Information About Auditions for The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
Please direct all questions regarding The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe to the Director/Teacher Susan Galli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are three categories of monologues for those auditioning for the show to choose from:
If auditioning for one of the 4 "human" roles in the show (Lucy, Edmund, Peter or Susan), they can pick any of the monologues listed as human character monologues.
If they want to audition for one of the "evil" Narnia characters, they should choose one of the evil character monologues.
If they want to audition for one of the "good" Narnia characters, they should choose one of the good character monologues.
Any person auditioning for the show can do a monologue from one, two or all three of the categories if they want to. They must memorize whichever monologues they choose to do.
Students may be considered for roles in other categories than the ones they do the monologues for.
The monologues are below. Each file is a PDF link.
If your child is not available for auditions on Saturday, April 1, a special audition has been scheduled for Saturday, March 25. March 25 auditions are by appointment only. If you need an appointment, please email email@example.com.
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe GENERAL INFORMATION
I will have the master rehearsal calendar available for all parents to list all rehearsal conflicts at the auditions. I will be making the final rehearsal schedule of who is called to which rehearsals based on the conflicts of the children in the cast and the parts the children get within a week of casting the show.
All children will not be called for all rehearsals; however, All children will be called for every rehearsal during “Tech Week” and all children should plan to attend every Saturday morning class/rehearsal. I may allow excused absences during tech week; however, that will be dependent on the child and their preparedness to preform prior to tech week.
Children will be expected to be “off book” (that means knowing all of their lines without the book in their hand when they are on stage) by May 30th .
ALL SPEAKING PARTS WILL BE DOUBLE CAST. This means that each person cast with a speaking part will play that part for 2 of the 4 shows and be in the ensemble for the other two shows. We will let everyone know which 2 shows they will have speaking parts for and which shows they will be in the ensemble.
The 9:00 class (pre-kindergarten and kindergarten) will not be “auditioning” on April 1st. They will be coming to class on April 1st so I can see who is interested in being in the show and to give me a chance to work with them on the stage. Children that are not able to attend the 9:00 class on April 1st but want to be in the show should contact me directly- firstname.lastname@example.org
The 10:00 and 11:00 classes will be auditioning for the entire class time on April 1st. We will be breaking up into small groups and the students will have the opportunity to practice auditioning in front of different production staff. If they are not auditioning for a part with lines, they will be doing improve work and a dance audition to determine the non-speaking character they will be playing.
If a child is not available to attend either the 10:00 or 11:00 audition, they should sign up for the audition scheduled for March 25th thru Jane Coult, the Tomato Patch Coordinator. The March 25th audition time is 10:00- 11:00 am.
If a child in either the 10:00 or 11:00 class wants to be considered for one of the four children (the” human” parts)- They need to memorize one human monologue, one evil character monologue and one good creature monologue. Not only do I need to see their acting ability, I also need to know that they can memorize lines. Lucy, Peter, Susan, and Edmund have A LOT of lines. If a child can’t memorize three monologues for the audition, they will not be able to memorize all of their lines for the show.
If a child wants to be considered for a good or evil character with lines - They need to memorize a monologue for either a good or evil character.
If a child just wants to be in the show without lines – They still need to audition. I will be giving them improvisational things to do during the acting portion of the audition.
1. Memorizing a monologue means that the person auditioning does not have the written monologue in their hand when they are auditioning.
2. If the person auditioning is doing more than one monologue, the person auditioning will have sufficient time between monologues to look at their papers and prepare for the next character audition.
COSTUMES FOR THE SHOW
9:00 Class--If a child is in the 9:00 class they can choose to be either a woodland or magical creature. The child must choose the creature they want to be by April 8th. We will be supplying the character appropriate ears, tails, vests, wings etc. The child will need the following costume “base”. They must have their “base” pieces by Saturday, June 3rd:
A Fairy--Pastel-colored tights and leotard, unitard or leggings and t-shirt.
A Unicorn--White onesie or white pants/leggings and shirt. Can be furry or fabric.
Wood Sprite--Brown pants/leggings and dark green top.
Skunk--Black onesie, unitard, or leotard and tights, or sweat pants and shirt. Can be furry or fabric.
Raccoon--Grey onesie, unitard, or leotard and tights or sweat pants and shirt. Can be furry or fabric
Squirrel--Brown onesie, unitard, or leotard and tights or sweat pants and shirt. Can be furry or fabric.
Fox--Red onesie, unitard, or leotard and tights or sweat pants and shirt. Can be furry or fabric.
Rabbit--White onesie, unitard, or leotard and tights or sweat pants and shirt. Can be furry or fabric.
10:00 or 11:00 Class--Once cast, a base costume will be required for each cast member except for the 4 humans. The base costume will be (based on what the child wants to wear) a onesie, unitard, pants or leggings and shirt/sweatshirt in the appropriate character color palette. The color palette required will be determined by April 4th and the actor must have their base costume by Saturday June 3rd. We will supply the necessary ears, tails, armor etc.
For the 4 human characters, costumes will be provided; however the actor must supply their own character shoe, dress shoe in either black or brown.
MAKE-UP for all cast members. A make-up artist will apply the finishing touches to make-up for all cast members. Tutorials and supplies for the base make-up will be provided. Actors must come to dress rehearsal and performances with the base make-up already applied before arriving at the theater. Hair for all cast membersHair tutorials will be provided. Actors will need their hair done for dress rehearsals and performances prior to arrival at the theater.