Audition Notices

A Little Princess

Based on the classic Victorian-era novel, a young girl’s resilience and the power of her imagination changes the world. Written by Tony-nominated composer/lyricist, Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), and Brian Crawley (Violet), A Little Princess is based on the classic Victorian-era novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This re-imagined version of the classic tale takes us on a journey from Victorian England to Africa, where the lively culture of exotic locations like Mali and Timbuktu adds to the flavor of the music and the dance and fuels a young girl’s imagination to help her face the trials of her ever changing situations. Separated from her father and the openhearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue – helping to transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. As the girl wins the affection of the other boarders, she draws the ire of Miss Minchin, the dour headmistress, who forces Sara to work as a maid when her father is reported dead, and his fortune is seized. Sara counters all of Miss Minchin’s best efforts to degrade her, all the while maintaining the grace and virtue of a little princess. With a truly exhilarating and unique score, A Little Princess offers a world of imagination and magic with leading roles for both male and female performers, strong ensemble singing, cameo roles and dance chorus.
Crete Street Theatre, Beenleigh

5 April, 9:00am – 9:00pm
CHILDREN: 9am – 12:30pm
ADULTS: 12:30pm – 7:30pm
(BOOKING VIA aimee.monement@beenleightheatregroup.com)
8 April, 10:00am – 4:00pm
CALLBACKS (VIA EMAIL)

Audition format:
Prepare:
16-32 bars (1 minute) of any song from a musical or Disney movie that best showcases your voice. Provide backing track on USB or personal music playing device (iPad, mobile phone etc).
Script snippet/side for character of choice
Perform both song and side from memory.

5 April
CHILD LEAD ROLES AND ENSEMBLE/CHORUS
9:00am: The day will commence with a group warm up/dance call for children. Children will be taught a short dance sequence and perform this in smaller groups.
10:00am: Vocal auditions – children will be divided into groups of 10 to learn and rehearse a song from the show where each will be required to sing solo and as a group.
CHILD LEAD ROLES
12:00pm: Child lead/ensemble role individual audition.
Children will perform own song and prepared dialogue.
ADULT LEAD ROLES
12:30pm: Individual adult auditions scheduled at 15 minute intervals.
ADULT LEAD ROLES AND ENSEMBLE/CHORUS
6:30pm: Adult auditions group warm up/dance call for adult applicants where you will learn a short dance sequence to perform in smaller groups.

7:30pm: Individual auditions continue.

8 April
CALL BACKS (if required) ADULT AND CHILD LEAD/ENSEMBLE ROLES
10:00am Warm up physical and vocal.
10:30am read/sing through sections of the show in various groups and pairs

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