Auditions: The Panto-lorian

Mercury Players Theatre

Bartell Theatre

113 E Mifflin St

Madison, WI

Calling all nerds! Mercury Players will be holding auditions for their annual holiday family panto this year, based on the Star Wars streaming show THE MANDALORIAN. Written by Nick Schweitzer & Steve Noll, and Directed by Steve Noll.

Please arrive before 7pm in the Bartell lobby to fill out an audition form. No resumes or pictures required. Actors will read from script and do improv activities. Some singing and dancing may be required. Heidi Hakseth will be choreographing. ALL ACTORS MUST BE VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 with at least one booster. Proof of vaccination will be required at audition.

The script is based on the Disney+ Star Wars show The Mandalorian, as well as spoof other well-known streaming shows. Knowledge and love of Baby Yoda strongly encouraged.

Roles currently include:
Panto-the Pantolorian
Ferrari-the buddy
Wanda (WandaVision, must have strong vocal skills)
Cool- an alien
IG-11 - a robot
The Armorer
The Client
Baby Yoda (must be strong dancer)
Cast of Stranger Things
Fairy Tale creatures
Various aliens and TV characters

All parts will be cast gender/race neutral. Several parts will be cast specifically cross gender, per panto tradition.

While a script has been written, actors will extensively work to re-write and adapt the story during rehearsals, which will begin in early November.

Performance Dates:
Fri, Dec 16th - 7:00pm
Sat, Dec 17th - 2:00pm
Sat, Dec 17th - 7:00pm
Sun, Dec 18th - 2:00pm
Wed, Dec 21st - 7:00pm
Thu, Dec 22nd - 7:00pm
Fri, Dec 23rd - 7:00pm
Mon, Dec 26th - 7:00pm
Tue, Dec 27th - 7:00pm
Wed, Dec 28th - 7:00pm