Announcing Auditions

AWARD
WINNING!

We are seeking performers between the age of

8 - 18 who dream of being part of an incredible international theater festival, digging deeper into their art, and sharing their gifts with the community!

All members of our travel team will be guaranteed a role in our Spring 2021 production of

Disney's Frozen KIDS
 

Travel team members will also have the opportunity to perform for the community, participate in the Virtual Junior Theater Festival Texas, and every member will be given an excellent, in-depth performing arts education.

 

We are so excited to announce our Spring production of Disney's Frozen KIDS! 

This will be KPA's TENTH production since 2018 and 

we want YOU to join us!

Frozen KIDS is a spunky 30-minute adaptation of the popular Disney film and the Broadway show, featuring all of your favorite character and songs.

View full song list here

This production will be rehearsed and performed virtually, and is open to performers between the age of 6 - 18. Performers age 8 - 18 are also eligible for our travel team - join us at the exciting Virtual Junior Theater Festival Texas this year!

 

PROGRAM INFO

Directed & Choreographed by: Jennifer Kessler

Music Directed by: Kathryn Dean

Age/Grade Levels: Performers ages 6 - 18 *performers must not have graduated from high school*
Production Details: Disney's Frozen KIDS will be rehearsed, edited, and performed virtually. It's amazing how theatre unites us even in the midst of the pandemic! Scroll a bit to see what type of theatre magic can be achieved virtually.

Audition Dates: March 3, 4, 5, 2021   View Audition Details HERE

Performance Date: May 29, 2021 

Rehearsal Dates: March 4 - May 29, 2021

Mandatory Tech Week Dates: May 15 - 29, 2021. Extra rehearsals will be held the week of May 24 - 29.

Weekly Rehearsal Details: 

   Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 PM  

   Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

   Saturdays, 1:00 - 5:00 PM  

  - A full schedule will be provided to registered performers the week after auditions.

  - Please note that the amount of rehearsal will vary depending on the individual's role. Most performers will not be required to be present at full rehearsals every week.

Tuition: $275.00 per performer (Production ONLY. Please see KTP section for travel team pricing.)

Included:

  65+ Hours of Training in Acting, Singing & Dancing

  Full Virtual Performance of Disney's Frozen KIDS.

  Ample performance time for every performer

  Professional script for each show

  Show T-shirt  for each show

  Technical items required for productions

Performers Must Provide:

  Dance shoes (specific color/style TBD)

  Personal makeup & hair products

Special Notes: 

The final performances will be the culmination of many weeks' hard work by the performers, staff, and volunteers. Attendance is a very important aspect of this program as the performers rely on each other throughout the process, building their knowledge and skills together. We understand that sickness may occur, but it is understood that barring unforeseen illness or emergency all performers will attend every required rehearsal. 

* At KPA we firmly believe that every arts experience is vibrant and important. We use our performers to their fullest potential and believe that every member of the Company, and every single role in a story, is vital to a show's success. We do not support role shopping and therefore do not give refunds of any kind for tuition.

Free Audition Workshop

2/24, 4:30-6:30 PM

Register HERE!

 
 
How does a virtual musical work? 

We have received many questions about how it is possible to create amazing theatre on a virtual platform. 

Through professional training sessions and many months of experience working through virtual productions, we have learned to incorporate effective techniques for teaching, rehearsing, and performing online. We will hold a parent meeting at the start of training to help our company families learn first-hand what is involved.

We encourage you to take a look below to see what magic can happen! This unique year has opened up all kinds of new opportunities for performers and we can't wait to share them with you!

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"Hashtag Blessed" from BOTS!

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About

Music and Lyrics by
Kristen Anderson-Lopez 
& Robert Lopez
Book by
Jennifer Lee

We always encourage our students to arrive as prepared as possible for auditions, and we love providing the right tools! Check out the show info below - it's everything you need to build your confidence before you arrive!

Synopsis

Adapted from the popular Disney animated film and Broadway show, Frozen KIDS is the story of sisters Anna & Elsa - the princesses of Arendelle. Unbeknownst to everyone but her family, Elsa has magical powers that can conjure ice and snow. But a tragic childhood accident injures Anna, causing Elsa to hide her powers from the world. The loving sisters are separated by this terrible truth into adulthood, and on the day of Elsa's coronation her emotions cause her to lose control. Elsa's magic sets off an eternal winter in Arendelle, and she flees the kingdom. Will Anna be able to find Elsa and stop the snow before it's too late?
Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and the real meaning of true love. 

