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Auditions “Madagascar, A Musical Adventure, Jr.”

Sunday, August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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PERFORMANCE:
“Madagascar, A Musical Adventure, Jr.”

AUDITION DATE/TIME:
Sunday, August 29, 2021/1pm to 5pm

DIRECTOR:
Kristi Wink

AUDITION DETAILS:
Ages 7 to 15 years. Auditioners should come dressed in casual clothing and shoes appropriate for performing choreography. Those interested in chorus only will be asked to dance and sing with a group. Individuals wishing to audition for principle roles are asked to come prepared to sing a one-minute solo audition tune and read from the script. A pianist will be provided. No CDs and no songs from the show.

SHOW DATES:
October 8, 9 & 10, 2021 | Main Stage

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
Alex – Alex, the lion, is the main attraction at the Central Park Zoo and undoubtedly “The King of New York City.” He’s a fun-loving fella whose devotion to steak is matched only by his devotion to his friends.  Gender: Male | Vocal range top: Eb5 | Vocal range bottom: A3

Marty – Marty is a zebra with dreams of exploring beyond the confines of the Central Park Zoo and into the wild. Gender: Male | Vocal range top: D5 | Vocal range bottom: A3

Gloria – Gloria, the hippopotamus, is a bold young lady with a maternal streak that shines when she’s with her three closest friends: Alex, Marty and Melman. Gender: Female | Vocal range top: E5 | Vocal range bottom: Eb4

Melman – Melman is a kind-hearted giraffe who is a bit of a hypochondriac. He’s always just a little bit nervous, but when it comes down to it, he’ll rise to the situation. Gender: Male | Vocal range top: Db5 | Vocal range bottom: E3

The Penguins – The Penguins are a group of birds on a mission: bust out of the zoo and return home to Antarctica. Skipper serves as the captain of the group, giving orders with ease and command. Kowalski is Skipper’s second-in-command and a dutiful one at that. Rico is the brute of the group and can karate chop anything in sight. Private’s primary job in the group is to maintain the cute and fuzzy disguise. Gender: Any

The Zookeepers – The Zookeepers introduce the crowds to all the sights and attractions of the Central Park Zoo. Zookeeper Zelda, Zookeeper Zeke and Zookeeper Zoe are perfect parts for proficient musicians and actors who can express a real excitement and passion for the animals. Zelda has a large solo in the opening. Gender: Any | Vocal range top: G4 | Vocal range bottom: B3

Mason – Mason is a chimpanzee with a bone to pick: though highly intelligent, his species seems to get a bad reputation for being simpleminded, and he takes that quite personally. This is a great acting role for a performer who can make bold choices from the get-go.  Gender: Male

The Lemurs – The Lemurs are a wild band of creatures native to Madagascar trying desperately to avoid being eaten by the cat-like creatures called the Fossa. King Julien is their leader and the perfect part for the actor who can sing, dance, act and has intuitive comedic timing. Maurice is King Julien’s assistant who is not so welcoming to Madagascar’s new inhabitants. This part is perfect for an actor who can convey distrust and disinterest while still being a powerful second-in-command to King Julien. Mort is the littlest of the Lemurs, who can barely speak. Lynn, Lew, Lee and Lars are fun smaller roles for young actors with bold personalities. Gender: Any | Vocal range top: B4 | Vocal range bottom: A3

The Fossa – The Fossa are cat-like predators with an appetite for Lemurs! The Fossa Leader is the biggest and baddest of the Fossa and is feared by most of the creatures in Madagascar. Gender: Any

Servers – Servers #1, #2 and #3 are imagined servers in Alex’s dream when he starts to desire meat desperately! Gender: Any | Vocal range top: D5 | Vocal range bottom: D4

The Lionesses – The Lionesses are a group of lady lions and Alex’s background singers and dancers. These are great featured roles for dancers. Gender: Female

Camaraman, Candy Hammernose, Passerby, Old Lady, Police Officer #1 and #2, Animal Control Officers, Newspaper Man and Ship’s Captain are all great cameo roles with speaking lines. Remember! No role is too small, and each one serves to create the larger picture of the world of Madagascar JR. Gender: Any

New Yorkers and Animals – The New Yorkers and Animals are two separate ensemble groups that are essential for setting up the world of the Central Park Zoo. These groups need to be bold and full of energy to kick off the show with a bang! Gender: Any

Details

Date:
Sunday, August 29
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

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