Musical Productions

2023 ATDW Studio Theater company

coming in february

ATDW STUDIO THEATer productions

spring 2023 productions

junie b jones jr | alice in wonderland | rent

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ATDW STUDIO THEATER IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR SPRING LINEUP OF YOUTH MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS! 

Casting for two Junior Companies and a Teen Company.

Produced by Artistic Directors and Broadway Vets: Michelle and Jerome Vivona. 
-> Junie B Jones, Alice in Wonderland and RENT Directed and Staged by ATDW Studio Theater Program Director - Olivia Reed -> Alice in Wonderland Choreographed by Michelle Vivona -> Junie B Jones Choreographer TBD

-> Junior Cast Ages 7-12 -> Junie B Jones, Jr 
-> Junior Cast Ages 7-12 -> Alice in Wonderland 
-> Teen Cast ages 13+ -> RENT 

-> Auditions for Junior Casts will be held on first day of rehearsal -> You must be registered to audition - ($650)
-> RENT will hold in person Auditions on February 4th (SING 32 bars, Read if asked and move if needed) 
-> RENT Will hold further auditions on the first day of rehearsals as needed. 
-> If you cannot make it and would like to be considered for a ROLE submissions will be accepted at auditions@americantheaterdance.com 
-> (list NAME, Role auditioning for and sing a 32 bar cut from the show)
-> There will be some technical rehearsals the weeknights leading up to the performances - they will be announced during rehearsals. 

-> Rehearsals Begin 
-> Junie B Jones Jr -> February 7th
-> Alice in Wonderland -> February 10th
-> RENT -> Auditions February 4th -> Rehearsals Begin February 11th

-> Performance Dates
-> Junie B Jones, Jr -> Performs 3 shows over June 17th & 18th
-> Alice in Wonderland -> Performs 3 shows over June 10th & 11th
-> RENT -> will perform 4 shows over June 2nd, 3rd & 4th 

-> Performances will be held in the ATDW Studio Theater in Mineola

Register Here: https://linktr.ee/americantheaterdanceworkshop
Need more info? Call or Text -> (516) 789-2839

ATDW STUDIO THEATER in Mineola, NY led by Artistic Directors and Broadway Veterans Michelle and Jerome Vivona announces the addition of new members to their creative team: Olivia Ashley Reed and Katelyn Harold


NEW ATDW STUDIO THEATER 

Program Director: OLIVIA ASHLEY REED

Olivia Reed (B.M. Musical Theatre, The Catholic University of America) is enthusiastic about joining the American Theater Dance Workshop faculty this year. An alumni of ATDW, Olivia has developed a successful career as a professional actor, teaching artist, and educator in the DMV and New York areas. Olivia has a strong background in dance, training in Ballet, Pointe, Theatre Dance, Tap, Musical Theatre, Modern, and Jazz. While earning her degree she focused seriously on Ballet, Tap, Theatre Dance, and Jazz. Vocally, Olivia is a classically trained Soprano, and while attending CUA studied with Doug Bowles who helped transform and blossom her voice to be versatile in the world of theatre. 


 Upon graduation from CUA, Olivia joined the National Tour of "Mamma Mia!” and then immediately went on to work in Equity houses regionally. Theater has allowed Olivia the opportunity to live and perform internationally in Seoul, South Korea while doing “Dreamgirls”, and music has allowed her the opportunity to travel Western Europe with an honors chorus. Her journey as an actor continues to be fruitful, working with Broadway choreographers, directors, and cast-mates. In addition to work on the stage, Olivia has a growing on camera career in commercial print. Some of her favorite credits and show photos can be found on her website at www.oliviaashleyreed.com and IG @livreed26. 


 Olivia continues to work professionally in theater while cultivating a career as a higher education lecturer of dance. Before joining ATDW, Olivia was on faulty at Catholic University teaching Tap and Theater Dance. One of the beauties of being a teaching artist is that Olivia can bring what she is learning and experiencing in real-time to her students. That way, the perspective is always fresh and the information accurate for what the business is currently seeking. More than anything, Olivia is passionate about helping students cultivate strong technical skills so that no matter what field they may find themselves in, they can instantly recall the discipline that it takes to master new skills. The theater industry is multi-faceted, and Olivia believes her students should be as well. It brings her joy to share the beauty of the arts with her students and create with them every day. 


