Auditions

You Should Go!  You should Gooooo!

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Concert Style

Audition Info:

 

COVID INFO:  For all C.R.O.W. auditions and rehearsals, masks and social distancing will be mandatory for anyone in attendance.  For safety's sake, other COVID precautionary procedures will be in place - TBA.  Our Board is currently working on a rehearsal and performance plan which will be shared with families.  Please stay tuned for more information, but know that the health and safety of your child and our community is our top concern.  We want to be able to safely perform this show! Please do your part to help make that a reality!

 

Audition Dates: Auditions will be held January 10 & 11 at 6:30 PM.  Invited callbacks will be held on January 12 at 6:30 PM.  Auditions will be at C.R.O.W. Center for the Performing Arts: 3120 Hwy 101 in Florence.

 

**Note: It is not necessary to attend both days of the initial audition. 

Performance Dates:  April 21, 22, and 23, & Livestream option.  One weekend only.  

Rehearsals Begin: January 24

Approximate Cast Size: 25  - please note this is much smaller than our normal cast size, so competition for roles will be greater.  Not every child who auditions will be cast.  Be prepared to "wow" us! 

General Info:

 

Auditions are open to all youth - ages 7 - 21+.  No experience is required!   

 

For a list of available roles, please see character breakdown (below).   Sorry, there are no Telegrammers in this production. 

 

Participants should prepare a short song (about 1 minute, or about 16-32 bars).  Please bring sheet music, or your music as an instrumental track (no background vocals) on an MP3 player, phone, iPod, etc.  We will provide an aux cord to plug your device into our speaker.  If you wish to bring your own small speaker, connected to your device, you may.  Song should reflect your best vocal abilities and be "themed" like the songs from the show.  We do not recommend auditioning with a song from the show.  If you have questions, feel free to email crowtheatrekids@yahoo.com for advice on your audition prep.  We are here to help you!

Please bring water in a closed container with a tightly fitting lid (drinking fountain is closed). 

 

There will be no dance audition this time.  You will sing and then be excused.  If you are given a callback slip, you should return on January 12th at 6:30.  If not, you will be notified if you are cast/not cast by EMAIL.  

Participating in a C.R.O.W. show is a commitment.  It is important that you are aware of our expectations PRIOR to auditioning:

 

  • Rehearsals begin January 24th and are held evenings approx. 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm.  Sometimes rehearsals run late, but we try not to!  Casting will be announced on Sunday, January 16 by EMAIL.  NOT EVERY CAST MEMBER IS CALLED FOR EVERY REHEARSAL.  We try hard to release cast members when they are no longer needed, and don't call them in unless we plan to use them.  

 

  • A mandatory meeting will be held on January 24th.  All cast members and a parent/guardian MUST attend this meeting to participate in the show.   Your child can NOT participate if you do not attend this meeting!

 

  • All cast members MUST attend all required rehearsals and shows.  Participation in this production means that you are putting it first, above all other extra-curricular activities such as sports, choir, band, etc.  Unless you are ill or have had a family emergency, you MUST be there if you are called.   A complete rehearsal schedule will be provided at first meeting.  In light of our reduced rehearsal schedule, this is especially important for this production.  

 

  • Public Performance Dates: April 22 at 7 pm, 23 at 7 pm, and 24 at 2 pm.  There are 3 public shows.  We are planning to livestream this show for those who cannot or do not wish to attend a live performance in the theatre.  No rehearsals may be missed during tech week for any reason. 

 

  • Cast members who do not practice their songs, dances, and lines at home may be removed from the production.  

 

  • There is no cost to participate in the show.  If cast, you will be responsible for providing your own hair accessories, footwear, some make-up, and undergarments. 

 

  • There are limited roles available.  Unfortunately, not every child who auditions will be cast in our show.  Our educational philosophy stems from the concept that hard work=reward.  Think of it like a job interview…there are only so many jobs available...and if you want to beat out the competition, you must show us your best! 

 

  • Cast member families must help by volunteering in one or more areas and participating in fundraisers.  In order to provide this show at no cost to you, we do require volunteer time and your concentrated effort on a fundraiser.  Details are provided at first meeting.  Our non-profit C.R.O.W. organization is like a family, and we ask everyone to please do their part! 

 

  • For general audition tips, CLICK HERE.  If you have never auditioned for us, you should read them!

FROZEN JR. (Concert Style)

Character Breakdown: 

Anna

Young Anna, Middle Anna, and Anna are all the young Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Filled with a tremendous amount of light, energy, and love, Anna is a hopelessly optimistic extrovert at all ages, but as she grows older, she longs for connection with others, especially her sister, Elsa. Each version of this warm and determined princess requires a strong singer with great comic timing. 

