Cast/Crew Information

Who's the REAL princess?

10/31/2019 - 8:56am

Such a small thing a pea is, considering how much control it has over the ruling of a kingdom. Come see who the prince chooses and does that small, round green vegetable agree?
Friday, November 15th at 7pm
Saturday, November 16th at 2pm
Doug Mitchell Auditorium at the Ayden Arts and Recreation Building
Advance tickets on sale now at Artisans and The Venue in Greenville or Edward's Pharmacy in Ayden for $5. Tickets also available at the door for $7.

Notes--October 29; Act 1 Scenes D to I

10/29/2019 - 11:49pm

Notes for Act 1 Scenes D through I:
For everyone: Please learn your lines and their timing. And watch your entrances. I know this is the first time that we are doing scenes consecutively, all the more reason to be following along in your script to make sure you are backstage at least 1/2 page before your entrance.
Regarding props: The props have all been set and places determined for them. Take a good look backstage before we start rehearsal tomorrow, so you know exactly where you will find your props and where they need to be returned to after you leave the stage.

Can I wear my Halloween costume to rehearsal on Thursday?

10/29/2019 - 11:23am

This question appeared on the Smiles and Frowns Playhouse Facebook page today. It is an excellent question that I am answering here, so everyone will have the same information.

Notes--October 28; Act 1 Scenes A-C

10/28/2019 - 11:33pm

Notes for October 28th--Act1 Scenes A-C
Lucy--pick up a coin backstage to give to August when you take his basket. There's one for you on the stage left table.
Everyone needs to be careful about their positioning in relation to the other actors around them and cheat out...always always cheat out. If you can see the Exit Sign or an entrance into the VOM in front of you, you aren't looking out into the audience.
Please learn your lines and your cues. PLEASE.

Support the Show

09/28/2019 - 11:07pm

Smiles and Frowns Playhouse is very appreciative of the support we receive from the family and friends of the cast of each show.

We are also grateful to everyone in the community who supports Smiles and Frowns Playhouse and the efforts made to provide the opportunity for the children of Pitt County to participate in and enjoy children's theater in our area.

Please consider showing your support for these efforts by purchasing an advertisement in the playbill for The Real Princess and the Pea.

Check out the link to the ad form for prices and deadlines.

Time to Sign up!

09/19/2019 - 7:45pm

So, it's time to sign up for the dates you are going to monitor and also for the time your child/children will be reporting for costume fittings. Please use these links. Thanks!
For monitoring:
And this is the one for costume fittings:

The Rehearsal Schedule

09/19/2019 - 1:06am

Attached is the rehearsal schedule and the cast call by role. Pay attention to the color blocks for when to be at rehearsal and the pages listed, so you know what to be working on.

Really excited to see the whole cast on Monday at 6:30pm for the Full Cast Call. Parents will be attending the Parents Production Meeting to pay fees, sign some paperwork and touch base with their committee chairs.

Be watching on Thursday for the links to the sign up for costume fittings and monitoring. They will be posted between 4 and 6pm.


The Casting is Done

09/14/2019 - 7:55pm

The cast for Smiles and Frowns Playhouse's next production has been announced.
The 41 actors, aged 5 to 17, will begin rehearsals for The Real Princess and the Pea on September 24th. The show will be performed in Doug Mitchell Auditorium at the Ayden Arts and Recreation Building on Lee St on November 15th and 16th.
Make a plan to come see the engaging and entertaining outcome of their efforts.

The Cast is Set

09/14/2019 - 7:32pm

Thank you so much for auditioning. It was hard making final decisions for the cast this time as it is every time.
I am looking forward to working with all your children.
Please copy and paste or follow the link below and confirm acceptance of the role with the child's name.
If more than one child in a family has been cast, please complete the poll for each child.


Auditions Tuesday and Wednesday

09/08/2019 - 10:34pm

Auditions for the next production, The Real Princess and the Pea, are Tuesday, September 10 and Wednesday, September 11 from 5 to 7pm.

Actors need to attend only one of the days and bring a small photograph of themselves which will not be returned.