Youth Program at Stage Door Repertory Theatre

AUDITIONS! AUDITIONS!


DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR

Director: Holly Jones
Assistant Director: Ryan Fredericks


Auditions on Monday July 2nd from 10:00AM - 12:00PM and 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Callbacks July 3rd at 6pm (by invitation)

Please bring music accompaniment with you via CD, smart phone, etc.

Please register for your audition by emailing: auditions@stagedoorrep.org

Tuition: $225 (Ages 8-17)

Rehearsals: Rehearsals: July 9th – Aug 9th (Mon-Fri: 9:00AM-12:00PM)

Performances: August 10, 11, 12; 2018

In this Musical Theatre Workshop, we will explore the magic, mayhem, and adventure of the stage adaptation of the classic Disney film while learning what it takes to stage a full theatrical production. In rehearsals, you will learn how to develop character, work as an ensemble, and act the songs instead of just singing notes. At the end, you will have an opportunity to perform to an audience with costumes, set, lighting, and sound.

CASTING THE FOLLOWING ROLES: ALL ROLES OPEN

ALICE: (Female. Vocal Range: Top: E5 Bottom: B3):
Small Alice and Tall Alice are differently sized versions of the same character. She is a spunky girl who enjoys adventures and is on a journey of self-discovery. She should be charming to the audience and be able to command the stage by herself. Alice has the largest part in the show so you should cast your strongest singer and actor. When casting the 3 Alices, keep their height in mind, as that is part of the fun of the show. The more "average" sized your Alice is - the easier it will be find someone smaller and taller.

SMALL ALICE: (Female. Vocal Range: Top: E6 Bottom: B3):
Alice, Small Alice and Tall Alice are differently sized versions of the same character. She is a spunky girl who enjoys adventures and is on a journey of self-discovery. She should be charming to the audience and be able to command the stage by herself. Small Alice must also be a good singer and actor while being comfortable as a big part of two dance numbers. When casting the 3 Alices, keep their height in mind, as that is part of the fun of the show. The more "average" sized your Alice is - the easier it will be find someone smaller and taller.

TALL ALICE: (Female. Vocal Range: Top: E6 Bottom: B3):
Alice, Small Alice and Tall Alice are differently sized versions of the same character. She is a spunky girl who enjoys adventures and is on a journey of self-discovery. She should be charming to the audience and be able to command the stage by herself. While Tall Alice doesn't have any solos, she needs to be a good actor with solid comic timing. When casting the 3 Alices, keep their height in mind, as that is part of the fun of the show. The more "average" sized your Alice is - the easier it will be find someone smaller and taller. Also it is possible to put Tall Alice on painter's stilts or have your actor sit on someone's shoulder to add height.

THE CHESHIRE CAT: (Male or Female. Vocal Range: Top: E5 Bottom: C4):
The Cheshire Cat is played by three separate actors who play the head, the body, and the tail of the cat. The Cheshire Cat serves as the Narrator for the story and the actors who are cast need to be able to speak clearly and be good storytellers. Strong singing skills are not a must, but comic timing is, as these three comprise a very funny character. Also make sure to cast a trio who will work well as a team.

WHITE RABBIT: (Male or Female):
The White Rabbit is an energetic, worrisome character that hardly ever stops moving. Even though the White Rabbit has a solo - the singing should come secondary to finding the person who can continuously exude a lot of energy and rapid-fire change of focus.

TWEEDLE DUM: (Male. Vocal Range: Top: E6 Bottom: C5):
Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee are a pair of goofballs similar to old comedy teams like Abbott & Costello or Laurel & Hardy. They should be good singers and actors who work well as a team. If possible, cast actors who look either exactly alike or completely different for added comic effect.

TWEEDLE DEE: (Male. Vocal Range: Top: E6 Bottom: C5):
Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee are a pair of goofballs similar to old comedy teams like Abbott & Costello or Laurel & Hardy. They should be good singers and actors who work well as a team. If possible, cast actors who look either exactly alike or completely different for added comic effect.

MATHILDA: (Female)
Mathilda is Alice's older sister and a non-singing role. She should be a strong actor who can speak loudly and clearly.

THE FLOWERS: (Female. Vocal Range: Top: C6 Bottom: B3):
The Flowers (Rose, Petunia, Lily, Violet, Daisy) are the snooty, mean girls who think they are the most important people in the whole world. They need to be good performers and singers who can handle harmonies. There are only five named flowers in the show but it is possible to add as many more as you like.

CATERPILLAR: (Male or Female. Vocal Range: Top: C5 Bottom: A3):
Caterpillar, part sensei, part diva, the Caterpillar is comprised of five actors who play the head, body and all those hands, which move in synchronized gestures to help emphasize a point. The Caterpillar is one cool character who needs to be able to sing, dance, and act well. He provides the heart for the story and really convinces Alice to be herself.

THE MAD HATTER: (Male. Vocal Range: Top: B6 Bottom: B5):
The Mad Hatter is the life of the tea party and should be performed by someone who enjoys acting larger than life. The actor needs to be comfortable being silly and has to sing one song, although it is an easy song to "speak-sing" if necessary.

THE QUEEN OF HEARTS: (Female. Vocal Range: Top: C5 Bottom: C4):
The Queen of Hearts is the big mean bully of the story. You need a great actor for this role who has a full resonant voice and is able to follow music well. The Queen of Hearts must have a commanding presence and should be a little scary, but funny at the same time. It would be fun to cast a large boy playing a female in this role to add another dimension to the crazy wonderland world.

THE KING OF HEARTS: (Male.):
The King of Hearts is the often forgotten ruler of Wonderland. You need to have a good actor for this role who can handle some very high-level vocabulary. Casting a small boy in this role will highlight the fact that he is in the shadow of the Queen.

THE DOORKNOB: (Male or Female.):
The Doorknob is a wonderful additional role for a chorus member who is very funny. The character is based somewhat on Jimmy Durante and your actor can have fun playing with that idea.

THE DODO BIRD: (Male. Vocal Range: Top: D6 Bottom: C5):
The Dodo Bird is the Captain of the Queen's Navy and needs to be a good actor and singer. He is in command of the lobsters and other animals and is another of Wonderland's vibrant characters.

ENSEMBLE: (Male or Female. Vocal Range: Top: E5 Bottom: F3):
The Chorus (Kids Playing in the Park, Rock Lobsters, Talking Fish, Royal Cardsmen, Unbirthday Partiers, etc.) should be comprised of good actors and singers who are featured in all of the production numbers. There are many opportunities for featured moments for many of your ensemble members.

For more information and early registration please call 714-630-SDRT (7378) or email auditions@stagedoorrep.org