Young Anna

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Middle Anna

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: A3

Anna

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Elsa

Young Elsa, Middle Elsa, and Elsa are all the elder Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Next in line for the throne, Elsa has been born with magical powers that can overwhelm her when she becomes afraid and harm others if not handled with care. Fearful of hurting anyone, especially her beloved sister, Anna, Elsa becomes anxious and withdrawn as she grows older, before eventually learning to take control of, and become confident in, her powers which she masterfully uses to manipulate the Snow Chorus. With the exception of Middle Elsa, who has only one lyric, this role will be cast by very strong singers who can also portray Elsa's restrained nature.

Young Elsa

Vocal range top: C#5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Middle Elsa

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: A3

Elsa

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

King Agnarr

The warm-hearted ruler of Arendelle is committed to protecting both his family and the Townspeople from his eldest daughter's powers. This role features a short vocal solo.  

Queen Iduna

The queen possesses a sense of rightness and kindness that guides her in her protection of her two young girls. A daughter of the Northern Nomads, this queen has the ability to communicate with the Hidden Folk of the mountains and so understands Elsa's powers deeply.

Pabbie / Bulda 

Pabbie and Bulda are the mystical leaders of the Hidden Folk who have a soft spot for "strays." Ever-benevolent, these parental figures want what's best for Kristoff, even if they are a bit misguided in their efforts. Amiable performers who will endear themselves to the audience in the crowd- pleaser, "Fixer Upper."

Bishop

The bishop officiates the coronation and passing of the crown to Elsa. This spiritual supervisor must communicate to the Townspeople of Arendelle in a serious and formal manner.

Kristoff

Kristoff is a hardworking ice harvester. Kristoff has a sarcastic veneer and a rough-around-the-edges exterior that hides a big heart. Taken in by the Hidden Folk when he was young, he loves Pabbie and Bulda dearly, but is a bit of a loner with a reindeer for a best friend- until he meets Anna. With only a few short singing solos, must be able to balance a cynical sense of humor with charming banter.

Vocal range top: A3

Vocal range bottom: G2

Sven

Sven is a reindeer of few words, fiercely loyal pal to Kristoff, and loves giving the ice harvester a hard time. To be played by a performer with good comic timing and terrific physical acting skills who can devise a strong movement vocabulary to bring this furry charmer to life.

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: A3

Hans

The ambitious Prince of the Southern Isles and overlooked thirteenth son of a king. Hans constantly strives to find a way to make good and stand out. He boasts an exceedingly charming facade that fools everyone - including Anna and, ideally, the audience! - into believing he's Prince Charming, when really, he's just a mean villain. Must be able to play both sides of this two-faced prince with relish as well as confidently sing the moments of harmony in "Love Is an Open Door."

Vocal range top: B3

Vocal range bottom: G2

The Duke of Weselton

A visiting duke who possesses a huge inferiority complex. A bombastic, overbearing sycophant, Weselton's sole purpose is to hobnob with influencers and royalty.  Must portray the narrow-minded naysayer with over-the-top gusto.

Olaf

The magical snowman created by Anna and Elsa when they were young. Olaf is endearingly delighted by everything - especially the idea of summer. Goofy and sweet, Olaf should possess a childlike innocence and excellent comic timing.  Must be extremely personable! 

Vocal range top: D4

Vocal range bottom: F#2

Oaken

An exceedingly cheerful and convivial wandering salesperson and ardent devotee to all things cozy and comfortable. Oaken's song "Hygge" is a showstopper.  Actor must portray the peppy peddler's infectious warmth with flair and good humor.

Ensemble

Includes the following roles: Townspeople, Snow Chorus, Hidden Folk, Castle Staff, Housekeeper, Butler, Handmaiden, Cook, Steward, Guards, Summer Chorus, Oaken's Family, Etc.  All ensemble members must sing since we will be casting a smaller chorus for this production.  Make sure your vocal audition shows your best self!  Some smaller roles will also double in the Ensemble.  

 

Telegrammers

We are sad and sorry, but there won't be any telegrammers cast in this year's production.   We hope you'll bring our little "baby C.R.O.W.'s" to a performance of "Frozen Jr." and introduce them to the magic of live theatre.  We can't wait to work with them again in the future! 

For audition tips, CLICK HERE.  We strongly recommend you read these tips, particularly if you've never auditioned for us!