Auditions for “BAMBI: A LIFE IN THE WOODS” July 18th and 22nd

The Hard Bargain Players and director Melissa Gilpin are pleased to announce auditions for “BAMBI: A LIFE IN THE WOODS”, our Children’s Theatre production for the 2017 Season.

All interested in auditioning must be at least 15 years of age.

Auditions will consist of cold reads and all who audition should be dressed to move.

Audition Dates are Tuesday, July 18th at 7:00 and Saturday July 22nd at 8:30 a.m.

Audition location: Hard Bargain Amphitheater, 2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD. Please note auditions will be held at the top of the hill.

Cast needed: 4 men 5 women with some roles being doubled (could cast up to 5 men and 8 women) Please note that while parts are specified for men/women this does not mean the actors playing the roles need to be those specified genders.

Show dates are September 8 & 15 (8:00), September 9 &16 (3:00), September 10 &17 (3:00). Please bring a list of conflicts with you to auditions as rehearsals will be planned based on actor availability.

If you have any questions please contact the director at

Show Synopsis: Here for the first time is a stage version of the original story of Bambi written by Austrian novelist Felix Salten in the 1920s. Bambi: A Life in the Woods is an eloquent and haunting tale of growing up in a superbly theatrical and sensitive work of theatre, appealing to children and adults alike. Bambi becomes heir to his father, the great prince. After Bambi encounters and masters for the first time the novel feelings of love, fear, loneliness and independence, he comes to understand that all of Earth’s creatures are guided by a greater force than themselves—all are dependent on each. Intertwined in this great story is Bambi’s growing awareness of the fragility of the forest environment and the impact of human encroachment on all of the forest inhabitants.