Auditions


Audition Info

Magical Starlight Theatre will hold auditions for the Winter 2018 Production on Saturday, October 28
2017-10-28 13:00:00
2017-10-28 16:00:00
America/Chicago
Magical Starlight Theatre Auditions
Magical Starlight Theatre auditions for youth under age 16 will be from 1:00-2:30 p.m. and auditions for actors 16 and older will be 2:30-4 p.m.
Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Avenue
Magical Starlight Theatre
info@magicalstarlight.org
and Sunday, October 29
2017-10-29 13:00:00
2017-10-29 16:00:00
America/Chicago
Magical Starlight Theatre Auditions
Magical Starlight Theatre auditions for youth under age 16 will be from 1:00-2:30 p.m. and auditions for actors 16 and older will be 2:30-4 p.m.
Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Avenue
Magical Starlight Theatre
info@magicalstarlight.org
at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, located at 305 W. Jackson Avenue at the northwest corner of Eagle and Jackson Streets in Naperville (enter from upper level). Lead and supporting roles are available for all ages, as well as a strong ensemble of all ages. Auditions for youth under age 16 will be from 1:00-2:30 p.m. and auditions for actors 16 and older will be 2:30-4 p.m. both days. Youth must be in fourth grade or higher. Call backs, if necessary will be held on Monday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Note: If auditioning for only the Sailor’s Chorus you will be excused after your vocal and movement audition. You will not be required to do a dance audition.

Youth and adults are asked to prepare an up-tempo song highlighting their vocal range and versatility approximately one minute long. All auditioning should bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. There will be a general movement audition and cold reading from the script. There will be a dance audition as well, come prepared to move. All auditioning only need to come to one of the two days of auditions, and no time slot reservation is required. Auditionees will be grouped as you register. Once your group has concluded music, reading, and choreography auditions, you will be excused.

All performances are mandatory. Ten performances will be presented: January 12-14 and 19-21, 2018. Performances are at Naperville Central High School Auditorium. Friday performances are 7:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday performances are 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Rehearsals will generally be scheduled for Sunday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Please bring all conflicts for rehearsals and performances to auditions. Stay tuned to this website for additional information or email: info@MagicalStarlight.org.

Character Descriptions

General Note: All characters in this fantasy musical require strong, creative movement skills
and physical storytelling is required.

