AUDITIONS: The 12 Days Of Christmas Adapted for the stage by Renee Calarco

We welcome Director Sharon Falduto back for another fun-filled Young Footliters Christmas production!

 

SUMMARY

Christmas is just around the corner, and Shirley the Partridge is a bit nervous because it’s her very first time carrying out the ancient family tradition—gathering the French Hens and the Calling Birds and … oh … everyone—for the official singing of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” With strict instructions from her mom, Grammy and Great Grammy to guard the Five Golden Rings, Shirley sets off on a quest to find the song participants. But there are some bumps in the road. The sweet and sappy Turtledoves get injured while doing their adorable mating dance. The manic and overworked Calling Birds decide to postpone Christmas until spring when shipping and fuel costs are lower. The Six Geese a-Laying have flown south to Florida for the winter, taking most of the Seven Swans a-Swimming with them. And just when things can’t possibly get any worse for Shirley, the evil Christmas Hoarder steals the Five Golden Rings, adding them to his growing holiday collection of Christmas ornaments, Hanukkah menorahs, Kwanzaa fruits, Diwali candles … and entire Thanksgiving dinners. But things begin looking up when Alyssa—a super-cool steampunk swan—befriends the grumpy Shirley and joins her on her quest. Will they be able to save Christmas? Or will they decide to break with tradition and “mix things up a little?” With fresh dialogue and vivid characters, The 12 Days of Christmas is a playful, modern interpretation of the classic Christmas song.

LIST OF CHARACTERS

SHIRLEY a partridge.

DOT a turtledove

RICKY a turtledove

MOM PARTRIDGE

GRAMMY AND GREAT-GRAMMY PARTRIDGE

CLOTHILDE a French hen

SOLANGE a French hen

HENRI a French rooster who has been pressed into service as a hen

FARMER

CALLING BIRDS four of them

CHRISTMAS HOARDER

ALYSSA a steampunk swam

HOST a comedy club emcee

TYLER a drummer

FRANCES a milkmaid

SAMANTHA a lady

NICK a lord

PRODUCTION  INFORMATION

Rehearsals begin Monday, October 15 and will typically be held Monday-Thursday evenings at The Coralville United Methodist Church, 806 13th Ave., Coralville. There will not be rehearsal on Halloween or the week of Thanksgiving.

Tech Week (December 2 – December 6 ) Rehearsals will be held at the Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch. Participation in Tech Week and all performances is mandatory to participate in the show.

Performances are December 7 & 8 at 7PM and December 8 at 2PM. at The Hoover Library in West Branch.

Tech week and all performances are mandatory! Previous commitments that will conflict with tech week and performances must be rearranged. Do not commit to any Young Footliters Production unless you can make it a priority and honor the guidelines and rules.  Be sure your family can support you in your schedule.

AUDITION  INFORMATION

 CASTING ACTORS IN KINDERGARTEN TO 8TH GRADE ONLY!

Auditions are Saturday, September 29 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM and Sunday, September 30 from 1:00 PM – 4:00PM @ The Coralville Public Library.   For auditions you may prepare a short monologue or poem. You will also be asked to do a cold reading. A cold reading means you will simply read from the script that the director will provide for you.  Please fill out this AUDITION FORM .  Also you will need to set up an auditon time by clicking on this link Sign UP Here!

PARTICIPATION FEE

The participation fee for Young Footliters is $45 per play and $75 per musical. The fee for The 12 Days of Christmas is $45 per child.  Your participation fee is a crucial part of making this theatre possible. But 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 Coralville Center for the Performing Arts for families with financial need.  Please don’t hesitate to e-mail Liz Tracey if you would like a scholarship form.  etracey@coralville.org.

 

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Sleepy Hollow Cast List

We are happy to announce the cast list for Sleepy Hollow a Musical Tale  to be performed at The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, October 19 – 21.  Robin Stoker and Karen Mills our Co-Directors were very impressed with the level of talent and look forward to working with these amazing young people for the next two months!  First rehearsal is Monday, August 20th at 6:00 PM at The New Life Church, 1703 2nd St, Coralville.

