Broomfield United Methodist Church
Sunday, September 21, 2014
 

 

Synopsis:

Jonah, the prophet of Israel sends and receives telegraphs to and from the Living God on behalf of the people, and all is fine, until the Lord tells him to go to that “dirty, rotten, flea-bitten foreign city called Nineveh” and preach against it! So, wouldn’t ya know it, instead of boarding the east-bound train to Nineveh, Jonah hops a west-bound stage to Tarshish.

Speaking Parts:

All speaking parts will be given by auditions. Children will be given a specific audition part to read. They will not be reading for the part they would like to play. On the form that is attached to the audition sheet they may specify what part they would like to play, but are not guaranteed that part. Sometimes it’s hard for children to choose an appropriate part for them and we need to look at the entire cast to see what works best. If you know you are going to be missing some rehearsals you may guide your child to choose a speaking part that is not so demanding. Remember that you do not have to audition for a speaking part to be in the musical. You may just be part of the fun by singing and dancing! Please reinforce to your child that God is the audience. We are not performing for the community because they are also participants in the worship we are leading. A chorus member is just as important as a person who has a microphone. “There are no stars, only reflections of His Light.”

Cost: $50.00 per child

This price includes a music CD containing all songs in the performance, a T-Shirt of the production, and one full week of camp, including snacks. Your fee also helps to defray the approximate expenses associated with the production of the musical – listed below.

Purchasing the musical and all the copyright licenses: 670.00
Sound Technician for rehearsals and performance: 500.00
Rental of sound equipment, microphones etc... 300.00
Backdrops and Scenery: 200.00
Costumes, Props and T-shirts: 420.00
Snacks for Camp/Cast Party: 250.00
Approximate total production cost: 2340.00

 

 

Characters/Cast:

Cowboy 1 (Narrator): Girl/Boy. Friendly gal who sets up the story in a fun way! 11 Speaking Lines

Cowboy 2 (Narrator): Girl/Boy. Friendly fellow who sets up the story in a fun way! 10 Speaking Lines

Jonah - Prophet of God: Boy Lead. Dedicated prophet who takes his job very seriously. Pious at times, yet humble. Quite opinionated, he let’s that stand in the way of good judgment in some of his choices in life. 49 speaking Lines (Must be available to be at all rehearsals)

Mabel - Proprietor of the Gully Washers: Girl Lead. Bossy, but likeable leader of the Gully Washers. Very businesslike and matter of fact in her dealings with people. Takes good care of her workers. 12 Speaking Lines

Mary Jo - Washer Women of Nineveh: Girl. Hardworking Gully Washer who enjoys visiting with her co-workers and having her free time. Loyal to her job and never misses work. 7 Speaking Lines

Nellie - Washer Women of Nineveh: Girl. Funloving part of the Gully Washers team. Loves to visit and catch up on all the news in town. Grateful for the oppurnity to work with Mabel. 8 Speaking Lines 

Lauralee - Washer Women of Nineveh: Girl. Ditzy, kindhearted Gully Washer, ready and willing to talk about anything and is always ready to take on work. 8 speaking Lines

Swifty: Girl Lead. Tomboy ready for adventure. Considers herself to be Jonah’s assistant, but not any official capacity. Persistent in carrying out all of her so called duties. 26 Speaking Lines

Betty Sue: Girl. Owner of the local boarding house. Friendly boardinghouse owner. Motherly type who wants to keep everyone fed and happy. 4 Speaking Lines

Brother: Boy(s). Man of few words   1 Speaking Line

Marshall: Girl/Boy. Honest and respected law enforcement official. Speaks with the voice of authority. 8 Speaking Lines

Sarah: Girl. Passenger in stage coach. A “mother hen” who is committed to protecting her children. Nervous about the storm. 7 Speaking Lines

Caroline: Girl. Younger Daughter of Sarah. Sarah’s quiet young child, frightened by storm, and sticking close to Mom. 1 Speaking Line 

