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You are invited to OPEN AUDITIONS

Legally Blonde for Ages 13-Adult
Sat. January 7 at 3 pm

Little Mermaid Jr. for Ages 4-14
Sat. January 14 at 1 pm

Please use the link on the left here to fill out the cast enrollment form. You will not be considered for a role until it is completed. Paper audition forms will be available at the front desk at auditions or you can bring a printed out copy with you to auditions.

 

Audition Info:
Performers that only want to be in the ensemble and do not want to have a solo or lead part need only sign up. We are a "no cuts" group. Every performer gets a part. We are planning on two casts (one younger and the other older) if possible. If we have 50 or less cast members we may only do two performances (one for each cast). 60 or more cast members and we will do four performances (two for each cast). 

 

*IF YOU MISS IN PERSON AUDITIONS, we encourage you to submit a video audition with your singing and dancing abilities and other skill sets. State your name, age, and which roles you would like to be considered for, sing a cappella or with a voice off track for 30-60 seconds, then if you can dance please add one minute of your best moves. If you can tumble, tap, do color guard, or have other skills that we could use in the show be sure to include those. Edit everything together in one video and email kkivy@topbillingent.org with the YouTube link or mp4 file.

Video Submissions for Legally Blonde will be accepted until January 7 by 3:00 pm at the latest and for Little Mermaid until January 14 by 12:00 pm at the latest.

​CAST LIST ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE on Top Billing Entertainment's Instagram Live for Legally Blonde on Sunday, January 8 at 7 pm and for Little Mermaid on Sunday, January 15 time TBA.

 

What to Expect At Auditions:
Singing Auditions for performers that want a lead role or featured solo. Prepare 16 bars (about 30 seconds) of a Broadway or Disney song in the style of the show to sing a cappella. You are welcome to sing from the show. No karaoke tracks and an accompanist will not be available, please plan to sing a cappella.

Dance Auditions - performers will learn a routine and dance in small groups. They are welcome to show us any special skills at this time as well. (Tumbling, tap dance, etc.)

Auditions and rehearsals are at 165 N. Glendora Ave Suite A, Glendora, CA 91741

Rehearsals:

Rehearsals for Little Mermaid will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9 pm. Kids 9 and under are usually 6-8 pm. Rehearsals for Legally Blonde will be Fridays 7-9 pm, Saturdays 5-9 pm, Sundays 1-6 pm Not every cast member is called to every rehearsal.

 

See the preliminary rehearsal schedule for Legally Blonde here. 

 

See the preliminary schedule for the Little Mermaid here.

Performances (UPDATED 1/6/22):

Legally Blonde performances will be April 14-16, 2023 and The Little Mermaid Jr. March 31-April 2, 2023 at Baldwin Park PAC. Shows are Friday 6 pm, Saturday 1 pm & 6 pm, Sunday 1 pm. If we have less than 50 performers in the cast we will do two shows on the Saturday only instead of four shows.

What You Get:
1) Over 100 hours of dance, voice, and acting instruction during rehearsal time with nationally award-winning directors and choreographers ($30,000 value – if the average rate for a babysitter is $10 an hour, then the hours parents can spend doing other things while the kids are at rehearsals is automatically worth $1,000.)

2) A fully staged Broadway style musical – full set and backdrops as well as professional costumes and props are provided for each performer ($30,000 value)

3) Four performances and rehearsals at a professional theater venue ($40,000 value).

4) 10 face microphones for lead and principal performers ($6,000 value) or studio audio recording and editing for the film production.

5) Professional accompaniment tracks ($1,000 value)

6) Scripts and rehearsal tracks for each performer, as well as access to rehearsal videos of every dance rehearsal ($2,000 value)

7) Team building exercises and family hang out nights for cast members

 Award nominations for individual performers and the entire cast including National Youth Arts and the American Prize competitions

9) Memories of being in an amazing stage show (priceless)

Total value of this show = $60,000

 

Costs & Deadlines for The Little Mermaid:
Please attend the mandatory parent meeting before the auditions to get the full details.

