Jack and the Giant Beanstalk

Jack and the Giant Beanstalk

Fe, fi, fo, fum! Here's Jack, the giant, and a lot of puns! All your favorite beanstalk characters are present, plus more adventure and mystery than your storybook told you! From a golden-egg-laying chicken, an aria-singing harp, and those infamous beans, to the mysterious blue-eyed stranger and quirky villagers, you don't want to miss this delightful tale.

  1. Auditions
  2. Performances & Tickets
  3. Cast & Crew

Welcome to Auditions!

Auditions are open to all students entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to audition. The information below contains all the details about auditioning for our show. Please be sure to read it carefully! Whether you are brand new to Young Footliters, or a seasoned pro, we can't wait to see you at auditions!

If you have any questions about the audition process, or about volunteering with Young Footliters, please contact Elizabeth Tracey, CCPA Artistic Producer.

About the Show:

There is much more to this play than Jack and a beanstalk. Of course, there’s the proverbial giant; but there is also the giant’s overworked, over-wrought wife, an aria-singing harp, a golden-egg-laying chicken with performance anxiety, and a blue-eyed stranger who looks surprisingly like Jack’s long-lost father. There are villagers and Jack’s distressed mother and the peddler who sells Jack the beans; the Ladies Plum and Pomegranate, who provide the comic relief for the village; and Jack’s pals, including a rough and ready tomboy named Adelaid. With all the familiar ingredients in the mix, plus so much more, and with fresh and witty dialogue, this play will be a rediscovered delight for actors and audiences alike.

Production Information:

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming production of the play Jack and the Giant Beanstalk. Please note this is a live production that will be produced on the Coralville Performing Arts Stage. 

There are three performances. If you audition, you must be able to commit to this:

  1. Friday, March 10 at 7:00 PM
  2. Saturday, March 11 at 2:00 PM
  3. Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 PM

Rehearsals run Monday - Thursday from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Not all actors will be called to all rehearsals. Rehearsals start Monday, January 16, 2023. Please list all conflicts on your audition form. Any conflicts that come up later or are not listed on the form will have to be negotiated with the director.

Tech week begins with loading into the theatre on Saturday, March 4th, 2023. A parent or guardian is required to help with load in. Tech week runs Sunday, March 5 – Thursday, March 9, every evening from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. No absences are permitted during those 5 nights of tech week. 

Strike is when we tear down the set and put away props and costumes. Strike will take place directly after the Sunday, matinee performance. An actor’s parent or guardian is required to help with strike.

Audition Details:

Casting is open to actors in Kindergarten through 6th grade.

 Friday, January 6 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
 Saturday, January 7 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

 The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street, Coralville. Please use the underground parking entrance. The entrance will be marked "Young Footliters Auditions".

Audition Material:
 All auditioning students who want solo lines will perform a memorized monologue. They may be asked to do a short improvisation (no preparation necessary for that). 

Preparing for Auditions:

If any student is interested in a solo speaking part, they should memorize a monologue of their choice of 1 minute or less. Students should choose a monologue that shows their ability to create an interesting character. There are books of monologues available online and at most public libraries. We have also attached monologues from the play that you may use.


Sign Up:

Please click on the following link to be directed to an audition form. At the end of the form there will be an additional link that you will click on to be directed to schedule an audition time.


Participation Fee & Scholarships:

For students cast in our production, Young Footliters has an $95 participation fee. This fee helps to make our show possible and covers a portion of our production costs such as costumes, sets, props, painting, royalty rights, performance and rehearsal facilities. 

We believe theatre participation should be possible for every student. Young Footliters is committed to providing scholarships to all students who require one, and we never turn away a student for inability to pay participation fees. Scholarships are available through the Charlie Bates Memorial Scholarship Fund for families with financial need. Please contact Elizabeth Tracey to receive a scholarship form.