Roald Dahl’s much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms. Despite their efforts to kill the fox by any means possible, the hapless farmers are outwitted at every turn. Ultimately, Fantastic Mr. Fox devises a plan to ensure full stomachs for his family and friends, all of whom celebrate with a scrumptious feast.
- Directed by Brian Albrecht.
Audition Location: Kernersville Friends Church, 320 N. Main Street, Kernersville, which is next to Walgreen’s. December 11 @ 6:30 pm and December 12 @ 6:30 pm.
Please bring the completed audition form, in triplicate, with you to the audition. Nothing to prepare; there will be cold readings directly from the script.
Fantastic Mr. Fox Character List
Mr. Fox is the main character of Fantastic Mr. Fox. Even though he is a fox, he has many human characteristics, including wearing human clothes. Mr. Fox understands and speaks many different animal languages. He is also incredibly clever, smarter than most of the human characters in the story. Mr. Fox possesses a genius-level intellect. He uses this intellect to steal food from the nasty farmers. He gives this food to his family and the other animals. Mr. Fox, while kind, can be overly confident though, and this leads to the eventual discovery of his home. When the farmers then try to destroy his home, he again thwarts them and escapes.
Mrs. Fox is married to the protagonist, Mr. Fox. Mrs. Fox is exceedingly kind and loyal to her husband. In fact, she is the one who coined the nickname “Fantastic Mr. Fox” for her husband. She is also the mother of his four children. She is a good mother, and makes sure that her children are always taken care of. Mrs. Fox also cooks all of the food that Mr. Fox poaches from the farmers.
The Small Foxes
In the book, Mr. and Mrs. Fox are parents to four small children, who are referred to collectively as “The Small Foxes.” The four foxes are eager to help their father. They want to assist him in any way that they can. The Small Foxes are willing to do whatever it takes, no matter the danger. They live in the burrow and don’t have that large of a part.
Boggis is one of the antagonists of Fantastic Mr. Fox. He is a chicken farmer and raises thousands of chickens on his farm. Boggis is also incredibly, massively obese. He eats multiple chickens every single day, as well as buckets of dumplings. Mr. Fox steals from him by sneaking into the chicken coops and getting chickens. Boggis is very mean, and will stop at nothing in his single-minded pursuit of Mr. Fox.
Farmer Bunce is another antagonist in Fantastic Mr. Fox. He raises ducks and geese, and keeps thousands on his land. He is overweight, but also a midget. He is described as being around four feet tall. Bunce is rich, and infuriated with Mr. Fox. Bunce is relatively intelligent and tries to trap Mr. Fox in his burrow. Of course, this fails.
Farmer Bean is the third antagonist in Fantastic Mr. Fox. He raises turkeys and apples, although he cares more for the apples. Farmer Bean is the smartest of the three farmers, and he comes up with the plan to trap the Fox family. Of course, this plan ultimately backfires. Farmer Bean eats no food. Instead, he subsists solely on gallons of hard apple cider, which he makes himself. This results in Farmer Bean being grotesquely thin.
Badger is another character who lives under the ground. He and his family are negatively affected by the farmers waiting for Mr. Fox to come out of the hole, so Mr. Fox invites them to the feast he is organizing with the farmers’ food.
Mr. Fox and Badger happen upon Rat in Bean’s Secret Cider Cellar. Rat lives in this cellar and drinks Bean’s alcoholic cider, making him into a surly and mean-spirited character. He does not want Mr. Fox and Badger to take any of the cider or cause him to be found out.
Take the Stage!
At KLT, we conduct open auditions and welcome anyone in the community to have the opportunity to “take the stage”. Auditions are generally held three to four months prior to the show’s production dates. Details of upcoming auditions will be communicated on our Facebook page, through email blasts and on our website.
For information on preparing for your audition and what to expect when auditioning at Kernersville Little Theatre, please scroll to the bottom of this page. We want to make sure you make the most of your audition experience.
*Audition Form – Our audition form is now available HERE for you to download. Please bring 3 copies of your completed audition form and conflict calendar to save time when you arrive!
*Age Range – Look for the character descriptions and any minimum age requirements in each audition notice.
We want you to get the most out of your audition with KLT. Below are some general guidelines about our audition process and tips on preparing for your audition.
*Experience – You don’t need any experience to audition, or even to get a great part at Kernersville Little Theatre. We get people with lots of experience and some with none at all. All that is required is an interest in performing and a willingness to commit!
*What to Bring – You will be asked to identify any conflicts that you will have starting with the audition dates and running through the last performance, so bring your calendar. If you have a resume showing your performing experience, you can bring that, but most people don’t. We will ask you to fill out an audition form with your contact information and experience.
*What to Wear – Always wear comfortable clothes and shoes – NO SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS, especially if you are auditioning for a musical. If you are an experienced dancer you may want to bring your specialty dance shoes.
*What to Prepare – The audition for non-musicals will consist of reading from the script. You do not have to prepare anything, but it can be helpful to have read or seen the play ahead of time so that you are familiar with what is going on in the script. Individual directors may ask you to participate in some improvisations or theatre exercises, but don’t let that intimidate you – we’re here to have fun and to learn more about you!
If you are auditioning for a musical, you will also need to be prepared to sing a song. You should bring a rehearsed song as well as the piano accompaniment. The accompanist will be seeing your music for the first time, so don’t worry if they don’t play it perfectly – just do your best! The Music Director will probably also ask you to sing some scales to understand your vocal range.
Musical auditions may also include a simple dance routine. The choreographer will give you some dance steps to do in a group to evaluate your basic ability.
*Most Important – Relax and have fun! And don’t be afraid to ask questions if anything isn’t clear to you. KLT is all about creating opportunities for you to get experience on and off stage. Come PLAY with us!
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