Audition Notice: Disney's MULAN Jr.

Music & Lyrics by Matthew Wilder, David Zippel, Stephen Schwartz, 
Jeanine Tesori, & Alexa Junge
Music Adapted & Arranged and Additional Music & Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle
Book Adapted & Additional Lyrics by Patricia Cotter
Based on the 1998 Disney film "Mulan" and the story "Fa Mulan" 
by Robert D. San Souci
Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International
Directed by Timothy Reese
 

Disney's Mulan Jr. Show Page

Audition Dates & Times: 

Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday; July 13th through July 15th, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Audition Location: 

Conejo Players Theatre
351 South Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-1008

Performance Dates: 
Saturdays and Sundays
October 4th through October 12th, 2014 at 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM
2:00 PM ONLY on Sunday October 12th 
Special Performance at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 10th 
Special School Performances: Wednesday, October 8th, at 9:30 AM and 12 Noon.
No conflicts accepted for Performance Dates or the week before Opening.
Audition Requirements: 

Prepare a 1-minute contemporary musical theater song. Bring sheet music in your key, an accompanist will be provided. A CD with an accompaniment-only track is also acceptable, provided it is edited and cued correctly.  Please also wear comfortable dance attire, as you will be required to learn a short dance combination; tumbling and acrobatic abilities a plus. All ages and ethnicities encouraged.   No appointment necessary. Open Call Auditions. There is NO PAY. Auditions may run late; be prepared to stay the whole time.  Please bring a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc.  

Plot Summary: 

Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday; July 13th through July 15th, 2014 at 5:30 PM

For More Information: 
Please contact the Producers, Rick Steinberg:  rickysteinberg@yahoo.com and Rick Perry: rickperry1992@yahoo.com
Character Breakdown: 
All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Age ranges listed are general guidelines, and represent the general age of the CHARACTER -- not the actor. 
 
THE ANCESTORS: Long past elders of the Fa Family, they act as narrators during the story and must sing well. Although mystical and all-seeing, they still behave as though they’re at a dysfunctional family reunion.
LAOZI: (pronounced LAU-tsi) [Baritone] - A symbol of Honor. He is obsessed with tradition and, being the oldest, is the leader and a crotchety old grandpa. Very set in his ways.
HONG: [Alto] - A symbol of Destiny. Laozi's second in command. Ambitious and frugal. 
LIN: [Alto/Mezzo] - Represents Loyalty and bravery. Among the youngest of the ancestors, but still ancient and wise. 
YUN: (pronounced YOON) [Mezzo] - Represents Love and is Mulan's greatest advocate from the beginning -- the mother figure that eventually encourages the others to support Mulan for who she is.
ZHANG: (pronounced ZANG) [Baritone/Tenor] - A symbol of strength. He is wild and impulsive, not quick to use intelligence or calmness to resolve problems. 
 
MULAN: (to play 15-19 [Mezzo Soprano G3-D5]). A courageous young woman who defies the gender norms of her society to fight for the people she loves. Through her intelligence and bravery, she becomes the hero of China. Must sing and act incredibly well. Some dance and martial arts experience encouraged. (Note: Being an iconic symbol of Chinese culture, Mulan should appear to be of Chinese or Asian descent.)
 
MUSHU: [Baritone OR child Tenor/Alto] A fire-breathing (well, sometimes) dragon who has been demoted from the ancestors’ temple. Being an outcast from his own culture, he borrows nuances and musical styles from other cultures and time periods -- such as American gospel and 1920s jazz. He helps Mulan in her journey and becomes a guardian and friend. Must have great comic timing and a good singing voice. Tumbling and acrobatic abilities are encouraged. May be cast as either and adult or a small child, and may be cast as male or female. All ethnicities encouraged. 
 
SHANG: (to play 18-21 [Tenor]). A Captain of the Chinese army. Puts up a front of toughness in order to hide his true emotions. Like Mulan, he will go to great lengths to protect the people he cares about. Should be a good singer and actor. Dance and martial arts experience encouraged.
 
FA ZHOU: (pronounced fa-ZOO; to play 40-45 [Baritone]) - Mulan's father. Caring and wise, but also aging and worrisome. Walks with a cane. Must be able to convey love and also disappointment for his daughter. Will be cast as an adult. May double as other roles. 
 
FA LI: (to play 35-40 [Alto]) - Mulan's mother. Caring and understanding, but also very aware of the gender roles impressed upon her and her daughter. May double as other roles. 
 
GRANDMOTHER FA: (to play 55-60 [Alto]) - Old and couldn't care less about it. A big believer in lucky charms (and crickets). Must have good comic timing. May be cast as either an adult or a small child. May double as other roles. 
 
YAO: (Baritone/Tenor) One of the "guys." Always trying to prove his strength and manliness. Has a bit of a Napoleon complex. 
 
LING: (Tenor) One of the "guys." A bit of a scam artist. He is wholly convinced that he has a way with women. He does not. 
 
QIAN-PO: (pronounced cheeann-PO - [Tenor/Alto]) One of the "guys.” A real sweetheart of a monk who would rather have a good meal than a battle scene. May be played by either a male or female actor. May double as other roles. 
 
SHAN-YU: (pronounced shawn YOO - to play 40-45 [non-singing]) - Leader of the Hun army; a true villain. Must command the stage and have an intimidating presence. May double as other roles. 
 
MAGYAR: [non-singing] - A soldier in the Hun army. Movement a plus. May be played by either a male or female actor. May double as other roles. 
 
SUBAR-TU: [non-singing] - A soldier in the Hun army. Movement or tumbling a plus. May be played by either a male or female actor. May double as other roles. 
 
THE MATCHMAKER: (to play 40-60 [non-singing]) - Scarier than the undertaker. A mean, pretentious woman who decides whether the women in Mulan's village are suitable for marriage. May be played by either a female or male actor. May double as other roles. 
 
CHI FU: (to play 30-40 [non-singing]) - A selfish politician; right-hand man to the emperor. To be played by a small child.
 
THE EMPEROR: (to play 60-70 [Tenor]) - The leader of China. He may be old, but he knows what's up. To be played by a small child. 
 
ENSEMBLE: Townspeople, families, soldiers, Huns, and other citizens of China. Will play multiple roles. Dancing and acrobatic abilities encouraged. Should be comprised of strong singers and movers. All ages. 
 
THE INVISIBLES: Magical “unseen” performers that act as puppeteers for animals and stage effects.  To play the lucky cricket, a falcon, acts of nature, the Great Wall of China and many more. Movement a plus. Will double as ensemble. All ages.