Casting Call!

Bay Area Brony Spectacular

A My Little Pony Fan-run Convention
April 7 - April 9, 2023
Hyatt Regency SFO

GENERAL INFORMATION

Hello to all of you who click on this page. Welcome to the official BABScon stage play audition document. Before you scroll down to get role info there’s a couple of things we in the theme department wish to make you aware of first.

To any and all who wish to audition, do keep in mind that the majority of the roles we need aren’t strictly voice jobs you can do from home. We need people to actually be able to attend the convention in April to perform these roles live on stage and interact with guests and con-goers throughout the weekend. For more info on that please click here.

For the audition, please refer to the lines below for whichever character you like. If at all possible, do more than one take per line. (But don’t overdo it!) When you send the audition in, please subject the email, “BABSCon Audition” and then the character name you are auditioning for in parenthesis. In the message, attach your audio (Mp3 format preferred), a headshot of yourself, and tell us your name so we know who you are. Auditions can be sent to the following address.

castingcall@babscon.com

You will be emailed some time later regarding whether or not you have been chosen for the role. If you are selected, we will require body measurements for the costume you will wear during the weekend.

That being said, go on and good luck.

Characters needed:

Mayor (Bonita)
Andreas
Golden Gates
Silver Span
Copper Chip
The Specter

Mayor (ideally Bonita) - Elected after the city burned down, they rebuilt and managed the city in the sibling’s absence. Bonita is trying to be the best leader she can be while realizing she may be a bit in over her head without the siblings there to guide her along. Note: while the character herself is disabled, the actress being disabled too is not a strict requirement.
Gender: Female

Needed for: Stage Appearance

Audition Lines:

  • OK. Let’s not panic. You are in control. You are strong, you are firm, you are in control. You have got a clear understanding that... you have no idea what you’re doing and you’re gonna run this city right back into the ground! What is happening?! I’m OK! I’m totally OK!
  • I... I can’t do this... .I’m just not good enough without them Golden Gates, Silver Span, Copper Chip, where in Celestia’s mane are you?
  • I want to back down but... I just can’t right now. The ponies of San Franciscolt elected me mayor because they believed in me. I can’t let them down!

Andreas - The gentle giant of the group of heroes. Always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needs it. And also isn’t afraid to mouth off to anyone he doesn’t like or harms his friends.
Gender: Male

Needed for: Stage Appearance and pre-con Voice Acting

Audition Lines:

  • I’ve been looking, but I haven’t found anything yet...
  • Oh this? It’s just my hammer. It was forged in the heart of a dying star and is made from the heaviest metal known to man. Well... I mean... that’s what I would say if it wasn’t just made of steel.
  • Welcome back little bro, glad to have you back on the team!

Golden Gates - The leader and main mascot of the convention. Golden Gates is a kind and patient type of leader who is always willing to hear a pony out on their ideas. During this production she will be trapped in space along with her two siblings.
Gender: Female

Needed for: Voice Acting, Potential Singing, and a stage appearance at closing.

Audition lines:

  • I know we’re far from home. Like SUPER far. But we have to keep faith that we’ll get there eventually.
  • What do you mean it’s sucking us in?! Copper turn this ship around throttle us out of here!

Silver Span - The sibling punlord. Always tries to light up the mood with humor.
Gender: Nonbinary. (Any gender will work!)

Needed for: Voice Acting, and a stage appearance at closing

Audition lines:

  • Why is peter pan always flying? Because he Neverlands *Giggle*
  • Hey Goldie, need any help with the party plans? It’s just been sooo boring, being stuck inside all the time.

Copper Chip - The techie genius of the three siblings. Always looks at things from an analytical angle.
Gender: Female

Needed for: Voice Acting, and a stage appearance at closing

Audition lines:

  • All I need in order to get this perpetual motion machine running is a piece of rope!
  • This is an “and” gate, not to be confused with an “xor” gate or an “xnor” gate. It’s pretty easy to tell the difference when you put them all together.
  • *Sigh* did you try unplugging it, and plugging it back in again before you smashed it? I thought not...


*Not official BABSCon artwork

The Spector - A mysterious figure that rules over a dimension full of dreams and nightmares. It is a gender neutral character, and might be portrayed by two actors to accentuate this.

Needed for: Voice Acting, potential singing.

Audition lines:

  • Something is... wrong with this place. I need to find them before it’s too late.
  • I’d like to play a little game... are you up to the challenge?
  • It’s been so long since I had a chance to make some friends! Wanna hang out and watch some movies, maybe even go to a spa and do... spa things?

Hurry now and secure your membership for BABSCon 2023!