STAR Repertory Theatre

MADAGASCAR JR.

STAR Repertory Theatre is proud to announce auditions for

 

MADAGASCAR Jr.

Directed by:

RYAN BURTANOG

Choreographed by:

KEVIN "BLAX" BURROUGHS

Musical Director:

BENJAMIN GONIEA

 

Auditions: JANUARY 2nd & 4th, 2019 

Callbacks: JANUARY 6, 2019 (2 to 6 pm)

 

Show Dates:

MARCH 15 - 24, 2019

 

 

MADAGASCAR Jr.

Synopsis

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.  Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.   

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.

 

TONS OF FUN ROLES TO BE HAD!

EVERYONE WHO AUDITIONS IS CAST IN THE SHOW! 

 

To schedule an audition appointment for  MADAGASCAR JR., please schedule your audition date and time on this Sign Up Genius, email us at [email protected], or call us at (760) 751-3035.

 

Character Breakdown:

Alex

Alex, the lion, is the main attraction at the Central Park Zoo and undoubtedly “The King of New York City.” He’s a fun-loving fella whose devotion to steak is matched only by his devotion to his friends. Cast a great singer and actor but most importantly, someone who has that magnetic quality of a showman. 

Marty

Marty is a zebra with dreams of exploring beyond the confines of the Central Park Zoo and into the wild. Cast a young man who is a solid singer and actor who also possesses a sweet disposition. You want your audience to root for Marty. He should be a perfect complement to Alex. 

Gloria

Gloria, the hippopotamus, is a bold young lady with a maternal streak that shines when she’s with her three closest friends: Alex, Marty and Melman. This a great part for a performer who can act, sing and who can serve as the caretaker of the group. 

Melman

Melman is a kind-hearted giraffe who is a bit of a hypochondriac. He’s always just a little bit nervous, but when it comes down to it, he’ll rise to the situation. Pick a performer who can sing well but more notably, can carve out this comedic part with strong acting choices. 

The Penguins

The Penguins are a group of birds on a mission: bust out of the zoo and return home to Antarctica. Skipper serves as the captain of the group, giving orders with ease and command. Kowalski is Skipper’s second-in-command and a dutiful one at that. Rico is the brute of the group and can karate chop anything in sight. Private’s primary job in the group is to maintain the cute and fuzzy disguise. Cast these four primary roles with performers who work well together. This is a fun opportunity to cast your youngest performers. 

The Zookeepers

The Zookeepers introduce the crowds to all the sights and attractions of the Central Park Zoo. Zookeeper Zelda, Zookeeper Zeke and Zookeeper Zoe are perfect parts for proficient musicians and actors who can express a real excitement and passion for the animals. Zelda has a large solo in the opening, so cast your best singer amongst the Zookeepers in that role. 

Mason

Mason is a chimpanzee with a bone to pick: though highly intelligent, his species seems to get a bad reputation for being simpleminded, and he takes that quite personally. This is a great acting role for a performer who can make bold choices from the get-go. 

The Lemurs

The Lemurs are a wild band of creatures native to Madagascar trying desperately to avoid being eaten by the cat-like creatures called the Fossa. King Julien is their leader and the perfect part for the comedian of your company who can sing, dance, act and has intuitive comedic timing. Maurice is King Julien’s assistant who is not so welcoming to Madagascar’s new inhabitants. This part is perfect for an actor who can convey distrust and disinterest while still being a powerful second-in-command to King Julien. Mort is the littlest of the Lemurs, who can barely speak. Find a young, small, sweet performer who possesses a sense of comedy. Lynn, Lew, Lee and Lars are fun smaller roles for young actors with bold personalities. 

The Foosa

The Fossa are cat-like predators with an appetite for Lemurs! The Fossa Leader is the biggest and baddest of the Fossa and is feared by most of the creatures in Madagascar. Cast an actor who has a great imagination for creating a larger-than-life creature who can strike fear with one look. For the rest of Fossa, choose an ensemble that can create a dominating pack of predators. 

Servers

Servers #1, #2 and #3 are imagined servers in Alex’s dream when he starts to desire meat desperately! Cast three performers who can both dance and sing well and work as a unit well together. 

The Lionesses

The Lionesses are a group of lady lions and Alex’s background singers and dancers. These are great featured roles for dancers. 

