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AUDITIONS - Alice in Wonderland, JR

Disney's Alice in Wonderland has a large, expandable ensemble and many strong, featured roles for good singers. Roles are plentiful, in this whimsical wonderfully wacky musical, providing many opportunities to showcase students of all different musical skill levels.

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WHAT TO BRING

  • Bring your calendar. Directors must be notified of all rehearsal conflicts at the time of auditions. Absences during TECH WEEK (the week leading up to performances) are not permitted.

  • Bring a headshot and resume if available!

  • Bring a smile!

SHOW OFF your special talents: Gymnastics, tumbling, dancing, jokes.  If you have experience with aerial dance, jazz, tap, let us know and prepare to move!

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Sign-in when you arrive

  • Fill out auditions forms (Download here to complete forms in advance)

  • Take a look at audition sides available

  • Stretch, play, relax, warm-up your voice

  • When you audition you will sing an audition song, read, recite, or repeat some dialogue from the audition side. You will also be invited to act out a monologue, tell a joke, or show off your gymnastics, martial arts, or dancing talents!

  • Recommended: 1-minute monologue - Have fun!


AUDITION SONGS

Please prepare to sing to the instrumental tracks for your audition ~ try something challenging!   Audition songs give us an idea of vocal range, expression, ear, pitch, and tone.  Do your best - we’re rooting for you! SING WITH AS MUCH EXPRESSION AS POSSIBLE!

Finale “Alice in Wonderland”

CLICK HERE - Vocal Guide / CLICK HERE - Instrumental

Alice in Wonderland, how do you get to wonderland.  Over the hill and under-land, or just behind the tree. Where can it be? Past the rainbow. Follow the brightest star. Your heart will lead you straight to who you are. Alice in Wonderland, where is the path to Wonderland? Over the hill or here or there? I wonder where!

(Note: Sing with emphasis on the “jazzy” big-band feel - sing it your way!)

A Cover is Not The Book

(Required for all principal role auditions)

CLICK HERE- Vocal guide / CLICK HERE - Instrumental   

Cover is not the book, So open it up and take a look. 'Cause under the covers one discovers That the king may be a crook. Chapter titles are like signs, And if you read between the lines. You'll find your first impression was mistook — For a cover is nice, But a cover is not the book!

(Stay on time with the instrumental - count:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 | 2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Nellie Rubina was made of wood, But what could not be seen was though - Her trunk up top was barren - Well, her roots were lush and green. So in Spring when Mr Hickory saw her blossoms blooming there, He took root despite her bark, And now there's seedlings everywhere!

(Note: Sing with as much expression and attitude as possible!)


MONologues and SIDES


AERIAL AUDITIONS

You must be enrolled in the partnering Aerial Camp at Elements Studio (ask at registration@ojaiyes.org)


 CAST OF CHARACTERS


Park Kids, Sea Creatures, Royal Cards, Party Guests - our show's primary group of performers in Featured Roles. These Featured Roles call for either solo singing or solo acting, or both. Often Primary Storytellers will become members of the Ensemble during numbers in which they are not featured.

Alice, Small Alice, and Tall Alice are differently sized versions of the show's titular inquisitive and intrepid young girl. The adventurous Alice has the heart of an explorer even when frustrated or confused, and commands the stage.

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. Acting and singing role.

The Cheshire Cat (1, 2 and 3) is the perpetually grinning narrator of the story who often breaks the 4th wall and addresses the audience. A magical feline who doesn't always agree with itself. This role is played by three actors. Cheshire Cat is charismatic, mischievous and mysterious to both Alice and the audience. Strong movement and dance.

The White Rabbit is the fussy royal trumpeter, ever-worried that he is running terribly late. Strong acting role for an actor who can exude his nervous energy through constant fidgety movement. Excellent diction is also a plus!

The Mad Hatter Delightfully eccentric, the Mad Hatter has a flair for the theatrical and very little focus. This role requires a singing solo.  Acting role that portrays the nonsensical fun of this charismatic character.

Caterpillar is Alice's wise and fabulous mentor. As a triple threat, this soon-to-be butterfly should be played by an actor with the vocal chops, the moves, and the magnetism to woo anyone in Wonderland.

The Dodo Bird is the imperious captain of the Queen's Navy, leads the caucus race. An acting and singing role with a commanding presence and suitable singing voice as a soloist.

Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee Superfluously silly, the Tweedles are a comedy duo a la Abbot & Costello and Laurel & Hardy. Acting role for comic timing and chemistry.

The Flowers (Rose, Petunia, Lily, Violet, Daisy)  a pretentious group of pleasing perennials. Featured speaking and singing roles.

The March Hare is the Mad Hatter's chummy sidekick.  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. An acting role that portrays this mean monarch with theatrical grandiosity.

Mathilda is Alice's scholarly sister, has no time for silly games. An acting role that portrays both the no-nonsense attitude and the affection of a protective older sister. This role, which only appears in the first and final scenes, may double as a Wonderland Character ensemble.

The Doorknob - New York (Brooklyn) Dialect - the gatekeeper of Wonderland, knowingly encourages Alice to drink the magic potion. A dramatic acting role that portrays Doorknob's put-upon demeanor.

The King of Hearts, the Queen's partner.  Nervous, twitchy, stutters, has a timid demeanor until taking expert command of Alice's trial. This role may also double as a different Wonderland Character as needed.