: please check this website Saturday for the full cast list!

The students needed for callbacks are listed below. (Please note: the final cast list will include more students than those listed here!) If you are called to callbacks, please meet in the choir room at 3:00 tomorrow–Wednesday, December 18. You need not prepare anything. Callbacks will be 3:00-5:30, though some students will be released earlier.

Many thanks to you all! We have been thrilled to see your work so far!

Callbacks List

Autumn Angelettie
Tito Badejoko
Lilo Blank
Evan Brown
Willa Capper
Olivia Charendoff
Noah Clouse
Greg Davis
Willa Douglas
David Geron-Neubauer
Abriana Gonzalez
Chris Kuchler
Sophie McHugh
Rebecca Neckritz
Ali Ormsby
Batya Reich
Joe Reilly
Nina Schenk
Luke Sullivan
Aaron Townsend
Austin Warr

Auditions and Callbacks

Thanks to all of you who were at Dance Auditions Friday. We saw lots of energy and commitment. Hope you had fun! Congrats on taking the first step.

Reminder: This week, Vocal and Scene Auditions are Monday and Tuesday (12/16, 12/17). You have already signed up for a 20-minute slot. FYI, here’s the Audition Info Packet that you picked up in the choir room. Be sure to follow the instructions. Please do show up early. And, we might ask some of you to stay and perform again with another group, if you’re available.

Callbacks are 3:00-5:30 Wednesday, December 18, in the choir room. Please check this site and/or the callboard Tuesday night or Wednesday morning to see if you’re called back. (Remember that being on the callback list–or not–has no bearing on whether you are cast or how you are cast.)

The full, final cast list will be posted on this website by Saturday, December 21.

Looking forward to seeing your work this week, everyone! Have fun performing!