AMY………………………………Grace Barlett
CHARLIE………………………Maya Hanna
IRVING……………………..….Peter Palmer
TRUDY…………………………Manuella Lira
ICHABOD CRANE…………Ben Larson
KATIE………………………….Jay Murphy
BROM BONES………………Charlie Bates                                               ABBEY………………………….Briar Martin
BEN………………………………Jack Furlong
WASHINGTON……………….Zane Lee
EMILY/SOFIA…………………Maple Miller
COP……………………………….Jacob Allen

DUTCH WIVES

Audrey Bell, Sierra Frisvold, Elsie Gavin, Savannah Stookey,                                                      Madeline Struthers, Lilly Vogts

RUSTIC LADS

Eli Krob, Oliver Miller, Luke Reimer

CHORUS

Jacob Allen, Josie Bozarth, Charles Buresh, Eve Buresh,  Andi Cetta,  Amelia Douglas, Ruby Frank, Claire Lawler, Max Lynch, Calliope Matta, Savannah Page, Ava Pence,  Taylor Pence, Tessera Rippentrop, Natalie Stewart, Ethan Tisdale, Isabella Tisdale,    Lydia Valiga, Chelsea VeDepo, John Weigel, Nora Yates

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ANOTHER AUDITION OPPORTUNITY!

SLEEPY HOLLOW a musical tale

SUMMARY

On Halloween night, when three modern-day kids decide to trick or treat at the old “Crane House,” they are magically transported right into the middle of the classic tale of Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katie Van Tassel, and – of course – the Headless Horseman! Lots of spooky and hilarious moments in this far-out time travel tale, as the three kids cope with life in 1790, goblins, and how to find their way back home.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

MODERN-DAY CHILDREN:

AMY – 12 or 13ish – nice and super-smart

CHARLIE – 14 or 15ish – bossy, a know-it-all and pushes around the other two kids

IRVING – 8 or 9ish – cute kid

SLEEPY HOLLOW CHARACTERS:

TRUDY – Woman of the town – mother of ABBEY, BEN, WASHINGTON

ICHABOD CRANE/OLD ICHABOD – Schoolmaster – tall, awkward, in love with KATIE – frightened of his own shadow

KATIE (KATRINA VAN TASSEL) – Pretty, enamored with ICHABOD, intrigued with BROM BONES – but skeptical that either one is really right for her (KATIE Can also double as DUTCH WIFE 2)

BROM BONES – 18th Century Hunk, self-indulgent, in love with KATIE and himself

DUTCH WIFE 1 – Sort of a “do-wopp” backup chorus of women caricatures of the Dutch Wives – funny

DUTCH WIFE 2 – Sort of a “do-wopp” backup chorus of women caricatures of the Dutch Wives – funny

DUTCH WIFE 3 – Sort of a “do-wopp” backup chorus of women caricatures of the Dutch Wives – funny

RUSTIC LAD 1/MODERN COP – BROM BONES loyal followers who worship him

RUSTIC LAD 2 – BROM BONES loyal followers who worship him

RUSTIC LAD 3 – BROM BONES loyal followers who worship him

KIDS IN SLEEPY HOLLOW:

ABBEY – 18th Century child

BEN – 18th Century child

WASHINGTON – 18th Century child

SOFIE/EMILY – 18th Century child

ASSORTED TOWNSPEOPLE OR CHILDREN

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

There are three performances: Friday, October 19 @ 7:00 pm, Saturday, October 20 @ 7:00 pm and Sunday, October 21 @ 2:00 pm.

If you audition, you must be able to commit to the rehearsal process.  Rehearsals typically run Monday – Thursday from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm as well as Sunday afternoons. Not all actors will be called to all rehearsals but you can expect run throughs of the show regularly as you get close to tech week.  Rehearsals start Monday, August 20thPlease list all conflicts on your audition form. Any conflicts that come up later or are not listed on the form will have to be negotiated with the director.

Tech week begins with loading in to the theatre on October 14. No absences are permitted during tech week.

AUDITIONS

Auditions are open to 4th graders through 12th graders.

Auditions for Sleepy Hollow are Tuesday, August 7 (5 pm – 8 pm) and Wednesday, August 8 (5 pm – 8 pm) at The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St, Coralville.  (Please enter through the Green Room door, accessed by the underground parking to the rear of the building.)

You can listen to excepts of songs from the musical by clicking this link https://www.theatricalrights.com/show/sleepy-hollow-a-musical-tale/

Please come prepared to sing 32 bars of a song of your choice that shows off your voice.  You will need to bring piano music and an accompanist will be provided.

You may be given a side from the script to read.  No preparation will be necessary for that.

SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT AND FILL OUT FORM

Please fill out this audition form before signing up for a time slot.  Make sure you list ALL of your rehearsal conflicts.  Click here:AUDITION FORM

Please sign up for an audition time slot by clicking on this link: SignUpGenius

CONTACT

Please contact Liz Tracey, etracey@coralville.org, if you have any questions.  Thank you!

