Wonderland: Alice’s Rock-and-Roll Adventure
Seeking children 8+, teens and adults.
When: November 29 + December 1
Time: 6:30 – 8:30
Show Dates: February 24, 25 and March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 at 2:00 pm.
Please print and bring this form with you to your audition. This is optional, but will help to expedite your audition process.
Alice (If interested in the part of Alice, you should be able to sing the songs “Lazy Day” and “Feeling small“.)
Alice’s older sister Lorina/Felicity (a rose)
Dinah the cat (should be able to play piano)
Tweedledee and Tweedledum
King of Hearts/March hare
Bianca (a rose)/Unicorn
Seven and Four (playing cards)
*Please note that the role of the Queen of Hearts is already cast.
This is not your traditional Alice in Wonderland! It’s a hipper, rock and roll version of this classic tale.
In this show Alice, a little girl, also is a bit of a nerd who feels picked on by bigger kids until she enters Wonderland. Beyond the main cast, there are several characters onstage that play instruments, so we are also looking for actors who can play the piano, guitar and other instruments. The White Rabbit, Cheshire cat, Mad Hatter can be played by women or men, boys or girls. If you’re not sure what part is right for you, just come and try out.
Alice: (talking to herself) I now crown you queen Alice, queen of everything! (she cheers now as if she were the crowd.) Long live queen Alice! (Acts royal, as the queen) My first act as queen of everything is to declare that dessert will be eaten first at every meal. And secondly that queen Alice must be picked first for every game. (Speaking now as her loyal supporters) What an excellent idea, queen Alice! You are so wise. (Speaking as herself) Why thank you, I quite agree. As queen of everything, all my ideas are beyond excellent. (As crowd applauds, she holds out her hands modestly, stopping them) That’s enough applause. Though you are right to clap. You may all give me red roses in future. Lots of them.
*Please note: If auditioning for Alice, please be sure to act as per the stage directions when reciting the above monologue.
Lorina: You’re not a queen. You’re my baby sister and I’m in a hurry. Mindy‘s family is leaving on holidays and I don’t want to be left behind. Besides, mother said you were meant to be practicing your scales, not playing silly games with chess figures.
Alice: Why can’t I go with you? Years will pass and I shall wither and die and they will find me here on this piano bench and they’ll say poor poor Alice. She never got invited on a single holiday and she never got to be Queen of anything. And what good is the future when it seems awfully far away. If only something wonderful would happen to me.
Cheshire Cat: Everything you do is the sum of all of the places you’ve already been, you dig? You can’t subtract yesterday anymore than you can add tomorrow when the answer is today. But perhaps that’s a little over your head. Let’s stick with today….are you going to play croquet with the queen? If you wait for an invitation for everything, think of all the things you’ll miss. Just show up. Queenie doesn’t stand on ceremony. She stomps all over it.
Mad Hatter: Move down! Move down! Well, well, I see you are quite the party crasher. Be sure to be fashionably late though since the queen abhors punctuality. Now, do you say what you mean or do you mean what you say? If you write with your left, do you left with your right? What? you don’t think we’re making sense? Get used to it, Alice. This is Wonderland …..it’s a mad mad world.
Rose: Listen, you’ve come to the right place. Believe it or not we haven’t always been this fabulous. It takes a tremendous amount of work to be a natural beauty, you know. But don’t get any fancy ideas about putting down roots here. This is a very exclusive community and we retain the right to refuse anyone who doesn’t, shall we say, take her appearance more seriously. Perhaps you’d be better off with the daisies.
When auditioning at the DCT, please bring the following:
- Current headshot or recent photo
- Current resume. If you do not have a resume, an information sheet will be available at the time of your audition for you to fill out.
- Please come prepared to sing 16 bars from a Broadway musical that shows your range. A pianist will be available.
- All children under the age of 16 should also be prepared to sing “Do, Re, Mi” from the Broadway musical, “The Sound Of Music.”
- If you elect to only audition with “Do, Re, Mi,” it is not required that you learn 16 bars from another Broadway musical.
SHOULD YOU BE CAST IN ONE OF OUR PRODUCTIONS
A rehearsal schedule will be issued on the first practice. Typically, we rehearse over a combination of two weekday evenings and one weekend day afternoon. During tech week (the last week prior to opening), it is mandatory that all company members be present at all rehearsals. This includes the Saturday to Saturday prior to the first performance.
- Please note: The Wednesday of tech week is usually a “dark” rehearsal night for cast members.
TIPS FOR AUDITIONING
When auditioning with the DCT, remember to do the following:
- Dress for the part! For example, if you want to try out for Cinderella, then don’t come to the audition in jeans and a cutoff t-shirt.
- Stand still when on stage. Try not to shuffle your feet back and forth when you get to the stage.
- Keep your hands to your sides. Keeping your hands to your sides will allow you to stay focused and listen to instruction from the casting committee.
- Learn from the experience and have fun by watching and listening other actors and the casting committee, you can improve!
Additional questions can be directed to
The Delaware Children’s Theatre
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