Character Description Stage Appearance / Gender Vocal Range / Other Notes
Ariel Beautiful mermaid princess, dreamer, young and single minded, naïve, warm, adventurous, and strong.  Frequently heedless of danger or practicality. High School – Young Adult, female Mezzo soprano
Prince Eric Reluctant ruler, likeable, brave, optimistic young prince, who would rather be adventuring on the open seas than focusing on his princely duties. High School – Young adult, male Tenor/Baritone
King Triton Commanding king, and protective, loving father.  Benevolent dignity while underneath anger simmers for what he doesn’t know or understand. Adult, male Baritone
Ursula Malevolent, calculating, bitter sea witch.  Ambitious, and obsessed to regain power over the kingdom under the sea. Adult, female Alto
Sebastian Proud, fastidious, harried court composer and general advisor to King Triton. Temperamental artist with a heart who wants to please. Adult, male Tenor Caribbean accent suggested, not required
Grimsby Prince Eric’s dutiful, stuffy, and sympathetic guardian. Adult, male Baritone British accent suggested, not required
Scuttle Exuberant seagull, optimistic, awkward, self-proclaimed expert on all things human. Adult, male or female Tenor
Flounder Energetic yet fearful young fish friend of Ariel.  Sweet, genuine, bashful, and always loyal. Youth, male or female Tenor or Mezzo Soprano
Chef Louie Chief culinary expert in Prince Eric’s palace.  “Gleeful diabolical” propensity towards seafood. Adult, male Tenor French accent suggested, not required
Flotsam & Jetsam Ursula’s flunkies, creepy villains whose oily persuasive charms lure naïve Ariel while constantly fueling Ursula’s bitterness. High School – Adult, male or female Tenor and Baritone
Aquata Ambitions, assertive, jealous mersister of Ariel.  Most talkative, opinionated, of the sisters High School – Young Adult, female Soprano
Andrina Intelligent, logical mersister of Ariel.  Takes rehearsing seriously. High School – Young Adult, female Soprano
Arista Pretty, funny, flirtatious mersister of Ariel.  Sassy sense of humor.  Learned all she knows from her eldest sister Atina. High School – Young Adult, female Soprano
Atina Eldest, funny & flirtatious mersister. Known for being the most boy crazy. High School – Young Adult, female Soprano
Allana Sweet, sensitive, tactful mersister of Ariel.  Just plain nice and uncomfortable with joking around. High School – Young Adult, female Soprano
Adella Whiny & plain mersister of Ariel. Alienated by her sisters. High School – Young Adult, female Soprano
Sailor’s Chorus Additional crew of Prince Eric’s ship. Eager for adventure but limited role to On the High Seas. High School – Adult, male All vocal ranges, limited rehearsal requirement.
Ensemble Whether on land, on sea, or under the sea the ensemble includes a variety of fish and merpeople, a flock of seagulls, sailors, servants, chefs and members of Prince Eric’s court. Ensemble may be portraying
multiple characters. 
All Ages, male & female All vocal ranges
Pilot (part of ensemble) Prince Eric’s experienced head sailor. Adult, male Baritone
Sailors (part of the ensemble) Sailor crew on Prince Eric’s ship.  Eager for adventure and learning the ropes Youth – Adult, male
Leeward, Windward (part of ensemble) Seahorse Court Heralds for King Triton. Youth, male or female Featured Lines
Sea Creatures (part of ensemble) Faithful friends to King Triton and the merpeople. All ages, male & female
Mer”maids” (part of ensemble) Experienced merwomen who tend to Ariel’s sisters in King Triton’s kingdom. Adult, female
Seagulls (part of ensemble) Flock of Scuttle’s buddies and wannabes. Featured tap dance number with vocals and comedic movement All ages, male & female Featured tap dancing
Lagoon Animals, birds, bugs, & flowers (part of ensemble) Melodic inhabitants of the lagoon All ages, male & female
Sous Chefs & Maids (part of ensemble) Devoted, yet comical staff who take care of Prince Eric, his home, and his guests. All ages, male & female Featured vocals
Suitors & Courtesans (part of ensemble) Prince Eric’s loyal subjects attending the Contest All ages, male & female Featured dancing
Contestants (part of ensemble) Featured courtesans at the Contest vying for Prince Eric’s hand in marriage. High School – Adult, female Featured vocals
Ariel
Beautiful mermaid princess, dreamer, young and single minded, naïve, warm, adventurous, and strong.  Frequently heedless of danger or practicality.
High School – Young Adult, female
Mezzo soprano
Prince Eric
Reluctant ruler, likeable, brave, optimistic young prince, who would rather be adventuring on the open seas than focusing on his princely duties.
High School – Young adult, male
Tenor/Baritone
King Triton
Commanding king, and protective, loving father.  Benevolent dignity while underneath anger simmers for what he doesn’t know or understand.
Adult, male
Baritone
Ursula
Malevolent, calculating, bitter sea witch.  Ambitious, and obsessed to regain power over the kingdom under the sea.
Adult, female
Alto
Sebastian
Proud, fastidious, harried court composer and general advisor to King Triton. Temperamental artist with a heart who wants to please.
Adult, male
Tenor Caribbean accent suggested, not required
Grimsby
Prince Eric’s dutiful, stuffy, and sympathetic guardian.
Adult, male
Baritone British accent suggested, not required
Scuttle
Exuberant seagull, optimistic, awkward, self-proclaimed expert on all things human.
Adult, male or female
Tenor
Flounder
Energetic yet fearful young fish friend of Ariel.  Sweet, genuine, bashful, and always loyal.
Youth, male or female
Tenor or Mezzo Soprano
Chef Louie
Chief culinary expert in Prince Eric’s palace.  “Gleeful diabolical” propensity towards seafood.
Adult, male
Tenor French accent suggested, not required
Flotsam & Jetsam
Ursula’s flunkies, creepy villains whose oily persuasive charms lure naïve Ariel while constantly fueling Ursula’s bitterness.
High School – Adult, male or female
Tenor and Baritone
Aquata
Ambitions, assertive, jealous mersister of Ariel.  Most talkative, opinionated, of the sisters
High School – Young Adult, female
Soprano
Andrina
Intelligent, logical mersister of Ariel.  Takes rehearsing seriously.
High School – Young Adult, female
Soprano
Arista
Pretty, funny, flirtatious mersister of Ariel.  Sassy sense of humor.  Learned all she knows from her eldest sister Atina.
High School – Young Adult, female
Soprano
Atina
Eldest, funny & flirtatious mersister. Known for being the most boy crazy.
High School – Young Adult, female
Soprano
Allana
Sweet, sensitive, tactful mersister of Ariel.  Just plain nice and uncomfortable with joking around.
High School – Young Adult, female
Soprano
Adella
Whiny & plain mersister of Ariel. Alienated by her sisters.
High School – Young Adult, female
Soprano
Sailor’s Chorus
Additional crew of Prince Eric’s ship. Eager for adventure but limited role to On the High Seas.
High School – Adult, male
All vocal ranges, limited rehearsal requirement.
Ensemble
Whether on land, on sea, or under the sea the ensemble includes a variety of fish and merpeople, a flock of seagulls, sailors, servants, chefs and members of Prince Eric’s court. Ensemble may be portraying
multiple characters. 
All Ages, male & female
All vocal ranges
Pilot (part of ensemble)
Prince Eric’s experienced head sailor.
Adult, male
Baritone
Sailors (part of the ensemble)
Sailor crew on Prince Eric’s ship.  Eager for adventure and learning the ropes
Youth – Adult, male
Leeward, Windward (part of ensemble)
Seahorse Court Heralds for King Triton.
Youth, male or female
Featured Lines
Sea Creatures (part of ensemble)
Faithful friends to King Triton and the merpeople.
All ages, male & female
Mer”maids” (part of ensemble)
Experienced merwomen who tend to Ariel’s sisters in King Triton’s kingdom.
Adult, female
Seagulls (part of ensemble)
Flock of Scuttle’s buddies and wannabes. Featured tap dance number with vocals and comedic movement
All ages, male & female
Featured tap dancing
Lagoon Animals, birds, bugs, & flowers (part of ensemble)
Melodic inhabitants of the lagoon
All ages, male & female
Sous Chefs & Maids (part of ensemble)
Devoted, yet comical staff who take care of Prince Eric, his home, and his guests.
All ages, male & female
Featured vocals
Suitors & Courtesans (part of ensemble)
Prince Eric’s loyal subjects attending the Contest
All ages, male & female
Featured dancing
Contestants (part of ensemble)
Featured courtesans at the Contest vying for Prince Eric’s hand in marriage.
High School – Adult, female
Featured vocals