TIPS FOR AUDITION PREPARATION

  1. Musicnotes.com – is one good source to find sheet music. But I would not overlook talking to more experienced actors and asking them what they have used. You may well get sheet music from a sympathetic theatre friend.
  2. Make sure you are singing in the same key as the written music you give the pianist.
  3. Practice, practice, practice. It really helps to practice with a live piano but if you can’t do that, have someone make a recording for you.
  4. Have the music taped together accordian style so that the accompanist does not have to flip the page while you are singing.
  5. Find the interesting part of the song. “32 bars” means counting measures of the song.  You do not have to be exact.  Start at a comfortable spot in the song and stop at a natural ending.  You do not need to sing every verse of the song.
  6. Pick a song that fits comfortably in your vocal range. Check out the musical you are auditioning for. ( Youtube is a great asset – use it. ) Pick a song that fits that style of the musical.
  7. Remember, everyone in the audition room wants you to succeed. Warm up at home, come into the room, introduce yourself and then walk over to the accompanist and give her your music.  Talk to her about what pace you would like to take the song and when you and everyone else in the room is ready, begin!
  8. Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in and makes you feel confident. You do not have to come in costume.  Let the directors see who you are.  They can always guide you to a character they want you to play.
  9. Do not be afraid to mess up! I can not stress how much the directors want you to be successful.  If you need to start over, do not fret about it!  It happens much more often then you might guess (even with experienced actors).
  10. If you have any questions about auditioning feel free to contact Liz Tracey at etracey@coralville.org.

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KAZOO CAST LIST

We are very appreciative of the interest we have received so far for Kazoo.  Young Footliter’s is committed to giving opportunities to as many young people as possible but unfortunately even with new scripts we have the difficult task of limiting our cast size.  Thank you for auditioning.  Matt Falduto was very impressed with the level of talent and wants everyone to understand that it is not only talent that gets you a part.  It is also about the idea the director has in his head for the character and who will fit that type.  So if you have not been cast for this show, we encourage you to continue to try out for Young Footliters.

For those of you who have been cast – Congratulations!  Liz Tracey will be contacting you shortly with more detailed rehearsal information.  Please note that our first rehearsal will be July 23 at 6:00 pm at The Coralville United Methodist Church, 806 13th Ave.  As stated on the web site and at auditions,  if you accept your role then you must be ready to commit to tech week for the show.  That is September 2 – 6 and does include Labor Day.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Liz Tracey at etracey@coralville.org.

 

KAZOO CAST LIST:

STORYTELLER 1/WREN – Caitlyn Elmer

STORYTELLER 2/LILY – Tessa Gibson

STORYTELLER 3/KAYLEE – Annabelle Papke

STORYTELLER 4/MOM – Summer Walsh Saylor

STORYTELLER 5/LAWN CARE PROFESSIONAL – Jared Moninger

STORYTELLER 6/WITCH – Maya Wald

STORYTELLER 7/PYTHON LEADER – Ryan Elmer

STORYTELLER 8/DOLPHIN LEADER – Maddie O’Donnell

The Rabbits:

PATCHES – Niles Granfield

CINNAMON – Claire Lawler

OREO – Mimi Marquardt

COCO – Leah Langfitt

MIDNIGHT – Veda Fitzpatrick

The Dolphins:

DOLPHIN 1 – Abril Bejarano

DOLPHIN 2 – Maeve Christians

DOLPHIN 3 – Jocie Bozarth

DOLPHIN 4 – Deeksha Raghavan

The Snakes:

SMALL PYTHON 1 – Jinann Abudagga

SMALL PYTHON 2 – Piper Falduto

SMALL PYTHON 3 – Olaf Christophersen

SMALL PYTHON 4 – Henry Davidson

 

ETHAN – Zachary Wieskamp

AUNT – Samantha Falduto

ANGRY TEACHER – Alina Davis

PRINCIPAL – Ronan Smith

SECOND GRADE TEACHER – Teya Kerns

STUDENT 1 – Ruby Frank

STUDENT 2 – Tommy Kerns

STUDENT 3 – Sonja Bloeser

STUDENT 4 – Iris Wedemeyer

TREE 1 – Lily O’Donnell

TREE 2 – Vera Tanas

GIRL (YOUNG WREN) – Paisley Brown

SECOND GRADERS – Jinann Abudagga, Piper Falduto, Olaf Christophersen, Henry Davidson, Mimi Marquardt, Leah Langfitt, Maeve Christians, Jocie Bozarth, Paisley Brown, Deeksha Raghavan, Abril Bejarano, Lily O’Donnell

