The Jungle Book
Auditions Sept. 11 & 12
Performs Nov. 1 - 3, 2019
A jungle of animals come to life in this comedic and imaginative story. The production begins when a young, abandoned child (named Mowgli) is taken in by a local tribe of wolves. There's only one problem. Shere-Kahn (the tiger) is trying to take over the animal kingdom by making all the jungle animals act like tigers! Mowgli, with the help of his friends Bagheera (the panther), Baloo (the bear) and Kaa (the snake) set out to defeat Shere-Kahn and bring balance back to the jungle. After living his whole child-hood acting like a wolf, Mowgli learns that the most important person he can be is - himself!
Performances held at Kenwood Trail Middle School Auditorium (19455 Kenwood Trl, Lakeville, MN 55044). This production runs approx. 2.5 hours with a 15 min. intermission and is appropriate for all ages.
Audition Ages: Actors age 5 through adult may audition. Please view the character breakdown below to get a sense of which roles you may be considered for. This is a large cast production with roles for approximately 110 actors. Each actor cast in the production (age 7+) will receive at least one individual line to say.
Audition Dates: Auditions will be held Sept. 11th and 12th at Kenwood Trail Middle School. Actors are required to register in order to ensure an audition spot.
Registration: Actors will be asked to register to guarantee an audition spot. This production is produced in partnership with Lakeville Area Community Education (LACE). Actors are asked to register for an audition spot through the LACE website at the link below. Actors who do not register will be allowed to audition on a first-come, first-served basis while spots remain. NOTE: Actors MUST audition in order to be considered for the production.
Fees: All actors age 17 and under are asked to pay a participation fee of $98 to be involved in this production. Fees assist with costs associated to; building use, props, sets, costumes, instructor fees, insurance, advertising, etc. Scholarships are available for those who are not financially able to pay their fee. (There is a family cap of $250 for those with three or more family members participating.)
Equipment and Materials: There are minimal equipment needs to participate in theater activities. CCT does ask most actors to provide their own solid black shoes to wear for the production. (These can usually be purchased for less than $15 if an actor does not already own a pair.) Actors should also have a pencil with eraser and highlighter to bring to all rehearsals. Actors may also be asked to provide other (ordinary) items for their costume such as jeans, leggings, etc. CCT is committed to helping actors who are unable to provide their own items due to financial strains.
Cast List - The Jungle Book
Thanks to all who came out to audition for Children's Castle Theater's fall production of The Jungle Book. We had a great turn-out of actors and are excited for the opportunity to offer all actors who auditioned a spot in the cast! We are working to complete the rehearsal schedule and there is a still a chance we will not be able to make the schedule work with your conflicts. If we find that the play will not work with your schedule in advance of the first rehearsal, we will send you an email. The cast list is post below, please let us know if you auditioned and do NOT see your name, as we may have made a typo.
IMPORTANT: The first rehearsal will be held from 6pm-9pm on Thursday, Sept. 19th at Kenwood Trail Middle School. CCT requests that all actors who are new to CCT (and under the age of 16) have their parent attend the first rehearsal with them. Parents should also attend the first rehearsal if their actor is not new to CCT but is under the age of 12. Actors may arrive as early as 5:30pm to pick up their script and begin looking through their information. Please bring a pen/pencil as well as a highlighter (optional) to highlight your line(s)! During the first rehearsal, actors will receive their script, rehearsal schedule and an informational handbook that includes general information about what to expect from the production. Once everyone has their script (approx. 6:15pm) we will make general announcements regarding the rehearsal schedule, rehearsal expectations and answer questions. Next we will begin Read-Through. During this time, the actors will sit on stage and read-through the script from beginning to end. Actors will be allowed to leave once their scenes are complete.
Audition and Rehearsal Expectations
What to Expect from (and prepare for) Auditions: The CCT audition process for all intergenerational shows is simple, quick and fun. Be sure to bring a pen or pencil as well as a list of any conflicts you may have with the rehearsal dates. Auditions operate on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if you don't want to watch a lot of other people audition prior to your turn, you'll want to arrive early. Usually 15-20mins will be enough time, but it all depends on the number of actors auditioning.
For the acting portion of the audition, each actor will be asked to count from one to ten, pretending to be different characters. The difficulty of the characters will be based on the age and experience level of the person auditioning. This audition will be done in the theater in front of other actors who are waiting their turn. (Example: "Please count from one to ten. At one, pretend to be a mouse. At ten, pretend to be a lion.)
(Musical Productions ONLY) For the singing portion of the audition each actor will be asked to sing a portion of a song. You can sing any song you like! We do recommend picking a song that will help showcase any singing talents you have (range, belt, humorous talents, pretty voice). Songs from musicals are always a good choice. Most music directors prefer for you to sing a song that is not from the production you are auditioning for. If you can't come up with any ideas, we usually recommend singing your favorite song, but you can always sing Happy Birthday or the ABCs. This audition is usually done in a separate space in front of a small group of actors who are waiting their turn.
Once your audition is complete you are free to leave or to stay in the theater and watch the remainder of the auditions. The cast list will be post on the CCT website the weekend after auditions.
What to Expect from the Production: This production is considered part of CCT's intergenerational division. These productions involve large casts of actors (usually 100 to 150) who each perform separate parts of the show. (The only time all of the actors will appear on stage at the same time is during curtain call.) These productions combine experienced actors (sometimes with professional performance experience) with those who may be experiencing theater for the first time - creating a fun learning experience and a quality production for audience members.
Actors must spend time at home memorizing their lines (and music, when applicable). The actual music instruction (when applicable) and blocking will be taught at rehearsals. In addition to working on memorization at home, actors will need to spend time rehearsing their dance choreography (when applicable).