Mulan Jr. – Show Information
Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor! Disney’s Mulan JR. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and the fighting spirit. The show allows for a large ensemble of actors playing soldiers, family members, and brides-to-be. The score includes favorites like “Reflection,” “Honor to Us All” and “I’ll Make a Man Out of You,” as well as new songs that will get your audience up on its feet!
Principal roles are The 5 Ancestors: Laozi, Yun, Lin, Hong, and Zhang. Each of those have about 20 lines. Mulan, with 95, Captain Shang with 50, Mushu the dragon with 54, Chi Fu, a Chinese bureaucrat with 27.
Other roles with lines include Mulan’s parents and grandmother, the Huns: Shan-yu, Magyar and Subar-tu, , Chinese soldiers: Yao, Qian-Po, Ling, and the Emperor. Ensemble roles include dressmakers, hairdressers, groomers, sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, a matchmaker, villagers, soldiers and salesperson.
Online registration will begin on Sunday November 29th, at 8:00pm PST.
Because MULAN will have such a short schedule (6 weeks), we will have two rehearsals Tuesday, December 8 and Thursday, December 10 from 4 to 7 PM to do our read-through and get familiar with the show. Starting again Tuesday, January 12, we will only rehearse Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6:30, plus four Sundays January 17, 24, 31, and February 7 from 12-4. Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal.
For this show, Barb is looking for cast members who can commit to very focused rehearsals, who can learn their roles during the month break between December rehearsals and January 12. It is very short, and therefore will be challenging!
This does NOT mean that all actors will be called every day each week. Any conflicts (standing appointments, trips, etc.) need to be noted in the “conflicts” area of registration. A full rehearsal schedule will be provided that will tell which actors are rehearsing on what day. Tech week rehearsals are mandatory and will be 4-6:30 Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23 and 4-7:00 Wednesday, February 24 and Thursday, February 25.
There will be a Mandatory Parent Meeting on Thursday, December 10 at 6pm at Hoover Theater. Child care will be provided.
Friday, February 26 at 7pm, Saturday, February 27th at 7pm, and Sunday, February 28th at 2pm.
Includes: all dramatic/vocal/dance coaching, show t-shirt, script, music CD, costume use (shoes, tights, underclothes not included) and (NEW in 2015) digital access to show photos following performance.
One Actor: $300
Two Actors from same family: $570 (use promo code Actor2 on first registration page)
Three Actors from same family: $855 (use promo code Actor3 on first registration page)
All auditions are at Hoover Theater. You will be sent a link to sign up for an audition date and time after you have registered and paid. Audition spaces will be filled first come first served. Actors unable to make auditions should arrange for an alternate audition with Tanessa Daw. Auditionees should arrive with approximately 1 minute of a song prepared to sing a cappella and from memory. They should expect to do some cold reading from the script and possibly some other acting exercises. They should come in comfortable clothing that allows for ease of movement.
Auditions will be held Wednesday, December 2 and Thursday, December 3rd at the following times: 4:00-4:30/4:45-5:15/5:30-6:00/6:15-6:45
Needed for Online Registration:
– Actor information (name, birthdate, allergies/medical conditions, t-shirt size)
– Email contact for at least one family member. Please be ready to provide email address for any family member that will want cast updates.
– Rehearsal Availability-which day(s) actor is available/unavailable for rehearsal and specific conflict dates for days where actor is available but has a conflict (examples: available Mondays except 3/23 for overnight trip; will leave at 5pm Wednesdays for ___; cannot rehearse Thursdays). Playful People only needs availability for the rehearsal and show days of the cast that the actor is registering for.
– Tech Week/Show Availability-same as above but for Tech Week and show dates.
– Parent/Guardian information (name, cell phone, email address)
– Emergency Contact other than Parent/Guardian (name/phone/relation to actor)
– Credit card for payment
The following information will be collected after registration: Actor Measurements, Parent Job Choices, Authorization for other adults to pick Actor up from Rehearsal, Insurance Waivers, Actor Bio information
For each participating cast member, 15 hours of adult volunteer work is required (25 hours for two cast members/35 hours for three). If unable to fulfill hours of participation, a buyout option is available at $150/$250/$350. You may pay your buyout at time of registration, otherwise buyout must be paid by February 1. Any late buyout payments will have a 20% late fee added on. Information on Job Choices will be coming soon.
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Q: Why did tuition increase?
A: While we try to keep our tuition competitive with other theater companies, we did have to raise it in 2015. Our tuition cost stayed the same for some time while the company experienced increased staffing costs, we are now including digital access to show pictures for all actors, and the increased overhead costs for online registrations and payment.
Q: I need to work out a payment plan or ask for a full/partial scholarship. How do I do that?
A: Please contact our Business Director Tanessa Daw BEFORE registration to work out details. We don’t want to turn families away for financial reasons and will do our best to make it work!
Q: I am having problems with the registration program. Who do I contact?
A: Contact our Business Director, Tanessa Daw. Sending emails/texts to Barb and/or Katie in addition will only add confusion to our team!
Q: I have/know of a teen who is interested in being an Intern. Who do I contact?
A: Please contact Barb Galiotto.
Q: What is Playful People’s Refund Policy?
A: Playful People Productions refund policy for cast members who withdraw from a production is as follows: from registration to date cast lists are posted, a full refund minus a $50.00 administrative fee is given. From the date cast list(s) are posted to the end of the first week of rehearsals, a refund of 50% of tuition will be given. No refunds will be given after the first week of rehearsals.