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Spring Musical

Auditions

Dance: Tuesday, Feb 4th at 2:50 pm

Sing: Wednesday, Feb 5th at 2:50 pm

Act: Thursday, Feb 6th at 1:30 pm

Callbacks: Feb 7th at 2:50 pm, In the auditorium

 

On the dance day, you'll learn and perform a dance. Dress to move.

On the singing day, you need to prepare 20 seconds from a song from any Disney Musical to sing. You can get the sheet music from Mrs. Chappell Brock's room ahead of time. Room, B-3

On the acting day, you will be given sides from the show to perform. There will also be improvisations assigned that day as well.

 

You must be present all days in order to be considered for casting. 

 

See Mrs. Chappell Brock for audition form and song material in B3

For a synopsis and character breakdown, go to https://www.mtishows.com/disneys-moana-jr

Download the audition forms above.

 

Moana characters

Moana

The vibrant, tenacious, and optimistic daughter of Motunui’s chief. She struggles to reconcile her father’s plans for her to take over as the village chief with her own desires to voyage beyond the reef. Ultimately, Moana proves a compassionate and capable leader. Cast an actor who can portray great maturity, possesses incredible energy, a fun sense of humor, and can confidently deliver songs like “How Far I’ll Go.”

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Maui

A demigod and master wayfinder with charisma to spare and a reputation of being a trickster. Despite his hard exterior, Maui becomes a wonderful friend and mentor to Moana throughout their journey. Cast an actor with great comic timing who can portray this shapeshifter’s larger-than-life personality through big gestures and high energy, making moments like “You’re Welcome” true showstoppers. Note: The character Maui is based on the fabled Pacific Island demigod, so proceed with respect and caution in costuming and portrayal.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: B3

Vocal range bottom: G2

Chief Ancestors (1-3)

Chief Ancestors (1-3) are the three ancient leaders of Motunui. They guide Moana on her quest and narrate her story through speaking and singing solos. These ancestors should be animated storytellers who have excellent diction.

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: G3

Gramma Tala

Moana’s wise grandmother and the mother of Chief Tui. She is the village storyteller known for being eccentric and dancing to the beat of her own drum. Look for a playful actor and singer who can balance comic timing in “Where You Are (Part 2)” with heartfelt sincerity in “Song of the Ancestors.”

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: G3

Chief Tui

The proud leader of Motunui and Moana’s father. He prioritizes the safety of his people and his family. For this beloved and respected ruler, cast a mature and poised actor who can sing very well. After Chief Tui’s scenes at the top of the show, the actor can join the Maui, Monster, and/or Shiny ensembles before returning to this primary role at the show’s end.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: A#2

Vocal range bottom: E2

Sina

Moana’s supportive mother. She is compassionate, perceptive, and strong-willed, and trusts her daughter to make the right decisions. With both speaking and singing solos, look for a confident singer and actor who can embody a mature and respected leader. After Sina’s scenes at the top of the show, the actor can join the Maui, Monster, and/or Shiny ensembles before returning to this primary role at the show’s end.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: C#5

Vocal range bottom: C#4

Pua

Moana’s fiercely loyal friend. Pua always supports Moana – even if it means facing her own fears. An actor who is also a confident singer can make Pua’s moments in “Where You Are (Part 2),”“How Far I’ll Go,” and “We Know the Way (Finale)” stand out.

Vocal range top: C#5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Hei Hei

Moana’s not-so-bright friend. Hei Hei is well- meaning, but naive. Cast an actor who can portray Hei Hei’s innocence and own both speaking and singing solos in “Where You Are (Part 2),”“How Far I’ll Go,” and “We Know the Way (Finale).”

Vocal range top: C#5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Tamatoa

The vicious and egotistical giant crab who lives in Lalotai, the Realm of Monsters. Tamatoa enjoys gathering shiny baubles to add to an ever-growing collection. For this self-centered crab with a keen sense of showmanship, cast an actor who isn’t afraid to own the stage and really shine.

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: B3

Ensemble

Ensemble roles include Ancestor Ensemble, Ocean Ensemble, Villagers (Dancers, Weavers, Fishers 1 & 2), Maui Ensemble, Monsters, Gate Monster, Left Claw, Right Claw, Shiny Ensemble, Te Fiti, Te Kā

2019-2020 School Year APA Jr Info

The auditions for Ethel Dwyer Middle School’s Academy of Performing Arts Junior are set for the following dates:

 

Show Choir
Chamber Choir
Advanced Orchestra
Advanced Band
Commercial Music: Rock Band

Arrange for an audition with Mr. Mationg and Mr. Reyes

 

Technical Theatre

Arrange for an interview with Mrs. Chappell Brock

 

Musical Theater (7 & 8 only)

Choose one of the following dates to perform a song and dance from Disney’s “Spoon Full of Sugar.” (The choreography will be taught on the day of the audition.)

  • Thursday, June 6th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
  • Friday, June7th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm

 

Spoon Full of Sugar Lyrics

In every job that must be done
There is an element of fun
You find the fun and snap!
The job's a game

And every task you undertake
Becomes a piece of cake
A lark! A spree! It's very clear to see that

A Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down-wown
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way

 

Applications are available here.

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Junior APA FAQ's

Who do I turn my application in to?

The front office of Dwyer or directly to Mrs. Chappell Brock at auditions.

 

Can I take Dance without taking any other APA classes?

Yes. You will need to complete the APA application and have it approved by the Performing Arts Director and Dwyer Admin.

 

I am in the 6th grade and I've taken acting or done theatre in the past. Can I skip to Intermediate or Advanced Drama?

No. All sixth-graders must take at least 1 semester of Beginning Drama before they may be placed in an acting class of another level. (Most will take the full year course.)

 

Are Dance 1 and Dance 2 separate class periods?

No. It is a mixed class with multi-level instruction.

 

When do I do the actual physical auditions?

Choose one of the following dates to perform a song and dance from Disney’s “Spoon Full of Sugar.” (The choreography will be taught on the day of the audition.)

  • Thursday, June 6th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
  • Friday, June 7th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm

What advice do you have for someone who knows they want to be a part of the Musical Theatre Department of APA at HBHS?

If you are planning on going to APA at HBHS and doing musical theatre there, we strongly suggest that you either take Mrs. Chappell Brock's dance class instead of PE at Dwyer, or that you enroll in either jazz, hip-hop or ballet after school. Also, we encourage you to take choir for at least a year or enroll in private vocal lessons after school.

 

Who Should I e-mail with questions about musical theatre, dance, drama or technical theatre?

E-mail Mrs. Chappell Brock at ebrock@hbcsd.us

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