You are invited to

"Aladdin Jr. ”

OPEN AUDITIONS

for performers ages 4-18

Ages 4-9 Saturday, August 15 from 11 am-1 pm

Ages 10-18 Saturday, August 15 from 2 pm-5 pm

Please use this link to fill out your audition packet online. You will not be considered for a role until it is completed.


Info:
Kids that only want to be in the ensemble and do not want to have a solo or lead part need only sign up. Please plan to attend the Parent Meeting times below. We are a "no cuts" group. Every performer gets a part. We are planning on two casts (one younger and the other older). All high school graduates 18+ must have an invitation to audition. 

 

Audition Prep Class:

Date TBA

5-6:30 pm Vocal Audition Class 

6:30-8 pm Dance Audition Class

In advance by 1/8 $10 for one class, $15 for two classes

At the door $15 for one class, $20 for two classes 

Auditions:
Saturday, August 15 from 11 am-1 pm ONLY PERFORMERS AGES 4-9 YEARS OLD
11-11:30 am Mandatory Parent Meeting - come get all your questions answered and learn about the changes this year.
11:30-12:15 pm Singing Auditions for kids that want a lead role or featured solo. Kids will be taught a song and will go on stage and sing it a cappella. They can also bring 16 bars (about 30 seconds) of a Broadway or Disney song to sing a cappella instead of the song we teach that day. 
12:15-1 pm Dance Auditions - kids 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.)


Saturday, August 15 from 2-5 pm ONLY PERFORMERS AGES 10-18
2-2:45 pm Mandatory Parent Meeting - come get all your questions answered and learn about the changes this year.
2:45-4 pm Singing Auditions - Prepare 16 bars (30 seconds) of a Broadway or Disney song a cappella. Singing from the show is welcome.  
4-5 pm 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.)

Performers over 18 years old are invited to audition by directors' invitation only.

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

Early auditions for performers who cannot make it to the weekend auditions will be announced.

Rehearsals:

Rehearsals are Thursdays 6-9 pm and Saturdays 2-5 pm. Not every cast member is called to every rehearsal. Kids 9 and under are usually Thursdays 6-8 pm and Saturdays 2-4 pm.

 

Performances:

Four performances November 13-15 location TBA. We are planning to fly.


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 a week of rehearsals at a professional theater venue ($40,000 value)

4) 10 face microphones for lead and principal performers ($6,000 value)

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

6) Scripts and rehearsal CDs 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

8) 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:
Please attend the mandatory parent meeting before the auditions to get the full details.

This show will cost over $500 per performer, we are currently working on fees and will post info soon. Additionally, each family is required to do 10 volunteer hours during rehearsals and work at least one show during the show weekend. 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.

Material Fee $25.00 per child due at first rehearsal (for scripts and cast shirts)

Participation Tuition TBA

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 

*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. Applications can be found atwww.topbillingent.org/auditions
*All cast member bios, personal ads, and one-liners must follow guidelines. All information is attached to Monday Minders or available on the websitewww.topbillingent.org/tbe-family
*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-$25 and are not included in the tuition fees.

DVDs of the each cast will be available for purchase for $45.

Staff:
Produced/Musically Directed by Kristina Joy Keener Ivy
Directed by Joseph De Los Reyes
Choreographed by Melanie Rabajante, Rica Anonas & Rina Anonas

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

Roles Available:

 

Aladdin

Aladdin, a poor street urchin, longs to make his mother proud, but sometimes loses his way. He’s the thief with a heart of gold, so cast your most charismatic actor with the versatility to play both the playful prankster and romantic lead. Make sure he has the vocal chops to carry this heavy- singing role., a poor street urchin, longs to make his mother proud, but sometimes loses his way. He’s the thief with a heart of gold, so cast your most charismatic actor with the versatility to play both the playful prankster and romantic lead. 

Age 13-18

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: G2

Babkak, Omar, and Kassim

Babkak, Omar, and Kassim are Aladdin’s three loyal and playful pals. Babkak is the Agrabahn foodie who loves to snack, kindhearted Omar has a sensitive soul, and stubborn Kassim yearns to be a leader. When auditioning, have your potential pals read together to get a sense of their chemistry – they should be a truly tight-knit trio of strong singers and actors.

