The CM Performing Arts Center will be holding open Auditions for their upcoming production of Disney’s Frozen Jr. on Monday, October 18th and Tuesday, October 19th at 6PM. Please prepare 16 bars of music either from, or in the style of the show. Dress comfortably to dance in case you are asked to stick around for a Dance Audition. All performers must be 18 and under.

All gender identities and expressions, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and physical and cognitive abilities are encouraged to audition. The CM Performing Arts Center is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the casting and encourages actors of diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups to audition. If you can not attend either of the Audition dates, please send a video submission to StillKevinBurns@gmail.com by Sunday, October 17th.

 

Health & Safety Protocols

For the safety of all performers, staff, and our CM community, all performers will be wearing face shields or masks for all rehearsals and performances regardless of vaccination status.

About the Show:
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Audition Dates:
Monday, October 18 & Tuesday, October 19 6PM

Performance Dates:
Saturday, December 4  11:00AM
Saturday, December 4  2:00PM
Sunday, December 12  11:00AM
Saturday, December 18  11:00AM
Saturday, December 18  2:00PM
Sunday, December 19  11:00AM
Sunday, December 19  7:00PM

ALL ROLES OPEN

Character Descriptions:

ANNA – Filled with a tremendous amount of light, energy, and love, Anna is a hopelessly optimistic extrovert. She longs for connection with others, especially her sister, Elsa. Seeking a strong singer with great comedic timing to play this warm and determined princess. Vocal Range: D5 to G3.

 

ELSA – Next in line for the throne, Elsa has been born with magical powers that can overwhelm her when she becomes afraid and harm others if not handled with care. Fearful of hurting anyone, especially her beloved sister, Anna, Elsa becomes anxious and withdrawn as she grows older, before eventually learning to take control of and become confident in her powers. Seeking a powerhouse vocalist with excellent acting ability who can convey Elsa’s vulnerable and fragile side as well as her power and self-realization. Vocal Range: D5 to F#3.

 

YOUNG ANNA and YOUNG ELSA – Seeking two performers who can portray the qualities and nuance of our heroines in their younger years.

YOUNG ANNA – Vocal Range: D5 to A3

YOUNG ELSA – Vocal Range: C#5 to A3

 

KRISTOFF – Kristoff is a hardworking ice harvester. Kristoff has a sarcastic veneer and a rough-around-the-edges exterior that hides a big heart. Taken in by the Hidden Folk when he was young, he loves Pabbie and Bulda dearly, but is a bit of a loner with a reindeer for a best friend- until he meets Anna. Seeking a performer who can balance a cynical sense of humor with charming banter. Vocal Range: A3 to G2.

 

OLAF – The magical snowman created by Anna and Elsa when they were young. Olaf is endearingly delighted by everything – especially the idea of summer. Goofy and sweet, Olaf should possess a childlike innocence and excellent comic timing. Vocal Range: D4 to F#2.

 

HANS – The ambitious Prince of the Southern Isles and overlooked thirteenth son of a king. Hans constantly strives to find a way to make good and stand out. He boasts an exceedingly charming facade that fools everyone into believing he’s Prince Charming, when really, he’s just a jerk. Seeking a performer who can play both sides of this two-faced prince with relish. Vocal Range: B3 to G2.

 

SVEN – A reindeer who is a fiercely loyal pal to Kristoff. Seeking a performer with good comic timing and terrific physical acting skills who can devise a strong movement vocabulary to bring this furry charmer to life. Vocal Range: A4 to A3

 

OAKEN – An exceedingly cheerful and convivial wandering salesperson and ardent devotee to all things cozy and comfortable. Seeking a performer who can portray the peppy peddler’s infectious warmth with flair and good humor. Vocal Range: Tenor

 

WESELTON – A visiting duke who possesses a huge inferiority complex. A bombastic, overbearing sycophant, Weselton’s sole purpose is to hobnob with influencers and royalty. Seeking a performer who can portray the narrow-minded naysayer with over-the-top gusto. Vocal Range: Spoken

 

PABBIE and BULDA– The mystical leaders of the Hidden Folk who have a soft spot for “strays.” Ever-benevolent, these parental figures want what’s best for Kristoff, even if they are a bit misguided in their efforts. Seeking two amiable performers who will endear themselves to the audience in the crowd- pleaser, “Fixer Upper.”

PABBIE – Vocal Range: Tenor

BULDA – Vocal Range: Mezzo Belt

 

KING AGNARR – The warm-hearted ruler of Arendelle is committed to protecting both his family and the Townspeople from his eldest daughter’s powers. Seeking a performer who can exude a sense of strength while maintaining a softer side. Vocal Range: Any

 

QUEEN IDUNA – The Queen possesses a sense of rightness and kindness that guides her in her protection of her two young girls. A daughter of the Northern Nomads, this queen has the ability to communicate with the Hidden Folk of the mountains and so understands Elsa’s powers deeply. Seeking a performer who can portray these caring, protective and loving qualities. Vocal Range: Any

 

ENSEMBLE – Seeking triple-threat performers to portray Townspeople, Hidden Folk, Bishop, Castle Staff, Housekeeper, Butler, Handmaiden, Cook, Steward, Guards, Oaken’s Family. Vocal Range: Any

 

 

Production Staff:

 

 

 

 

Director/Choreographer:  Kevin Burns

 

Kevin Burns is a L.I. based director, choreographer, and performer. Most recently, he choreographed We Will Rock You, and directed Disney’s The Little Mermaid at CMPAC, the first main stage production to return to Long Island Theatre after the COVID-19 pandemic. Other favorite credits include Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, The Rocky Horror Show, and A Christmas Story. He has worked with companies across the island as an actor, dancer, and educator. He is the choreographer of the annual spring musical at St. John the Baptist DHS. Part of Kevin’s theatrical mission is to help shape the talents of young artists, and to assist in creating a kinder, more inclusive world for all people through the arts. @k3vinburns

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Director: Matthew W. Surico

   Matthew W. Surico has been the Resident Music Director for 7 years.  Favorite credits include All Shook Up, Mamma Mia, Beauty and the Beast, Dreamgirls, Les Miserables, On the Town, Aida, West Side Story and South Pacific.  He is also an accomplished composer-lyricist having penned music and lyrics for Sue Ology and the (Possibly) Haunted House (NYCTF Off-Broadway 2015), My Christmas Elf and Assumptions, for which he also co-wrote the book.  He is the winner of the 2017 Luminary Award for Best Original Score for the short film Imagine-Barry.  Matthew also wrote the orchestrations and was the Music Supervisor for the 2020 Regional Premiere of The Wildness, which was one of the first shows to happen during the pandemic.

 

 




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