**AUDITIONS ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE GRADES K-12 REGARDLESS OF EXPERIENCE**
We are very excited that your child has chosen to audition for "Aladdin Jr." Theater is a vibrant part of our culture and community and allows children the freedom to express themselves creatively while promoting individuality and developing self-confidence. At AAMCT whether backstage or in the spotlight students are taught to use their talents to help each other, which enhances the company as a whole and ensures the high quality performances we have become known for. It is our goal to provide as many children as possible with an educational and high quality theatre experience in hopes of fostering a lifelong appreciation for music, theatre and the arts.
SHOW SYNOPSIS ~
Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for young performers! (Character Descriptions are listed below)
AUDITION DATE ~
Saturday, September 7th by appointment at St. John's Community Center in Mokena. (Use the North entrance)
There are two time slots starting at 10:00am and 12:30 pm.
There will be a makeup audition date on Thursday, September 5th. Please call or email if you need the makeup date. You will follow all the procedures as if you were auditioning on Saturday.
We now have online registration. Follow the links below to register for an audition slot you can bring your registration form to the studio Mon - Thur 2:00 until 7:30 pm. Or you can mail it in to 19108 Wolf Road, Mokena IL 60448. Please call 708-479-0440 or email email@example.com with any questions after reading the information below.
Audition Registration ~
In order to register for a spot you must complete the audition registration form and turn in the registration fee. The $25 audition registration fee will be applied toward tuition if you are cast. If we are not able to cast you, the fee will be refunded. If you decided not to audition or participate the fee will not be refunded. We are anticipating a large turn out and would like to take as many students as possible so we would like to make sure everyone is serious about participating. There are two ways to register and receive the audition packet. You can follow the link at the bottom of this page to the online registration form and pay the registration fee via paypal. Or you can print out a pdf of the form and bring it along with your cash or check payment to the studio M-TH 2:00 until 7:30 and we will email you the audition packet. If you need a hard copy of the audition music you can purchase a CD for $5 cash at the studio. The studio is located at 19108 Wolf Road, Mokena, IL 60448
What to expect at auditions ~
At auditions students will be taught a short dance combination, sing a portion of a song from the audition packet and read a selection for the character you are auditioning for from the audition packet, which will be emailed once you register.
Call backs ~
Call backs will be held on Sunday, September 9th from approximately 12:00 to 5:00 pm and Monday, September 10th if needed. Not everyone will need to be seen for a callback. The call back list will be posted on the website Saturday night.
Performances are Thursday-Sunday November 21st - 24th. Depending on enrollment we may double or triple cast some of the characters but each student will be in a minimum of two shows. All shows are at St John’s Community Center in Mokena.
The tuition fee is $325 per student. ($300 after the audition registration fee is deducted. All payments are cash or check only) This helps to offset the cost of months of education and supervision during rehearsals as well as the child’s script, CD, costume, set construction and materials, props, royalties, publicity, rehearsal space rental and theatre rental. It does not include shoes, socks, tights or leotards.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and kids 12 and under when purchased in advance. Seating is reserved and tickets are assigned in the order received, group rates are available, please inquire. Tickets at the door are cash only, $14.
Volunteer information and expectations ~
As with any organization of this size all parents are required to volunteer. A minimum of 5 hours per child is required or if it is more convenient you can pay the $50 buyout fee. PLEASE NOTE: We are still working on the honor system and do not require the volunteer fee in advance like many other organizations. However if you have not fulfilled your volunteer time from a previous play the full or partial buyout fee is due at audition sign-up. Please inquire if you are unsure as we keep a running list.
Tuition Assistance ~
We do not want to exclude anyone based on financial need. Time payment options are available; please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information in advance of your audition. Requests not made in advance will not be granted. All financial arrangements must be fulfilled at least 3 weeks before the show performances. There must be a down payment of some type made at the parent meeting. It is unfortunate we have had to add additional stipulations but it is more important to spend time working with the kids than hunting down late payments. Please note out of fairness to all you will not be able to purchase tickets until your tuition is paid in full. Tuition payments not made on time are subject to a late fee
The mandatory parent meeting and costume measurement and first rehearsal is on Saturday, September 14th.
