Disney’s 101 Dalmatians at Imagination Theater
Saturday, November 14, 2015
8:30am to 9:00am: Auditioners for All Roles Check-In at the theater Entrance. After checking in, take a seat in the theater.
· Please be prepared to provide an e-mail or text message contact number
· Resumes with photo are encouraged but not required
· All auditioners will be photographed
· There is no fee for auditioning
· There is a $75.00 participation fee for the regular cast and a $50.00 participation fee for the Extra Puppies. Scholarships are available. These fees are due at the start of rehearsals
Sign Ups for the Extra Puppy Chorus at the Theater Ticket Office Lobby. Extra Puppy Chorus members are not required to complete a vocal audition but may do so if they choose.
(Participants signing up for the Extra Puppy Chorus must return for the Call-Back Audition on Monday, November 16 at 7:00pm).
9:00am- Noon: Vocal Auditions
FOR ALL ROLES EXCEPT EXTRA PUPPIES
Noon-1:00pm: Lunch Break
1:00-3:00pm: Dance Auditions
FOR ALL AUDITIONERS EXCEPT EXTRA PUPPIES
2:30-4:00pm: Cold Readings from the Script
FOR ALL AUDITIONERS EXCEPT EXTRA PUPPIES
Approximately 4:45pm CALL BACK LIST WILL BE POSTED AT THE THEATER ENTRANCE AND E-MAILED TO ALL AUDITIONERS.
THE CALL-BACK LIST WILL INVITE SOME AUDITIONERS TO RETURN AND CONTINUE THE AUDITION PROCESS.
ANY AUDITIONER NOT SPECIFICALLY CALLED BACK MAY COME TO THE CALL-BACK AUDITION AND SIGN UP AS AN “EXTRA PUPPY.”
Monday, November 16, 2015
6:45pm: Sign-In at theater entrance
7:00-9:00pm Script Reading and Improvisations for all Auditioners called back. Extra Puppies do not need to do script readings but will participate in group improvisations.
Approximately 9:15pm CAST LIST WILL BE POSTED AT THE THEATER ENTRANCE AND E-MAILED TO ALL AUDITIONERS.
Audition Singing Requirements
· All Auditioners must sing a musical theater-type of song of their choice
· Songs from the show are allowed. Songs to last no more than 2 minutes
· Auditioners must provide their own backing track (without accompanying vocals) on CD, IPOD, IPAD, or cellular device. The theater sound system will be used to play the music
· An accompanist will not be provided
Other Audition Requirements
· Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing
· Do not audition wearing flip-flops, extreme shoes, heavy boots, etc.
· Bring water and snacks
· Plan for lunch on Saturday
· Plan ahead. Make sure your music is cued up and works!
Imagination Theater’s 101 Dalmatians in the Spring, 2016, will be a full production comparable to any of the musicals produced in previous seasons.
101 Dalmatians is also being considered a “workshop” type of production to afford experienced as well and new performers the opportunity to be a part of a very enjoyable and magical theater experience.
With seven leading roles, nine smaller roles, a large “puppy chorus,” relatively simple vocal requirements, a professional musical performance track, and a short rehearsal period, 101 Dalmatians is planned as a fun experience for participants and audiences alike. With a running time of one hour (not including an intermission), 101 Dalmatians will be a perfect introductory theater experience for younger audience members.
Peter Wolfe will be Director and Scenic Designer for 101 Dalmatians. Lanny Langston is the show’s producer. Maggie Bush will be the Assistant Director.
· There will be an eight-week rehearsal schedule February-March 2016, and at least 14 performances in April, 2016.
· Perusal Script with sheet music will be available for check-out at the IT Ticket Office September 1, 2015
· Rehearsal and Performance Schedule will be available on-line October 1, 2015
Based on the classic animated film, Disney's 101 Dalmatians is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney's most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage.
Artistically-inclined pet owners Robert and Anita live happily in London with Dalmatian parents Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until the monstrous Cruella De Vil plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat! All the dogs of London daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.
Dalmation Conga Roger, Anita, Cruella, Pongo, Perdita, Puppy Groups 1 and 2, Narrators
Kanine Krunchies Puppy Groups 1 and 2, Pongo, Perdita, Narrators,
(Roger and Anita dance)
Thunderbolt Puppy Groups 1 and 2, Pongo, Perdita
Cruella De Vil Roger, Anita, Cruella De Vil, Narrators
Cruella’s Scheme Cruella De Vil, Horace, Jasper
Reprise Cruella De Vil, Horace, Jasper, Puppy Groups 1 and 2
The Fur Vault Narrators
Twilight Bark Boxers, Scotties, Poodles, Chihuahuas (The Dogs of London),
My Beautiful Coat Cruella De Vil, Horace, Jasper, Puppy Groups 1 and 2, Pongo, Perdita, Sergeant Tibbs
The Chase Cruella De Vil, Horace, Jasper, Puppy Groups 1 and 2, Pongo, Perdita, Sergeant Tibbs, Boxers, Scotties, Poodles, Chihuahuas (The Dogs of London)
Dalmation Puppy Group 3 and the Entire cast
Plantation / Finale (Including non-singing roles)
Bow Wows Puppy Group 3 and the Entire cast
(Including non-singing roles)
Cruella De Vil Female. Appropriate age.
Cruella must be a strong actor and vocal soloist with good physical movement and dance skills. She should have dramatic flair and be mean and bossy.
Vocal Range: A#2 - C4 (Optional speak-singing up to Eb4)
Horace and Jasper Two Roles. Male or Female. Age and gender depend on the pairing of the duo.
Cruella’s henchmen. Horace and Jasper provide comic relief à la Abbott & Costello or Laurel & Hardy. Good singers and strong actors. The characters always appear together. Physical comedy roles. Cockney accent a plus. Vocal Range: Ab2 - C4
Perdita Female, 10 to 18yrs.
Dalmatian parent. Slightly larger in stature than the Dalmatian Puppies. Strong singing and movement. Vocal Range: B2 - C3
Sergeant Tibbs Male or female. Any age. Limited role.
Sergeant Tibbs is an army cat who rallies the London Dogs to rescue the Dalmatian Puppies. Strong speaking voice. Role is two lines in one scene and appearance in the finale and curtain call. Ensemble singing and a brief solo. Vocal Range: G3 - Bb3
The London Dogs – Boxers, Chihuahuas, Poodles, Scotties
Eight roles; two of each breed. Male or female. Any age.
The London Dogs are the "ethnic" dogs who help rescue the Dalmatian Puppies from Cruella. Strong singers and movers with ability to do British, Scottish, French, or Spanish accents. In order to achieve the full effect of the “Twilight Bark” song, the Boxers, Scotties, Poodles and Chihuahuas will use appropriate accents and movement in the style of their country of origin. Vocal Range: C3 - C#4
Nanny Female. Any appropriate age. Limited role.
Nanny is the warm yet outspoken housekeeper to Roger and Anita. This is a small acting role that requires a strong speaking voice. Vocal Requirement: Chorus singing.
Dogcatcher Male. Any appropriate age. Limited role.
The Dogcatcher appears at the end of the show to dramatically remove Cruella from the scene. A small, yet comedic role. Vocal Requirement: Chorus singing.