Each family is required to do 10 volunteer hours during rehearsals and work at least two shows during the show weekend as well as help load all show items into storage after the last show. Each family will be required to purchase 20 tickets in addition to the monthly tuition payments and volunteer hours. Scholarships and financial aid are available for work trade and by need. Scholarship applications must be turned in to the front desk by the 2nd rehearsal day. Late applications will not be accepted.

Participation Tuition Per Month (Jan-April)

For Ensemble Ages 4-9 $85

For Ensemble Ages 10-18 $95

For Featured Characters All Ages $105

For Principal Characters All Ages $115

For Lead Characters All Ages $125

There will be a $300 re-blocking fee for any principals or leads who decide to quit the show.

Material Fee $35.00 per child due at first rehearsal (for scripts and cast shirts)

 

Bypass volunteer hours $100.00 donation
Bypass show weekend duty hours $100.00 donation
VIP Package (purchase tickets 2 weeks earlier than the general public and get a DVD of one show) $100.00

*There will be a late fee of $5.00 per week added to all late payments.
*Scholarship applications will not be accepted without the required paperwork or after the deadline. Scholarship covers tuition only. All cast members are still responsible for all other fees. 
*All cast member bios, personal ads, and one-liners must follow guidelines. All information is attached to Monday Minders or available on the Band Group.
*All tuition and fees must be paid before performance tickets may be purchased.

Costs & Deadlines for Legally Blonde:
 

Each family is required to do 10 volunteer hours during rehearsals and work at least one show during the show weekend as well as help load all show items into storage after the last show. Each cast member will be required to sell at least 20 tickets. Scholarships and financial aid are not available for this show as no tuition will be charged.

​Material Fee $35.00 per performer due at first rehearsal (for scripts and cast shirts). If you do not want a cast shirt and will print your own script this fee can be waived.

 

Bypass volunteer hours $100.00 donation
Bypass show weekend duty hours $100.00 donation
VIP Package (purchase tickets 2 weeks earlier than the general public and get a DVD of one show) $100.00

*There will be a late fee of $5.00 per day added to all late payments.
*Scholarship applications will not be accepted without the required paperwork or after the deadline. Scholarship covers tuition only. All cast members are still responsible for all other fees. 
*All cast member bios, personal ads, and one-liners must follow guidelines. All information is attached to Monday Minders or available on the Band Group.
*All tuition and fees must be paid before performance tickets may be purchased.

Additional Costs:
You will be required to provide your own dance shoes, costume shoes, dance undergarments (including tights, bloomers, tan camisole for girls/bike shorts and socks for boys), stage make-up and hair supplies.

Tickets to the performances cost $15-$30 and are not included in the tuition fees.

DVDs of the each cast will be available for purchase for $55.

Staff:
Produced & Musical Direction by Kristina Joy Keener Ivy

 

Legally Blonde

Directed & Choregraphed by Melanie Rabajante & Rica Anonas

 

Little Mermaid Jr.
Directed by Eileen Goodwin

Assistant Director Emily Gage & Christian Sandoval
Choreographed by Eileen Goodwin & Sofie Ortega

Questions:
(626) 963-1300 or kkivy@topbillingent.org
Also please see our FAQs tab on our website

Roles Available for Legally Blonde:

Elle Woods - (Gb2-G5 Soprano Belt) - Elle is a very bubbly college-age girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality to offer the world! She is very lovable, determined, vulnerable, energetic and outgoing! A true triple threat, tap dance skills are a plus. Must be comfortable with dogs and willing to be/become blonde or buy her own wig!

 

Emmett Forrest - (B2-A4 Tenor) - Emmett is a smart, quirky, sensitive and personable law student. He ends up taking Elle under his wing and believes in her when it seems that no one else does. Must be comfortable with dogs. A strong singer/actor with great comedic timing!

 

Paulette Buonofuonte - (A3-A5 Soprano Belt) - Paulette is the funny owner of Hair Affair, a local salon. She becomes friends with Elle and longs to marry a man from Ireland. She and Elle help each other achieve their dreams! Must be comfortable with dogs. A Bostonian accent is a plus, a strong singer with a powerful belt to match the personality!

 

Warner Huntington III - (Eb3-Ab4 Tenor) - Warner is attractive and charming but very self-absorbed. He will do whatever it takes to achieve his dream of becoming a senator, including breaking Elle’s heart. Actor must be very comfortable on stage to best display the character’s charisma!

