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MAINSTAGE AUDITION RESULTS - The Velveteen Rabbit & The Magical Lamp of Aladdin

IMPORTANT!!
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE.
PARENTS READ, TOO!

After hours upon hours of deliberation and then more conversations over the weekend, we have decided upon the cast for Velveteen Rabbit and Aladdin. Additionally, you will find postings for our Crew, Front of House Team, and Showtime Pals.

Please look for your name carefully. If you signed up for crew, front-of-house, Showtime Pal etc., it will be posted after each cast list.

We will be in touch soon regarding Teaching Apprenticeships. These positions need to be decided amongst our entire staff here at DJT. We will contact Teaching Apprentices individually, using contact info supplied at auditions. Students will be contacted by Wednesday, January 6. Classes start Saturday, January 16.

Thanks again to all the students who auditioned! We mean it here at Davenport Junior Theatre when we say you should all be very proud of your audition. You were all quite brave and we were really impressed with your talents.

Unfortunately, we were not able to cast everyone who auditioned as we have a limited number of roles. Over 70 students auditioned for a limited number of roles. Many considerations go into selecting a cast. We have to cast a variety of students and take into account all sorts of consideration to fulfill the vision of our director and design team.

Please note that over the course of the season we try to spread around roles and opportunities to many kids.

Whether cast or not, we have included a list of other awesome opportunities coming up here at DJT that you should all consider. We will have many, many more Mainstage productions in the future and the best thing you can do between now and then is stay involved and keep learning!

Should you have any additional questions about the audition process, do not hesitate to e-mail our Artistic Director, Daniel Sheridan. He would be happy to chat with you about the audition.


OTHER OPPORTUNITIES Whether cast in a production or not, we hope that you will continue to explore Theatre and Dance at DJT. Be sure to check out all these great opportunities!

Theatre classes begin January 16.
Dance classes begin January 18.

Theatre Classes - We’ve expanded our class offerings to continue to challenge all our students. In particular, we’ve added an Intermediate and Advanced Acting course structure to be sure we challenge you as actors! For those who may want to explore design and technical theatre, check out our new Sound Design and Stagecraft classes, too.

Dance Classes - We offer a wide variety of classes for kids of all ages and experience levels. Many actors study tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and hip-hop to improve their dance abilities for musicals and other productions. Poise and confidence learned in dance can lead you as an actor.

Magic Workshop (ages 11+) - Award-winning magician, David Casas, will lead this special 6-week magic workshop series at Davenport Junior Theatre! Students will learn basic tricks involving slight of hand, rope, balls, cards, and other everyday items turned to magic. Magic teaches focus, dedication, coordination and communication. All magic tools are covered by the enrollment fee. The class will conclude with a demonstration of skills learned. Join us as you learn the skills it takes to say “Abracadabra” and “Presto!”


THE VELVETEEN RABBIT

We will be sending out a packet to you in the mail by Tuesday, December 29. In this packet, there will be a detailed schedule, script, information about registration payment, registration forms and other important documents. Please take time to look them all over as a family.

The first rehearsal will be Monday, January 4 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. All actors are called to attend. We would also like the crew to attend rehearsal if they are available. In your packets that will arrive in the mail, you will receive a full schedule that will take you through the end of the show in February. We pride ourselves on reliable and consistent scheduling. Please let us know of any additional conflicts.

Parents Meeting : On the first day of rehearsal, we ask parents to join us for the opening 30 minutes. We have information for you and the kids that we’d love to share! We’ll also have a chance to field any and all questions you may have as well.

Actor registration is $75.00. Tech Crew and Assistant Stage Manager registration is $45.00. There is no fee for Front-of-House or Showtime Pal. Payment details will be found in your packets. An online registration option will be provided at a later date.

If you are on a Crew, you will receive a specific schedule of when you need to be at rehearsals. Generally, the crew begins attending rehearsals roughly 10 days before the show opens. The schedule will be found in your packet.

Rehearsals:
Monday, January 4 – Tuesday, February 16
(Detailed schedule will be found in packet. We try to take into consideration student schedules.)

Tech Week:
Monday, February 8 – Tuesday, February 16
(Please no conflicts from this point on. It is vital that students are there throughout tech process and for final rehearsals. Unlike a sport, we cannot have just anyone fill in.)

Performances:
Wednesday, February 17 at 3:30pm (Stepping Stones – Dav Schools Show)
Saturday, February 20 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Sunday, February 21 at 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 24 at 3:30pm (Stepping Stones – Dav Schools Show)
Saturday, February 27 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Sunday, February 28 at 2:00pm 
(Our Stepping Stones performances require students to arrive at 2:00pm to prep for show. A note will be provided to give to schools to allow students to be dismissed early.)

Cast List:
THE HUMANS:
ANDREW – Nate F
NANA – Abbie C
UNCLE BRAD – Ty L
MOTHER – Jillian S
DOCTOR – Joel S
PEAVEY – Rebecca Carv

THE TOY SPIRITS:
VELVETEEN RABBIT SPIRIT – Meredith S
SKIN HORSE SPIRIT – Shaun G
TIMOTHY LION SPIRIT –Faith D
TRAIN ENGINE SPIRIT – Cara H
MODEL BOAT SPIRIT – Isaac S
NURSERY MAGIC FAIRY – Inna G

THE FOREST CREATURES:
WILD RABBIT ONE – Tori R
WILD RABBIT TWO – Lola B
WILD RABBIT THREE – Carly B
BROWN RABBIT – Jack S
* Remember that there is a $75.00 enrollment fee for actors. More details will be found in your packets.

