Audition Notice: Maggie & Magic Cookies
Posted by Jeff Graham on Apr 14, 2015
Maggie and the Magic Cookies
Directed by Corinna Hayes & Talia Baxter
Written by Talia Baxter
Auditions: Monday and Tuesday April 20 & 21 at 5:30pm
At: The Acting Company 815 B Street, Yuba City, CA 95991
Rehearsals are Monday-Thursday from 5:30-6:45 (some actors may not need to be there every day, depending on the rehearsal schedule).
Performances are Saturdays June 6, 13 and 20. Cast and crew arrive at noon and stay until about 4pm.
Anyone wishing to join the crew should also attend auditions – looking for lights, sound, and backstage crew.
Old Wizard Abernathy has a story he would love to tell you: Young Princess Maggie has been closely guarded ever since her father, the king, passed away. She hasn’t been allowed to leave the safety of the castle in a long time and is feeling quite stuck and – not to mention – a bit bratty. Her mother, Queen Penny, and even silly Jester Hugo have tried to cheer her up but nothing has worked. Maggie’s luck suddenly changes on her 10th birthday when old Wizard Abernathy (the storyteller!) arrives with a special gift for her…magic cookies! With the help of the magic cookies, Maggie can finally leave the castle and have the adventure that she has been longing for. Join her along the way as she meets colorful characters like the angry troll and a misunderstood dragon, and discovers what truly makes her happy. She has to be careful, though – she only has ten magic cookies, and all the while she is trying to escape the guards the Queen sent to search for her!
IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
BARNABY THE TROLL – Male, teens to adult. This cranky troll has a big reason to be upset, as he is constantly met by people who want to take advantage of him by crossing his bridge without having to pay the toll…or, should I say – pay the troll.
CORNELIUS THE GUARD – Male, teens to adult. Cornelius is a sweet but whining and lazy guard who cares more about food and taking breaks than guarding the princess as seriously as his partner Percival does. He constantly gets on Percival’s nerves.
EDMUND THE DRAGON – Male, versatile age. Open to interpretations! Edmund is an adorable dragon who likes to refer to himself in the third person. A village becomes furious with the dragon after he lights a crop field on fire, not knowing that it was an accident.
FERN – Female, adult. Fern is a very tired, overworked mother trying to keep food on the table after a dragon just accidentally ruined her farm. Gemma’s mother.
GEMMA – Female, age 8-12. Gemma is a very friendly (though a “tad” overly enthusiastic) girl who sees life through rose-colored glasses despite having very little material possessions. Fern’s daughter.
JESTER HUGO – Male, late teens to adult. The cheesy and enthusiastic Jester Hugo lives at the castle and loves to make others happy. His trademark is very bad puns, which gets on Princess Maggie’s nerves. The Queen, however, finds him hysterical.
OLD WIZARD ABERNATHY – Male, late teens to adult. He is a silly (and a touch mischevious) wizard who doubles as the narrator and a character in the story.
PERCIVAL THE GUARD – Male, early teens to adult. Percival is very serious about his job keeping the princess safe, and is constantly at odds with Cornelius, the other guard, who doesn’t seem to take his job quite as seriously. He is thoroughly irritated with Cornelius, and tries his best to keep him in line.
PRINCE LIAM – Male, age 8-12. A prince from the neighboring kingdom that they are feuding with sneaks off on his own adventure and becomes lost in the forest, where he meets Maggie.
PRINCESS MAGGIE – Female, age 9-12, or looking close to age ten. She starts out as a bored and ungrateful princess but ends up learning valuable lessons throughout the story and ends up finding joy in helping others.
QUEEN PENNY – Female, adult – A concerned yet sweet parent who is trying her best to keep her daughter, Princess Maggie, safe and happy after the king has passed away. But will she be as calm and sweet when the princess sneaks off on her own? Probably not.
ROLAND THE CARPENTER – Male, early teen to adult. Roland, very concerned about getting to a job interview on time, comes face to face with Barnaby, the angry troll who may jeopardize his entire future.