 

Professor Callahan - (A2-F#4 Baritone) - Callahan is a pompous and manipulative law professor at Harvard. Callahan should be charismatic but able to turn instantly into a conniving shark at the turn of a hat

 

Vivienne Kensington - (A3-F5 HUGE Soprano Belt) - Vivienne is an overachieving, stuck-up, wealthy, smart and savvy law student who is intellectually driven. Yet she feels very threatened by Elle's presence at Harvard. Must be willing to be/become a brunette or buy her own wig.

 

Brooke Wyndham - (A3-G5 Alto or Soprano) - Brooke is an exercise video star and former Delta Nu sorority girl who was accused of murder. Being physically fit is a must for this role, to properly do high level aerobics with enough stamina to continue singing. If you are auditioning for this role, you may be asked to jump rope while singing at your audition!

 

Pilar, Margot, Serena - (G#3-F5 Belt) – Margot, Serena, & Pilar are Elle's entourage who follow her through the story acting as her “Greek Chorus”. Strong singers and dancers with good comic timing and youthful energy! Pilar is the sassy and sensible sorority sister. Margot is the seemingly dim-witted, boy-crazy sorority sister. Serena is the energetic cheerleader sorority sister.

 

Kyle B. O'Boyle - (no vocal requirement) - Kyle is a physically fit, smooth-talking UPS deliveryman. We soon find out that he is Paulette's dream guy. Must be comfortable with dogs. Irish dancing skills are a plus!

 

Enid Hoops - (G3-G5 Soprano Belt) - Enid is a strong, opinionated, feminist law student at Harvard. Great comedic timing!

 

Elle's Mom - (C4 – E5 Alto) - High society socialite from Malibu. Elle’s Dad - (D3 – E#4 Baritone) - High society golfer from Malibu.

 

Kate - (Bb3 – Eb5 Alto) - Delta Nu scholastic chair, the bookworm!

 

Leilani - (B3 – Eb5 Alto) - Delta Nu sorority sister with vocal solo.

 

Cashier at Hair Affair - Strong Dancer

 

Colorist at Hair Affair - Strong Dancer

 

Sundeep Padamadan - A foreign Harvard law student. Former leader of his country.

 

Aaron Schultz - A smug and arrogant Harvard law student.

 

Dewey - Paulette's rude, mean, dog-stealing, trailer-trash ex-boyfriend.

 

Nikos Argitakos - Brooke Wyndham's pool boy.

 

Carlos - Nikos' "best friend".

 

Grand Master Chad - UCSD frat boy.

 

Winthrop - Harvard Law admissions officer.

 

Pforzheimer - Harvard Law admissions officer.

 

Lowell - Harvard Law admissions officer.

 

Whitney – Vivienne’s best friend at Harvard law. Her father is next in line to be the Speaker of the House and Vivienne brags about it.

 

Chutney Wyndham - Brooke Wyndham's jealous step-daughter. Featured in the courtroom as a witness.

 

Judge - Featured characters in the courtroom trial.

 

Court stenographer - Featured characters in the courtroom trial.

 

ENSEMBLE: UCSD students, Prisoners/Dancers at Boston's Women's Correctional Facility, Harvard Law students, Courtroom spectators and trial personnel, Sales personnel, Parade Dancers

Roles Available for The Little Mermaid Jr.:

Ariel

Ariel, the heroine of our story, is a little mermaid who longs to be human. Cast a strong singer and dynamic performer in this role. Ariel has some beautiful solos but must be able to convey meaning through gesture once she loses her voice. Ages 12-14

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Prince Eric

Prince Eric is the adventurous prince who captures Ariel's heart. Look for a charming performer with a sensitive nature. Prince Eric has a few small solos, but it is more important to cast a strong actor in this role. Ages 12-14

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Sebastian

Sebastian is the meticulous and anxious crab who tries to keep Ariel safe while getting to lead some of the most memorable songs in the show! Look for a strong singer who can also handle Sebastian's emotional range. Sebastian can be played by a boy or girl. Ages 10-14

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Flounder

Flounder is Ariel's sincere and sensitive best friend who is loyal to the end. This spunky fish also has a show-stopping solo in "She's in Love." Flounder can be cast with a girl or a boy with an unchanged voice. This may be a wonderful role for a younger performer who is ready to take the next step into the spotlight. Ages 6-10

