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JUNIOR AUDITION NOTICE: Madagascar A Musical Adventure Jr. - BeXD Create

Workshop Dates: Monday, 25th June - Saturday, 29th June, 2024

Performance Date and Time: Saturday, 29th June, 2:00 PM

Workshop Location: Riverside Conference Centre, Chelmer

Ages: 6 - 18

Workshop Times:

  • Weekdays: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Synopsis: Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo, and the hilarious penguins in "Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR." This musical, based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture, follows the friends as they escape New York’s Central Park Zoo and embark on an unexpected journey to Madagascar. Expect an adventure full of comedy, music, and excitement.


In just 6 days, students will transform a show from the first read to a full-scale production! Throughout the week, participants will:

  • Learn songs

  • Rehearse dance choreography

  • Memorise scripts

  • Work with a vocal coach

  • Explore character development

The workshop aims to help students build confidence, forge new friendships, and have a fun, enriching experience. The Riverside Conference Centre offers various breakout spaces to accommodate different age groups and skill levels, ensuring an optimal learning environment.


Auditions

Submission Deadline: 18th June 2024

Format: Video submission

Roles Available:

  • Solo Singing & Acting: ALEX, MARTY, MELMAN, GLORIA, THE ZOOKEEPERS, THE LEMURS (including KING JULIEN), SERVERS, THE PENGUINS

  • Ensemble Singing & Acting: MASON, THE FOOSA


Audition Requirements:

  • Song: A 1-minute audition cut of any Disney, DreamWorks, or contemporary song. You may sing a song from the show if preferred. Select a section that showcases your vocal and acting abilities. A verse and chorus or the last minute of the song are usually effective.

  • Script: Prepare an audition side (short script) from the provided link. Memorisation is preferred. For characters without specific sides, choose any favourite script. Multiple auditions are allowed.

  • Send Audition Video: Admin@bexdcreate.com

  • Audition Sides and Blog Post:

  • Access Audition Sides

  • Navigating the Audition Journey


Recording Guidelines:

  • Introduce yourself at the beginning of the video.

  • Combine introduction, song, and script into one video if possible, although separate videos are acceptable.

  • Have someone off-camera read other characters’ lines.

  • Face the camera front-on and deliver lines looking at the reader, not directly into the lens.


Character Breakdown

  • Alex: Main attraction at Central Park Zoo, "The King of New York City." Fun-loving, devoted to steak and friends. Requires singing and acting. Vocal range: A3 - Eb5.

  • Marty: A zebra with dreams beyond the zoo. Sweet disposition. Requires singing and acting. Vocal range: A3 - D5.

  • Gloria: A bold, maternal hippo. Requires singing and acting. Vocal range: Eb4 - E5.

  • Melman: Kind-hearted, hypochondriac giraffe. Requires singing and comedic acting. Vocal range: E3 - Db5.

  • The Penguins: Skipper (captain), Kowalski (second-in-command), Rico (brute), and Private (cute and fuzzy). Requires acting.

  • The Zookeepers: Introduce zoo attractions. Zookeeper Zelda requires singing and acting. Zookeeper Zeke and Zoe require acting. Vocal range (Zelda): B3 - G4.

  • Mason: Intelligent chimpanzee. Requires acting.

  • The Lemurs: Native to Madagascar, avoiding Foosa. King Julien (comedic leader) requires singing, acting, movement. Maurice (assistant) requires acting. Mort (sweet performer). Lynn, Lew, Lee, Lars (bold personalities). Vocal range (Julien): A3 - B4.

  • The Foosa: Cat-like predators. Leader is the biggest and baddest. Requires acting.

  • Servers: Imagined servers in Alex’s dream. Requires dancing and singing. Vocal range: D4 - D5.

  • The Lionesses: Alex’s background singers and dancers.

  • Featured Ensemble Roles: Cameraman, Candy Hammernose, New Yorkers, Old Lady, Police Officers, Animal Control Officers, Newspaper Man, Ship's Captain.


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