Olivia Ashley Reed (below)

Olivia Ashley Reed headshot
Katelyn Harold - Choreographer (junie B Jones)

Katelyn Harold is a musical theatre performer based in New York City and Long Island. From a young age, she knew she wanted to spend the rest of her life on the stage as a performer. She started performing in her school’s productions, and developed her craft at the Long Island High School for the Arts (‘20) with a major in Musical Theatre. She studies BFA Musical Theatre with a minor in Arts Management at Marymount Manhattan College as a current junior. The past few years, she has trained rigorously in the areas of dance, voice, and acting all while making The Big Apple her best friend! Previous credits include A Chorus Line, Beauty and the Beast, The Drowsy Chaperone (Dance Captain), and Something Rotten! Outside of her performance career, she loves getting a good workout in, discovering new neighborhoods and places to eat, and spending time with her friends and family!
Katelyn Harold (below)
CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:


Junie B. Jones

Junie B. Jones is a spunky, intelligent girl who is starting the first grade as our show begins. Determined and a bit impulsive, Junie B. finds herself at the center of many classroom antics. Cast an experienced actor with a strong singing voice and excellent comedic timing. 

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Daddy
Daddy is Junie B.’s encouraging father who always looks on the bright side. Look for an actor who can comfortably portray an adult figure in a world full of young school kids. Daddy sings a song with Junie B. and Mother

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Mother
Mother is Junie B.’s no-nonsense mom. She can be tough on Junie B., but it is all out of love. As with Daddy, find a performer who can play a more mature person. Mother is a perfect role for someone with a good voice who can portray a supportive parent.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Lucille
Lucille is Junie B.’s former best friend who has moved on to new friendships. Poised, put together, and probably a bit spoiled, Lucille controls and plans everything she does – quite the opposite of Junie B.’s bold impulsiveness. 

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Camille and Chenille
Lucille’s new best friends, Camille and Chenille are twins. Just like Lucille, they are well dressed and very composed. 

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Grace
Grace is another one of Junie B.’s former best friends. She is not as calculated as Lucille, she has simply made new friends apart from Junie B. This is a perfect role for a young performer who can portray a kind and laid-back character and has a good voice.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Mr. Woo
Mr. Woo is the supervisor on the school bus. This featured role is great for an actor with a commanding speaking voice as he is in charge of corralling the Kids on Bus.

Gender: Male

Bobbi Jean Piper
Bobbi Jean Piper is Grace’s new friend. Bobbi Jean happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and unintentionally ends up on Junie B.’s bad side. 

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B3

Herb
Herb is Junie B.’s new best friend. An endlessly kind and charming little boy, Herb easily balances out Junie B.’s more demanding side. 

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

May
May is the teacher’s pet. Eager to prove her brilliance, May does not prioritize making friends with any of her classmates, and they do not mind. 

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Lennie and José
Lennie and José are classmates and friends of Junie B. and Herb. These two roles are good features for actors with good energy and nice voices.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Mr. Scary
Mr. Scary is the Room One teacher. Unlike his name suggests, Mr. Scary is a supportive and encouraging teacher. Character has a few short singing lines, they could easily be spoken if the actor isn’t a strong singer.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Bb3
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Sheldon
SHELDON is definitely not the most popular kid in class. Plagued by a myriad of allergies and a general clumsiness, Sheldon’s good intentions often end in disaster. 

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Shirley
Shirley is a featured soloist in a few of the School Kids’ songs. 

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B2

Mrs. Gutzman
Mrs. Gutzman is the sweet old lunch lady, revered by all of the School Kids. 

Gender: Female

Ensemble
The Ensemble consists of Tickle the dog, the School Kids, Lunch Student 1, Kids on Bus, Student 1, Student 2, Student 3, Student 4, Student 5, Lunch Server and Cheerleaders. These are great roles for anyone who wants to be involved in the production!

