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auditions May 6th, 7th and 8th

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This summer, CastleCo Theatre brings the magic of Disney's Frozen JR to the stage, with music, dance, puppets and special effects! Journey with sisters Anna and Elsa as they navigate themes of friendship, leadership, control, and power. With new and familiar upbeat songs - this show is certain to bring a sense of magic to audience members of every age!

 

This production runs approximately 90 mins. with a 15 min. intermission making it a perfect show to introduce children to live theatre. Performances will be held at Lakeville South High School (21135 Jacquard Ave. Lakeville, 55044)

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audition registration

Please read all information below before registering for an audition time. You MUST register in order to audition. If you have specific questions, please email us at info@castleco.org.

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audition info

Audition Dates, Ages and Cast Size

Auditions will be held at Lakeville North High School and will be open to all actors age 5 - 18, regardless of experience level. Approx. 150-200 actors will be cast in the production. Actors will have the option to select a full-time or part-time preference for their role. Full-time actors participate in all performances and dress rehearsals and have a more strenuous production schedule. Part-time actors participate in half the performances and dress rehearsals and have a less strenuous production schedule. The fee is the same regardless of being cast in a part-time or full-time role.

In-Person Audition dates and times:

Mon. May 6, 2024 - with audition slots at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm (30 auditions allowed per time slot)

Tues. May 7, 2024 - with audition slots at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm (30 auditions allowed per time slot)

Wed. May 8, 2024 - with audition slots at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm (30 auditions allowed per time slot)

*Video Auditions: Actors who cannot attend any of the audition dates may submit a video audition. Please note that actors who are new to theatre are most likely to be cast if they audition in-person and video auditions are only recommended for those who truly cannot attend any of the dates/times. If you'd like to submit a video audition, please email info@castleco.org

Callbacks will be held the week of May 13 for some of the leading roles in the production and are invitation only. Most actors who are cast in the production will NOT need to attend a callback. 

Rehearsal Dates

Script Pick-Up & Read-Through: Wed. May 22, 2023 (subject to change)

Regular Rehearsals: May 27 through July 21

Dress Rehearsals: July 22-25

 

Rehearsals will be held weeknight evenings from 5pm - 9pm at Lakeville South High School and/or CastleCorner (CCT's rehearsal space) in downtown Farmington. Saturday morning/afternoon rehearsals may be scheduled if needed for some actors. Most actors will only rehearse a few hours each week. Rehearsals for younger actors usually do not run past 8:30pm

 

Dress Rehearsals will run each night from 5pm - 10pm. (Most actors will not need to arrive until 6pm.)

 

CCT will ask actors to fill out their availability on a calendar prior to their audition. Casting priority will be given to actors who have the most availability to rehearse. Actors who will be out of town or miss rehearsals between July 22 and Aug. 4 should not audition without emailing info@castleco.org to find out their likely-hood of being cast.

Performance Dates

Friday, July 26 at 7pm

Saturday, July 27 at 2pm

Saturday, July 27 at 7pm

Sunday, July 28 at 4pm

Wednesday, July 31 at 7pm

Thursday, Aug. 1 at 7pm

Friday, Aug. 2 at 7pm

Saturday, Aug. 3 at 2pm

Saturday,  Aug. 3 at 7pm

Sunday,  Aug. 4 at 4pm

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Participation Fee (paid after casting)

Actors Age 5-17 = $175 each (first two actors per family) and $75 each (each additional actor per family)

Actors Age 18 = $0 (actors age 18 are encouraged to volunteer to help with marketing, walk in parades, or other areas, instead of paying a fee)

Accessibility Information

 

CCT wishes to make theatre accessible to everyone, including those with limited mobility, learning needs and those unable to pay the participation fee due to financial need. If you need accommodations in order to audition, please email info@castleco.org. Fee assistance will be available for those cast who are in need of financial assistance and can be applied for after the production is cast.

production roles

Elsa (portrays female, approx. age 14-18) - A princess of Arendelle who is first in line for the throne, Elsa posses a magical gift; the ability to create ice and make it snow. Orphaned by her parents (who passed away), and afraid of hurting others with her power, Elsa is careful and purposefully withdrawn. Elsa has accepted that she is trapped with her powers and lives a life of solitude that allows her to keep her powers a secret from everyone, including her sister Anna. 

 

Anna (portrays female, approx. age 14-18) - A princess of Arendelle who is second in line for the throne behind her sister Elsa. Anna is filled with light, energy and love. Orphaned by her parents (who passed away) and separated from her sister (who acts withdrawn), Anna craves social interaction with all who are willing to give it. Anna's greatest goal is to mend her relationship with Elsa and regain the friendship they shared as children. 

