Director and choreographer - Eva Sarry
Vocal Director - Lori Jarvey
Stage Manager - Jenn Marchese
AUDITIONS: Friday, January 6th at 5:30pm &
Saturday, January 7th at 4pm. Open to actors 11-18 years old. Be prepared to sing, dance, and
act. Prepare 16-32 bars of a song to sing for your vocal audition. Please
bring sheet music in your key as an accompanist will be provided. A short
movement piece will be taught. Please wear appropriate clothing.
Callbacks if necessary TBD
Auditions will be held at 4th street
Rehearsal Hall (415 4th street)
31st – April 9th (Friday 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday
2pm) School Outreach Performances are Thursday, April
6th (9:30am & 12:30pm)
REHEARSALS:Initially rehearsals will be Sundays (5-7pm)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (7-9pm). Wednesdays will be added as we get closer to
opening. Mandatory Technical rehearsal week will be
Sunday, March 26th from 1pm to 5pm and Monday-Thursday (March
27th – 30th) from 6:30pm to 9pm
ANCESTORS The Ancestors observe the action throughout. LAOZI represents Honor. LIN represents Loyalty.
ZHANG represents Strength. HONG represents Destiny. YUN represents Love. Strong
singers/actors that can carry lots of solo work. Male or Female
CHI-FU Typical "bad guy". Chi-Fu is pompous and
disliked by most of the cast. He also believes that women are inherently
inferior to men. He is whiny and cowardly.
FA LI Mulan's mother
possesses strength but understands her place in her generation and culture. Some
singing and a few lines.
FA ZHOU Mulan's father is confident and has a strong presence.
His calm strength contrasts with Mulan's frenetic energy at the top of the
show. Some solo singing and quite a few lines.
FA Must convey wisdom
and humor. Grandmother sees greatness in Mulan, but still wants her to achieve
it through tradition. Strong actor with some singing ability.
MULAN Needs strength
and courage in her performance and be convincing in her passion and
determination to protect her father and family. Very strong singer/actor who
can carry a show. Dance/movement ability a plus!
SHANG Lead male. Handsome Captain Shang has strength, but
also the openness to learn from Mulan. He is a general's son who has tendencies
to be too "by the book" and to put his duty above his feelings, in
contrast to Mulan. Very strong singer/actor. Dance/movement is involved.
MUSHU Although comedy is very important for this talking
dragon, we must feel sympathy for Mushu's struggle to get back into the Temple.
Must be comfortable talking to and connecting with the audience. Sticks with
Mulan through the entire show and is the comedy relief throughout. Strong
singer/actor who can carry a show. Dance/movement is involved.
YAO, LING, and QIAN-PO
Should be able to work as a team, but be diverse in type to help
distinguish them from the other Chinese Soldiers. They need to be misfits in
the army, like Mulan, and able to really play around while dressing up like
maidens during the show's climax. Strong actors/singers who can move.
EMPEROR Strength, wisdom, and confidence are part of this
character featured in second act of the show. Strong actor/singer.
relief through the "straight man" approach. Overbearing presence who
can maintain composure through a comic scene. Confident actor featured with and
without use of dialogue.
SHAN-YU Enemy and leader of the Huns. Needs to command the
stage and be scary! Must convince the audience that he can lead an invasion and
doesn’t mind violence to accomplish it. Strong actor who is physically
ENSEMBLE:The Ensemble may provide sound effects
throughout the show, but also steps into the action when needed to play
FATHERS, MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS, SONS, DRESSMAKERS, HAIRDRESSERS, GROOMERS,
CHEONGSAM SALESPERSON, etc.