AUDITIONS FOR SPRING 2019 SEASON


Email katie@shineinthelimelight.com or text 407-558-8687 your audition video today! Submit a one minute monologue and 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song.


CASTING ONE MALE ACTOR - Character: Mitch Mahoney
*25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Open to grades 7-12, Rehearses Wednesday/Sunday nights; Shows: April 19-20)

                         

James and the Giant Peach Jr. (Open to grades 2-12, Rehearses Sundays 4-8; Shows:May 3-5) 

Aladdin Jr. (Open to grades 1-12, Rehearses Sundays 12-4, Shows: May 17-19)

TO BE A PART OF THESE PRODUCTIONS FOLLOW THESE 3 STEPS...
1. Email katie@shineinthelimelight.com or text 407-558-8687 your audition video file.
2. Go to the REGISTRATION PAGE to fill out the on-line form
3. Go directly to our shopping cart link to pay tuition for the program. Tuition must be paid prior to audition/callback process. Registration guarantees your spot in the program, in one of the productions. Auditions are for casting purposes only.




Auditions Must-Haves: 

1. Please prepare a memorized one minute monologue and 16 bars of a musical theater song.
2. Please submit the following with your audition video: 
- 8x10 HEAD SHOT
- PERFORMANCE & TRAINING RESUME (if you have one)
- THE REGISTRATION FORM (link at the top of this page)

Below is for in person auditions.... 
- KARAOKE TRACK ON CD. PLEASE DO NOT BRING A TRACK WITH PROFESSIONAL SINGERS ON IT
3. When you arrive, please sign in. Parents do not enter the audition room. Actors are seen 4-5 at a time by appointment. Each session last 15-25 minutes.

Tips for SHINE IN THE LIMELIGHT Admission Success....
a. Please be sure you have looked over all dates carefully and you are available for all rehearsals and all performances. Do not ask for any exceptions in attendance, including any requests for leaving early or coming late to any event.

b. Please be aware of age limits per production. If we need an actor or two younger than the requirement for a show, we will invite them.

c. When completing the Registration Form, check which productions you are available for and eligible for.  Indicate if you would like to do both. There is a $50 discount if you do more than one. We will cast you in the production in which you will receive the best role. Being open to more than one choice increases your opportunities for better roles! 

d. All production program tuition must be paid in full prior to or at auditions. Space is in this program is limited and auditions are for casting purposes only - not admission into the program.  

e. All new SHINE In the Limelight students must also pay the one time $25 registration fee. This includes a SHINE tee shirt.

f. Please contact us privately if you need to be considered for partial scholarship due to financial need.

g. All roles will be assigned at the start of the rehearsal process, and call backs will be scheduled by invitation only. Do not ask for your role prior to the first rehearsal.

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AUDITIONS VIDEO SUBMISSIONS now being accepted. Email katie@shineinthelimelight.com or text 407-558-8687 your audition video.

Disney’s Aladdin Jr.

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice & Chad Beguelin

Book by Chad Beguelin

Based on the Disney film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and directed & produced by Ron Clements & John Musker

Musical theater production training program. Tuition: $450

AGE REQUIREMENTS:    For ages: 1st grade through 12th grade (For Kindergarten, please contact the director with interest/ questions/exceptions). Casting 30 roles.

Rehearsals: Sundays afternoons from 12:00pm-4:00pm, January 13-May 12, 2019

Tech Weeks: Monday-Thursday, May 13-16 from 5:30-8:30 at the ME Theatre, 1300 LaQuinta Drive, Orlando.

Performances: Friday, May 17 at 7pm, Saturday, May 18 at 7pm, Sunday, May 19 at 1pm at the ME Theatre

General Synopsis

Discover "A Whole New World" with this magically updated version of the Academy Award-winning Disney classic!

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Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.

The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for your young performers!

Full Synopsis

Genie and the Agrabahns welcome us to Agrabah, introducing Aladdin and his penniless pals, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim; Princess Jasmine and her doting father, the Sultan; and the evil Jafar and Iago ("Overture/ Arabian Night"s). Inside the marketplace, a Shop Owner berates the hungry Aladdin for stealing a loaf of bread, causing Razoul and his Guards to chase after him and his pals ("One Jump Ahead") until they escape. Afterward, when an Apple Vendor reviles two Beggars, Aladdin offers them his bread and defends them when Prince Abdullah shoves them out of his way ("One Jump Ahead - Reprise / Proud of Your Boy").