Young/Middle Elsa (portrays female, approx. age 5-13) - Elsa's younger self who loves to play but can also be nervous at times due to her magical ability to make it snow. Though occasionally anxious, Young Elsa feels at ease when playing with her younger sister Anna. This role has the option to be split to show (up to) three different ages of Elsa's youth. CCT will consider both part-time and full-time actors for this role.

Young/Middle Anna (portrays female, approx. age 5-13) - Anna's younger self who loves to play with her sister Elsa. Filled with light, energy, and love - Young Anna is a silly, fun-loving little girl who is always filled with joy. This role has the option to be split to show (up to) three different ages of Anna's youth. CCT will consider both part-time and full-time actors for this role.

King Agnarr (portrays male, approx. age 16-18) - The warm-hearted ruler of Arendelle. King Agnarr worries about the consequences of Elsa's powers being used incorrectly. He loves his daughters but fears how the townspeople may react if they knew of Elsa's gifts.

Queen Iduna (portrays female, approx. age 16-18) - The kind Queen of Arendelle. Queen Iduna is protective of her daughters. A daughter of the Northern Nomads, Queen Iduna has the ability to communicate with the Hidden Folk of the mountains and understands Elsa's struggle to control her powers. 

Hans (portrays male, approx. age 14-18) - An ambitious Prince of the Southern Isles and thirteenth in line for his throne. Hans boasts a charming facade that fools Anna when they meet, but in reality, he is the true villain of the story. (Fun Fact: Did you know that Frozen was based on a story called The Snow Queen that was written by Hans Christian Anderson, a Danish author from the 1800s? Hans Christian Anderson wrote many stories that have become famous movies and plays including; The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid, and The Emperor's New Clothes.

Kristoff (portrays male, approx. age 14-18) - A hard-working ice harvester who spends his time in the mountains. Kristoff agrees to help Anna search the mountains for her sister Elsa. Comedic role. 

Sven (portrays male, female, non-binary, approx. age 12-18) - Sven is Kristoff's reindeer who loves to give Kristoff a hard time. The actor playing this role will not have written lines in the show, but will instead portray the character through sounds, facial expressions, and puppet operation. This role is designed for an actor with a strong comedic, physical presence who wishes to build on their ability to act through facial expressions and body language. Comedic role.

Olaf (portrays male, female, non-binary, approx. age 10-16) - A magical snowman created by Anna and Elsa when they were children who comes to life through Elsa's magical powers. Olaf has a happy and sometimes naive personality. Olaf loves everything - especially summer (or at least the idea of summer). This actor will sing, dance and operate a puppet. The role will require a high level of focus and attention to detail.

Pabbie (portrays male, female, non-binary, approx. age 10-18) - A leader of the Hidden Folk, who has a soft spot for helping others. The Hidden Folk are happy, positive beings who posses healing powers.

Bulda (portrays male, female, non-binary, approx. age 10-18) - A leader of the Hidden Folk, who has a soft spot for helping others. The Hidden Folk are happy, positive beings who posses healing powers.

Oaken (portrays male, approx. age 16-18) - An exceedingly cheerful salesman, with a large extended family, who is devoted to all-things cozy! This is a comedic role.

Weselton (portrays male, approx. age 16-18) - A visiting Duke with a huge inferiority complex. Comedic. (This role is usually played as an older gentleman.)

Bishop (portrays male, approx. age 16-18) - The officiate of Elsa's coronation. Serious and formal. 

Vocal Ensemble (VE) (portrays any gender, approx. age 12+) - This ensemble group will be made up of strong singers, usually those with several years of singing or theatre experience. Members of this ensemble group will sing in most/all ensemble songs in the show. Some songs will be sung off-stage as vocal support for the onstage actors, while others will be sung onstage performing as various roles throughout the show. Pending ages and Artistic Direction of the show, it's possible that the VE will act as either the Castle Staff or core group of Townspeople performing in 4-7 songs on-stage in addition to singing in other songs off-stage. VE is a full-time role that requires a large commitment and availability to rehearse.

 

Castle Staff (portrays any gender, approx. age 14-18) - The people who work in the castle and who have come to raise Anna and Elsa after their parents passing. Members of the Castle Staff will sing in at least two songs and (up to) seven songs. These will mostly likely be full-time roles.

Village Ensemble (portrays any gender, approx. age 5-18) - The villagers of Arendelle. Each actor who is cast as a villager will sing in at least one song and (up to) seven songs pending the needs of the show, actor age, and availability to rehearse. These will most likely be full-time roles.

Oaken's Family - (portrays any gender, approx. age 8-18) - Members of Oaken's Family enjoy thinking positive and like to live a cozy, laid-back life. This ensemble group will sing in one (very comedic) song. Actors in Oaken's Family may be cast in part-time or full-time roles.