Frequently Ask Questions

Q: Do I need to come on both days of auditions?

No. You only need to come on either Saturday or Sunday, not both days.

Q: Do I need to schedule an audition time?

Magical Starlight Theatre does not schedule audition time slots. Everyone auditions on a first-come, first-served basis.

Q: Where do I go to audition?

Auditions are held on the upper level of the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center located at 305 Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540. Upon arriving, proceed to registration located in the “Community Hall” room (also on the upper level) – signs will be posted to help guide you.

Q: How old do I have to be to audition?

Magical Starlight Theatre casts youth and adults of all ages; however, youth auditionees are required to be enrolled in 4th grade or above at the time of the audition.

Q: How long will this audition take?

Auditions will take at least one hour – we strive to allow each and every auditionee an equal opportunity to audition their best.

Q: What will I have to do for the audition?

  • Each auditionee will sing approximately 32 measures of the song they have prepared.
    • An accompanist is provided.
    • Recordings and personal accompanists are not permitted.
    • Auditionees may be stopped before finishing if the staff has heard what they need.
  • The Music Director may ask auditionees to sing a scale to determine their range.
  • Auditionees will participate in reading a cutting from the script.
    • Script cuttings are available for you to peruse before you go into the room.
    • Auditionees may be asked to read additional cuttings of the director’s choice.
  • Auditionees may be asked to participate in a brief acting exercise with others.
  • Auditionees will then learn and perform a brief piece of choreography as a group.
  • The choreographer may ask you to stay, if s/he would like to see more.

Q: Do I need my own music?

Each auditionee is asked to bring their sheet music. An accompanist will be provided for you. NO recorded music or outside accompanist is permitted.

Q: Do you have to sing a song from the musical?

It’s suggested, but not necessary.

Q: Do you have to speak with an accent?

If the role you are auditioning for has an accent, it’s suggested, but not necessary.

Q: Will there be tap shoes required for auditions?

No but if called back for tap please bring tap shoes to demonstrate mastery level.

Q: Can a parent(s) watch their child’s audition?

No

Q: If I have a conflict during my age groups scheduled audition time, may I still audition?

Yes, you may.

Q: Is there a cost if I am cast in the show?

There is no registration or production fee. You will be expected to provide the designated footwear, undergarments, and personal make-up that your character requires.

Q: Will I have to provide my own costume?

Depending on your character, there may be components to your costume that you would need to provide. For example: black pants.

Q: Will there be callbacks?

It depends on who auditions and if the director deems necessary.

Q: If there are callbacks, when would I be notified?

No later than 11 pm on Sunday.

Q: If I am not called back, does that mean I am not in the show?

No. Many roles are cast based on the first audition. Not all roles are called back.

Q: When will I know if I am cast in the show.

If you are cast, you will be called by the end of the day Monday no later than 10 pm.

Q: How can I find out the cast list?

The cast list will be posted on www.magicalstarlight.org website by noon on Tuesday. The cast list will be posted on the Riverwalk Community Center front doors by noon on Tuesday.

Q: In general, when are rehearsals?

Sundays: 12 – 6 pm, Tuesdays 7 – 10 pm, Thursdays 7 – 10 pm
There are other dates as well.

Q: Will I have to attend all rehearsals?

Your attendance is required at all rehearsals that your character is called for and that you have NOT communicated an existing conflict.

Q: When are the performances?

January 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 2017

Q: When do tickets go on sale & how much are they?

Ticket sale date will be announced soon. They are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, all general admission.