Description:

January 16-18

Josh Baskin 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's bargained for and he learns that we must all grow up at our own pace and in our own time.

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Jan 16th @ 9:00am  
  • Friday, Jan 17th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Jan 18th @ 1:00pm
  • Saturday, Jan 18th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Jan 19th @ 3:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

Tickets go on sale November 13

Tritico Theatre:

4205 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605


Show Notes:

Want to be in the show? Here is how you can! Read through this check list to make sure you have everything you need.

1. Suggested ages 8 to 18

2. Registered in current class session (Winter 2020) www.cytlakecharles.org to register.

3. Sign-up for an audition spot through your family account. Print audition form and Production Fee Policy form which can be found under "shows" and "PDFs" tabs on top of page.

4. Prepare a one minute song

5. For readings, please choose one of the suggested sides from script (can be found under "shows" and "PDFs"). The sides do not need to be memorized and auditionees will read with a member of the artistic team. If you are not comfortable with cold reads, a prepared and memorized one minute monologue will be acceptable.

6. November 7-8. Location is at Christian World Ministries Youth Center. Choose audition date Date November 7th OR November 8th and choose preferred time.

7. November 9 is the dance audition. Thursday Auditionees will be called 9-10a, Friday auditionees will be called 10-11a. 

8. Callbacks are November 9th 1-5p following dance auditions. An email is sent out after dance auditions with a list of auditionees who are "called back" to do cold reads for specific characters. If a student does not receive a callback, it does NOT mean they are not cast in the show.   

9. Sunday November 10th 2:00-4:00p Show Fair. All cast members and at least one parent/guardian are required to attend.

Audition tips: Don't use any songs from the show. Use songs from musicals. Bring your music on your electronic device. Attire for 1st audition is Sunday's best but comfortable, Attire for 2nd Audition is workout clothing and closed toe shoes to dance in. 

If you are cast in the show, you will need to attend the show fair. At Show Fair, please be prepared for the following: Cast Photo (Wear black Shirt). Pay Production Fee $175 (3 Payments of $58.00 can be made on your family account). Parents Sign Up for Volunteer Committees (costumes, sets, props, front of house, green room, and more). Pick up show script. Parent Meeting.
Good luck with your auditions!

Photo Shoot

Thursday, November 14th 4:45pm

Headshots will be taken at Show Fair. Cast members need to wear a black shirt.

Parent Meeting

Sunday, November 10th 2:00pm

Parent Meeting will be held at the Show Fair at Christian World Ministries Youth Center.


Characters:

Josh Baskin

  • Zachary Benoit
The grown man that Josh turns into after making a wish. Initially horrified at being teenader stuck in a much larger, and harrier body. He gradually becomes sucked into the adult life and gains bravado. Gender: male Age: 30-40 Vocal Range top: A4 to Bb2

Susan Lawrence

  • Elisabeth Pettefer
An executive at MacMillan and Josh's love interest. Beautiful and all business, but getting involved with Josh helps connect to her inner, happier child. Gender: Female Age: 30-35 Vocal Range: G5 to G#3

Mrs. Baskin

  • Mattie Schafer
Josh's mother, concerned about what effects puberty is having on her son's personality. Motherly and protective to the point of almost smothering. Gender: Female Age: 40-50 Vocal Range: D5 to G3

Billy Kopecki

  • Stuart Riviere
Josh's best friend, always looking out for him no matter what the situation. Energetic and a smooth talker. Gender: Male Age: 12-13 Vocal Range: G4 to C3

Little Josh Baskin

  • Dylan Freeman
A New Jersey boy on the brink of adolescence. Lacking confidence and self-esteem, he yearns to become older and escape the embarrassments of being a teenager. Gender: Male Age 12-13 Vocal Range: F5 to F3

Macmillan

  • Jared Bates
A toy company owner trying to save his failing business. Distinguished, but with a good sense of humor. Gender: Male Age: 60-65 Vocal Range: F4 to C3

Paul Seymour

  • Cole Becton
A junior executive at MacMillan Toys who becomes Josh's rival in the office. Handsome, hard-chargin, and entirely self absorbed. Gender: Male Age: 30-40 Vocal Range: G4 to F3

Derek

  • Malachi Carroll

Miss Watson

  • CeeCee Doucet

Cynthia Benson

  • Randilyn LeJeune

Zoltar

  • Jared Bates

Jr Executive's child

  • Randilyn LeJeune

Kid in the Toy Store

  • Chloe Lankford

Ticket Taker

  • Katherine Rion

Cynthia's Friend #1

  • Cami Bodin

Cynthia's Friend #2

  • Tziyon Howell

Cynthia's Friend #3

  • Gabriela Barrios

Benjamin Rubinstein

  • Peyton Mangrum

Kid on the Street

  • Duff Nichols

Bearded Lady

  • Bliss Nichols

Arcade Attendant

  • Cole Becton

Parent #2

  • CeeCee Doucet

Panhandler

  • Katherine Rion

Salesperson #3

  • Bliss Nichols

Jr. Executive

  • Whitney Nguyen

Jr. Executive's Daughter

  • Randilyn LeJeune

Jr. Design Executive

  • Malachi Carroll

Young Susan

  • Bradlei Farnum

Adult Ensemble

  • Abigail Pettefer
  • Amanda Sanders
  • Ava Lankford
  • Bliss Nichols
  • Cecilia Barrios
  • Danielle Bourgeois
  • Katherine Rion
  • Malachi Carroll
  • Whitney Nguyen

Child Ensemble

  • Bradlei Farnum
  • Cami Bodin
  • Chloe Lankford
  • Duff Nichols
  • Dylan Freeman
  • Elliot Fuselier
  • Gabriela Barrios
  • Peyton Mangrum
  • Randilyn LeJeune
  • Reese Corkran
  • Tziyon Howell