ANGELS – Ruby Frank, Iris Wedemeyer

DOCTOR – Ronan Smith

STUDENTS – Teya Kerns, Claire Lawler, Niles Granfield, Vera Tanas, Veda Fitzpatrick

TREES – Zachary Wieskamp, Samantha Falduto, Alina Davis, Ronan Smith, Tommy Kerns

WREN’S ANGER – Mimi Marquardt, Leah Langfitt, Lily O’Donnell, Piper Falduto

FLOWERS – Veda Fitzpatrick, Claire Lawler, Samantha Falduto, Alina Davis, Abril Bejarano, Maeve Christians, Jocie Bozarth, Deeksha Raghavan, Iris Wedemeyer, Ruby Frank, Teya Kerns, Sonja Bloeser, Vera Tanas

PYTHON LEADER PUPPETEERS – Zach Wieskamp, Tommy Kerns

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AUDITIONS FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF KAZOO.

SUMMARY

Kazoo,  is the story of Wren, a 13 year old girl. She’s an average girl, living a pretty normal life. She has a mom and loves to play her kazoo. She hangs out with her two best friends, Kaylee and Lily, in a treehouse that is their sanctuary. But then everything goes wrong – her mom dies, she has to move in with her aunt, her friends don’t understand what she’s going through and she loses her beloved kazoo. But with the help of a mysterious and funny stranger, Wren embarks on a journey to find her kazoo.

Kazoo is written in a storyteller style – there are eight actors who tell the story to the audience. All eight also become a character in the story.

Magic is woven throughout the story, from ghosts to talking rabbits to dangerous pythons. It’s a really fast-paced, fun and funny story with a lot of heart.

You can learn more about Kazoo and the playwright’s vision of the show in this video.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Matt Falduto was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs but fell in love with Iowa City upon his arrival in 1992. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in English, he decided to fulfill his dream of starting a theatre company. Dreamwell Theatre has produced over 70 shows since its inception in 1997. Many years later, Matt found himself at Iowa State University, where he earned a Master’s in Education. He’s been writing plays since college. A number of them have been performed in the Iowa City area, including  Ozma of Oz, an adaptation of two of the Oz books, and Guinevere and Arthur, a new take on the Arthurian legend, both produced by The Young Footliters.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Note: While Wren, Kaylee and Lily are 13 years old in the script, they could be played by anyone from 12 to 17. Don’t limit yourself!

STORYTELLER 1/WREN – Wren is the main character, a teenage girl full of silliness and fun. Gender: Female

STORYTELLER 2/LILY – Lily, one of Wren’s best friends, is a quiet girl who is completely loyal to her friends. Gender: Female

STORYTELLER 3/KAYLEE – Kaylee, Wren’s other best friend, is passionate and quick to fight for what’s right. Gender: Female

STORYTELLER 4/MOM – A single mom and a nurse, she loves Wren completely and without question. Gender: Female

STORYTELLER 5/LAWN CARE PROFESSIONAL – The mysterious wacky and weird stranger. Gender: Male

STORYTELLER 6/WITCH – She’s a witch with an attitude. Gender: Female

STORYTELLER 7/PYTHON LEADER – Dangerous and sly, this snake’s smooth words can spell disaster for any who get in its way. Gender: Unspecified

STORYTELLER 8/DOLPHIN LEADER – A magic speaking dolphin, this character knows all the answers. Gender: Unspecified

There are also around 55 supporting characters who will be played by around 20 actors. Every actor will have some lines. We’re looking for about 30 actors total.

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

There are three performances: 9/7 at 7:00 pm, 9/8 at 7:00 pm, 9/9 at 2:00 pm

If you audition, you must be able to commit to the rehearsal process.  Rehearsals run Monday – Thursday from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm as well as Sunday afternoons. Not all actors will be called to all rehearsals.  Rehearsals start July 23. Please list all conflicts on your audition form. Any conflicts that come up later or are not listed on the form will have to be negotiated with the director.

Tech week begins with loading in to the theatre on September 2. No absences are permitted during tech week. Note that there will be a rehearsal on Labor Day, September 3rd and that rehearsal is mandatory as well.

