The Kettleworks Traveling Players
Excellence in Ensemble Award
Junior Theater Festival West 2020!
What are the Kettleworks Traveling Players?
15 performers between the age of
7 - 18 who dream of traveling, digging deeper into their art, and sharing their gifts with the community!
All members of the Kettleworks Traveling Players performed in our Fall 2019 production of
Disney's The Lion King JR.
Travel team members also are given an excellent, in-depth performing arts education, have the opportunity to perform for the community, and will travel to the 2021 Junior Theater Festival West
to participate in an adjudicated performance, exclusive workshops, and once-in-a-lifetime performances by industry professionals!
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Kettleworks Traveling Players for 2020-2021?
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WHEN: Sun. March 8, 2020, 2:30 - 4:00 PM
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March 22, 2020
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Are you a performer between the age of
7 - 18 who would love to get up on that stage?
This is your chance! JOIN US for our Spring 2019 production of Disney's Aladdin JR!
This show has been cast.
Thank you to all who auditioned!
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Disney's Aladdin JR?
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In order to be part of Disney's Aladdin JR. it is necessary for every registered performer to attend auditions. This will be a fun way for us to get to know our performers and see their individual talents. If your performer is not interested in a featured role, please feel free to communicate that to us. Performers in Disney's Aladdin JR. will need to sign up for an audition time (coming soon!). Further details will be emailed closer to the audition date.
WHEN: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - CALLBACKS to be held Sunday, March 1, 2020
WHERE: TBD - check back soon!
WHAT TO PREPARE: Please prepare one minute of a song. Musical theatre style is preferred, but it is our desire that our performers have fun and be comfortable with their song choice. We also highly encourage you to take a look at the Audition Materials available to help you prepare for the acting portion.
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, and we highly discourage singing a capella.
- Choose a song that shows off your strengths!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions!
WANT MORE PERSONALIZED HELP?
Sign up for Coaching with KPA Founder, Jennifer Kessler, at a discount! Indicate your desired quantity of Coaching Sessions on your registration form, and be sure to include the Promo Code LAMP25 to receive 40% off the regular Coaching price. Coaching can help your performer choose a song, prepare acting sides, and build confidence! We highly recommend booking two or more sessions to help prepare.
Please note that specific roles will not be promised to anyone, including students of our Coaching program.
Age/Grade Levels: Auditions for Disney's Aladdin JR. are open to all performers ages 7 - 18 (all performers must remain younger than 19 through production dates).
Audition Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - CALLBACKS to be held Sunday, March 1, 2020
Performance Dates: May 7 - 9, 2020
Mandatory Tech Week: Saturday, April 28 - Saturday, May 9, 2020. Please note ALL rehearsals between these dates are MANDATORY for all performers.
Rehearsal Details: Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 PM, Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:30 PM, most Saturdays, 1:00 - 6:00 (times will vary)
** Please note that the amount of rehearsal will vary depending on the individual's age and role. Most performers will not be required to be present at full rehearsals every week.
Tuition: $365 per performer
65+ Hours of Training in Acting, Singing & Dancing
Ample stage time for every performer
Costumes, Props, Set
Full Performance of Disney's Aladdin JR. (see details below)
Performers Must Provide:
Dance tights (1 - 2 pairs)
Jazz shoes (color TBD)
Personal makeup & hair products
A Special Note: The final performance of Disney's Aladdin JR. will be the culmination of many weeks' hard work by the performers and staff. 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.
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!
Based on the 1992 Academy Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show, Disney's Aladdin JR. is about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.
Aladdin and his three friends - Babkak, Omar, and Kassim - are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for performers and audience members alike!
Note: We highly encourage everyone auditioning to research the original animated film as well as the acclaimed Broadway version of Disney's Aladdin. While the recently released live-action version of this story is incredible, there are many differences between that version and Disney's Aladdin JR.
