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Auditioning for the following roles
|3 Zookeepers||C/A andy Hammernose||Old lady|
Madagascar Junior Audition Application
Songs for Callbacks on Wednesday 10th February
What will I be doing in the audition process?
You will perform one prepared scene and song for the production team.
For the acting part, when learning your scene, remember to think about where you think your character is at the time of this monologue who he may be talking to and what they are feeling. How can you get this information over to your audience (director) through your audition? You may feel free to choose any of the scenes for your audition, as no matter what you perform at audition you will still be considered for all parts. This said, if you are particularly keen on playing a specific part then it would be a good idea to prepare the appropriate one for audition.
For the singing part, we recommend you sing one of the songs from the Madagascar audition list. However, if you have not prepared/learnt a song from this list; you can still audition by singing one song of your choice. Think about a song that best shows off the range and style of your voice. If you are bringing your own song, you will need to email the backing track to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring the backing track along with you on an MP3 player, phone or ipad for your audition (not a CD). Please note that you may only need to sing part of your song and you may be stopped during it.
Please be aware that being involved in this production is a definite commitment. Each cast member must be present for ALL rehearsals when they are required. The only exception to this is if we have been notified of an absence at the time of audition.
Full scripts for the show will be provided following the completion of a successful audition.
Please prepare to sing one of the songs below. Perform cold readings from the script (also below) and be prepared to dance/move. The movement required will be simple choreographed moves taught at the audition.
PLEASE SELECT ONE OF THESE SONGS TO AUDITION WITH. YOU MAY BE ASKED TO SING MORE THAN ONE.
Best Friends (male)
Wild & Free (male or female)
Welcome to me (male)
Grand Central (male or female)
PLEASE LOOK OVER THESE SIDES FROM THE SCRIPT. YOU WILL ASKED TO READ AT LEAST ONE OF THEM. CHARACTER BREAKDOWN CAN BE FOUND BELOW. Click on this link to take you to the side from the Madagascar script.
Alex, the lion, is the main attraction at the Central Park Zoo and undoubtedly “The King of New York City.” He’s a fun-loving fella whose devotion to steak is matched only by his devotion to his friends. Cast a great singer and actor but most importantly, someone who has that magnetic quality of a showman.
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Marty is a zebra with dreams of exploring beyond the confines of the Central Park Zoo and into the wild. Cast a young man who is a solid singer and actor who also possesses a sweet disposition. You want your audience to root for Marty. He should be a perfect complement to Alex.
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Gloria a bold hippopotamus with a maternal streak that shines when s/he is with her/his three closest friends: Alex, Marty and Melman. This a great part for a performer who can act, sing and who can serve as the caretaker of the group.
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Eb4
Melman is a kind-hearted giraffe who is a bit of a hypochondriac. He’s always just a little bit nervous, but when it comes down to it, he’ll rise to the situation. Pick a performer who can sing well but more notably, can carve out this comedic part with strong acting choices.
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: E3
The Penguins are a group of birds on a mission: bust out of the zoo and return home to Antarctica. Skipper serves as the captain of the group, giving orders with ease and command. Kowalski is Skipper’s second-in-command and a dutiful one at that. Rico is the brute of the group and can karate chop anything in sight. Private’s primary job in the group is to maintain the cute and fuzzy disguise. Cast these four primary roles with performers who work well together. This is a fun opportunity to cast your youngest performers.
The Zookeepers introduce the crowds to all the sights and attractions of the Central Park Zoo. Zookeeper Zelda, Zookeeper Zeke and Zookeeper Zoe are perfect parts for proficient musicians and actors who can express a real excitement and passion for the animals. Zelda has a large solo in the opening, so cast your best singer amongst the Zookeepers in that role.
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B3
Mason is a chimpanzee with a bone to pick: though highly intelligent, his species seems to get a bad reputation for being simpleminded, and he takes that quite personally. This is a great acting role for a performer who can make bold choices from the get-go.
The Lemurs are a wild band of creatures native to Madagascar trying desperately to avoid being eaten by the cat-like creatures called the Fossa. King Julien is their leader and the perfect part for the comedian of your company who can sing, dance, act and has intuitive comedic timing. Maurice is King Julien’s assistant who is not so welcoming to Madagascar’s new inhabitants. This part is perfect for an actor who can convey distrust and disinterest while still being a powerful second-in-command to King Julien. Mort is the littlest of the Lemurs, who can barely speak. Find a young, small, sweet performer who possesses a sense of comedy. Lynn, Lew, Lee and Lars are fun smaller roles for young actors with bold personalities.
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: A3
The Fossa are cat-like predators with an appetite for Lemurs! The Fossa Leader is the biggest and baddest of the Fossa and is feared by most of the creatures in Madagascar. Cast an actor who has a great imagination for creating a larger-than-life creature who can strike fear with one look. For the rest of Fossa, choose an ensemble that can create a dominating pack of predators.
Servers #1, #2 and #3 are imagined servers in Alex’s dream when he starts to desire meat desperately! Cast three performers who can both dance and sing well and work as a unit well together.
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: D4
The Lionesses are a group of lady lions and Alex’s background singers and dancers. These are great featured roles for dancers.
Small Character Roles
Camaraman, Candy Hammernose, Passerby, Old Lady, Police Officer #1 and #2, Animal Control Officers, Newspaper Man and Ship’s Captain
Camaraman, Candy Hammernose, Passerby, Old Lady, Police Officer #1 and #2, Animal Control Officers, Newspaper Man and Ship’s Captain are all great cameo roles with speaking lines. Remember! No role is too small, and each one serves to create the larger picture of the world of Madagascar JR., so cast a colorful group of characters in these fun roles.
New Yorkers and Animals
The New Yorkers and Animals are two separate ensemble groups that are essential for setting up the world of the Central Park Zoo. Remind these groups to be bold, specific and full of energy to kick off the show with a bang!