Auditions at FAA

The Jungle Book

By Joseph Robinette

Based on the Book by Rudyard Kipling

Director:  Sandy Peck

When

AUDITIONS – 5-MINUTE TIMESLOTS

Monday, November 7, 2022 beginning at 6:00 pm in Rm. 156

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 beginning at 6:00 pm in Rm. 156

Callbacks: Thu. November 10 – by invitation only

FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING – SIGN UP HERE .

Rehearsals begin – Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Rehearsals will GENERALLY be Mondays thru Thursdays 6:30-9:00 p.m. & Sundays 2:00-5:00 pm OR 5:00-8:00 pm

Production Dates

February 10 – 26, 2023

In general – Fridays at 7:30 pm and Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 pm. (Note: Double performances on Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm)

Where

The Fine Arts Association Corning Auditorium

38660 Mentor Ave.
Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Come prepared to read from the script.  Printed character script sides will be available at the audition.  Links to the character/sides are also posted below to download.  Auditioners should choose ONLY one character/side to present for your audition.  You may also be considered for other roles, if you wish, but please choose only ONE side to read for the audition.

Audition Scenes

Hathi audition scene

Bagheera Baloo audition scene

Akela audition scene

mother wolf audition scene

Mowgli Baloo audition scene

Shere Khan audition scene

wolf cub audition scene

 

 

– Bring a detailed list of your conflicts beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2023.  This includes any school activities/events, sports activities/events and classes you may be taking that would cause you to miss a scheduled rehearsal.  All cast members must be available for tech week (February 5-9)

– Please bring a headshot (school picture or snapshot will do).

– Resumes will be accepted (not required)

Covid-19 Information:  Fine Arts does not require masks at this time. 

Casting Information

– Needed:   Cast of approximately 30

– All roles are available, non-gender specific.

– Auditions are open to all actors ages 6 – 18.

Roles Available

Rudyard Kipling – a human schoolboy, age 16

Mowgli – a human boy, raised by wolves, a bear, and a panther

Young Mowgli – human child

Shere Khan – a fierce tiger

Tabaqui – a jackal, Shere Khan’s sidekick

Akela – leader of the wolves

Mother Wolf – Akela’s mate

Wolf Cubs – children of Akela and Mother Wolf

Kaa – a snake

Baloo – a bear, teacher of Mowgli

Bagheera – a panther, protector of Mowgli

Rann – an excitable bird

Hathi – an elephant

Fielding – a human, Rudyard’s schoolmate

Hanley – a human, Rudyard’s schoomate

Price – a human, school headmaster

Willies – a human, school chaplain

Crofts – a human, school teacher

Old Woman (Massua) – a villager

Young Woman (Dari) – a villager

Members of the Wolf Pack

Monkeys

About the show

One of literature’s most enduring classics is brought vividly to the stage in this exciting adventure of Mowgli, the Indian boy, raised by caring wolves, befriended by Bagheera, the Panther, and Baloo, the Bear, and threatened by Shere Kahn, the evil tiger. Also present are an array of other jungle creatures who inhabit this action-filled play. Interspersed with the Mowgli tale is the equally intriguing story of a young Rudyard Kipling, who is sent from his home in Bombay to a British boarding school where he encounters his own “jungle,” including people—both good and otherwise—who parallel many of the animal characters he created. Filled with excitement and humor, the play highlights the struggle of good versus evil, the worth of friendship, and the importance of loyalty and other values required for surviving the “law of the jungle.”

Contact

Questions?

Contact Ann Hedger ahedger@fineartsassociation.org