Everything you Need to Know about the Audition Process
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GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION
DISNEY'S MULAN JR
Casting Ages 10-18
Evenings: July 23rd - July 25th at 7pm
Matinees: July 25th & 26th at 2pm
Audition Sign-Up Online: May 1st - June 17th
Location: ArtsView Children’s Theatre, 313 W. Tyler St., Longview, TX 75601
Auditions: Thursday, June 18th & Friday, June 19th, 5:30pm-8:30pm with Callbacks on Saturday, June 20th from 10am-12pm
Cast List: Posted by 12:00pm, Saturday, June 20th (on website, facebook, & ACT door)
If cast there is a $75 supply fee which includes script, t-shirt, costumes, and production supplies.
*Participation in audition does not guarantee a role in the production.*
~ See audition details below ~
This heartwarming celebration of culture and spirit has it all...excitement, love, family, honor, and action! DISNEY'S MULAN JR. showcases crowd-pleasing favorites from the popular 1998 Disney film ("Reflection", "Honor to Us All"), along with new musical numbers sure to delight your audience. The show includes Music and Lyrics by Matthew Wilder, David Zippel, Stephen Schwartz, Jeanine Tesori, Alexa Junge, and Bryan Louiselle; Book Adaptation by Patricia Cotter.
Based on the story of FA MULAN, and subsequent 1998 Disney film, this musical takes our audience on a journey to ancient China where we meet young Mulan - a 'black sheep' of sorts - as she prepares for the city's matchmaker. After ruining the ceremony and dishonoring her family, Mulan is determined to win her family's respect back. Mulan poses as a man and joins the Emperor's army. An action packed adventure ensues, as we follow Mulan in her quest to fight against the Huns and save China from the evil Shan-Yu.
The adaptation is adored by many who use the MTI Broadway Junior Collection! The cast size is very flexible and there are many ensemble roles; perfect for your larger programs. This title can also be used as an educational tool for your actors as they learn about the culture, the people, the history, and the story of China.
The Director will be looking for actors who can read the assigned roles with personality and depth. Come willing to try new things!
Ancestors: (Must be strong singers who can carry the show)
Laozi (honor): leader of the group
Lin (loyalty): hardest on Mulan who doesn't appreciate challenges to the old world system
Zhang (strength): strong silent type
Hong (destiny): Laozi's right-hand man
Yun (love): Mulan's greatest advocate; mother figure type
Fa Li: Mulan’s Mother
Grandma: Mulan’s grandmother – conveys wisdom and humor
Fa Zhou: Mulan’s Father - exhibits calm strength
Chi-Fu: the “bad guy”
Shang: commands strength but openness to learn from Mulan;
Mushu: Mulan's guide, a dragon
Cricket: Mushu’s sidekick
Shang's Trio: think Three Stooges
Yao: tough guy
Ling: scam artist
Qian-Po: sweetheart who would rather have a big meal than fight
Xiao: villager, willing to fight in the war
Older Yi: villager, willing to fight in the war
Younger Yi: villager, willing to fight in the war
Chen: Chinese soldier
Liu: Chinese soldier
Cheongsam Salesperson: sells Cheongsams
Magyar: featured Hun
Subar-Tu: featured Hun
Sign Up Online: May 1st - June 18th, 2020
Members of the audition panel are looking for actors with individuality, energy, the ability to take direction, and the ability to cooperate in a group. During auditions, actors are encouraged to perform actions and dialogue that will best represent the characters in the play. This will help the panel determine which role may be best for you!
A successful audition means accomplishing the following goals:
1. Do the best you can that day. Be confident and focus on having a good audition, instead of simply getting cast.
2. Learn something. Never leave an audition/call back without learning a new acting trick, new audition material, or making a new friend.
3. Have Fun! Yes, “Acting is Reacting,” BUT….it’s also PRETENDING! It’s time to PLAY!
We are excited about this production of Disney's Mulan JR and invite all who love theatre to audition!
Print the Audition Information Sheets found here. Fill them out and bring them with you to auditions. Please include a resume of prior theatrical experience as well as a recent photo/headshot of yourself. These will not be returned to you.
Please wear comfortable, modest clothing and athletic sneakers, dance/jazz shoes.
You will cold read from the script.
Be prepared to take direction and be willing to show character traits.
**Clear background checks are a prerequisite for all ArtsView volunteers, staff, cast, and production team members, ages 18 & up, as part of ArtsView’s child safety policy.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT AUDITIONS
What to Expect at Auditions
Arrive 10-15 minutes before your auditions begin, and plan to stay the entire time.
Sign in and have your picture taken (if needed).
Go over Audition Information Sheets to make sure you have marked all conflicts (see calendar here). Attach photo & turn in paperwork.
Auditions are closed. This means that only actors are allowed in the audition room.
Auditions will include reading from the script and character movement. Be willing to “try” any direction the audition panel may give you.
Saturday, June 20th, 2020 from 10am - 12pm
If you are “called back,” it is simply because the director needs to see you again before casting. If requested to attend Callbacks, please return to ArtsView on (not applicable). Participation in Callbacks does not guarantee a role in the production.
Dress requirements are the same as the audition.
Please plan to stay the entire time. Check in at the front desk. You will receive a name tag to be worn on your RIGHT SHOULDER.
Callbacks are closed, therefore, parents/friends/family members will not be permitted in the theater unless there is an emergency.
There will be a short discussion regarding the agenda for call backs.
Actors will participate in vocal and physical warm-ups as a group.
You will read excerpts from the script with other actors and/or by yourself. Be prepared to read for all parts.
The Cast List will be posted on the front door at ArtsView, on Facebook, and on our website by 5:00pm, Saturday, June 20th.
*If cast, there is a $75 supply fee which includes a script, t-shirt, costumes, and all production supplies.
Rehearsals will be held at ArtsView, June 22nd through July 22nd, 2020 from 6pm-9pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Fridays/Saturdays. All dates are listed on the calendar.
~ Parent, Participant, & Production Team Meeting with Rehearsal following – Monday June 22nd, parents, participants, and production team meet from 6:00-6:30 pm. Please print Participant Packet emailed to you, fill out, and bring to this meeting. *Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Following the meeting, cast members will have rehearsal until 9:00pm
Final Dress Rehearsal Performance: Wednesday, July 22nd, 7:00 pm. *Participants may invite 2 guests to attend.
**Rehearsal call times and release times may vary beginning 2 weeks prior to performances.
All performances will be held at ArtsView Children’s Theatre
Evenings: July 23rd - July 25th at 7:00pm
Matinees: July 25th & 26th at 2:00pm
Tickets on sale Monday, June 29th, 2020 for the General Public, and on June 22nd for the Guild. $12 Online; $15 in office, by phone, or at the door