Tech Team:
Assistant Stage Managers – Veronica A
Crew – Grace H, Aaron R, Kaitlyn B, Molly D, Rhiannon R
* Specific crew duties (i.e. stage hand, costume crew, light board op, etc.) will be decided at a later date. Please join us at the rehearsal on Monday, January 4 from 6pm – 8pm. $45.00 enrollment fee, details in packet you will receive.

Front-of-House:
Victoria N, Katie Mah, Katie H, Chuy G
* We will be in touch soon about the Front-of-House! It is a lot of fun. Just like the audition, the experience begins the moment the audience walks in the door. And you will be the ones to make the first impression! Your work in the lobby sets the stage for the show. We will have one special training rehearsal that will be scheduled at a later date. Working the front of house is like performing a small part in the show! Not required to be at opening rehearsal, but welcome to attend.

Showtime Pals:
Claire H, Kaitlyn Mak, Sydni S
* Actors playing Showtime Pal will be contacted by Artistic Director Daniel Sheridan at a later date in mid-January. There will be one rehearsal scheduled prior to the show. Scripts will be sent in advance. Showtime Pal may be the most important role in all of Junior Theatre and we are excited to have you as part of this long tradition! Not required to be at opening rehearsal, but welcome to attend.


THE MAGICAL LAMP OF ALADDIN

We will be sending out a packet to you in the mail by late January, early February. In this packet, there will be a detailed schedule, script, information about registration payment, registration forms and other important documents. Please take time to look them all over as a family.

Rehearsals will begin around Saturday, March 12. Specific date and time will be found in your packet. All actors are called to attend first rehearsal. We would also like the crew to attend rehearsal if they are available. In your packets that will arrive in the mail, you will receive a full schedule that will take you through the end of the show in February. We pride ourselves on reliable and consistent scheduling. Please let us know of any additional conflicts.

Parents Meeting : On the first day of rehearsal, we ask parents to join us for the opening 30 minutes. We have information for you and the kids that we’d love to share! We’ll also have a chance to field any and all questions you may have as well.

Actor registration is $75.00. Tech Crew and Assistant Stage Manager registration is $45.00. There is no fee for Front-of-House or Showtime Pal. Payment details will be found in your packets. An online registration option will be provided at a later date.

If you are on a Crew, you will receive a specific schedule of when you need to be at rehearsals. Generally, the crew begins attending rehearsals roughly 10 days before the show opens. The schedule will be found in your packet.

Rehearsals:  Saturday, March 12 – Tuesday, April 26
(Detailed schedule will be found in packet. We try to take into consideration student schedules.)

Tech Week:
Monday, April 18 – Tuesday, April 26
(Please no conflicts during these days. It is vital that students are there throughout tech process and for final rehearsals. Unlike a sport, we cannot have just anyone fill in.)

Performances:
Wednesday, April 27 at 3:30pm (Stepping Stones – Dav Schools Show)
Saturday, April 30 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Sunday, May 1 at 2:00pm
Wednesday, May 4 at 3:30pm (Stepping Stones – Dav Schools Show)
Saturday, May 7 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Sunday, May 8 at 2:00pm 
(Our Stepping Stones performances require students to arrive at 2:00pm to prep for show. A note will be provided to give to schools to allow students to be dismissed early.)

Cast List:
Jammal- Powerful magician evil – TJ G
Halima- His wicked sister – Katie H
Scheherazade- Teller of stories – Cayla O
Neela- Aladdin’s sister – Audrey S
Mother- Aladdin’s mother – Veronica A
Merchant Woman – Grace A
Neighbor- Jonathan Y
Alakazam- a monkey – Emily B
Aladdin – Ty L
Chop-Chop – the executioner – Roger P
Princess Jasmine – Daughter of Sultan – Grace H
Zara - serving maid – Sydney R
Sheba – serving maid – Emma B
Queen Sultana- Wife of the sultan – Emma H
Sultan- Ruler of Shammar – Andy P
Ali Bubba- relative of Queen – Tyler W
Genie of the Ring- Katie Mah
Genie of the Jewels - Emily A
Genie of the Lamp - Naomi H
Street Rats (Ensemble) – Isaac S, Cyrus B, Ella H, Lydia H, Deleah L, Rebekah M
* Remember that there is a $75.00 enrollment fee for actors. More details will be found in your packets.

Tech Team:
Assistant Stage Managers – Shaun G
Crew – Sydni S, Rebecca Carv, Miranda M, Keegan W, Kaitlyn M
* Specific crew duties (i.e. stage hand, costume crew, light board op, etc.) will be decided at a later date. Crew is encouraged to join us at the first rehearsal. Date will be in packet. $45.00 enrollment fee, details in packet you will receive.

Front-of-House:
Ava B, Claire H, Faith D, Molly D
* We will be in touch soon about the Front-of-House! It is a lot of fun. Just like the audition, the experience begins the moment the audience walks in the door. And you will be the ones to make the first impression! Your work in the lobby sets the stage for the show. We will have one special training rehearsal that will be scheduled at a later date. Working the front of house is like performing a small part in the show! Not required to be at opening rehearsal, but welcome to attend.

Showtime Pals: Victoria B, Kaitlyn B, Abbie C
* Actors playing Showtime Pal will be contacted by Artistic Director Daniel Sheridan at a later date in mid-January. There will be one rehearsal scheduled prior to the show. Scripts will be sent in advance. Showtime Pal may be the most important role in all of Junior Theatre and we are excited to have you as part of this long tradition! Not required to be at opening rehearsal, but welcome to attend.



Auditions for our 65th season will be in August of 2016. We encourage all our students to try out again and continue to take classes here at DJT.

Remember to check out our line up of Winter Theatre and Dance classes. Now is always a good time to keep learning and having fun!


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