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"Disney's The Jungle Book Kids"

  
Auditions

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where are auditions for "Disney's The Jungle Book Kids?"
Auditions are April 8, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Please plan to have your child arrive a few minutes before 3:30, and plan on having them stay until 6:30 p.m. Auditions are in the Mary Louise Mello Auditorium at the Community Recreation Center, 969 Kiely Blvd. in Santa Clara.

  • What do I need to do before “Disney's The Jungle Book Kids" auditions?
    Please enroll in the class Springboard Production: Disney's The Jungle Book Kids (#18672) before auditions. Resident Online Registration begins February 27, 2020. Go to apm.activecommunities.com/santaclara to set up your account and register.
  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, as the first part of your audition will be a dance audition. If you have ballet or jazz dance shoes, please wear them. If you do not have dance shoes, please wear closed-toe athletic shoes. For safety reasons, we cannot allow anyone wearing sandals, flip-flops, or other open-toe shoes to participate in auditions.
  • Please do not prepare an audition song for this audition.Our vocal director will teach everyone a short section of a song that the whole casts sings in the show.

I have no previous experience. Is this the right production for me? Will I be cast in the show?
Yes! We welcome and encourage newcomers to audition for our shows. You will not be the only new person at auditions. Our long-time participants will welcome you and help you feel comfortable in our group. We are here to have fun and make new friends. The audition process is our chance to get to know you and to see what your performance skills are at this time. This is a no-pressure audition, because everyone who auditions will be cast in the show. We only hold auditions to help us decide which role is right for you.

What will I do at the audition?
You will start by learning a brief dance routine. After you learn the dance, you will perform it in a small group with other participants in your age group. We do not expect a perfect dance audition. We just want to see the best you can do. After the dance audition, you will go on stage in small groups, with other actors your age, to act in a short scene from the play. Before your acting audition, our director will work with you to help you speak loudly enough to be heard. Finally, you will sing the song that our vocal director will teach you. You'll sing the song in a small group, and then you may sing the song alone, if you want to audition for a role that requires solo singing. That’s it! Next, you will come to our first rehearsal on Monday, April 20, 2020, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

When will I find out what part I will play in the show?
At our first rehearsal on Monday, April 20, 2020, 4:30-6:30 p.m. You will also receive our detailed rehearsal schedule at the first rehearsal.

Is there a fee to be in the show?
Yes. Please enroll in the class Springboard Production: Disney's The Jungle Book Kids (#18672) before attending auditions (see first paragraph).

What is the Parent Meeting?
The parent meeting is required for all families who are participating in RJJT for the first time, or for families who have not had to attend a parent meeting with us before. For instance, if your child was in a summer production, there was no parent meeting, so you will need to attend the parent meeting for this production. Our staff will review some important information you need to know about our production and answer your questions. Your family will only need to attend this meeting once. The parent meeting for this show is Monday evening, April 20, 2020 from 7-8 p.m., in the same location as our auditions-- the Mary Louise Mello Auditorium, in the Community Recreation Center.

What is the costume requirement?
We will provide you with the majority of your costume. Your class fee includes the cost of the items we will provide you. You will probably supply your own pants, socks and dance shoes. We will give you costume information at our first rehearsal.

I really want to play “Mowgli” or “Baloo” in the show. Is it going to be enjoyable to participate if I don’t get the part I want?
Yes! We encourage everyone to accept and embrace the fact that most people in our cast will be in the chorus, which is great fun. You are going to learn a lot of songs, dances and get to be in a significant amount of the show. There is a lot for everyone to do. While you might be disappointed at first, please trust us that you will eventually have a great time, no matter what role you play in the production. Staying in the show, even if you are disappointed with your role, is the best way for you to learn, grow, and possibly play a larger role in a future production. If you drop out because you didn’t get the role you wanted, you will miss out on a lot of fun and special memories with good friends.

If you have any other questions about Roberta Jones Junior Theatre, please contact Robin Shaddle, Recreation Supervisor, at rshaddle@santaclaraca.gov, or 408-615-3154.

 

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