The Dance Studio proudly presents Disney’s Jungle Book
Performance Dates October 1st and 2nd at The Tinnin Fine Arts Center on the TRC Campus
There is a FREE AUDITION WORKSHOP on FRIDAY, JULY 8TH from 3:00 to 4:45 before the auditions. The audition workshop is not required to audition for Disney’s Jungle Book, but it might be helpful for actors who have never auditioned before or who want more information about the roles in the show before the audition.
Welcome to The Dance Studio! On Friday, July 8th from 5:00 to 8:00 and on Saturday, July 9th from 10:00 to 12:00, The Dance Studio will have auditions for our Fall Production of Disney’s Jungle Book.
These auditions are no pressure, and there is no need to worry or panic. Just have fun! With a large cast, this show has a place for everyone! The auditions are not about excluding actors but about discovering what talents they have. This is a fun, classic show and a fabulous learning experience performing in a classic theatrical production. To help you through the audition process, we have prepared this information for you.
Audition Times: Friday, July 8th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday, July 9th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Audition Procedure: The audition process will take 10-15 minutes once you begin. We have open audition times, so just sign in and actors will be called in the order they arrive. Callbacks for lead roles, if necessary, will be from 1:00 to 3:00 on Saturday.
Requirements for Auditions: Ages 5-7: Prepare introduction of name, age, grade, and favorite movie or play. Children will be asked to repeat and recite lines with our staff. If you want to prepare a song of your choice, we would love to hear it!
Ages 8-18: Prepare introduction of name, age, grade, and favorite movie or play, explaining why it is your favorite. Individuals will be asked to read lines from the play with our staff.
***Those wishing to audition for a lead who sings solo parts (Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie, and Kaa) should be prepared to sing “Be Like You” acapella. Lyrics are included in the packet.
Frequently Asked Questions What do I need to bring to the audition?
Your completed Audition Form (in the Audition Packet)
A current head shot (a clear photo of your face, any size, in black and white or color). A school photo is fine. Industry head shots are also accepted. (We have current head shots of Dance Studio students~~no need to bring another unless you want to have an updated photo on file.)
A Resume or Experience Form (available in the Audition Packet)
Your completed Conflict Calendar
If I audition, am I guaranteed a role in the show? If you complete all the requirements of the audition and the production agreements, you will have a role in the show.
Can my parents stay to watch my audition? Since your audition will only take 10-15 minutes, we will ask your parents to wait for you in the lobby. Since lobby space is limited, we ask that siblings/extra family/friends wait outside. Your parents will not be permitted into the studio classroom during your audition.
After auditions? You are free to go with your parent or guardian (who will be waiting). A cast list will be posted on the website by 5:00 Sunday, July 10th.
How do I know what part I got in the production? The cast list will be posted on The Dance Studio’s website by 5:00 on Sunday, July 10th. Cast members will also be contacted individually by email on Sunday, July 10th.
Do I have to be a current member of The Dance Studio to audition? No. However, after accepting a role in the production, cast members ages 5-18 must be enrolled in our studio. This includes the weekly Production/Rehearsal class. Cast must be enrolled from July 14th to October 2nd. 3 tuition payments of $55 each (plus a $25 registration fee for new students), are due on the 14th of each month (July, August, & September). Tuition and enrollment fees are used to pay our faculty, venue, royalties, production costs, and advertising.
Will I get comp tickets to this show? Enrolled students, ages 5-18, will receive one free ticket (per family) to each show for their parent or guardian chaperoning them to and from the performances. All other tickets may be purchased.
If I accept a role, do I have to provide my own costume? Yes, you will have to provide parts of your own costume. Because this show is mainly an “animal” show, each actor is expected to purchase the “foundation” of the costume and bring it to the Studio so that our costume department can turn those pieces into the “animal” it needs to be. For example, wolves will need a grey pullover hoodie (without pockets). We will take that hoodie and turn it into the top of the wolf costume by adding fur and felt. After the roles have been cast, each cast member will receive a list of what his/her parent needs to purchase for the show.
Character List All characters have speaking parts, some more than others. *indicates a solo singing part.
Bagheera—black panther, Mowgli’s protector and mentor Mowgli* Akela—leader of the wolf pack Raksha—Mowgli’s wolf mother Rama—Mowgli’s wolf father Various wolf brothers and sisters to Mowgli Various other older wolves in the pack Baloo—bear who befriends Mowgli and protects him* Kaa—python* Hathi—leader of the elephants Winifred—Hathi’s wife Baby Elephant, Hathi, Jr—Hathi’s son Various other elephants Shere Khan—man-eating tiger who is a villain and archenemy of Mowgli* King Louie—leader of the monkeys* Various monkeys 4 Vultures (Buzzy, Dizzy, Flaps, & Ziggy) Native Girl
Chorus in Bare Necessities and other scenes: Flowers Bees Trees/Bushes
Production Rehearsals begin Thursday, July 14th, 2016. Rehearsal times for specific roles will be announced after casting and will be written on the rehearsal calendar that each actor receives. The production class will begin at 5:30 pm and end at 8:30 pm on Thursdays until Labor Day, but not everyone will stay for the entire three hours. Younger actors will not be expected to stay past 7:30 pm.
After Labor Day, rehearsals will be from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Parent Meeting Thursday, July 14th, at 5:30. This meeting will last about 30 minutes.
You can download the full audition packet here. It includes the actor and parent agreement forms, audition form, and conflict calendar. These forms will also be available at the studio on the day of auditions.