WE ARE OPENING JULY 5!!!
After a pandemic-induced delay of about almost fifteen months, Theatre 29 will hold auditions for open roles in the drama “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”. This dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the magical land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion; his struggle with the White Witch; and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting never-to-be-forgotten Narnia.
Auditions will be held on Monday, July 5th at 6:00pm on the Theatre 29 Main Stage (73637 Sullivan Road, Twentynine Palms). Artistic Director Char Childs is looking for an active and ethnically diverse group (especially kids!) to join her in this very physical and magical production. This story will be told with a rich mix of drama and movement. Makeup, costumes, and changes in physicality will represent the various creatures of Narnia.
The roles of The White Witch, Mrs. Beaver, Tumnus & Fenris Ulf have been precast. The creative team is looking to cast the roles of Aslan, The four Pevensie children: Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter, Mr. Beaver, The Centaur, The Dwarf, Father Christmas and his elf, The White Stag, 4 Woodland Creatures & 5 Wood Nymphs. Roles for children are available. Rehearsals will be Monday - Friday from 6:00 - 9:00 July 6 – August 19.
A complete breakdown of the characters can be found at the right of this page. Those auditioning should dress ready to move and be prepared to read for any role. If you are unable to attend the auditions on July 5th but would still like to be considered for the show, contact the director. For more information, contact Director Char Childs at (760) 401-5106 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe will run weekends at Theatre 29 from August 20th to September 5th. For tickets, visit theatre29.orgor call the Theatre 29 Box Office at (760) 361-4151.
ROLE CASTING INCLUDE:
Peter: male, adolescent, any ethnicity. Brave (although he doesn’t know it yet) and active, Peter fights the Witch’s chief of police, an evil wolf, and leads his siblings to victory over the Witch.
Susan: female, adolescent, any ethnicity. Smart and responsible (with a good dash of bravery thrown in), Susan helps guide her siblings as they navigate the confusing world of Narnia.
Edmund: male, young adolescent, any ethnicity. Clever (although misguided at first), Edmund is tricked by the White Witch into trying to betray his siblings. Ultimately, he is forgiven and redeems himself. A dynamic role.
Lucy: female, youth, any ethnicity. Intuitive and persistent, Lucy instinctively senses goodness in all those who have goodness in their hearts.
Aslan: male, adult, any ethnicity. Strong and gentle, Aslan inspires great love and reverence. Aslan makes the ultimate sacrifice but rebounds to much joy. Aslan’s roar strikes terror in the hearts of enemies and strengthens the resolve of friends.
Mr. Beaver: male, adult, any ethnicity. Brave and scared in varying mixtures, Mr. Beaver is a supportive guide who helps the children in their adventures.
Dwarf: any gender, any ethnicity. The White Witch’s primary accomplice as she ensnares Edmund and parlays with Aslan. The Dwarf enjoys assisting the White Witch in her deceits.
NOTE: The following characters will be cast from the ensemble, so they will play many characters as well as the featured role listed below.
Father Christmas: male, any ethnicity. Warm and generous
Elf: any ethnicity or gender. Bright and friendly with a wry comic edge.
Unicorn, Centaur, White Stag, Animals: any gender, any ethnicity – roles for kids and adults.