Lewis Family Playhouse - Mainstreet Theatre Company

Current Auditions - Roald Dahl's The Magic Finger

By Roald Dahl
Adapted for the stage by David Wood

Producer: City of Rancho Cucamonga/The MainStreet Theatre Company/ Murry Hepner
Director: Abigail Deser

EQUITY EPA's will be held on
Monday, February 24, 2014
Theatre @ Boston Court
70 N. Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Equity Monitor will arrive at 9:00 am

*Please prepare a short, contemporary monologue. Please be prepared to audition with both an American and a British Dialect. You may also be asked to improvise in the "language of ducks".

Auditions by appointment only will be held on
February 25th and February 27th at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center.

** If you wish to be considered for an appointment, you may access our audition information on Actors Access/Breakdown Express, or mail your picture/resume (NO E-MAIL PLEASE!!!) to:

Murry Hepner
Victoria Gardens Cultural Center
Lewis Family Playhouse
12505 Cultural Center Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

***Call backs will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014

1st Rehearsal: April 15, 2014
1st Performance: May 2, 2014
Final Performance: May 18, 2014

Show Description

People familiar with Roald Dahl’s imaginative, whimsical and fantastical classics (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, etc.) will love this adventure about a girl with special powers. When Lucy senses injustice, she gets angry and when she gets angry her Magic Finger heats up and then, well, ANYTHING can happen. When Lucy gets upset with her best friend William and his family for shooting ducks for sport, she points her Magic Finger at them and turns them all into bird-size people while the ducks become the size of humans. Lucy’s indignation turns the world into a place where the powerless are in charge and the powerful are taught a very big lesson.

All actors cast in the show (except Lucy) will also be manipulating puppets. This show had its world premiere in 2013, and author David Wood has changed it significantly for this West Coast premiere. Since the script is not published, a familiarity with the novel will be helpful in understanding the tone of the piece.

Character Descriptions

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About The MainStreet Theatre Company

The MainStreet Theatre Company is the resident professional Theatre For Young Audiences Company at the Lewis Family Playhouse. This critically acclaimed Equity company produces high quality theatrical productions especially for children and families and designed exclusively for the Lewis Family Playhouse stage. Drawing from creative talent from all over Southern California, the MainStreet Theatre Company introduces children to the wonder of live theatre - and helps to nurture a life-long love of the performing arts!

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