S U M M A R Y
Disney’s Aladdin brings the famous movie to life, on stage. Aladdin, a kind but wily, street urchin, falls in love with beautiful Princess Jasmine, who he knows is waaaaay out of his league. It just so happens, however, that the Sultan has declared Princess Jasmine must choose a husband within the next day. After she turns down the offers from various wealthy suitors, Aladdin — with the help of a fast-talking, magical Genie — introduces himself as wealthy suitor Prince Ali Ababua. Meanwhile, evil royal advisor Jafar also has his sights set on the kingdom, and tries to convince the Sultan to force Jasmine to wed him. Will love conquer all? Perhaps – if love has a little help from a Genie.
Aladdin, a poor street urchin, longs to make his mother proud, but sometimes loses his way. He’s the thief with a heart of gold.
Babkak, Omar, and Kassim
Babkak, Omar, and Kassim are Aladdin’s three loyal and playful pals. Babkak is the Agrabahn foodie who loves to snack, kindhearted Omar has a sensitive soul, and stubborn Kassim yearns to be a leader.
Genie is the fast-talking, fun-loving, scene- stealing wisecracker who lives in the lamp and yearns to be free.
Iago is the fawning and funny sidekick to Jafar.
Isir, Manal, and Rajah
Isir, Manal, and Rajah, Jasmine’s devoted attendants, keep the Princess grounded with their honesty and openness. Isir, whose name means “inspiration,” is optimistic; Manal, “achievement,” is assertively encouraging; and Rajah, “hope,” is the most protective.
Jafar is the power-hungry and crooked Grand Vizier; loyal advisor to the Sultan and scheming villain.
Jasmine, the Princess of Agrabah, longs to experience the world outside the palace walls. Curious and assertive, she knows what she wants and craves the freedom to make her own choices.
Sultan, the warm-hearted ruler who dotes on his daugther, is committed to upholding the ancient laws of Agrabah.
Agrabahns are the citizens of Agrabah who help to create the bustling marketplace – merchants, shoppers, beggars, guards, etc. Included in this ensemble are the following featured roles:
• The Beggars (3) are a small group with whom Aladdin briefly interacts.
• The Apple Vendor is a merchant who reviles the beggars and from whom Jasmine unintentionally steals an apple.
• The Fortune Teller unwittingly helps Aladdin escape the guards in “One Jump Ahead.”
• The Shop Owner is a marketplace vendor from whom Aladdin steals bread.
• Razoul, the rough and commanding head of the palace guards, answers to Jafar.
• The Guards (2) follow Razoul’s orders.
Prince Abdullah is one of Princess Jasmine’s haughty and arrogant suitors.
The Attendants (2) accompany Prince Abdullah on his journey to Agrabah.
The mysterious Spooky Voice, conjured by Jafar, reveals the location of the lamp.
Cave of Wonders
The Cave of Wonders is the ominous voice that instructs Aladdin to fetch only the lamp from the treasures within.
Thank you for your interest in the upcoming production of Aladdin, Jr. PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE 5 PERFORMANCES. If you audition, you must be able to commit to this.
- Friday, June 29 @ 2pm
- Friday, June 29 @ 7pm
- Saturday, June 30 @ 2pm
- Saturday, June 30 @ 7pm
- Sunday, July 1 @ 2pm
If you audition, you must be able to commit to the rehearsal process. Rehearsals run Sunday – Thursday from 6pm – 9pm. Not all actors will be called to all rehearsals. Rehearsals start May 20th. (Some of the leads will have 2 extra rehearsals to learn the music – Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15 from 6pm to 8pm). Tech week begins with loading in to the theatre on June 23rd. There will be occasional absences permitted but not during tech week. Please list all conflicts on your audition form.
A U D I T I O N S
Casting is open to all students currently in grades K through 12 at the time of auditions. Please fill out this Young Footliters Audition Form.
TIME: Friday, May 4, 5:30pm – 9:00pm OR Saturday, May 5, 9:00am – 5:00pm
LOCATION: The Coralville Rec Center, 1506 8th Street, Coralville
Please click here to sign up for an audition time-slot.
A U D I T I O N M A T E R I A L
All auditioning students will perform a song and a reading during their audition.
Young students may choose to sing either Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or Happy Birthday if they are not able to prepare an audition piece.
Older students should select one of the audition songs below to perform. Please do not bring in your own song. All students should use one of the songs offered here. You may select any of these audition songs, regardless of your gender or the role for which you would like to be considered. Choose the piece the feels best to you.
Proud of Your Boy: http://bit.ly/2pebJO9
Friend Like Me: http://bit.ly/2FT6PAo
Prince Ali (Reprise): http://bit.ly/2FyvlYa
Beyond these Palace Walls (Only measure 21 to the end, sing the melody): http://bit.ly/2GtnuIR
Feel free to print the music directly, or drop by the Coralville Center for the Performing arts to pick up a copy from the “Aladdin Auditions” stand on the lobby counter. A rehearsal recording is available through Music Theatre International to assist you with practice. Click on this link for quick access to the website.
We have also made available videos with the piano accompaniment to assist you with your preparation as well. Click on this link for access to this:
Older students may choose to perform a memorized monologue of their choice of 1 minute or less. Students should choose a monologue that shows their ability to create an interesting character. You may select any monologue, regardless of your gender or the role for which you would like to be considered. Choose the piece the feels best to you.
Younger students should perform a monologue of their choice of one minute or less. Memorizing will be considered favorably but is not required. You may select any monologue, regardless of your gender or the role for which you would like to be considered. Choose the piece the feels best to you.
There are books of monologues available online and at most public libraries. There are also monologues that you can select available at the “Aladdin Auditions” stand on the lobby counter in the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.
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Remember you must fill out 2 forms in preparation to audition.
- Do not forget to fill out this Young Footliters Audition Form . I will print them and have them available at the auditions for the director. Make sure you list ALL your conflicts!
- Please click here to sign up for an audition time-slot.
If cast, Young footliters does have an $85 participation fee for this production to help cover costs (such as costumes, sets, props, painting, royalty rights, performance and rehearsal facilities). Thank you for your understanding and support. We understand that participation fees may make it difficult for your child to be involved in a show. Please let us help. Scholarships are available through the Revier Family Scholarship Fund for families with financial need. Please contact Evan Hilsabeck directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a scholarship form.
If you have any questions about the audition process, or any concerns about anything else to do with Young Footliters do not hesitate to contact me!
Elizabeth Tracey ~ Programming Supervisor ~ email@example.com