Auditions for “FAERIE TALES” – November 5 and 6, 2012

Blue Spruce Theatre Announces Auditions for:

“Faerie Tales”

Including Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon’s “Goblin Market”
and a New Work Yet to Be Written by Silvia Graziano and David Reiffel

Auditions November 5-6 7pm-10pm
by appointment
Callbacks evening of November 7

Auditions will be held at:
First Parish of Watertown Church
35 Church Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Directed by Jesse Strachman
Music Direction by Dan Rodriguez
Choreography by Kira Cowan


About the audition process:

General auditions will be held by appointment in 5-minute increments. To request an appointment time, please email , or call 978-667-0512. All audition appointments will be confirmed. Walk-ins will be accommodated as possible. Please bring a headshot and resume if available.

Singers should prepare two contrasting 16-bar selections that best show off your singing abilities. A song from outside of the musical theatre repertoire is acceptable if it best suits your voice. You may sing a selection from the show if you choose, but please bring your sheet music with you as we will NOT have a copy of the score on hand. An accompanist will be provided. Actors may be asked to read a short side at the audition.

Callbacks may consist of prepared song and scene selections from the musical, and all actors will be asked to perform some sort of movement combination at callbacks.

Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Please direct questions to us via our email address: or call us at 978-667-0512.


GOBLIN MARKET (which will be performed as Act 1 of FAIRIE TALES):

THE STORY: Based on the poem by Christina Rossetti. Two proper Victorian sisters (LAURA and LIZZIE), both now grown women and mothers, return to their childhood nursery to relive the haunting memories of their youth. Magically, they are transported back to their girlhood, as their nursery becomes a woodland glen peopled by bizarre goblins who entice them with luscious fruits and promises of unimagined ecstasies. One of the sisters, Laura, partakes of the forbidden offerings, while her sibling, Lizzie, bargains desperately with the fey creatures to save Laura from inexorably falling under their spell. Blending music, poetry and entrancing imagery, the play is a dazzling journey through the psyches of the two sisters as they explore the fervent, erotic yearnings of their adolescence in contrast with the matter-of-fact world that they now inhabit.

LAURA and LIZZIE (for Goblin Market):

Age range: roughly 20ish to 40ish, with some flexibility. Both are more or less mezzo-sopranos, with some low and high notes that may be required at times. Some audio samples from the show are available here:

A NEW WORK AS YET TO BE WRITTEN (which will be performed as Act 2 of FAIRIE TALES):

Both actors from GOBLIN MARKET will be used in additional roles in a new work to be used as the second act of FAERIE TALES and will get to collaborate with the production team in developing this work.


Rehearsals will begin in mid-April, and will run several weeknights each week, and at least one weekend afternoon/evening per week. The final rehearsal schedule is TBD. Please be sure to list all conflicts on audition forms so that we can schedule appropriately.

All roles come with a stipend/honorarium.

Rehearsals will be held at
First Parish of Watertown Church
35 Church Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Check your bus listings if you are traveling by public transportation. The First Parish Church is walking distance from Watertown Center (approximately 15-minute walk).


Performances will be May of 2013 at the Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box in Watertown.

Blue Spruce Theatre was created in September, 2006 to bring high-quality, intimate musical theatre to audiences beyond Boston. The mission is to produce works that connect us to each other as people and provide us with a better understanding of who we are, where we came from, and where we are headed.