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Casting Call!

JM Drama is presenting Big, The Musical!

Looking to be involved in the performing arts? JM Drama will be presenting BIG, The Musical August 1-3, 8-10 (2024) at The Registry Theatre! We are looking for people interested in performing.

About Big:

Josh is sick of being an awkward kid. At a carnival, he makes a wish to the Zoltar machine to become "big." To his shock, his wish is granted. After an understandably awkward beginning, Josh is forced to do "adult" things, like getting a job and a girlfriend. In the end, he discovers that there's much more to being an adult than he bargained for and learns that we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time. Based on the hit 1988 film starring Tom Hanks.

Casting For:

Cast Size: 11 to 20 performers
Cast Type: Children and Adults
Dance Requirements: Standard


Josh Baskin Male Age 25 to 35 Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Susan Lawrence Female: Age 30 to 40 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: G3
Mrs. Baskin Female: Age 35 to 45 Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: G3
Billy Kopecki Male: Age 11 to 13 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: F#3
Young Josh Baskin Male: Age 11 to 13 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: F3
George Macmillan Male : Age 50 to 70 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: C3
Paul Seymour Male: Age 30 to 40 Vocal range top: Eb4 Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Ensemble (Sales People, Junior Executives):

Adults All ages; Children Aged 10 - 16

Interested in Auditioning?

When: Thursday March 21, 7 - 9 pm; Sunday March 24, 1 - 3 pm

Where: Kitchener Public Library - Main Branch, Room E (in the basement)

Please email [email protected] to register for a time slot.

PLEASE NOTE: We want a cast as diverse as the population of NYC where the play is set!

You will be expected to provide a short monologue and a song. Players and speakers will be available.

Cannot make those times? Please send us a link to your song and monologue for review to [email protected].

Call backs will be scheduled individually.

Cast members are expected to be available May to July for rehearsals twice a week (you will not be expected at every rehearsal) as well as the full two weeks of the performance. You (or your parents) will be asked to sign a performance memorandum of understanding agreement.

Big, The Musical through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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JM Drama Alumni is committed to providing opportunities for actors, production designers, and crew to further their skills and indulge their love of theatre by presenting two community theatre productions each year.

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Addressing the urgent message of the Black Lives Matter and similar movements, we at JM Drama Alumni, operators of The Registry Theatre, are obligated to examine what "supporting the community through the arts" should mean.

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