Audition Notice: Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Villagers Theatre
is proud to announce
Auditions for
 

Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Directed by Devin Massih
 
 
Audition Dates
Sunday, August 12th from 6-9pm
Monday, August 13th from 6:30-9pm
Callbacks Tuesday, August 14th from 6:30-9pm
 

Please prepare an upbeat song that is either a pop song, a song from a Broadway musical, or a song from Alice in Wonderland Jr. There will be devices to play music if you would like to bring accompaniment, and access to a YouTube clip will be available.

 
We will let you know by Monday, August 13th if you have received a callback for Tuesday, August 14th. Final casting will be decided by August 18th, and the first rehearsal is Sunday, August 19th.
 
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the director at devinmassih@gmail.com.
 
General Information
Rehearsals will be Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30-9:00pm, and Sundays from 6:00-8:30pm. A more specific schedule will be sent home the first night of rehearsal
Tech week will begin Sunday, October 7th, so rehearsals will be MANDATORY from October 7th through October 11th, unless excused by the director.
 
Performances
Saturdays: October 13th & 20th at 12:00 & 3:00
Sundays: October 14th & 21st at 12:00
 
 
Character Breakdown
 
Alice, Small Alice and Tall Alice are differently sized versions of the show’s titular inquisitive and intrepid young girl. On a journey of self-discovery, the adventurous Alice has the heart of an explorer and instincts of a leader. Even when frustrated or confused, she’s awfully charming. Alice carries the heft of the singing solos.
 
Small Alice participates in a few musical numbers that might require good movement and dance skills.
 
Tall Alice appears for a few cameo-style moments.
 
The Cheshire Cat (1, 2, and 3) are the perpetually grinning narrators of the story, magical felines who doesn’t always agree with themselves. Charismatic actors who can play mischievous and mysterious to both Alice and the audience.
 
White Rabbit is the fussy royal trumpeter, ever-worried that he/she is running terribly late. Exudes his/her nervous energy through constant fidgety movement. Because of his/her wordy solo, excellent diction is also a plus!
 
Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee are twins with an identity crisis and an exhausting enthusiasm for proper manners. Superfluously silly, the Tweedles are a comedy duo a la Abbot & Costello and Laurel & Hardy, so they must have excellent comic timing and chemistry.
 
Mathilda is Alice’s scholarly sister, who has no time for silly games. She has the no-nonsense attitude and affection of a protective older sister. This role, which only appears in the first and final scenes, may double as a Wonderland Character ensemble role.
 
The Flowers (Rose, Petunia, Lily, Violet, Daisy) are a stuck-up group of pleasing perennials. Soloists.
 
Caterpillar is Alice’s wise and fabulous mentor. In fact, if she had a fairy godmother, this cool Caterpillar would be it. Needs the vocal chops, the moves, and the magnetism to woo anyone in Wonderland.
 
The Mad Hatter is the life of the (tea) party and has a penchant for making up rules. Delightfully eccentric, the Mad Hatter has a flair for the theatrical and very little focus.
 
The March Hare is the Mad Hatter’s chummy sidekick and enjoys a good party. Just slightly more rational than the Mad Hatter, the March Hare lets the frenetic Hatter lead the way, while never passing up the chance to play a silly game.
 
The Queen of Hearts is the hot headed and overbearing ruler of Wonderland. A  mean monarch with theatrical grandiosity.
 
The King of Hearts, the Queen’s partner, has a timid demeanor until taking expert command of Alice’s trial. Since he does not appear until later in the show, he may possibly double as a different Wonderland Character as needed.
 
The Doorknob is the gatekeeper of Wonderland, and knowingly encourages Alice to drink the magic potion. Has a tendency towards the dramatic.
 
The Dodo Bird is the imperious captain of the Queen’s Navy, and leads the caucus race. A commanding presence and a suitable singing voice is necessary for this soloist.
 
 
 
LIABILITY/PHOTO RELEASE FORM:
All those auditioning must agree to and sign the Villagers Liability/Photo Release Form found at:

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