Driver: Girl/Boy. Stagecoach driver. Rough and tumble stagecoach driver to Tarshish. Doing his job with “no nonsense.” 8 Speaking Lines

Carnival Barker: Girl/Boy. Carnival worker in Nineveh. Out to make a buck. Has no problem cheating others out of their hard-earned money. 1 Speaking Line

Shady Citizen: Girl/Boy. Street vendor in Nineveh. Seller of false idols in Ninevah. Opportunistic, greedy, willing to trade on the hopes and fears of others and can’t see why that would bother anyone. 3 Speaking Lines

Sheriff: Girl/Boy. Sheriff of Nineveh unlike the Marshall of “Way Out West,” the Sheriff in Nineveh, a town full of criminals. 4 Speaking Lines

Mayor: Boy. Mayor of Nineveh, politician who likes the limelight, but who heeds Jonah’s warning, and leads the people to public repentance. 1 Speaking Line

Mrs. Mayor: Girl. Pretty, polished, with “every hair in place” Stands by her man, the Mayor. 1 Speaking Line

 

Auditions: 

Please pay attention to the rehearsal schedule below when choosing a character for which to audition. The dates are very detailed and will give you an idea as to whether or not your child would be able to attend the rehearsals required for that character.  Also keep in mind that we have a shorter time frame from start to finish and speaking parts will have to be memorized very quickly!

 

Wednesday, May 16 Wacky Wednesday Kids audition for the musical 3:30-5:30pm.

All other Kids:

Thursday, June 14 12:30-1:30pm Room TBA

Friday, June 15 12:30-1:30pm Room TBA

 

Sunday, June 17 Cast list sent out. Select scene rehearsals for speaking parts only, start on Monday, June 18th 9:00-11:00am  

Rehearsals and Performances:

All rehearsals will be held in the Family Life Center on the stage. 

Thursday, May 31,  6:30-8:30pm. Chorus Singing and Dancing  All Cast Members! 

Thursday, June 7, 6:30-8:30pm. Chorus Singing and Dancing  All Cast Members!

Thursday, June 14, 6:30-7:30pm. Chorus Singing and Dancing  All Cast Members!

Monday, June 18, 9:00-11:00am. Scene 1, Scene 2, Scene 4, and Scene 7 Characters needed:  Jonah, Mabel, Mary  Jo, Nellie, Lauralee, Swifty, and Betty Sue. 

Tuesday, June 19, 9:00-9:30am. Cowboy/girl 1 and 2. 

     9:30am -10:00am Scene 3 Sarah, Marshall, Caroline, Driver, Jonah 

     10:00-10:30am Scene 5  Swifty and Jonah 

     10:30am-11:00am Scene 6, Jonah, Carnival Barker, Shady Citizen, Sheriff, Mayor and Mrs. Mayor.

*Please refer to the above list for information about what characters are in each scene.

Thursday, June 21, 6:30-7:30pm All Cast Members 

     7:30-8:30 *Scenes 1, 2, 4, and 7

Saturday, June 23, TBA

Monday, June 25, 9:00-11:00am, Scene 1, Scene 2, Scene 4, and Scene 7 

Tuesday, June 26, 9:00-9:30am, Cowboy/girl 1 and 2 

      9:30-10:00am, Scene 3  

     10:00-10:30am Scene 5  

     10:30-11:00am Scene 6

Thursday, June 28, 6:30-7:30pm Chorus Singing and Dancing  All Cast Members!

     7:30-8:30 All Scenes and All Characters

Thursday, July 5, TBA

Monday July, 9-Friday July 13, 9:00am-12:00noon, Musical Camp!

Wednesday, July 11, 6:30-8:30pm Tech and Dress Rehearsal

Thursday, July 12, 6:30-8:30pm, Tech and Dress Rehearsal

Friday, July 13,7:00 Performance 

 

Thank you for having your children be part of the Music Ministry at BUMC. I enjoy working with your children and watching them grow as they continue to serve the church through their many gifts.

 

Peace, Kenda Meyer  

Kenda.meyer@broomfieldumc.org