In general rehearsals are on Saturday, Thursday and Monday There will no rehearsal on Saturday, October 26th it will be Sunday, October 27th instead and no rehearsal on Saturday, November 2nd it will be Sunday, November 3rd instead. Everyone will have rehearsals on Saturdays starting September 14th from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm, at St. John's Community Center. Some of these rehearsals will be broken up into morning and afternoon depending on the number of students that are chosen for the cast. But everyone will rehearse in the morning in September and most of October.
Everyone will also have some Thursday evening rehearsals from 6:00 to 8:00pm, at St. John's in Fellowship Hall. These will be divided by dance number so it's not every Thursday for everyone.
All solo singing and speaking parts will also rehearse on some Monday evenings from 6:00 -8:00 pm at All About Music, this is also broken up by scene and song. In general the larger the role, the more rehearsal time is required, but everyone will rehearse on Saturday mornings.
Most roles can be played comfortably by a male or female. The roles of Jasmine and her friends will most likely be female as we generally have more girls than boys auditioning.
Aladdin - Aladdin, a poor street urchin, longs to make his mother proud, but sometimes loses his way. He’s the thief with a heart of gold. This is a heavy-singing & acting role. - Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: G2
AUDITION SONG: Proud of Your Boy
Babkak, Omar, and Kassim - Babkak, Omar, and Kassim are Aladdin’s three loyal and playful pals. Babkak is the Agrabahn foodie who loves to snack. Kindhearted Omar has a sensitive soul. Stubborn Kassim yearns to be a leader. Male or Female - Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: G2
AUDITION SONG: High Adventure
Genie - Genie is the fast-talking, fun-loving, wisecracker who lives in the lamp and yearns to be free. Vocal range top: D#4 Vocal range bottom: G2
AUDITION SONG: Friend Like Me
Iago - The fawning, funny sidekick to Jafar. Gender: Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2 AUDITION SONG: Prince Ali Reprise
Isir, Manal, and Rajah - Jasmine’s devoted attendants who keep the Princess grounded with their honesty and openness. Isir, whose name means “inspiration,” is optimistic. Manal, “achievement,” is assertively encouraging. Rajah, “hope,” is the most protective. Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: B3 AUDITION SONG: These Palace Walls
Jafar - Jafar is the power-hungry and crooked Grand Vizier with a two-faced personality and is the loyal advisor to the Sultan. Vocal range top: Eb4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2
AUDITION SONG: Prince Ali Reprise
Jasmine - Jasmine, the Princess of Agrabah, longs to experience the world outside the palace walls. Curious and assertive, she knows what she wants and craves the freedom to make her own choices. - Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: G3
AUDITION SONG: These Palace Walls
Sultan - Sultan, the warm-hearted ruler who dotes on his daughter, is committed to upholding the ancient laws of Agrabah. Vocal range top: C4 Vocal range bottom: Ab3
AUDITION SONG: One Jump
Prince Abdullah - One of Princess Jasmine’s haughty and arrogant suitors. AUDITION SONG: One Jump
Razoul, the rough and commanding head of the palace guards, answers to Jafar. AUDITION SONG: One Jump
The Apple Vendor, a merchant from whom Jasmine unintentionally steals an apple (reviles the beggars). AUDITION SONG: One Jump
The Fortune Teller, a character that unwittingly helps Aladdin escape the guards in “One Jump Ahead.” AUDITION SONG: One Jump
The Shop Owner, a marketplace vendor from whom Aladdin steals bread. AUDITION SONG: One Jump
The Guards, (2 or more), that follow Razoul’s orders.
AUDITION SONG: One Jump
Abu, a spunky monkey and citizen of Agrabah
AUDITION SONG: One Jump
Follow the link, fill out the form and then pay your registration fee below. Once your form and registration fee have been received you will be emailed the audition materials.
If you prefer not to register online you can download this form, print it out, fill it in and bring it or mail it to All About Music with your $25 registration fee. ( cash or check only) Once your form and registration fee have been received you will be emailed the audition materials. Or you can purchase a hard copy for $5 at the studio.
https://forms.gle/bhkBjZP77amHfmhU8 Follow the link, fill out the form and then pay your registration fee below. Once your form and registration fee have been received you will be emailed a confirmation.
If you prefer not to register online you can download this form, print it out, fill it in and bring it or mail it to All About Music with your $25 registration fee. ( cash only) Because we keep classes small we cannot hold spots you must turn in your form and fee to be officially registered.