Aug 1 – 4 @ 7pm
Aug 4 & 5 @ 2pm
Mark R Isfeld Secondary
Tickets $15, available at Podlings, Anthony’s Copper Kettle Bakery & Cafe, Long & McQuade until noon each show day.
Wed, Aug 1, 7pm – Tickets Available
Thu, Aug 2, 7pm – Tickets Available
Fri, Aug 3, 7pm – Limited Availability
Sat, Aug 4, 2pm – Limited Availability
Sat, Aug 4, 7pm – Tickets Available
Sun, Aug 5, 2pm – Limited Availability
Summer Play for Children & Youth
Ages 6 -14
Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr Synopsis
Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.
The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with the bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!
Roles are plentiful, including three Cheshire Cats and dozens of other wonderfully wacky characters, providing plentiful opportunities to showcase students of all different musical skill levels. A chorus of kids playing in the park, rock lobsters, talking fish, royal cardsmen, unbirthday partiers, as well as a group of mean-girl flowers, allows for a highly expandable cast size.
— synopsis courtesy of Music Theatre International
List of Characters
Cheshire Cat 1
Cheshire Cat 2
Cheshire Cat 3
Queen of Hearts
King of Hearts
Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com
Where: Ecole Au Coeur De L’isle, 566 Linshart Rd, Comox
When: Saturday, May 12; callbacks Sun, May 13
Cast numbers will be limited this year to 35, so there is a possibility that your child may not be cast in this show. Please read all the information below. In particular, please note the rehearsal and show dates, as we expect our actors to commit fully and completely to the time period.
We will be participating in the July 1st Canada Day Parade as this is a wonderful marketing opportunity for our show. Although this is not a requirement for any cast member (as our actual rehearsals will not start until the following week), we are asking as many actors as possible to be available on that day to participate in the parade. We will have a short mini practice on June 30th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm to learn a very simple song in preparation. We will also need parent volunteers for the parade.
For the summer show production, fees will be $50.00 per production week for 5 weeks, totaling $250.00. This includes RYT membership fees and an Alice In Wonderland t-shirt. (If there is an issue with paying the production fees, please speak to a producer. RYT will never turn away a child for an inability to pay.)
Parents are required to either volunteer 20 hours per actor or pay a fee of @200.00. AS there is a lot of work needed to put on a show, the 20 hours are very easy to complete. No experience is necessary!
Each family will be required to write out a cheque for $200.00, which will be cashed only if the 20 hour minimum is not met. This year the production heads (ie: set, costume team leaders, etc.) will be in charge of maintaining and updating volunteer time sheets, so please check in and out with your production head when you show up to volunteer. Please note ,each family will only be allowed to sign up for one ushering shift.
Your producers for this show are Kathy Roberts, Jocelyn Manley and Lisa Garrett
Audition Schedule on May 12 at Ecole Au Coeur De L’isle
Children ages 6-8: Arrive at 9:00am for a 30 minute group warm up, followed by 5 minute individual auditions. Sign up for a time slot when you arrive at 9:00am. For individual auditions, please prepare a short nursery rhyme to sing (ie Baa Baa Black Sheep, Hickory Dickory Dock, Mary Had a Little Lamb or Happy Birthday). The Director will then ask a few questions which should be answered with the goal of being able to hear your stage voice (the Director will explain what that means when you arrive.) Come with water and a snack, and something to occupy yourself with while waiting. Wear clothes and shoes you can move freely in. There will not be an accompanist so be prepared to sing a capella. Bring a recent picture of yourself, and a completed audition form. (Audition forms will be available on the website soon!)
Children ages 9 – 14: Arrive at 12:00pm fora group dance warm up, followed by 5 minute individual auditions. Sign up for a time slot when you arrive at 12:00pm. For individual auditions, please prepare a short song and a short monologue. You may choose any song or monologue of your choice, but a musical theatre song would be preferred. Come with water and a snack and something to occupy yourself with while waiting. Wear clothes and shoes you can move freely in. There will not be an accompanist so be prepared to sing a capella or you may bring in a karaoke track on your device (phone). If you also bring a plug in we can play it over our computer speakers. Please note, there is no wifi at the school so you will not be able to access the Internet. Please download the music you plan to sing to. Bring a recent picture of yourself and a completed audition form, which will be available on the website soon!
Callbacks on May 13th:
For lead roles, callbacks will happen at 1:00pm. You will be informed on the evening following the initial auditions whether you will be required for a callback. Not receiving a callback does not necessarily mean you are not being considered for a role.
Production weeks will be from Tuesday, July 3 until the end of the show run on Aug 5. All rehearsals and performances are at the Mark Isfeld Theatre. The rehearsals will be from 9:00am to 12:00pm every week day, with the leads staying until 2:0pm. The format will be as follows: group warm up, followed by group scenes, followed by individual scenes. There will be downtime for your children, so please ensure that they have enough to eat and something to do quietly. We will not allow any tech devices during either the rehearsals or the shows, and accessing the Internet is strictly forbidden. Please have that discussion with your children beforehand. There will always be someone at the rehearsals with a cell phone which can be used to make any calls necessary.
Our Tech Week:
Tech week will begin on July 30, where we will switch to evening rehearsals. There will be 6 shows ending Sunday, Aug 5. We may require the children to be at the theatre for large parts of the day that week. This is unavoidable during this crucial time period, so please be aware that you may need to be very flexible during tech week. We will do our best to let you knwo the exact schedule the week before, as we understand how busy everyone is.