Disney’s My Son Pinocchio, Jr.
Audition dates: Tuesday, September 23 and Wednesday, September 24 at 7:15 pm
Location: Woodland Opera House at 340 4th Street
Seeking actors aged 8 through 18 to audition. New life is given to the classic tale of toymaker Geppetto and his little wooden puppet. This musical retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features the beloved classic songs “When You Wish upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” along with new songs by Oscar- and Grammy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz, tackling timely issues about what it means to be “the perfect child” – and what it means to be “a real father.”
- Please come with 16 to 32 bars from a prepared song and the sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.
- Please wear comfortable clothes and proper footwear for the movement/dance portion of the audition.
The show will begin rehearsals early to mid-October with short breaks through Thanksgiving and Christmas. The show runs January 9th through 25th (Fridays at 7:30pm and Saturday/Sunday at 2pm) along with a mandatory school outreach performance day on Thursday, January 15th at 9:30am and 12:30pm. Director/Choreographer: Eva Sarry and Vocal Director: James Glica-Hernandez
Rosa, Viola, & Arancia - sweet and helpful fairies in training. Vocal range G3 - E5 required
Sue - a not so sweet and only marginally helpful fairy in training. Same vocal range as other fairies
The Blue Fairy - a senior fairy with a perfect wish granting track record. Good comedic instincts are needed. Vocal range G3 - E5.
Geppetto - a lonely toy maker who wishes to become a father. Vocal range is Bb3 - F5.
Pinocchio - a wooden puppet with lively personality who becomes Geppetto’s son. Vocal range is G3 - E5.
Stromboli - Stromboli is a bumbling, loud, incompetent puppeteer who is likely missing several marbles. Versatile, over-the-top acting is required. Stromboli’s songs are challenging. Vocal range is Bb3 - F5.
Professor Buonragazzo - the nutty inventor of a perfect child-making machine. Vocal range is Bb3 - C#4.
Junior - Junior is Professor Buonragazzo’s mirror image assistant. The actor will need to mimic the performer playing the Professor. A short solo is required. Vocal range is Bb3 - C#4.
Ringleader - the ruler of Pleasure Island. Vocal range is A3 - E5.
Village children, animals (Gepetto’s voices of reason in disguise), roustabouts (who are comfortable turning into donkeys), marionettes, and teen actors to play parents are also needed for multiple roles.