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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

by James Langa

Mr. Kringle & Company®  Casting Call for 2015 Season of Kringle's Inventionasium®

Location: Cleveland, OH
Type: Interactive Theater
Production Company: The Mr. Kringle® Company, LLC

AUDITION INFORMATION – KRINGLE’S INVENTIONASIUM®
Kringle’s Inventionasium® is a 60 minute, fully immersive, interactive theatrical experience developed in Cleveland by the Mr. Kringle® Company, LLC in association with the Mr. Kringle® Licensing Group.

The Inventionasium® is Mr. Kringle's top secret inventing laboratory. Guests tour different departments, explore each area and engage in hands-on activities to help Kringle, his family, friends and fellow inventors prepare for the holiday season. The experience concludes with a photo opportunity and private visit with Mr. Kringle® as well as a trip through Kringle’s Toy Shoppe®

Kringle’s Inventionasium® entertains over 20,000 guests annually during a 30 day run, attracts diverse families from all across the country and boasts one of the "Best Santas in the U.S.” according to TIME.com. Visit www.mrkringle.com.

AUDITION DATES & LOCATION
Open Call:
Saturday, October 10, 2:00 – 5 PM
Sunday, October 11, 2:00 – 5 PM
Monday, October 12, 6:00 – 9 PM

Mr. Kringle & Company® Corporate Headquarters is located on Level 1 inside Tower City Center at 230 W Huron Rd. Cleveland, OH 44113. Walk-ins welcome.

To audition, please email jobs@mrkringle.com with the date you’ll be attending as well as your phone number. If you are unable to attend the auditions, you may submit a video audition, along with headshot/resume to the same email address. No phone calls please. Walk-Ins welcome.

Please submit to: jobs@mrkringle.com by 2015-10-09

AUDITION PREPARATION
Please prepare a one minute monologue that showcases heightened characterization and physicality. Sides will be given for cold reads. Dress for movement and come prepared to participate in group character & improvisation exercises. Bring current headshot and resume.

A qualified Performer would meet the following criteria:

Thrives in team environment
Outgoing personality
Character actor
Excellence in performing and sustaining funny voices or accents
Ability to engage crowds with honest enthusiasm
Loves working with families and children
Willing to make a difference in a guests’ experience
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, environment
Available to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays
+18 years

PERFORMANCE DATES
Previews:
November 14 (VIP/Sponsors), 15, 17, 18 6pm – 8pm

Full Production:
November 20 (Opening); December 1-3, 8-10, 14-17
from 3pm - 8pm;
November 21, 27; December 4-6, 11-13, 18-23 from 10am - 8pm;
November 28 (Winterfest) from 10am - 9pm;
November 22, 29 from 11am - 7pm
December 24 (Closing) from 10am - 3pm

REHEARSALS
Orientation: Friday October 16th at 6:30pm
Rehearsal Period: October 19th to November 19, 2015
Weeknight Rehearsals: 6:00 – 10:00pm.
Weekend Rehearsals:
Saturday rehearsals could be morning or afternoon.
Sunday rehearsals could be afternoon or evening.

ROLES AVAILABLE
All roles are open to ages +18. Positions are Non-Equity. Full and Part-Time schedules available. No participation fees required.

MRS. KRINGLE®
Mid 50s; Clara DeAngelis Kringle; Wife of Mr. Kringle; Born of the stars; Most often found working her green thumb in her Krismas™ Nursery. Influences: Auntie Mame

CHAROLETTE HOLLYHOP ™
Mid 20s; Gossip enthusiast; Keeps busy with multiple duties as receptionist and personal assistant to Mr. Kringle. Influences are Jeanine from Ghostbusters, New Jersey Accent.

SYLVESTOR HUMBLEFUSS HICCUP ™
Mid 40s; Royal figurehead in the City of North; Reigning Ambassador to the Elves; Brother-in-law to Mr. Kringle. Self involved softy, Emotional. Considers himself very “high class” despite being woefully tactless.

RHUBARB HICCUP ™
Mid 40s; Mrs. Kringle’s sister; Proud and professional matriarch; Serves as Head of Family Relations for the Inventionasium. Influences: Professor McGonagall

BOYZENBERRY HICCUP ™
Pre-Teen; Nephew to Mr. Kringle; Blue-haired twin; One of the most dedicated Hope Scout in Troupe #12; Key player in the opening of his Uncle’s Inventionasium. Playful and mischeveious, but not mean. Influences: Pee Wee Herman

RAZBERRY HICCUP ™
Pre-Teen; Niece to Mr. Kringle; Blue-haired twin; One of the most dedicated Hope Scout in Troupe #12; Key player in the opening of her Uncle’s Inventionasium. Influences: Lisa Simpson, Cindy Lou Who, Tracy Flick