Character Descriptions

NOTE - Many roles in this show are gender-flexible.

The "Annas"

Young Anna, Middle Anna, and Anna are all the young Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Filled with a tremendous amount of light, energy, and love, Anna is a hopelessly optimistic extrovert at all ages, but longs for connection with others, especially her sister, Elsa. Strong comedic timing and sweet vocals are desired for this role.

Young Anna - Vocal Range: A3 - B4

Middle Anna - Vocal Range: A3 - B4

Anna - Vocal Range: G3 - D5

The "Elsas"

Young Elsa, Middle Elsa, and Elsa are all the elder Princess of Arendelle at different ages. 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, Elsa becomes anxious and withdrawn before eventually learning to take control of, and become confident in, her powers which she masterfully uses to manipulate the Snow Chorus. A bold, mature presence and very strong vocals are required for this role.

Young Elsa - Vocal Range: B3 - B4

Middle Elsa - Vocal Range: A3 - F#4

Elsa - Vocal Range: G3 - D5

Hans - The ambitious Prince of the Southern Isles and overlooked thirteenth son of a king. He boasts an exceedingly charming facade that fools everyone – including Anna and, ideally, the audience! – into believing he’s Prince Charming, when really, he’s just a jerk. Bold acting choices and a solid singing voice are desired for this role.

Vocal Range: G3 - C5

Kristoff - A hardworking ice harvester with 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 – until he meets Anna, who challenges his loner ways.  Strong acting skills are desired for this role.

Olaf -  A magical snowman created by Anna and Elsa when they were young and is endearingly delighted by everything – especially the idea of summer. Goofy and sweet, Olaf possesses a childlike innocence. Strong comedic timing is required for this role.

Vocal Range: F#3 - D5

Sven - Kristoff's loyal best friend, Sven is a reindeer of few words but a sweet and furry presence. Strong physical acting skills and an ability to speak through movement is required for this role.

Pabbie & Bulda - The open and warm-hearted mystical leaders of the Hidden Folk. Ever-benevolent, these parental figures want what’s best for Kristoff, even if they are a bit misguided in their efforts

King Agnarr - The warm-hearted ruler of Arendelle. He is committed to protecting both his family and his townspeople from his eldest daughter’s powers.

Vocal Range: G#3 - C5

Weselton -  An overbearing visiting duke who possesses a huge inferiority complex. The ability to portray the narrow-minded naysayer with over-the-top gusto is required for this role. (And it's WESS-ul-ton, not WEEZ-ul-town.)

Queen Iduna -  The graceful queen possesses a sense of rightness and kindness that guides her in her protection of her two young girls. Born with her own powers, this queen has the ability to communicate with the Hidden Folk of the mountains and so understands Elsa more deeply. A mature presence is required for this role.

The Bishop - The Bishop officiates the coronation and crowns Elsa. This spiritual supervisor must communicate to the townspeople of Arendelle in a serious and formal manner.
 

Storytellers - Our guides through the world of Frozen KIDS, the Storytellers weave throughout the story as various roles and help the audience to engage with the story.

Addtional Roles - What is a kingdom without all of its citizens? Arendelle will also house Townspeople, Castle Staff, Housekeeper, Butler, Handmaiden, Cook, Steward, Guard, and the Snow and Summer Choruses.

PROGRAM INFO

Age/Grade Levels: Auditions for The Kettleworks Traveling Players are open to all performers ages 8 - 18.

*Please note that performers must remain 18 years old or younger through June 2021.*

Audition Date: March 3, 4, 5. Auditions will be held simultaneously with auditions for our full production of

Disney's Frozen JR. Travel team participants may be asked to attend one extra audition session.

  See further Audition Details HERE

Tuition: $675.00 per performer

                 (Please note - this is INCLUDING the $275 tuition for the full production.)

