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Mask and Mirror to stage original musical

'Robin Hood: The Musical' has parts for an assortment of would-be performers

TIGARD - Mask and Mirror Community Theatre of Tigard and Tualatin are preparing to audition teens through adults for singing and dancing roles in 'Robin Hood: The Musical,' an original production with book, words and music by Tigard residents Glen and Sandy Libonati.

Auditions will be held Dec. 5 and 6 at Raleigh Hills K-8 School, 5225 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road. Performances will be at various venues in Tigard and Tualatin from Feb 24 to March 18. For complete audition information, see maskandmirror.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Robin Hood in the subject line.

Reading, singing and dance auditions will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. (no appointments necessary) on Dec. 5 and 6. Auditioners are asked to bring a current, non-returnable photo and resume (if you do not have a photo, one will be taken at the audition).

Parts include eight male roles, four female roles and two that can be either. They include:

* Robin Hood - A charismatic leader. Must sing and have some simple dance/movement ability. Male, age 18 to 30.

* Maid Marion - Charming, fun and loyal to Robin. Must sing and have some simple dance/movement ability. Female, 18 to 30.

* Narrator 1 - Proper English type, easily annoyed. Takes himself and his role very seriously. Male, 30 to 60.

* Narrator 2 - Young, energetic and a little cocky. Lead hip hop dancer. Male or female, 18 to 25.

* Prince John - Full of himself, tries to be evil and controlling but is truly a sniveling coward. Must sing and do simple dance/movement. Male, 30 to 50.

* Sheriff - A whiny-weasel, sidekick to Prince John. Ensemble singing and simple dance/movement. Male, 30 to 60. Also plays the role of Tax Collector.

* Soldier 1 - Silly assistant to the sheriff. Male or female, 20 to 40. Also plays the role of Dancer No. 2, must be able to dance hip hop.

* Soldier 2 - Mindless assistant to the sheriff. Male, 20 to 40. Also plays the role of Dancer No. 3. Must be able dance hip hop. Also plays King Richard.

* Friar Tuck - Outgoing, jolly fellow who just wants to be included. Ensemble singing and simple dance/movement. Male, 30 to 60. Also plays the parts of Town Crier and Archery Announcer.

* Little Jean - She might be small, but she'll never back down. Must be comfortable singing a simple duet and have easy dance/movement ability. Female, 18 to 30. Also plays the role of Townsperson.

* Merry Man 1 - Robin's main man, but a little slow. Ensemble singing and simple dance/movement. Male, 18 to 50. Also plays the part of Townsperson.

* Merry Man 2 - Robin's tough guy. Will take anyone on to protect Robin, except maybe Little Jean. Ensemble singing and simple dance/movement. Male, 18 to 50.

* Lady 1 - Maid Marion's main lady in waiting, a fun, spry grandma-type who is hard of hearing, carries an 'ear horn' with her at all times. Ensemble singing and simple dance/movement. Female, 60 to 80.

* Lady 2 - Maid Marion's assistant, keeps track of Lady 1, who is always wandering off. Also has a thing for Merry Man No. 2. Ensemble singing and simple dance/movement. Female, 18 to 25. Also plays the part of Dorothy (yes, from 'The Wizard of Oz').