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2nd Grade Musical 

 

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Second Grade Musical

Audition Information

Performances: April 23rd and 24th*

*class specific performance dates TBA

 

Audition Dates: January 28-February 1 (Callbacks as necessary)              

Students will audition privately during their scheduled music class time. Students who do not wish to audition for a featured role will automatically be cast with their classmates in our ensemble as wolves, monkeys, elephants, bees, or jungle flora & fauna. Everyone gets to participate!

 

How to prepare:

·         We will be learning audition selections during music class time for the next three weeks. Please encourage your child to practice and prepare for their audition at home as well.

·         Resources can be found on the back of this page as well as the “Music” page on the school website.

·         Look for the “Audition Selection Form” coming home next week asking them to select which character they will be auditioning for and return to school promptly.

·         Please note that although students will be practicing for our production during school hours, those with featured parts WILL be asked to practice after school on Mondays and select Wednesdays until 4:30 pm beginning in February. Schedule to follow.

 

What to expect at auditions:

·         Auditions will be held privately to ease any jitters

·         Students will be asked to either sing their prepared selection to a backing track or read a scene if they are auditioning for a Vulture part. I will have lyrics and speaking parts available for students during auditions. Lines do not have to be memorized but students should be very familiar with their audition selection.

 

 

Casting

            Individual letters will be sent home notifying students of the role they have been cast in during the week following auditions, February 4th-8th. Scripts and CD’s will be sent home so that they may begin practicing. They will need your help at home.

 

Please Note: Students’ participation in the show will be reflected in their semester grade. Literature and Music connection work is expected to be completed while in-school rehearsals are taking place for non-participatory students.

 

Resources

Multiple performances of Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids can be found on YouTube for your reference. Please look at them with your student.

All audition selections can be found on the school website:

http://hhe.desotocountyschools.org

1.       Select “Music”

2.       Select “File Manager”

3.       Select “Jungle Book Audition tracks”

Character Breakdown

Bagheera (male or female)

No-nonsense panther and guardian of Mowgli

Audition song: “Jungle Prologue”

 

Baloo (male)

Bear; a gentle giant who is never in a hurry and a friend of Mowgli’s

Audition song: “I Wan’na Be Like You”

 

Mowgli (male)

Man-cub; a likeable boy with a joyful, curious nature

Audition song: “The Bare Necessities”

 

Shere Khan (male or female)

Ruthless tiger who dislikes Mowgli; powerful an dignified

Audition song: “Shere Khan the Tiger”

 

Shanti (female)

A curious girl from the Man village that helps narrate; adventurous but shy

Audition song: “Kaa the Snake”

 

Kaa ( male or female)

Mighty python, sly and slippery with an entrancing voice

Audition song: “Trust in Me”

 

Colonel Hathi (male)

The leader of the elephant herd; commanding and a little forgetful

Audition song: “Colonel Hathi’s March”

 

King Louie (male)

An orangutan and King of the Monkeys; Fun loving and commanding

Audition song: “I Wan’na Be Like You”

Dizzy and Ziggy Vulture (females) SPEAKING PART

Comedians

Audition selection:

Mowgli - (collapses, exhausted and vultures appear and begin to peck him) Hey!

Dizzy – “Oh, he’s alive…”

Ziggy – “Unfortunately”

Dizzy – “But just look at him, scrawny thing”

Ziggy – “He won’t last long” (Vultures laugh and walk off)