Summer Ensemble (portrays any gender, approx. age 10-18) - This ensemble group comes to life from Olaf's imagination and sings in the song "In Summer". This ensemble group will sing in one song. Most actors in this ensemble will be cast in part-time roles.

Hidden Folk Ensemble (portrays any gender, approx. age. 5-12) - Loving beings who dwell in the mountains and possess healing powers. Members of this ensemble group will sing in one song. Most actors playing Hidden Folk will be cast in part-time roles.

*Note: CCT will NOT be casting an onstage "snow chorus" for this production. Instead the VE will sing off-stage for the snow chorus as needed.

important:

Please read all information below before registering for an audition time. If you have specific questions, please email us at info@castleco.org.

In-person auditions for CCT's production of Willy Wonka are now full. If you wish to submit a video audition, please follow the instructions below. Video auditions MUST be received by CCT no later than Sun. Jan. 8 at 11:59pm (no exceptions, including technology errors). Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

audition FAQs

  • Who can audition for the show?
    Usually, CCT auditions are open to anyone age 5 through Adult. During CCT's 2023-2024 season, some changes do apply, due to licensing restrictions for certain shows (see below). Fall Show - King Arthur and Princess Arthena (ages 5 - Adult may audition) Spring Show - Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins (ages 5 - Adult may audition) Summer Show - Disney's Frozen JR (ages 5 - 18 may audition) While some production roles may require different ages, heights, and vocal ranges, CCT does not discriminate in casting based on race, gender, sexual orientation, ability to pay participation fee, accessibility needs, etc.
  • Is there a fee to participate?
    There are a lot of costs that go into making a great theater production, script licensing, space rental, costumes, sets, technical elements, printing, marketing, and instructor stipends (to name a few). Because of this, CCT charges a participation fee for all actors age 17 and under. (Adult actors are encouraged to volunteer in other ways by assisting with marketing, set move-in, prop construction, etc.) Fees vary by show because the cost to produce the show, and the number of tickets each show is expected to sell, also varies. Fees for most shows are $175 per actor (age 17 and under). Families with multiple actors in the production will pay $175 per actor (for the first two actors in their family) and will pay $75 per actor (for each additional actor). ALL actors must also provide their own shoes and possibly socks to wear for the production. The style of shoe and sock will be based on the character that each actor plays. Financial assistance is available for those who need it (for both participation fees and shoes/socks) and can be registered for after the production has been cast. (CCT does NOT turn actors away due to inability to pay the fee.)
  • What is the time commitment / when are rehearsals?
    The information below pertains to all CCT productions. The time commitment to participate in a show depends on the role that each actor is cast in. Some actors may rehearse between one and six hours each week while others may rehearse 20 hours per week. At auditions, actors will be able to select if they'd like a role that requires less rehearsal and performance time. These roles are called part-time roles. Part-time roles rehearse an average of 1 or 2 hours each week and perform in half the performances. Rehearsals are held Monday-Friday evenings from 6pm - 9:00pm and occasionally Saturday mornings/afternoons. Actors will be asked to fill out a conflict form at auditions. CCT does its best to work around actors' conflicts when possible and will prioritize having younger actors rehearse earlier in the evenings. Playing a sport once or twice each week may be something that can be scheduled around. CCT can occasionally schedule around vacation conflicts, however, priority will be given to those who can attend the majority of rehearsals. It is extremely important that you fill out your conflict form honestly!
  • How do I prepare for auditions?
    Actors MUST register in order to audition for all CCT productions. The registration link can be found towards the middle of this page. Registration is free and secures your audition spot. On the day of your audition, please bring a list of conflicts that can be used to fill out the conflict calendar (if not filled out in advance). You may also wish to bring a pen/pencil and a notebook (or other hard surface) for filling out your audition form. (If possible, we will send an email a week prior to auditions which will allow you to fill out forms in advance and print them yourself to bring with you.) Your audition for a non-musical will consist of an acting audition ONLY. Your audition for a musical will consist of two parts, an acting audition and a singing audition. During the acting audition, actors will be asked to portray different animals, characters or emotions while counting from one to ten. Example: Please count from 1 to 10. At one, pretend you are sad, at 10, pretend you are happy. For the singing audition (used for Musicals ONLY), actors will be asked to sing a short section of a song (around 20-30 seconds is enough). Actors may choose any song they like, but it should be something that you feel confident singing! Your song does NOT have to be from the show you are auditioning for.
  • What are the Covid-19 guidelines for participating in the production?
    There are no Covid-19 guidelines for CCT productions at this time. CCT usually follows school and state guidelines for Covid-19 prevention. Stricter guidelines may be in place for rehearsals during high transmission times. CCT does not require actors to wear masks for performances unless actors have had a recent Covid-19 infection and are still contagious.
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