In the palace, Jafar plots with Iago to become Sultan as Jasmine rejects Prince Abdullah and the Sultan declares that she must marry by the next moon. Frustrated, Jasmine confides in her attendants - Isir, Manal, and Rajah - who encourage her to open up to experiences beyond the palace ("These Palace Walls"). As Jasmine disguises herself and takes off to heed their advice, Jafar and Iago invoke an incantation, and a Spooky Voice reveals that Aladdin is the key to finding a magic lamp that will grant Jafar the power to become Sultan.

In the marketplace, Aladdin and his friends put on a show in hope of earning some money ("Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim"). When Aladdin notices the seemingly out-of-place Jasmine and offers to show her around the marketplace, Jasmine unthinkingly takes an apple from a vendor, catching the attention of the guards. The two escape together and share their mutual experience of feeling "trapped." When the guards discover and detain them, Jasmine reveals herself to be the Princess and is escorted back to the palace, vowing to get Aladdin released. In disguise, Jafar and Iago pay off the guards and lead Aladdin to the Cave of Wonders, where he is instructed to fetch only the lamp. Distracted by the treasures, Aladdin becomes trapped within the cave until he rubs the lamp and releases the all-powerful Genie ("Friend Like Me"), who helps him escape. Granting the first of Aladdin's three wishes, Genie transforms him into Prince Ali Ababwa, which Aladdin hopes will help him to woo Jasmine.

Back at the palace, Jafar, thinking that Aladdin is still trapped in the cave, informs a despondent Jasmine that the boy's sentence has already been carried out. Just then, Aladdin and his friends make a grand entrance as Prince Ali with his Entourage ("Prince Ali"), but his demeanor offends Jasmine, who storms off. Frustrated, Aladdin lashes out at his friends, who in turn abandon him and leave the palace.

Later, on the Princess's balcony, Prince Ali gains Jasmine's trust and invites her on a magic carpet ride ("A Whole New World"). After bidding her farewell, Aladdin is arrested by Jafar for trespassing in the Princess's private chambers.

Omar, returning to help Aladdin, witnesses his arrest and runs to tell his pals, who pledge to help him ("High Adventure"), but they too are detained as they storm the palace. Aladdin uses his second wish, and Genie frees them all.

Aladdin vows to tell Jasmine the truth, but changes his mind when she tells him he is to become Sultan after they wed. Unsure of his own moral character and ability, Aladdin fears he may need his third wish to succeed as a ruler. After a disappointed Genie turns his back on Aladdin and retreats into the lamp, Aladdin weighs his options, and ultimately runs off to tell Jasmine the truth. He leaves behind the lamp, which Jafar and Iago gleefully take.

At the wedding, Jafar reveals Prince Ali's real identity ("Prince Ali - Reprise") and demands that Genie make him Sultan. Aladdin then tricks him into wishing to become the most powerful genie of all time - forever trapping him inside his own lamp. Using his last wish, Aladdin frees Genie; and the Sultan, moved by Aladdin's courage and Jasmine's wisdom, alters the law so that the Princess can rule Agrabah and marry whomever she chooses. Picking Aladdin, Jasmine and all of Agrabah live happily, and freely, ever after ("Finale").

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Jr.

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald

Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (The guys who wrote The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen, Lalaland)

Based on the book, "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl.

Musical Theater Production Training Programming

AGE REQUIREMENTS:    For ages: 2nd grade through 12th grade (For K-1st grade, please contact the director with interest/ questions/exceptions). Casting 30 roles.

REHEARSALS: Sunday afternoons from 4:00pm-8:00pm, January 13-April 28, 2019

TECH WEEK: Monday, April 29-Thursday, May 2 from 5:30-8:30 at the ME Theatre, 1300 LaQuinta Drive, Orlando

PERFORMANCES: Friday, May 3 at 7pm, Saturday, May 4 at 7pm, Sunday May 5 at 1pm at the ME Theatre, 1300 LaQuinta Drive, Orlando.

General Synopsis

A delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure, a boy and his insect friends take an amazing journey across the ocean.

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

The possibilities for creative costuming and puppetry abound, and young actors will love playing the outlandish and larger-than-life human and insect characters.

FULL SYNOPSIS

As the overture ends, Ladahlord, our mysterious narrator, makes his entrance on the empty stage, quickly joined by the rest of the Company ("Right Before Your Eyes"). The scene transitions into Painswick Orphanage, where the Matron Nurse calls for lights out. James talks in his sleep; he is having a nightmare about his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Trotter, who were tragically killed when a Rhino escaped from the London Zoo. As Karl Kreatour warns the crowd about the rhino, James wakes up from the nightmare and frantically searches for his father s glasses and his mother's scarf, his only mementos of his parents. He spots a Ladybug and a Grasshopper and sends them on their way ("On Your Way Home"). Suddenly, the Matron Nurse announces that James has two aunts in Dover who have agreed to take him in. They rush to catch the train to Dover as Ladahlord follows along ("Right Before Your Eyes – Reprise #1").

