Legally Blonde Jr - Auditions

 

TO AUDITION

Auditions are on Sunday 28 April - you must book an audition by emailing us at info@academydance.com.au

 

On the day:

Sunday 28 April
Singing auditions (times will be confirmed closer to the date)
4-5pm (Dance workshop)
5-6pm (Callbacks for script reading)

 

Audition and Rehearsal Venue:

Australian Academy of Dance
4 Clarence Street
Malvern East

 

Please prepare the following for your audition:

1 x song showcasing your vocal range and acting abilities (not from the show)

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally BlondeThe Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show's instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit and sass – leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink!

 

Legally Blonde JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle's high school boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not "serious" enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive. As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.

 

Legally Blonde JR. features large, energetic dance numbers with an expandable cast of sorority sisters, law school students, hairdressers and more.

 

Who can audition?
Seeking boys and girls aged 10-16 with enthusiasm! Intermediate to experienced a bonus, but beginners are welcome to audition.

 

Show dates
7-8 September
Gasworks Theatre, Albert Park

 

Rehearsals
Term 2 and start of Term 3: Tuesday 5-7pm and Thursday 5.30pm-7pm
(We may have a Saturday or Sunday rehearsal in the two weekends before the show)

 

Roles
See bottom of page for roles

 

ROLES

Elle Woods Elle Woods may appear like a typical blonde California sorority girl, but don't count her out. She is hardworking, optimistic and tenacious. Cast an excellent performer in all areas: singing, dancing and acting. Most importantly, find a young lady with an earnest, loveable spirit. Gender: Female

 

Margot, Serena, and Pilar Margot, Serena and Pilare are Elle's trio of best friends and Delta Nu sisters. These three roles are perfect for a group of young ladies with great singing and acting abilities, and most importantly, lots of enrgy! Handpick three girls who make a complementary, dynamic group. Vocal range top: C#5 Vocal range bottom: F#3

 

Kate Kate is a featured Delta Nu sister - the acedemic of the bunch. This is a great role for a young performer who has a little more experience than the rest of the Delta Nu girls. Gender: Female

 

Warner Huntington III Warner Huntington III is a fantastic role for a young man who is both a good singer and actor. He is Elle's ex-boyfriend and caught between his former life with Elle and his newfound serious East Coast life with Vivienne. Be sure to cast a guy who can play both worlds. Gender: Male

 

Admission Officers Winthrop, Lowell and Pforzheimer are three admissions officers of Harvard Law School who eventually admit Elle into the program after some critical evaluation. These performers should be great actors, capable of showing some age and character. Feel free to cast three young actors who may look different but complement one another well. Gender: Any

 

Emmett Forrest Emmet Forrest has had to work hard his entire life to get into Harvard Law School, and nothing is going to come between him and becoming a partner in Callahan's law firm, except maybe his surprising love for Elle. Cast your strongest actor with a great singing voice and the acting chops to boot. Gender: Male

 

Law Students Aaron Schultz, Sundeep Agrawal Padamadan and Enid Hoopes are three featured law students with acedemic credits that would intimidate anyone. These are fun roles for actors who can really bring their unique selves to these parts. Cast three young people with distinct personalities and who can make bold choice. Gender: Any

 

Vivienne Kensington Vivienne Kensington is the very opposite of Elle, if judging only by demeanor. She comes from a very conservative East Coast background and is everything that Warner needs to make a serious move to become a lawyer. Cast a great singer and an actress who can make the bold transition from being Elle's nemesis to being her friend. Gender: Female

 

Whitney Whitney is Vivienne's law school friend and partner in mischief when it comes to bringing down Elle.This is fun role for a less experienced performer who has wonderful energy and presence. Gender: Female

 

Professor Callahan Professor Callahan is the most-feared professor at Harvard Law School. Be sure to find a young man who can convey authority and strength. Callahan need not be the most experienced singer, as long as he uses his best acting chops to portray this villainous role. Gender: Male

 

Paulette Paulette is a wonderful role for your best comedienne. While she is a bold character, her self-esteem needs a little boost now and then. Your performer should be a great singer and an even better actor. Gender: Female

 

Brooke Wyndam Brooke Wyndham is a famous fitness video guru on trial for killing her husband. This is a high-spirited role for a young lady who is a triple-threat: a great singer, dancer and actress. Cast an advanced performer who can really portray her very difficult predicament. Gender: Female

 

Dewey Paulette's brash ex-husband who lives in a trailer and holds her dog captive. Although Dewey doesn't have a lot of stage time, it is a great cameo role for a young man who is less experienced but fearless in his acting choices. Gender: Male

 

Chutney Wyndham Chutney Wyndham has a really bad perm and an even worse attitude. She is Brooke's unhappy stepdaughter who is actually guilty for killing her father and framing Brooke. This is a role for an actress who may be new to the stage but has hilarious instincts. Gender: Female

 

Kyle Kyle is the UPS delivery man who Paulette has her eyes on each time his job brings him to the salon. Cast a great actor who may have an Irish Jig in his back pocket. Gender: Male

 

Salon Employees Part of Paulette's entourage at the salon who are very adept at the "Bend and Snap." Cast three performers who can sing and dance well, and, most importantly, have a lot of personality. This is as wonderful opportunity to put together a group of unique and diverse performers.

 

Grandmaster Chad Grandmaster Chad is a fun cameo role for a young guy who is a great musician but may be less experienced onstage.This is a standout role from the other fraternity brothers and requires a lot of energy. Gender: Male

 

Featured Ensemble Gaelen, Judge, Jet Blue Pilot, Saleswoman, Store Manager, Prison Guard, Bookish Client and Sabrina are featured roles for young performers who may have less experience on the stage but have vibrant personalities. Foremost, cast a range of actors, each one willing to give their unique voices to these roles. Gender: Any

 

Ensemble The ensemble roles consist of Waiters, Delta Nus, Frat Boys, Greek Chorus, Students and Inmates. No role is small, especially in the world of Legally Blonde JR., where actors change hats quickly from character to character. This show is full of energy, so make sure the kids you cast for each and every role are bright and dynamic. Gender: Any