Auditions for Really Rosie


Really Rosie

Book and Lyrics by: Maurice Sendak
Music by: Carol King
Directed by: Amanda Morrissey-Ficili

A Young Performers production


Friday, July 5th, 5-8 pm and Saturday July 6th, 10am-12pm at Eagles Hall in Fort Bragg.

PLOT: Rosie, the sassiest kid on her block of Brooklyn’s Avenue P, entertains herself and her friends by acting out showbiz fantasies, notably directing and starring in an Oscar-winning movie. The musical is based on Sendak's books Chicken Soup with RicePierreOne was JohnnyAlligators All Around (which comprise 1962's The Nutshell Library), and The Sign on Rosie's Door (1960). More information available here.


  • Please prepare a song that shows your range.

  • Please bring a headshot

  • Please prepare a 1 minute monologue and show the choreographer you can move

  • You must note all conflicts for rehearsals on your audition form

  • You must be available for all rehearsals during the last two weeks before opening night

  • You must be available for all performances

VIDEO AUDITIONS: In-person auditions are preferred but we will accept video submissions until 7/5/2018. Please have child state their name, age, and desired role at the beginning before reciting or reading their chosen monologue, singing their song with or without accompaniment, and finally showing us an example of their dance or movement. Also, why they think they’ll be a great match for the Really Rosie cast.

Upload to YouTube (you can make it private) and email link and headshot to no later than 12:00 noon on July 5. Please still fill out an audition form below and select “Video Audition” under audition time.

CASTING: Girls and Boys. Suggested age range of 10 - 13.

PERFORMANCES: October 4 - 20. Performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday matinees at 3:00. 9 performances.

Character Breakdown

ROSIE - Bossy ten year old girl who plans to direct the movie "Did You Hear what Happened to Chicken Soup?"
KATHY - Rosie's sidekick and secretary who longs for her chance in the spotlight
PIERRE - doesn't care and has a major attitude
JOHNNY - Shy and A Bit Nerdy
ALLIGATOR - Kathy's brother who actually belives he is an alligator
CHICKEN SOUP - Rosie's brother who runs away
OTHER ROLES - Rosie, Johnny and Kathy's Mothers and a small chorus of neighborhood kids

Audition Form

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