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Coming this Fall

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN 
AGES: 8+  

Some cast may be asked to play multiple characters

We are seeking a variety of singers and actors to take part in the series.

Parker (m)

Central character. 

Age: 8 to 10

Phoebe (f)

Central character. 

Age: 10-13

Bumble Bear

A spoken performance. A soft, somewhat lazy, slightly dim-witted character

Age:  30 to 50

Vocal range: Baritone

Gregory the Giraffe

A goofy character.

Age: 18+

Vocal range: Baritone/Tenor
 

Rudy the Rhinoceros

Pretentious character with a flare for opera.

Age: 18+

Vocal range: Baritone/Tenor

4 Penguins (m/f)

Child like chracters.

Age: 14 to 20

4 Cranes (m/f)

Age: 18+
 

3 Tigers (m/f)

4 Monkeys (m/f)

4 Zebras (m/f)

4 Flamingos (m/f)

(f) - female/non-binary identifying

(m) - male/non-binary identifying

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Zoo Street

playwright BARB MITCHELL

created by BARB MITCHELL, LAURIE PARENTE & BOBBY STAGG

co-produced with ZOOSTREET PRODUCTIONS

ABOUT THE SHOW

12 Part Online Series  |  Rated 6 months to 8 years  |  Online

This 12 part mini-series of short child-friendly content will feature the beloved characters of the original ZooStreet LIVE productions.  Each episode will centre around one of the 12 incredible songs written and composed by Bobby Stagg for the stage production and focus on one of the beloved ZooStreet characters.

The following is a complete listing of each episode and when you can expect to see them online.

OCTOBER 16, 2021

Episode 1 -PENGUIN POLKA

Phoebe and her little brother Parker are about to begin an animal-tastic, musical adventure at ZooStreet’s, Kids Night Out - a night to learn and have fun with the animals.

Their adventure begins as the sun sets on the penguin enclosure. There they meet Finley, Mac, Linda and Noni, the plucky penguin team as well as Zookeeper Rose and Marjie the pinkest Flamingo. After working as a team to solve a problem, there is nothing left to do but POLKA!
Episode 2 - MONKEY MAMBO

The animal fun continues as Phoebe and Parker find themselves monkeying around with Lulu, Alley, Slip and Mickey. The playful, rambunctious  monkeys need some lessons in manners, sharing and taking turns.  Phoebe and Parker slowly discover they have more in common with the monkeys than they thought… and who is Carl?

OCTOBER 23, 2021

Episode 3 - FLAMINGO A-GO-GO

 In this episode, Marjie introduces Parker and Phoebe to her “Flamingals”. We soon discover that flamingos can do much more than stand on one leg!  How long can YOU stand on one leg? Get ready to dance with the fluffy pink flamingos. .. and who is Carl?
Episode 4 - DINOSAURUS RHYMOSAURUS

How many dinosaurs do you know? Our friend Parker knows all about them. In this episode, Rose and Marjie discover dinosaur facts from Parker and are entertained with a very tricky dinosaur song ... and .. who  is Carl

OCTOBER 30, 2021

Episode 5 - BUMBLE BEAR BOOGIE

Mr. Bumble Bear is just waking up from his long winter’s nap and is greeted by Parker and Phoebe just as he begins to root around for something good to eat! In this episode, Phoebe and Parker discover how important it is to enjoy every moment. And.... who is Carl? 
Episode 6 - RHINOCEROS BALLET

Do you have a secret dream? Rudy the Rhino does and in this episode Parker discovers that they share the same secret. What is it? Tune in to find out. And Who is Carl?

NOVEMBER 6, 2021

Episode 7 - WE ARE THE WHOOPING CRANES

Whooooop! In this episode  Parker and Phoebe discover from the story of the Cranes that  there is no place like home….. And Who is Carl?
Episode 8 - ZEBRA ZUMBA

Meet Ziggy, Zelda, Zeena and Zelinda - the Zebra Dazzle!  In this episode we discover that even though we may seem similar, we are all unique. And...Who is Carl??

NOVEMBER 13, 2021

Episode 9 - TIGER TANGO

Mario, Pawline, Felice, and Clawdia the Tigers are stronger than you think. They help us to discover our inner strength and patience.  Carl again?
Episode 10 - THE GIRAFFE SONG (COME ON UP)

Nobody talks to poor Gregory the Giraffe. Instead, he observes everything happening in ZooStreet from his high vantage point. Gregory

OCTOBER 20, 2021

Episode 11 - I'M  A SLOTH

Who’s Carl? Where is Carl? Does anyone know who Carl is and what he does at ZooStreet?
Episode 12 - DUCK CALL

This is an encore short of a call and action song fun for all ages! Join the ZooStreet Ducks in the Duck Call Orchestra!!

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AUDITION INFORMATION

This unique collaboration with Zoo Street Productions and StoryBook Theatre will afford those artists included in the development and creation of this series a PAID CONTRACT for their time.

Those looking to be considered for this production will be required to submit a self-tape with the following:

 

- 1 short slate/hello introduction
- 1 short comedic monologue

- 2 contrasting musical theatre songs
(CONSIDER A 16-32 BAR CUT OF YOUR PIECES)

 

Please note, we will not accept any songs that do not use a track.  All items should be recorded and submitted as separate video files. Refer to the self-tape guide below.

DEADLINE to SUBMIT - Monday, July 31 at 6pm
CALLBACKS -August 6, 7 & 8

StoryBook believes that inclusivity and diversity are integral to the stories we tell both on and off our stage.  We want an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and we have committed to the 35//50 Initiative, We encourage performers of all skills and abilities (physical and/or mental), ages, gender identity, race, sexual orientation,  and ethnicity to apply.

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Production Team 
 

COMMITMENT SCHEDULE

This is a unique experience for those who have the opportunity to join this cast.  The production is for film and therefore the schedule is shorter and requires less commitment than that of a run of a show.  It is expected that should you be cast in the production you are available for 90% of all rehearsal and 100% of all filming dates.

FILMING

As this production has several parts this may be filmed out of sequence.  We will work to maintain a reasonable schedule for all those working on the project.


CONTRACT FEE

Those engaged on this production will be provided with a contract fee in association with the part they are engaged for.

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REHEARSAL -  2pm to 10pm

REHEARSAL - 6:30pm to 10pm

STUDIO RECORDING- 10am to 6pm

FILMING - 5pm to 11pm*

FILMING - 10am to 11pm*

* Not all actors will be required for all filming dates, however the schedule will be flexible for the team

This video offers great advice.

We highly recommend watching this video for some great tips to improve your self tape submission.

NOTE: this is a US actor and part of the advice is for US actors.

 
 

If you are ready to submit your Audition please review the following.

1. You have reviewed the above Commitment Schedule and are available as required.

2. You have watched the Self-Tape improvement video above.

3. You have filmed all FOUR VIDEOS separately and uploaded them to YouTube
We will no longer accept videos through any other online video service.
4. You have listed your union affiliation (Equity/Actra)

5. You have an updated resume in PDF format and headshot in image format (jpeg, png)

6. If you have completed all of the above you are ready to submit.