Audition Call for Alamance Children’s Theatre Production of
Directed by Wayne Leonard
Alamance Children’s Theatre (ACT) will present The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. at the Paramount Theater in downtown Burlington, NC. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is a play written by Joseph Robinette and is adapted from the book by C. S. Lewis. Follow Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy as they embark on a magical mystery tour to the land of Narnia.
Regular performance dates are December 2-4 and 9-11, 2022. There will be at least eight regular performances in total and two school shows. Both school shows will occur during the school day and the date is to be determined.
Auditions are open to youth ages 8 to 18. A prospective cast member must be a minimum of 8 years old and a maximum of 18 years old on the day that individual auditions for the production.
Auditions will be:
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 6:00-9:00pm
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 7:00-9:00pm
Alamance Lutheran Church
4008 Highway 62 South
Please use the following sign up genus to register for your audition spot. Walk ins will not be allowed.
If you have conflicts with the audition dates above, please send an email to LionWitchWardrobeACT2022@gmail.com. as soon as possible for an alternative method/date to audition. These arrangements must be made prior to October 5, 2022.
Those auditioning should:
- Print out and complete the forms provided below prior to arrival at auditions.
- Be prepared for a cold read with other auditionees from materials provided at the auditions.
Potential cast members need to attend only one night of auditions.
There will most likely not be any callbacks.
A Character List is provided below.
In preparation for auditions, please read these materials and bring the completed forms to the audition. You may attach your own picture to the Audition Form. ACT will also be taking individual pictures each night.
TECH CREW NEEDED!!
ACT is seeking Tech Crew members for The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. ACT encourages interested individuals to complete the form below and bring it to auditions. In this production, tech crew will be dressed in costume while performing tech responsibilities onstage.
The final cast list will be posted on ACT’s Facebook Page (and potentially ACT’s website) by Friday, October 14th at noon. Those individuals must email Rebecca Hallean to accept or decline their roles at LionWitchWardrobeACT2022@gmail.com by Saturday, October 15th at 12pm.
On Monday night, October 17th all of the cast, parents/guardians, directors, and producers will meet at Alamance Lutheran Church at 7:00 pm. A great deal of important information will be discussed, so it is MANDATORY that each cast member and a parent/guardian attend this meeting. A $60Participation Fee will be collected from each cast member ($50 for each additional sibling). This fee helps to cover some of the production’s costs. Scholarships are available to ensure that no young person is unable to participate.Please email LionWitchWardrobeACT2022@gmail.com or speak to one of the producers at the parent meeting to make these arrangements. Scholarship families will be requested to “Pay what they can” and will be asked to contribute additional volunteer hours to the production.
Rehearsals will predominantly occur at Alamance Lutheran Church and will generally occur between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights. There may be a few nights that extend to 9:30 pm, multiple Saturday morning/afternoon rehearsals and potentially a few Sunday afternoon/evening rehearsals. Some rehearsals with minimal called cast members may be at locations other than Alamance Lutheran. Not all cast members will be scheduled for each rehearsal but each cast member will be expected to attend all of the rehearsals for which he or she is scheduled.
You must put and potential times your actor may not be able to attend rehearsals on the audition paperwork. This includes weekly classes, scheduled vacations, band concerts, or any reason your actor would need to miss a rehearsal. Failure to disclose conflicts during auditions may be grounds for removal from the production.
Tech week begins on Monday, November 28, 2022 with rehearsals each day/night at the Paramount Theater. Tech Week rehearsals may extend to 10:30 pm. All cast members should be present this week with no exceptions! However, if an auditionee has a mandatory or long term commitment that may conflict with attendance during Tech Week, that conflict should be detailed on the audition form and specifically discussed with production staff at auditions.
Regular performances will be at the Paramount at 7:00 pm on December 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2022 and 2:00 pm on December 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2022. Both school shows will occur one day during the school day. All cast and tech crew members must be present for all performances.
Auditionees should be aware that participation in other productions or other activities that overlap and/or create conflicts with rehearsals for The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. may be considered in casting decisions.
Aslan – A great lion
White Witch – an evil queen
Lucy, Edmund, Susan, Peter – children
Mr. & Mrs. Beaver –forest animals
Unicorn, Centaur – forest animals
Tumnus – a faun
Fenris Ulf – a wolf, head of Witch’s secret police
Dwarf – a servant to the Witch
Father Christmas – a bringer of gifts
Elf – Father Christmas’ helper
White Stag – an elusive omen of good fortune
Aslan’s Followers – forest animals
Witch’s army – evil villains
Wood Nymphs – tech crew members