Camaraman, Candy Hammernose, Passerby, Old Lady, Police Officer #1 and #2, Animal Control Officers, Newspaper Man and Ship's Captain

Camaraman, Candy Hammernose, Passerby, Old Lady, Police Officer #1 and #2, Animal Control Officers, Newspaper Man and Ship's Captain are all great cameo roles with speaking lines. Remember! No role is too small, and each one serves to create the larger picture of the world of Madagascar JR., so cast a colorful group of characters in these fun roles. 

New Yorkers and Animals

The New Yorkers and Animals are two separate ensemble groups that are essential for setting up the world of the Central Park Zoo. Remind these groups to be bold, specific and full of energy to kick off the show with a bang! 

Large Ensemble with several solo lines

 

Audition Dates:

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm (New STAR Rep Building - 329 East Valley Parkway, Escondido)

Friday, January 4, 2019 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm (New STAR Rep Building) 

Callback Date: Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 2 pm to 6 pm (New STAR Rep Building)

Preparation:      1 minute song CD/Tape/iPod (music only)

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NEW LOWER PRODUCTION FEES: $250 (New STAR Members); $225 (Non STAR Members); $195 (STAR members)

Payable at audition (or you will not be able to audition/be cast in the show):  Check, Cash (accepted at audition); Visa, MasterCard and PayPal accepted

* Your non-refundable tuition is due at the time of your audition, or your audition will not be permitted.  (If you are not cast in the show, your mandatory tuition will be refunded to you.  If you drop because you do not like the role you were given, your mandatory tuition will not be refunded, but will be credited towards another STAR Rep production).  Partial scholarship forms must be submitted a month before auditions.  Only 5 will be given to needed families.  

*  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to dance in, and bring something to do and eat/drink at callbacks, as you can expect to sit around for long periods of time without being called.

Production Fee Includes:  

Approximately 150 hours of professional instruction (acting, choreography, vocal, music, etc.), costumes, make up, our gorgeous performance venue, and professional class instruction throughout the course of the production. If you become a STAR member, you will save $50 off the next show (see below for details)!  

Ticket Requirements:  Each family is required to sell 10 tickets (at $15 per ticket) to this production (total $150) in order for STAR Repertory Theatre to offset the cost of renting the performance venue, rights, props, musicians, pianist, etc.  The $150 is due when pre-sale tickets go on sale on February 15, 2019.  Friends and Family must purchase tickets for the show(s) they wish to attend no later than March 5, 2019.  Failure to purchase the required 10 tickets will result in being dropped from the production. IF YOU SELL 50 + TICKETS YOU WILL RECEIVE FREE TUITION FOR YOUR NEXT STAR REP SHOW!!

WE WILL WORK WITH ALL REHEARSAL CONFLICTS UP UNTIL

2 WEEKS BEFORE TECH WEEK!!

(Everyone must attend ALL rehearsals 2 weeks prior to Tech Week) !! 

Scholarships/Sponsorships: There are need-based partial scholarships, and payment plans available. Up to 5 partial scholarships are available per STAR production. STAR students must apply for a partial scholarship one month (30 days) prior to their audition in order to be considered. 

Membership Special:  If you become a STAR member, you will save $50 off our next show!  In order to become a STAR member, your tuition for this show will be $250. Then your tuition for our next show will only be $195!  You will be saving $50 on tuition, and $25 off the membership fee, giving a total savings of $75!  You will also receive a FREE STAR Repertory Theatre car decal if you become a STAR member!!

Rehearsals: Rehearsal are Tuesdays, Thursdays, some Fridays (5 pm to 9 pm) and Saturdays (12 pm to 4 pm).  Rehearsals start January 8, 2019.

Show Dates: MARCH 15-24, 2019, Escondido CA (Production week starts MARCH 10, 2019. 2 Weeks prior to Tech Week (except for holidays), Production/Tech Week, and Performances are MANDATORY...or you risk loosing your role!!)

If you miss any days 2 weeks prior to tech week, and tech week, you will risk loosing your role!

We are very excited that you have chosen to become a part of the STAR Rep Family!  Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us!!!

 STAR Repertory Theatre

Winner of the 2014-2017 San Diego A-List for Best Theatre Group 

http://www.STARrepertorytheatre.com

Location: STAR Building 329 E Valley Parkway, Escondido

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