Gender: Any
Character Breakdown
Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Alice
Alice, Small Alice and Tall Alice are differently sized versions of the same character. She is a
spunky girl who enjoys adventures and is on a journey of self-discovery. She should be charming
to the audience and be able to command the stage by herself. Alice has the largest part in the
show so you should be a strong singer and actor.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E6
Vocal range bottom: B3

Small Alice
Alice, Small Alice and Tall Alice are differently sized versions of the same character. She is a
spunky girl who enjoys adventures and is on a journey of self-discovery. She should be charming
to the audience and be able to command the stage by herself. Small Alice must also be a good
singer and actor while being comfortable as a big part of two dance numbers.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E6
Vocal range bottom: B3

Tall Alice
Alice, Small Alice and Tall Alice are differently sized versions of the same character. She is a
spunky girl who enjoys adventures and is on a journey of self-discovery. She should be charming
to the audience and be able to command the stage by herself. While Tall Alice doesn't have any
solos, she needs to be a good actor with solid comic timing.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E6
Vocal range bottom: B3

The Cheshire Cat
The Cheshire Cat serves as the Narrator for the story and the actor who Is cast needs to
be able to speak clearly and be A good storyteller. Strong singing skills are not a must, but comic
timing is, This is a very funny character.
Gender: Any
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

White Rabbit
The White Rabbit is an energetic, worrisome character that hardly ever stops moving. Even
though the White Rabbit has a solo - the singing should come secondary to finding the person
who can continuously exude a lot of energy and rapid-fire change of focus.
Gender: Any

Tweedle Dum
Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee are a pair of goofballs similar to old comedy teams like Abbott
& Costello or Laurel & Hardy. They should be good singers and actors who work well as a team.
Gender: Any
Vocal range top: E6
Vocal range bottom: C5

Tweedle Dee
Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee are a pair of goofballs similar to old comedy teams like Abbott
& Costello or Laurel & Hardy. They should be good singers and actors who work well as a team.
Gender: Any
Vocal range top: E6
Vocal range bottom: C5

Mathilda
Mathilda is Alice's older sister and a non-singing role. She should be a strong actor who can
speak loudly and clearly.
Gender: Female

The Flowers
The Flowers (Rose, Petunia, Lily, Violet, Daisy) are the snooty, mean girls who think they are
the most important people in the whole world. They need to be good performers and singers who
can handle harmonies.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: B3

Caterpillar
Caterpillar, part sensei, part diva, the Caterpillar is comprised of five actors who play the head,
body and all those hands, which move in synchronized gestures to help emphasize a point. The
Caterpillar is one cool character who needs to be able to sing, dance, and act well. He provides
the heart for the story and really convinces Alice to be herself.
Gender: Both
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Mad Hatter
The Mad Hatter is the life of the tea party and should be performed by someone who enjoys
acting larger than life. The actor needs to be comfortable being silly and has to sing one song,
although it is an easy song to "speak-sing" if necessary.
Gender: Any
Vocal range top: B6
Vocal range bottom: B5

March Hare
The March Hare is the counterpart to the Mad Hatter and also enjoys a good party. A little less
crazy than the Mad Hatter, the March Hare is a happy fun character who enjoys playing. The
March Hare has solo parts in one song, but a good actor can "speak-sing" them easily.
Gender: Any
Vocal range top: B6
Vocal range bottom: B5

Queen Of Hearts
The Queen of Hearts is the big mean bully of the story. You need a great actor for this role who
has a full resonant voice and is able to follow music well. The Queen of Hearts must have a
commanding presence and should be a little scary, but funny at the same time.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: C4

King Of Hearts
The King of Hearts is the often forgotten ruler of Wonderland. You need to have a good actor for
this role who can handle some very high-level vocabulary.
Gender: Male

Doorknob
The Doorknob is a wonderful additional role for a chorus member who is very funny. The
character is based somewhat on Jimmy Durante.
Gender: Any

Dodo Bird
The Dodo Bird is the Captain of the Queen's Navy and needs to be a good actor and singer. He is
in command of the lobsters and other animals and is another of Wonderland's vibrant characters.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: D6
Vocal range bottom: C5

