This is a delightfully humorous and action-packed re-telling of some of the tales from THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS. The sultan, bewitched by a magic scimitar, decrees that he will marry a new bride every evening and chop off her head the next morning. To save her neck, clever Scheherazade tells her husband a tale which isn’t quite completed by the dawn’s early light. So he postpones the execution a day. Scheherazade keeps up the parade of stories for a thousand and one nights, finally winning him from the scimitars evil spell. The show is brought to life by an ensemble of actors that rarely ever leave the stage.
The Tales From the Arabian Nights
Director: Chris Hamby
Auditions open to ages 8 – 19 (Please check dates)
Ages 8-12 - Auditions July 27, 2014 1 pm – 3 pm
Ages 13-19 - Auditions July 28,2014 6 pm – 9pm
Callbacks July 29, 2014 6 pm – 9 pm
First Rehearsal July 30, 2014 6 pm – 9 pm
Performances September 12-28, 2014
This is an OPEN CALL.
No appointment needed
Please be on time! Late auditioners will not be seen.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please be prepared to sing and dance if needed at callbacks. (There are 3 short, simple songs in the show.)
Scheherezade, a Stoyteller
Dalila, the Sultanna
Mustafa, a mysterious Saleman
Omar, the Soothsayer
Grand Vizier, advisor to the Sultan
Dunyazad, sister to Scheherezade
Khalifah, a Fisherman
Fatimah, a Wife and Mother
Ali Baba, a clever Thief
Kassim, dim witted brother to Ali Baba
Morgianna, a clever Servant
Captain, of 39 thieves
Thief, 1 of 39
Mohammed, a Snake Charmer
Zubaida, his Nosey Wife
Shukat, a Prince
Ming, a Princess
Speedy, a Messenger
General YouthWorks Audition Information
What to bring with you:
- A current headshot
- Resume (optional for YouthWorks)
- Be prepared to do cold readings from the script, improvisation and movement
- Dress to move – including footwear
Audition ages change per production – please see audition call information.
Please note if an actor is cast – there is a $100 production fee for plays and $150 fee for musicals.
Theater Works does have some scholarships available.
*All auditions will be held at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts.
* Unless otherwise noted