Included (in addition to the full production - see above):

  A virtual trip to participate in the Junior Theater Festival Texas 2021

  85+ Hours of Training in Acting, Singing & Dancing

  A guaranteed role in our Spring 2021 production of Disney's Frozen KIDS

  Opportunities to perform for, and connect with, our local community

  Professional script 

  KTP team SWAG including T-shirt, bag, water bottle, and hoodie/jacket 

Rehearsals, Performances, and Virtual Travel

Members of the Kettleworks Traveling Players will participate in our Spring 2021 Production of Disney's Frozen KIDS.  During the months of March & April, KTP team members will have team-focused rehearsals to create a 10-minute performance video. This video will be presented and adjudicated by performing arts professionals at the Junior Theater Festival Texas 2021. At JTF Texas our performers will get to participate in exciting and exclusive workshops, performances, talk-backs with industry professionals and more! Former JTF guests include Olivia Rodrigo, Pasek & Paul, Megan Hilty, Alan Menken, and many more big names in the business. We may occasionally have brief additional rehearsals & filming as local performance opportunities arise between the months of March - June 2021. 

Junior Theater Festival Texas (Virtual) Info
  Dates - June 25-27, 2021

  A Special Note:  It is the goal of the Kettleworks Traveling Players/Kettleworks Performing Arts to create a true theatre family with this troupe. We here at KPA strive to nurture mutual respect in every performer who passes through our doors and to instill a strong sense of work ethic while encouraging passion and building community. A big part of this character building is consistency in our rehearsals, activities, and performances.  Attendance is a very important aspect of this program as the performers rely on each other throughout the process, building their knowledge and skills together. We understand that sickness may occur, but it is understood that barring unforeseen circumstance all performers will put in their best effort to attend every required rehearsal, and if a missed rehearsal is unavoidable the performer/perfomer's family will do all they can to independently catch up on any missed materials.

 
 

AUDITION DETAILS

In order to be part of Disney's Frozen KIDS and/or the Kettleworks Traveling Players, it is necessary for every interested performer to attend auditions. All who audition for the full production will be given a role.

Regarding Travel Team, Please note that while it is our intent to accept any performer who is committed to being a part of the Kettleworks Traveling Players, acceptance into the program will also be dependent upon the teamwork and collaboration that is demonstrated in the auditions. Our travel team will require focus and a strong sense of professionalism when we are "on the road" so it is important that each travel team member be able to work well with others, behave respectfully towards new instructors and fresh audience members, as well as maintaining focus onstage.

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND CONTACTING US VIA EMAIL BEFORE REGISTERING FOR TRAVEL TEAM. 

WHAT TO PREPARE:   

* Please prepare 45-60 seconds of a musical theatre style song. (Performers are welcome to choose a song from any musical, including Frozen.)

Each performer will perform his/her song individually and we will also conduct a workshop-style group audition including a group song, improvisation activities, acting sides from Disney's Frozen KIDS, and a dance portion.

* We highly encourage you to take a look at the Audition Materials available to help you prepare for the acting portion.

Can't think of a song? That's OK! Performers are welcome to email us and we will be happy to   

   send you the music and lyrics for an audition cut:

              -Do You Want To Build A Snowman?"

              -Let It Go"
 

TIPS: - Make sure your song is completely memorized.

           - Be sure to use a background / karaoke style track with no voices - we want to hear YOU!

               * We highly recommend using a background track or live accompaniment as opposed to singing a capella*

           - Choose a song that shows off your strengths.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

 

Audition Materials

We want to help young performers to feel confident at auditions! Please check out the materials below to help your performer prepare. We know they will blow us away!

Are you looking to view some acting sides & sheet music?

This is the main Audition Central page on MTI. Scroll down to the bottom, select Disney's Frozen KIDS under "Select a Show". You will then see links to music and acting sides** for each character.

Would you like to listen to song snippets from the show?

This is the main show page on MTI. To listen to songs, scroll down to the bottom and choose "Songs" from the right menu. You will then be able to listen to snippets of each song.

**New to auditioning? "Acting Sides" are portions of the scripts that will be used in the auditions to help us decide casting.

 

Full Song List for Frozen KIDS

This exciting 30-minute version includes the following songs:

(Songs are culled from both the film and Broadway versions, and most have been edited for length.)

* Let the Sun Shine On

* A Little Bit of You

* Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

* For the First Time in Forever

* Love Is An Open Door

* Let It Go

* In Summer

* Fixer Upper

* Finale

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