Ensemble
The Chorus (Kids Playing in the Park, Rock Lobsters, Talking Fish, Royal Cardspeople,
Unbirthday Partiers, etc.) should be comprised of good actors and singers who are featured in all
of the production numbers.
Gender: Both
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Character Breakdown
RENT


Roger Davis
A struggling musician and former drug addict. He is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain. Roommates with Mark in the loft and battles with being HIV-positive.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: F2

Mark Cohen
Filmmaker and video artist. Knee deep in his own soul-searching, Mark is the typical young artist. He and Roger are roommates in the loft. A bit of a nerd.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Tom Collins
A computer genius and liberal professor. He is a nurturer with a smooth and relaxed disposition. Used to be a roommate in the loft and is HIV-positive.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: F#2

Benjamin Coffin III
The landlord of Mark and Roger's apartment building. A former roommate in the loft, Benny traded in his personal morals for power and wealth.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Joanne Jefferson
A public interest lawyer and headstrong lesbian. She is smart and purposeful in all her decisions. Carries on a tumultuous relationship with Maureen.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Angel Dumott Schunard
The eccentric HIV-positive street drummer. A drag queen with an incredible gift of dance and a magnetic personality. He becomes Tom's lover.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Mimi Marquez
An HIV-positive stripper with drug addictions. Slender and sickly, she conceals it all at her job in the local strip club. She lives in the same building as the loft.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Maureen Johnson
An unpredictably zany performance artist. Maureen oozes sexuality and used to live in the loft. She has recently dumped Mark for Joanne.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Ensemble
Homeless Men & Women; Junkies, Parents (Mrs. Cohen, Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson); Support Group (Steve, Gordon)
SUMMER MUSICAL AUDITIONS

MOST RECENT Production

SUMMER 2022 productions

AUDITION NOTICE - SUBMISSIONS WANTED for ACL and 13, the Musical - Summer Main Stage & Summer Stock

(you are auditioning to work with a Broadway Creative Team)

ATDW STUDIO THEATER in MINEOLA Presents: A Chorus Line & 13, the Musical

A Chorus Line - Summer Main Stage (ages 14+)

Rehearsals: Begin Monday, June 27 and run Monday's and Wednesday's from 6pm-9pm and Friday's 6pm-10pm

Performances: Saturday, August 6th (12pm & 6:30pm) & Sunday, August 7th (3pm & 7pm)


13, The Musical - Summer Stock

Rehearsals: August 1 - August 12  Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
Performances: Saturday, 8/13 (3pm & 7pm) & Sunday, 8/14 (3pm & 7pm) 

Directed & Choreographed by Broadway's Michelle & Jerome Vivona and Musical Directed by Francis Lees

SUBMIT AUDITION VIDEOS to Auditions@AmericanTheaterDance.com

First Round DANCE CALL: April 10th 11am-1pm

UPDATED: Second Round Dance Call & Call Backs: Saturday, May 21st from 4-6pm.

Additional Submissions are being accepted until 5/20

SUBJECT LINE: ActorName_ShowName_Song; ActorName_ShowName_slate

Prepare a Slate video: Slate your name, age, and the show you are auditioning for.

Choose a 32 Bar Cut of a song in the style of the show that shows your range and versatility.

Shoot in landscape mode and try to keep videos under 100mb.

Please send Resume: including Height, Age and previous experience (training and shows - if any)

A Chorus Line - Summer Main Stage Production

  • All Roles are Open

  • Seeking STRONG, Triple Threat Performers (Actors, Singers & Dancers)

  • Seeking Principals and Cut Dancers

  • MORE DETAILS TO COME

  • Ages 14+

       13, the musical - Summer stock Production
All Roles Are Open
Seeking STRONG, Triple Threat Performers (Actors, Singers & Dancers)
Seeking Principals And Ensemble
13, The Musical - Summer Stock

Rehearsals: August 1 - August 12 Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
Performances: Saturday, 8/13 (3pm & 7pm) & Sunday, 8/14 (3pm & 7pm) 
Please submit audition videos to auditions@americanTheaterDance.com
By June 17th @5pm

MORE DETAILS TO COME
Ages (10-17)

Call 516-248-6420 for info