This is for our Christmas Special, that may get aired on radio stations across USA. Cap. :-)
Special “Santa’s Kitten”
Ladies and Gentlemen: This is a non-paying audio, casting call. If you are selected to do a character, you will be asked to do three different takes of the line, so that the Post-Production person can choose the best one, for that spot. You may be asked to do them per sentence, or per paragraph, or per scene. Our last Christmas Special went over 12 radio stations in the United States, and was sent free to them, which broadcasted it over the air, some aired it more then once. Your voices would be heard all over the United States and beyond. So we would appreciate if you read what is required, and check over what you send. Each station must play the show in its entirety which includes the credits. Please read the information at the end of this casting call and make your auditions as clear and clean as possible.
Thank You. Capt. John Tadrzak CEO Misfits Audio Dead Line is May 29 th
Send to Jawunicorn@aol.com and email@example.com
Adult, male or female
Line 1: It was just over a week before Christmas in this modern town of Malls and Shopping centers. The weather was routine for the third week in December provided you lived in the southern part of Cleveland, Ohio in a town called Macedonia.
Female, motherly type
Line 1: (Very Excited) What the! ………Nooooooooo!
Line 2: (sniffles from crying but speaks nervously) Yes Doctor! How is Jen? How is my baby?
Line 3: (said low) Thank you, (as if begging) Please help her- she’s our only child. (Pause), (say as if talking to the air) All she wanted to do was see Santa and give him her list. (breaks down a bit)
Line 4: (crying, saying softly) Why, dear Lord, why? (pause) Why did I have to go out tonight?
Female, age 8 to 10
Line 1: Yes, the same one I asked him for last year. (pause) A little kitten
Line 2: (panicking) Mom, watch out, there’s a car coming!
Line 3: (Very loud and long) Mommmy!
NOTE: Talking male/female kitten, child like voice: (at this age, the voice is so young; it would be hard to distinguish the sex)
Line 1: (sad full, long, cry) Meeoooowwww (short pause) Meeoooowwww (long pause) Meeoooowwww
Line 2: (long pitiful quite) Meeooww.
Line 3: (very tiny weak voice) I love it, thank you (stretch out this word)>> Crystal?
(Special note: like if someone is saying the word for the first time. Cryyysssttaalllllllll)
Line 4: Oh that would be wonderful; I almost forgot how hungry I am, with all the excitement going on.
Line 1: Base, we have an unconscious young injured party, female, age approximately ten years, with internal injuries, trauma on left side head, broken right tibia. Sending vitals.
Line 1: Mobile seven, you have been cleared to take her to Children’s Hospital in Cleveland. A crash unit is standing by.
Female (Please, do what you would think she should sound like. Use your imagination.)
Line 1: Oh My! Look. Snow Shoe! Here on the ground! A little Kitten! The poor thing is covered with so much snow. At first I thought at first it was just a lump. If I hadn’t seen the ears move I wouldn’t have noticed.
Line 2: (praying out loud) Oh please little one, hang in there. Help will be with you shortly. (aloud) Hurry Dasher, HURRY to the North Pole.
Line 3: Oh no! Here, let me get the door. Hurry, hurry (pause) (LOUDLY) Santa! We need help!
Line 4: (crying) No little one, not now, not now!
Snow Shoe (Elf):
Male (Please, do what you would think he should sound like. Use your imagination.)
Line 1: You’re right, Crystal. Here, let me pick it up and I’ll put it inside my coat where it’s warm. Ohhhhh, this poor little thing is cold and soaked to the skin. It’s going to take some time to thaw this one out. What should we do?
Line 2: (sadly) Crystal, I’m not sure if we got this little one in time. I can barely feel a heart beat.
Line 3: Yeah, like when one of our elves wanted to become a dentist, they tried to discourage him but, he became the best dentist we ever had.
Male, age mid-age on up
Line 1: The administration personnel will be in here shortly. In the mean time, there is a very special team that is the best in northern Ohio for dealing with head trauma. They handle special cases such as your daughter’s all the time. They should be here within 15 minutes, so while we’re waiting, and not losing time, I have given orders to Nurse Patty to have your daughter prepped and ready for them. Doctor Best is the head surgeon and leader of the team. I will let you know if anything else develops in the meantime.
Female, age mid-age on up
Note: First line is after alarms go off.
Line 1: (low) What! (Louder) What!
Line 2: Doctor, her blood pressure is dropping.
Line 3: Yes Doctor, I'll also contact the operating room crew to be expecting her, and I’ll stay with her, if you don't mind.
Male, age mid-age on up
Line 1: (Sadly) I’m afraid that’s all we can do. Doctor Kay, if you please, close. I think it would be best if I talked to her parents.
Line 2: But was it enough?
Line 3: We found a lot of internal bleeding, but we think we stopped it.
Duncan (puppy dog)
NOTE: Talking male/female puppy, child like voice: (at this age, the voice is so young; it would be hard to distinguish the sex)
Line 1: Santa said I can help if I wanted too, (short pause) until I’m delivered to a needy family this Christmas. So I thought I would replace some of the small worn out tools, with new ones from the machine shop. Excuse me. I didn't see the little one.
Barnard (Head Elf):
Male, young adult to Mid-age
Line 1: Yes sir, I have the location. It wasn't hard to find at all. The signal is strong; it's from a hospital, in Cleveland.
Line 2: Yes sir, her name is Jennifer, on the 10th floor in the ICU ward at Children’s Hospital. And Santa...?
Line 1: I’m the Doctor on the ICU unit. There were some complications with your daughters’ blood pressure. It went down below acceptable levels, and we are checking to see if a blood vein opened up at a different location. Doctor Best is with her now, in the operating room, trying to find the cause. As soon as we know more, someone will let you know. Were not sure how long this would take, Doctor Best is moving as quickly as possible. Can I get you folks anything, coffee, or sandwiches?
(Please, do what you would think he should sound like. Use your imagination.)
Line 1: Special Effects department, “Surprise” speaking.
Thank you, in advance, for your auditions. If you are “selected” we will contact you through your e-mail address and post a list on the Misfits Audio yahoo group, and Facebook. Good Luck to you all. Please keep in mind of the dead line, it maybe better, if you get your auditions earlier, in case you’re out of town. Recording and contact information:
Record in format: 44100hz, 128-bit Stereo MP3.
Save the lines as "Christmas 2011_Character_yourname_audition.mp3"
Please put in Subject box (Christmas 2011_Character_yourname_audition)
If you are chosen, you will be asked to do three different takes of the line, so the mixer can pick the best take.
Deadline for auditions is May 29 th.
Send your lines to Jawunicorn@aol.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org