Audition Notice: Disney’s My Son Pinocchio, Jr.

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz 
Book by David Stern
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Directed by Deidre Parmenter
Produced by Stephanie Harris
Music Directed by Jared Price
Choreographed by Wendy Babb


Audition Dates & Times: 

Sunday through Tuesday, July 23-25, 2017, at 5:00 pm. Auditions are open, and the process may take up to 4 hours. No appointment is necessary.

Audition Location: 

Conejo Players Theatre
351 S. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

Performance Dates: 

October 14, 15, 21, at 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm; Oct 20 at 7:00 pm; and Oct 22 at 2:00 pm.  We also anticipate having a school show on Wed, October 18.

Audition Requirements: 

Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song not from the show. Bring sheet music in your key, or an accompaniment CD with no words; an accompanist will be provided. Bring dance clothes and shoes. All auditioners will sing, learn a short choreography routine, and read from the script.

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals will run from July 31 through October 13, 2017. We will generally rehearse Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. There will also be some Thursdays and Fridays (5:00-7:00 pm) and some Saturdays (10:00 am- 4:00 pm)

Plot Summary: 

The famous story of the wooden puppet who learns to be a real boy is told from the perspective of his father in this adaptation of Pinocchio. The story is narrated by the Blue Fairy -- and her Fairies in Training -- and features favorite songs such as "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "I’ve Got No Strings." The adventures abound from Geppetto’s Toy Shop, to inside a whale, to Pleasure Island … and all the places in between!

For More Information: 

Contact Producer Stephanie Harris at (818) 568-4233 or jnlsmom@verizon.net

Character Breakdown: 

Geppetto (Bb3 - F5); Male, age 16-17

  • A lonely toy maker who wants nothing more than to be a father.  Shows the range of parental emotions. 
  • Must sing well.

Pinocchio (G3 - E5) ; Male, age 8-13

  • A wooden puppet who later becomes a real boy. He plays mischievous, lively, and tender. 
  • Moves and sings well.

Blue Fairy (G3 - E5); Female, age 16-17

  • A very confident (and “perfect”) fairy. Actor should have great comedic timing, and should be very outgoing.  
  • Must sing well.

Fairies [Rosa, Viola, Arancia, Sue] (G3 - E5); age 8-15  - may consider younger

  • Rosa, Viola, and Arancia are all very sweet and kind fairies in training, each with their own distinctive characteristics – actors should come prepared with their own idea of a special characteristic. Sue, however, is not so sweet. She is a brooding teenage fairy – a bit sarcastic and a bit of a devil. 
  • All Fairies in Training sing well. Ballet training a plus!

Stromboli (Bb3 - F5); Male, age 16-17

  • Will also play male ensemble roles.
  • Stromboli is bumbling, loud, and has a few screws loose. Actor should be able to create a couple of different voices, and should not be afraid to be silly. 
  • Must sing and move well.

Professore Buongrazzo (Bb3 - C#4); Male, age 16-17

  • Will also play male ensemble roles.
  • A character actor who is obsessed with making perfect children.
  • Sings.

Junior (Bb3 - C#5); Male, age 6-13

  • Will also play male ensemble roles.
  • Is the mirror image of Professore Buongrazzo.
  • A character actor who can mimic another actor.
  • May sing.

Ringleader (A3 - E5); 8-17; will consider male or female

  • A very mischievous leader of Pleasure Island (the adult-free place run by kids).  Is highly confident and competitive.
  • Sings and dances well.

Talia (C3 - C4); Female, age 6-8

  • Talia is the perfect child – extremely well behaved.
  • Dances extremely well and sings.

Boy 1 / Boy 2 (C3 - C4); Male, age 6-10

  • Perfect boys, slightly stiff and wooden.  Comedic.

Marionettes (Bb3 - E5); Male or Female ages 6-10

  • Sing well and dance well.

Townspeople; Male and female

  • Play the adults and children of the town, perfect kids of Idylia, Animals, Roustabouts, Delinquents.
  • Sing and move well; some solo lines.