In Dover, Vagrants crisscross the stage and introduce Spiker and Sponge, who survive by stealing, lying and bribing Billy and Bobby Bobby-Cop ("Property of Spiker and Sponge"). They learn that they have been named the guardians of James and quickly plan to use him as their own personal servant. Violet Funkschmeller, Ridgley Rapscallion, Chris Cryermouth and Doreen Driggles commiserate with Spiker and Sponge over their forced motherhood. They pick him up from the train station and whisk him back to their cottage in Dover, where they inform him he will live in the basement with the rest of the creepy-crawlies. Spiker and Sponge decide on a day at the seashore, sending James inside to get the picnic basket. Meanwhile, Sponge walks directly into a spider web and catches the Male Spider between two giant pieces of bread, taking a large bite out of the horrible sandwich. James returns with the picnic basket, excited to play with his friends at the beach, but Spiker and Sponge command him to chop down the peach tree instead. Ladahlord keeps watch as James picks up the axe to chop down the tree ("Right Before Your Eyes – Reprise #2"). Before beginning on the tree, James rescues a poor Earthworm who is running for his life from an aggressive Centipede.

Suddenly, Ladahlord appears and offers James the chance to change his life by choosing a spell from his book ("Shake it Up"). The Garden Chorus and Insects help James assemble the potion for Crocodile Tongues. Ladahlord explains that James must add seven drops of well water and drink it all in one gulp ("Shake it Up – Reprise"), but James trips and spills the entire contents of the bag. Earthworm, Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug and a Spider each chase a crocodile tongue offstage.

The next morning, Spiker and Sponge are nursing their sunburns when they notice there is a peach in the peach tree... a giant peach! Sponge wants to eat it, but Spiker sees some potential in the peach, inviting Reporters, the Ladies Garden Guild, Bitsy Botana, Hollywood Agents and Buzz ("There's Money on That Tree") to view it. James wants to move to the seashore with all the money they've made, but Spiker and Sponge don't believe him when he claims to have made the peach grow. They break his father's glasses and rip his mother's scarf, declaring that liars must sleep outside ("On Your Way Home – Reprise").

James notices something strange: there is a doorknob in the peach. Upon further investigating, his arms get stuck on the peach and, suddenly, he is sucked into it, coming face-to-face with human-sized insects! Introductions are made with Grasshopper, Ladybug, Spider, Earthworm and Centipede. Suddenly, the peach's stem snaps and it goes rolling away from the cottage ("Our Adventure Begins!") Ladahlord narrates as the peach rolls past Spiker and Sponge, Farm Animals, Willy Wonka and Oompa-Loompas, finally splashing into the sea. They determine they are drifting across the English Channel to France ("Floatin' Along"). Though they are all hungry, the problem is quickly solved by James: he suggests they eat the peach ("Floatin' Along – Reprise").

Back at the cottage, Spiker and Sponge realize they are in big trouble without the giant peach. They take their money and run, narrowly avoiding an Angry Crowd and Billy and Bobby Bobby-Cop ("A Getaway for Spiker and Sponge"). Back on the peach, the Insects revive James from a nightmare. The Insects share their horrible past experiences with Spiker and Sponge, and James reveals to them that his parents are gone. The Insects explain that his parents are always with him ("Everywhere That You Are").

Days later, on the deck of the Jewel of the Sea, Ladahlord is in disguise as a ship's porter ("Right Before Your Eyes – Reprise #3"). Spiker and Sponge are onboard and en route to New York City, where they plan to set up their old routine ("I Got You"). They notice the peach floating in the distance and set out after it. On the peach, Centipede is seasick and attracts the attention of some Seagulls, but the peach has attracted the attention of some Sharks, too! James and the Insects form a plan to capture the seagulls with Spider's web and fly away from danger, but they need Earthworm to act as bait ("Plump and Juicy").

Ladahlord, dressed as a seagull, reveals that the plan works ("Right Before Your Eyes – Reprise #4"), and they quickly arrive in New York City, where Spiker and Sponge are waiting for them. The seagull web snaps, sending the Screaming Women, Lucille Van Kooglestein and Bunny Mackenzie the Third, into a panic as the peach lands on the Empire State Building ("Empire State/The Attack"). Spiker and Sponge threaten the Insects with fumigators, claiming they are taking James and the peach home, but before they can make a move, the peach slips free and lands on them. James is relieved that they will never hurt anyone ever again ("Welcome Home") and celebrates his remarkable new family. 













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