Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic
Audition Information – Arts Center of Kershaw County
About The Show Puffs is a tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs ... who just happened to be there too. This clever and inventive play gives you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers. Their hilariously heartfelt and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a wizard hero can be.
Audition Dates: Monday, January 10 & and Tuesday, 11 from 6 – 8 PM. You may not need to stay the entire time. You need only attend one night of auditions. There are potential callbacks on Wednesday, January 12 & Thursday, January 13.
Performance dates: March 17 – 20; Tech Week – Mandatory - starts March 12/13
Rehearsals: Rehearsals are generally held 4 days during the school week and Saturdays. Not everyone will have to be at every rehearsal, but will be called according to what scene is being rehearsed.
What to prepare: Bring your improvisational and impressions skills. We will have fun with some character specific games and then read some sides from the show – in this packet. Bring any conflicts that you know of for the period January 16 – March 20.
Link to audition sides
Seeking the Following Roles
Most actors in Puffs will play several roles, so we are looking for actors who have the ability to quickly switch from one comedic character role to another. All characters open to any ethnicity/cultural background.
Wayne Hopkins - a boy wizard (but not that boy wizard), ready to take on whatever challenges face him, even if he fails again and again
Oliver Jones - a math savant who would rather study algebra than magic
Megan Jones - a “goth” Puff who wants nothing to do with being a Puff but is sorted into their house anyway
Narrator - A real professional Puff when it comes to storytelling – British Accent
Ernie Mac and Others (A Very Tall Man, Seamus, A Certain Potions Teacher, Professor Turban, Ghost History Teacher, Professor Locky, Mr. Nick, Sal, Second Headmaster, Real Mr. Moody
Hannah and Others (First Headmaster, Professor McG, Professor Sproutty, Xavia Jones, Professor Lanny, Runes Teach, Ms. Babble)
J. Finch Fletchley and Others (Uncle Dave, Goyle, A Far Friar, Clumsy Longbottom, Hermeoone # 3, Viktor, Mr. Bagman, Zach Smith)
Leanne and Others (Ginny, Helga, Frenchy)
Sally Perks and Others (Hermeoone, Blondo Malfoy, Rowena, Rita Scooter, Bippy)
Susie Bones and Others (Harry, Colin, Hermeoone # 2, Ric Gryff, Myrtle)