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Theatre and Performing Arts — Auditions

 

 

Disney's The Lion King JR. has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African savannah will come to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.


The Auditions
Auditions are on January 17 and 18 from 4-7pm at the Leisure Center Theatre. There is no cost to audition. Please sign up for an audition time at signupgenius.com by clicking here. Walk-ins are also welcome. All participants should come to the audition dressed in clothes and shoes that you can easily move in. Also, bring 16 bars (measures of music) of a musical theatre song, prepared and in the proper key; sheet music for the song that is hole-punched and in a binder for the accompanist; and dates of rehearsal and performance conflicts. Sheet music can be copied from musical theatre songbooks at the Northbrook Public Library or found online at sheetmusicplus.com. If you need additional guidance with music, please contact dkambach@nbparks.org.

Casting
Casting is based on ability, availability and attitude. All who are cast must pay a participation fee ($255 for residents, $319 for non-residents). Actors receive professional instruction, a cast photo, DVD and cast party lunch on the performance date.

Mandatory Parent Meeting
Students who are cast must attend a meeting with their parents on Monday, January 23 at 6:30pm at the Leisure Center.

Rehearsals
Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, January 25 and continue through performance dates; attendance is mandatory. Participants will rehearse on one weekday and on Sundays.

Rehearsals Performances
Wednesday Cast
Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm & Sundays, 1-3pm
Saturday, April 22, 12:30 & 4pm
Thursday Cast
Thursdays, 4-5:30pm & Sundays, 1-3pm

Sunday, April 23, 12:30 & 4pm
Friday Cast (If needed)
Friday, 4-5:30pm & Sundays, 3:30-5:30pm
Saturday, April 29, 12:30 & 4pm

Tickets Available February 6
Tickets are $12 at nbparks.org or at the door. Purchase in advance and save $2 per ticket.

 

James and the Giant Peach Jr.
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.



The Auditions
Auditions are on January 17 & 18 from 4-7pm at the Leisure Center Theatre. There is no cost to audition. Please sign up for an audition time at signupgenius.com by clicking here. Walk-ins are also welcome. Bring 16 bars (measures of music) of a musical theatre song, prepared and in the proper key; sheet music for the song that is hole-punched and in a binder for the accompanist; and dates of rehearsal and performance conflicts. Sheet music can be copied from musical theatre songbooks at the Northbrook Public Library.

Casting
Casting is based on ability, availability and attitude. All who are cast must pay a participation fee ($359 for residents, $399 for non-residents). Actors receive professional instruction, a cast photo, DVD and cast party lunch on the performance date.

Mandatory Parent Meeting
Students who are cast must attend a meeting with their parents on January 22 at 1pm at the Leisure Center. After the meeting, students will stay to read through the script and music until 4pm.

Rehearsals
Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, January 25 and continue through performance dates; attendance is mandatory. Participants will rehearse on one weekday and Sundays.

Rehearsals Performances
Wednesday Cast
Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30pm & Sundays, 1-3:30pm
Sunday, March 19, 12:30 & 4pm
Friday Cast
Friday, 4:30pm-6:30pm & Sundays, 4-6:30pm
Saturday, March 18, 12:30 & 4pm

Tickets Available February 6
Tickets are $12 at nbparks.org or at the door. Purchase in advance and save $2 per ticket.


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