Narnia Auditions

ABOUT NARNIA

NARNIA: The Musical is a dramatization of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first and most famous of acclaimed British author C.S. Lewis’s world-renowned  series, The Chronicles of Narnia.

   

It tells of four English schoolchildren – brothers and sisters – sent away from London during World War II to stay in the manor house of their uncle – who stumble upon (and through) a wardrobe into the magical kingdom of Narnia, held in the power of the White Witch, whose evil spell has frozen the land, so that it is “always winter – and never Christmas.” They are embraced by the talking animals, the good Narnians who resist the Witch’s evil and await the return of Aslan – the Great Lion, who is their rightful ruler. Aslan, who has long been absent from his land (so that some have even doubted his existence) has – at last! – returned, to confront the Witch, and the children are soon caught up in a fierce struggle of good versus evil. 

In this spellbound landscape, filled with creatures of myth and fable, the children face temptation and fear, but learn deep lessons of courage, unselfishness, and wisdom that help them grow in spirit and prepare them for life in our world. 

ABOUT NARNIA

NARNIA: The Musical is a dramatization of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first and most famous of acclaimed British author C.S. Lewis’s world-renowned  series, The Chronicles of Narnia.

   

It tells of four English schoolchildren – brothers and sisters – sent away from London during World War II to stay in the manor house of their uncle – who stumble upon (and through) a wardrobe into the magical kingdom of Narnia, held in the power of the White Witch, whose evil spell has frozen the land, so that it is “always winter – and never Christmas.” They are embraced by the talking animals, the good Narnians who resist the Witch’s evil and await the return of Aslan – the Great Lion, who is their rightful ruler. Aslan, who has long been absent from his land (so that some have even doubted his existence) has – at last! – returned, to confront the Witch, and the children are soon caught up in a fierce struggle of good versus evil. 

In this spellbound landscape, filled with creatures of myth and fable, the children face temptation and fear, but learn deep lessons of courage, unselfishness, and wisdom that help them grow in spirit and prepare them for life in our world. 

Youth Auditions

 Slots are available on Sat. Sept. 21

6:30pm-10:00pm

Slots are available on Sun. Sept. 22

9:00am-12:00pm  &  6:30pm-10:00pm

Please prepare 32 bars of a musical song of your choice and a 1-minute monologue. An accompanist will be provided.

Bring sheet music! Please no pre-recorded tracks or singing a capella.

(Sign-up for an audition slot below.)

Adult Auditions

If you are 22 or older and are interested in applying for one of our adult roles, please send your headshot and resume to:

 

 

(See available roles below)

 

Those selected will be asked to attend call-backs on Sept. 28th to read lines and sing numbers from the show with the selected youth actors. 

Save time and fill out these forms prior to your audition.

(We will have hard copies available at auditions, if needed.)

Important Information

CALLBACKS: 

Call-backs are Saturday, September 28 at 6:30pm in the Metropolitan Arts Center. 

Those called back will be reading and singing scenes from the show.

If you don't recieve a call-back, that does not mean you won't be cast in the show. 

REHEARSALS:
Tentative rehearsal start date: October 7, 2019.

 

Rehearsals will be in the evenings on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and some Saturdays. Location will be at the Metropolitan Arts Center and then our D2D rehearsal warehouse. Not every actor will be called to every rehearsal. A rehearsal calendar will be handed out at the cast meeting. 

​​PLEASE NOTE:

There is no fee to participate in this production. However, adult cast members and parents of cast members under 17 will be expected to complete a minimum of 5 hours of volunteer service during the production process (volunteer needs will be outlined at the first cast/parent meeting). Or, if preferred, a $50 "buy-out" option will be available in lieu of volunteer service.

Audition Location

The Metropolitan Arts Center

(Loft Theatre)

126 N. Main Street

Dayton, OH 45402

NARNIA SHOW DATES:

 VICTORIA THEATRE
NOV. 30 - DEC. 1

(2 SHOWS EACH DAY)

SIGN UP TO AUDITION

For YOUTH auditions, sign up for a slot here:

Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before your audition time. Please provide a headshot and resume. All conflicts must be noted at auditions.

ASLAN* - Male (Baritone/Tenor, Strong Lead) 

The great lion of Narnia. Strong but gentle. British accent required. 

WHITE WITCH* - Female (Soprano/Belt, Strong Lead) 

The evil Queen of Narnia. Also known as Jadis. Terrifyingly brilliant. And brilliantly evil. British accent required.

PETER PEVENSIE - Male (Baritone/Tenor, Strong Lead, Looks 16-18 yrs old)

The oldest Pevensie child. Very protective of his younger siblings. This is a very physical role. Noble and courageous. British accent required.

SUSAN PEVENSIE - Female (Soprano/Belt, Strong Lead, Looks 14-16 yrs old) 

The second oldest Pevensie child. Believes in logic over fantasy. Gentle and motherly to her siblings. British accent required.

EDMUND PEVENSIE - Male (Tenor, Strong Lead, Looks 11-13 yrs old) 

The third oldest Pevensie child. A frustrated brother who briefly turns his back on his siblings. British accent required.

LUCY PEVENSIE - Female (Soprano, Strong Lead, Looks 8-10 yrs old) 

The youngest Pevensie child. Full of imagination and excitement. British accent required.

PROFESSOR DIGORY KIRKE* - Male (Baritone/Tenor, Age Range 40-60) 

The children's uncle and owner of the wardrobe. A mysterious and wonderful older gentleman. British accent required. Could potentially be doubled with Father Christmas.

MRS. MACREADY* - Female (This is a non-singing role.)

Housekeeper at Marbleton Manor. A flustered, busy woman. British accent required. Could potentially be doubled with the White Witch.


MR. BEAVER - Male (Baritone)

A silly, but helpful, beaver. Requires strong comedic acting and a Cockney accent.

MRS. BEAVER - Female (Mezzo)

Wife of Mr. Beaver. Motherly and good-natured. Requires a strong comedic actress and a Cockney accent.

MR. TUMNUS - Male (Baritone/Tenor)

A kind and charming faun. British accent required.

DWARF - Male/Could be played by a female (Baritone/Tenor).

Minion of the White Witch. A clumsy dwarf.

FENRIS ULF - Male (Baritone/Tenor)

Head of White Witch's Secret Police. A dark character. British accent required.

FATHER CHRISTMAS* - Male (Baritone/Tenor, Age Range 40-60) 

Santa Claus. Kind and welcoming. Gives the children tools to fight the White Witch. Could potentially be doubled with Professor Digory Kirke.


WHITE STAG - Female/Male (This is a non-singing role)

Harbinger of luck/potent change in Narnia. Multiple dance solos throughout show. Requires a strong dancer preferably with pointe/ ballet training. 


VARIOUS GOOD/EVIL NARNIAN CREATURES

Strong singers/actors/movers and strong dancers with extensive training in ballet/lyrical/jazz styles and pointe ballerinas. Many opportunities for dance solos. Many of these characters are written in to give lots of opportunities for speaking parts.

ROLES

* indicates roles being considered for adults

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