A poor street urchin, Aladdin longs to make his mother proud, but sometimes loses his way. He’s the thief with a heart of gold, at times a playful prankster and others a romantic dreamer. Strong singing & acting skills are required
Vocal Range: G2 - E4
Genie is the fast-talking, fun-loving, scene- stealing wisecracker who lives in the lamp and yearns to be free. Great comic timing, a flashy and fun sense of showmanship, and LOTS of energy are required for this role. Strong dance ability considered a plus. Both male and female performers will be considered for this role.
Vocal Range: G2 - D#4
The Princess of Agrabah, Jasmine longs to experience the world outside the palace walls. Curious and assertive, she knows what she wants and craves the freedom to make her own choices. Like Aladdin, Jasmine is at times the romantic dreamer, and at others a young woman caught between her responsibilities to her people and to herself. Strong acting and singing skills are required for this role.
Vocal Range: G3 - E5
Babkak, Omar & Kassim:
Aladdin’s three loyal and playful pals. Babkak is the Agrabahn foodie who loves to snack, kindhearted Omar has a sensitive soul, and stubborn Kassim yearns to be a leader. This truly tight-knit trio loves to play and find adventure on the streets of Agrabah. Strong singing & acting skills are required, as well as an ability to play off of each other. These roles have no assigned gender, both male and female performers will be considered for all three.
Vocal Range: G2 - E4
The power-hungry and crooked Grand Vizier, Jafar has quite the two-faced personality – loyal advisor to the Sultan and scheming villain. In addition to his evil presence, Jafar has quite a few delicious comedic moments with his lackey, Iago. Strong acting and solid singing skills are required for this role.
Vocal Range: Bb2 - Eb4
Iago is the fawning and funny sidekick to Jafar. Known for his sarcastic wit, Iago works with the evil Iago to hatch a plot for power. Strong comedic timing and bold acting skills are required for this role.
Vocal Range: Bb2 - E4
Isir, Manal, and Rajah:
Jasmine’s devoted attendants, Isir, Manal, and Rajah keep the Princess grounded with their honesty and openness. Isir, whose name means “inspiration,” is optimistic; Manal, “achievement,” is assertively encouraging; and Rajah, “hope,” is the most protective. Strong singing and solid acting skills are required for these roles.
Vocal Range: B3 - Eb5
The warm-hearted ruler who dotes on his daughter, is committed to upholding the ancient laws of Agrabah.
Vocal Range: Ab3 - C4
One of Princess Jasmine’s haughty and arrogant suitors.
The Cave of Wonders
The ominous voice that instructs Aladdin to fetch only the lamp from the treasures within.
The citizens of Agrabah who help to create the bustling marketplace – merchants, shoppers, beggars, guards, etc. Included in this ensemble are the following featured roles:
• The Beggars are a small group with whom Aladdin briefly interacts. Feel free to cast more beggars than the three who have scripted lines.
• The Apple Vendor is a merchant who reviles the beggars and from whom Jasmine unintentionally steals an apple.
• The Fortune Teller unwittingly helps Aladdin escape the guards in “One Jump Ahead.”
• The Shop Owner is a marketplace vendor from whom Aladdin steals bread.
• Razoul, the rough and commanding head of the palace guards, answers to Jafar. Cast a performer who can portray an intimidating leader.
• The Guards follow Razoul’s orders and help Razoul defend the palace during “High Adventure.”
Ensemble / Entourage
In order to bring the spectacular production numbers of Aladdin JR. to life, a strong and enthusiastic ensemble is required. The ensemble will play various roles throughout the story and be a key part of such numbers as "Friend Like Me" and "Prince Ali". Every member of the ensemble will have ample stage time.
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!
Read over portions of the script and sheet music for each character
This is the Audition Central page of the Music Theatre International website. To view materials for our show, scroll down until you see the option to "Select a Show". Click on "Disney's Aladdin JR." and you will find excerpts for every character.
Are you looking to listen to some of the songs?
This is the main show description page. To listen to songs, scroll down until you see the SONGS option on the right-hand menu. Click on SONGS and you will be able to listen!