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: Db5

Vocal range bottom: G3

King Triton

KING TRITON rules the sea and is a force to be reckoned with. This non-singer needs to command the stage as a strong leader but also show the tenderness of a parent. Cast a mature performer who feels comfortable playing father to Ariel and the Mersisters. Ages 12-14

Gender: Male

Mersisters

The Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel's siblings and full of personality and sass. These are great roles to showcase talented singers and dancers who can create and play six distinctive characters. Ages 9-14

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Ursula

Ursula is the manipulative sea witch who tries to overthrow King Triton. She is cunning and devious and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Cast a mature performer who can bring out this villain's humor while finding texture in Ursula's complexity. Ursula's songs can be challenging, so look for a singer who will feel comfortable with these solos. Ages 12-14

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: C#5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Flotsam

Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula's slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky, so look for performers who can be underhanded and devious while still being heard on stage. Flotsam and Jetsam can be played by boys or girls. Ages 8-14

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: C#5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Jetsam

Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula's slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky, so look for performers who can be underhanded and devious while still being heard on stage. Flotsam and Jetsam can be played by boys or girls. Ages 8-14

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: C#5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Scuttle

Scuttle is the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel's expert on humans. He is funny and off-beat. While a good singer will rock "Human Stuff," this song can easily be spoken in rhythm. Look for a performer with good comedic timing who is willing to have fun with Scuttle's eccentricities. Ages 10-14

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Gulls

The Gulls are Scuttle's flock of zany "back-up singers" who help explain human stuff to Ariel. The Gulls' solos can be spoken if necessary. All ages but must tap.

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Grimsby

Grimsby is Prince Eric's prim and proper valet. He is rigid in personality and constantly trying to guide Prince Eric towards the throne. While Grimsby does have some singing to do, strong acting trumps singing ability for this role. Can be played by a boy or girl. Ages 10-14

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: E4

Chef Louis

Chef Louis is the over-the-top head chef in the palace. He is always wild and frenetic. This is an excellent featured role for a comedic performer. Ages 9-14

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Chefs & Maids

The Chefs and maids are Chef Louis's assistants. The music in "Les Poissons" can be challenging, so good choral singers are a plus for this group. 

Gender: Any

Carlotta

Carlotta is the headmistress in Prince Eric's palace and Ariel's greatest human ally. This non-singing role needs to be warm and maternal to make Ariel feel welcome. Ages 10-14

Gender: Female

Princesses

The six Princesses try everything they can to win the heart of Prince Eric. Since none of them possesses the voice Prince Eric is searching for, cast actresses who can create an exaggerated and comedic personality through song. Ages 9-14

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: E4

Pilot

The Pilot is the head sailor on Prince Eric's ship. This nautical expert who entertains the sailors with wild tales of the sea presents an opportunity to highlight a developing performer. The Pilot has a few speaking lines, but his singing voice is most important.  Ages 9-14

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Sailors

The Sailors are the crew of Prince Eric's ship. They are eager for adventure and ready to tackle a storm. The Sailors can be played by boys or girls and can double as Sea Chorus. All ages.

Gender: Any

Seahorse

The Seahorse is the court herald for King Triton. This non-singing part is a good role for a young performer with a clear speaking voice. Ages 9-14

Gender: Any

Sea Chorus

The Sea Chorus is responsible for creating each world within the show. Look for performers who can move gracefully and are capable of being part of a scene without drawing focus. This can also be an opportunity to showcase some of your more skilled dancers. The Sea Chorus can double as Merfolk, Sea Creatures and Lagoon Animals. All ages.

Gender: Any

Sea Creatures

The Sea Creatures are the ensemble under water animals in King Triton's court. They can include as few or as many performers as your production permits. There are several moments to showcase both dancers and singers in "Under the Sea." All ages

Gender: Any

Merfolk

The Merfolk of King Triton's Court and can double as Sea Creatures. All ages

Gender: Any

Lagoon Animals

The Lagoon Animals try to convince Prince Eric to kiss Ariel. This ensemble can double as the Sea Creatures. All ages

Gender: Any

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