AUDITIONS: FROZEN, JR.
The enchanting modern classic from Disney, Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the
emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced
with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of
sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!
All actors must be fully vaccinated.
Sunday, March 6 from 5:30 to 8:00 (Stage)
Monday, March 7 from 4:00 to 6:30 (Stage)
No appointment needed. Actors only need to attend one day of auditions.
CALLBACKS on Friday, March 11 from 4:00 to 6:30 (Stage). You will be notified by email on Wednesday, March 9 if you will be needed for callbacks.
All auditions and any necessary callbacks will be held at
Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre,
2627 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405.
Street parking available. Venice Family Clinic’s parking lot is available on weekends and on weekdays after 6:00pm. Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed.
Prepare 32 bars (verse and chorus) of an up-tempo song in the standard musical comedy style with accompaniment on a CD, iPhone, iPad or equivalent.
Please do not sing pop songs, liturgical music, or country western.
In addition, please do not sing “Popular”, “Good Morning, Baltimore”, or anything from the show.
Be prepared to dance.
COVID SAFETY INFORMATION
The actors cast in this production will perform unmasked, but all rehearsals will be held
in masks until the final two of weeks of rehearsal when masks will still be required when
off stage but actors will be maskless on stage. Prior to the final two weeks, actors will
occasionally be asked to remove their masks in rehearsal only if properly distanced and
only in order to work facial expressions and projection. Any portion of rehearsal that is
held without a mask will not exceed 15 minutes.
May 21 through June 5, Saturdays at 11:am and 2:pm and Sundays at 11:00 a.m, with a school show performance on May 25. School shows will require actors to miss their morning classes, but they can receive community service credit.
Please note that actors MUST be available for all performances, including any school show.
This is non-negotiable!
Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, March 15. Rehearsals will be held Monday through
Friday from 4:00 to 6:30 and Saturday and/or Sunday in the afternoon depending on cast
and theatre schedules. Actors are not called for all rehearsals, only rehearsals where they
are being used for a scene. We will try to limit most actors to 3 or 4 rehearsals a week
until we reach the last few weeks. We will be working around any commitment to the
Youth Workshops, so there is a distinct possibility that there will be large cast rehearsals
on Saturday AND Sunday, but those will be balanced out with days off during the week.
There will be no rehearsals from April 3 through April 10, but actors should be available
from the week of April 11-17. Rehearsals will be worked around actor schedules as
much as possible. As always, we consider homework a priority!
A copy of your vaccination card
A picture (a school picture or snapshot is fine).
A resume or list of shows done.
A list of your conflicts for the rehearsal period.
All conflicts MUST be submitted prior to callbacks.
Please check with your school choir/band/theatre director, your soccer/baseball coach, SAT/ACT/AP tutor, or any other adult who schedules your time, about all conflicts PRIOR to auditioning.
In addition, please check with your schools for any graduation related activities.
If additional conflicts arise after casting, it may result in an actor being replaced.
In reference to the character descriptions that follow—most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following descriptions. However, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderfluid, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities; we encourage Arab, Asian, Black, Caucasian, Latino, Native, and Multiracial actors to audition for all roles. In addition, we will list disability when specific to a character, but are otherwise seeking actors with disabilities as well as non-disabled actors for all roles. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide. We are actively committed to casting an inclusive show that reflects the community.
Young Anna: age 8 - 10, Vocal range: A3 - D5, will double in ensemble
Middle Anna: age 11 - 13, Vocal range: A3 - B4, will double in ensemble
Anna: age 13 - 18, Vocal range: G3 - D5
Young Anna, Middle Anna, and Anna are all the young Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Filled with a tremendous amount of light, energy, and love, Anna is a hopelessly optimistic extrovert at all ages, but as she grows older, she longs for connection with others, especially her sister, Elsa. Each version of this warm and determined princess requires a strong singer with great comic timing.
Young Elsa: age 8 - 10, Vocal range: A3 - C#5, will double in ensemble
Middle Elsa: age 10 - 13, Vocal range: A3 - F#4, will double in ensemble
Elsa: age 13 - 18, Vocal range: F#3 - D5
Young Elsa, Middle Elsa, and Elsa are all the elder Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Next in line for the throne, Elsa has been born with magical powers that can overwhelm her when she becomes afraid and harm others if not handled with care. Fearful of hurting anyone, especially her beloved sister, Anna, Elsa becomes anxious and withdrawn as she grows older, before eventually learning to take control of, and become confident in, her powers which she masterfully uses to manipulate the Snow Chorus.
Male, 13 - 18, Vocal Range: G2 - B3
The ambitious Prince of the Southern Isles and overlooked thirteenth son of a king. Hans constantly strives to find a way to make good and stand out. He boasts an exceedingly charming facade that fools everyone - including Anna and, ideally, the audience! - into believing he's Prince Charming, when really, he's just a jerk.
Male, 13 - 18, Vocal Range: G2 - A3
Kristoff is a hardworking ice harvester with a sarcastic veneer and a rough-around-the-edges exterior that hides a big heart. Taken in by the Hidden Folk when he was young, he loves Pabbie and Bulda dearly, but is a bit of a loner with a reindeer for a best friend- until he meets Anna. He has a great sense of humor
Gender Open, Age Open, Vocal Range: A3 - A4
Sven is a reindeer of few words, fiercely loyal pal to Kristoff, and loves giving the ice harvester a hard time.
Gender Open, 11 - 18, Vocal Range: F#2 - D4
The magical snowman created by Anna and Elsa when they were young. Olaf is endearingly delighted by everything - especially the idea of summer. Goofy and sweet, Olaf should possess a childlike innocence and excellent comic timing. Must physicalize the character as we will not be using a puppet.
Pabbie and Bulda
Gender Open, 10 - 18
Pabbie and Bulda are the mystical leaders of the Hidden Folk who have a soft spot for "strays." Ever-benevolent, these parental figures want what's best for Kristoff, even if they are a bit misguided in their efforts. Amiable and endearing. Will double in ensemble.
Gender Open, 12 - 18
An exceedingly cheerful and convivial wandering salesperson and ardent devotee to all things cozy and comfortable. Oaken's "Hygge" is a showstopper. Will double in ensemble
Male, 13 - 18
The warm-hearted ruler of Arendelle is committed to protecting both his family and the Townspeople from his eldest daughter's powers. Will double in ensemble.
Female, 13 - 18
The queen possesses a sense of rightness and kindness that guides her in her protection of her two young girls. A daughter of the Northern Nomads, this queen has the ability to communicate with the Hidden Folk of the mountains and so understands Elsa's powers deeply. Will double in ensemble.
Gender Open, 10 - 18
The bishop officiates the coronation and passing of the crown to Elsa. This spiritual supervisor must communicate to the Townspeople of Arendelle in a serious and formal manner.
Male, 12 - 18
A visiting duke who possesses a huge inferiority complex. A bombastic, overbearing sycophant, Weselton's sole purpose is to hobnob with influencers and royalty. A narrow-minded naysayer played with over-the-top gusto.
Non-Equity, no pay.
Y.E.S. does not charge tuition or fees to participate.
Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Anne Gesling at firstname.lastname@example.org.