Disney's Aladdin Jr.
Score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Based on Disney's Animated Film Aladdin
Directed by: Sean Carder
Music Directed by:
Audition Dates: August 14th & 15th @ 7pm
*Ages 8-18 *
Performance Dates: September 15, 16, 17 @ 8pm
at the Old Hollywood Theater 500 Delaware St. Leavenworth, KS
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CAST OF CHARACTERS
ALADDIN (male) is the title character and carries most of the show. Cast your most charming student with the best vocal and acting abilities. Versatility is necessary in order to play the slick prankster and romantic lead.
ENSEMBLE (female and male) consists of Townspeople, Shop Owners, Harem Girls, Princes, and others. There are opportunities for many featured moments for your ensemble members.
GENIE (male) is the fast-talking, scene-stealing funny man. Your actor doesn't need to be the strongest singer or dancer – the ability to do comedy is most important. The comedic style of the animated Genie has carried over into this stage adaptation, but the actor does not need to try to imitate the film.
IAGO (male or female) is a great comedic role. Like the Genie, he or she need not be the strongest singer. Comedic skills are a must. Ideally, this character should be costumed to suggest a parrot, but should bring human characteristics as Jafar's sidekick.
JAFAR (male) is our villain. Jafar should be more of a caricature of classic evil villains than someone really scary. Jafar and Iago also share some comedic moments.
JASMINE (female) is feisty and rebellious, yet genuinely sweet and somewhat naïve. Jasmine is a future leader with strong opinions on how things should be done, and the audience needs to see this side of her, as well as the side that Aladdin falls for.
MAGIC CARPET (female and/or male) is a role that works best when treated as a character in the show. Rather than a platform on wheels with no personality, two actors will be staged as puppeteers for the carpet, and it adds much more fun and creativity to the “character” as it reacts emotionally to the action onstage.
NARRATORS (female and/or male) can be any combination of boys and girls. All should be able to sing well and be able to speak clearly since they are responsible for setting scenes and advancing the plot.
RAZOUL (male) is the head of the Royal Guard and Jafar's right-hand man. He should have good comedic skills and can carry a tune. Razoul should be played as highly incompetent – always making mistakes a la The Three Stooges.
SULTAN (male) should be able to play a father figure convincingly. Although a bit scattered, he needs to be able to portray love and care for Jasmine. Solo singing is not required for this role.