AUDITIONS

Auditions are open to actors going into 5th through 12th grade. Auditions are July 13 from 2 pm- 5 pm and July 14 from 9 am-12 pm at the Coralville Library.

You can read the script here: CLICK HERE.

Actors may perform a short monologue if they’d like, but this is not required. All actors will read scenes from the script.

If you’re interested Wren, Lily, Kaylee or Mom, you might wish to choose a dramatic monologue rather than a comedic one, as all of those characters have dramatic moments in the script.

For more tips on auditioning for Kazoo, please view this video.

SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT AND FILL OUT FORM

Please fill out this audition form before signing up for a time slot.  Make sure you list all of your rehearsal conflicts.  Click here: AUDITION FORM

Please sign up for an auditon time slot by clicking on this link: SignUpGenius

CONTACT

Please contact Liz Tracey, etracey@coralville.org, if you have any questions.  Thank you!

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ALADDIN, JR. HAS BEEN CAST!

Thank you for the enormous turnout at auditions for our Young Footliter’s Summer musical Aladdin, Jr.  We had our largest amount of auditioners ever and are very excited to see many new faces in our upcoming production.  For those of you who did not get cast, please do not get discouraged.  We have some wonderful camps planned for this summer and more shows to audition for in this upcoming season.  Please, keep coming back!

Genie – Willa Martin

Aladdin – Dominic Helmuth

Jasmine – Jay Murphy

Jafar – Joey Lepire

Iago – Maya Wald

The Sultan – Whit Jury

Babkak –  Charlie Bates

Omar – John Wiegel

Kassim – Henry Yoder

Isir–Una Weber

Manal–Gabby Finlayson

Rajah – Kyra Helmuth

Razoul / Cave of Wonders – McKenna Proud

Guard 1 – Jared Moninger

Guard 2 – Jacob Allen

Prince Abdullah – Beau Leavenworth

ENSEMBLE

Dade Altman

Grace Bartlett

Aidan Belizzi

Addison Bollier

Olivia Caskey

Georgia Clark

Amelia Douglas

Ruby Frank

Jack Furlong

Blake Gordley

Emily Granfield

Niles Granfield

Vince Green

Greta Gromacki

James Haack

Rachel Haack

Tom Ham

Clara Hibbard

Mason Irving

Claire Lawler

Noah Linley

Lila MacInnis-Baumert

Briar Martin

Viola McConville

Oliver Miller

Maple Miller

Erin Moses

Annabelle Papke

Santiago Perez

Anna Randal

Ana Rippentrop

Tessera Rippentrop

Luke Reimer

Claire Reimer

Rana Saba

Viviana Sanchez

Shea Sanders

Alaina Schmidt

Gianna Smith

Savannah Stookey

Ella Vakiner

Lovella Varner

Clara Visser

Summer Walsh-Saylor

Iris Wedemeyer

Nathan Weimar

Zach Wieskamp

Nora Yates

Helen Zhang

Please email Liz Tracey, etracey@coralville.org,  if you cannot accept your part.  Otherwise Liz will be contacting the cast shortly with rehearsal information.

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AUDITION WORKSHOP

APRIL 21, 2019 (9:00AM – 12:00PM)
 CORALVILLE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Planning on auditioning for Aladdin, Jr.?  This workshop is a wonderful opportunity to guide you through the process.  Designed for our inexperienced auditioners, or those who would like to boost their confidence.  Join Mary Denmead, a theatre professional, as she instructs you on

  • what to expect at an audition
  • what to wear and how to present yourself
  • performance tips
  • picking a monologue and working through some samples in class
  • time spent with an accompanist practicing the music that will be used at the Aladdin audition

Please register for one appropriate age slot.  The class is free but there is a participation limit so sign-up early!

  • 9:00AM – 9:50AM (K – 3rd grade)
  • 10:00AM – 10:50AM (4th – 6th grade)
  • 11:00AM – 11:50AM (7th – high school)

Contact Liz Tracey, Young Footliters Programming Supervisor, if you have any questions etracey@coralville.org.

 

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AUDITIONS FOR ALADDIN, JR. DIRECTED BY EVAN HILSABECK

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.

CHARACTER  BREAKDOWN

Aladdin

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.

Gender: Male
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.

Gender: Any
Genie

Genie is the fast-talking, fun-loving, scene- stealing wisecracker who lives in the lamp and yearns to be free.

Gender: Any
Iago

Iago is the fawning and funny sidekick to Jafar.

Gender: Any
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.