OONA "BLIND" EYEBRITE™
Late 50s; Original founding member of the Eyebrite Society; Her multiple pairs of glasses allow sight into countless dimensions of imagination. Willful and obstinate. Sees more than others. The last of her kind. Influences: Professor Sybill Trelawney, Aughra

PROFESSOR IGNATIUS GLYTCH ™
Mid 50s; Short-circuited Inventologist; Famous for his theory of Inter-Imaginary Travel; Returning head of North Academy’s Mad Science Department; Mr. Kringle’s closet childhood friend. Influences: Doc Brown, Einstein, Prof. Farnsworth

FANCY ALOUETTA BISCUIT ™
Early 30s; Choir Director; 7th level teacher at North Academy; Oldest Biscuit of thirteen; Family is known throughout the City of North as favored bakers of fine breads and pastries. Fashionista, very sensible. English Accent. Influence: Mary Poppins

POINSETTIA PENELOPE "POPPY" PEPPERGRAM ™
Late 20s; Dedicated employee of the Official North Post; Shy and unintentionally funny mail lady.

EZEKIEL "SLICK" O'ZACKARY ™
Teenager; Brash Inventor; Recognized for his natural genius in Animechanics; Approached by Mr. Kringle himself to be the first member of the Inventionasium team. Cocky because he’s insecure. Trying to fit in and prove himself worthy as an inventor. Influences: Jimmy Neutron.

TAFFETA "TAFFIE" SALTWATER ™
Teenager; Head reporter for the Pickle; Voice of north academy; Will do as much sneaking around as necessary to get the big scoop. Instantly recognized by her commanding lisp. Determined, headstrong, genuine and passionate.

GUIDANCE AU PERE ™
Mid 40s; Mystical Keeper of the List; Appointed by the City of North’s High Heavens Society to serve as resident interpreter of wants & wishes. Spiritual guide. Warm, but firm. Influences: Yoda, Miss Cleo

CALENDAR "CALLIE" PRECIOUS ™
Under 10; Self-Appointed President of the Pajama Club; Spends most of her time in her jammies playing pretend as kitty cat “Callie.” More emotional than intellectual. Always gets wrapped up in the moment.

CORIANDER BISCUIT ™
Late Teens; Member of the Biscuit Family; One of Fancy’s younger brothers; Lead bassist in the all bass band, “The Merry Gentlemen.” Influences: Austin Powers

COZY GROUPHUG ™
Mid 30s; Guidance counselor at North Academy; Famous for impromptu hugs and the dancing of the “Cozy Boogie”. Naturally adept to reading and relating to people. Big, Burly Fella.

GOODY CHIMES™
Late 30s; Assistant Principal of North Academy; Requested to join Mr.Kringle’s team in hopes of “loosening her screws”; Wants to get in touch with her inner Inventologist. Always trying to be cool and hip amongst the youngsters.

GRACE ATLAS ™
Mid 20s; Comes from a long line of renown explorers in the City of North; Family has been charting the skies for generations; Most recognized for their publications of Star Maps still used for the Sleigh’s journey around the world.

MIMSY ATLAS ™
Early 20s; Comes from a long line of renown explorers in the City of North; Family has been charting the skies for generations; Most recognized for their publications of Star Maps still used for the Sleigh’s journey around the world.

KINGSTON DOMINEAUX ROYALE ™
Late 20s; Oversees the Wrapping Department for Mr. Kringle’s Toy Shoppe; Most charming and eligible bachelor amongst the Inventionasium Team. Jamaican accent, smooth speech and delivery.

ORANGELO ™
Early 20s; Spacey but brilliant; Out-of-the-box perspective; Open-minded nature; Public servant of the City of North; Admirer of Fancy; Band member of “The Merry Gentlemen.” Influences: Jeff Spicoli

SCOOZI ™
Early 30s; Discovered in the halls of North Academy; Janitor turned Inventologist; Proof that you can’t judge a book by its “cover-alls.” Will Hunting meets Kenickie

MR. FUZZY HAT ™
Late 30s; Private detective; “City of North’s #1 Man of Mystery”; Hired by Mrs. Kringle to report back on all Inventionasium shenanigans.

EISLEY OOGLE ™
Eyeball; Mr. Kringle’s eye for detail; Brought to life with Frosty’s top hat.

THE WANDER CLOCK ™
Grandfather clock; Mr. Kringle’s prized possession.

PERFORMANCE COMPENSATION
All Actors will receive hourly compensation for performances.
PAID: $10-14/Hour depending on role.

PRODUCTION TEAM
Based on original characters and story by: Michael Chiappe
Director: Miron Gusso; For more information about Miron,
Visit http://www.mirongusso.com
Artistic Director – Jimmy Langa
Operations Director – Greg Markowitz
Hospitality Director – Jake Hastings

Questions? Contact Miron Gusso at mirongusso@gmail.com

This casting notice was posted by: The Mr. Kringle® Company, LLC