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Auditions will be held at the Woodland Opera House Stage on Sunday, December 11 at 6 pm and Monday, December 12 at 7 pm.Auditions will be cold readings from the script.  All roles are available.

 

Anne Frank - Teenage female (young looking adults considered)

Otto Frank - Anne's father

Edith Frank - Anne's mother

Margot Frank - Anne's sister

Peter Van Daan - teenage male (young looking adults considered)

Petronella Van Daan - Adult female

Putti Van Daan - Adult male

Jan Dussel - Adult male

Mr. Kraler - Adult male

Miep Gies - Adult female

Nazi Officers (3) - Adult male


Rehearsal dates:  Light schedule starting January2nd through 13th.  (Conflicts with Beauty and the Beast rehearsals will be accommodated if possible.) Full schedule Jan 16th to opening. Technical rehearsal will be held on Sunday, February 19 from  1-6. The show runs February 24 - March 19 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2. There will be a School Outreach performance on Thursday, March 2 at 9:30 am.     Directed by Dean Shellenberger 




Director and choreographer - Eva Sarry

Vocal Director - Lori Jarvey

Stage Manager - Jenn Marchese


AUDITIONS: Friday, January 6th at 5:30pm & Saturday, January 7th at 4pmOpen 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)

 

PERFORMANCES: March 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

 

ROLE DESCRIPTIONS: 

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. 

GRANDMOTHER 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. 

THE MATCHMAKER Comic 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 intimidating.


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.