Gender: Female
Jafar

Jafar is the power-hungry and crooked Grand Vizier; loyal advisor to the Sultan and scheming villain.

Gender: Male
Jasmine

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.

Gender: Female
Sultan

Sultan, the warm-hearted ruler who dotes on his daugther, is committed to upholding the ancient laws of Agrabah.

Gender: Male
Agrabahns

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.

Gender: Any
Prince Abdullah

Prince Abdullah is one of Princess Jasmine’s haughty and arrogant suitors.

Gender: Male
Attendants

The Attendants (2) accompany Prince Abdullah on his journey to Agrabah.

Gender: Both
Spooky Voice

The mysterious Spooky Voice, conjured by Jafar, reveals the location of the lamp.

Gender: Any
Cave of Wonders

The Cave of Wonders is the ominous voice that instructs Aladdin to fetch only the lamp from the treasures within.

Gender: Any

PRODUCTION  INFORMATION

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.

  1. Friday, June 29 @ 2pm
  2. Friday, June 29 @ 7pm
  3. Saturday, June 30 @ 2pm
  4. Saturday, June 30 @ 7pm
  5. 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.

MUSIC 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.

https://www.mtishows.com/news/new-version-of-disneys-aladdin-jr-now-available-1

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:
Piano accompaniment

 

 

 

READING AUDITION:

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.

  1. 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!
  2. 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 ehilsabeck@coralville.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 ~ etracey@coralville.org

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Congratulations to the Cast of “Winnie-the-Pooh”!

Thanks to all that came out for auditions!  Here is the cast list:

Winnie the Pooh – Santiago Perez
Christopher Robin – Nicholas Davis
Rabbit – Ella Vakiner
Piglet – Josephine Bozarth
Owl – August Clark
Eeyore – Claire Lawler
Kanga – Noe Richman
Roo – Maple Miller
Narrators:
Mia Arnold, Rachel Haack, Leah Langfitt
Hundred Acre Wood Gang:
Grace Bartlett, Sophie Bergman, Oliver Miller, Rowan Russell, Evan Schemmel, Madisyn Zachar
Forest Animals:
Vishak Bala-Subramanian, Anna Bayon, Parker Beck, Cora Beland, Maya Cheng, Rachel Lamb, Lila Macinnis-Baumert, Taylor Pence, Sarah Ratner, Claire Reimer, Luke Reimer, Brynn Sheeley, Skyler Summers, Harper Uhl, Chelsea VeDepo

Performances are Friday, March 23 @ 7:00pm;   Saturday, March 24 @ 2:00pm & 7:00pm

 

 

 

 

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Auditions for “Winnie-the-Pooh”

Winnie-the-Pooh, directed by Tara Acton

Based on the story by A.A. Milne.  Adapted for the stage by Kristin Sergel

Join all of our childhood friends – Christopher Robin, Kanga, Roo, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Owl, and of course – the Bear of Very Little Brain himself, Pooh – and follow their adventures.

Cast of Characters:

Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Narrator, residents of the forest.

Performances are at The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts 

REHEARSALS BEGIN FEBRUARY 5 and will typically run Monday through Thursday from 6pm to 8pm at The Coralville United Methodist Church.

TECH WEEK ( MARCH 18 – MARCH 22) rehearsals will be held at The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.  Participation in Tech Week and all performances are mandatory to participate in the show.  Detailed rehearsal schedules will be given upon casting.

PERFORMANCES

Friday, March 23 @ 7:00pm;   Saturday, March 24 @ 2:00pm & 7:00pm

AUDITIONS ARE OPEN TO KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 5TH GRADE.  Auditions will be held in the lower level of the Coralville Library during the following scheduled times:

Friday, January 19 from 4pm to 6pm  and  Saturday, January 20 from 9am to 4pm

SIGN UP FOR AUDITIONS BY CLICKING HERE.

What you will need to bring to the audition:

  1. A completely filled out audition form click here..
  2. A memorized 1 to 2 minute monologue if you are interested in a larger speaking role.
  3. You may be asked to read from the script or do some improvisation.  You do not have to prepare for that .
  4. Walk ups are always welcome but priority will be given to those who sign up for a time slot.

If cast, Young Footliters Youth Theatre does have a $45 participation fee for this production.  For information about fees, please click on the participation fees link at the top of the page.

PLEASE CONTACT LIZ TRACEY, PROGRAMMING SUPERVISOR OF THE CCPA,  etracey@coralville.org, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

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