September 12, 2015

Dickens Festival 2015 Cast List

We would like to thank all of those who auditioned. We are so excited for this year. We will have an extremely talented cast! The following is our cast list for the Dickens' Festival 2015 production of Oliver & Scrooge.

Oliver Cast:
Narrator – Kristal Nichols
Mr. Bumble – Caleb Larsen
Cooks- Savannah Davis, Keziah De La Rosa
Orphans – Jacob Marion, Donovan Daffinrud, Lynnly Daffrud, Dalila Daffrud, Annie Hancock, Claire Koop, Juliet Koop, Elesar DelaRosa, Charlie Koop, Evan Koop
Oliver- Mali De La Rosa
Corney – Rhonda Hancock
Dodger – Hayden Bracken
Pickpockets- Lynnly Daffrud, Dalila Daffrud, Jacob Marion, Javier Hernandez, Annie Hancock, Claire Koop, Juliet Koop, Savannah Davis, Charlie Koop, Evan Koop
Charlie – Annie Hancock
Fagin – Brenden Heywood
Bet- Joriann Hancock
Nancy – Jessica Major
Ensemble – Jacob Marion, Annalyn Johanson, Karlie Dowding, Javier Hernandez, Annie Hancock, Claire Koop, Savanah Davis, Evan Koop, Keziah De La Rosa
Bill – Alex Lund
Bartender- Caleb Larsen

Orphan Choir- Charlie Koop, Juliet Koop, Dalila Daffinrud, Lynnly Daffinrud, Donovan Daffinrud, Elesaar DeLaRosa

Scrooge Cast-
Narrator- Hayden Bracken/Mali DeLaRosa
Bob Cratchit- Alex Lund
Mrs. Cratchit- Kristal Nichols
Martha Cratchit- Annalyn Johanson
Belinda Cratchit- Annie Hancock
Peter Cratchit- Keziah De La Rosa
Tiny Tim- Evan Koop
Ghost of Christmas Past- Karlie Dowding
Ghost of Christmas Present – Caleb Larsen
Carolers- Hancock Family, Claire Koop
Fred’s Wife – Jessica Major
Salesman- Jacob Marion & Savannah Davis
Jenkins- Brenden Heywood
Mrs. Fezziwig- Rhonda Hancock
Isabel – Claire Koop
Ebenezer- Javier Hernandez
Ensemble – Joriann Hancock

Additional auditions will be held Sept. 23rd for any and all who wish to join in on this amazing cast. Location and time will be announced on the 16th. This will be an open call.

Thank you all and we look forward to work with you all.
Brian Cota- Director
Elizabeth Haight- Assistant Director
Tannika Larsen- Music Director

September 11, 2015

Dickens Theatre Company 2015 Callback & Cast List

Thank you to everyone who auditioned! We had so many talented people attend. Because we had so many talented people we will not need to hold callbacks for anyone. The cast list will be posted no later than 8 pm tomorrow night 9/12. This year we will be using the SLC 2015 Dickens Festival Facebook page to distribute all information. We are all so excited for another fantastic year!

October 08, 2014

Choreography Review

It has been an intense week of rehearsal, especially for the pickpockets. If you would like to review your choreography, here are a view videos, courtesy of Mrs. Dodger's Mom. :) (Thanks, Sharee!)

Be Back Soon:

Consider Yourself (First Half)

Father Christmas

October 03, 2014

Mastering the Accent - It's All About the Lip Corners

We've been working really hard on the differences between the Cockney and R.P. (refined pronunciation) British accents.

First, practice the R.P.

Once you have that down, you can practice how to change your accent depending on character.  This video on the Cockney accent is really helpful:

This final video will not only shed some light on the origins of the term Cockney (and "Mockney") but also explains some Cockney slang.  When looking to ad lib, try out some of these [really bizarre] phrases:

September 21, 2014

2014 Cast List


Scripts and CD's will be handed out during this weekend's rehearsals.  Each cast member will receive a copy of the script/music upon receipt of a $5 deposit.  Cast members can also check out a rehearsal CD for a $5 deposit.  Please bring cash or checks payable to Andrea Fife to your first scheduled rehearsal.

Complete rehearsal calendars will be available on Friday and Saturday (and the information will shortly be updated in the "Calendar" tab).  The rehearsal schedule for Friday and Saturday is as follows:

5:00 to 5:30 - Parent meeting for "orphans" including Oliver.  Plan to have at least one parent attend.
5:00 to 6:30 - All "orphans" and Oliver
6:30 to 7:00 - All "urchins" including 1st Child, 2nd Child, and Turkey Girl
7:00 to 9:00 - All "pickpockets" including Dodger, Oliver, Pickpocket 1, and Pickpocket 2 and Fagin

12:00 to 1:00 - Cast meeting for full cast except "orphan choir only" cast members.
1:00 to 2:00 - All cast members on the "Scrooge Ensemble" lists (includes Cratchit family)
2:00 to 4:00 - "Consider Yourself" (check the "Song Breakdown" tab to determine if this is you)

Oh, and the cast list is up!  Check out all the tabs above (cast list | oliver cast | scrooge cast | song breakdown | scene breakdown) to find your characters and determine in which scenes and songs you will appear.

September 19, 2014

Call Backs 2014

Thank you to all who auditioned.  We had some incredible talent, and I particularly enjoyed the wide variety of monologues!  We were able to make several casting decisions based on what we saw last night, but we do need to call some people back to help us finalize the cast list.  Please check the schedule below to see if you have been invited to Call Backs.  Please arrive a few minutes before your scheduled time.  Please send me a text or call (801-641-3898) if you cannot attend your scheduled time.

12:00 to 12:30 - Marley
(with Rick)

12:15 to 12:45 - Isabelle
(with Jack)

12:30 to 1:30 - Men's Roles
Brett D.

1:00 to 1:30 - Widow Corney

1:30 to 2:00 - Oliver/Named Pickpockets
(with Hayden)

2:00 to 2:30 - Bet & Nancy

2:30 to 3:00 - Cratchit Family
(with Chris)

A full cast list will be posted by Monday evening.  Thanks again to everyone (and remember that not being on the call back list doesn't mean you are not in the show)!

August 26, 2014

Schedule Your Audition Online

Date: Friday, September 19th
Time: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Address:  2933 E 3300 S 
(Thompson Lane Entertainment)
Audition by appointment preferred

What to prepare:
  • 1 minute song in the style of the shows (bring sheet music, accompanist will be provided)
  • 30 second monologue or poem presented with a cockney accent
  • be prepared to participate in a dance audition

See you all soon (and don't forget to tell your friends)!