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: G2

Ages 10+

Genie

Genie is the fast-talking, fun-loving, scene- stealing wisecracker who lives in the lamp and yearns to be free. Genie doesn’t need to be your strongest singer or dancer – look for an actor with great comic timing and a flashy and fun sense of showmanship.

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: D#4

Vocal range bottom: G2

Age 13+

Iago

Iago is the fawning and funny sidekick to Jafar. With only one lyric to sing, focus on finding an actor who can execute this lackey’s many sarcastic asides with comedic flair.

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Ages 10+

Isir, Manal, and Rajah

Isir, Manal, and Rajah, Jasmine’s devoted attendants, keep the Princess grounded with their honesty and openness. Isir, whose name means “inspiration,” is optimistic; Manal, “achievement,” is assertively encouraging; and Rajah, “hope,” is the most protective. As with Aladdin’s three pals, audition potential attendants together to get a sense of their chemistry, but above all, cast strong singers who can pull off “These Palace Walls” with aplomb.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Ages 10+

Jafar

Jafar is the power-hungry and crooked Grand Vizier. Cast a strong actor who can sing and portray both sides of Jafar’s two-faced personality – loyal advisor to the Sultan and scheming villain – as well as pull off delicious comedic moments with his lackey, Iago.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: Eb4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Age 13+

Jasmine

Jasmine, the Princess of Agrabah, longs to experience the world outside the palace walls. Curious and assertive, she knows what she wants and craves the freedom to make her own choices. Cast a strong actor and singer who can portray both the romantic lead and a young woman caught between her responsibilities to her people and to herself.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Age 13+

Sultan(a)

Sultan, the warm-hearted ruler who dotes on his daugther, is committed to upholding the ancient laws of Agrabah. With only a single lyric to sing, focus on casting an actor who can play this father figure convincingly.

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: C4

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Age 13+

Agrabahns

Agrabahns are the citizens of Agrabah who help to create the bustling marketplace – merchants, shoppers, beggars, guards, etc. Included in this ensemble are the following featured roles:

• The Beggars (3) are a small group with whom Aladdin briefly interacts. Feel free to cast more beggars than the three who have scripted lines.

• The Apple Vendor is a merchant who reviles the beggars and from whom Jasmine unintentionally steals an apple.

• The Fortune Teller unwittingly helps Aladdin escape the guards in “One Jump Ahead.”

• The Shop Owner is a marketplace vendor from whom Aladdin steals bread.

• Razoul, the rough and commanding head of the palace guards, answers to Jafar. Cast a performer who can portray an intimidating leader.

• The Guards (2) follow Razoul’s orders. While there are only two speaking roles, feel free to include as many additional guards as you like in your production, who can help Razoul defend the palace during “High Adventure.”

Gender: Any

All ages

Prince Abdullah

Prince Abdullah is one of Princess Jasmine’s haughty and arrogant suitors.

Gender: Male

All ages

Attendants

The Attendants (2) accompany Prince Abdullah on his journey to Agrabah.

Gender: Any

All ages

Spooky Voice

The mysterious Spooky Voice, conjured by Jafar, reveals the location of the lamp. This voice can be recorded, come from offstage, or with creative staging, come from an ensemble performer onstage.

Gender: Any

All ages

Cave of Wonders

The Cave of Wonders is the ominous voice that instructs Aladdin to fetch only the lamp from the treasures within. This voice can be created in a variety of ways, much like the Spooky Voice.

Gender: Any

All ages

Ensemble

The Ensemble in “Friend Like Me” is conjured by Genie to help wow Aladdin by singing, dancing, and assisting in performing fun and fabulous magic tricks.

Gender: Any

All Ages

Entourage

The Entourage, led by Aladdin’s three pals, helps to create the visually spectacular parade through the palace in “Prince Ali.”

Gender: Any

All Ages

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